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YCS Pasadena: Pro-Talk with Dominic Couch

November 24th, 2019

Dominic Couch is with us today, talking about being a pro Duelist. Coming from Aurora, Illinois, he has quite a history as a Duelist, going all the way back to his time as a Dragon Duelist.

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YCS Pasadena: Pro-Talk with Jake Quinsee

November 24th, 2019

Jake Quinsee from Huddersfield in England travels the world competing in Yu-Gi-Oh! events. Now he’s here at YCS Pasadena, about to Duel in the Top 32 after finishing the Swiss Rounds with a 9-2 record. Quinsee has made the Top Cut in 16 YCS events and took 5th place at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME World Championship in Berlin this year. What’s his secret to success?

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YCS Pasadena: Pro-Talk with Aaron Furman

November 23rd, 2019

We’ve got Aaron Furman here, talking about his life as a pro Duelist.

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YCS Pasadena: Pro-Talk with Hani Jawhari

November 23rd, 2019

We’re with Hani Jawhari, from Metairie, Louisiana, talking about being a pro Duelist.

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YCS Ft. Worth: Pro-Talk with Esala Wathuthantrige

October 6th, 2019

Esala Wathuthantrige from Los Angeles, California was the first place Duelist in the United States for Worlds Qualifier Points in 2017, earning him an invitation to that year’s World Championship. That’s no easy feat – a Duelist with that achievement must consistently rank well in high-level events to accomplish that. Wathuthantrige also took second place in YCS Ecuador this year, and made it to the Finals of YCS Atlanta, which was the first-ever Team YCS. Although Wathuthantrige won his Match in the Finals in Atlanta, his teammates both lost, unfortunately costing him a YCS victory. Wathuthantrige also has 2 UDS Invitational Top 4 finishes and 2 YCS Top 4 finishes over the past few years. I asked him what the key is to his success.

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YCS Ft. Worth: Pro-Talk With Raphael Neven

October 6th, 2019

We’re with Raphael Neven, talking about his life as a Duelist. This Duelist often travels from the Netherlands to compete around the world, with many accomplishments to be proud of. He won YCS YCS Prague in 2017 and YCS Chicago in 2019, and competed in the World Championship this year.

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YCS Ft. Worth: Pro-Talk With Manav Dawar

October 6th, 2019

Manav Dawar from Seattle, Washington won the 200th YCS in Columbus, Ohio last year, took second place at YCS Secaucus last year, took third place in the 3 vs. 3 YCS in Atlanta (with some help from his teammates) this year, and took 4th place at the 2019 North America WCQ in Pittsburgh. He’s a 2019 World Championship competitor, and returned from the competition in Berlin, Germany two months ago. Dawar has been playing the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME since 2012, but has enjoyed almost all of his success recently, with lots of YCS top cut finishes in the past year. I asked Manav Dawar the secret to his dramatic improvement in tournament-level performance.

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YCS Ft. Worth: Pro-Talk with Jesse Kotton

October 5th, 2019

19-year-old Jesse Kotton from Toronto, Canada has competed in the World Championship three times in the past 3 years – an incredible feat for any Duelist. He also has 2 YCS wins (at YCS London and YCS Knoxville) and made the Top Cut in 14 different YCS events. He’s arguably the best Duelist around. What’s his secret? I sat down with Jesse Kotton to find out.

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YCS Ft. Worth: Pro-Talk with Max Reynolds

October 5th, 2019

We’re with Max Reynolds, from Milwaukee, WI, talking about his life as a Duelist.

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