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Top Tables Update: Round 6

August 30th, 2015

Here at YCS Toronto innovation has been everywhere. The new Performage monsters have been splashed into almost every deck imaginable, and a variety of Clash of Rebellions cards have found themselves in tons of different strategies. To understand just how prevalent these cards are it’s a good idea to glance at the Top 10 tables as of Round 6. Here’s what the players with the best records are playing headed into the Sixth Round!

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YCS Toronto Round 5 Feature Match: Ricky Lee Versus Matthew Beckford

August 30th, 2015

Ricky Lee came from Michigan today with his Qliphort Deck and he’s currently undefeated. His build includes the new Wavering Eyes as well as some lockdown tech in the Main Deck like Majesty’s Fiend. His opponent is Matthew Beckford and he’s brought his Ritual Beast Deck today. Will Lee’s traps be enough to stop Beckford’s combos? We’re about to find out. Ricky won the die roll and opted to go second.

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Round 3 Feature Match: Fraizer Smith vs Eric Polk

August 29th, 2015

Fraizer Smith traveled here from Philadelphia and is using his Nekroz Deck featuring a Performage engine to make easy Rank 4’s and give himself easy tributes with Nekroz of Valkyrus. His opponent is Eric Polk using his Kozmo Deck made possible by Clash of Rebellions. This matchup is sure to feature a ton of new cards and it’ll be awesome to see what combos are execute. Smith won the die roll and opted to go second.

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Round 2 Feature Match: Jeff Jones Versus Liam Graham

August 29th, 2015

Both of these competitors have met before at their local card shop, and both of them won their first rounds. Today they’re facing off in Round 2. Jones is using Shaddolls with a Performage engine and Graham is running Satellarknights. Stellarknight Constellar Diamond could prove to be a thorn in Jones’ side so it’ll be interesting to see how this match plays out. Jeff won the die roll and opted to go second.

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Round 1 Feature Match: Jarel Winston Versus Andrew Maenza

August 29th, 2015

Jarel Winston is no stranger to the Feature Match table or competitive events. He’s topped a variety of tournaments over the years – most recently an impressive 7th Place at the recent North American World Championship Qualifier. Here in Toronto he’s brought an insane 60-card Kozmo Deck that packs a ton of tricks up its sleeve like Shaddolls and Artifacts. His opponent Andrew Maenza is from Michigan and he’s piloting the brand new Igknight theme. Winston won the die roll and opted to go first.

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Top 16: Feature Match: Max Reynolds versus Tyree Tinsley

May 24th, 2015

Our Top 16 Match pits Max Reynolds against Tyree Tinsley. Tinsley just came off of last Feature Match with a swift 2-0, and Reynolds has been earning several Top 8’s at Regional Qualifiers over the past couple months with Nekroz. This is another Nekroz Mirror Match with two masters of the Deck, so we’re bound to see some awesome combos that we wouldn’t necessarily see in the average Feature Match. Reynolds won the die roll and opted to go second.

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Top 32 Feature Match: Barrett Keys versus Tyree Tinsley

May 24th, 2015

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.

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Round 10 Feature Match: Eric Hodge Santos versus Brain McBride

May 24th, 2015

Welcome to Day 2 of the 150th YCS! This morning’s first Match features Eric Hodge Santos, a Yang Zing player utilizing some of the new support out of Crossed Souls. His opponent is Brain McBride from Illinois piloting Nekroz with tech choices so amazing that I don’t want to spoil them. Both of these players have two losses in the tournament so far, which means whoever is defeated this Match will most likely not be making the Top 32 cut. Tensions are high, and we’re bound to see a really exciting Match to kick off the rest of the day! McBride won the die roll and opted to go second.

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Round 8 Feature Match: Brandon Wong versus Naveen Shankar

May 24th, 2015

Over the course of today we’ve received tons of feature match request forms. So many, in fact, that we haven’t gotten a chance to feature all of the players we want to. Brandon Wong submitted a request form several rounds back saying that his Nekroz Deck could churn out first turn Moulinglacia the Elemental Lord and then overlay it with Nekroz of Valkyrus to make Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand. I really wanted to see that combo go off in a Feature Match! Let’s hope the promise he made holds up in this Match. Naveen Shankar – a bounty duelist who’s defeated some tough players today – won the die roll and opted to go second.

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Dragon Duelist Finals Feature Match: Dylan McGaha versus Nathanael Patton

May 24th, 2015

The Dragon Duelists have been playing hard all day throughout their own tournament and now they’re down to the finals. This is the fifth round of swiss, and the whole thing has been Battle Pack 3: Monster League Sealed Play. McGaha won the die roll and opted to go first.

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