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North America WCQ: Public Event Playoffs (Points)

July 2nd, 2018

Congratulations to our winner of the Public Event Points Playoff!

Paul Silverman from Connecticut won a Super Rare Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker with his True Draco Deck!

North America WCQ 2018: Dragon Duel Top 4!

July 1st, 2018

Congratulations to our Top 4 Dragon Duelists!

(from left to right):

*1st: Charley Ray Futch III

*2nd: William Russell Candia

3rd: DaVinci Antonio Sukienik

4th: Levi Oscar Baloch

*Qualified for the 2018 Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Dragon Duel World Championship

North America WCQ Top 16 Feature Match: Walter Jule vs. Russell Kenneth Novak-Burdick

July 1st, 2018

And we’re now at Top 16!  Walter Jule finished Swiss in 27th place as the only one of two Duelists to take Pendulum Magician into Top 64.  His opponent is Russell Kenneth Novak-Burdick who finished Swiss in 54th with a Trickstar Sky Striker Deck.  Pendulum Magicians have had to adapt since losing Astrograph Sorcerer in the latest Forbidden and Limited List, but it’s still clearly a Deck to be considered!  Only one of these Duelists will move on to the Top 8. Who will move on? It’s time to Duel!

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North America WCQ Top 64 Feature Match: Ryan Thomas Gaskins vs. Russel Kenneth Novak-Burdick

July 1st, 2018

Welcome to the playoffs! We’re in the Top 64 and we’re playing Single Elimination until we have a Champion of the North American WCQ! A loss here will knock a Duelist out of contention, so it’s high stakes for the next 6 Rounds! Ryan Gaskins from Sioux City, Iowa placed 11th after Swiss with a record of 9-1-1 with a Dinosaur Deck while his opponent, Russel Novak-Burdick from Sacramento, California placed 54th after Swiss with a record of 8-2-1 with Sky Striker Trickstars. Which of these Duelists will advance to Top 32?  It’s time to Duel!

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North America WCQ Top 64 Duelists and Decks!

July 1st, 2018

Take a look at the Top 64 Duelists and Decks at the 2018 North America WCQ at the end of the Swiss Rounds!

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North America WCQ Round 11 Feature Match: Brian Rayos vs. Gabriel Antonio Vargas

July 1st, 2018

We’re at Round 11, the final round of Swiss. After this match, only the Top 64 players will advance to the Single Elimination playoff with the top 4 players qualifying for this year’s World Championship! Brian Rayos from Los Angeles, California has Sky Striker Trickstars, a variation of the Deck he used to top YCS Dallas, the event in which he earned his WCQ invite. We just saw his opponent, Gabriel Vargas on a livestream Feature Match and he has Gouki Deck. A win will solidify a spot in the Top Cut. It’s time to Duel!

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North America WCQ Tech Update

July 1st, 2018

It’s Day 2 of the North American World Championship Qualifier!  We’ve cut to the top 190 Duelists who had 19 Points at the end of Round 9.  We’re playing 2 more rounds of Swiss before cutting to the Top 64!

We saw a lot of strategies during Day 1 and in any tournament as big as the WCQ, it’s the little differences in individual Decks that will make a difference.  Let’s take a look at what tech Duelists brought to the WCQ this year!

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North America WCQ Round 7 Feature Match: Jason Patrick Zimmerman vs. Hani Yasser Jawhari

July 1st, 2018

Welcome to Round 7! We’re at Table 23 where Jason Zimmerman from Winston-Salem, North Carolina and who qualified at a Charlotte Regional Qualifier has Trickstar Sky Strikers facing off against Hani Jawhari from Louisiana and his Gouki Deck. Jawhari qualified for the WCQ by topping YCS Dallas. Both Decks are well-represented in the North American WCQ but only one of these players will walk away with a win here. It’s time to Duel!

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North America WCQ Round 6 Photo Gallery

July 1st, 2018

We’re passed the halfway point of Day 1 of the North American WCQ, and hundreds of Duelists are still competing in the main event hoping for a chance at topping in Day 2; meanwhile, other Duelists are taking advantage of other fun stuff to do at the event. Take a look!

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North America WCQ Round 5 Feature Match: Rami Ogando vs. Noah Reid Greene

June 30th, 2018

We’re in Round 5 and we have an Altergeist Duelist who’s undefeated! Rami Ogando from Rhode Island got his invite from a Regional Qualifier from the Catskills, NY and he’s facing off against the 2015 North American WCQ Champion Noah Greene from Atlanta, Georgia who got his invite this year from topping YCS Atlanta. Just like in 2015, Greene has a Burning Abyss Deck for the WCQ, with this one concentrating on almost all monsters with the only Spells in the Deck are Sekka’s Light, a powerful Spell that lets you draw 2 cards but prevents you from activating any other Spell and Trap cards with different names after it resolves. They’re both undefeated but only one of them will keep that streak intact. It’s time to Duel!

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