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2014/03 – Chicago, Illinois tagged with 'Top 16'

Draft Along With Joe Bogli!

March 24th, 2014

Joe Bogli made the Top 8 at YCS Atlanta, the first-ever Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event to play out the Top 16 in Draft!  That experience may pay off today, as Bogli’s back in the hunt for a Championship title, now with more time spent Drafting and studying War of the Giants: Round 2.  He actually arrived here today with a hand-written list of priorities: cards he knew to be top picks, helping him organize his thoughts and his choices.  While he had to leave that behind once the drafting actually started, he had a clear set of highlights in his mind that he’d be looking for in his packs today.

 

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Top 16 Feature Match: Marc Carisse Versus James Valentino

March 24th, 2014

Marc Carisse from Toronto, Canada piloted a Geargia Deck to a 9-2 finish in the Swiss Rounds this weekend. James Valentino from Houston, Texas ran an Infernity Deck with Archfiend Heiress and Archfiend Palabyrinth in it, and finished the Swiss Rounds with a 10-1 record. Both Duelists proved their exception skill with the Decks they constructed, but do they have what it takes to win with brand new Decks constructed from packs of Battle Pack: War of the Giants? It’s time to Duel!

 

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Top 16 Feature Match: Joe Bogli Versus Harison Perinpanayagam

March 24th, 2014

If you’re reading this coverage post-event, you may have already seen our Draft Along coverage with Joe Bogli, where we followed him through his drafting process card by card!  You saw him prioritize cards like Butterspy Protection (which he drafted two copies of), and that big pick where he chose Memory of an Adversary over Pot of Duality.  Now, here in the Top 16, we’re going to see how all those decisions would play out!  Bogli made the Top 8 at YCS Atlanta and now he was back this weekend, hoping for an even better showing.

 

His opponent this round is one of two Canadians in the Top 16: Harison Perinpanayagam from Toronto, Ontario, Canada!  He’s had some drafting experience before, but never drafted with War of the Giants: Round 2.  Let’s see what kind of difference that makes in this Feature Match…

 

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Drafting With Marcus Carisse

March 24th, 2014

Marcus Carisse made it to the Top 32 of YCS Chicago with his Geargia Deck; but now, he must cast aside his Deck and build a new one out of the cards he drafts from Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants – Round 2! Carisse has never drafted Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants – Round 2 before, but Jesse Choate – a Duelist well-practiced in Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants – Round 2, who made it to the Top 4 with his draft Deck at YCS Atlanta – gave Carisse tips on drafting that he hopes will carry him through to the finals.

War of the Giants Round 2!

It’s time to draft!

 

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Top 16: YCS Chicago

March 23rd, 2014

Here are your Top 16 at YCS Chicago.

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