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!
We’re down to 16 Duelists. Here are your remaining matchups!
We’ve got quite a few international players remaining in the Top 16. Here are the pairings for the Top 16 and their Deck Types, as well as their nationalities!
Here are the final standings at the end of Day 1, after Round 9, and the Top 16 that will be returning for the Top Cut:
Here are your pairings for Top 8
Norberto Leon made the Finals of YCS Seattle with the same strategy he’s playing here this weekend: Mermails. His opponent is Fire Fist Duelist Michael Steinman, who you might remember from the Top 8 of the North American WCQ last year. While Mermails are an imposing, explosive strategy that generates lots of free cards and searches, the Fire Fist Deck grinds its opponent down inch by inch, wielding powerful removal effects. These are two very different Decks, and this is a classic match-up in this Format.
It’s the Top 16! Anthony Eckroth made a pretty good trip from Utah to participate in YCS San Diego. Long Dao had a bit more of a trip, all the way from Austria! Both Duelists are using Mermails today. Eckroth is using a standard Mermail Deck, while Dao is using a 48-card Genex Mermail Deck!
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Oscar Zelaya from Dallas and Dominique Eskridge from Austin are Dueling against one another in this Top 16 Feature Match! Eskridge is using a Dino Rabbit Deck that traditionally has a favorable matchup against Mermails, and Oscar Zelaya is using the Mermail Deck that Eskridge’s Deck is built to beat. Stakes have never been higher for these two Duelists, as the winner of this Match will advance to the Top 8, while the other Duelist is eliminated!