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Top 4 Feature Match: Enzo Maximiliano Fiallos Velasco Versus Denis Nadas

May 28th, 2023

The Semi-Finals at YCS Philadelphia are here, and the stakes have been elevated to new level! Each of these Duelists are competing to get to the Finals of the YCS and vie to become the newest YCS Champion! Enzo Maximiliano Fiallos Velasco has Dueled his way to the Top 4 with Kashtira, and his opponent, Denis Nadas, is playing the same strategy. This Duel will test their experience and knowledge of the Kashtira mirror match, and put them in line for another Kashtira match-up in the Finals.

Denis Nadas
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Top 8 Feature Match: Hunter Lloyd Versus Enzo Maximiliano Fiallos Velasco

May 28th, 2023

YCS Philadelphia’s quickly coming to its conclusion! Hunter Lloyd is playing one of the few Labrynth Decks remaining in the tournament, and he’s once again facing a Kashtira match-up! His opponent is Enzo Maximiliano Fiallos Velasco, who’s piloting Kashtira this weekend. Is Maximiliano’s Deck just another Kashtira match-up for Lloyd to defeat, or is this the Match that brings his tournament run to an end?

Enzo Maximiliano Fiallos Velasco
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Top 32 Feature Match: Denis Nadas Versus Alex Mondlak

May 28th, 2023

The field has narrowed once again here in the Top 32, and Duelists are making every play count: just a single misstep could knock them out of the tournament! 

Denis Nadas is used to the pressure, having topped Remote Duel Invitations and last year’s YCS Minneapolis. He’s here in the Top 32 of YCS Philadelphia with Kashtira, while his opponent, Alex Mondlak, is playing the same Deck. We featured Mondlak earlier in Round 12 when he played against Gold Pride P.U.N.K., so let’s see how he fares in the mirror Match.

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Round 12 Feature Match: Robert Kenny Versus Alex Mondlak

May 28th, 2023

The last round before the Top Cut is the final chance for many Duelists to win their way into the Top Cut here at YCS Philadelphia! With the last Rounds approaching, ever player is feeling the pressure, especially those who need 1 more win earn a place in the Top 64. 

Among those Duelists is Bobby Kenny, who we featured earlier in Round 7. Kenny’s playing a 60-card Gold Pride P.U.N.K. Deck with plenty of Summoning power, aiming to overwhelm the format’s top Decks. His opponent is Alex Mondlak, who recently topped the 250th YCS and is a Philadelphia local. Mondlak’s playing Kashtira, the most popular Deck at this YCS. Can Kenny pull off another Feature Match win?

Alex Mondlak
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Round 10 Feature Match: Joe Giorlando Versus Dominic Couch

May 28th, 2023

Day 2 has begun! The top tables are full of Duelists trying their hardest to secure a spot in the Top Cut later today. There are a huge number of Kashtira Decks remaining in the competition, with each Duelist adding their own flair to try to surprise their opponents. Joe Giorlando is no exception—a strong competitor and commentator with several copies of Enemy Controller in his Main Deck. 

His opponent, Dominic Couch, has topped every American YCS this season and won the TEAM YCS in Las Vegas earlier this year. He’s playing his own set of Quick-Play Spell Cards in his Kashtira build. Which card will make the biggest difference?

Joe Giorlando
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Round 9 Feature Match: Calvin Tahan Versus Joel Patton

May 27th, 2023

The end of YCS Philadelphia Day 1 is here, and we’re taking you straight to Table 1 where two undefeated Duelists are preparing for their final match of the day! 

Calvin Tahan
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Round 7 Feature Match: Benito Garcia Versus Robert Kenny

May 27th, 2023

The competition at YCS Philadelphia continues to heat up as players look to secure their last wins of Day 1. With just a few rounds remaining in the first day there’s a huge amount of pressure on every Duelist. Benito Garcia is here with Superheavy Samurai – one of the weekend’s most popular strategies, packed with huge Special Summoning potential.

His opponent, Robert Kenny, is bringing an equally explosive Gold Pride P.U.N.K. Deck to surprise the competition! It’s a battle of Special Summons in this Round 7 Feature Match.

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Round 5 Feature Match: Hunter Lloyd Versus Michael State

May 27th, 2023

Hunter Lloyd is ready to continue his winning streak at YCS Philadelphia. Not only did he win his previous 4 matches, he hasn’t even dropped a single Duel yet!

Now he’s taking his Labrynths into a match-up we’re seeing pretty often here at YCS Philadelphia: Kashtira. Michael State is Lloyd’s opponent this Round, bringing the hugely popular Kashtira strategy to an undefeated record so far. We saw Kashtira take the win in an earlier feature today, but this is a new Round with new players, and anything could happen!

Michael State
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Round 3 Feature Match: Paulie Aronson Versus Vincent Liu

May 27th, 2023

The stakes are going up here at YCS Philadelphia! Even in these early Rounds, Duelists are giving it their all to secure the wins they’ll need to make it to Day 2.

Among the top competitors at this event: Paulie Aronson, the recent winner of the 250th YCS in Los Angeles! He’s here in Philadelphia this weekend with Kashtira, hoping to take the theme’s powerful Xyz and Main Deck Monsters all the way to another Championship title! His opponent is Vincent Liu, who’s piloting a Labrynth build stacked with Trap Cards selected specifically to beat the Kashtira match-up. Will those traps be enough to give Liu a fighting chance against one of this weekend’s most popular Decks? Let’s find out!

Paulie Aronson, fresh off his win at the 250th YCS in Los Angeles
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QQ: Fan-Faves From Cyberstorm Access

May 27th, 2023

QQ stands for Quick Questions! YCS Philadelphia is the first YCS in the United States to follow the release of Cyberstorm Access. Featuring new cards for decks like Branded, Superheavy Samurai, and the World Premiere Gold Pride theme, it’s loaded with surprises and support for every kind of Duelist.

There’s a lot going on in the new set, so we asked duelists at YCS Philadelphia: what’s your favorite card from Cyberstorm Access?

Mikanko fan Ramone Morro
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