Top 32 Feature Match – Ryan Nelson (Shaddoll) vs Kyle Arroita (Satellarknight)

The Swiss Rounds are over, and now it’s time for the Top 32 Feature Match! Ryan Nelson has used his Shaddoll Deck to make it to the Top 32, while Kyle Arroita’s success comes from his ‘tellarknight Deck. However, only one of them will continue in the tournament – let’s find out which Duelist prevails!

Game 1

Kyle won the die roll and decided to go first. His opening hand contained [ced], [wire tap], [sw], [coth], and [sat sir]. He Set Sirius, and Set the rest of his hand to his backrow.

A Satellarknight Deneb instead of a Sirius would’ve made this hand a lot stronger.

Ryan began with [el shd fus], [mst], [enemy], [shd drag], and [wyverbuster]. He drew a card, and played [el shd fus], using [shd drag] and [wyverbuster] to Fusion Summon [shd construct]. Construct sent a [shd squa] to the Graveyard, and Dragon destroyed Kyle’s set [coth]. Squamata sent [shd beast] to the Graveyard, letting Ryan draw a card. In his Battle Phase, Ryan attacked Kyle’s face-down monster, but [ced] returned Construct to the Extra Deck. Ryan Set 2 cards to end his turn.

Kyle drew a card and Flip Summoned [sat sir]. He attacked directly with it, dropping Ryan to 6400 LP. He Set 1 card and passed the turn.

Ryan drew a card, set [mst] and passed.

Kyle drew [sat vega]. He Normal Summoned it and attacked directly with both (Ryan 6400 > 3600). In Main Phase 2, he Xyz Summoned [dweller] and passed his turn.

Ryan drew a card and activated [shd fus], but Kyle used [sw] (Kyle 8000 > 6000)! Ryan passed the turn, unable to make further plays.

Kyle drew [sat den]! He Normal Summoned it and added [sat alt] to his hand. He then attacked directly with both Deneb and [dweller] (Ryan 3600 > 400).

Ryan drew [bls], and Kyle used [dweller]’s effect in his Standby phase. Ryan’s 2 [mst] destroyed Kyle’s Set [wire tap] and [coth]. Ryan then Summoned [bls] by banishing [shd drag] and [wyverbuster]. [bls] attacked and destroyed both of Kyle’s monsters (Kyle 6000 > 3200).

Kyle drew a card. He Normal Summoned [sat alt] and Special Summoned [sat den] from the Graveyard, which added [sat vega] to his hand. He then Xyz Summoned [cowboy]! The game should have ended there, but Ryan Tributed his [bls] with [enemy] to take control of the Cowboy for the turn! Kyle ended his turn, and the Cowboy returned to his side of the field..

Ryan drew and Normal Summoned [mathe]. Its effect sent [shd squa] to the Graveyard, which sent [shd core] right after. The Core’s effect returned [shd fus] to Ryan’s hand. He played it immediately, sending [shd beast] and [wyverbuster] from his Main Deck to Fusion Summon [shd construct]! Construct sent [shd falco] to the Graveyard, and the yarded Beast drew Ryan [felis]. Falco was Special Summoned face-down. When Ryan activated [super poly], it was all over!

Enemy Controller kept Ryan in the game, allowing him to mount a comeback on the next turn!

A clutch [enemy] turned the Duel around, buying Ryan the turn he needed to bring the Duel back in his favour. Can Kyle turn the tables in the second Duel?

Game 2

Kyle chose to play first in this game. His started the Duel with 2 [coth], [mst], [fiendish], and [sat sir]. He Set the 4 Spell and Traps, and passed the turn.

Ryan opened with [shd squa], [shd beast], [mst], [icehand], and [denko]. He drew a card and Normal Summoned [denko]. He attacked Kyle directly with it and ended his turn (Kyle 8000 > 6300).

Kyle drew and Normal Summoned [sat alt], then attacked [denko] to destroy both monsters.

Ryan drew a card, then Normal Summoned [icehand] and attacked directly with it (Kyle 6300 > 4900).

Kyle drew another [sat alt]. He Normal Summoned it, and used [coth] to Special Summon the first Altair from his Graveyard. Then, he Xyz Summoned [bujin tsu], and detached an Altair to discard [coth] and draw [mst] and [rota]. He Set a card and passed.

Ryan drew a card. He counted his cards and his opponent’s – the telltale sign of Xyz Summoning [eek]! He Normal Summoned [shd squa], then used his [icehand] and Squamata to Xyz Summon [eek]. He used its effect, and Kyle responded with [chain]. However, Ryan used [mst] from his hand to ensure the Knight would destroy all other cards on the field! He passed the turn, unable to deal damage with Exciton.

Kyle drew a card and played [rota], adding [sat den] to his hand. He Normal Summoned Deneb, giving Kyle a [sat alt] from his Deck to his hand. He Set 1 card face-down and ended his turn.

Ryan drew [firehand]. He used [puppet] to steal Kyle’s [sat den] for the turn, then Normal Summoned [firehand]. Attacks from his 3 monsters were enough to end the Duel, and subsequently the Match!

Ryan Nelson ends the game 2-0, moving onwards to the Top 16!

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