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YCS Bochum 2018: Top 8 Profiles

25.02.2018 | 16:38 |

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 8 and what they think about their chances of winning the tournament today.

Top8 YCS Bochum
The Top 8 Duelists of YCS Bochum 2018.[abstand]
Markus Burtchen
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[b]Name: [/b] Markus Burtchen
[b]Age: [/b] 23
[b]Country: [/b] Germany, Berlin
[b]What Deck are you playing today? [/b] Pendulum Magician, I felt like it was the best deck going into this event. My build is special. I wasn’t keen on fair mirror matches all day, so I decided to build it my way.
[b]How do you feel about your chances of winning today? [/b] They are 25%! Actually, I’m pretty confident. My deck is quite strong and consistent as well.
[b]Any tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] Number S0: Utopic ZEXAL, the deck is built around bringing the card out as quickly as possible. The card basically says: my opponent can’t play [ygo].
[b]Final words? [/b] Shoutouts to my Team 7th sense, to all the people who lend me cards and all of my friends.
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Evangelos Argyris
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[b]Name: [/b] Evangelos Argyris
[b]Age: [/b] 26
[b]Country: [/b] Greece, Heraklion
[b]What Deck are you playing today? [/b] True Draco Demise, I felt it was the best choice against all the popular decks in the format. [asf] and [m peace] can shut down a lot of the decks.
[b]How do you feel about your chances of winning today? [/b] I feel super confindent and with some luck I feel like I can win the event.
[b]Any tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] I maindeck [b]Amano-Iwato[/b]. When I open it, I normal summon it and my opponent cannot respond to my actions anymore. The card basically forces my plays through. The card was gorgeous all weekend long.
[b]Final words? [/b] I’m really proud of topping the largest YCS in Europe up to date. Thanks to all of my friends for playtesting and shoutouts to Christos Anestakis for the mental support.
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Niklas Krebs
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[b]Name: [/b] Niklas Krebs
[b]Age: [/b] 19
[b]Country: [/b] Germany, Mühlheim/Ruhr
[b]What Deck are you playing today? [/b] Dino Shadoll 60 card deck – it has a great match up against Pendulum.
[b]How do you feel about your chances of winning today? [/b] The deck is not consistent enough. At first, I expected a 1:3 drop when going into this event.
[b]Any tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] [shd fus] is the key card of the deck. It gets the whole engine going. Other than that, I would call the whole deck tech.
[b]Final words? [/b] Shoutouts to all of my friends who came here with me.
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Marco Perico
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[b]Name: [/b] Marco Perico
[b]Age: [/b] 20
[b]Country: [/b] Italy, Bergamo
[b]What Deck are you playing today? [/b] World Chalice, basically I run the deck since it was released. It is explosive and consistent. That’s characteristics that a lot of the decks in the current metagame are lacking.
[b]How do you feel about your chances of winning today? [/b] I can’t believe I made it this far with the deck. I only lost one match the whole two days. I feel like I have an advantage, because most of my opponents don’t know how the deck works.
[b]Any tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] [b]Rescue Ferret[/b] and [b]Eva[/b] – there were both devastating.
[b]Final words? [/b] Shoutouts to all my friends that came here with me and my girlfriend. “VOGLIO LA BESCIAMELLA”
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Tayfun Bayraktar
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[b]Name: [/b] Tayfun Bayraktar
[b]Age: [/b] 21
[b]Country: [/b] Germany, Saarbrücken
[b]What Deck are you playing today? [/b] Zefra – I wanted to choose a Pendulum deck that can run a lot of handtraps as well.
[b]How do you feel about your chances of winning today? [/b] I’m very well prepared against all the current decks. I’m might get unlucky and meet World Chalice. All the rest is beatable.
[b]Any tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] [b]PSY-Framegear Gamma[/b] was the best handtrap all day.
[b]Final words? [/b] Shoutouts to CardSportsLeague.
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Kristoffer Nielsen
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[b]Name: [/b] Kristoffer Nielsen
[b]Age: [/b] 20
[b]Country: [/b] Denmark, Kopenhagen
[b]What Deck are you playing today? [/b] Pendulum Magician – it has the best chances for winning an event like this. The deck has the most powerplays and it is consistent enough for 11 Rounds of Swiss and Tops.
[b]How do you feel about your chances of winning today? [/b] I want to win!
[b]Any tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] I run three of [b]D/D/D Leonidas[/b]. It was really good and helped me out a lot.
[b]Final words? [/b] Shoutouts to Andrew Swan and JY Shariff.
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Maximilian Kießling
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[b]Name: [/b] Maximilian Kießling
[b]Age: [/b] 21
[b]Country: [/b] Germany, Würzburg
[b]What Deck are you playing today? [/b] Mekk-Knight Invoked – I could’t get my hands on the 2nd Electrumite, so I couldn’t play Pendulum and I wanted to test the deck anyway.
[b]How do you feel about your chances of winning today? [/b] I feel quite some pressure going into the Top 8.
[b]Any tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] [b]Invoked Elysium[/b] won me a few games but in general, the whole engine was good.
[b]Final words? [/b] Shoutouts to my Team Cross Domination and all the guys from Würzburg.
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Oliver Vera Delgado
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[b]Name: [/b] Oliver Vera Delgado
[b]Age: [/b] 25
[b]Country: [/b] Spain, Teneriffa
[b]What Deck are you playing today? [/b] Trickstar – I’m used to the deck and I suits me best.
[b]How do you feel about your chances of winning today? [/b] I didn’t expect to come that far. I can’t believe my top 8.
[b]Any tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] I maindeck [chalice] – It’s my out to Pendulum Magicians and their Vortex effect.
[b]Final words? [/b] Shoutouts to my friends from Teneriffa and all the Spanish people.
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