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National Champions Profiles Part 2

29.06.2019 | 13:02 |

This is Euros 2019! Almost all of the National Champions made it to Utrecht and we are trying to feature each one of them in our coverage. Take a look at the profiles of the National Champions of Romania, Lithuania and Belgium.

 


Andrei Emilian Vama

Name: Andrei Emilian Vama
Age: 21
Country: Romania, National Champion of Romania
What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? I chose to go with Nekroz. I feel like it is still a very strong choice for going 1st or 2nd. So, the die roll doesn’t matter to me and I feel like advantaged no matter what. I will go with Nekroz for this event as well. The Deck has run out of popularity lately, so I’m pretty sure that people are not prepared. I want to take advantage of this.
Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? My hardest game was against Pendulum. After losing Game 1, he made a huge board in Game 2 with full negations. My hand was Ra – Sphere Mode and Evenly Matched. I was lucky to draw into both cards, because those were my only outs to this board.
How did you prepare for this event? I didn’t, I’m going to see the same Decks. Nothing’s changed so, I didn’t feel like playtesting for this event was really necessary.
Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? I will go and see the city in the evening.
Final Word Shoutouts to my girlfriend, she’s here with me and all of my friends at home.

 


Ernests Sustins

Name: Ernests Sustins
Age: 25
Country: Latvia, National Champion of Lithuania
What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? Danger Orcust! I run a similar Deck for this event, but I changed the engine a little bit. I had to make some tweaks, because you need to have outs for Lancea and Dweller.
Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? Actually, it was a draw during Swiss. He was running Danger Thunder Dragon and started with an insane negate board. I outed most of the board with the Dinowrestler. I Summoned it in front of Saryuja to have it gian 300 ATK points and attack over it. Then, I popped Red Nova Dragon with it and cleaned up most of the board afterwards. It was insane!
How did you prepare for this event? I played a lot online with my friends. We have four competitive Duelists in our country. I have invested as much time as I could spare.
Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? I’ve been here before for the 200th YCS. It’s a pretty cool city. I feel like the mix of modern architecture and old houses is very unique.
Final Word Shoutouts to my friends Alex and Mathis and thanks to Konami for this great event and growing the community.

 


Anthony Lopes

Name: Anthony Lopes
Age: 20
Country: Luxembourg, National Champion of Belgium
What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? Sky Striker, I felt like it has a great Matuch-Up against all the other Decks in the metagame. I felt confident with it, so I decided to go with it. I don’t want to give away what I’m running for this event.
Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? In my Top 8 game against Crusadia my opponent had Black Garden and spammed Tokens to my field. After his turn, there were only 30 seconds left for me to dish out 1300 damage to win the game. I was lucky to do it.
How did you prepare for this event? I took time off during the last weeks to meet online with my friends and we playtested a lot. We were discussing a lot what Decks we are going to expect for this event.
Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? With the car it is terrible to get here. Other than, it’s a great city.
Final Word Shoutouts to Games Tower in Luxembourg and the people I’m here with today.