In a Duel where you’re unfamiliar with your opponent’s cards, especially if they’re recently released cards, things can go a little wrong. And when things go a little wrong and you find out later that you lost because of it, you get mad and post angry diatribes on the internet. And when you get mad and post angry diatribes on the internet, you look like a fool. Don’t look like a fool. And don’t let your opponent get away with any of the following things that players didn’t catch from this past weekend.
You can read coverage of the event on our Event Coverage page starting tomorrow morning. Remember that the event is being held on the west coast, so all you east coast Duelists can sleep in and catch Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal on TV while you wait for it to begin!
You can find the Top 32 Decks from YCS Atlanta here! It was a wild weekend, and in the end Marquis Henderson took home the prize with his T.G. Deck. In addition to T.G., Wind-Up, Dino Rabbit, Dark World, Hyperion, Inzektor, Empty Jar, and Evol strategies made it to the Top 32 as well.
Participating in tournaments is a fun and easy way to meet tons of Duelists and test your skills. When you want to play in a big tournament like a Regional Qualifier or Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event, you’ll be asked to fill out a Deck List before you can start playing. A Deck List is a list that you fill out with all the cards that you will be playing with, separated into Monster, Spell and Trap Cards, as well as what cards are you in your Side Deck and Extra Deck.
When you fill out a Deck List, you need to accurately write down all of the cards that you’re playing with in your Main Deck, Side Deck, and Extra Deck. Failing to do this correctly and accurately result in the most common penalty that knocks Duelists out of contention in a tournament: a Game Loss for a Deck Error. That means that as soon as the error is discovered, you lose a Duel. You’ll hand your opponent a free win and have to win 2 Duels with no margin for error if you want to win the Match. At some events, more than 10% of Duelists are eliminated from competition due to these 100% avoidable penalties.
Any error that results in your Deck List not being the same as the cards you’re actually playing with will result in at least a Game Loss penalty, so click “read more” for our comprehensive guide on how to get your Deck List correct and turned in so that this doesn’t happen to you!
One of the greatest things about the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is that with hundreds of thousands of players world-wide, it’s easy to find someone to Duel. If you’re new to the game, you might not realize how many resources are at your fingertips: there’s all kinds of Dueling action on offer, from casual events for younger Duelists to Championship-level competition.