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Finals Feature Match: Joven Garcia vs Corey Ganje

16.01.2020 | 13:55 |

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?

Duel 1:

Finals Corey

Corey opens a hand of: Nibiru the Primal Being, Orcustrated Return, Called by the Grave, Cosmic Cyclone and Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher

Joven opens a hand of: Ash Blossom & Joyours Spring, Skull Meister, Flame Bufferlo, Salamangreat Spinny and Will of the Salamangreat.

Corey wins the die roll and elects to go first. He sets his Called by the Grave and Cosmic Cyclone before he ends his turn.

Jovan draws a second Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring. He Normal Summons Flame Bufferlo and Link Summons into Salamangreat Balelynx. The Flame Bufferlo gets removed and also negated by Called by the Grave but the Salamangreat Balelynx adds Salamangreat Sanctuary from Deck to hand. He activates Will of the Salamangreat but Corey uses Cosmic Cyclone to banish the Will. He attacks with the Balelynx but Corey banishes 8 to Summon Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher. Joven ends his turn.

Corey draws Orcust Knightmare for turn and discards it off Orcustrated Return but that gets stopped by Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring. Corey banishes his Orcust Knightmare from the Graveyard but that gets stopped by Skull Meister. Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher attacks over Salamangreat Balelynx for 1950 damage before Corey ends his turn.

Joven draws Salamangreat Gazelle for turn. He Normal Summons Salamangreat Spinny and Link Summons Salamangreat Balelynx. He Special Summons Salamangreat Gazelle and uses it to send Salamangreat Jack Jaguar from his Deck to the Graveyard. Salamangreat Spinny is Special Summoned from the Graveyard and is overlaid with Salamangreat Gazelle to make Salamangreat Miragestallio. At this point Corey activates Nibiru the Primal Being tributing all the monsters on the field to Summon itself and a Token to Jovens field. Joven ends his turn and Corey Summons Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher from his Graveyard.

Corey draws an Armageddon Knight for turn and Normal Summons it but the effect is stopped by Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring. He uses Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher’s effect to destroy the Token on Joven’s field and Joven concededs.

Finals Joven

Duel 2:

Joven decides he will go first.

Joven’s opening hand consists of Lady Debug, Artifact Lancea, Salamangreat Jack Jaguar, Salamangreat Sanctuary and Salamangreat Rage.

Corey’s opening hand consists of 2 copies of Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher, Fantastical Dragon Phantazmay, Orcust Cymbal Skeleton and Allure of Darkness.

Joven begins by Normal Summoning Lady Debug using her effect to search Salamangreat Gazelle. He Link Summons for Salamangreat Balelynx and Corey will Special Summon Fantastical Dragon Phantazmay drawing 2 cards and returning 1 to Deck. Joven Links Summons into another Balelynx after activating Salamangreat Sanctuary and then Special Summons Salamangreat Gazelle from hand sending Salamangreat Foxy from Deck to Graveyard. Salamangreat Foxy is Summoned by discarding Salamangreat Jack Jaguar. Foxy and Gazelle are used to Xyz Summon Salamangreat Miragestallio. Miragestallio detaches Gazelle to Special Summon Salamangreat Falco from the Deck. Miragestallio and Balelynx are then used to Link Summon Salamangreat Sunlight Wolf with Salamangreat Miragestallio activating attempting to return Phantazmay to the hand. Corey uses Phantazmay discarding Orcust Knightmare to negate. Salamangreat Jack Jaguar is Special Summoned from the Graveyard by returning Salamangreat Miragestallio allowing Salamangreat Sunlight Wolf to add back Salamangreat Gazelle from Graveyard to Hand. Jaguar and Falco are used to Xyz Summon Abyss Dweller in Defense Position. Joven sets Salamangreat Rage and ends his turn while Corey banishes the top 8 cards of his Deck to Special Summon Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher from his hand.

Corey draws and Joven activates Abyss Dweller detaching Salamangreat Jack Jaguar. Joven then Special Summons Salamangreat Gazelle from hand and sends Will of the Salamangreat from his Deck to his Graveyard. Corey activates Allure of Darkness drawing 2 cards and banishing an Orcust Harp Horror from his hand. He Normal Summons an Orcust Harp Horror and enters Battle Phase. Corey uses Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher to attack Salamangreat Sunlight Wolf, Phantazmay attacks Gazelle which is protected by Balelynx removing itself from the Graveyard. Corey Special Summons another Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher from his hand and attacks the Salamangreat Gazelle again. Orcust Harp Horror is then used to Attack Abyss Dweller and when the Salamangreat Falco material is sent to Graveyard Joven Sets Will of the Salamangreat from the Graveyard. Corey uses Orcust Harp Horror and Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher to Link Summon Knightmare Phoenix and uses its effect discarding Dark Grepher to destroy the newly set Will. Knightmare Phoenix and Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher are used to Link Summon Knightmare Unicorn and then activating its effect discarding Pot of Desires to shuffle Joven’s set Spell or Trap back into the Deck. Corey proceeds to use Knightmare Unicorn and Fantastical Dragon Phantazmay to Link Summon Topologic Zeroboros. With no more monsters in the Main Monster Zone, Corey can now activate Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage to add Sky Striker Mecha – Shark Cannon to hand. Corey sets the Shark Cannon and ends his turn.

Joven draws for turn and congratulates Corey on the win.

Finals Corey win

Corey Ganje is Your YCS 2020 winner with Sky Striker Orcust!