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Tournament Information

  • The KC Cup is divided into two Stages.
  • Stage 1 is available from November 14th until November 24th.
  • Stage 2 becomes available for Duelist who reached DLv. 20 which begins November 21st and ends on November 24th.
  • Updates from previous KC Cups:
    • Your DLv will now increase easier.
    • KC Cup card ticket Selection Updated.
    • KC Cup related Titles from the previous KC Cup and WCS will temporarily be renamed during the KC Cup.


Stage 2

Information

  • Stage 2 of the KC Cup follows an ELO system, with points gained/lost for each win or loss.
  • Duels are global and not region only.
  • Based on a player’s global ranking at the end of the event, they will receive a certain amount of tickets as well as other rewards.
  • The Top 500 players of each region will be eligible to play in the Regional Representative Qualifiers for WCS 2020, and be exempt from the WCS Qualifiers.
  • The 1st Place in the Stage 2 Global Ranking will receive an invitation to the Duel Links World Championship!

Rewards

Ranking Rewards
1 WCS invitation, KC Cup Top 10 Icon, KCC 2019 Nov. Top 10 Title, 6 UR Tickets, 6 SR Tickets, 1000000 Gold
2 KC Cup Top 10 Icon, KCC 2019 Nov. Top 10 Title, 5 UR Tickets, 5 SR Tickets, 500000 Gold
3 KC Cup Top 10 Icon, KCC 2019 Nov. Top 10 Title, 4 UR Tickets, 4 SR Tickets, 500000 Gold
4-10 KC Cup Top 10 Icon, KCC 2019 Nov. Top 10 Title, 3 UR Tickets, 4 SR Tickets, 200000 Gold
11-100 KC Cup Top 100 Icon, KCC 2019 Nov. Top 100 Title, 3 UR Tickets, 3 SR Tickets, 200000 Gold
101-500 KC Cup Icon, KCC 2019 Nov. Top 500 Title, 2 UR Tickets, 3 SR Tickets, 200000 Gold
501-1000 KC Cup Icon, KCC 2019 Nov. Top 1000 Title, 1 UR Ticket, 3 SR Tickets, 200000 Gold
1001-2000 KC Cup Icon, KCC 2019 Nov. Top 10000 Title, 3 SR Tickets, 3 R Tickets, 200000 Gold
2001-5000 KC Cup Icon, KCC 2019 Nov. Top 10000 Title, 2 SR Tickets, 3 R Tickets, 160000 Gold
5001-10000 KC Cup Icon, KCC 2019 Nov. Top 10000 Title, 2 SR Tickets, 2 R Tickets, 140000 Gold
10001-20000 KC Cup Icon, KCC 2019 Nov. 2nd Stage Duelist Title, 1 SR Ticket, 2 R Tickets, 120000 Gold
20001-30000 KC Cup Icon, KCC 2019 Nov. 2nd Stage Duelist Title, 1 SR Ticket, 1 R Ticket, 100000 Gold
30001- KC Cup Icon, KCC 2019 Nov. 2nd Stage Duelist Title, 1 SR Ticket, 100000 Gold
Last 3 digits were "777" 1 SR Ticket, 50000 Gold

Top Player Council Stage 2 Thoughts

Drizzels

I think this KC Cup will be overall dominated from Blackwings. If we are looking at the overall population a lot of non-optimized Blackwing builds will be out there simply because this fan-favourite deck is popular amongst the casual playerbase. Together with KaibaCorp Bling Darklords and Ritual Beasts the Top Tier Blackwing builds will have a high chance to perform well. If you want success in this KC Cup I would recommend:

The first 12-18 hours playing something meta that can handle a lot of rouge decks very well. On top of that these decks should be relatively fast to play that you don't lose a lot of time while winning. In the first 20k points you can scoop with a brick hand to regain these points faster instead of playing a 15+ minute grind game you will probably lose anyway.

Most often after Day 1 the metagame of the KCC developed out a bit. From that point you have basically 2 choices:

A: Play a Top Tier meta deck with some good techs and hope you don't face only counter cards. An optimized Blackwing deck with Summon Breaker / Necrovalley could be something like that, same as Sealed Tombs Ritual Beasts.

B: Play a counter-deck that is able to hard counter most of the Top Tier Decks. During the KC Cup, September 2019 on the second-day Counter Trap Fesperado turned out to be a very good choice.

For this KC Cup, I would predict a special Amano-Iwato Build or a teched out Elementsaber Invoked build to be the way to go if you wanna counter the meta.

General Advice: Don't tilt! 10+ losing streaks can happen, as with 10+ winning streaks. As long as you stay calm and focused and don't misplay too much I would continue if you are confident with your deck. If you have no other option for yourself to change your deck then don't switch against after a few bricks. Give it at least 20+ duels to really see if it's working out or not. Hasty decisions can cost you a lot of points and can remove the "flow". Good Luck!



