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2014/05 – Philadelphia, PA

Pairings: Top 8

May 18th, 2014

Here are the Pairings for the Top 8.

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Top 16: Draft Pairings

May 18th, 2014

We Cut to a Top 16! and start Drafting!!! Here are the pairings after the draft.

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Top 32 Feature Match:

May 18th, 2014

Maryland’s Naveen Shankar took first place in a Dragon Duel Championship back in 2009 when he was only 12 years old. He won a trip to Japan and an experience that he’d remember for a lifetime. Now, he’s back as a 17-year-old Duelist, competing in the Top 32 of YCS Philadelphia! Shankar finished the Swiss Rounds with a 10-1 record this weekend using his Geargia Deck. His opponent this round, New York’s Christopher Woolheater, ended the Swiss Rounds with a 9-2 record using his Mermail Deck. This Top 32 Feature Match will determine which one of these Duelists will advance to the Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants Draft portion of the tournament. It’s time to Duel!

 

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Top 32 Feature Match: Luis Poma Versus Mark Conley

May 18th, 2014

Here in the Top 32, Bujins were still in competition, placing three competitors into the Top Cut.  Luis Poma is piloting Bujins this round, up against Mark Conley with the breakout strategy of the tournament – Traptrix Hand Artifacts.  Would Bujin Hirume and Bujinki Amaterasu be enough of an edge to get Poma the win, or would Conley’s entire Deck of new hotness beat out the long-successful fan favorite?

 

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QQ: What Are The Top Decks This Weekend?

May 18th, 2014

With Primal Origin rocking the competitive landscape to its core this weekend, we asked competitors in the main event which three Decks they believed to be the top three in contention!  While Mermails, Bujins, and Geargia reigned supreme in Regional Top 8s over the past few weeks, did Primal Origin change the competitive expectations?  We wanted to find out.

 

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Top 32 Deck Breakdown:

May 18th, 2014

Here are the Top 32 duelist with Deck breakdown.

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Top 32:

May 18th, 2014

We are down to the  Top 32 Duelist from 1410, do you see the Duelist you were rooting for?!?

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QQ: What Will Take The Most Top 16 Seats?

May 18th, 2014

With the Top 16 Playoff Rounds now contested in draft play, the best constructed Decks of the weekend are those that win in the Top 32, carrying their pilots to the draft portion of the tournament.  With that in mind, the most successful Constructed Deck of the weekend is generally viewed as the one that wins the most seats in the Top 16.   We asked around, to find out which Deck players believed to be the handsdown best.

 

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All Player Standings: Round 11

May 18th, 2014

Here are the All Player Standings after 11 Rounds of Swiss play here at YCS Philadelphia! Next we cut to the top 32 Duelist!

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Round 11 Feature Match: Thomas Rowe Versus Marc Carisse

May 18th, 2014

Marc Carisse has been a standout Geargia Duelist since March, when he made Top 8 at the Oshawa Ontario Regional, then repeated with Geargia again two weeks later at the Chicago Regional.  Carisse was a proponent of Pure Geargia when Karakuri Geargia was still the preferred build, and rode the cutting edge of that trend as Pure Geargia took over – just as in recent Regional competitions, Karakuri Geargia have disappeared entirely here at the YCS.

 

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