Welcome to Day 2 of YCS – Sao Paulo. We’ve welcomed back the Top 16 to duke it out for the title, YCS Champion! Read more…
Brandon Wong has managed to make it all the way to Top 16 with an awesomely innovative Performage Majespecter Deck that has huge combos involving Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer and Wavering Eyes to close out games and take a much more proactive role than the regular Majespecter lists are capable of. His opponent is no slouch though, Jake Phinney topped the NAWCQ this year and competed at the World Championship in Kyoto. He is Dueling with Nekroz, the Deck of choice for many regulars of the Feature Match Area. Can Wong take his innovative strategy even further or can Phinney
Phinney won the roll and chose to go second.
Out of all the Duelists in the tournament, only SoCal Duelist Norberto Leon remains playing Burning Abyss. Now, he has to face Austyn Ruoff, from Wyoming, using Kozmos! Kozmos have been shown to be the dominant Deck here at YCS San Jose, but Leon wouldn’t have gotten this far if he couldn’t handle them. Will Leon advance, or will the new power of the Kozmos lead Ruoff to victory?
We move into the Top 16 here are the Pairings.
Here are your Standings after the Top 32 cut.
Welcome to the Top 16! California’s Malvin Dionisio is Dueling against Chicago’s Matt Kolenda in a Burning Abyss mirror-match that will determine the fate of each of these Duelists in the tournament. One of these Duelists will advance to the Top 8, and the other will be eliminated. It’s time to Duel!
One of the unique strategies that have seen a lot of success this weekend is Performage Challenger. Never having seen any success prior to this event, two Duelists managed to make the Top Cut piloting similar lists. What gave this Deck such a big boost? Well as a Rank 4 Xyz-centric strategy, Instant Fusion and Elder Entity Norden both do a lot of work and tie the Performage and Heroic Challenger themes together. Jake Mattern is one of those two Duelists and because the other has lost in Top 32, now the only one remaining in the tournament.
Ryan Levine has gone with a much more mainstream choice, using Nekroz packing his own copies of Instant Fusion and Elder Entity Norden to help him produce game winning damage and flexible answers. Ryan Levine is coming off of a Top 16 finish at this past YCS Toronto, and now he is trying to outdo his past performance.
Will Mattern be successful with his Performage Challenger Deck? Or will Ryan Levine snuff out the strategy from the tournament? One Duelists will make it into Top 8, the other will be packing their bags, albeit with some awesome prizes.
Levine won the roll and chose for Mattern to go first.
Check out who’s playing in the Top 16!
Here are the pairings and their Deck types for the Top 16: