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YCS Pasadena: Public Events Random Winner

November 18th, 2018

Congratulations to Leonard Anaya from Albuquerque, New Mexico, winner of the Public Events Random Playoff!

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YCS Pasadena: Public Events Points Playoff Winner

November 18th, 2018

Congratulations to Alexis Santos, winner of the Public Events Points Playoff!

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Finals Feature Match: Shunping Xu vs. Aldo Garcia Ruiz

November 18th, 2018

It all comes down to this! 1411 Duelists entered YCS Pasadena and only 2 remain! Shunping Xu from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is about to Duel against Aldo Garcia Ruiz from Waukegan, Illinois in a Match that will determine the champion of YCS Pasadena. It’s Sky Strikers versus Goukis in this high-stakes final Match! Let’s Duel!

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Top 4 Feature Match: Shunping Xu vs. Adrian Koch

November 18th, 2018

Shunping Xu from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is Dueling against European Duelist Adrian Koch from Germany in our Top 4 Feature Match! Both of these Duelists are using strategies that were very popular in this weekend’s tournament, with Xu piloting a Sky Striker Deck and Koch piloting Goukis. This matchup has become a popular one in the current Advanced Format, due to the immense power of each of the two Decks. But after this Match is finished, only one of these two Duelists will be able to take his Deck to the Finals. It’s time to Duel!

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YCS Pasadena: Top 8 Pairings and Deck Breakdown

November 18th, 2018

The Top 8 of YCS Pasadena is about to begin! Check out which Duelists and Decks are facing off!

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Top 16 Feature Match: Brian Ramirez vs. Blair Hunter

November 18th, 2018

Welcome to the Top 16 of YCS Pasadena! In this round, we have Brian Ramirez from Moreno Valley, California Dueling against Blair Hunter from Warner Robins, Georgia at the Feature Match table! Ramirez is the last Cyber Dragon Duelist left in the tournament. He had an impressive showing in the Swiss Rounds. He finished the Swiss Rounds with a 9-2 record, and even won a Feature Match in Round 5 yesterday. Now, he’s up against Blair Hunter and his Thunder Dragons! Thunder Dragon Decks often rely on sticking Thunder Dragon Colossus or Thunder Dragon Titan on the field, and Ramirez’s Cyber Dragon cards can easily take care of monsters Summoned from the Extra Deck thanks to Chimeratech Megafleet Dragon. Will that make this a tough Match for Hunter? We’re about to find out. It’s time to Duel!

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Top 32 Feature Match: Jake Quinsee vs. Kai Koester

November 18th, 2018

1411 Duelists entered YCS Pasadena, and only 32 remain! The Feature Match this round is between Jake Quinsee from Huddersfield, England and Kai Koester from Hanover, Germany! Quinsee is a recognized and accomplished Duelist in Europe, having won a National Championship in 2011 and making repeatedly strong showings at European Championships, YCS events, and National Championship events. Koester isn’t quite as accomplished, but did make it into the Top 16 of YCS Rimini about a year ago, and is now looking to make it even further. Two of our European competitors are battling it out, and after a long flight to California for both of them and 11 consecutive Swiss Rounds of Dueling, one of them is about to be eliminated. It’s time to Duel!

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YCS Pasadena Top Tables Update: Round 11

November 18th, 2018

Check out which Duelists and Decks are at the top 10 tables in the final Swiss Round of YCS Pasadena!

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YCS Pasadena: Round 11 Photo Gallery

November 18th, 2018

Check out the action here in the final Swiss Round of YCS Pasadena!

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Round 10 Feature Match: Luis Solis vs. Darren Stephenson

November 18th, 2018

Luis Solis from Milwaukee, Wisconsin is currently 8-1 in YCS Pasadena with his Trickstar Deck that features a bunch of Sky Striker cards. He’s one of the few Trickstar Duelists remaining in the tournament, but needs just a couple more victories to secure his spot in the Top 32. Now he’s facing off against Darren Stephenson from England! Stephenson traveled to the United States specifically to compete in this tournament, and is looking for a YCS victory with his DARK Gouki Deck! Stephenson suffered his first loss of the tournament in yesterday’s Round 9 Feature Match, but now is his chance to redeem himself! It’s time to Duel!

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