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.
Here are the pairings for the Top 32.
Here are your final standings after Round 11 of Swiss, cutting to the Top 32 players.
San Bernadino, Tijuana
Welcome to the Top 32! Nick Tomlin is from San Bernadino, CA, and is using Wind-Ups in today’s tournament. He’s a Southern California judge, but he’s doing great as a player this weekend. He’s up against Mauricio Pavon, here from Tijuana, Mexico, who’s using Karakuri today.
Los Angeles’ Norberto Leon made the Finals at YCS Seattle, and now he’s back in the Top 32, looking to take it one step further! His opponent is Toronto’s Bo Tang, who’s topped 4 YCS tournaments and represented Canada in the 2011 World Championship. Tang has competed in only five YCS events in his Dueling career, but has made Top 32 at four of them. Leon is playing Mermails, while Tang is running Six Samurai.
As we move to single elimination, here are your pairings for Top 32
Here are the Standings after Round 5 Day 2 Constructed of YCS San Diego and your top 32 Duelist. Next stop single elimination.
Here’s the Top 32!
Nicolas Reardon is from Washington, DC, and is the last remaining Fire Fist Duelist in the tournament! He’s played in Dragon Duels before, but now that he’s 13 he’s playing for his first time in the Main Event! He’s up against Josiah Ebanks, who we saw yesterday winning his Feature Match with Mermails. It’s single elimination from this point on: Only one Duelist can continue!