Michel Grüner is your YCS Bochum 2010 Champion!
Almost 1300 players showed up for the very first stop of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series in Europe, making it the biggest European Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG tournament ever! The players had to prove their skills in 11 grueling rounds of Swiss and only 32 were allowed to advance to the knock out portion of the tournament.
Final Feature Match: Michel Grüner vs. Eden Zamir
[b]It all came down to this![/b] After 11 rounds of Swiss and 4 more rounds in the knock out portion of the tournament, only 2 players were left who had a shot at writing history as the first winner of a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series held in Europe. The two most successful players of this weekend were Michel Grüner, a former German National Champion, playing X-Sabers and the home advantage on his side. Eden Zamir on the other hand had to fly over all the way from Israel, a 4 hour flight, and he’s playing his very own “Bash Plant” deck. We’ll soon find out what he meant by that.
Feature Match Top 4: Michel Grüner vs Stefan Faust
To progress from a field of almost 1300 Duelists yesterday morning to the final 2, that’s what both of these competitors are hoping to achieve today. Michel Grüner was featured in Round 2 yesterday, so we already know he’s running X-Sabers. Stefan Faust hasn’t received a match feature until now, and he has taken Blackwings to the Top 4. These 2 Decks were the most popular among the Top 32 competitors here today, but only 1 of them will be able to go all the way.Back to all news
Interview with our Head Judge Hartmut Glücker
If you’re into judging, it might sound appealing at first not having to run through the venue all day long and rather “relax a little on the stage”. Believe me when I say that if that was your idea of Head Judging, you have no idea; you have to carry a ton of responsibility and coordinate the work of up to 50 staff members! Even with the help and support of your designated team leaders, this is a tough task and hard to pull off. So far, our Head Judge Hartmut Glücker is doing a mighty fine job. Let’s ask him how he prepared for the tournament and what he’s thinking about his performance.Back to all news
The Finalists of YCS Bochum
Michel Grüner and Zamir Eden have won their Semi-Finals and will now meet in the Final of the first European Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series in Bochum.
Congratulations go also out to Stefan Faust and Christos Anestakis who will meet in the playoff for Third Place.
Feature Match Top 8: Ron Fiedler vs. Christos Anestakis
The Feature Match in the Top 8 was between Ron Fiedler from Germany and Christos Anestakis from Greece. Fiedler was playing a Machina Gadget, Anestakis belonged to the major part of the tournament: He played X-Sabers. The two Duelists didn’t feel like chatting a lot, they seemed to want to proceed as fast as possible. Fiedler liked the 6 he rolled, however Anestakis had a 6 too. Ironically, Fiedler lost the second die roll so that Anestakis could start the Match. (more…)Back to all news