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Top Tables Update: Round 10

April 21st, 2024

Here’s the Deck breakdown for the top 20 tables in Round 10 of YCS Raleigh!

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Round 8 Feature Match: Connor Owens vs. Jonathon Nagel

April 20th, 2024

Conner Owens from Brandon, Mississippi and Jonathon Nagel from Denver, Colorado are both currently 4-2-1 at YCS Raleigh, so they’ll need a victory in this round in order to maintain hope for a Day 2 finish. Both Duelists are using Fire King Snake-Eye Decks, which many competitors perceive to be the strongest Deck under the new Advanced Format Forbidden & Limited List. Now, they’re Dueling against one another in mirror-Match that will determine which Duelist will be able to fight on for a spot in Day 2. It’s time to Duel!

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Top Tables Update: Round 8

April 20th, 2024

Here’s the Deck breakdown for the top 20 tables in Round 8 of YCS Raleigh!

Top Tables Update: Round 8
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Top Tables Update: Round 7

April 20th, 2024

Here’s the Deck breakdown for the top 20 tables in Round 7 of YCS Raleigh!

Top Tables Update: Round 7

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Round 6 Feature Match: Ryan Carrigan vs. Thomas Veeramani

April 20th, 2024

Ryan Carrigan from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Thoms Veeramani from Malden, Massachusetts are both currently 4-0-1 here at YCS Raleigh! Carrigan is using a Labrynth Deck, while Veeramani is using a Voiceless Voice Deck. Now they’re facing off in this Round 6 Feature Match! It’s time to Duel!

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Top Tables Update: Round 6

April 20th, 2024

Here’s the Deck breakdown for the top 20 tables in Round 6 of YCS Raleigh!

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Saturday’s Dragon Duel Top 4!

April 20th, 2024

Eleven young Duelists competed in today’s Dragon Duel tournament at YCS Raleigh. Here are the Top 4!

First place: James Rowell
Second place: Anthony Dunne
Third place: Ethan Hill
Fourth place: Nathan Kavanaugh

Congratulations to today’s Top 4 Dragon Duelists!

Round 3 Feature Match: Hani Jawhari vs. Man Kit Anh Do Cheng

April 20th, 2024

Hani Jawhari from New Orleans, Louisiana is Dueling against Man Kit Anh Do Cheng from Long Island, New York in this Round 3 Feature Match! Hani Jawhari has won 3 Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series events, including two Team YCS events that he and his teammates recently won in Las Vegas and Peru. Now he’s here at YCS Raleigh as a VIP Duelist! He started the tournament with an automatic win in the first two Swiss Rounds due to his VIP status, so he’s now sitting down for his first Match of the weekend with his Snake-Eye Deck.

Jawhari’s Deck is similar to popular Snake-Eye Decks of the previous Advanced Format, but he has replaced the now-Forbidden Baronne de Fleur and Borreload Savage Dragon in his Extra Deck with new Synchro Monsters like PSY-Framelord Omega and Bystial Dis Pater, and is using Herald of the Arc Light to make it even more difficult for his opponents to play through his field.

Cheng, on the other hand, defeated two opponents with his Yubel Deck in order to earn his seat across from Hani Jawhari in this Swiss Round. Cheng’s Deck will get a big boost with the release of new Yubel support in Legacy of Destruction, but for now, he’s Dueling with what he has while he eagerly awaits the official release of those new cards. It’s time to Duel!

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Round 1 Feature Match: Chad Knowles vs. Ryan Strickler

April 20th, 2024

The recent Forbidden & Limited List update knocked a couple of popular cards out of competitive Dueling, while also loosening limitations on other cards. Chad Knowles from Tallapoosa, Georgia and Ryan Strickler from Harrisonburg, Virginia took advantage of some of the lifted limitations with their Deck choices this weekend. Chad Knowles is Dueling with a HERO Deck, now packed with a full 3 copies of the previously Semi-Limited Destiny HERO – Malicious. Ryan Strickler is piloting a Sky Striker Deck that uses 3 copies of the previously Semi-Limited Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage!. Many Duelists believe that the lifted limitations on previously Forbidden, Limited, or Semi-Limited cards will have a big impact on the viability of some Decks, and Chad and Ryan are here this weekend to prove it! Now, they’re Dueling against one another in a Match that will determine which Duelist will start the tournament off with a victory. It’s time to Duel!

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YCS Raleigh First-Timers!

April 20th, 2024

There are lots of experienced YCS competitors here in Raleigh, North Carolina this weekend, but not all of the Duelists in attendance have competed in YCS events before. Check out some of this weekend’s Duelists competing in their first-ever YCS!

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