In case you missed it, This Week's Meta Weekly was an impressive showing for Arena of Sanctuary, with Karakuri, Triamids, and even Valkyries taking spots in the Top 32. In the end, however, we had a classic matchup between chinos tcg and his Witchcrafters and Bellatore's Elementsabers, with chinos pulling out a quick 2-0 victory!
Interview with chinos tcg
How does it feel to win your first Meta Weekly?
I feel great, I actually can't believe I won, because I only really started to participate and play in DLM Events like three months ago... So I'm so happy right now, haha.
What would you say was your most memorable match of the Day?
I'd say that when I was in Top 16 against Elementsabers. I was down a game and my initial hand was Loading... , Loading... , Loading... and Loading... . When I saw that hand I thought that I was gonna lose for sure, but I got Loading... as my fifth card, and milled Loading... and another Spell, letting me activate Show of Nightmares for Solar Recharge, and after all of that I finally won. I say it was luck, haha.
Anything you'd like to tell us about yourself?
I'm a TCG player with like 10 YCS Tops, and I won one a few years ago. I used to play it a lot, but since the whole global situation going on right now, I started to play Duel Links constantly, and I really enjoyed the game and the kind of events that the game can offer to players like DLM. My favourite decks are HEROs and Witchcrafters. I love HEROs, because I'm a fan of GX, haha, and Witchcrafters because it's quite a hard deck to play, which appeals to me.
Why did you go with Witchcrafter this Meta Weekly? Also, why the Solar Recharge build?
I think it's the best deck atm because it can be both a control or aggro deck at the same time. I used this build in particular because it's more explosive: if you use just one Loading... 90% of the time you win the game thanks to the additional resources in your Hand and GY. Also, if they're unusable you can send them to the Graveyard with your Witchcrafters.
Anything you'd like to say about your Decklist?
Loading... is a good card because it can help you to deal with some cards like Loading... or Loading... and if you open it you can use it for Synchro Summons. I used Loading... because it's an additional removal piece that's not a LIGHT monster, letting you deal with Loading... . I decided to play Loading... I lost playing against a Karakuri in Top 32 of Tuesday's Battle Phase, and I realized that it was a good deck and that I needed to have something to deal with it so I decided to side System Down.
How do you feel about the meta right now?
At this moment I feel that the meta is diverse but defined, which make the game easier for me for me.
Are you excited for the potential changes coming at the end of the month?
At the end of the month with the rumoured introduction of Xyz monster, I feel that the meta is gonna change to what it used to be with the potentially awful things they could add to the meta. Decks like Firefist, Mermail or even Infernity can maximize use of the Xyz mechanic, so I'm very excited for the new changes we're gonna be seeing at the end of the month.
Do you have anything else you want to say about your Tournament Experience?
Tournaments are always an exciting experience no matter what! I would like to congratulate all of the DLM staff, they do such an amazing job that I haven't seen anywhere else. They bring all the emotion and excitement of a face-to-face tournament to an online game, and that's amazing!
Lastly, do you have any Shoutouts you would like to make?
I want to say thank you to my girlfriend, haha (she's actually the one writing all of these answers). I want to give a huge shoutout to my team MHC, they've been a huge support and keep helping me grow in DLM. I would also like to shoutout my latin team Team Shark, for all the support that they give me every time, and mostly to the Latin Community for being there. Last but not least I would like to shoutout to my friends who helped me to get my Deck together: Victor Li, Max K and Cris Olivier for being there when I needed help and Memaker who made Top 8. Oh, also shoutout to Revolver and Yanstorm, thanks for believing in me and helping me every time I needed it, you're the best!
That's all we got for this DLM Champion spotlight! What kind of questions should we be asking in the future? Comment down below!