Top 8: Marcel Leucker (Prophecies) vs. Stefan Batterbee (Mermails)

We’ve now advanced to the Quarter Finals, where Stefan Batterbee from the Uk is going up against Marcel Leucker from Germany.
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Stefan Batterbee was commanding Mermail forces against Leucker's Prophecies!
Stefan Batterbee was commanding Mermail forces against Leucker's Prophecies!

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Leucker kicked things off, using [sb mag] and [sb secrets], followed by [sb master]. This got him [sb eternity], he then Set 2 spells or traps and ended.
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Batterbee unleashed several Special Summons!
Batterbee unleashed several Special Summons!

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Batterbee used [mind control] to secure [sb mag], he then followed it up with [megalo], to which Leucker responded with [tt]. That meant all cards on the field were gone, Batterbee Set a spell or trap and he passed play.

Leucker had another [sb mag], then [sb secrets], which then got him the next Spell Card. He attacked, dealing the first damage of the game, leaving Batterbee on 7.500 Life Points. He Set a spell or trap.

Batterbee also just Set a spell or trap.

[sb mag] attacked again, to which Batterbee responded with [asphere]. [sb fate] made sure no monster would get to hit the field and during [mp] 2, [sb eternity] got Leucker back [sb secrets]. He activated it, finding the next [sb master].
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Magical Spellbooks flying around EVERYWHERE!
Magical Spellbooks flying around EVERYWHERE!

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A couple more Spellbook activations later, Leucker found [tgst] and he finally passed after that with 1 Set spell or trap. [asphere] got Batterbee [pike] (after [linde] made a brief appearance), he discarded [adrag], adding [megalo] and [amark] from his Deck to his hand.

[mst] got activated on [sb fate], which Leucker chained to banish [pike]. [megalo] followed, but [veiler] made sure it couldn’t do as much damage as usual. Another copy hit the field thanks to [gunde] that Batterbee discarded, he attacked over [sb mag], a direct attack followed and during [mp] 2, he went for [gaios].
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Abyssgaios seemed like a great play from Batterbee!
Abyssgaios seemed like a great play from Batterbee!

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The effect of [tgst] returned a Spellbook to the bottom of Leucker’s Deck, he then [ns]ed [magileine], used her effect and he ended.

[diva] from Batterbee, but [veiler] made sure it wouldn’t get to [ss] anything nasty from Batterbee’s Deck. Attacks followed, Leucker was on 2100 Life Points.

Once again, he used the effect of [tgst]. He had 3 monsters on his hand and 2 more Spell Cards. He [ns]ed another [magileine], adding another copy to his hand. That much was fine with Batterbee. It attacked over [diva], Leucker Set a spell or trap and he ended his turn.

[adrag] came down, Batterbee wanted to proceed with the Battle Phase, but Leucker spared him the hassle and shuffled up.

[h2]Stefan Batterbee takes the lead![/h2]

Marcel Leucker was the last Prophecy Duelist remaining in competition!
Marcel Leucker was the last Prophecy Duelist remaining in competition!

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Leucker started the second game just like he did in the first, using [sb secrets] and [sb mag], adding [sb master] to his hand. He activated it, adding [tgst] to his hand, he also activated the Field Spell Card, Set a spell or trap and ended.

Batterbee went for [teus], discarding [pike]. This got him [gunde], his attack was met with [sb fate], turning [sb mag] face-down and allowing Leucker to add [sb secrets] to his hand when the attack connected. Batterbee [ns]ed [rai oh], he Set a spell or trap and ended.

[tgst] allowed Leucker to improve his hand. He Set a spell or trap and ended.

[diva] for Batterbee allowed him to add [amark]. Play proceeded with the Battle Phase, [amark] connected and Leucker dropped [trag].
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Once again, it was Batterbee who seemed to dictate the pace!
Once again, it was Batterbee who seemed to dictate the pace!

