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Round 10 Feature Match: Michael Campos vs. Jerry Han

February 16th, 2020

Michael Campos from Arlington, Texas and Jerry Han from San Antonio, Texas are both currently 7-2 in the UDS Invitational – Winter 2020, and now they’re Dueling against one another in this Round 10 Feature Match! Campos is using a Utopic Lunalight Deck that can make big fields with long strings of plays, while Han is using a SPYRAL Deck that aims to achieve the same goal. Both Duelists are after a victory in this round to keep their dreams of becoming the Ultimate Duelist alive. It’s time to Duel!

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Round 9 Feature Match: Dominic Couch vs. Brenden Beckmann

February 16th, 2020

Welcome to Day 2!  We’re playing 4 more rounds of Swiss before cutting to a Top 8 playoff!  There are just 32 players left in the tournament, and every Duelist left in contention is aiming for the top spots!  At Table 10 are two competitors with multiple YCS tops to their name; Brendan Beckmann is piloting Danger! SPYRAL is taking on Dominic Couch who has Scrap SPYRAL.  Most of the field has 6 wins and 2 losses, so the Top 8 still isn’t locked in.  Every match counts as we approach the end of Swiss.  It’s time to Duel!

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Round 8 Feature Match: Sergio Villalobos vs. Donnell Washington

February 15th, 2020

Sergio Villalobos from Torreon, Mexico is Dueling against Dallas, Texas’s Donnell Washington in our Round 8 Feature Match! Both Duelists currently have 5-2 records going into this final Swiss Round of the day, and they’re using completely different strategies. Villalobos is using a Stun Deck that makes it difficult for his opponent to use cards effectively, while Washington is using a Salamangreat Deck that performs lots of Link Summons. It’s time to Duel!

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Round 7 Feature Match: Michael Campos vs. Avery Foster

February 15th, 2020

Earlier in the day, Michael Campos approached the coverage writers and showed us his Lunalight Deck that also used the Onomatopoeia cards.  He mentioned he was X-1 and this piqued my interest.  It’s Round 7 and he’s still X-1, and that’s worth a Feature Match!  He’s taking on Avery Foster and his Invoked Deck.  Avery’s Deck doesn’t use any Mekk-Knight cards you might see in an Invoked Deck, this is as pure of an Invoked Deck as I’ve seen.  It’s time to Duel!

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Round 6 Feature Match: Lex Wingate vs. Hyuk Chang

February 15th, 2020

Lex Wingate from California is Dueling against Boston’s Hyuk Chang in this Round 6 Feature Match that pits two undefeated Duelists against one another. Wingate is using an Infernoid Deck with 3 copies of Lightning Storm in his Main Deck, while Chang is using Altergeists. Will Wingate’s Lightning Storms give him the edge in this Match? We’re about to find out. It’s time to Duel!

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Round 5 Feature Match: Steven Trifunoski vs. Ramiro Garcia

February 15th, 2020

Welcome to Round 5! We’re at Table 35 where Ramiro Garcia – YCS Guadalajara Champion – from Dallas, Texas, has SPYRALs and is taking on Steven Trifunoski, who says he’s from Mt. Olympus but I’m not entirely sure that’s accurate, and his Pendulum Deck. Trifunoski has historically done well with the Pendulum strategy, taking it to a Top 8 finish at a Regional Qualifier in Scarborough, Canada that conformed to the latest Forbidden and Limited List before the list went into effect. This is relevant because that means he was able to make Top 8 using only one copy of Servant of Endymion while people were likely still playing decks like Salamangreat with Salamangreat Miragestallio, Sky Striker with 3 copies of Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage!, and Orcust with 3 copies of Orcust Harp Horror. This is sure to be a high-powered matchup! It’s time to Duel!

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Round 4 Feature Match: Cristian Urena vs. David Flores

February 15th, 2020

Cristian Urena from Reading, Pennsylvania won YCS Peru last year, and David Flores from Houston, Texas won North America’s most recent Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational in Indianapolis last summer. Flores is here to defend the title of “Ultimate Duelist”, while YCS winner Cristian Urena is here to challenge it. It’s SPYRALs against SPYRALs in this Round 4 Feature Match. Let’s Duel!

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Round 3: Aaron Chase Furman vs. Jimmy Eldon Doss Jr.

February 15th, 2020

Welcome to Round 3!  We’re at Table 50 this time around.  Aaron Chase Furman from New Jersey is no stranger to the Feature Match table.  He’s a UDS and YCS Champion, having won the Summer Invitational in 2016 and YCS Pittsburgh in 2017.  He’s taking on Jimmy Doss from Commerce, Oklahoma – who had over 400 points going into this event, gained mostly from judging events starting in 2014 – with Nekroz!  The Deck has some new tricks since we last saw the strategy in competitive play in 2015, and we’re about to see what the Deck can do in 2020!  It’s time to Duel!

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Round 2 Feature Match: Billy Brake vs. Benjamin Deeter

February 15th, 2020

Billy Brake from Dallas, Texas is no stranger to big tournaments. Brake has been Dueling since the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME was first released, and he has countless victories and top cut finishes. He has multiple YCS wins, and even competed in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME World Championship. You might also know him from the commentary he provides on the Live Stream at YCS events. Now this expert Duelist is up against Benjamin Deeter from Ames, Iowa. Deeter took 2nd place in a recent UDS Invitational in Indianapolis, and was just one Match away from taking home the Championship Belt. Now Deeter is back, looking to do just a little bit better than last time so that he can call himself the ultimate Duelist. It’s Billy Brake’s Shaddoll Deck against Benjamin Deeter’s HERO Deck in this Round 2 Feature Match. It’s time to Duel!

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Round 1: Carl Edouard Manigat vs. Stephen Neil Muldoon Marquez

February 15th, 2020

Welcome to Round 1! There’s about 70 players in the tournament right now, but once the players with Round 1 byes enter the fray, we’ll have 243 players in the last Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational in North America! For Round 1’s Feature Match, we’re looking at Table 6 where Carl Manigat from Long Island, New York – who placed 2nd in last year’s UDS Invitational in Las Vegas – has a Shaddoll Invoked Deck powered up with cards from the recently released Structure Deck: Shaddoll Showdown. He’s taking on Stephen Neil Muldoon Marquez from Phoenix, Arizona and his Lunalight Deck. This matchup will come down to whether or not Muldoon Marquez can make his plays before Manigat can bring El Shaddoll Winda to the field. For the first time this weekend, it’s time to Duel!

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