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Top 8 Dragon Duel Profiles

08.07.2018 | 9:26 |

After six Rounds of Swiss yesterday, there are only eight Dragon Duelists remaining. They returned in the morning to fight for the title of the Dragon Duel Champion. The first two spots also earn an invite to the World Championship in Japan!
Take a look at their profiles!

Top 8 Dragon Duel
Dragon Duel Top 8 of the 2018 WCQ: European Championship in Berlin

 


Kai Heidinger

Name: Kai Heidinger
Age: 13
Country: Germany, Heidelberg
How do you feel right now? I feel pretty good. It’s my first Dragon Duel Top 8, but it’s not my first big event. I’ve already played in the Main Event for a few times.
What Deck are you playing today? Sky Striker Trickstar with Mekk-Knight engine. In the mirror match the Mekk-Knights are very good.
What’s your favourite card out of your Deck? Mekk-Knight Purple Night Fall: It’s a pretty good card against SPYRAL. I can Chain its Quick Effect to the activation of SPYRAL Super Agent and my oppoenent doesn’t know the top card of my Deck anymore.
Will you be going to the World Championship in Japan? It was my goal to earn my invite and I will go there for sure.

Aiden Appel

Name: Aidan Appel
Age: 13
Country: Germany, Berlin
How do you feel right now? I’m a little nervous right now. It’s my 3rd time I’m topping the Dragon Duel, so I’m already used to these situations. Still, there’s a lot on the line today.
What Deck are you playing today? Pure Sky Striker. I don’t like Trickstar, Gouki is bad and it’s all that’s left.
What’s your favourite card out of your Deck? Thunder King Rai-Oh, I think it’s a really strong tech card at the moment.
Will you be going to the World Championship in Japan? When going into this event I wasn’t aware that I might be able to earn an invite to Japan. Of course, should I make it to the finals I will go to Worlds.

Johann Klapper

Name: Johann Klapper
Age: 13
Country: Germany, Berlin
How do you feel right now? My goal was to top. I’m a little bit surprised I made it this far.
What Deck are you playing today? SPYRAL Knightmare – It’s great fun to play.
What’s your favourite card out of your Deck? SPYRAL Sleeper: it’s my only out to Raidraptor Ultimate Falcon, so I can beat over it.
Will you be going to the World Championship in Japan? I’m mainly here for the fun and the prize card. Being able to go to Worlds is a nice bonus.

Nad Goodman

Name: Nad Goodman
Age: 13
Country: UK, Birmingham
How do you feel right now? I’m very nervous, I was hoping to get to Top 8, but I’m afraid I won#t get far in the Top 8. There are a lot of good players in the Top 8.
What Deck are you playing today? Gouki Knightmare – it’s a very good Deck and cheaper than Sky Striker. I enjoy comboing off and building an unbreakable board.
What’s your favourite card out of your Deck? That’s Neo Spacian Aqua Dolphin – It’s a very old card, but it wrecks every handtrap out of my opponents hand.
Will you be going to the World Championship in Japan? It would be great, but I’m not really expecting it.

Matteo Milano

Name: Matteo Milano
Age: 13
Country: Italy, Savona
How do you feel right now? I feel good. I’m a little nervous and looking forward to my first Top 8 game.
What Deck are you playing today? Sky Striker Trickstar – it’s a very versatile Deck: you can take the control route, OTK and it fits very well into the new time-out ruling.
What’s your favourite card out of your Deck? PSY-Framegear Gamma – it was recommended to me by Marcello Barberi. We playtested together. The card is a win condition in itself.
Will you be going to the World Championship in Japan? I always wanted to go to Japan and should I be able to reach the finals I will go there for sure.

Fabian Hertl

Name: Fabian Hertl
Age: 13
Country: Germany, Berlin
How do you feel right now? I’m nervous, it’s my first top 8.
What Deck are you playing today? True Draco, I like the whole archetype and the engine is still good enough to keep up with the current Decks. I have good Match-Ups against Decks that flood the field.
What’s your favourite card out of your Deck? Dinomight Knight, the True Dracofighter – it activates trap cards directly from the Deck. I can tutor my floodgates.
Will you be going to the World Championship in Japan? I never expected to come this far. Should I get into the finals I will go to Japan, should my parents be ok with it.

Truls Bachar

Name: Truls Bachar
Age: 13
Country: Sweden, Lund
How do you feel right now? Pretty confident, but also nervous. Going to Worlds was my big goal going into this event.
What Deck are you playing today? Gouki – I generally prefer combo Decks to grindy Decks. It has a good match-up against the most popular Decks.
What’s your favourite card out of your Deck? M-X-Saber Invoker – it starts the combos and worked out pretty well for me.
Will you be going to the World Championship in Japan? I will go there for sure.

Felix Rau

Name: Felix Rau
Age: 12
Country: Germany, München
How do you feel right now? I’m ok. It’s not my first top, so I’m used to this situation.
What Deck are you playing today? Sky Striker Trickstar, currently it’s the best Deck. It’s the most consistent.
What’s your favourite card out of your Deck? Trickstar Candina – it’s the best card to open the game and start my combos.
Will you be going to the World Championship in Japan? I already went to Japan last year. My goal was to go there again.