YCS Sydney 2020: Award Ceremony

Another YCS Sydney is done and dusted. The event occurs once a year so players need to make the most of it. Regardless of how they do, players generally have a lot of fun at this event  and it is well received.

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YCS Sydney 2020: 1st Place Deck Profile – Corey Ganje’s Sky Striker Scrap Orcust

It was no surprise that Sky Striker Orcust was going to be the deck to beat at this event. It was the most popular deck for the event, most represented deck in the Top 32 playoff. Corey Ganje was able to pilot this deck to all the way to victory with his own spin on the deck. Here’s a look at the deck that was piloted by his group of friends and finished in Top 32, Top 16, Top 8 and even won the entire event.

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YCS Sydney 2020: 2nd Place Deck Profile – Joven Garcia’s Salamangreat

A little under 12 months ago, young Joven Garcia walked into his local retailer and purchased 3 Structure Deck – Soulburner. He would attend his locals once or twice a week playing his Salamangreat Deck happy with whatever his results were because he was just happy to be playing amongst friends. Never did he think he would make it this far into his first ever big tournament but he was able to make it all the way to the finals of YCS Sydney 2020. Here’s a look at the Salamangreat deck he played this weekend.

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YCS Sydney 2020: 3rd Place Deck Profile – Yury Milenkov’s Mythical Beast Endymion Pendulum

If you went around this weekend telling everyone a Pendulum deck was going to be in contention of winning the first YCS of the decade, people would likely call you delusional. If you then went around and told them that it was not just the ordinary Pendulum deck featuring Magician’s, Supreme King’s or cards like Abyss Actor – Curtain Raiser, they would probably stop listening to you talk altogether. Crazier things have happened including Yury Milenkov’s 3rd Place finish at YCS Sydney 2020. Yury opted not to play the best deck in the metagame, nor did he play the second, third or fourth perceived best deck in the game. Yury walked in playing a deck which he loved and was confident with, and with that spirit he was able to take the deck all the way to a 3rd place finish. He brought with him a Pendulum deck built around using Mythical Beast monsters and Endymion monsters from the recent Structure Deck: Order of the Spellcasters.

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YCS Sydney 2020: 4th Place Deck Profile – Kodai Okamoto’s Sky Striker Scrap Orcust

Kodai brought to this tournament the deck which is widely considered to be the best deck currently in the metagame. The neat thing about the deck is that there are no standard builds for this deck, there are a lot of options and room for duelists to play whatever they may feel necessary and Kodai’s list is full of surprises.

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YCS Sydney 2020 Dragon Duel Award Ceremony

Ladies and Gentlemen, parents and all the people following our coverage at home: we would like to present you the Top Dragon Duelists of YCS Sydney 2020!

DD WInner

 

In first place, we have Ashton Grant who was able to take out the whole tournament with his Sky Striker Orcust deck.

 

A fierce competitor in second place is Timothy Newton who was able to reach the finals with a Salamangreat deck.

 

In third place we have Justin Tam who brought his own spin on a Cyber Dragon deck.

 

And in fourth place we have Joshua Gray who played a Dark Magician deck this weekend.

 

DD Top 4

 

Congratulations to all of our Dragon Duelists! Hope you had a great time and see you at one of our next events.

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And the winner is….

Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Sydney has come to an end, and we finally have a winner!

Corey Ganje, Winner

 

After playing through 15 rounds, Corey Ganje from Sydney is the winner of YCS Sydney 2020!

Coming from the beautiful Bondi Beach area and at the young age of 17, Corey was able to come out on top of 744 players with his 53 card Sky Striker Scrap Orcust deck!

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YCS Sydney 2020 Public Event Winners

For those players who didn’t do too well in the YCS Main Event, there are plenty of cool Public Events to play. This includes on demand Win-A-Mat’s, Attack of the Giant Card and even Mega Regionals. They all award some great prizes and cater to both people wanting to play some quick tournaments and people who want to play larger scale tournaments. As an additional incentive to play Public Events – towards the end of the day are two tournaments where the winners get a copy of this years prize card Duel Link Dragon, the Duel Dragon. The first tournament invites the four players who accumulated the most points from entering Public Events and the second tournament invites four random players who entered any Public Event. Here are some players who won some Public Events.

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Top 4 Feature Match: Joven Garcia vs Kodai Okamoto

744 duelists showed up to play YCS Sydney 2020 but only 4 remain. One of these two duelists will guarantee a prize card with a shot at winning the Ultra Rare. The other will have to play in a 3rd/4th playoff for a chance to win a copy of Duel Link Dragon, the Duel Dragon. On one side we have Kodai Okamoto from Tokyo, Japan who has remained undefeated all the way up to now with his Sky Striker Orcust deck up against Jovan Garcia who we saw earlier still going strong with his Salamangreat deck.  Will Kodai’s hot streak continue all the way to the finals? Let’s find out – It’s time to DUEL!

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Finals Feature Match: Joven Garcia vs Corey Ganje

It all comes down to this.

Joven Garcia from Sydney, Australia playing Salamangreat is in the finals of YCS Sydney 2020. He only started playing in February of last year and this is the first big tournament he’s ever played. He’s exceeded all his expectations and is extremely happy with his performance.

His opponent is Corey Ganje, also from Sydney, Australia. He is playing a 53 card Orcust Sky Striker deck and is also keen to win the first event of the decade!

They have both fought tooth and nail this weekend to get this far but only one will walk away as the Winner. Joven has taken down 4 Sky Striker Orcust decks in the elimination rounds to get to the finals, can he do it one last time?

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