These Duelists didn’t quite make it to the glory of a title, but that’s not so bad. They’re both already YCS winners! Galo Orbea won YCS Ecuador in 2011, while Andrew Fredella took YCS Orlando in 2005. The winner of this FIRE versus WATER battle will be taking home a Super Rare copy of Digvorzhak, King of Heavy Industry!
Ben Leverett and Fisher Orlando are two of this weekend’s undefeated Dragon Duelists. These 12-year-olds have fought their way to the top of today’s tournament, and now one of them will gain the title of Sunday’s Dragon Duel Champion!
1581 Duelists have been eliminated, and only 2 remain. 23-year-old James Guerrero from Jersey City, New Jersey is Dueling against 19-year-old Tyree Tinsley from Richmond, Virginia in the Finals of YCS Meadowlands! Both of these Duelists are using Mermail Decks but only one of them can emerge as the champion. It’s time to Duel!
We’re down to four! James Guerrero is one of our three Mermail players, while Galo Orbea your last chance to see the Brotherhood of the Fire Fist in action. Will our finals be a Mermail mirror match, or do the Fire Fists have what it takes?
And then there were eight. This Top 8 Feature Match pits Andrew Fredella’s Mermails against Willian Fernandes’s Fire Fists. We saw Fernandes’s Deck in action in an earlier Feature Match: He’s using Magic Planter along with a ton of Continuous Traps like Call of the Haunted, Fiendish Chain, and Fire Formation – Tenken. These two Duelists are actually sharing a hotel room together to attend this event! They’ve played each other a bunch of times, and Fredella was convinced he was about to lose as he usually does to Fernandes. We’ll find out soon enough!
We’re here with Galo Orbea, winner of YCS Ecuador! He’s using Fire Fists today, and he’s facing off against Brooklyn’s Justin Diaz. Diaz is the last Wind-Up Duelist in the tournament. Will Wind-Ups move on, or will the Fire Fists prove who the new hotness is?
Jeremy Macwan from Staten Island, New York is the last Inzektor Duelist in the tournament. Now he’s facing off against Mermail Duelist Christian Georges from Queens, New York. Only one of these Duelists will advance to the Top 8, and we’re about to find out which one it’ll be!
15-year-old Jeffrey Strain from Delaware held a 9-2 record at the end of the Swiss Rounds to earn his spot in the Top 32. But Japan’s Satoshi Kato won’t make advancement to the Top 16 easy for him; Kato secured a 10-1 record at the end of the Swiss Rounds and is now competing in his second United States YCS Top 32! Kato is competing in the tournament this weekend with an Infernity Deck newly empowered by Lavalval Chain from Hidden Arsenal 7: Knight of Stars! His opponent, Jeffrey Strain, is hoping that his Mermail Deck will be able to defeat Kato before Kato can pull off his Infernity combos. It’s time to Duel!
Welcome to the Top 32! From this point on, only the Match winners will remain in the tournament. We’ve got Donel Jao, who managed to take his Evilswarms to the final cut. He’s up against one of his most favorable matchups, with Ali Yassine’s Mermails. Yassine has made the top cut of multiple YCS events, but Evilswarm Ophion might be a thorn in his side in this Match.
David Nguyen from Toronto and Karol Metryka from New Jersey are both 8-2 in the tournament and will need a victory in this round in order to maintain the hope of making it into the Top 32. But now they’re Dueling against one another, and only once of them can advance. Metryka is using a Fire Fist Deck that uses Sabersaurus, while Nguyen is playing an Elemental HERO Deck featuring A Hero Lives in the Main Deck as well as Bahamut Shark and Mermail Abysstrite in the Extra Deck. It’s time to Duel!