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So I felt like it would be cool for you guys to see what it’s like on the writer’s perspective of an event. Going into this event I was fully prepared to play until Jim asked for some writers, and well I personally enjoy the writing aspect of the game more than I do playing so I instantly accepted it. Thursday It took forever, and after a series of delays and having to stop by our locals so people could get cards, we head off to Charlotte around 8:30 PM and after quite a bit of struggling we manage to Read more

Finals Feature Match Patrick Hoban (Mermails) vs. Bodan Temnyk After all’s said and done it comes down, it all comes down to these two.   Game 1 Bodan wins the die roll and starts us off with a Pot of Duality adding Bottomless Trap Hole to his hand. He summons Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear and sets 3 before passing. Hoban starts by playing a Patrick Hoban (Upstart Goblin) to draw a new card. He sets a monster and two backrow before passing. 9000-8000 Bodan summons Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Gorilla and declares an attack and Read more

Unlike most tournaments, there is an incentive to show up on day 2 even if you didn’t do well on day 1. ARG offers players an opportunity to play in a 1k the following day, where you’ll not only have the opportunity to win money, but also points that you can use at the 20k Circuit Championship later this year. The prize payout for the 1k in a Day is as follows: 1st Place: $400 Prize Credit*** + 40 Circuit Championship Points 2nd Place: $200 Prize Credit***+ 35 Circuit Championship Points 3rd-4th Place: $100 Prize Credit*** + 30 Circuit Championship Points 5th-8th Place: $50 Prize Read more

Top 4 Feature Match Ian Slobodianuk (Harpies) vs. Bodan Temnyk (Fire Fist) With a $700 difference in making the Finals and losing here, both duelists are relatively calm heading into this Top 4 match. Bodan wins the die roll and will be playing first! Game 1 Bodan opens up with a Pot of Duality to add Mystical Space Typhoon to hand. With a grip of 6 Spells and Traps he sets 5 cards and passes his turn. Ian begins his turn by summoning Harpie Channeler and with no responses to the summon he pitches Harpie Lady 1 to activate the Read more

As we’ve seen all weekend, Fire Fist are undoubtedly one of the overplayed decks of the format. Its dominance can’t be ignored. Both Sean and Bodan are piloting it here this weekend. Sean took first, using the Leopard combo to grab a Tensu, followed by Tenki for a Spirt. That turned into a Horse Prince that pulled Rooster, searching Bear for Sean. Rooster sent Tenki and set Tensen from Sean’s deck. He set 2 and ended turn. Bodan activated and resolved a Gyokkou on one of Sean’s face down cards. He set two cards and summoned a Cardcar, which grabbed Read more

Top 8 Feature Match Jordan Winters (Fire Fist) vs. Jono Ritzau (Fire Fist) Welcome to Top 8! Winters wins the die roll and elects to take first. Game 1 Winters starts off by playing Pot of Duality to add Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear to his hand of Trap Hole, Fiendish Chain, Call of the Haunted, Mystical Space Typhoon, and Brotherhood of the Fire Fist -Gorilla. He elects to summon the Bear and set 4 before passing. Jono opens with his own Duality to add another Duality to his hand. He summons Coach Soldier Wolfbark, but it’s met Read more

Today we’ve got a pretty interesting feature match amid the flurry of Fire Fists and Mermails in the top 16. Ian successfully managed to a top 16 qualification with Harpies, while his opponent Zach is here with Hieratics. This match should promise some interesting interactions. Ian started the match off by simply setting two and passing. Zach kicked his turn off by using Upstart Goblin, drawing into a Vanity’s Emptiness. He ended his turn by matching Ian’s two set back row, but during the end phase Ian flipped up a Phoenix Wing Wind Blast, discarding Cyber Harpie Lady. Harpies Hunting Read more

Top 16 Feature Match Tyree Tinsley (Mermail) vs. Jono Ritzau (Fire Fist) After a Grueling 9 rounds yesterday these two competitors have made it to the top 16 with 7-1-1 records. Jono hails from Australia and is fresh off a Top 16 finish last week at Atlanta while Tinsley hasn’t seen the top cut since winning it all at the Meadowlands. The duel kicks off with Jono rolling a 9 against Tinsley’s 8 and elects to take first. Game 1 Jono kicks off the match by playing Pot of Duality to add Upstart Goblin to his hand and he promptly Read more

Name: Bryant Tran Age: 24 Occupation: Army Nursing Hometown: Huntersville Deck (MVP Card):  Water / Mermail Abyssteus Previous Accomplishments: YCS Atlanta Top 8 & YCS Miami Attack of the Giant Card What Will You Spend Your Prize Credit On: Massages What Card Do You Hope Will Be In Gold Series: Mermail Abysspike   Name: Dirk Wagner Age: 21 Occupation: Student Hometown: Byron, IL Deck (MVP Card): Fire Fist / Full House Previous Accomplishments: Top 64 NAWCQ 2013, TOP 16 ARG St. Louis What Will You Spend Your Prize Credit On: Trip to Next Event What Card Do You Hope Will Read more

Place Name Points 1 Tran, Bryant 23 2 Wagner, Dirk 23 3 Leverett, Zach 22 4 Bousman, Dalton 22 5 Hoban, Patrick 22 6 Wigley, Brandon 22 7 Temnyk, Bodan 22 8 Ritzau, Jono 22 9 Tinsley, Tyree 22 10 Frazier, James 21 11 Bovarnick, Josh 21 12 Rohweder, Kyle 21 13 Guerrero, James 21 14 Slobdianuck, Ian 21 15 Mccabe, Sean 21 16 Winters, Jordan 21 17 Pape, Lee 21 18 Michael, Todd 21 19 Leduc, Timothy 21 20 Simpson, Chase 21 21 Randolph, Jarred 19 22 Robin, Harvey 19 23 Pironciak, Brad 19 24 Gomez, Alan 19 25 Read more