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Top 8 Player Profiles

17.07.2016 | 17:31 |

It all came down to this! Well, not quite but the field has been cut down to the Top 8 Duelists of the weekend. Take a look at their Profiles!

After ten Rounds of Swiss across two days and three further knockout rounds, there are only eight Duelists remaining. All of them fought hard to get where they are right now and all of them want to go to Worlds! Only one more win separates them for their big goal. Let’s find out what they are playing today.

 

Samir


Name: Samir Bachar
Age: 21
Country: France, Villeubanne

What Deck are you playing today? Pendulum variant with Majespecter and DracoPals

What do you think about your chances of winning today? I want to win, but I’m not quite sure. I was 7:0:1 after Swiss, so I only needed one more win to top. It feels like it’s my lucky day.

Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? I’m running Number 39: Utopia and Number S39: Utopia Prime in my Extra Deck. During Swiss I otk’ed a Burning Abyss Deck with it.

Final words? All praise to Yellow Ojama!

 


Jack

Name: Jack Verma
Age: 14
Country: Germany, Berlin

What Deck are you playing today? Pendulum with Majespecter Unicorn - Kirin. I think Majespecter Unicorn - Kirin is a viable pick against all the current meta Decks.

What do you think about your chances of winning today? I feel confident with this Deck. I’ve got good chances as long as I don’t have to play against Kozmo.

Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? I run Magical Abductor and Draco Face-Off in my Main Deck and Sky Iris all of those ards have great synergies in this Deck.

Final words? I want to say that it is always easy to win against Imran Khan Jadoon und Dinkh-Kha Bui.

 


Carmelo

Name: Carmelo Buttiglieri
Age: 27
Country: Germany, Bonn

What Deck are you playing today? Phantom Knight Burning Abyss – It’s the Deck I know best.

What do you think about your chances of winning today? In the current format it’s really hard to tell. I try my best and think from game to game, but I’m fully aware that I was very lucky to get here today.

Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? I run three Maxx "C" and Anti-Spell Fragrance in my Main Deck. All these cards were awesome today.

Final words? I want to give shoutouts to United Gosus, Andrian Koch, Philip Beck and last but not least Marvin Schmidt whom I came her with. I built the Deck with him, so part of my success is his.

 


Finn

Name: Finn Bakewell
Age: 19
Country: UK, Leicester

What Deck are you playing today? Odd Eyes Dracopals. I just like the Deck a lot. It’s fast, combo based and very consistent. It’s the Deck I’m most familiar with.

What do you think about your chances of winning today? Well, let’s put it like this. I’m really surprised I made it this far today but now everything is possible.

Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? I decided to put in the Majespecter engine before the event which was a great idea. It worked out very well for me.

Final words? I just want to thank anyone at my locals who encouraged me to go this far.

 


Raphael

Name: Raphael Neven
Age: 18
Country: Netherlands

What Deck are you playing today? Kozmo Demise, my friend Joshua won our Nationals with it and don’t like the other Decks very much. Kombo Decks are not consistent enough for a long event like this. Card of Demise is the card that made this Deck competitive. The card is too strong.

What do you think about your chances of winning today? I told my friends it’s not going to happen, but I can’t tell right now. The whole event is like a roller-coaster ride for me.

Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? MY Main Deck is pretty standard. The only card that’s noteworthy is Breakthrough Skill. It worked out very well against Monarchs today.

Final words? Shoutouts to Dutch Elite Cardgaming and Joshua Oosters.

 


Ole

Name: Ole Wegner
Age: 23
Country: Germany, Flensburg

What Deck are you playing today? Extra Deck Monarch

What do you think about your chances of winning today? I really can’t tell. I was lucky to get here since I qualified on Friday by winning a Last Chance Qualifier.

Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? Solemn Scolding in my Side Board which I put in against Monarch and Pendulum Decks.

Final words? I want give shoutouts to all my friends in Flensburg.

 


Alpay

Name: Alpay Engin
Age: 21
Country: Germany, Cologne

What Deck are you playing today? Fire King Kozmo – it’s the only in the current metagame that can play 1st or 2nd.

What do you think about your chances of winning today? After Round 5 I lost faith after losing 2 times in a row. But now I’m here and I’m convinced that everything is possible.

Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? I side Mirror of the Ice Barrier against Burning Abyss. I won my Top 64 game thanks to this card.

Final words? Shoutouts to Legacy Card Gaming, to all my friends in Cologne, iTweety and Uridias.

 


Lorenzo

Name: Lorenzo Roma
Age: 19
Country: Germany, Munich

What Deck are you playing today? Phantom Knights Burning Abyss – I tested all the other Decks, but this Deck is most consistent.

What do you think about your chances of winning today? At first I only wanted to to. Worlds weren’t really my goal. Now I’m very surprised I beat the curse. Usually I lose in Top 16.

Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? Solemn Strike was a surprise to my opponents during the whole day.

Final words? Shoutouts to my new Team Red Lotus. Check us on Social Media.