Final Feature Match: Chris Mattiske vs Yaowei Zhang

The moment has finally come – the final match of [ycs] Sydney 2016! Chris Mattiske continued his win streak from the Top 8, putting him within arm’s reach of the first place prize! Yaowei Zhang is a Sydney local, and just like Chris, has made it to the final with his Performapal Performage Deck. With slight variations of the same strategy, who will be the one to win in the end? Let’s find out!

The 2 Duelists began this round with a good handshake. That always sets the mood for a great game!

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Final 1
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Yaowei won the die roll and decided to go first. His opening hand contained [vector], [pp ps], [tth], and 2 [wavering]. He activated [pp ps] and [vector], then used [wavering] to destroy both, deal 500 damage, and add [pp sj] to his hand (Chris 7500). Yaowei Normal Summoned the Joker, and added [pp keyboard] to his hand. He activated Monkeyboard, and used its effect to add [pp guitar] to his hand. He played that too, then Pendulum Summoned 3 monsters: a Joker from his hand, and Pendulum Sorcerer and Vector from his Extra Deck. Sorcerer’s effect destroyed Monkeyboard and itself, and added Monkeyboard and [pp liz] to Yaowei’s hand. He activated Lizardraw and drew a card with Guitartle’s effect, then another by destroyed Lizardraw. He Set 3 backrow cards, Xyz Summoned Evilswarm Nightmare, and ended his turn with 2 cards in hand!

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Chris started the Duel with 2 [pm tricker]s, [pp keyboard], Draco Face-Off and [instant fusion]. He drew a card and played Draco Face-Off, but Yaowei chained his own! Yaowei’s resolved first, putting [vector] into Yaowei’s Pendulum Zone, and [lptd] into his Extra Deck. Chris’ Draco Face-Off Special Summoned Master Pendulum, the Dracoslayer, and put his Vector into the Extra Deck. He Special Summoned a [pm tricker] from his hand, but Yaowei used Nightmare to flip it face-down. So he Summoned the second Hat Tricker, which greatly surprised Yaowei! Yaowei used [tth] to destroy both Hat Tricker and the Master Pendulum.

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Final 3
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Chris continued by activating [instant fusion] for [norden] (Chris 6500). Norden Special Summoned Tricker and Nightmare put the Tricker face-down. He then Normal Summoned Vector, then Xyz Summoned [castel] with Norden and Vector. Castel detached both its materials to shuffle Yaowei’s Vector from the Pendulum Zone into the Deck. Chris then activated [pp keyboard] and used its effect, but Yaowei had [wavering]! Yaowei destroyed the two Pendulum Spells (stopping Chris’ search), searched for [pm plush] himself, and dealt 500 damage (Chris 6000). Chris ended his turn without attacking.

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Yaowei drew [pm juggler]. He activated [pp keyboard], and activated its effect to search [pp sj], which he Normal Summoned to add [pp liz]. He then Pendulum Summoned 3 monsters: [pp ps], [pm plush] and [lptd]. Sorcerer’s effect destroyed Evilswarm Nightmare and added [pp sj] to Yaowei’s hand. He then Synchro Summoned [ignister] using [pm plush] and Luster, which he used to Special Summon Master Pendulum, the Dracoslayer from the Deck. Yaowei then activated [pp liz], and used its effect to draw a card. Ignister’s effect destroyed [pp keyboard] and shuffled Chris’ Set [pm tricker] into the Deck. He then used 3 of his monster to Xyz Summon [tel ptol], which turned into [cydranova] and then [cydra inf], and when Yaowei used it to steal Chris’ Castel, Chris conceded the Duel and went straight for his Side Deck!

Final 4 Chris

Yaowei takes the first game quickly, powering through his Deck with [wavering] and his Performapal effects to Summon an insane amount of monsters on his second turn. Can he do it again in game 2?

Final 5 Yaowei

Chris decided to go first for game 2. He opened with [pm mc], [pp keyboard], [pm tricker], [vanity], and [vector]. He activated [pp keyboard], and used its effect to search [pp liz]. He played that too, then Pendulum Summoned 3 monsters from his hand: Vector, Mirror Conductor and Hat Tricker. Then, he used Lizardraw’s effect to destroy itself and draw a card. Chris Xyz Summoned [tel ptol], then Ranked up into [con ple]. He used its effect detaching a Material to return Monkeyboard to hand. Then he Tribute Summoned [vanity]!

Yaowei started with [instant], [pp guitar], [vector], [tth], and [pm juggler]. He drew [psiblocker]. He Normal Summoned it, and named [pp keyboard] to block it off during the next turn. He Set 1 card and passed.

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Chris drew [pp ps] for turn. “It’s definitely a [tth].” He observed. He attacked [psiblocker] with Vanity’s Fiend, and Yaowei flipped his [tth]. “I knew it!” He smiled and passed the turn.

Yaowei drew [pm clown], then activated [pp guitar] and [vector], and Pendulum Summoned 2 from hand: [pm clown] and [pm juggler]. Then he played [instant fusion] (Yaowei 7000), to Special Summon [norden], which Special Summoned [psiblocker]. He attack directly with all of his monsters except Norden (Chris 3700).

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Final 6
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Yaowei then used those monsters to Xyz Summon [tel ptol], which became [cydranova]. [pm clown] was Special Summoned due to being detached as Material (Yaowei 6000). He then Xyz Summoned [cydra inf], which absorbed the Trick Clown. He then banished [pm juggler] to add [pm tricker] to his hand. He Special Summoned it, Xyz Summoned [kotfi], and detached Hat Tricker to add Jigobyte to his hand. Yaowei ended his turn.

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Chris drew a card, and after a bit of friendly chatter, he played [instant fusion] for [norden] (Chris 2700). He used its effect, but it was negated by Yaowei’s Infinity. He then activated Monkeyboard and used its effect as a joke since it was negated by Vector.

Yaowei drew a card, and as soon as he revealed it, Chris offered him the handshake:

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Final final!

[wavering]!

With that final move, Yaowei Zhang is your newest [ycs] Champion, defeating Chris Mattiske in a Performapal Performage mirror match final!

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