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2016/10 – Minneapolis, MN tagged with 'Feature Match'

Dragon Duel Playoff Feature Match: Rohan Motie vs. Tate Mack

October 17th, 2016

13-year-old Rohan Motie took down the Dragon Duel on Saturday, while 13-year-old Tate Mack claimed victory in the Sunday Dragon Duel. Now both Dragon Duelists are facing off for the title of YCS Minneapolis Dragon Duel Champion! Motie is piloting a Blue-Eyes based Hieratic Dragon strategy, while Mack has chosen to use an Amorphage Deck. Who will come out on top? It’s time to Duel!

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Finals Feature Match: Joel White vs. Marcus Hayden

October 17th, 2016

It all comes down to this!  Joel White from Griffith, Indiana, who is here at his first YCS, finished with a 9-1 record in the Swiss Rounds. Now, he’s meeting Marcus Hayden from Joliet, Illinois in the Finals. Hayden finished the Swiss Rounds with an 8-2 record.  Each Duelist is using a Metalfoes Deck, but only one of them can come out on top.  It’s time to Duel!

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Top 4 Feature Match: Dakota Angeloff vs. Joel White

October 16th, 2016

We’re down to 4 Duelists at YCS Minneapolis!  We featured Joel White in the Top 16 with his Metalfoes Deck, and he’s still in the tournament now facing Dakota Angeloff and his Phantom Knight Burning Abyss Deck.  One of these Duelists is going to the Finals, and will receive a guaranteed Super Rare version of the YCS prize card, Number 93: Utopia Kaiser.  Who will move on to the Finals?  We’re about to find out.  It’s time to Duel!

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Top 8 Feature Match: Aaron Furman vs. Gaetan Georges

October 16th, 2016

Aaron Furman is fresh off his UDS Invitational win with Metalfoes, but has chosen to pick up Majespecter as his Pendulum strategy of choice for this weekend. Ties of the Brethren allows the strategy to accelerate to its midgame immediately, and feels just a little too similar to opening with Rescue Rabbit into Evolzar Laggia in previous Advanced Formats. Furman’s opponent is Gaetan Georges, a regular face at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series. He has piloted Blue-Eyes all the way to the Top 8 and is looking to go all the way. Both Duelists bantered back and forth before the Match started, but as light as they made this seem, one of them was going home while the other is moving on to the Top 4. It’s time to Duel!

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Top 16 Feature Match: Isabella Martinez vs. Joel White

October 16th, 2016

We’re now in Top 16!  We’re bringing you a Feature Match between Isabella Martinez from Cincinnati, Ohio playing Blue-Eyes, Dueling against Joel White from Griffith, Indiana playing Metalfoes.  Only one of these Duelists will advance to the Top 8, and that Duelist will be one step closer to becoming a YCS Championship.  It’s time to Duel!

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Top 32 Feature Match: Jovad Cruz vs. Carl Manigat

October 16th, 2016

We’re now in the Top 32!  From here on out, it’s single elimination until we have a winner!  5 more wins will make one of these Duelists a YCS Champion!  Carl Manigat from Long Island, New York got to the playoff using a Blue-Eyes Deck, while Jovad Cruz from Milwaukee, Wisconsin made it here with a Lightsworn Deck taking advantage of the previous YCS prize card, Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn!  Who will advance to top 16?  Let’s find out!  It’s time to Duel!

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Round 10 Feature Match: Jeff Jones vs. Tai-Rone Stutson

October 16th, 2016

No stranger to the Feature Match area, Jeff Jones has battled through the whole weekend with his unique Dark Magician Deck and managed to make it to the final round of Swiss with a 7-2 record. We took a look at Jeff Jones’s Dark Magician Deck in yesterday’s Deck Profile. A win here is likely to be a seat in the Top 32, but Tai-Rone Stutson is going to do his best to make sure that Jones doesn’t advance. Stutson is piloting Blue-Eyes, and Jones has not lost to a Blue-Eyes strategy yet even though he claims it is his worst match-up. In this final battle of Yugi Muto’s Dark Magician against Seto Kaiba’s Blue-Eyes White Dragon, we will see who will have a chance to make into the Top Cut. It’s time to Duel!

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Round 9 Feature Match: Frazier Smith vs. Eden Salins

October 16th, 2016

Welcome to Day 2 of YCS Minneapolis!  Today, we’re playing an additional 2 Swiss Rounds today before the field is reduced to the Top 32.  We’re at Table 7 for Round 9, covering Frazier Smith from Philadelphia PA piloting a 51-card Metalfoes / Majespecter Deck featuring Ties of the Brethren.  You can read all about Ties of the Brethren and its uses this weekend in yesterday’s Tech Update.  His opponent is Eden Salins from St. Louis, Missouri running Phantom Knights / Burning Abyss.  Each Duelist has 7 wins and one more win will give these players a very good chance of making it to the playoff cut.  Who’s gonna get there?  Let’s find out!  It’s time to Duel!

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Round 8 Feature Match: Brandon Carpenter vs. Max Reynolds

October 16th, 2016

The last round of Swiss for today features two players who are guaranteed to make Day 2 since they both have 16 points, but this match is too good to pass up.  Max Reynolds hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and he’s using a Blue-Eyes Deck.  His opponent is Brandon Carpenter from Fargo, North Dakota who is currently 5-1-1 with a Fluffal Deck.  Yep, you read that right.  His deck is designed to Fusion Summon Frightfur monsters whose effects can end the Duel in a single Battle Phase if left unchecked.  Can Carpenter continue manufacturing wins with his Frightfur Factories?  Let’s find out!  It’s time to Duel!

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Round 7 Feature Match: Brian Rayos vs. Joseph Linch

October 16th, 2016

Brian Rayos was undefeated last round before he took his first loss in the tournament. He is piloting a very unique 51-Card Zombie Lightsworn Deck that centers around accelerating Level 4 monsters into play so he can abuse Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn and PSY-Framelord Omega. Joseph Linch has chosen a bit less powerful but more consistent option in Burning Abyss Phantom Knight. Can Rayos’s high risk high reward strategy pay off? Or is Burning Abyss Phantom Knight too good at capitalizing on an opponent’s poor start?

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