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[ahi] made an appearance, Batterbee advanced to the [mp] 2, he then went for [gungnir], discarding 2 cards to destroy [tgst] and Leucker’s Set spell or trap. [pike] and [poa] followed, catapulting Batterbee into a strong position! It all made it seem like Leucker had no chance to come back in this match.
Batterbee [xyz] [11], he used it to take control of [trag], he added [megalo] and shook his head, adding an “Oops!” – he must have forgotten that he already advanced to [mp] 2. Leucker’s eyes flashed a little.
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Leucker fought back with High Priestess of Prophecy!
Leucker fought back with High Priestess of Prophecy!

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He [ss]ed [priestess], finally got rid of [rai oh], he used [sb power], [sb secrets] got him [sb mag], he [ns]ed it, adding yet another [sb power] to his hand. He activated [sb master], copying [sb power] and suddenly it became obvious what he was attempting to do.

[sb mag] attacked over [trag] with Leucker adding more Spellbooks. [priestess] followed, attacking over [11], netting Leucker yet more spells. He had 5 more Spell Cards in his hand!
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One after another, the Spell Cards left Leucker's hand!
One after another, the Spell Cards left Leucker's hand!

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In the end, Batterbee only had [pike] remaining while Leucker had 2 face-down Spell or Trap Cards and 2 monsters on the field.

[pike] attacked over [sb mag]. Batterbee Set a spell or trap and ended.

Play was back to Leucker, who had all he needed to wrap things up now. [sb secrets] got him [sb power], he activated it, targeting [priestess], attacked over [pike], searched for [sb secrets], he wanted to activate [sb life], but [mst] negated it.

Batterbee only Set a spell or trap.

Leucker destroyed it with the effect of [priestess], but Batterbee chained [asphere]. That got Batterbee [linde], it got destroyed, getting Batterbee [megalo].
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Did Leucker have it now?!
Did Leucker have it now?!

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[reborn] on [megalo], [xyz] [11], claim control of opposing [megalo], pass.

Batterbee drew and shuffled up.

[h2]Marcel Leucker ties the score![/h2]

This time it was Batterbee who kicked things off. He [ns]ed [rai oh], Set a spell or trap and ended.

Leucker also Set a spell or trap.

[linde] got [ns]ed next. [rai oh] attacked and Leucker [ss]ed [trag]. Batterbee added a second Spell or Trap Card and passed.
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Tragoedia was all Leucker needed to organize his Defense!
Tragoedia was all Leucker needed to organize his Defense!

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[trag] attacked over [rai oh]. Still during the End Phase, [asphere] attempted to [ss] a monster for Batterbee, but Leucker chained [soul drain]. [linde] ended up in the Graveyard, Batterbee [ss]ed [gunde]. He Set a second spell or trap, activated [mind crush], naming [veiler], but he missed, costing him [gunde]. He then used both monsters to [xyz] [zenmaines], he activated [hole] to destroy [trag], detaching one of [zenmaines]’ Materials, which meant that [soul drain] got destroyed during the End Phase.

Leucker [ns]ed [justice]. He used [sb power] on it, activated her effect, adding [sb secrets] and [priestess] to his hand and he ended.

Nothing happened the following turn.

Leucker [ns]ed [justice], he used [sb secrets], adding [sb master] to his hand and he then also added [sb fate]. [sb fate] banished [zenmaines], [justice] attacked directly, leaving Batterbee on 5300 Life Points, [justice] used its effect, adding [priestess] and [sb secrets] to his hand, with the [priestess] ending up in the Graveyard during the End Phase as Leucker apparently had too many cards.

[poa] seemed to be Batterbee’s preferred way to sport a comeback. He [ss]ed [megalo], with Leucker discarding [maxx] in response. [diva] followed, netting Leucker another card since [amark] got [ss]ed. [diva] left the field again for the effect of [megalo], but Leucker had [veiler].
[megalo] connected, [amark] followed, this got Batterbee [adrag], he attacked with it and meant that if Leucker had [trag], he’ll be sooo unhappy. He attacked with [adrag].

No response from Leucker.

[megalo] followed suit, ending the game right there and then!

[h2]Stefan Batterbee advances to the Semi Finals![/h2]

In the end, marcel Leucker’s advantage didn’t pay out – while he was holding on to plenty of cards, he had nothing to stop Stefan Batterbee’s Aquatic forces that reduced his Life Points to 0!
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