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2009/09 – Orlando, Florida 2009 tagged with 'SJC Winner'

The End of Day 2, and Our New SHONEN JUMP Champion!

September 27th, 2009

It’s over, and our newest SHONEN JUMP Champion is Spain’s Rodrigo Togores!

A total of 673 Duelists threw down this weekend, and by the time the field was narrowed to a Top 16, we had six Deck types in contention. Blackwings, Synchro Cat, Destiny Hero Zombies, Twilight, and even a Deck built around “Sky Scourge Norleras” made Day 2, but more than half the field was occupied by classic Lightsworn Decks! With nine Lightsworn builds in the Top 16 it seemed like a victory could be in the cards for Lightsworn. But once again it was not to be.

Rodrigo Togores exploded through his opponents with an ambitious Blackwing Deck, starring Ancient Prophecy’s new card: “Blackwing – Vayu the Emblem of Honor.” While many Duelists tried to take Blackwings in a new direction with “Burial From a Different Dimension,” Togores relied on “Black Whirlwind” instead, which won him Duel after Duel all weekend long.

Congratulations to everyone who came out to compete here in Orlando, and special congrats to Rodrigo Togores, your new SHONEN JUMP Championship winner!