YCS London Top 8 Profiles

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 and effort to make it here. This event was full of surprises and so is the Top 8. Read on and take a look at their profiles!

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Dinh Khang Pham[abstand]
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[b]Name: [/b] Dinh Khang Pham
[b]Age: [/b] 24
[b]Country: [/b] Germany
[b]How do you feel right now? [/b] I’m feeling good, I’m happy with how my deck runs.
[b]What deck are you playing today? [/b] Orcust going 2nd.
[b] Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] The whole deck is my tech. I run a going 2nd version and it paid off! I caught most of my opponents off guard. But my build is still versatile enough to go first as well.
[b]Final Words? [/b] Shoutouts to Junks Playground and my girlfriend at home.[/quote]
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Joshua Schmidt[abstand]
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[b]Name: [/b] Joshua Schmidt
[b]Age: [/b] 24
[b]Country: [/b] Germany
[b]How do you feel right now? [/b] Pretty good, I had an early loss in Day 1 and lost a lot of die rolls. But in the end, I have another YCS Top 8 under my belt.
[b]What deck are you playing today? [/b] Orcust, it runs a lot of hand traps and Instant Fusion. The deck is versatile enough to go either first or second.
[b] Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] I run Called by the Grave which was pretty good. I:P Masquerena and Zeroboros to banish the whole field was pretty strong. D.D. Crow put in some work as well.
[b]Final Words? [/b] Shoutouts to my girlfriend, we are spending our holidays in London, to my team E-Man games and my family. [/quote]
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Lucas Lancelot[abstand]
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[b]Name: [/b] Lucas Lancelot
[b]Age: [/b] 23
[b]Country: [/b] France
[b]How do you feel right now? [/b] Good, it is my 1st YCS top after 11 years of trying. I always bubbled out in the past. To be honest, I kind of did not believe to make it after all those years.
[b]What deck are you playing today? [/b] Orcust Pure – I was running Sky Striker for a long time and got sick of it. Green was not good for me anymore. I wanted to play a deck that runs a lot of monsters. Salamangreat didn’t feel right for me. So I decided to go with Orcust.
[b] Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] I:B Masquerena was pretty good. The card opens up a stronger turn 1 set up.
[b]Final Words? [/b] Shoutouts to my team Bendo Card Players and all of my friends in France. Thanks to all the guys who stood by me all the time. [/quote]
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Emidio Granito[abstand]
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[b]Name: [/b] Emidio Granito
[b]Age: [/b] 22
[b]Country: [/b] Italy
[b]How do you feel right now? [/b] Good, I didn’t expect to make it to top 8. I’m mainly playing for fun the whole season long. I don’t feel any pressure anymore and play better than ever.
[b]What deck are you playing today? [/b] Orcust Danger! I run a 46 card main deck. I swear this story is 100% true: every year when we go to London we go to St. James park. There were geese and we asked them question about [ygo]. They told me to play 46 cards in the main deck and I do!
[b] Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] Nothing in particular. The whole deck was great.
[b]Final Words? [/b] Shoutouts to all my friends for supporting me and travelling with me to all the events. You are the main reason why I play [ygo].[/quote]
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Tom Kleinegräber[abstand]
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[b]Name: [/b] Tom Kleinegräber
[b]Age: [/b] 20
[b]Country: [/b] Germany
[b]How do you feel right now? [/b] It’s my 2nd YCS top and my 1st top 8. I just had a rough Top 16 match, but I feel very confident with my deck. I think I will win the event!
[b]What deck are you playing today? [/b] I decided to go with Infernoid for this event. I feel like the deck has great matchups against all the current meta decks. In the United States an Infernoid deck did very well and that was my inspiration. It was a great metacall and no one knows how to play against it.
[b] Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] Monster Gate was the MVP card of my weekend. Oh, and Gamma was pretty good as well.
[b]Final Words? [/b] Shoutouts to my Team Legacy Card Gaming, Jens, David, Jan, Björn, Adrian, Philip, Lukas and especially Florian for giving us a place to stay at.[/quote]
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Kalil St Ange[abstand]
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[b]Name: [/b] Kalil St Ange
[b]Age: [/b] 23
[b]Country: [/b] Th UK
[b]How do you feel right now? [/b] This is my first YCS top and it feels amazing!
[b]What deck are you playing today? [/b] Pure Orcust – I think it has a good matchup against all the current decks. Only Lunlight Orcust causes me troubles, but my side deck covers it and a lot of players underestimate it.
[b] Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] Super Poly in the Main Deck. It literally carried me all the way here.
[b]Final Words? [/b] Shoutouts to Josh Eames I played him round 1. He’s my roommate this weekend. Shoutouts to Team Shift, To Carl Walker Mike Ashworth, Bjorn, Harry Whistler, Azad and my girlfriend[/quote]
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Pascal Kihm[abstand]
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[b]Name: [/b] Pascal Kihm
[b]Age: [/b] 19
[b]Country: [/b] Germany
[b]How do you feel right now? [/b] Actually, I’m not feeling too good. I’m a little bit sick. Other than that, I am happy to have my first YCS top 8.
[b]What deck are you playing today? [/b] Sky Striker, the deck has good matchups against all the current decks and it flew a little bit under the radar due to the limitation of Widow Anchor.
[b] Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] My trap line up was pretty good. In run Lost Wind, Compulsory and There can be only one.
[b]Final Words? [/b] Shoutouts to my team Junks Playground, Dinh-Kha Bui and my girlfriend. [/quote]
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David Erpen
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[b]Name: [/b] David Erpen
[b]Age: [/b] 23
[b]Country: [/b] Switzerland
[b]How do you feel right now? [/b] I feel strange but good. Everyone who was watching the feature match saw that I did not make the most optimal play. It feels like I did not deserve the win, but I did again! It’s my second consecutive top 8 this year.
[b]What deck are you playing today? [/b] Pure Orcust – it is the most consistent deck with the best engine in the current field.
[b] Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] I run Sanctum in the main, it was pretty good.
[b]Final Words? [/b] Shoutouts to Team Gym, Marcel Hansch, Florian Gönner, Peter Müllner, Andreas Koller and Kevin Züger. This time we build the deck together![/quote]
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