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2015/08 – Toronto, Canada tagged with 'Feature Match'

Round 9 Feature Match: Ivan Cortez Versus Brian Chau

August 30th, 2015

Welcome to Day 2 of YCS Toronto! This morning’s first Feature Match pits Ivan Cortez and his HERO Deck against Brian Chau. Cortez is the highest ranked HERO player, managing to only lose a single Match throughout all of yesterday. Brian Chau brought his Yang Zings today, featuring tons of intricate combos that he’s spent time perfecting. A win for either of these players would pretty much secure them a spot in the Top 32. Cortez won the die roll and opted to go first.

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Round 8 Feature Match: David Bui Versus Eric Dalton

August 30th, 2015

David Bui and Eric Dalton are two hugely familiar faces here in Toronto. Bui hails from Peterborough up north, and Dalton made the short trip in from Oshawa, a nearby suburb. Both have been competing in the Toronto scene for years, locally respected but still seeking that international breakthrough performance. With live records here in the last Round of Day 1, still in the hunt for the Top 32, this could be a defining weekend for the winner of this Match.

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Round 7 Feature Match: Dale Bellido Versus Emerson Perkins

August 30th, 2015

 

Dale Bellido is one of the greatest Canadian Duelists of all time! A former YCS winner he has seventeen career tops in YCS and WCQ competitions, spanning 2005 to 2010. Largely retired at that point, he returned to top YCS Toronto in 2011 and 2013, and now that YCS action’s returned to his home town once again, Bellido’s back in the hunt after a long while off.

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YCS Toronto Round 7: Chase Cunningham Versus Matthew Chicas

August 30th, 2015

Chase Cunningham recently returned from the World Championship where he placed in the Top 4. He earned his invite to that event by getting second at the North American WCQ, a feat not many can say they’ve accomplished. He’s here today playing the same Deck that took him so far at the NA WCQ: Burning Abyss. His opponent is Matthew Chicas piloting the popular Performage Shaddoll Deck. Chicas won the die roll and opted to go second.

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YCS Toronto Round 5 Feature Match: Ricky Lee Versus Matthew Beckford

August 30th, 2015

Ricky Lee came from Michigan today with his Qliphort Deck and he’s currently undefeated. His build includes the new Wavering Eyes as well as some lockdown tech in the Main Deck like Majesty’s Fiend. His opponent is Matthew Beckford and he’s brought his Ritual Beast Deck today. Will Lee’s traps be enough to stop Beckford’s combos? We’re about to find out. Ricky won the die roll and opted to go second.

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Round 4 Feature Match: Bodan Temnyk Versus Shoaib Ikram

August 29th, 2015

 

International super-star Duelist Bodan Temnyk hails from Sydney Australia, but he’s on the third week of a trip across North America that’s thus far included California, Philadelphia, and now Toronto. He’s playing the Performage Nekroz deck that’s been hugely popular today, but his opponent is Shoaib Ikram, from nearby Waterloo. Ikram is running an Infernoid deck with three copies of the new Infernoid Decatron, plus sided copies of Mistaken Arrest. This could wind up being tough for Temnyk if Ikram can get a foothold in the Match.

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Round 3 Feature Match: Fraizer Smith vs Eric Polk

August 29th, 2015

Fraizer Smith traveled here from Philadelphia and is using his Nekroz Deck featuring a Performage engine to make easy Rank 4’s and give himself easy tributes with Nekroz of Valkyrus. His opponent is Eric Polk using his Kozmo Deck made possible by Clash of Rebellions. This matchup is sure to feature a ton of new cards and it’ll be awesome to see what combos are execute. Smith won the die roll and opted to go second.

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Round 2 Feature Match: Jeff Jones Versus Liam Graham

August 29th, 2015

Both of these competitors have met before at their local card shop, and both of them won their first rounds. Today they’re facing off in Round 2. Jones is using Shaddolls with a Performage engine and Graham is running Satellarknights. Stellarknight Constellar Diamond could prove to be a thorn in Jones’ side so it’ll be interesting to see how this match plays out. Jeff won the die roll and opted to go second.

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Round 1 Feature Match: Sean McCabe Versus Steven Lee Dahlke

August 29th, 2015

Sean McCabe took second place at last year’s YCS Toronto, and scored a runner-up finish last weekend at the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational in his hometown of Philadelphia. McCabe’s become one of the most recognizable Duelists in North America through years of competition, but he’s never captured a YCS title. After taking second last weekend with Star Seraph Shaddolls he’s back with the same strategy here in Day 1.

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Round 1 Feature Match: Jarel Winston Versus Andrew Maenza

August 29th, 2015

Jarel Winston is no stranger to the Feature Match table or competitive events. He’s topped a variety of tournaments over the years – most recently an impressive 7th Place at the recent North American World Championship Qualifier. Here in Toronto he’s brought an insane 60-card Kozmo Deck that packs a ton of tricks up its sleeve like Shaddolls and Artifacts. His opponent Andrew Maenza is from Michigan and he’s piloting the brand new Igknight theme. Winston won the die roll and opted to go first.

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