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rosty elkun

Hello again, Duelists! This past weekend I made the Top 8 at YCS Anaheim using Qliphorts. The list is a little different from the one I used at ARGCS Seattle, where I finished in second place. While the matches are fresh in my mind, I’ll do the tournament report this week, and next week I’ll discuss why I decided to go with some “unusual” picks for my deck. Before I start the article, I want to give a big congratulations to Patrick Hoban for winning the YCS!   Since I live about 35 miles away from YCS Anaheim, I decided Read more


max reynolds

This week I’d like to discuss something that has a massive influence on how most games are decided. Lets face it, everyone misplays when they are in game, whether they notice it or not it happens. A misplay can determine if you or your opponent will make it into the top cut of an event; naturally that should motivate you to want to eliminate misplays from your game entirely, but that is not easily done. There are many different forms of misplaying and some of them are near impossible to prevent from happening. I have broken down the various forms Read more


rosty elkun

Hello Duelists! This week I’m back with a tournament report from ARGCS Seattle. I ended up finishing in second place. I flew into Seattle with my friends Diego Haltom, who made top 16 using the same list, Robert Mushkatblat, who lost the last round to miss the top cut, and we met up with Johnathon Gomez who flew in an hour before us. He also went x-2 but unfortunately placed 17th. After getting approximately 2 hours of sleep, we went down to the Seattle center. Let’s get right into it! Round 1: “Back-up Twitch Feature” vs Shaddoll Die Roll: Loss Read more


frazier smith

With two more ARG events in the books, we now have a defined meta. Burning Abyss and Qliphorts are leading the pack, taking most of the top spots, while Shaddolls struggle to keep a foot in the game. Even though it’s quite obvious, I will say that Burning Abyss is the best deck and I will be going over why that is, but I will also offer a counter argument, too. As you all know, Burning Abyss received five new cards in the last set, and all five of them are being put to use. Fire Lake is obviously the Read more


It all comes down to this! Anthony Eckroth comes in finishing 1st place after Day 1, trying to complete a feat no other 1 seed as done at an ARGCS: claim the title. He will have to go through Rosty Elkun, who surely will not go down without a fight! Both players have vanquished many a foe to get to finals, including playing against this same match-up in their Top 4 matches (Buring Abyss vs. Qliphorts). Who will be the newest ARGCS champion and win the crown in Seattle? Rosty wins the dice roll and chooses to go first in this Read more


I’m here with Jackie Bernal and Alyxander Lisgathe on Day 2 of ARGCS Seattle to talk about the Burning Abyss deck that Jackie took all the way to a Top 8 finish!  This is her second ARG Top 8 of the 2014-2015 season, making her easily the best-performing female duelist of the year so far! First, let’s get started with the decklist that she was rocking this event! Jackie Bernal – Burning Abyss 3 Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 3 Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 3 Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 3 Rubic, Malebranche of the Burning Read more


Only 8 players remain fighting for first place here in Seattle. In the Top 8 we have Jackie Bernal with Burning Abyss going up against Luka Soskic with Qliphorts. Jackie topped a previous ARGCS event with Burning Abyss, but this is Luka’s first ARGCS top! Luka also had a written feature match yesterday in which he defeated Burning Abyss. Who will prevail? Jackie rolls snake eyes to Luka’s 10. He elects to start. Game 1   Luka begins with Summoner’s Art, grabbing Scout. Scout is put in the pendulum zone, and Luka pays 800 to search his deck for Saqlifice. He Read more


Name: Anthony Eckroth Age: 21 Occupation: I am the Dairy King Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Deck (MVP Card): BA (Beginning of the End) Previous YGO Accomplishments: 7 premiere event tops Why do you think the turn out was low for this event?: Location.  There aren’t populated surrounding areas Are you going to purchase the Noble Knight Box?: No   Name: Jake Ruger Age: 18 Occupation: Student Hometown: Salem, OR Deck (MVP Card): Satellarknights Previous YGO Accomplishments: Top 8 regionals, Top 2 TCGplayer State Championships Why do you think the turn out was low for this event?: College mid-terms Are you going to purchase the Noble Knight Box?: Maybe   Name: Chris Hentz Age: 22 Occupation: Gamestar/Duelist Hometown: Salem, OR Read more


Welcome to Day 2 of ARGCS Seattle! Nearly 200 duelists came into Day 1 vying for the sole prize of champion, and we have narrowed it down to the Top 16 players. In today’s first round of the playoff cut, we have ARGCS veteran Rosty Elkun with Qliphorts, going up against Jake Ruger with Satellarknights. With some interesting tech choices by both players, will they give someone significant leverage in this match-up? We’re about to find out! Jake rolls a 1 while Rosty rolls a 2, and Rosty will elect to go first. Game 1   Rosty starts off with Read more


Anthony Eckroth – Burning Abyss 3 Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 3 Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 3 Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 3 Rubic, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss m 2 Calcab, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 1 Alich, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 3 Tour Guide from the Underworld 1 Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning 3 Mystical Space Typhoon 1 Beginning of the End 1 Raigeki 1 Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force 1 Soul Charge 1 Allure of Darkness 1 Foolish Burial 3 Phoenix Wing Wind Blast 3 Vanity’s Emptiness 3 Fire Lake of Read more