We’ve narrowed down over 1700 competitors to just the Top 32, and there are a ton of big name Duelists that made the top cut. Two of those big names are none other than Barrett Keys and Tyree Tinsley. Both of these Duelists are experienced and are playing Nekroz teched out to win the Mirror Match. Whoever loses here goes home with a respectable Top 32 rank, but winner has the opportunity to take the whole event! This is sure to be a high pressure game with tons of stellar plays. Tinsley won the die roll and chose second.
Here are the Pairings for Top 32!
Ritual Beast Duelist Robert Kenny from Orlando, Florida finished the Swiss Rounds with a 9-2 record this weekend, losing only to 2 Nekroz Decks. Now, he’s paired against reigning World Champion Sehabi Kheireddine from Canada! Kheireddine finished the Swiss Rounds with a 10-1 record using his Nekroz Deck, only suffering a single loss to another Nekroz Deck.
This is Kenny’s first time making it to the Top 32 at a YCS; but to advance any further, he’ll need to defeat the 2014 World Champion. Will Kenny be able to score an upset and pilot his Ritual Beast Deck to the Top 32? Or will Kheireddine’s tournament experience be too much for Kenny to handle? We’re about to find out! It’s time to Duel!
It’s the Top 32! From here on out, it’s single elimination. The winner here will move on to the Top 16, where the Draft portion of the tournament begins. This Duel pits Cameron Neal, of Arlington, Texas, against Louis Kelley, from the Chicago area. Neal is using Nekroz, the most popular Deck of the tournament, while Kelley is showing off the power of Satellarknights.
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.