National Champions Profile Part 4
08.07.2018 | 18:01
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!
Name: Daniel Coimbra Age: 24 Country: Portugal What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? 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 Ancient Fairy Dragon. 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 Control and Evently Matched in the Main Deck. It is easier to Summon ABC using Clara & Rushka, the Ventriloduo. With Union Hangar the card itself is ABC-Dragon Buster. Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? 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. How did you prepare for this event? I played with my team at locals and at my house. We also looked online for the current metagame. Finally, have you had a chance to explore Berlin yet? I’m going to see the city tomorrow and I’m already looking forward to it.
Name: Tobias Altin Age: 19 Country: Sweden What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? I was running Gouki back then. Dark Saviors 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. Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? My only loss in Swiss was Round 3, I got Ghost reapered on Isolde, Two Tales of the Noble Knights 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. How did you prepare for this event? 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 Aqua Dolphin like Infinite Impermanence and PSY-Framegear Gamma. Finally, have you had a chance to explore Berlin yet? 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 Yu-Gi-Oh!.