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2013 North American WCQ

NA WCQ Top 8 Standings and Pairings

July 14th, 2013

We are down to the Top 8, here are the Pairings and Standings for the remaining Duelist.

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Top 16 Feature Match: Patrick Hoban Versus Carl Manigat

July 14th, 2013

Carl Manigat traveled here this weekend from New York, while YCS veteran Patrick Hoban hail from Atlanta.  Both of these competitors are playing Dragon Rulers, and both knew the deck enough to make it here, to the Top 16 of the North American WCQ.  That meant this match was going to come down to tech, stamina, and maybe a little bit of luck!

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NA WCQ Top 16 Standings and Pairings

July 14th, 2013

Here are your Top 16 Pairings and over all Standings at the North American World Championship Qualifier. Read more…

Dragon Duel Top 32 Feature Match: Giovanna Calderon Versus Cole Agan

July 14th, 2013

12-year-old Giovanna Calderon from Texas is Dueling against 13-year-old Cole Agan from New Jersey in our Top 32 Feature Match! Calderon is using a Prophecy Deck, while Agan is using Dragon Rulers. Both of these Decks have been popular choices all weekend, and the Prophecy vs. Dragon Ruler matchup has become a defining matchup of the format. It’s time to Duel!

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Top 32 Feature Match: Alexander Thomas Versus Norberto Leon

July 14th, 2013

Norberto Leon made his breakout showing last November at YCS Seattle, where he took second place with Mermails and set the competitive tone for months to come.  Since then we’ve seen him put in strong showings at big events like YCS San Diego, and this weekend he’s made the Top 32 again with Prophecy!

But his opponent made his rep in Seattle as well, and he’s the only competitor left in the tournament who’s not playing Dragon Rulers or Prophecy!  Alexander Thomas has taken two top 8 finishes at Seattle Regional Qualifiers in the past year, both times with his sweet deck of choice.  Now he’s looking to raise the bar, vying to become US Champion with – wait for it – Madolches!  Would Thomas make it to the Top 16, or would Leon shut him out of the tournament and claim that spot for himself?  Let’s find out!

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NA WCQ Top 32 Standings

July 14th, 2013

Check out who made it to the Top 32 at the North American World Championship Qualifier.

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ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! Who Won The Blue-Eyes?!

July 14th, 2013

Meet the winner of yesterday’s ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! tournament, Yahir Amat!  After claiming victory in the biggest Public Event of the Saturday lineup, Amat stopped by today to choose his prize – a giant-sized Ultra Rare version of the legendary Blue-Eyes White Dragon!

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Dragon Duel WCQ Top 4 Feature Match: Oliver Tomajko Versus DeAndre Mason

July 14th, 2013

Both of these Duelists are veterans of the Dragon Duel tournament series, and Oliver Tomajko has quite a bit of experience traveling to YCS tournaments as well!  While Tomajko is playing Dragon Rulers, DeAndre Mason is running Evilswarms, a classic matchup for this format.  The winner of this match would advance to the Finals, but since both Finalists win invitations to the Dragon Duel World Championship, the winner here would also clinch their place at Worlds, and score travel and accommodations to Las Vegas, Nevada!

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QQ: Who’s Your Favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Character?

July 14th, 2013

QQ stands for Quick Questions! There are tons of awesome new cards from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal animated series, and a unique character wields each card’s power. I surveyed the Duelists in attendance this weekend to see which character from Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal is their favorite. Check out their responses!

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NA WCQ Top 64 Standings

July 14th, 2013

After 2 days of fierce Dueling, check out who made it to the Top 64 at the North American World Championship Qualifier.

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