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YCS Portland: Wrap-Up!

August 25th, 2019

The first YCS of the season has come to a close. It was an amazing weekend with some amazing Dueling. We saw that the format is quite balanced overall, with a wide representation of Decks in the Top 32. Sky Strikers, Salamangreats, Thunder Dragons, Crusadia, Altergeists, Endymion Pendulums, and a lot of different Orcust variants were all here this weekend – and those are just the most popular ones. There were breakout performances from Nekroz, Subterrors, Crusadia Thunder hybrids, and the one everyone’s talking about, a Golden Castle of Stromberg Deck using Gren Maju Da Eiza.

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UDS Invitational Indianapolis, IN: Wrap-Up!

August 18th, 2019

The excitement is over! 277 Duelists have been pared down to just 1 winner – David Flores from Houston, Texas!

Top Duelists competed this weekend for a chance at the UDS Invitational Championship Belt, and after 13 Swiss Rounds and a top 16 cut, David Flores and his Thunder Dragons triumphed. Flores faced many challenges this weekend. The field of Decks that would be used in the tournament was largely unknown beforehand, as the newest Forbidden & Limited List just took effect on July 15th, and hadn’t yet been used in any large Regional Qualifiers or YCS events. In addition, Battles of Legend: Hero’s Revenge just became legal for tournament play on July 12th, Rising Rampage became legal for tournament use on July 26th, and Structure Deck: Rokket Revolt was added to the tournament card pool this past Friday. Since none of the cards from any of these products had been legal in a major YCS or Regional Qualifier event prior to this weekend, the addition of the cards from these products to the tournament card pool complicated the tournament even further and made it even tougher to prepare.

Many Duelists in the tournament combined several different themes to create the craziest string of plays that they could imagine. We saw Thunder Dragons mixed with Guardragons and Crusadias, Phantom Knights and Tenyi mixed with Orcusts, Danger! monsters mixed with Burning Abyss, and many more combinations of themes. But in the end, a pure and consistent 40-card Thunder Dragon Deck allowed David Flores to win the tournament – even after receiving a Game Loss penalty for a play error in the Finals when he was on the verge of winning!

The current Advanced Format is still fresh, and there’s lots of room for change and progress as the format develops. Join us at YCS Portland Aug. 24-25 to see what innovation Duelists bring to the new Advanced Format. Until then, congratulations to this weekend’s Ultimate Duelist, David Flores!

2019 North America WCQ: Wrap-Up!

June 23rd, 2019

What an event!  2101 Duelists entered, and after 12 Rounds of Swiss, an unprecedented play-in match to break a tie for 64th, and 6 Rounds of Single Elimination later, we’ve crowned a new North America WCQ Champion!  Dakota Angeloff from Tuscaloosa, Alabama took it all down and is our newest North America WCQ Champion! We’ve also determined our team representing North America at the 2019 Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship in Berlin, Germany!  Dakota Angeloff, Raymond Dai, Manav Dawar, and Wei Li won their qualification from the WCQ, while Jesse Kotton and Gabriel Vargas punched their tickets to the World Championship from topping the Worlds Qualifying Points Playoffs on Friday.

We’ve seen some wild Feature Matches on the Livestream (which you can find on our YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialYuGiOhTCG) but we’ve also seen some cool things on the coverage blog, including Public Events winners, cosplayers, and people enjoying MEGA DUEL, demos for the upcoming Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution video game, and Speed Duel tournaments!

After the World Championship, we will be at the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational at Indianapolis, Indiana on August 16-18, followed by our next Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series the very next week in Portland, Oregon on August 24th and 25th.  Check out the coverage blog for all the action from these tournaments!  Thanks for tuning in!

UDS Invitational – Summer 2017 Wrap-Up

September 25th, 2017

It’s been a crazy weekend here in Florida! Our newest UDS Champion has been crowned! 178 Duelists came to test their skill in a field of uncertainty in the wake of the new Forbidden & Limited List, and Jeff Jones has proven himself to be the Ultimate Duelist!

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YCS Pittsburgh Wrap-Up!

May 15th, 2017

The first Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event since the release of Maximum Crisis is finished, and Ultimate Duelist Aaron Furman bested over a thousand Duelists to gain the title of YCS Champion!

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YCS Minneapolis Wrap-Up!

October 17th, 2016

Another YCS is in the books!  Over the course of the weekend, we saw a wide variety of strategies and tactics; but in the end, Marcus Hayden from Joliet, Illinois and his Metalfoes Deck bested 768 other Duelists and became the champion of YCS Minneapolis!

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YCS Mexico City Wrap-Up!

September 20th, 2016

The first YCS of the new Advanced Format is finished! Guadalajara’s Adrian Madriz Espinoza used his Metalfoes Deck to defeat the competition and emerge as champion!

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