KC Cup - Top 100 Decks



This KC Cup took place from September 5th - 15th, with the second stage beginning on September 13th

Stage 1:

  • 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.

Stage 2:

  • 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.
  • Players who reached KOG rank for the 43rd season of ranked duels (August) are automatically entered into Stage 2, but can still play in Stage 1 to gain the rewards.


The player achieving the spot of #1 Global after the rankings will receive a WCS 2020 Invitation, allowing them to attend the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2020.

Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championships 2019

  • Last World Championships was held from August 10th to 11th
  • Unlike 2017 and 2018 that were held in Tokyo, 2019’s World Championships was held in Berlin, Germany.

Top 100 Decklists

These are the decks used by the duelists placing within the top 100 global ranking in the September 2019 KC Cup


Global Rank: 1


wayne kenoff

Global Rank: 2

0-60k with stromberg cheese 60-131k with these 3 triamid builds depending on the meta shifts. Finished the climb with 3 wall of d build. I’d like to say I did my best but I left alot of games on the table especially in the last hour or so. Overall a good experience and I will be back Shout outs go to the entire community, I received so much support from every one cheering me on or answering my questions it’s impossible to mention everyone, but I appreciate even the smallest gesture


Global Rank: 3

My 3 most played versions of Darklords. Shoutouts to Whilipino, EmAyy, AndyTsang, BigDadi for supporting me all weekend.


Global Rank: 4

KC Cup September 2019 (1st EU, 4th Worldwide)

Day 1: 67k DP Day 2: 95k DP Day 3: 125k DP

0-50k: Trunade Darklords I used Trunade Darklords at the beginning because it gives the fastest wins which is really good early on.

50k-60k: Cyclone Darklords - Once I started playing vs more Shadow-Imprisoning Mirrors/Necrovalleys I put Cosmic Cyclone in my deck so I wouldn’t just have to scoop vs those cards.

60k-125k: World Legacy Clash Darklords The list that ultimately did best for me and that I used for the rest of the event. I quickly started facing more Darklord mirrors and since Cyclone is very situational in those I put Clash in my deck. I was worried about Backrow decks at first but after talking to AndyTsang and Eugen they convinced me, since Clash helps playing around a lot of Backrow (like WoD for example). Of course it’s worse if they have a Floodgate but Shadow-Imprisoning Mirror is only at 1 in the game and not everyone has Necrovalley so it’s not that likely to get hit by those and even if you do you can still win because the Darklord engine is just insanely powerful.

Big shoutouts to AndyTsang , he helped me a ton with preparing for the event and it really paid off. He convinced me to play Darklord Morningstar which was probably the best card in the deck, it wins so many games on its own and can single handedly turn entire match-ups around.

Also thanks to Eugen, zaidking , Eduu16, kuraki, mint, Whilipino, Jason, Grucius and Masarike. They helped me prepare for the event and when I was struggling at the end, not knowing what to do they helped motivate me to grind more.

Sakura Yuki

Global Rank: 5


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Global Rank: 12

In summary, I was happy and frustrated with this KC. I was happy to get this score and frustrated because I wanted the top 1 Global. I risked the last few hours and left the top 10 global … sorry guys


Global Rank: 16

Well, I reached 101k with sb only … My standard build, the difference is that I opted for a master, because I want more consistency possible and taking this master happens this is even a small percentage not very relevant, but in this format when you have a large number of games this is viable

Shunsuke Hiyama

Global Rank: 18


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Global Rank: 28

Rank 28 Global, 3rd EU. Shoutouts to AndyTsang for the talks and support


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Global Rank: 42

Switched between canadia and 3rd wall of d


Global Rank: 43

0-40k with FL 40-60k with beatdown DL 60-70k with DD DL 70-85k with triamid Rank 43 global and rank 3 NA which isn’t bad considering I didn’t play nearly as much as I wanted on Friday. Shoutouts to Jason and EmAyy for helping me theory on decks mid KC at my house/Taco Bell. Also shoutouts to 1% and B&P for always being supportive


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Global Rank: 56

I Played six sams from 28-83k. Different decks from 0-28k (Darklords Fortune Lady, Darklords Subterror, Compensation Darklords)

Genkai Ryo

Global Rank: 62


Global Rank: 64

Thanks to lil Hormigøn for the Deck, to my teammates of MU for their support and coaching during this KC Cup and to ZeroTG.


Global Rank: 69

I wanted to see how far I could get with triamids but unfortunately I couldn’t play on Sunday :(. Anyway I’m very happy and proud that triamids was very close to Win the kc cup :)


Global Rank: 71

Also used Beatdown(2 Lyla) and DD(Lava, Tornado, and Econ) darklord but earned lots of points with this one.


Global Rank: 75


Global Rank: 78

Got 80.3k in like maybe 24h of play in total (thats horrible lol). Six Sams till 30k MoD till 50k ish Parshath MoD till 80k I stopped like 6pm on sunday feeling safe on top100 and latam top10, sadly I got kicked out of latam top10 for 200 points This was fun af. Congrats to everyone else here I also hated debunk on Sams, that was the reason I dropped the whole deck and changed to MoD tbh


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Global Rank: 93

I anticipated a lot more darklords than there were this kc cup and had red eyes as an intended counter deck; red eyes fusion allows you to get over their large stats with a single card and having equips diminishes their potential responses; necrovalley is self explanatory; DNA surgery changes your opponent’s monster’s types meaning desire requires 2 tributes, desperado can’t be special summoned, six sams can’t go into shi en, spellbooks cry, and prevents fortune ladies from summoning every (though they can still go brd but you usually don’t commit much to the board first so that they are expending resources to out a single DNA). Ultimately did not use this deck as much as I expected because all 3 times I would play 1 or 2 dozen games of red eyes, I would see only 10-20% darklords. Darklord Subterrors was the deck I switched to day 1 since most ladder players worked under the assumption that battle traps are autowin against darklords, and while battle traps are not impossible to play around, having subterror final battle and subterror behemoth umastryx is oppressive against any defensive strategy. The darklord cards made it a consistent engine and every control deck was a free win. I did not anticipate the meta shift to counter trap desperado however, and ultimately adapted too late. I used vanilla darklords day 3 since backrow was scarce, and while I ran Cosmic Cyclone early on, I switched to Treacherous Trap Hole because nobody was playing around it and because darklord effects, the parshath trap, and wire tap all shuffle your trap cards back into the deck so you don’t have to worry about it being dead. Unfortunately, I was unsuccessful in predicting the meta of the kc cup and at quickly adapting to the ladder. This was a fruitful learning experience however so I can still take something away from this. Shout outs to Zaidking, Snyffus, and Hextor for discussing and preparing with me, and congrats to Snyffus for doing so well!

Gyaru Otoko

Global Rank: 95


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Global Rank: 100

Played stromberg for all 3 days, tested a lot of different versions and this is best one I used.

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