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YCS London 2018: Top 8 Player Profiles

28.10.2018 | 16:42 |

After 11 Rounds of Swiss and 2 more Knock-Out Rounds, the field was trimmed down to the 8 most successful players of YCS London. All of them put in a lot of work to get where they are now. Some of them are no strangers to Top 8 and one even made it twice in a row. Please read on and take a look at their profiles!

YCS, London 2018
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[b]Name: [/b] Peter Warnecke
[b]Age: [/b] 25
[b]Country: [/b] Germany, close to Berlin
[b]How do you feel right now? [/b] It’s my first Top 8. I’m still super excited, but also very satisfied. I made a good choices during my deck building process. I’m super confident with my card choices and I’m happy I didn’t make any last-minute changes like I usually do.
[b]What deck are you playing today? [/b] Pure Sky Striker – It’s the deck I like most. I like the cards and the artworks, and my favourite card is Raye.
[b]Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] I run three [s str], [solemn] and [black horn] in the Main Deck. I’m so glad I put them in. The cards put in tons of work for me this event.
[b]Final words? [/b] Remember: Sky Striker is the most beautiful deck in the world!
Shoutouts to BB Land Berlin and my Team Seventh Sense and my best friend Julian Macharski and Daigo Umehara.
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YCS, London 2018
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[b]Name: [/b] Benjamin Robinson
[b]Age: [/b] 16
[b]Country: [/b] UK, from up north
[b]How do you feel right now? [/b] I feel like this whole event is like a miracle! I came here with no expectations at all and went all the way undefeated through Swiss. Finally, all the playtesting paid off.
[b]What deck are you playing today? [/b] Gouki and 5 Sky Striker cards. I’m comfortable with Gouki. I feel like a lot of people dismissed the deck, because they thought it is bad in the current environment. But it is still capable of building a big board that is hard to handle for my opponent.
[b]Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] I run [b]Eagle Booster[/b] as another extender that helped me out a lot. I’m also maining three [b]Magical Mid-Breaker Fields[/b] for handtraps and Sky Striker.
[b]Final words? [/b] Shoutouts to everyone who helped me test. The whole is still very surreal for me. I put in a lot of work, but I didn’t expect to go this well.
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YCS, London 2018
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[b]Name: [/b] Tayfun Bayrakthar
[b]Age: [/b] 22
[b]Country: [/b] Germany, Saarbrücken
[b]How do you feel right now? [/b] I’m feeling good, I’m happy to probably win this time, after being 2nd at YCS Rimin and 3rd in Bochum 2018. I feel like I profited a lot from beingin my new team.
[b]What deck are you playing today? [/b] Altergeist – I feel like my current match-ups are very good. I’m also prepared for Danger!
[b]Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] [mind crush] in my Main Deck was very good. The card is basically a tech pick against all the current decks. A crucial [mind crush] is key to winning the match.
[b]Final words? [/b] Shoutouts to Team E-Man Games.
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YCS, London 2018
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[b]Name: [/b] Bodhan Temnyk
[b]Age: [/b] 25
[b]Country: [/b] Australia, Penrath
[b]How do you feel right now? [/b] Good, although my deck is very luck-based. I assumed that I would loose to certain circumstances that I cannot have influence on, but my deck is also way more powerful than all the rest.
[b]What deck are you playing today? [/b] Danger! FTK – all the Danger! monsters are so big! Yfou have the chance to summon multiple monsters in one turn without losing steam and additionally you have the option to FTK.
[b]Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] [b]Outer Entity Azathot[/b] is a very underrated card.
[b]Final words? [/b] Shoutouts to my team, my local OTS and Jim McMahan.
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YCS, London 2018
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[b]Name: [/b] Mirko Zanelli
[b]Age: [/b] 20
[b]Country: [/b] Italy, Brescia
[b]How do you feel right now? [/b] It’s my 1st Top 8 and I’m very excited about it. I made other five tops, but never made it above Top 32.
[b]What deck are you playing today? [/b] Sky Striker – it’s the most consistent deck. You have no bad match-ups at all. I prefer this deck to a combo deck like Danger! or Gouki. Even if you don’t open with a broken hand, you are still able to play.
[b]Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] I run [shared] in the Main Deck. Other spicy card against Thunder Dragons are Super Poly and Mind Control. I side these in against Thunder Dragon and choose to go second.
[b]Final words? [/b] Shoutouts to my Team E-Man Games and all of my friends who supported me.
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YCS, London 2018
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[b]Name: [/b] Jonathan Ljungman
[b]Age: [/b] 22
[b]Country: [/b] Sweden
[b]How do you feel right now? [/b] It’s 2nd top, but my 1st Top 8! I’m very happy and a little bit nervous, overall I feel very excited.
[b]What deck are you playing today? [/b] Sky Striker – it’s the most consistent deck. Even with bad hands you are able to play. Also, I didn’t want to play the FTK.
[b]Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] I run [b]There can only be one[/b] in my Side Deck. It’s an additional floodgate especially against Thunder Dragons. It worked out very well for me.
[b]Final words? [/b] Shoutouts to Team Victory and the Flight Stewardess that let me on the plane that I was supposed to miss.
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YCS, London 2018
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[b]Name: [/b] Andre Delury
[b]Age: [/b] 21
[b]Country: [/b] UK
[b]How do you feel right now? [/b] I feel great. It’s my 1st Top 8 and it’s a memorable moment for me.
[b]What deck are you playing today? [/b] Thunder Dragons – I already enjoyed Thunder Dragons back in 2005 during Chaos format. As soon as I found out that they will receive support I had to check and run them ever since.
[b]Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] My 41st card is a searchable [denko]. I’ve played a fair few decks that rely on trap cards. So, it was very helpful having it Game 1.
[b]Final words? [/b] I love BLS!
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YCS, London 2018
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[b]Name: [/b] Ping Xiao
[b]Age: [/b] 30
[b]Country: [/b] UK
[b]How do you feel right now? [/b] I feel quite happy to make it to Top 8. It’s my 2nd YCS top, but it’s been a while since my last time. In fact, it was YCS Brighton in 2011.
[b]What deck are you playing today? [/b] Trickstar Sky Striker – an unexpected choice. It is the deck I feel most comfortable with. I piloted a similar deck to Top 32 at Euros.
[b]Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] I run three [mind control] and three Widow Anchor. Both cards are amazing against the Pure match-up. I faced five pure Sky Striker decks during Swiss and it is fantastic against them.
[b]Final words? [/b] Shoutouts to everyone on Team TKB.
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