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Meta Championship Series #9 - June 2nd

Tournament Information

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  • Saturday 2nd June, 1pm EST / 6pm GMT
  • 7 Rounds

Format

  • Tournament capped at 140 players
  • Best of 3, Swiss
  • 1 deck with a 5 card side deck

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Full Standings

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Full Decktype Breakdown

Skill Overview By Decktype

|--|--|--| | Spellbooks | | 41 Restart | | Amazoness | | 36 Restart | | Sylvans | 26 Grit | 1 Restart | | Masked Heroes | 15 Restart | 1 Grit | | Stall | 3 Extra, Extra | 1 Destiny Draw | | Noble Knights | 2 Balance | 1 Restart | | Aliens | | 2 Restart | | Archfiends | | 2 Restart | | Bujins | | 2 Restart | | Cyber Angels | | 1 Grit | | Dragons | | 1 Restart | | Paleozoics | | 1 Chain Reaction | | Six Samurais | | 1 Beatdown | | Sea Stealth Attack | | 1 Mythic Depths |


Top 16 Decklists (Main + Side Deck) - Prize Support: $2,547

1st Place - Chilah

Side deck:

Duel Links Card: Zombie%20World
Duel Links Card: Sword%20of%20Deep-Seated
Duel Links Card: Divine%20Wrath
Duel Links Card: Ghost%20of%20a%20Grudge
Duel Links Card: Aegis%20of%20Gaia

Notes From The Champ

Going into this MCS I was expecting a ton of Sylvans, Spellbooks, Amazoness and Masked Heroes. While building my deck, I was really scared of backrow cards like Hey, Trunade!, Cosmic Cyclone, Sylvan Komushroomo etc, so I decided to run Rainbow Life to stop the OTK.

Defense Draw was really good in the Spellbook and Sylvan matchups for two reasons:

  1. It negates the Rose Lover effect of trap immunity
  2. When facing Spellbooks you need resources to keep up
    Defense Draw is basically like an Extra, Extra effect on its own. I ran Impenetrable Attack because it also shuts down the Rose Lover effect and it stalls for a turn. If you are low LP and you have two Golden Ladybug in hand and you Extra, Extra into Impenetrable Attack, it's a free 2 turns + a gain of 2k LP from the Golden Ladybug effect. This combo saved me in my duel vs Billy Brake.

I lost in Round 1 and 2 vs my teammate Tsun Tsun and another Japanese player. They both used Masked Heroes and they both beat me. I lost 2 games off of them to Hey, Trunade! simply because I did not have a chainable card. Starting the MCS 0-2 sucked for me. It forced me to make sure I played optimally and did not make mistakes as I could not afford any more losses in Swiss. After those two losses, I pulled a comeback and went 10-0 and finished 10-2.

In the epic Top 4 game vs Machdragon, he waited too long to push and by the time he did, I had enough lifepoints to survive. The trick to playing against Spellbooks is gaining a ton of lifepoints. With a lot of LP, in the lategame, when they decide to start swinging you get to pop Extra, Extra every turn. Spellbook players just can't keep up after that. In our match, the way I healed was instead of using the Draining Shield + Massivemorph combo I used Rainbow Life. I did this because in the Spellbook matchup, they can Spellbook of Fate their monster facedown to negate the LP gain from the Draining Shield/Massivemorph combo. He decided not to negate it, and in the damage step I used Massivemorph. After that, it was hard for him to outresource me.


‚Äč2nd Place - BlackJesus

Side deck:

Duel Links Card: Vision%20HERO%20Witch%20Raider
Duel Links Card: Amazoness%20Scouts
Duel Links Card: Zombie%20World
Duel Links Card: DNA%20Surgery
Duel Links Card: Magic%20Deflector

3rd-4th Place - Machdragon

Side deck:

Duel Links Card: Cosmic%20Cyclone
Duel Links Card: Cosmic%20Cyclone
Duel Links Card: Cosmic%20Cyclone
Duel Links Card: Super%20Rush%20Headlong
Duel Links Card: Treacherous%20Trap%20Hole

