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2018/02 – UDS 2018 Winter Invitational – Sacramento tagged with 'Feature Match'

Round 8 Feature Match: Max Reynolds vs. Guilherme Cardoso

February 25th, 2018

It’s the final Swiss Round for Day 1 of the UDS Winter Invitational! We’ve got Max Reynolds here, piloting Invoked Mekk-Knights: the same Deck as his friend and previous UDS Invitational winner Jeff Jones. Jeff wasn’t able to win his Round 2 Feature Match, so we’ll see if Max can avenge him! He’s up against Guilherme Cardoso, who made the trip all the way from Brazil! He’s using a Pendulum Magician Deck, which has proven to be by far the most popular strategy today.

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Round 8 Feature Match: Aaron Arturo Aguirre Osuna vs. Esteban Vences Brito

February 25th, 2018

We’re in the last round for today, and only the top 32 will make it to Day 2. Aaron Arturo Aguirre Osuna is from Tijuana, Mexico and has a 6-1 record with a Zefra Deck! His opponent is Esteban Vences Brito from Santa Ana, California. Which of these players will keep the momentum up?  Let’s find out! It’s time to Duel!

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Round 7 Feature Match: Anderson Tsang vs. Bruce Zhang

February 25th, 2018

We’re in Round 7, and we saw YCS Denver Champion Anderson Tsang with a True Draco Deck still in contention, so we decided to pick him for a Feature Match. It also happens that he’s playing against Bruce Zhang, who we’ve already featured earlier today. Them’s the breaks! With both players at 4-2, they’re getting dangerously close to the bubble. An X-3 record will have a harder time making the Top 32 cut to Day 2. Whose Day 2 hopes will stay alive for one more round? Let’s find out! It’s time to Duel!

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Round 6 Feature Match: Carlo Marzan vs. Peter Duong

February 25th, 2018

This Round 6 Feature Match showcases two California judges! Carlo Marzan, from Vacaville, is using an ABC Deck. He’s up against Peter Duong, from San Jose, using a Deck he affectionately calls Thunder Buddies – it uses Thunder King Rai-Oh and The Ascended of Thunder, as well as other controlling cards like Inspector Boarder to lock down the opponent. Marzan and Duong both judge events in this area, so they’re already familiar with each other – and they couldn’t be happier that their Feature Match put them together.

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Round 5 Feature Match: Bruce Zhang vs. Andrew Amaro-Olivo

February 25th, 2018

Both of our Round 5 Feature Match competitors are 3-1. Bruce Zhang from San Mateo, California has an ABC Deck and got his UDS Points from Regional Qualifiers, YCS San Diego, and UDS Qualifiers at Just Flip TCG. His opponent, Andrew Amaro-Olivo, is from right here in Sacramento and he’s got Pendulum Magicians with him. Who will keep their record at X-1?  Let’s find out! It’s time to Duel!

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Round 4 Feature Match: Lorenzo Hernandez vs. Stephen Chan

February 25th, 2018

Lorenzo Hernandez made the trip here from Bakersfield, CA. He’s the only Duelist in the tournament using World Chalice, so we had to give him a Feature Match to see what he could do! His opponent is Stephen Chan, from Seattle, WA, playing a Pendulum Magician Deck. Like many Duelists, Chan is playing a suite of the new Mythical Beast monsters from Extreme Force, which can easily Special Summon Mythical Beast Master Cerberus.

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Round 3 Feature Match: Alexander Juneja vs. Adrian Gomez

February 25th, 2018

Alexander Juneja from Santa Monica, California is no stranger to competitive play. Having taken part of UDS Invitationals in the past, he’s back again with Mekk-Knight Invoked. Alexander won his way to the Invitational by topping 4 Regional Qualifers in a row along with YCS Toronto. His Round 3 opponent is Adrian Gomez from Arbuckle, California. Adrian got his UDS Points from attending Regional Qualifers, and he’s got a 60-card Mermail Deck with him today. It’s time to Duel!

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Round 2 Feature Match: Ed Acepcion vs. Angelo Peralta

February 25th, 2018

We’re starting Round 2, but for a number of players, this will be their first time sitting down at a table since they spent 200 UDS Points to earn a first round BYE. One of those players is Ed Acepcion from Carson, California who earned his UDS Points by winning four UDS Qualifiers at Murillo Digital Systems in Hawthorne, California. Ed has Magical Musketeers with him – a Deck centered around monsters that let you activate Magical Musket Spells and Traps from your hand during either player’s turn into the Spell/Trap Card Zone directly behind them. He’s up against Angelo Peralta running a 60-card Deck including Invoked, Dinosaurs, and Lightsworn. He earned his points from UDS Qualifiers held at CoreTCG in Pasadena, California. Who will improve their record to 2-0?  Let’s find out! It’s time to Duel!

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Round 2 Feature Match: Jeff Jones vs. TJ Cabrales

February 24th, 2018

It’s Round 2 of the 2018 UDS Winter Invitational! Many Duelists got to skip the first round with a BYE since they earned enough UDS Points. Now those Duelists are joining the fray, including our last UDS Invitational winner Jeff Jones! Jeff’s using a Mekk-Knight Invoked Deck today, similar to his build from YCS Atlanta last week. He’s up against TJ Cabrales, who’s using SPYRAL. SPYRAL were thought to be done for after the newest Forbidden & Limited List, but they ended up making it to the Top 4 of YCS Atlanta; clearly, they’re still a force to be reckoned with.

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Round 1 Feature Match: Ahdam Brown vs. Manuel Alex Lopez Marquez

February 24th, 2018

Welcome to Round 1 of the 2018 UDS Winter Invitational! We’re kicking things off with two Duelists from California! Ahdam Brown is from nearby Oakland, and is playing a Deskbot Deck! Deskbots are capable of some awesome combos, but we haven’t seen too many of them in competitive play so many Duelists don’t even know how they work. His opponent, Manuel Alex Lopez Marquez, made the trip up here from Orange County, and he’s using a Pendulum Magician Deck. Pendulums won YCS Atlanta last week, and Lopez is one of many Duelists relying on them for this tournament.

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