Last post has been a while ago, but as I like written tournament reports better than videos, I thought I just post it here!
So last week, there was Europe's third YCS, taking place in Paris. People who know me knew I would go there from the begining. So on Tuesday morning, I meet some friend in Bielefeld and we started our 7-hour car ride to Paris.
We didn't want to go there just to sit in a hall for two days, so we started a day earlier to see a bit of Paris. Here are some impressions of the city:
Yes, that's me ;)
And of course....
..the Eiffel Tower!
So enough of our sightseeing tour, YCS Paris was ready to start on Saturday morning! I was going up with a deck that nobody would expect to face: Zombies!
|Round 1 VS Machina (2-0)|
This was an easy match, Machina deck's just can't hold up my swarming speed.
|Round 2 VS Six Samurai (2-1)|
First game I lose becuase of misscalculation. In the second game, he gets blocked by Spirit Reaper and can't get any outs against him. In game three, he starts pretty well with Gateway, 3 Samurais and 2 backrows. I MST both backrows, smash Turtle into Kizan to get Plaguespreader Zombie, and take control of his Grandmaster by discarding Puppet Plant to blow up his field with Black Rose Dragon. He can't recover, and I summon Rai-Oh. He topdecks into two Smoke Signals and loses.
|Round 3 VS Six Samurai (2-0)|
I just dominate him. Caius, Gorz, Tragodia and Reaper smash Six Samurai!
|Round 4 VS Six Samurai (2-1)|
I like playing Samurai! The third one in a row got smashed like the ones before. In game one, he's able to summon Shi En and Grandmaster jsut to get smacked by Gorz. In game two, when we both were low on life, he had to go for Scrap Dragon with Kageki + Kageki + Kagemusha, aiming for victory as my field consited of Reaper and a facedown S/T. Too bad for him, my facedown was Oppression, so he has to use his Solemn, which left him without any cards to destroy with Scrap Dragon. He ends his turn, and I go for Brionac with Gale to end the game.
|Round 5 VS X-Saber (1-2)|
I was up against future YCS Champion Stehpan Sluis! In game 1, I OTK him, game 2 he OTKs me. In game three, he had a field of Faultroll (which was negated by Effect Veiler) Hyunlei and Rai-Oh with Mirror Force set. I Puppet Plant his Troll, and go for Stardust with Plagspreader. He had to negate the summon with Rai-Oh, so I had my thrid Dark Monster for my Dark Armed Dragon,cleaning his field. In his next turn, he sets a new S/T and a monster. I try to destory his backrow with DaD, he discards Veiler to keep it, and when I try to summon another monster, he flipps up TT.
|Round 6 VS Plant (2-0)|
In game 1, Ha Des gives him to much trouble and he can't get a setup. In game 2, when I attack with Goblin Zombie and Mezuki, he summons Gorz. In his turn, he tries to Synchro with Spore and the token, I negate it with Oppression. When he attacks over my Mezuki with Gorz, I summon Tragodia with 5 cards in hand. In my turn, I just discard DaD to take control of his Gorz and attack with all three monsters for game
|Round 7 VS Gladiator Beasts (2-1)|
My most feared Matchup. He starts up with Rai-Oh and goes for Gyzarus two turns later. I lose game 1.
In game 2, I can beat him down to 400 Life. He doesn't draw an additional monster, and I just special summon Plagspreader with it's own effect to attack for game. In game 3, I have enough protection to deal with his monsters, so I win.
|Round 8 VS Dragunity (2-1)|
Read my Featured Match for this. For all haters: I didn't do that Book of Life on purpose, I just forgot that I couldn't special summon because I played the Pot. Mike's a good friend of mine, I have no reason to cheat against him!
So Day 1 comes to a close. We returned to our hotel and made sure to get enough sleep so we would be ready for day 2!
Next morning, we arrived like an hour before the event continues, so we had to wait in front of the location. Just here, everybod keeps talking to me, asking me if I was the guy going crazy with Zombies.
Anyway, as soon as the pairings for round 9 were up, we were able to enter the building and start off!
|Round 9 VS Hero-Beat (1-2)|
I have total control in Game 1 and win. In Game 2, he starts with Rai-Oh and Dimensional Fissure and I can't recover. In Game 3, we're both low on life and he's down to nothing except his Neos Alius which he took with Stratos early in the game. He plays Pot of Duality and gets Gemini Spark to clear my field. I don't draw another Monster, and he topdecks DDWL for game.
|Round 10 VS Six Samurai (2-0)|
I was in a touch-and-go situation. If I lose this one, I wouldn't make it to the Top 32.
After we had our decks checked, he started up with Shien's Smoke Signal (I was celebrating because I faced another Samurai!), and ends with Barkion and 3 S/Ts. I set Goblin Zombie, he summons Kagemusha and attacks. I search for Plaguespreader, and in my turn, I have Trunade and end with Gaia, Stardust and Brionac. He can't recover from there on. In game two, he opens the same, this time with Brionac. I can't do anything but set Goblinzombie and 2 S/Ts. He tried to go for Barkion with Double-Edged, but I can negate it with Warning. He just ends without attacking. I had Trunade again, going for Android and Catastor with Grow-Up Bulb and Bool of Life in addition to my on-flied Goblinzombie. He again can't recover.
So I was 8-2 at a YCS with Zombies. The Final Standings were announced, placing me 16th, of to face place 17, Adrian Madaj, in the Top 32 Match.
|Top 32 VS X-Saber (2-1)|
I can stop his plays in Game 1 with 2 Caiuses and Ha Des, but he recovers thanks to Airbellum and Reborn.
In game 2, I take control with 2 Rai-Ohs and Caius. He plays Fulhelmknight and Mind Control to go for Black Rose Dragon, trying to get rid of both Rai-Ohs at once. I negate his summon with Solemn Warning instead of Rai-Oh, he scoops. In game 3, he had some backup, but I keep getting his monster of the Table with Caius and Nobleman of Crossout.
|Top 16 VS Gravekeepers (2-0)|
This time, I was up against Michael Ciplak, who already made it to the Top 16 of YCS Bochum and finished 4th at YCS Milan. In game 1, I do 2 crurial mistakes (I forgot to attack once, and when he summons Descendant, I flipp TT without waiting for him to call priority), but as he got some beatdown early in the game, I just go for Caius on my own Golbin Zombie to win. In game 2, I get very lucky, topdecking MST and Caius which get rid of Mirror Force and his Spy. I admit that this game was pure luck, nothing to be proud of =/
|Top 8 VS Plant (1-2)|
In Game 1, he can search with Sangan like 3 times thanks to Reborn and Limit Reverse, so he had total control and all options he wanted. In game 2, when he had Sangan and Repar on the field, I Veiler his Reaper. He still attacks, getting stopped by Tragodia. I discard Gale to destroy Reaper, then DaD and Caius come down to smash him. In game 3, he brings me down to 1400 Life with only Rai-Oh on my field. He topdecks into Caius and I lose.
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