Local Seattle VIP Duelist Yueqi Zhu finished the Swiss Rounds with a 9-1 record this weekend, earning a first place finish at the end of Swiss. His opponent, Zhe Sun from Missouri, finished off with a 7-2-1 record, just making it into the Top 32 with a thirty-second place finish at the end of the Swiss Rounds. Now, they’re Dueling against one another in a Nekroz mirror-Match that will eliminate one of these 2 Duelists from the tournament once and for all. It’s time to Duel!
Take a look at the Top 32 Duelists at the end of the Swiss Rounds! From a field of 533 Duelists, the Top 32 Cut consists of 22 Nekroz, 6 Qliphort, and 4 Burning Abyss.
A huge amount of Nekroz made it into the Top 32, and Omar Daoudi is one of them. He ended the Swiss portion at 8-2, a respectable record in a Field of intense Nekroz mirror matches. He is a Southern California native, with YCS Anaheim being his first YCS and his first time making it to Top Cut, so he’s excited to have had repeated success in this tournament. Destin Kaspi is one of the six Qliphort Duelists who made it into Top Cut of this tournament, a Seattle local who is trying to win big here this weekend. Only one can advance to the Battle Pack 3: Monster League Draft portion, which will make it?
Daoudi won the roll and chose to go second.
Here are the Pairings for Top 32 at YCS Tacoma.
Sohrab Pasikhani is the only Duelist to go undefeated throughout the 10 Swiss Rounds of the tournament. What’s most impressive, however, is the fact that he won all 10 rounds – including yesterday’s Round 7 Feature Match – with a Volcanic Deck. Few Duelists were expecting Volcanic Decks to be a powerful force in this weekend’s tournament, and Pasikhani proved all of those people doubting his Deck’s power wrong. Now, he has made it to the elimination rounds, and will be Dueling against Brian Guerrero and his Burning Abyss Deck in the Top 32. Will Pasikhani’s win streak continue? It’s time to Duel!
This Top 32 Match pits two friends against eachother: Jonathon Nagel is a YCS veteran still looking for a win, playing a creative Burning Abyss Deck with tech like Edge Imp Sabres, Mathematician, Mask Change II, Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force, and even Mischief of the Gnomes in his Side Deck. Nagel is known for some pretty creative stuff, so this isn’t out of the ordinary by any means. His opponent, Jordan Gilbert, also has some cool tech such as Main Deck copies of Typhoon. For these two friends, it’s the ultimate test to see who the better Duelist is!
Nagel won the roll and chose to go first.
Take a look at the Top 32 Duelists at the end of the Swiss Rounds!
Here are the Standings after the Top 32.
We have made it through Swiss here in Day 2 and have made the Top Cut, here are the Pairings for Top 32.