Top 8 Profiles

After eleven rounds of Swiss across the two days and two further knockout rounds, there are only eight elite Duelists left! Here is a closer look at the players that have made it to the top eight cut and what they think about their chances of winning the tournament today.
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Emre[abstand]
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[br][b]Name: [/b] Emre Kizilates
[br][b]Age: [/b] 15
[br][b]Country: [/b] Germany, Frankfurt
[br][b]What Deck are you playing today? [/b] I’m the last remaining Evilswarm Player. It’s my deck of choice ever since it came out, I think it’s still a strong pick. You can do a lot of bad plays, but if you figure out the combos you can pull off a lot of good plays as well.
[br][b]What do you think about your chances of winning today? [/b] To be honest, I think my chances of winning today are low. Competition is strong and Evilswarm is not the best deck at the moment.
[br][b]Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] I’m maindecking [cth] as a tech card to improve my Match-Up against Shaddolls and Burning Abyss. It worked out so far.
[br][b]What is your card of the year for 2014? [/b] That has to be [soul charge], the card can turn games around. [/quote][abstand]
Luca[abstand]
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[br][b]Name: [/b] Luca di Pietro Paolo
[br][b]Age: [/b] 16
[br][b]Country:[/b] Rome, Italy
[br][b]What Deck you playing today?[/b] I decided to run Qliphorts today, as it’s the best deck at the moment. It has decent Match-Ups against Shaddolls as well as Burning Abyss. I simply like it the most out of the big three.
[br][b]What do you think about your chances of winning today?[/b] After I’ve come so far today I think that I have good chances of winning the whole event.
[br][b]Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about?[/b] I’m playing [vanity] in my Side Deck, because it is a win condition against Shaddolls and a good option against Burning Abyss.
[br][b]What is your card of the year for 2014?[/b] My card of the year is [fire lake]. It fits perfectly into Burning Abyss and makes the deck even better than before.[/quote][abstand]
Daniele[abstand]
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[br][b]Name: [/b] Daniele Stella
[br][b]Age:[/b] 17
[br][b]Country:[/b] Italy, Catania
[br][b]What Deck are you playing today?[/b] I’m running Qliphorts. A deck that can maindeck 3 [vane] and 3 [skill drain] is the best deck to me.
[br][b]What do you think about your chances of winning today?[/b] I playtested a lot so I feel very well prepared. In the tops everything is possible.
[br][b]Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about?[/b] I maindeck 3 [night beam] and 3 [mst]. They give me the edge in the Burning Abyss Match-Up.
[br][b]What is your card of the year for 2014? [/b] That’s [wiretap], I made Top 8 of my National Championship just because of this card. I negated a [black horn] on my [eek] with it.[/quote][abstand]
Oleksandr[abstand]
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[br][b]Name:[/b] Oleksandr Atamanenko
[br][b]Age:[/b] 18
[br][b]Country:[/b] Rome, Italy
[br][b]What Deck are you playing today? [/b] Qliphorts: it’s the strongest and most consistent deck at the moment.
[br][b]What do you think about your chances of winning today?[/b] After coming so far I think I can and want to win this event.
[br][b]Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about?[/b] I’m playing [soul drain] and [q towers] in the Main Deck. I side 2 copies of [xing] to lock down backrow, it works similar to [denko] in Shaddolls.
[br][b]What is your card of the year for 2014?[/b] That’s [archfiend], because it was restricted to one.[/quote][abstand]
Fabio[abstand]
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[br][b]Name:[/b] Fabio Polito
[br][b]Age:[/b] 21
[br][b]Country:[/b] Italy, Turin
[br][b]What Deck you playing today? [/b] I’m running Burning Abyss for the 3rd time in a row at a YCS. I want to finish the year with the deck.
[br][b]What do you think about your chances of winning today?[/b] I tested a lot with my friends, but I’m not quite so sure.
[br][b]Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] I maindeck [night beam] and a copy of [botend].
[br][b]What is your card of the year for 2014? [/b] That’s [bls]. The card is so strong, it steals games.[/quote][abstand]
Themis[abstand]
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[br][b]Name:[/b] Themis Gkyzis
[br][b]Age:[/b]20
[br][b]Country:[/b] Greece, Athens
[br][b]What Deck are you playing today?[/b] I play Chaos Shaddolls. I expected to play a lot of Burning Abyss decks. My metacall was correct, I just beat three in a row and I don’t like to play the Mirror Match. So I thought that Shaddolls would be the best option for this event and they maindeck a copy of “Pappa” [dad]. *smiles*
[br][b]What do you think about your chances of winning today?[/b] It’s my first Top 8, now anything is possible.
[br][b]Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about?[/b] I side [smashing] to beat Qliphorts. It worked out pretty well so far.
[br][b]What is your card of the year for 2014?[/b] Even though it’s an old card it still is [dad].[/quote][abstand]
Luigi[abstand]
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[br][b]Name:[/b] Luigi Alici
[br][b]Age:[/b] 20
[br][b]Country:[/b] Italy, Treviso
[br][b]What Deck you playing today?[/b] In a triangle metagame like this I thought Burning Abyss would be the best deck. It doesn’t lose to Shaddoll and after siding the Match-Up gets even better.
[br][b]What do you think about your chances of winning today?[/b] I feel self-confident about my deck.
[br][b]Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about?[/b] I play [m fiend] in the Side Deck against Shaddoll.
[br][b]What is your card of the year 2014?[/b] That’s [ba alich], because we share the name.[/quote][abstand]
Alpay[abstand]
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[br][b]Name:[/b] Alpay Engin
[br][b]Age:[/b] 19
[br][b]Country:[/b] Germany, Cologne
[br][b]What Deck you playing today?[/b] Burning Abyss is the most consistent deck over 11 Rounds of Swiss and 5 more in the Knock Out portion.
[br][b]What do you think about your chances of winning today?[/b] I’m well prepared, I just need the little bit of luck.
[br][b]Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about?[/b] I maindeck [maxx] and it was a good decision. It helps a lot in the Match Match.
[br][b]What is your card of the year 2014?[/b] [soul charge]: it pushed a lot decks to top tier.[/quote][abstand]

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