YCS First Timers

Day 1 of the [ycs] Paris is over now and before we leave the venue we took the chance to talk to some players for whom this event is their very first YCS ever! Let’s see what they’ve got to say about it.

 

Kai Seidel

 

Kai Seidel joined his friends for his first YCS ever!
Kai Seidel joined his friends for his first YCS ever!

 

Kai Seidel is a Duelist from Karlsruhe, Germany, who has made his way to the YCS Paris together with some of his friends, among them Marcel Bopp, Deniz Drötboom and Daniel Dittmann. He’s been the most popular guy in the group as he had to drive everyone here! Finding their way through the traffic of Paris was quite some task, but it proved still easier than participating in the Main Event.

After 2 rounds, Kai decided to call it a day and try his luck in the Public Events. After making it to the finals of a Win-A-Mat tournament, it seems like he’s made the right call.

 

Mohamed Beram and Brams Traore

 

Mohamed Beram and Brams Traore
Mohamed Beram and Brams Traore

 

Mohamed Beram came here, only to enroll in the Public Events and try his luck. His friend Brams Traore competed in the YCS Main Event at first, however, he dropped after losing a 3rd time (on a positive note, he also won 2 Matches!).

Both very much enjoy meeting other players, exchanging deck ideas, trading cards and so on. They’re both from Paris; in fact, Brams Traore lives just around the corner, so they didn’t have to travel for long. One more reason why it paid out for them to attend the event!

They both hope to be able to make the trip to more Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series’ in the future. I asked them if they were willing to make the trip to other countries as well and they replied they had been in Milan, however, they weren’t playing. “We just wanted to take a look at the whole thing”, Traore told me (so that still qualifies them as First Timers in my opinion). This time, it’s for real. And next time, they wanna do well in the Main Event! Guess we’ll have to keep our eyes on them!

 

Max Dinser

 

Max Dinser's dad was kind enough to drive him more than 300 kilometers!
Max Dinser's dad was kind enough to drive him more than 300 kilometers!

 

With only 13 years, Max Dinser is certainly one of the youngest participants who have traveled more than 300 kilometers to attend YCS Paris. It was his first time at a bigger tournament as he didn’t find the time to make the trip to Bochum last year.

He was able to score 2 wins in the Main Event, but after losing for the 4th time, he opted to drop out and try his luck in the Public Events. He reached the finals in a Win-A-Mat tournament, however, lady luck wasn’t smiling upon him and he eventually lost the match.

He’s looking forward to the Dragon Duel Championship tomorrow, where he’ll certainly try his luck once more. He feels more confident with his deck now, having competed against all those experienced Duelists in the Main Event.

 

All good things come in threes: Paul William Dhoquois, Jonathan Stievenart and Solveig Fauré
All good things come in threes: Paul William Dhoquois, Jonathan Stievenart and Solveig Fauré

 

Paul William Dhoquois, Jonathan Stievenart, Solveig Fauré

 

Paul William Dhoquois and Jonathan Stievenart both participated in the Main Event. Paul told me that Jonathan’s opponents were afraid, so he won 2 Matches just by showing up (while his opponents failed to do the same). Paul himself wasn’t quite so lucky, he lost 5 Matches before he eventually dropped out of the Main Event. Well, practice makes perfect, so with more visits to YCS tournaments, they’ll both do better!

Asked about their best experience, they both agreed that trading cards was a true highlight. It was really easy to find some more cards for their collections. Additionally, they made some new friends in the process and they’re looking forward to seeing them again at future tournaments.

If it wouldn’t bee too costly, they would certainly visit yet another YCS. “We love this game!”, Jonathan commented. He was also the one who convinced Paul to join him for the trip.

I hope you were able to reminisce a little after reading over these impressions from some less experienced Duelists. Make sure to behave friendly when you’re paired against a player new to the YCS – we all want to see him again!

 

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