Round 5: Floris van Asch (Wind-Up) vs. Quentin Cedelle (Gadgets)

[p]Facing each other in round 5 are the Netherland’s Floris van Asch vs. Quentin Cedelle from France. While van Asch is relying on the proven Wind-Up archetype, Cedelle pilots a Gadget Deck through a field of Wind-Ups, Mermails and Fire Fists. Are Gadgets the sleeper in the format or did Cedelle pick the wrong Deck for today’s environment? We would find out in just a few minutes!
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Quentin Cedelle brought something to the table few players expected to do well: Gadgets!
Quentin Cedelle brought something to the table few players expected to do well: Gadgets!

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Van Asch kicked things off with [rai oh] in front of 2 face-down Spell or Trap Cards.
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Cedelle had a [taker] to deal with [rai oh] and he went on and set 5 Spells or Traps.
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[tgu] hit the field, Cedelle tried to stop it with [fiendish], but a [mst] from van Asch’s hand foiled that plan, allowing the Dutch Duelist to add [sangan] to his side of the field. It’s attack ended in [prison] while [tgu] dealt the first damage of the field, leaving Cedelle on 7000 with van Asch up on 9000, courtesy of [taker].
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Van Asch tried to go big with [w shark], but a [tt] from Cedelle foiled that plan. That wasn’t the last word that was spoken since van Asch found [road], but Cedelle had a good answer in [warning]!
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Nothing happened the following turns and it was Cedelle who got the ball rolling again. He used [duality] to add [yellow] to his hand. [mst] destroyed [warning], he then successfully [ns]ed [yellow] and that meant that his engine was finally running with him searching his Deck for [green].
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Finally, Cedelle gave away what he was playing!
Finally, Cedelle gave away what he was playing!

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Van Asch found [w rabbit] and he followed it up with 2 copies of [w fac]! He attacked successfully over [yellow], checked his opponent’s Graveyard as well as his own remaining 1 face-down card and he then went on and activated the effect of [w rabbit], searching his Deck for [w shark] and [w mag].
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It seemed a little like van Asch was gaining ground. Cedelle tried to fight back, [ns]ing [green] and searching his Deck for [red]. He attacked directly, leaving van Asch on 4400 Life Points, set a 3rd spell or trap and ended.
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[w mag] came down to which Cedelle had no response. [mind] helped van Asch eliminate the last obstacle in his way, he then went on and [ss]ed [maestro] before he declared an attack with [w rabbit].
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Van Asch now tried his luck with Xyz Summons!
Van Asch now tried his luck with Xyz Summons!

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Van Asch declared an attack with [maestro] and Cedelle considered his response. He checked his Graveyard as well as his face-down cards and he eventually opted to activate [offering]. He used it to set a monster from his hand and van Asch responded with the effect of [w rabbit], now searching his Deck for [w rat] and [w shark]. He then attacked with [maestro], revealing the set monster to be [recycler].
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Play was back to Cedelle who had to come up with something. He [ns]ed [red], then used the effect of [offering] to bring out [yellow] and he did the same with the [green] he had added to his hand just a second earlier. He used 2 of his monsters to [xyz] [ggx], but van Asch found [bth] in his back row to deal with that. This caused Cedelle to use the effect of [offering] again, this time [ns]ing [red]. He went down to 1400 Life Points and used both of his monsters to [xyz] a [maestro] of his own.
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More and more toys found their way to van Asch's hand!
More and more toys found their way to van Asch's hand!

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Once again, van Asch used the effect of [w rabbit], triggering both of his copies of [w fac]. He then unleashed some Wind-Up combos, with [w mag] first coming down, followed by [w shark]. This allowed him to [ss] another [w mag] from his Deck, to which Cedelle responded with [tt]. That worked and meant that only 2 [maestro][s] would remain on the field. Van Asch passed.
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Cedelle added a 3rd face-down back row card.
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Van Asch [ns]ed [w rat], he used its effect to bring back [w shark] and the effect of 1 [w fac] allowed him to add a second [w rat] to his hand. The effect of [w rabbit] caused van Asch to lose his [w rat], he then tried to [xyz] into [17], but [bth] dealt with the threat!
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Play was back to Cedelle, who suddenly seemed like he had an opening. At some point soon, van Asch would run out of toys to throw at him. Then again, Cedelle’s Deck was also all out of Gadgets. He used [reborn] to bring back [recycler], to which van Asch responded with [tt]. A [road] didn’t just save Cedelle’s field, it also allowed him to add [sdd] to it! He used the effect of [recycler] to return 2 Gadgets to his Deck and he then [ns]ed [tgu]!
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Tour Guide can also power up the Gadget Deck!
Tour Guide can also power up the Gadget Deck!

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Cedelle used the effect of [leviair] to bring back [w rat]. He then went on and [xyz] [temtempo]. Both players did some quick maths with the final result being that van Asch would be left with no Life Points remaining!
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Quentin Cedelle takes the lead!

