Duelist Diary Update #3
15.04.2012 | 12:27
We’re about to proceed with the Top 32 and it’s time for a last look at the players we wanted to feature in our YCS Duelist Diary. How did they fare and what will they do the rest of the weekend?
Vincent Ralambomiadana feels a little beaten up. He came so close, yet he didn’t make the cut to the final 32. You can read all about his most important match of the day in our Round 9 Feature Match and see why he couldn’t advance to the final stage of the tournament.
I looked for Vincent after the match and found him already signed up for an Attack of the Giant Card event. There, he will have to face some rough competition in form of Michel Grüner and Merlin Schumacher, but he feels confident he’ll get lucky this time!
We told you that Rodrigo Togores was on a streak this weekend and I think we didn’t undersell his performance in the least. He only dropped a few games all weekend, leaving him on an impressive 8 – 1 record! Will he go all the way and take away the title? We’ll know in no time. This is what he had to say:
I lost the last round yesterday against a Dark World player (Noel Garde). He’s a pretty good player, so I knew that might happen. I rebounded today, winning against Stefan Faust’s Wind-Ups in Round 8 and overcoming my opponent in Round 9 as well. Stefan didn’t draw into some of his best cards the first game, I couldn’t quite match his plays in game 2, but my Deck was doing what it was supposed to in game 3.
The last match during the Swiss rounds I was paired against a Dino Rabbit player and after he had to use some of his negation effects for Dark Hole and Future Fusion, I could activate Heavy Storm to gain a nice card advantage. The second game, I was in control and attacked when he had a face-down Spell or Trap and a face-up Royal Decree. He revealed the face-down card: Mystical Space Typhoon, destroyed his own Royal Decree and then brought out Gorz the Emissary of Darkness. I was able to stop it with Fiendish Chain, I then had to wipe the field with Torrential Tribute, but he came out on top when we were both in “topdecking mode”.
The last game, he was able to use Evolzar Dolkka against my Snowman Eater, but I still had Dark Hole. With Solemn Judgment in my back row and Elemental HERO Stratos on the field, it wasn’t that hard to win that game. I’ve now reached my goal of advancing to the tops, but I wouldn’t mind winning some more matches.
Remy Grotestam still had a shot at making it to the Top 32 at the start of the day. Unfortunately, he messed up a little during the first game of the day and it cost him the game. His opponent, a Wind-Up player, was able to go for the combo in the second game, which left Remy no chance but to shuffle up his cards.
He didn’t drop from the tournament and instead played the last round. There, he faced a Dark World player and he was able to win the match, which meant he ended up with a remarkable 6 – 3 record. It’s his best result so far and he wants to continue his notable performance this weekend in some Public Events!
Edgar already told us yesterday that he wanted to focus on the Public Events today. I caught him waiting for an Attack of the Giant Card event to begin. He said that he switched Decks and thinks his chances are much better today, so who knows, he might end up being our newest Giant Card owner!
That’s it from our Duelist Diary for now. As you can see, a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series is much more than “just” the Main Event, with several Public Events giving you plenty to do long after you’ve dropped out of the Main Event!