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School Tournament Series

Konami has announced the school tournament series which I absolutely think is a fantastic idea! Teams playing to represent and be able to help out their school will motivate more people to win the big prize.

Teams will be made of 3 students that attend the same school.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series are Tier 1 events, conducted as Advanced Format, Constructed Deck, Swiss Round events. The Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series will play Swiss Rounds, with a Playoff Top Cut, with prizes awarded at the end of the final Round of Swiss, without a Playoff. If eight (8) or less Teams participate in the event, prizes are awarded after the final Round of Swiss.

Duelists will play Single Game Matches, with a team’s Round Results consisting of the combined Match Results for each team member, so if two team members win their Game, then the team wins that Match

Rounds in the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series are 20 minutes long.

What is really interesting about this is the twenty-minute single game format. Pray that your decks have the best matchup against the deck you are going against.

You can read more on the School Tournament Series here.

What are your thoughts on this side event?


YCS Las Vegas recap

Another win for Performapals! Adam Belohradsky won the event winning the Performapal mirror in the finals. 1934765_1246999191995443_5039985367837404454_n

The top 32 consisted of 15 Performapal, 9 Kozmo, 4 Monarch, 1 Quantum Monarch, 1 Burning Abyss Phantom Knight, 1 Mermail, 1 Super Quantum.

I believe the Quantum Monarch deck used an extra deck and brought out rank 5 XYZs! Mermail deck used the Brilliant Fusion engine to use Gem-Knight Seraphinite as a double summon.

This event was streamed which was great to see and excellent commentary! You can check out the Day 2 stream here. I can’t remember if Billy Brake vs Scott Page happened day 1 or 2 but if you find it, it is worth watching!

This is further proof that the Adjusted format was great for the game. Although Performapals are by far the best deck, other decks still have a chance to compete. I don’t expect things to change when Gold Series drops unless Konami decides to release the new ban list.

Did anyone attend YCS Las Vegas or watch the stream? Tell me what you thought about the event!

YCS Atlanta Recap

First off congrats to Jose Lagunas for his victory yesterday!


YCS Atlanta had over 1400 people enter the event all to compete for the chance to become a champion. After 11 rounds of dueling, it was obvious PePe dominated the event.

We had 29 PePe decks, 2 Monarchs, and 1 Kozmo deck make the top 32.

Although I don’t agree with the timing of the Adjusted List. YCS Atlanta proves that the deck needed to be hit. This was a tier 0 format and the power creep of the deck is unreal. Kozmos are a really good deck and a bit overpowered, but full power PePe makes them look bad.

I’m also a bit shocked to see 0 Mermail players top because they had 2 tops at YCS Sydney.

What are your thoughts on YCS Atlanta? Also for the people that attend the event how did you do?


YCS San Jose Predictions

YCS San Jose is arguably the most irrelevant YCS of all time. The newest set DOCS is legal as of yesterday. In DOCS, we see Kozmos and Performage get a boost to their decks. DOCS also introduced a the new Majespecter archetype. This is the last event before the November 9th F&L list goes into effect, because of this, techs for this YCS won’t matter because the meta changes one day later

Expect to see the old decks that have dominated the game all of 2015, as well as the new decks getting a boost by DOCS. My prediction for this event is Nekroz will be in first after swiss, and have the majority of the tops. I expect Burning Abyss to take this event. Burning Abyss gets a boost with Painful Escape allowing them to recycle monsters while triggering their effect. I also expect Majespecter, Shaddolls, Performages, and Kozmos to top this event.

Good luck to every duelist attending YCS San Jose!