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Ultimate Duelist Series tagged with 'Feature Match'

Round 6 Feature Match: Joseph Chou vs. Juan Andrade

February 17th, 2024

Joseph Chou is from Salt Lake City, Utah and won the UDS Invitational in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2017. In this Final Swiss Round of the Undisputed UDS Championship, he’s Dueling against Juan Andrade from Ecuador, who won the 2016 UDS Invitational in his home country. Both of these Duelists have at least 3 wins so far in the tournament and they are both in contention for making the Top Cut and becoming the undisputed ultimate Duelist. They’ll be giving this Match their all! It’s time to Duel!

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Round 5 Feature Match: Ryan Murakami vs. Aaron Furman

February 17th, 2024

Ryan Murakami from Torrence, California won a UDS Invitational in Los Angeles with his Kozmo Deck several years ago, earning him a chance to compete in this weekend’s prestigious tournament. Now he’s facing off against Aaron Furman from Sherwood Forest, California in this Round 5 Feature Match. Furman won a UDS Invitational in Chicago to earn his spot in this weekend’s Undisputed UDS Championship Tournament. Both Murakami and Furman took their respective UDS Invitational victories in 2016, and never could have imagined that their victories 8 years ago would earn them an invitation to Konami’s headquarters this weekend. Now, they’re Dueling against one another in a Match that will be crucial to win in order to maintain hope for a Top Cut finish. It’s time to Duel!

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Round 3 Feature Match: Cameron Neal vs. Andres Torres

February 17th, 2024

Cameron Neal from Dallas, Texas won the UDS Invitational in Kansas City in 2018. Now, he’s Dueling against Andres Torres, who won the UDS Invitational in Monterrey, Mexico in 2018. They’re both 2-0 in the Undisputed UDS Championship so far, and this Round’s Feature Match will pit Neal’s Fire King Snake-Eye Deck against Torres’s Branded Despia Deck. FIRE strategies are a likely favorite to win this weekend’s event, but Torres’s unexpected strategy and high level of skill may allow a Branded Despia strategy to score an upset this weekend. It’s time to Duel!

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Round 2 Feature Match: Oscar Alexis Vargas Martinez vs. Paulo Roberto Goncalves da Silva

February 17th, 2024

Sixteen Duelists are competing in the Undisputed UDS Championship Tournament, and thirteen of them, including Paulo Roberto Goncalves da Silva from Brazil, are using FIRE-based strategies. Oscar Vargas from Mexico, however, is using a Kashtira strategy that has been drastically altered since Kashtira Arise-Heart joined the Forbidden List. Vargas is using lots of tech cards like Dimension Shifter in his Deck, and he’s hoping those cards will be enough to help him defeat FIRE Decks in the tournament this weekend. Both of these Duelists are currently 1-0 in the tournament, and they’re looking for a second win in this Swiss Round to bring them closer to a Top Cut finish. It’s time to Duel!

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Round 1 Feature Match: Shunping Xu vs. Juan Sebastian Andrade Castro

February 17th, 2024

Shunping Xu from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Juan Sebastian Andrade Castro from Ecuador are both UDS Champions. Now they’re facing off in Round 1 of the Undisputed UDS Championship with their Snake-Eye Decks! Strategies based around FIRE monsters are popular in this weekend’s championship, so proficiency in the mirror-match will be critical to the success of many Duelists in the room this weekend. It’s time to Duel!

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Finals Feature Match: Carl Manigat vs Shunping Xu

February 16th, 2020

Carl Manigat, from Long Island, made it to the finals of last year’s Winter Invitational in Las Vegas, and in an incredible feat, has made it back to the final table!  He doesn’t want to miss out on the belt twice, but his opponent is no pushover. Shunping Xu from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania won YCS Pasadena in 2018 and started this tournament 10-0, taking only two losses via immediate concessions in Rounds 11 and 12 once his record was strong enough to ensure a playoff appearance. Both players are immensely talented but only one can walk away with the championship title belt. Who will be the Ultimate Duelist?  For the final time this weekend… it’s time to Duel!

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Top 4 Feature Match: Carl Manigat vs. Ruben Penaranda

February 16th, 2020

New York’s Carl Manigat and Florida’s Ruben Penaranda are facing off in the Top 4 of the UDS Invitational – Winter 2020 here in Tulsa, Oklahoma! Manigat is using a Shaddoll Deck featuring the new cards that were released on Friday in Structure Deck: Shaddoll Showdown, whereas Penaranda is using a SPYRAL Deck that features Scrap monsters. One of these Duelists will advance to the Finals. The other will be eliminated. It’s time to Duel!

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Top 8 Feature Match: Mitchell Martin vs. Shunping Xu

February 16th, 2020

Welcome to Top 8!  It’s single elimination from here on out, and this Top 8 is as strong as any Top 8 as I’ve ever seen.  The third seed Shunping Xu has a strategy that we’re pretty sure no one else has brought to the tournament: Rokkets.  He started the tournament with 10 straight wins, an impressive feat that secured his appearance in the Top 8 before the Swiss rounds even ended.  His opponent is Mitchell Martin who has Lunalight / Zoodiac / Fire Fists and who we’ve featured previously this weekend.  Only one of these players will make it to Top 4.  It’s time to Duel!

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Round 12 Feature Match: Ruben Penaranda vs. Andrew Abdeen

February 16th, 2020

Ruben Penaranda from Miami, Florida is currently 8-2-1 and Andrew Abdeen from Sacramento, California is currently 8-3 in the UDS Invitational – Winter 2020. Now, they’re Dueling against one another for a final shot at making the Top 8 cut! Penaranda is using SPYRALs, and Abdeen is using Salamangreats. There’s no guarantee that a victory for one of these Duelists will place him into the Top 8, but it’s certain that a loss will eliminate the other Duelist. The dream of becoming an Ultimate Duelist can only remain alive for one of these two Duelists at the end of this Round. It’s time to Duel!

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Round 11: Mitchell Ryan Martin vs. Kenneth Wayne McRae

February 16th, 2020

Welcome to Round 11! The two decks at Table 4 are unique, but one is more so than the other. Mitchell Martin has Lunalights but also includes an amount of Brotherhood of the Fire Fist cards alongside a compact Zoodiac engine which can turn a spent Fire Formation – Tenki into a Zoodiac Thoroughblade that can extend plays. His opponent, Ken McRae, however, has a Deck that is very much the opposite of a combo Deck: Mystic Mine burn. The objective of this Deck is to protect Mystic Mine and then slowly burn the opponent with the effect of Cauldron of the Old Man. It’s taken McRae this far, let’s see what happens in the penultimate round of Swiss! It’s time to Duel!

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