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Quite the comeback for Quentin Cedelle who seemed like he was miles away after van Asch repeatedly searched his Deck for fresh Wind-Up monsters. Could he pull another ace up his sleeve which in the first Duel had clearly been the lone copy of [offering]?
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Floris van Asch suddenly found himself with his back against the wall!
Floris van Asch suddenly found himself with his back against the wall!

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Van Asch opted to go first and he set a card to each zone.
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Cedelle set 2 back row cards of his own, he then [ns]ed [ccd] and drew 2 cards.
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The set monster on van Asch’s side of the field was revealed to be [reaper]. He declared an attack with it, but [fiendish] held it at bay. Van Asch added a second back row card.
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Cedelle used [storm] to get rid of both [dust] as well as [mind control]. He then [ns]ed [yellow] and his engine was up on speed again. He attacked over [reaper], set 3 spells or traps and ended.
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Van Asch found [w mag] and he revealed [w shark], to which Cedelle responded with [maxx]. This allowed him to draw a card when the [w shark] came down. Van Asch didn’t want to perform an action right away and Cedelle made use of the opportunity, activating [rivalry]! This time it was him who had all the answers!
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A devastating answer from Cedelle: Rivalry of Warlords!
A devastating answer from Cedelle: Rivalry of Warlords!

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[p]Van Asch activated [w fac] and he used the effect of [w shark] to search his Deck for [w rabbit]. He tried to attack over [yellow], but [fiendish] stopped [w shark] dead in its tracks!
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Cedelle didn’t waste any time and he [ns]ed the next Gadget. Both of his monsters on the field were then used to [xyz] [ggx] and he furiously attacked with it over [w shark]. Plenty of cards remaining on Cedelle’s hand who seemed like he was in total control of this Duel!
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Van Asch gave it another try, this time with [w rabbit]. He used its effect to banish it, triggering [w fac] and searching his Deck for another copy of [w rabbit]. He contemplated his next move and activated [reborn] to bring back [reaper] in face-up [def].
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[duality] got Cedelle [warning]. He [ns]ed [red], set 2 spells or traps and ended his turn.
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For the time being, it was survival mode for van Asch and Reaper provided him with exactly what he needed!
For the time being, it was survival mode for van Asch and Reaper provided him with exactly what he needed!

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A lone [reaper] tried to protect van Asch’s Life Points. Cedelle on the other hand tried to refuel with [ccd] and then [duality], which got him [maxx]. He added a fifth back row card (4 face-downs and [rivalry]) and ended.
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Van Asch set a card, but it got destroyed by [mst]; it was revealed to be [mf].
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Cedelle now [ns]ed [yellow], he added [green] to his hand, a second [ggx] hit the field and he then used [mst] to destroy [w fac]. During the End Phase, he discarded a [red].
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Van Asch added a set monster and Cedelle used [ccd] once again, staying on a solid 6 cards in hand.
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Finally, van Asch found an answer to [rivalry]: [tt]. He [fs]ed [w rabbit], tried to follow it up with [w rat], to which Cedelle responded with [maxx]. Van Asch had added [w mag] to his field and ended.
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Van Asch used [w rabbit] on his opponent’s turn and then added a second [w mag] to his field as the effect of the first [w mag] allowed him to [ss] it.
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Van Asch tried to unleash the Wind-Up combos!
Van Asch tried to unleash the Wind-Up combos!

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Cedelle [ns]ed [rai oh]. It attacked over one of the [w mag][s] and his 2 Xyz Monsters took care of the remaining Wind-Up monsters, leaving van Asch on 5400 Life Points.
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The following turn, van Asch got back [w rat] and he used its effect to bring back [w shark]. A [bth] dealt with it once and hopefully (from Cedelle’s perspective) for all. [reaper] and [w rat] were used to Xyz Summon [temtempo]. Cedelle Tributed [rai oh] to foil that plan as well! [w rat] was [ns]ed then, but [warning] negated that summon, too!
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Cedelle was staring down an empty field. It almost seemed like it was too good to be true. By now, we were in the second of a possible 5 extra turns since time had already been called.[br]
He [ns]ed [ccd] and used its effect to draw 2 cards before ending his turn.
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The 3rd extra turn. Van Asch found yet another [w rat] and he used it to bring back another copy from his Graveyard. Both were then used to Xyz Summon [30]. It was sent into one of the [ggx], but Cedelle had [prison] to make sure it would stay on the field. That concluded the turn.
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Gear Giant X provided Cedelle with infinite access to Cardcar - D!
Gear Giant X provided Cedelle with infinite access to Cardcar - D!

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Cedelle’s very last turn. He was ahead in Life Points and he used the effect of [ggx] to return a [ccd] to his Deck. He set a fifth back row card and simply ended since there was little van Asch could do to deal combat damage.
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The Dutch Duelist drew and immediately revealed his hand. Nothing was able to threaten Cedelle’s Life Points, which meant the French Gadget pilot would remain undefeated!
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Quentin Cedelle’s Gadgets are 5 – 0!

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“I really don’t think I could have won that second game”, van Asch commented. Unlike the first game, his Deck didn’t provide him with infinite fuel to keep pressuring his opponent. He was pretty certain he did commit a mistake in the first game, though, which left him in this rather desperate position.
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