The first YCS of the season, YCS Portland, has come to a close. It was an amazing weekend with some amazing Dueling. Officials and duelist’s saw that the format is now quite balanced overall, with a wide representation of Decks in the Top 32. Sky Strikers, Salamangreats, Thunder Dragons, Crusadia, Altergeists, Endymion Pendulums, and a lot of different Orcust variants were all played this weekend – and those are just the most popular ones. There were breakout performances from Nekroz, Subterrors, Crusadia Thunder hybrids, and the one everyone’s talking about, a Golden Castle of Stromberg Deck using Gren Maju Da Eiza.
Now that Duelists have had more time with Rising Rampage, we’re seeing them really get comfortable with the cards. In particular, Get Out!, White Howling, and Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess saw use this weekend.
Now on to the various winners of YCS Portland!
YCS Portland: Champion!
Brian Chen claims victory with his Sky Striker Deck in Portland, Oregon over Yishan McNabb! He has earned the first ever Ultra Rare copy of the brand-new Prize Card: Duel Link Dragon, the Duel Dragon!
Congratulations to the winner of YCS Portland!!
YCS Portland: Dragon Duel Champion!
Congratulations to the Dragon Duel Champion of YCS Portland!
Aiden Moneke from Salem, Oregon claims the title of YCS Portland Dragon Duel Champion with his Salamangreat Deck!
Good Job and congratulations on your well earned victory!
Public Event Playoff Random Winner
Georgiy Kachurin from Oregon won the latest YCS Prize Card, Duel Link Dragon, the Duel Dragon, with his Danger! Orcust Deck.
Congratulations to the winner of the Public Event Playoff for random players in this weekend’s Public Events!h4>Public Event Playoff Points Winner
Congrats to the winner of the Public Event Playoff for points!
Kevin Cade Ian Harris from Michigan won the newest YCS Prize Card, Duel Link Dragon, the Duel Dragon with his True Draco Deck.
3v3 Team Tournament Winners
The winners of the 3v3 Team Dueling Public Event are:
Peter Tran (left), Denis Nadas (center), and Ed Acepcion (right)! They’re taking home these uncut sheets from Rising Rampage!
Sunday’s ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! Winners
Congrats go out to the ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! winners for Sunday!
1st (center): Jeff Louang, from Tijuana, Mexico, playing Sky Striker
2nd (left): Jose Castillo, from Copiapo, Chile, playing Pure Thunder Dragon
3rd (right): Aaron McInnes, from Austin, Texas, playing Orcust
Saturday’s ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! Winners
The top 3 finishers in Saturday’s ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! tournament!
1st place (center): Alexis Rodriguez (winner of YCS Seattle 2017), from East Palo Alto, California, playing Thunder Dragon
2nd place (left): Anthony Carnes, from Salem, Oregon, playing Thunder Dragon
3rd place (right): Chris Watton, from Seattle, Washington, playing Lunalight Orcust
Congratulations to the all of the winners!
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