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2014 North American WCQ tagged with 'Feature Match'

Round 9 Feature Match: Collin Paolacci Versus Christopher Nelson

July 13th, 2014

Collin Paolacci from Ohio and Christopher Nelson from Maryland are no longer in contention for a Day 2 finish. But that’s not going to stop them from playing the final round in Day 1 of the World Championship Qualifier! Both of them have never entered a YCS or a WCQ before, and they want to make their first WCQ experience last for as long as possible. They’re here to play the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, and that’s what they’ll do! Now they’re battling it out to the end in this Round 9 Feature Match! It’s time to Duel!

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QQ: How Awesome Are Pendulum Summons?

July 13th, 2014

QQ stands for Quick Questions! The Super Starter: Space-Time Showdown was just released on July 11th, giving Duelists their first opportunity to get their hands on the new Pendulum Monsters and start Pendulum Summoning! (You can read about Pendulum Summons here!) I surveyed the Duelists in attendance ask them, “How awesome are Pendulum Summons!?!?!?” Check out their responses!

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Round 9 Feature Match: Bo Tang Versus Gabriel Gonzalez

July 13th, 2014

Bo Tang represented Canada in the 2011 World Championship, and has since become one of Canada’s most recognized and accomplished competitors with a total of five YCS Tops.  He came here on a whim at the last minute, not knowing if he’d be able to make the WCQ this year!  His opponent this Round is California’s Gabriel Gonzalez, who traveled here this weekend from Los Angeles to compete with what’s become one of the the hottest decks of the weekend: Infernities.  Bo Tang’s playing Mermails, and both of these competitors are 6-2 and sitting on the bubble.

 

A win here was crucial for their Day 2 dreams.

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Round 8 Feature Match: Brandon Wigley Versus Evan Petre

July 13th, 2014

2nd at Vegas, Wigley is from Atlanta, Petre from San Diego

Our Round 7 Feature Match pits Brandon Wigley of Atlanta, GA, against Evan Petre of San Diego, CA! Wigley most recently saw success with a 2nd place finish at YCS Las Vegas! He and Petre are facing off in a Geargia mirror match!

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Round 8 Feature Match: Thomas Mak Versus Vincent Paglia

July 13th, 2014

Two of the tournament’s greatest competitors were duking it out, right here on Table 4!  Vincent Paglia won his way to Worlds back in 2010, while Thomas Mak represented the United States at the World Championship in 2011.  Both competitors have multiple YCS Top Cut showings under their belts, and Mak won YCS Chicago earlier this year.  Now, both had their sights set on a second shot at the World Championship title.

 

Paglia’s playing Traptrix Hand Artifacts, while Mak is running Geargia.  Let’s see how it goes.

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Round 7: Tahmid Zaman Versus Martin Alcala

July 13th, 2014

Tahmid Zaman is a familiar face at the top tables of YCS competition, so it’s no surprise to find him undefeated so far. He’s putting in work with his Mythic Dragon Ruler Deck today! He’s up against Martin Alcala, who is in his first WCQ! He’s using the newly developed “HAT” Deck – that’s Hand Artifact Traptrix. This Deck makes the best of a multitude of monster themes for a powerful combination!

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Round 6: Feature Match Ryan Pasnik Versus Hong-Huy Tran-Vuong

July 13th, 2014

Ryan Pasnik played Gustos at YCS Philadelphia, and now he’s back in the Feature Match spotlight playing his signature Deck, which he calls “Swagalicious.”  It’s Gustos, and it’s got a good record – there was no way we weren’t featuring it.  If you’re not familiar with the strategy, go get familiar with Daigusto Sphreez before continuing.  That’s gonna become important at some point.  Pasnik’s opponent is Hong-Huy Tran-Vuong, an Infernity Duelist with Main Decked Tin Goldfish.  Infernity’s a really under-the-radar pick in this tournament, and it’s got a great Lightsworn match-up amongst others.

 

But could it handle Swagalicious?

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Round 5 Feature Match: Francisco Shawn Brown-Santos Versus Patrick Owen James  

July 12th, 2014

Philadelphia’s Francisco Shawn Brown-Santos is 4-0 here in Day 1 with a dedicated Cyber Dragon deck, packing Cyber Dragon Core, Cyber Dragon Drei, Power Bond and all the fixin’s.  His opponent is North Carolina’s Patrick Owen James, also undefeated and piloting Sylvans.  Fast becoming a common sight here at the top tables Sylvans are really coming into their own in this event, but Brown-Santos is looking to break the streak for at least one Sylvan player right here, right now.

 

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Round 6: Zachary Toliver Versus Kyle Warfield

July 12th, 2014

We’re here with Zachary Toliver, from Nashville, Tennessee! He’s brought a Bujin Deck with him, and he’s participating in his first WCQ! His opponent is Kyle Warfield, a local Duelist playing a Spirit Deck packing Ice Hand and Fire Hand. Warfield is the last Champion to win the Yu-Gi-Oh! Video Game tournament, back in 2011! This ought to be a great match!

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Round 5 Feature Match: Michael Knowles Versus Manav Dawar

July 12th, 2014

This match features Michael Knowles, from Oley, PA, against Manav Dawar from Seattle, WA. Knowles is packing Madolche for today’s event, which have seen a huge surge in popularity thanks to Madolche Anjelly. Dawar’s using a strategy that’s seen a decline in popularity, rather: Spellbooks. Will the new take out the old, or can Dawar show that Spellbooks still are worth reading?

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