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YCS Utrecht 2020: Top 8 Player Profiles

23.02.2020 | 16:22 |
After 12 Rounds of Swiss and 3 more Knock-Out Rounds, the field was trimmed down to the 8 most successful players of YCS Utrecht. All of them put in a lot of work to get where they are now. This Top 8 is quite divers in terms of Decks. Please read on and take a look at their profiles!

 

Top 8 YCS Utrecht 2020Top 8 Players of YCS Utrecht 2020!

 

Jordan Gallacher
Name: Jordan Gallacher Age: 23 Country: UK Previous Accomplishments: Top 32 YCS Prague 2017, Top 32 YCS London 2018, 4 National Tops Swiss Record: 9:2:1 20th after Swiss What Deck are you playing today? Shaddoll Invoked: I think it’s the best Deck in the current format. What is your favourite memory of the weekend? TGI Fridays with my friends. We all have gotten ourselves massive milkshakes. Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? Ash Blossom is not very standard in Shaddoll. I faced so many rogue Decks during Swiss and it helped a lot in those match ups and in the mirror. Final Words? Shoutouts to all my friends back home in Glasgow and to all the new friends I make at all those YCSs.

 

Ryhan Jabri
Name: Ryhan Jabri Age: 21 Country: France Previous Accomplishments: YCS Milan Top 8 Swiss Record: 10:2 What Deck are you playing today? Salamangreat – Brandon told me to run it. He’s responsible for my success. I tried SPYRAL at first and it’s wasn’t consistent enough. What is your favourite memory of the weekend? 9:0 in Swiss. Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? I have two tech cards that were pretty good this weekend: Prohibit Snake and Security Dragon. The Snake was especially good against Shaddoll and in the mirror. Final Words? Shoutouts to my Team Bendo Card Players.

 

Donovan Beriot
Name: Donovan Beriot Age: 21 Country: France Previous Accomplishments: Top 64 Euros 2018 Swiss Record: 9:3 62nd after Swiss What Deck are you playing today? Salamangreat – it is the most consistent Deck. With the tech cards we are running, it can win against any Deck in the current format. What is your favourite memory of the weekend? Seeing making the top cut. It was my first top cut in like 20 attempts. Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? Prohibit Snake – to out Winda and any Shaddoll Deck. Final Words? Shoutouts to my Team Team Stardust.

 

An Qi Xu
Name: An Qi Xu Age: 18 Country: Austria Previous Accomplishments: YCS Ghent 2019, Euros Utrecht 2019 Top 16 Swiss Record: 10:1 2nd after Swiss What Deck are you playing today? SPYRAL – I wanted to run Subterror at first, but you lose to Super Agent normal Summon. Then I switched to SPYRAL and it was really good, so I decided to take it here. What is your favourite memory of the weekend? Coming here with my friends and having a great weekend. Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? It’s a fairly standard build. Final Words? Shoutouts to my friends at Spielraum locals.

 

Flavio Palumbo
Name: Flavio Palumbo Age: 18 Country: Italy Previous Accomplishments: Top 8 YCS Ghent 2019, Top 16 YCS Düsseldorf 2019, Top 32 YCS Bochum 2018, 2nd Italian National 2017, Top 64 Italian National 2019 Swiss Record: 10:2 16th after Swiss What Deck are you playing today? Scrap SPYRAL – it’s the best combo Deck. When going 2nd it’s the Scrap engine that makes the Deck superior. What is your favourite memory of the weekend? When I won my last round of Swiss. I was on the bubble and that ensured my top cut. Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? Jet Synchron, it is so good with the scrap engine. You can discard your bricks and start your combos. Final Words? Shoutouts to my friends that stay with me in Utrecht, to my family and my girlfriend.

 

Davide Pennino
Name: Davide Pennino Age: 25 Country: Italy Previous Accomplishments: 2 times Italian Nationals Top Swiss Record: 10:2 21st after Swiss What Deck are you playing today? SPYRAL – it’s the best Deck for this format. I feel really confident with it. What is your favourite memory of the weekend? Amsterdam in general! Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? I maindeck Instant Fusion. It’s strong going 1st and going 2nd. Going 1st you Summon Millennium Eyes Restrict and going 2nd Thousand Eyes Restrict. Final Words? Shoutouts to my team Gravity Card Gaming and in particular to my friends Padovani and to Piccolella.

 

Matteo Bertulezzi
Name: Matteo Bertulezzi Age: 21 Country: Italy Previous Accomplishments: YCS Prague 2017, YCS London 2018, Euros 2017, 2019 and Italian Nationals 2 times. Swiss Record: 9:3 61st after Swiss What Deck are you playing today? 60 cards Malaysian Samba What is your favourite memory of the weekend? Winning my Top 16 game. It was a tough match! Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? The Deck in itself is the tech card. I name only one card: Gilasaurus. Final Words? Shoutouts to Team E-Man Games, to my friends Collins, Perico, Citro, Jazz and Malaysian dancer.

 

Sam Pearson
Name: Sam Pearson Age: 26 Country: UK Previous Accomplishments: YCS Ghent 2019 2nd place Swiss Record: 9:2:1 40th after Swiss What Deck are you playing today? Mekk-Knight Invoked – I’ve got a friend who has been playing it a long time. He told me to run it for Utrecht. I couldn’t find a good Shaddoll build and did not want to play Mystic Mine. In hindsight, I feel it was the best choice for Utrecht. What is your favourite memory of the weekend? Winning the Feature Match in Top 16. It equals my Feature Match record being now 2:2! Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? Millennium Eyes, Forbidden Chalice and Book of Eclipse have been great all weekend long. Final Words? Shoutouts to The Disciples, the Brotherhood, Leon and everyone who lend me cards.