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YCS Pasadena: Top 32 Deck Breakdown

November 18th, 2018

Here are the remaining Duelists and the breakdown of the Decks in the Top 32.

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Top 32 Feature Match: Jake Quinsee vs. Kai Koester

November 18th, 2018

1411 Duelists entered YCS Pasadena, and only 32 remain! The Feature Match this round is between Jake Quinsee from Huddersfield, England and Kai Koester from Hanover, Germany! Quinsee is a recognized and accomplished Duelist in Europe, having won a National Championship in 2011 and making repeatedly strong showings at European Championships, YCS events, and National Championship events. Koester isn’t quite as accomplished, but did make it into the Top 16 of YCS Rimini about a year ago, and is now looking to make it even further. Two of our European competitors are battling it out, and after a long flight to California for both of them and 11 consecutive Swiss Rounds of Dueling, one of them is about to be eliminated. It’s time to Duel!

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YCS Pasadena: Top 32 Pairings

November 18th, 2018

Here are the pairings for Top 32:

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YCS Niagara Falls: Top 32 Deck Breakdown!

October 21st, 2018

Check out which Duelists and Decks made it into the Top 32 of YCS Niagara Falls!

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Top 32 Feature Match: Jake Quinsee versus Chuong Nguyen

October 21st, 2018

England’s Jake Quinsee and Michigan’s Chuong Nguyen both made it into the Top 32 with completely different strategies. Quinsee is one of Europe’s strongest Duelists, and now he’s taking his talents to Canada to show off his Thunder Dragon Deck in the Top 32 of YCS Niagara Falls! Quinsee’s opponent, Chuong Nguyen, is using a Danger! SPYRAL Deck! Only one of these Duelists can advance to the Top 16 of YCS Niagara Falls. We’re about to find out who it’ll be.

 

It’s time to Duel!

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Top 32 Feature Match: Jesse Kotton versus Dirk Wagner

October 21st, 2018

The last time we saw Jesse Kotton he was getting destroyed in our Round 1 Feature Match.  But once again, Kotton’s demonstrated that hard work pays off; after that early stumble he successfully grinded his way straight to the Top 32.  He’s running what we now know to be the strongest new mainstream Deck of the weekend, Thunder Dragons, but he’s up against Dirk Wagner with Dark World Danger! Which if you’re just joining us now, has transformed into a strategy that’s a looping Firewall Dragon FTK first, and everything else second.

 

It’s unpredictable and arguably fragile, but with the right cards it’s impossible to stop unless you have Droll & Lock Bird.  While we featured Warrior-heavy builds earlier in the day, piloted by Jeff Jones and Maximillian Reynolds, it’s important to note that Wagner’s build is different: it’s much heavier on actual Danger! monsters, making it a very different beast.

 

As a two-time World Championship competitor, Kotton’s one of the smart money bets in this tournament.  But Wagner already has a win over Kotton in this tournament: he beat Kotton in Round 6, dealing Kotton his second defeat in the Swiss Rounds. If history repeats itself this one might be academic.  Both Duelists desperately wanted to win this die roll.

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200th YCS Mexico City: Standings after Top 32

September 25th, 2018

Here are the Standings after the Top 32:

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200th YCS Mexico City: Pairings for Top 32

September 25th, 2018

Here are the Pairings for Top 32:

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North America WCQ: Pairings for Top 32

July 1st, 2018

Here are the pairings for the Top 32 players!

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North America WCQ: Standings after Top 64

July 1st, 2018

Here are the player standings after the Top 64!

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