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YCS Milan 2019: Top 8 Profiles

01.12.2019 | 16:16 |

After 11 Rounds of Swiss and 2 more Knock-Out Rounds, the field was trimmed down to the 8 most successful players of YCS Milan 2019. All of them put in a lot of work to get where they are now. This Top 8 is full of surprises. Please read on and take a look at their profiles!


YCS Milan 2019 Top 8Top 8 Duelists of YCS Milan 2019

 


Vassilis Stamatiadis

 



Name: Vassilis Stamatiadis
Age: 22
Country: Greece
Previous Accomplishments: 2 National Championship Wins, Top 32 at the European Championship 2018
Swiss Record: 9:1:1
What Deck are you playing today? Sky Striker Orcust, I was already familiar with Orcust and the Sky Striker engine gives it huge boost.
What is your favourite memory of the weekend? Seeing my name in Top 32, because I already missed the top cut at two previous events having a 9:2 record.
Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? Into the Void to put some spells in the Graveyard to make my Engage live.
Final Words? Shoutouts to all my friends who supported me and gave me cards to play for this event, especially the ones from Kaissa Piraeus. Also, big thanks to my team United Gosus.

 


Ryhan Jabri

Name: Ryhan Jabri
Age: 21
Country: France
Previous Accomplishments: Nationals Top 4 this year
Swiss Record: 9:2
What Deck are you playing today? Sky Striker Orcust, I think it is the best Deck. At London I already was running Orcust and with Striker it is a lot better. After Pasadena I felt confident enough to try it myself.
What is your favourite memory of the weekend? Making it the Top 32 and Top 8 for the first in my life. Then there are two teammates that topped as well, Brandon and Maximilian. It’s an awesome achievement for our whole team.
Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? You need to play Afterburners and Shizuku!
Final Words? Shoutouts to my team Bendo Card Players and my friends from France.

 


Maximilien Delval

Name: Maximilien Delval
Age: 25
Country: France
Previous Accomplishments: I topped YCS London and YCS Milan 2018 with the same Deck.
Swiss Record: 9:1:1
What Deck are you playing today? True Draco without Extra Deck – it’s the only Deck I’m confident enough to bring to a YCS. I didn’t have a lot of time to playtest and decided to run the Deck that I’m most familiar with.
What is your favourite memory of the weekend? When I wrote my Decklist I was running 40 cards with Upstart and three Into the Void. Anthony, a good friend of mine, told me to play Soul Drain and Imperial Order. I was thinking about it, but I didn’t know what to cut and decided to add them and go with 42.
Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? Soul Drain and Strike of the Monarchs. This time I was running only one copy of it. But I believed in the heart of the cards and drew into it when I needed it.
Final Words? Shoutouts to my team Bendo Card Gaming, my teammate Ryhan who is in Top 8 and all the French community as well.

 


Niall McNulty

Name: Niall McNulty
Age: 23
Country: UK
Previous Accomplishments: Top 32 UK Nationals
Swiss Record: 9:2
What Deck are you playing today? Striker Orcust, it’s the one Deck that doesn’t inherently have a weakness.
What is your favourite memory of the weekend? Resolving Trisbeana and banishing 5 backrow and a Raye. First, I had to bait out Widow Anchor in order to burn him for 3.500.
Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? Instead of Afterburners I run a second a Shark Cannon and Shizuku in the Extra Deck.
Final Words? Shoutouts to my Team Tier Zero and to Chen, Zaki, Zahar, Andre and Tristan.

 


Pierre Tomenko

Name: Pierre Tomenko
Age: 21
Country: Belgium
Previous Accomplishments: Bubble YCS Ghent
Swiss Record: 9:2 21
What Deck are you playing today? Striker Orcust, I decided to run Orcust when Crescendo and Dingirsu arrived. I feel like the Striker version is the best iteration and I’m always happy to resolve an Engage.
What is your favourite memory of the weekend? The moment when I saw the final standings and I realized that I made Top 32 for the first rime.
Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? The fact that I play Hayate in my Extra Deck. You can foolish one more spell and can easily go into three spells.
Final Words? Shoutouts my Tam Dracosea, all the Belgian Players, Team Velocity and all the guys that came here with me.

 


Andreas Vrellos

Name: Andreas Vrellos
Age: 21
Country: Greece
Previous Accomplishments: YCS Rimini, 3rd YCS Utrcht 2019, Top 64 in Euros and a few National Tops.
Swiss Record: 10:1
What Deck are you playing today? Sky Striker Orcust – I saw it in Pasadena and think it is pretty powerful. Engage is a powerhouse card in itsel!
What is your favourite memory of the weekend? Day 1 ending up undefeated. I wasn’t expecting to top this event, because I didn’t play a lot lately.
Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? I run Afterburners in the Main Deck. It was good all weekend long. I also maindeck 3 copies of D.D. Crow in my Main Deck. With Allure it turned out to be the MVP card of my weekend.
Final Words? Shoutouts to my friends that lent me cards: Giorgos Papanikolaou and Giannis Petrou and my Team E-Man games and the Greeks that I made the list with.

 


Dominic Anton

Name: Dominic Anton
Age: 21
Country: Germany
Previous Accomplishments: None
Swiss Record: 9:1:1
What Deck are you playing today? Thunder Pure – I run floodgates in the Main Deck, they fit perfectly and hurt my opponents.
What is your favourite memory of the weekend? After winning the last round when my friends were cheering for me.
Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? Skill Drain, Order, Dimensional Fissure and Macrocosmos – they did what they where supposed to do.
Final Words? I will try to win this thing! Shoutous to all of my friends here and at home.

 


Lorenzo Muselli

Name: Lorenzo Muselli
Age: 18
Country: Italy
Previous Accomplishments: 2 National Tops
Swiss Record: 9:2
What Deck are you playing today? Sky Striker Pure, it is my most favourite Deck and it is the Deck that I like most in the current metagame.
What is your favourite memory of the weekend? The event in general due to fierce competition.
Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? Skill Drain Main Deck, it was the MVP card of the weekend.
Final Words? Shoutouts to my friend Andrea Ronchi, he’s one of my best friends and we brought the same Deck. He also finished with a 9:2, but he didn’t make the top cut due to tie breakers.