Welcome to YCS London 2017

Autumn is the perfect time for a trip to the UK. Last year we stopped by in Liverpool, where we had a smaller, but nonetheless great event. Liverpool is so different to the rest of the UK, not only language-wise. For the third time in recent YCS history YCS London is part of the MCM Comic Con at London Excel. This is a great weekend to be in London and the perfect venue for an event like this!

London is the first YCS on European soil since the release of the new Forbidden & Limited List as well as [cibr]. The List finally put Zoo to rest and gave way for a new metagame. [cibr] put in work to establish new decks to beat. Last week we had YCS Dallas take place which already set the pace for this event. The metagame breakdown for the Top 32 decks was as follows:[abstand]
Trickstar: 2
Invoked: 1[abstand]
SPIRALS made their first and impressive showing. Some of the key cards were released almost a year ago, but it took until now to make the competitive. [b]SPYRAL Double Helix[/b] made all the difference. Will Duelists rely on the proven strategy or will some be able to break the metagame and find something new? We will find out during the course of the weekend.

Since we received a lot of positive feedback on out “Pro-Talk” article we will do some in-depth interviews with some of the best Duelists here in London. Should you want to present your deck to the audience please stop by. We will also give you impressions of the Comic Con and the Cosplayers.
We have a total of 1.333 players registered for the Main Event. We are going to play 11 Rounds of Swiss in total, 8 today and 3 more tomorrow. After that, we will cut to Top 32 and play another 5 knock-out Rounds until we have a new YCS Champion.

Feature Matches will be on our live stream on Twitch and YouTube. On written coverage, we will be focusing on Quick Questions, Interviews and Pubic Events. Of course, this content will be accompanied by Strategy Content like Tech Updates in order to provide you at home with all the ideas and innovation players came up with.

Stay tuned for more over the course of the weekend, and welcome to the YCS London 2017!

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