ARGCS Atlanta Top 16 Decklists

Ben Leverett – Burning Abyss  3 Tour Guide from the Underworld 3 Rubic, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 3 Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 3 Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 3 Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 2 Calcab, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 1 Alich, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 1 Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning 3 Mystical Space Typhoon 3 Upstart Goblin 1 Night Beam 1 Allure of Darkness 1 Soul Charge 1 Foolish Burial 3 Fire Lake of the Burning Abyss 3 Phoenix Wing Wind Blast 3 Vanity’s Emptiness 2 Karma Cut Read more


I’m here taking a look at the first table that chose not to intentionally draw the last round so time to see who’s going to try and squeak into the Top 16!  I’m coming into the early turns of Game 2, after a quick Game 1 where Jeff locked down Philip with a Denko Sekka that he just couldn’t deal with!   Game 2 Philip uses Reinforcement of the Army to get Deneb.  Philip then Normal Summons Deneb but Jeff responds with Breakthrough Skill to the effect to stop the search…but Philip has a Trap Stun to push the effect through, Read more


Live look in here in Game 1 at Table 3 in a fierce Burning Abyss mirror match!  I’m stepping in right in the thick of things of Game 1 In response to a Soul Charge fueled turn, Zach uses Phoenix Wing Wind Blast on Stanley’s Dante, discarding Cir to bring back Scarm which then dies.  Stanley then uses Raigeki to clear the field. Stanley then uses Mystical Space Typhoon on Zach’s set Mystical Space Typhoon.  During the End Phase Zach searches Tour Guide from the Underworld with Scarm. 4000 (Zach) – 3200 (Stanley) Zach Normal Summons Tour Guide from the Underworld Read more


Here in Round 5 we have a nice mix of archetypes, with three Burning Abyss, two Shaddolls, three Qliphorts, and two Satellarknights! Table 1 – Demaria Williams (Qliphorts) vs Ben Burns (Burning Abyss) Table 2 – Nick Bradish (Shaddolls) vs Zion Irizarry (Satellarknight) Table 3 – Jordan Bermudez (Shaddolls) vs Nicholas Marconi (Qliphorts) Table 4 – Philip Ritchie (Satellarknight) vs Matt Lora (Burning Abyss)


Here in round 4 we see two decks are clearly on top in the form of Burning Abyss and Qliphorts, but we have an undefeated Satellarknight player trying to keep the dream alive! Table 1 – Brandon Rainey (Qliphorts) vs Tristan Trucott (Burning Abyss) Table 2 – Phillip Richie (Satellarknights) vs Reed Wells (Qliphorts) Table 3 – Matthew Lara (Burning Abyss) vs Mitchell Nouse (Shaddolls)


We’re here in Round 3 of ARGCS Atlanta and I was able to take a live look-in at some of the matches going on!  Plenty of Qliphorts abound, but our own NA WCQ Champion, Korey McDuffie, has already taken his seat at Table 1! Table 1 – Korey McDuffie (Shaddolls) vs Jessie Samala (Qliphorts) Table 2 – Ben Burns (Burning Abyss) vs Alex Keeler (Shaddolls) Table 3 – Michael Hairston (Qliphorts) vs Michael Harrington (Qliphorts) Table 4 – Tristan Trucott (Burning Abyss) vs James Gladney (Qliphorts)  


Today I got a chance to chat with Caleb Cosby, a duelist who has been no stranger to the ARG Circuit Series.  Making a name for himself at the TCGplayer.com $10k with Tribute Stun, Caleb has been one to try decks outside of the box.  Last week at ARGCS Chicago he ran Infernity Randomizer Artifacts, but he’s brought a pure build here to Atlanta. Me: So first, I gotta ask, why the swap? Caleb: I feel Artifacts have a very strong toolbox.  Last week I also found I didn’t have enough Sanctum or Ignition targets so I wanted to flesh Read more


Despite the dominance of Burning Abyss at ARGCS Chicago, there were still plenty of innovations that saw success throughout Day 1 and all the way through the top cut of Day 2!  So today, I want to take a quick look back at the Top 5 cards from this past weekend! 5. Denko Sekka Denko Sekka was the marquis card from Jeff Jones and Marjanco Gorgievski’s Chaos Shaddoll list.  Capable of locking down backrow as soon as it hits the field (apart from being stopped by Solemn Warning), Denko Sekka gives you free reign to wreak havoc on your opponent and Read more


Name: Jerrod Cruz Age: 21 Occupation: Student Hometown: Menomonee Fall, WI Deck (MVP Card): Kuribandit Previous YGO Accomplishments: None Did you like having an event on Thanksgiving weekend: Yes, midwest events are always fun What card do you hope will be reprinted in New Challengers Super Edition: D-Boyz   Name: David R Edwards Age: 23 Occupation: Night Animal Hometown: Detroi, MI Deck (MVP Card): Enemy Controller Previous YGO Accomplishments: None Did you like having an event on Thanksgiving weekend: Yes What card do you hope will be reprinted in New Challengers Super Edition: Summoner’s Art   Name: Jeff Jones Age: Read more


Matt Kolenda – Burning Abyss 3 – Tour Guide from the Underworld 3 – Rubic, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 3 Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 3 Graff, Makebranche of the Burning Abyss 3 Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 2 Calcab, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 2 Alich, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 1 Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning 3 Upstart Goblin 3 Mystical Space Typhoon 2 Night Beam 1 Foolish Burial 1 Beginning of the End 3 Vanity’s Emptiness 3 Fire Lake of the Burning Abyss 2 Phoenix Wing Wind Blast 1 Solemn Warning Read more