Top 8 Feature Match: Charles Loo vs Yury Milenkov
16.01.2020 | 13:54
The players remaining in the Top 8 are just 3 matches away from winning the whole tournament. The next match is a very important one. Yury Milenkov from Newcastle, NSW has made it this far with a Pendulum Deck featuring Endymion and Mythical Beast monsters and he’s up against Charles Loo from Melbourne playing the Sky Striker Orcust Deck. Both these players are very familiar with each other as they played each other in the Top 4 of the Oceania WCQ in 2019 with Charles narrowly winning the match and getting the invitation to play in the World Championship. Yury is here for revenge.
Yury wins the die roll and elects to go first. He opens a hand of Kai-Den Kendo Spirit, Mythical Institution, Spell Power Mastery, Pot of Desires and Mythical Beast Jackal King. Yury begins his turn with Spell Power Mastery adding a Servant of Endymion to his hand. He places it in the Pendulum Zone before activating Pot of Desires banishing 10 cards from the top of his Deck to draw 2 cards. Next he activates Mythical Instituion and places Kai-Den Kendo Spirit in the Pendulum Zone. He activates Servant of Endymion’s effect to Summon itself from the Pendulum Zone and a Mythical Beast Jackal King from his Deck. Yury places Reflection of Endymion in the Pendulum Zone. He then activates Mythical Institution removing 3 Spell Counters from his field to add Magister of Endymion to his hand. He Normal Summons the Magister and uses it and the Servant to Link Summon Heavymetalfoes Electrumite. Electrumite puts Endymion, the Mighty Master of Magic face up in the Extra Deck and then destroys Kai-Den Kendo Spirit to add back the Kai-Den to hand and draw a card. Yury Pendulum Summons Endymion, the Mighty Master of Magic and Magister of Endymion from the Extra Deck and a Mythical Beast Jackal King from the hand. He sets 1 Spell or Trap and ends his turn.
Charles opens a hand of Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage, Orcustrated Return, Cyber Dragon Nachster, Sky Striker Maneuvre – Afterburners and Orcust Crescendo with Orcust Harp Horror as his draw for turn. He activates Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage to add Sky Striker Mecha – Widow Anchor from his Deck to his hand, following up with a Sky Striker Maneuvre – Afterburners targeting Mythical Beast Jackal King but Yury activates Endymion, the Mighty Master of Magic returning Reflection of Endymion from the Pendulum Zone to hand to negate. Charles activates Orcustrated Return discarding Orcust Harp Horror to draw 2. He then activates Cosmic Cyclone targeting Yury’s set but Yury just activates the set Called by the Grave to banish Charles’ Orcust Harp Horror. Charles Normal Summons Cyber Dragon Nachster and Fusion Summon’s Chimeratech Megafleet Dragon using the Nachster and Yury’s Heavymetalfoes Electrumite. In the Battle Phase, Charles declares an attack on Jackal King with Megafleet Dragon but Yury activates Magister’s effect and Charles concedes the game.
Charles opts to go first this game. He opens 2 copies of Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage, Sky Striker Mecha – Widow Anchor, Foolish Burial and Anti-Spell Fragrance. Charles opens with Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage adding Sky Striker Mecha – Hornet Drones to hand and then Foolish Burial sending Orcust Harp Horror to Graveyard. He activates the Hornet Drones Special Summoning a Token to Link Summon Sky Striker Ace – Kagari adding back the Engage. The Engage then adds a Sky Striker Mecha – Shark Cannon to his hand. Charles banishes Orcust Harp Horror from the Graveyard to Summon Orcust Knightmare from Deck and uses it with Kagari to Link Summon Galatea, the Orcust Automaton. Knightmare is banished to send World Legacy – “World Wand” to the Graveyard before it gets banished to Summon back Orcust Knightmare. Galatea then returns World Legacy – “World Wand” to the Deck to set an Orcust Crescendo. Charles sets 5 to the back and passes.
Yury opens 2 copies of Called by the Grave, Magister of Endymion, Spell Power Mastery and Evenly Matched drawing into a second copy of Evenly Matched. Charles immediately activates Anti-Spell Fragrance and Yury sighs. He moves to the Battle Phase to activate Evenly Matched which Charles responds with Orcust Crescendo but luckily Yury has the second Evenly Matched. Charles keeps the Anti-Spell Fragrance and banishes everything else face down. Yury sets a monster and 3 spell/traps and passes his turn.
Charles draw Orcustrated Return for turn. He banishes Orcust Crescendo to search Orcust Harp Horror which he Normal Summons and attacks the Set Magister of Endymion which is placed in the Pendulum Zone when it’s destroyed. He Sets the Orcustrated Return and passes.
Yury draws Mythical Beast Garuda and activates a Set Spell Power Mastery and adds a Servant of Endymion to his hand. After rigorously shuffling his hand, he sets the Servant of Endymion and ends his turn.
Charles draws and activates his Set Orcustrated Return sending his Orcust Harp Horror to draw 2 card but Yury immediately removes it with Called by the Grave. Charles Summons a Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher from his hand and declares an attack on the set Servant of Endymion which like Magister last turn also goes into the Pendulum Zone.
Yury draws Reflection of Endymion and Pendulum Summons Mythical Beast Garuda and Reflection of Endymion from his hand. Reflection of Endymion activates returning Magister of Endymion and Anti-Spell Fragrance on the field to respective owner’s hand. Yury Link Summons a Heavymetalfoes Electrumite and uses its effect to put a Mythical Beast Jackal King to his Extra Deck face up. He places Magister of Endymion back in the Pendulum Zone and destroys it with Electrumite but adds it back to his hand and draws another copy of Magister. Yury places Magister in the Zone again and flips his set Called by the Grave to banish Charles Sky Striker Ace – Kagari. Servant now has 3 counters and can Summon herself and an Endymion, the Mighty Master of Magic from Yury’s Deck. He then Normal Summons Magister and in the Battle Phase attacks over Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher with Endymion, the Mighty Master of Magic and gets a direct attack with Magister. In the End Phase, Charles pauses to consider his options but chooses to just move onto his turn.
Charles banishes another 8 cards from the top of his Deck to Summon Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher and attacks over the Electrumite. He sets 2 cards and passes back to Yury. In the End Phase, Yury uses Magister of Endymion to Summon Mythical Beast Jackal King from his Deck.
Yury draws Spell Power Mastery for turn. Charles immediately flips Anti-Spell Fragrance and uses Infinite Impermanence to negate when Yury activates Endymion, the Mighty Master of Magic’s effect attempting to negate. Yury enters the Battle Phase and attacks with Endymion over Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher, and when he attacks with Magister, Charles is forced to banish another 8 cards to Summon back Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher as a form of defense. Yury sets a card.
Charles draw the last card in his Deck and extends a handshake .
Yury is moving on to the top 4 with his Endymion Mythical Beast Pendulum Deck!!