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2012 Central American WCQ

Looking Ahead to 2013 Dragon Duel WCQ

June 17th, 2012

These young hopefuls are thinking ahead to this time next year, to the 2013 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. 

Right to left, is Omar Garrido Enriquez, Marco Ruiz, Pedro Antonio Gomez Cortes and the first Dragon Duel winner of the 2013 season, Joha Perez Quezada! 

First Dragon Duelers for the 2013 Season

First Dragon Duelers for the 2013 Season

Top 4 Dragon Duelers!

June 16th, 2012

They do like to Duel really fast in Latin America.  While we move on to Round 4 of the Main WCQ, we’ve already determined the Top Cut for tomorrow’s Finalists of the Dragon Duel WCQ!

Top Cut Dragon Duelers

Top Cut Dragon Duelers

From the left is 12-year-old Brandon Medrano Palumbo, who has been playing for 2 years.  He came armed with a Macro Rabbit Deck.  His Official Tournament Store is Monster Sprim from Mexico D.F., who is helping us out with the Public Events this weekend.  To his right is Johan Perez Quezada, the 11-year-old with his Inzektor Deck, who traveled 3 hours from Leon Guanajuato today – he’s only been playing for a year.  Second from the right is 11-year-old Marco Ruiz Campos, who came with over 20 other players from home store Avalon Arena in Costa Rica. He was also playing an Inzektor Deck.  He’s been playing for 2 years now.  12-year-old Kevin Vargas Olivares was running a Dino Rabbit Deck.  His home store is also Monster Sprim, and he’s been playing for the last 5 years.

Samurai Warlords Preview

June 16th, 2012

In anticipation of the release of the Samurai Warlords Structure Deck on June 26th, one of the GIANT CARDS up for grabs this weekend is Shadow of the Six Samurai – Shien (or Sombra De Los Seis Samuráis – Shien in Spanish)!

Sombra De Los Seis Samuráis - Shien

Sombra De Los Seis Samuráis - Shien

The other is the player favorite, Cardcar D (Autocard D).

Autocard D

Autocard D

Dragon Duelers!

June 16th, 2012

Which of our Dragon Duel National Champions made it to the WCQ?  This year, with a free trip to Japan at stake, the Duels are more intense…but what with a parent or guardian having to tag along, only the Mexican Dragon Duel Champion could make it this time.  But there is a Duelist from Costa Rica, with the rest of the Duelists being from Mexico.

Central American Dragon Duelers

Central American Dragon Duelers

They have their own Participation Game Mat (http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/2012/WCQ-2012-LAT-AM_MEX-FAQs.html) and their Championship Trophies –  and look, the logo spins!

Dragon Duel Champion Trophy

Dragon Duel Champion Trophy

Swiss Rounds Are Under Way!

June 16th, 2012

With a total of 506 Duelists, we will be holding a total of 9 rounds today, with a Top Cut tomorrow to the top 32 Duelists. 

Player meeting

The following National Champions as well as YCS winners are here to see if they can continue their winning streak to be crowned the Central American Champion this weekend:

Country Name
Costa Rica Luis Diego Monge Soto
El Salvador  Oscar Gerardo Oliva Martinez
Guatemala  Alejandro Rafael Cañas Batres
Honduras  Alejandro Andrez Urtecho Aguiluz
Jamaica  Gary Hou Sham
Mexico  Eli Cerdan Flores
Nicaragua Uriel Jonathan Ortiz Cisnero
Panama Galileo Mauricio De Obaldia Soza
YCS Guadalajara Oscar Armeria Zavala
YCS from the US Angel Zayren Flores Covarrubias

Good luck to these and all the other Duelists!

Welcome to 3 consecutive weekends of WCQ’s!

June 16th, 2012

This weekend marks the start of three consecutive weekends of World Championship Qualifiers for the Americas!  After an entire year of intense Dueling, we’re now at the final stop before the World Championship, being held in Tokyo, Japan in August.  Who will have the Dueling skill to make it to Tokyo?  And this year, the very first Dragon Duel World Championship will be held, so a total of 2 players from Central America will be representing not just their countries, but also their Continent, for the title World  Champion! 

Welcome to the 2012 World Championship Qualifier

Welcome to the 2012 World Championship Qualifier

This weekend is the Central American World Championship Qualfier, being held at the Reforma Expo in Mexico City, the same venue that the very first YCS in Latin America was held.  Those who pre-registered yesterday received the 2011 World Championship promo pack that was given away at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME World Championship.  All registered Duelists also received the 2012 World Championship Qualifier game mat, and a pack of WCQ sleeves!  Check out the participation game mat at http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/2012/WCQ-2012-LAT-AM_MEX-FAQs.html

Stay tuned over the course of the next 3 weeks to see who will be representing the Americas at the World Championship.