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Top 32 Deck breakdown (+ more!).

26.02.2012 | 15:03 |

[p]It’s time for “Attack of the Giant Stat!”. The Top 32 playoffs of YCS Leipzig are well underway and we’ve checked up with each Duelists to see what decks they are running, so here’s some more shiny statistical analysis for you all![/p]


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[p]First let’s look at the Top 32 for YCS Leipzig. The big story here is the success of Dino Rabbit. Following on from YCS Brighton where it took 3 of the Top 4 places, there are a whopping [i]19[/i] of them remaining in the tournament right now. Compared to newer Decks like Inzektors and Wind-Ups, Rabbit’s been around for a while and people have had the time to get the cards and have some experience with the Deck. Speaking of, Inzektors and Wind-Ups share the next 10 spots in the Top 32, as Duelists have got to grips with them quickly, as you may have seen from our Feature Matches so far.
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Next up we compare the Top 32 of the event to the overall Deck breakdown provided yesterday. As you can see above, Dino Rabbit and Inzektor Decks had an almost equal share of the entire tournament pool, but Rabbit was three times as successful at making it into the Top 32. Let’s not forget about Wind-Ups either, as there were almost 50 less of those than Inzektors yet it still took 4 spots of the Top 32.[/p]
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[div]Now let’s branch out a little bit. February already saw 2 YCS events take place in America, one in Mexico and one in the United States. You can read up on both events through the American coverage site (click here) but for now let’s look at the breakdown of the Top 32. All 3 events (Leipzig included) allowed [orcs] cards to be played so looking at them all together should provide a good picture of which Decks are preferred in different countries.

Each of these events had varying degrees of diversity in the Top 32. While only 7 different Decks were played here in Leipzig, there were 9 different ones in Atlanta and 13 in Guadalajara. Decks like Plant Synchro and Six Samurai were well-represented in Mexico whereas they didn’t make an appearance in tlanta’s Top 32. Also, as the weeks went on, more and more Dino rabbit Decks made it to the playoffs. YCs leipzig also sees the most Inzektors and least Wind-Ups of the 3 events.
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[p]Finally, let’s combine the results of the 3 events to see what was most successful overall this month. The big winner here is Dino Rabbit, with almost 40 of potential 96 Decks making the Top 32. Wind-Ups are next with over 20, and if you combine the total Wind-Up representation of Leipzig and Atlanta, you get the same number of Inzektors that made the playoffs across all 3 events.
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[p]One last thing to note is that while Dino Rabbit, Wind-Ups and Inzektors are the 3 most popular decks at the moment, none of them have won a post-[orcs] YCS yet (Dino Rabbit won in Brighton). T.G. was victorious last week while Six Samurai won in Mexico. It just goes to show that numbers don’t mean everything in this game, and sometimes the underdog can win out. Will the underdog win again here in Leipzig? We’ll find out soon![/p]