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November 4th, 2023

Here they are in all of their glory, the ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! winners here in Day 1 of YCS Richmond!

From left to right: Michael Dorn (2nd Place); Brandon Lav (1st Place); and Lucas Sacco (3rd Place)

3rd Place finisher Lucas Sacco chose an oversized Duatemef, Blessing of Horus, while Runner-up Michael Dorn won himself an oversized Diabellstar the Black Witch! Finally, Brandon Lav won the entire tournament, taking home a GIANT Diabellstar the Black Witch to celebrate his achievement! Congratulations to our three winning Duelists!

Round 8 Feature Match: Mingrui Cai vs. Jim Mayorga

November 4th, 2023

We’re in the second to last Round of the day, and for this Feature Match we’ve got a really cool surprise! Jim Mayorga is 6-1 using Bystial Crimson King. That’s right, Jack Atlas’s strategy itself, straight from Structure Deck: The Crimson King, combined with Bystial monsters!

His opponent is Mingrui Cai, also 6-1 playing Tearlaments, boosted with the powerful Horus cards from Age of Overlord. Both strategies have been flying under the radar, but both are seeing incredible success today, so this one should be interesting. It’s time to Duel!

Jim Mayorga
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Round 6 Feature Match Nathaniel Jadotte Versus Shawn Debrew

November 4th, 2023

Nathaniel Jadotte from New York is currently 4-1 with an unexpected Deck today: Salamangreat! This strategy got some new support in Legendary Duelists: Soulburning Volcano, and it’s started to see more play. His opponent, Shawn Debrew from Washington D.C. is playing Mannadium, powered up with new cards from Age of Overlord, as well as some personal tech picks. It’ll be a fun Duel, but only one competitor can come out of this match with a 5-1 record.

Debrew was up first. It’s time to Duel!

Shawn Debrew
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Saturday Dragon Duel Top 4

November 4th, 2023

Here they are, the Top 4 Duelists from today’s Dragon Duel tournament!

From left to right: Nathan Kavanaugh (2nd Place), Anthony Dunne (1st Place), Michael Melton (3rd place) and Roman Outlaw (4th Place)

Anthony will be facing off with the winner of tomorrow’s Dragon Duel in a Match to crown the YCS Richmond Dragon Duel Champion. Congratulations to today’s Top 4 Duelists!

Round 4 Feature Match, Cameron Neal Versus Carl Gabriel

November 4th, 2023

Cameron Neal from Texas is facing off against Carl Gabriel from Maryland. Both Duelists have VIP status, so they both started with a 2-round bye. While Neal secured his VIP status by winning the Summer Ultimate Duelist Series tournament in Kansas City in 2018, and Gabriel won his local VIP Qualifier, which gives every Duelist a shot at being a VIP at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series.

Neal is piloting Unchained, while Gabriel’s on Bystial Dragon Link. These competitors are fresh and ready to go, so it’s time to Duel!

Cameron Neal
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Round 2 Feature Match: Arturo Maruri Jr. Versus Aubrey Richardson

November 4th, 2023

Arturo Maruri Jr. hails from Greensboro North Carolina, and this weekend he’s playing Tearlaments, a popular Deck among competitors here in Day 1. Aubrey Richardson, from Baltimore Maryland, is playing Heroes. Both of these Duelists are eager to start the Match!

We’re in Round 2 of 9 Swiss Rounds today, and it’s time to Duel!

Arturo Maruri Jr, ready to Duel!
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QQ: What’s Your Favorite Luxury Rarity From The 25th Anniversary Rarity Collection?

November 4th, 2023

QQ stands for “Quick Questions”, where we ask Duelists in attendance the pressing questions of the weekend! Today, we’re curious about what everyone’s favorite Luxury Rarity from the 25th Anniversary Rarity Collection is their favorite, and why? We’ve gotten some awesome answers, so check it out!

Bryan S.

“I’m a big fan of the new Collector’s Rare. Collector’s Rare is my favorite Rarity next to the OTS Pack Ultimate Rares, and seeing so many awesome cards getting a Collector’s Rare treatment has me eager to collect them all.” –Bryan S. – 32, New York

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YCS Richmond GIANT Cards!

November 4th, 2023

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! is a fan-favorite Public Event, and with good reason. Who doesn’t love seeing GIANT versions of their favorite cards? This weekend there are 3 events awarding these GIANT-sized prizes, as well as oversized cards for the top-ranked finishers.

The retro format Ultimate Time Wizard Tournament is an extremely popular event, and the prize for this weekend’s tournament is none other than the legendary Xyz Monster, Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn!

One of the most popular Lightsworn monsters of all time is now a Giant Card!
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Third Place Playoff Feature Match: Gerardo Varela Versus Enzo Fiallos Velasco

July 9th, 2023

Both Duelists are already going to compete in the World Championship in Tokyo, Japan on August 5th-6th, but their tournament isn’t over. They have one hard fought Duel left, to decide who is going to finish in Third Place at the North America World Championship Qualifier. It’s a Kashtira mirror match, which both Duelists are extremely familiar with. One final Duel to finish this tournament out. Who will win? Gerardo Varela or Enzo Fiallos Velasco? Let’s find out.

It’s time to Duel!

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Sunday’s Speed Duel ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! Winners

July 9th, 2023

Saturday was full of action, and so was today. We have our winners!

First Place (middle): Donald Allen
Second Place (left): Steven De Lara
Third Place (right): Juan Valencia

Donald Allen has won a GIANT Dark Fusion, Steven De Lara has snagged a giant Elemental HERO Shining Flare Wingman, and Juan Valencia has won a giant Dark Fusion. Congratulations!