All posts in Circuit Championship Cleveland, Oh July 25-27, 2014

It all comes down to this everyone.! We have finally come to the conclusion of our Inaugural Alter Reality Games Circuit Series 20k Championship. This has been a year in the making and promises to be the first of many Championships.  A huge thank you to all of the players, supporters, venues, judges, event staff,  and especially Jim McMahan and Brad Hoisington. Without everyone working together this would have never come to fruition. I must say that we have a bright future within this game and it’s all thanks to everyone who has supported us. Without further ado let me Read more

We’re heading into the home stretch of the tournament as we feature Ali Yassine and Tyree Tinsley in the Top 16!  Infernity has been on an absolute tear this weekend, will Tyree’s innovative Geargia Artifact deck be enough to weather the storm that is the explosive Infernities? Game 1 Ali starts off with a Reinforcement of the Army to search Armageddon Knight.  He then Special Summons Photon Thrasher followed by a Dynatherium.  He Normal Summons Armageddon Knight to send Infernity Archfiend to the graveyard.  He Xyz SUmmons Lavalval CHain then uses its effect to send Necromancer to the grave.  He Read more

We’re finally here at the Top 32!  This feature match brings us upcoming Worlds competitor Sehabi Keireddine going up against Ned Salkovitch who finished 3rd at the ARG Player’s Championship.  Both duelists are no stranger to the feature match table as we hope to give you a good match between Sehabi’s powerful Mermails and Ned’s Traptrix Artifact deck! Game 1 Ned wins the die roll and decides to go first.  He Normal Summons Traptrix Myrmeleo and adds Bottomless Trap Hole to his hand.  He sets three then ends his turn. Sehabi starts off with an Upstart Goblin.  He then Normal Read more

Justin Russell vs. Parker Roberson Justin won the die roll and elects to go first.  He starts off with two copies of Upstart Goblin to dig deeper into his deck.  He Normal Summons Kuribandit then activates Mount Sylvania.  During the End Phase he excavates another Sylvania, double Rose Archer, Sylvan Hermitree, and Sylvan Komushroomo, adding Sylvania.  He reorders the top three cards of his deck and passes the turn. 8000 (Justin) – 10000 (Parker) Parker starts off with a Normal Summon of Summoner Monk  He activates the effect discarding Reinforcement of the Army to Special Summon another Summoner Monk in Read more

1st Place – Chase Cosgrove 3 Borran, the Reality Shaper 2 Broodmother 3 Cryo-Nucleus 2 Grand Manipulator Agaryx 3 Hover-Talon 3 Infernal Taskmaster 2 Kronax the Brutal 1 Major Ao 3 Psychic Predator Rusalka 3 Rain-Cloud Kraken 2 Serpens, the Spirit Shifter 1 Squillace Scourge 3 Sumo Artichoke 3 Tar Gusher 3 The Arbiter 2 Underworld Stalker 3 Warchief Kyo 2nd Place – Alexander Greene 3 Blinder Beetle 2 Blitzer-Mech Falkora 2 Bodyguard Vorg 2 Ember Adept 3 Krakus the Dominator 2 Luminous Shieldwing 3 Magris the Magnetizer 3 Major Ao 3 Metal Max 3 The Arbiter 3 Blinder Beetle Read more

Adrian Sean Shakir – HAT Main Deck: 3 Traptrix Myrmeleo 2 Traptrix Dionae 2 Artifact Moralltach 3 Fire Hand 2 Ice Hand 3 Maxx “C” 1 Cardcar D 2 Pot of Duality 2 Pot of Dichotomy 1 Soul Charge 1 Mystical Space Typhoon 1 Book of Moon 1 Double Cyclone 3 Artifact Sanctum 3 Fiendish Chain 2 Traptrix Traphole Nightmare 2 Wiretap 1 Torrential Tribute 1 Bottomless Trap Hole 1 Solemn Warning 1 Vanity’s Emptiness 1 Memory of an Adversary 1 Black Horn of Heaven Side Deck: 1 D.D. Crow 1 Dark Hole 1 Mind Control 1 Mystical Space Typhoon Read more

We’re finally here!  The Grand Finals of the first ever ARG Player’s Championship!  Luke Feeney has battled his way through the winner’s bracket to earn his seat here, while Alyx Lisgathe has had to fight his way up from the Loser’s Bracket for a chance at the title.  The odds are stacked in favor of Luke, however, as he only has to win one match while Alyx must beat him twice.  Will Spellbooks be able to dethrone the format juggernaut that is HAT or will HAT continue its dominating run through the Player’s Championship?   Alyx won game one before Read more

We’re all the way to the Top 4 of the Loser’s Bracket.  These duelists have fought long and hard after suffering an earlier defeat, but they still have a chance at glory!  Aaron is running HAT, a deck we have seen countless times today already, while Alyx is championing the Spellbook archetype.  Will Alyx’s Spellcasters be able to topple Aaron’s HAT? Alyx wins the die roll and elects to go first.  He simply sets two to his backrow and passes. Araron sets two to his backrow, plays Cardcar D and passes, drawing him two cards.   Alyx activates Spellbook Library of Read more

We’re finally here at the Winner’s Bracker Finals!  We got a HAT mirror match with Luke Feeney championing the Kuribandit variant while Ned is using the more traditional build. Luke elects to go first and starts off with Normal Summoning Traptrix Myrmeleo to search out Bottomless Trap Hole.  He then sets four to his backrow and passes the turn. Ned starts by drawing a turn then activating duality, revealing two copies of Artifact Sanctum and Traptrix Myrmeleo, adding Myrmeleo.  Ned Nomral Summons it but Luke has the Solemn Warning.  Ned sets three to his backrow and ends his turn. 6400 Read more

Allllllllright everyone welcome back to the ARG Circuit Series Championship here in Cleveland, OH. We have an awesome feature match for you guys here in the Top 16. First we have ARG Hall of Famer and multiple premier event winner Jeff Jones from Shelby Township, Michigan playing Bujin. Next his opponent is Matthew Nistico from New Jersey and he is playing HAT. For this round players are re-sleeving their decks and reviewing their opponents deck lists. Jeff rolls a 6 and Matthew rolls a 2, Jeff opts to start us off. Game 1 Jeff’s opening hand consists of Bunjingi Crane, Read more