Stage 1

Information

  • The first stage of the KC Cup plays very similar to the ranked ladder.
  • Reaching DLV MAX qualifies a player for stage 2 of the KC Cup.
  • Gems, tickets, and gold are given to players for each DLV level.
  • Your DLv. will begin at the following levels depending on your rank in Season 45 (October) of Ranked Duels:
Rank DLv.
Silver Rank DLv. 3
Gold Rank DLv. 5
Platinum Rank DLv. 7
Legend Rank and beyond DLv. 10
  • Duelists who reached King of Games in October are straight invited to the Stage 2.

Rewards

DLv Reward
2 50 Gems
3 50 Gems
4 10 Skill Chips
5 50 Gems
6 2 SR Jewels
7 100 Gems
8 1 R Ticket (Glossy)
9 100 Gems
10 100 Gems
11 10 Skill Chips
12 100 Gems
13 2 SR Jewel
14 150 Gems
15 1 SR Ticket (Glossy)
16 150 Gems
17 10 Skill Chips
18 150 Gems
19 1 UR Jewel
20 200 Gems

Stage 1 DLv. MAX Decks

Lotso

Duel Links Card: Red%20Dragon%20Archfiend
Duel Links Card: Black-Winged%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Assault%20Blackwing%20-%20Chidori%20the%20Rain%20Sprinkling
Duel Links Card: Assault%20Blackwing%20-%20Raikiri%20the%20Rain%20Shower
Duel Links Card: Blackwing%20Tamer%20-%20Obsidian%20Hawk%20Joe
Duel Links Card: Blackwing%20Tamer%20-%20Obsidian%20Hawk%20Joe

Symbols

Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Purgatrio
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Magellanica
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Magellanica
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Cocytus
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Cocytus
Duel Links Card: Black%20Rose%20Dragon




immigrant

Duel Links Card: Scrap%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Avenging%20Knight%20Parshath
Duel Links Card: Black%20Rose%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Brionac,%20Dragon%20of%20the%20Ice%20Barrier
Duel Links Card: Fortune%20Lady%20Every
Duel Links Card: Samurai%20Destroyer

JP- FD

Duel Links Card: Vermillion%20Dragon%20Mech
Duel Links Card: Red%20Dragon%20Archfiend
Duel Links Card: Black%20Rose%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Brionac,%20Dragon%20of%20the%20Ice%20Barrier
Duel Links Card: Armades,%20Keeper%20of%20Boundaries
Duel Links Card: Star%20Eater




Milkshake28

Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Magellanica
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Magellanica
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Cocytus
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Cocytus
Duel Links Card: Black%20Rose%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Samurai%20Destroyer

Dual Fish

Duel Links Card: Red%20Dragon%20Archfiend
Duel Links Card: Assault%20Blackwing%20-%20Chidori%20the%20Rain%20Sprinkling
Duel Links Card: Assault%20Blackwing%20-%20Raikiri%20the%20Rain%20Shower
Duel Links Card: Blackwing%20Tamer%20-%20Obsidian%20Hawk%20Joe
Duel Links Card: Blackwing%20Tamer%20-%20Obsidian%20Hawk%20Joe
Duel Links Card: Samurai%20Destroyer




chemicalist

Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Purgatrio
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Magellanica
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Magellanica
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Cocytus
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Cocytus
Duel Links Card: Black%20Rose%20Dragon

Damalius

Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Purgatrio
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Magellanica
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Magellanica
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Cocytus
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Cocytus
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Caliga

DegradingLlama

Duel Links Card: Elemental%20HERO%20Brave%20Neos
Duel Links Card: Elemental%20HERO%20Brave%20Neos
Duel Links Card: Elemental%20HERO%20Brave%20Neos


Konpaku

Duel Links Card: Secret%20Six%20Samurai%20-%20Rihan
Duel Links Card: Vermillion%20Dragon%20Mech
Duel Links Card: Legendary%20Six%20Samurai%20-%20Shi%20En
Duel Links Card: Legendary%20Six%20Samurai%20-%20Shi%20En
Duel Links Card: Stardust%20Charge%20Warrior
Duel Links Card: Ally%20of%20Justice%20Decisive%20Armor

Kamil

Duel Links Card: Black%20Rose%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Brionac,%20Dragon%20of%20the%20Ice%20Barrier
Duel Links Card: Star%20Eater
Duel Links Card: HTS%20Psyhemuth
Duel Links Card: Ally%20of%20Justice%20Decisive%20Armor
Duel Links Card: Samurai%20Destroyer

GadgetBug

Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Purgatrio
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Magellanica
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Magellanica
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Cocytus
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Cocytus
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Caliga

TylerHLS

Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Purgatrio
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Magellanica
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Magellanica
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Cocytus
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Cocytus
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Caliga

Heinz_Ketchum

Duel Links Card: Crystron%20Quariongandrax
Duel Links Card: Black%20Rose%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: White%20Aura%20Dolphin
Duel Links Card: Powered%20Inzektron
Duel Links Card: Samurai%20Destroyer
Duel Links Card: Crystron%20Ametrix

closponce

Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Purgatrio
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Purgatrio
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Magellanica
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Cocytus
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Cocytus
Duel Links Card: Invoked%20Caliga

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