Here in round 3 we've got Steven Debreo facing off with Jake Phinney, and it looks like we'll get our first taste of the format's acclaimed 2 best decks.
Jake won the die roll and started things off with Summoner's Art, searching Qliphort Scout. He paid 800 and used the Scout to search Saqlifice, then normal summoned Qliphort Carrier, and equipped it with the Saqlifice. He then played Odd Eyes Pendulum Dragon in the other pendulum zone, set a card and used Odd Eyes to search Performapal Trampolynx.
Stephen simply set 2 cards to his back row and ended his turn.
Jake started things off with Night Beam, hitting Stephen's face down Sinister Shadow Games. Next he used Scout to search a Disk and Stephen conceded, knowing he wouldn't survive the turn.
Stephen opted to take first, opening up with Shaddoll Beast, Shaddoll Hedgehog, Shaddoll Falco, Shaddoll Dragon and Sinister Shadow Games. He set a card to each zone and ended his turn.
Jake started things off by activating The Monarchs Stormforth to send Stephen's Hedgehog to the graveyard to summon Qliphort Carrier. He equipped the Carrier with Saqlifice and pressed directly.
Stephen drew a Sinister Shadow Games for turn and set a card to each zone.
Jake activated Night Beam hitting the Sinister Shadow Games, which Stephen responded with by chaining his other set card, Ceasefire, then chaining Sinister Shadow Games to it. Falco was flipped face up after Beast was sent and the Falco special summoned the Beast in defense. Jake then used Scout to search Disk and after a flurry of standard Qliphort plays by Jake, and a poor draw on Stephen's following turn, Stephen conceded.
Jake Phinney moves on to 3-0 with Qliphorts!