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2023/04 – 250th YCS Los Angeles, California tagged with 'Feature Match'

Round 9 Feature Match: Adrian Gonzalez vs. Jonathan Lu

April 2nd, 2023

We’re in the final Swiss round of the day for the 250th YCS in Los Angeles! This time we’re featuring Adrian Gonzalez, from Chicago, IL, fresh off a Top Cut finish at TEAM YCS Las Vegas. He’s using the same strategy as then: Live☆Twin Sprights! His opponent is Jonathan Lu, from San Francisco, CA, using the ever popular Kashtira.

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Round 8 Feature Match: Wyatt Brannock Versus Christian Paul Gregorio Pascua

April 1st, 2023

Wyatt Brannock traveled here this weekend from Northern Arizona, and he’s sitting at the top tables with a Deck we haven’t seen much of this format: Drytron. His opponent is Christian Paul Gregorio Pascua from Las Vegas, piloting the number one matchup Brannock, and everybody else here is expecting: Kashtira.

Can Brannock’s rogue run continue? Or was Arise-Heart about to claim another victim? Let’s find out…

Wyatt Brannock
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Round 7 Feature Match: David Hawthorne vs. Jude Paris

April 1st, 2023

For this Round 7 Feature Match, we’ve got David Hawthorne, from Santa Clara, CA, playing a Machina Deck! He’s facing the P.U.N.K. prowess of Jude Paris, from Houston, TX! We’re nearing the end of the first Day of Dueling, and both Duelists are hungry for the win to secure a spot in Day 2.

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Round 6 Feature Match: Aaron Chase Furman Versus Michael Zhen

April 1st, 2023

Aaron Chase Furman is a YCS winner, a UDS Champion, and a frequent commentator on the official livestream at YCS events! But today he’s back at the tables, competing in the main event of the 250th YCS here in Los Angeles piloting Dark World. His opponent is Michael Zhen, a Spright Duelist armed with some surprise tech for match-ups just like these. 

Can Furman demolish his opponent’s hand with Sillva? Or will Zhen cut him off at the pass? Both competitors hold 4-1 records in the tournament so far, so a win here is pretty important. Let’s see what happens.

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Round 5 Feature Match: Cobi Tappa vs. Edgar Barajas

April 1st, 2023

We’re halfway into Day 1 here at the 250th YCS in Los Angeles! First up is Cobi Tappa, from Chicago, IL, playing a Deck that mixes Kashtira, Tearlaments, and Adventure all together. Combining multiple engines to get the best of all! His opponent is Edgar Barajas, from Torrence, CA, playing Sprights. The strategy is very much alive even without Spright Elf, and he’s here to prove it.

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Round 4 Feature Match: Shunping Xu Versus Alejandro Garcia Moreno

April 1st, 2023

Naturia Runick’s emerged as one of the surprise success stories of the format, and Shunping Xu’s piloting that very deck here this weekend. The winner of YCS Pasadena in 2018, and the champion of the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational in Tulsa in 2020, Xu’s one of 48 competitors here this weekend with VIP status.

But he’ll have his work cut out for him here in Round 4, because his opponent is Alejandro Garcia Moreno! While Xu’s won one UDS Invitational Garcia’s the only Duelist to ever win two. He won YCS Costa Rica in 2016, and the Mexican National Championship in the same year. Both of these Duelists are dedicated, decorated, and respected as some of the world’s greatest competitors, and now they were going head-to-head.

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Round 3 Feature Match: Douglas “The Captain” Haddad vs. Michael Bowden

April 1st, 2023

It’s Round 3, and we have another Bounty Duelist Feature Match! Douglas “The Captain” Haddad is here from Closter, NJ, representing the scurvy dogs of the Plunder Patroll! We’ve put a bounty on the head of this pirate, and Michael Bowden, from Las Vegas, NV, is looking to claim that bounty for himself with his HERO Deck! Will the HEROes triumph over these scallywags, or fall in the face of The Captain’s naval superiority?

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Round 2 Feature Match: Forbes Ku Versus Zane Rodriguez

April 1st, 2023

The vibe here at the 250th YCS is a little different, and one of the reasons for that is cosplay! While the average Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series might see one or two Duel fans dressed like Kitchen Dragonmaidor Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss, there are WAY more costumed competitors here this weekend. Some of the standout cosplayers aren’t even dressed as monsters; they’re taking inspiration from their favorite themes and running with it. 

Forbes Ku, ready to serve up defeat

Example? Forbes Ku has styled himself as a Suship chef, complete with chef’s hat, jacket, and an awesome custom-made game mat that doubles as a fully functional cutting board. It’s real, it’s heavy, and it’s made out of solid wood. It’s early here in Day 1 and Ku’s creativity got him a spot as a Bounty Duelist, so before we get to the Kashtira mirrors we want to see his Deck in action in our Round 2 Feature Match!

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Round 1 Feature Match: Ed Acepcion vs. Michael Liensdorf

April 1st, 2023

Welcome Round 1 to the 250th YCS in Los Angeles! We’re kicking things off with fan-favorite Duelist Ed Acepcion, from Las Vegas, playing Dark World! He’s spiced up his Deck since the last YCS, adding in a couple of Rescue-ACE cards. His opponent is Michael Liensdorf, from Morgan Hill, CA, playing Mathmechs! Mathmechs can pull off some powerful plays with just a few cards, so he might be able to push through having his hand messed with by Dark Worlds.

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