National Champions Profile Part 4
As this event is the clash of the champions we would like to present to you all the National Champions here in attendance at the 2018 WCQ: European Championship in Berlin. How did they qualify, how did they prepare and what happened at their Nationals. Take a look at part 4 of their profiles!
[b]Name: [/b] Daniel Coimbra
[b]Age: [/b] 24
[b]Country: [/b] Portugal
[b]What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? [/b] At my Nationals I played Destrudo ABC. We still had the old Forbidden & Limited List, so it was a completely different fromat back then. ABC is my favourite deck and it was pretty strong with [afd]. For this event I chose to go with Sky Striker ABC. I need the Tokens to link summon and flood the field on Turn 1. My build is geared towards going 2nd. I’m running [mind] and [b]Evently Matched[/b] in the Main Deck. It is easier to summon ABC using [b]Clara & Rushka, the Ventriloduo[/b]. With [hangar] the card itself is [abc buster].
[b]Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? [/b] In the last Round of Swiss I played Jan-Oliver and lost. It was the most difficult match of the whole day. In the finals I faced him again and this time I took my revenge. He’s a really good Duelist, we had a back and forth game, but in the end I managed to beat him.
[b]How did you prepare for this event? [/b] I played with my team at locals and at my house. We also looked online for the current metagame.
[b]Finally, have you had a chance to explore Berlin yet? [/b] I’m going to see the city tomorrow and I’m already looking forward to it.
[b]Name: [/b] Tobias Altin
[b]Age: [/b] 19
[b]Country: [/b] Sweden
[b]What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? [/b] I was running Gouki back then. [dasa] was released only 2 days prior to the event and I figured that Gouki would be the best deck without running any Sky Striker cards. For Euros I run the same deck.
[b]Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? [/b] My only loss in Swiss was Round 3, I got Ghost reapered on [isolde] and couldn’t recover from this hit. I played the same guy in the finals and beat him there. He’s a really good friend of mine.
[b]How did you prepare for this event? [/b] I tested with a bunch of friends. We tested all kinds of different decks to figure out that Gouki was still the best deck. The only problematic Match-Up was the Mirror Match, so we decided to run handtraps that don’t lose to [b]Aqua Dolphin[/b] like [ii] and [gamma].
[b]Finally, have you had a chance to explore Berlin yet? [/b] I’ve been to Berlin two years, when I won my Nationals for the first time. This time I’m taking a more relaxed approach. We watch the World Cup and played [ygo].