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2010/11 – Atlanta, Georgia

Top 32 Decklists!

November 23rd, 2010

Here are the Top 32 Decklists from the YCS!

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This Weekend’s Dragon Duel Winners

November 21st, 2010

Here’s a look at this weekend’s top Dragon Duel competitors. Each of the top 4 players on Saturday and Sunday get Regional Game Mats and other cool prizes.

If you’re age 12 or under and love Dueling, you can find a Dragon Duel at any Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event. They’re sometimes held at Regional Qualifiers, too. Or you can ask your local Official Tournament Store about running the Duelist League.

Saturday's Winners: Jack Hoyt, William Grossman, Jasmine Wood, and Fisher Taylor

Saturday's Winners: Jack Hoyt, William Grossman, Jasmine Wood, and Fisher Taylor

You can read Jack and Fisher’s exciting Feature Match from Saturday here.


Sunday's Winners: Jack Hoyt, Joshua Bridges, William Grossman, and Jackson Baum

Sunday's Winners: Jack Hoyt, Joshua Bridges, William Grossman, and Jackson Baum

Read up on Sunday’s game between Jackson and Josh by clicking here.

Feature Match: Sunday’s Dragon Duel Finals – Jackson Baum vs. Josh Dal Porto

November 21st, 2010

Jackson Baum is 12 years old and from Nashville, Tennessee. Tomorrow, he’ll be 13, and ineligible to become a Dragon Duel Champion, so today is his last shot at a title. But Josh Dal Porto, a 10-year-old from Jacksonville, Florida, is looking to prevent that from happening, by getting a title of his own. Baum is using X-Sabers and Dal Porto is playing Plant Synchro, so this is sure to be an interesting Match! Read more…

QQ: Thor, Loki, or Odin?

November 21st, 2010

QQ stands for Quick Questions!  Though Duelists are only starting to feel the impact of Starstrike Blast, the next Booster Set, Storm of Ragnarok, already looms on the horizon.  Releasing in February next year, Storm brings with it new support for The Six Samurai, Blackwings, Watts, and more.  But it also includes three new Synchro Monsters: the Aesir.  With the power of the Nordic Gods just a few months away, we took some time to ask Duelists, “Who’s the coolest Aesir Monster: Thor, Odin, or Loki?” Read more…

Final Round Feature Match: Sean McCabe vs. Frazier Smith

November 21st, 2010

Two teammates and friends with the exact same Decks were now Dueling for the title of Champion. We already knew the winning Deck. Now, we just needed a winning Duelist.

“Could you imagine this would be us?” asked McCabe, shuffling his Deck.

Smith laughed: “Same Deck, same Extra Deck, same Side Deck?” McCabe grinned, as Smith gave a bit of explanation: “We were talking online for 2 weeks making this Deck. We’re staying in the same hotel room. Last night he was like ‘you know, we could play eacother tomorrow. You want to practice the mirror Match?’ And I was like, ‘No way! Let’s get some sleep!’” McCabe laughed again. Read more…

3rd Place Feature Match: Ronald Mack vs. Brandon Wigley

November 21st, 2010

Ronald Mack and Brandon Wigley both lost their Top 4 Matches, and were now facing off for 3rd place in a battle between Gravekeeper’s and X-Sabers. The winner here would receive a Super Rare Set of Darklord Prize Cards, so both Duelists will be giving this Match their all! Read more…

Frazier Smith wins YCS Atlanta!

November 21st, 2010

Frazier Smith has beaten out 869 other Duelists to win the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series main event in Atlanta, Georgia!

Smith defeated his friend and fellow Gravekeeper Duelist Sean McCabe in the Final Round of this event, going 2-1 against his opponent to take the title.

At the runner-up table, Gravekeeper Duelist Ronald Mack defeated X-Saber Duelist Brandon Wigley for 3rd place. Gravekeepers swept the top 3 spots in this event, taking home all 3 sets of YCS Prize Cards from the main event!

Trophy Shot

YCS Atlanta First-Timers!

November 21st, 2010

We’re here in Atlanta for the last YCS of 2010. But not all of today’s competitors are veteran tournament-goers who have been to a YCS before this one. For many of the Duelists in attendance, this is their first-ever YCS experience! I asked some of the YCS first-timers what they think of it. Take a look at their replies! Read more…

Gravekeepers win YCS Atlanta!

November 21st, 2010

We’re not sure who the winner is yet, but one thing is clear: a Gravekeeper Deck will win this event!

In the semi-finals, Gravekeeper Duelist Sean McCabe defeated fellow Gravekeeper Duelist Ronald Mack.

In the other semi-final Match, Gravekeeper Duelist Frazier Smith defeated X-Saber Duelist Brandon Wigley.

The Final Round will pit Sean McCabe against Frazier Smith in a Gravekeeper mirror match!

Top 4 Feature Match: Frazier Smith vs. Brandon Wigley

November 21st, 2010

Brandon Wigley is the last X-Saber Duelist remaining in the tournament. His opponent, Frazier Smith, is a Gravekeeper Duelist who worked on his Deck with the two other Top 4 competitors. With 2 Gravekeeper’s Decks facing off at the other Top 4 table, a victory here for Smith would guarantee a YCS victory for Gravekeepers. Read more…