Welcome to YCS London 2018

Hello and welcome to YCS London 2018! For the second time in a row and the third time overall we are here in London ExCel at the MCM Comic Con. The YCS is part of this huge Comic Con in London where there are more than 150.000 visitors over the whole weekend.


After having more than 1.000 preregistrations yesterday, we cracked a new attendance record for YCS London. There are 1.626 Duelists in competition today, making this the biggest event in London so far.

London is always a highlight in the YCS calendar. The MCM Comic Con is making the event so special. There are loads of cosplayers at the convention from all kinds of Animes, Comics and TV series. People are putting a huge effort into their costumes and it is always impressive to see the excitement among people here at the con.
Located at booth number S1700, the Yu-Gi-Oh! stand will cater to all types of Duelists across both the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME and Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. Feel free to swing by and pick up an exclusive playmat. You even have the opportunity to get your stuff signed from the voice actors of Joey and Marik.

Last weekend YCS Niagara took place and set the pace of the current format. With the release of [sofu] we had two new archetypes enter the metagame: Thunder Dragons and Danger! decks. Here is the metagame breakdown of YCS Niagara:[abstand]

9 Thunder Dragon Decks
8 Gouki Decks
4 Sky Striker Decks
2 Danger! Burning Abyss Decks
3 Danger! Dark World Decks
1 Danger! SPYRAL Deck
2 Altergeist Decks
1 Pendulum-based Deck
1 Trickstar Mekk-Knight Deck
1 Paleozoic Frog Deck
We are already looking forward to seeing which decks will prevail in London. Danger! decks are lacking Summon Sorceress! Did Duelists in London find a way to replace the card? We are going to find out soon!

We will be playing 8 rounds of Swiss today and 3 more tomorrow. Then we well be cutting the field to Top 32 and continue with the Knock-Out Rounds. As usual there will be a huge number of Public Events. 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 in order to provide you at home with all the ideas and innovation players came up with.

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