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2015/01 – Charleston, SC

Round 10 Feature Match: Charlie Finnegan versus Brandon Sprint

February 1st, 2015

Charlie Finnegan from Fayetteville, North Carolina and Brandon Sprint from Richmond, Virginia are both YCS first-timers, and both of them have fared well in this weekend’s tournament. Each of these Duelists currently has a 7-2 record. Brandon Sprint is using a Shaddoll Deck featuring Denko Sekka, while Charlie Finnegan is using a creation of his own – a Tellarknight Artifact Deck that he calls “Scythe Knights.” Finnegan’s core strategy involves using the effect of Artifact Scythe each turn to prevent his opponents from Special Summoning from their Extra Deck, while applying pressure on his opponents by using his Tellarknights. Only one of these Duelists will be able to complete the Swiss Rounds with an 8-2 record and a shot at a Top 32 finish. It’s time to Duel!

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Pairings: Top 32

February 1st, 2015

We have made it through Swiss here in Day 2 and have made the Top Cut, here are the Pairings for Top 32.

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Round 9 Feature Match: Demonte Cole versus Max Lewis

February 1st, 2015

Atlanta, Georgia’s Demonte Cole is currently 6-2 with his Infernity Deck – a Deck that many Duelists have been counting out since Infernity Archfiend became Limited when the January 1st, 2015 Forbidden & Limited List took effect. Cole is here to prove that Infernities can still be a powerful force on the tournament scene. Now, 13-year-old Duelist Max Lewis from Tallahassee, Florida stands in Cole’s way. Lewis has a 6-2 record like Cole, but used a more conventional Tellarknight Deck to obtain that record. Only one of these Duelists will be able to emerge from this round with a shot at a Top 32 finish. It’s time to Duel!

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Standings: Round 10

February 1st, 2015

Here are the Standings on Day 2 after Round 10 here in Charleston, SC.

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Round 10 Feature Match: Aaron Furman versus Melvin Torres Jr.

February 1st, 2015

Aaron Furman has attended just about every recent YCS I can remember, and is really started to gain some momentum as a Duelist. He is using a Satellarknight variant very similar to what we saw Jeff Jones use in yesterday’s Feature Match, teching cards like Enemy Controller, Mind Crush, and Threatening Roar to take advantage of current format trends. His opponent is Melvin Torres Jr., a Floridian native who has chosen Burning Abyss to battle with this weekend; he is also on the Mask Change 2 train, trying to use Masked HERO Dark Law to the best of its ability.

Furman is sitting on 21 points, a 7-2 record, while Torres has 22, an 7-1-1 record, so this match will decide who makes it into Top 32.

Furman won the roll and chose to go first.

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Top Tables Update: Round 10

February 1st, 2015

Check out which Duelists and Decks are at the Top 10 tables in Round 10!

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QQ: What’s Your Favorite First Pick in Battle Pack 3: Monster League Draft?

February 1st, 2015

QQ stands for Quick Questions! The Top 16 Duelists in the tournament this weekend will be drafting Battle Pack 3: Monster League to determine who will become the ultimate winner of YCS Charleston. That’s why draft strategy is a crucial component of success at a YCS tournament. I surveyed the Duelists in attendance this weekend to see which card they value above all others when cracking open their first batch of packs of Battle Pack 3: Monster League in draft. Check out their responses!

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Round 9 Feature Match: Tha Vang versus Jonathon Gomez

February 1st, 2015

Five of our VIP Duelists have made it to Day Two, Oklahoma’s Tha Vang being among them. With a more standard Qliphort variant, he has put up a 6-2 record thus far in the tournament and is hoping to win his next two rounds to make sure he can guarantee his spot in Top 32. However, his path won’t be that easy, as his opponent this Round is Southern California’s Jonathon Gomez, someone who is no stranger from the Feature Match Area. He is Dueling today with Burning Abyss playing a Main Deck Copy of Hidden Armory to search Snatch Steal, with additional in his Side Deck in order to access a copy of Magnum Shield! This sweet tech is the way he plans to trump the indomitable Apoqliphort Towers.

Vang won the roll and chose to start

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Top Tables Update: Round 9

February 1st, 2015

Check out which Duelists and Decks are at the Top 10 tables in Round 9!

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QQ: Which Deck Do You Think Will Take the Most Spots in the Top 32?

February 1st, 2015

QQ stands for Quick Questions! There are lots of different Decks entered in this weekend’s YCS tournament, including Burning Abyss, Qliphorts, Shaddolls, and Tellarknights. I surveyed the Duelists in attendance this weekend to see which Deck they think will take the most spots in the Top 32 this weekend. Check out their responses!

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