3rd-4th Place - Masarike

Side deck:

Duel Links Card: Zombie%20World
Duel Links Card: Fragrance%20Storm
Duel Links Card: Warrior%20Elimination
Duel Links Card: Warrior%20Elimination
Duel Links Card: DNA%20Surgery

5th-8th Place - Qbob2

Side deck:

Duel Links Card: Zombie%20World
Duel Links Card: Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Duel Links Card: Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Duel Links Card: Warrior%20Elimination
Duel Links Card: Warrior%20Elimination

5th-8th Place - RegTrainer1

Side deck:

Duel Links Card: Cosmic%20Cyclone
Duel Links Card: Cosmic%20Cyclone
Duel Links Card: Fragrance%20Storm
Duel Links Card: Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Duel Links Card: Warrior%20Elimination

5th-8th Place - Eugen Heidt

Side deck:

Duel Links Card: Nobleman%20of%20Crossout
Duel Links Card: Nobleman%20of%20Crossout
Duel Links Card: Zombie%20World
Duel Links Card: Straight%20Flush
Duel Links Card: Straight%20Flush

5th-8th Place - DennisEG

Side deck:

Duel Links Card: Zombie%20World
Duel Links Card: Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Duel Links Card: Warrior%20Elimination
Duel Links Card: Warrior%20Elimination
Duel Links Card: Magic%20Deflector

9th-16th Place - Negative1

Duel Links Card: Masked%20HERO%20Anki
Duel Links Card: Masked%20HERO%20Anki
Duel Links Card: Masked%20HERO%20Anki
Duel Links Card: Vision%20HERO%20Trinity
Duel Links Card: Destiny%20HERO%20-%20Dangerous

Side deck:

Duel Links Card: Zombie%20World
Duel Links Card: Forbidden%20Chalice
Duel Links Card: Noble%20Arms%20-%20Arfeudutyr
Duel Links Card: Mirror%20Wall
Duel Links Card: DNA%20Surgery

9th-16th Place - Betrayal

Side deck:

Duel Links Card: Vision%20HERO%20Witch%20Raider
Duel Links Card: Amazoness%20Scouts
Duel Links Card: Zombie%20World
Duel Links Card: Different%20Dimension%20Ground
Duel Links Card: Different%20Dimension%20Ground

9th-16th Place - Kcful

Side deck:

Duel Links Card: Cosmic%20Cyclone
Duel Links Card: Cosmic%20Cyclone
Duel Links Card: Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Duel Links Card: Warrior%20Elimination
Duel Links Card: Warrior%20Elimination

9th-16th Place - Raul Torres

Side deck:

Duel Links Card: Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Duel Links Card: Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Duel Links Card: Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Duel Links Card: Warrior%20Elimination
Duel Links Card: Warrior%20Elimination

9th-16th Place - Mistilteinn

Side deck:

Duel Links Card: Cosmic%20Cyclone
Duel Links Card: Cosmic%20Cyclone
Duel Links Card: Noble%20Arms%20-%20Arfeudutyr
Duel Links Card: Noble%20Arms%20-%20Arfeudutyr
Duel Links Card: Magic%20Deflector

9th-16th Place - Stevie

Side deck:

Duel Links Card: Zombie%20World
Duel Links Card: Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Duel Links Card: Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Duel Links Card: Warrior%20Elimination
Duel Links Card: Warrior%20Elimination

9th-16th Place - Mr.Cellophane

Side deck:

Duel Links Card: Offerings%20to%20the%20Doomed
Duel Links Card: Zombie%20World
Duel Links Card: Forbidden%20Chalice
Duel Links Card: Magic%20Deflector
Duel Links Card: Magic%20Deflector

9th-16th Place - Woooladdd

Side deck:

Duel Links Card: Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Duel Links Card: Warrior%20Elimination
Duel Links Card: Magic%20Deflector
Duel Links Card: Magic%20Deflector
Duel Links Card: Straight%20Flush

Notable Deck - Top 32 - Tekumse

Duel Links Card: Secret%20Six%20Samurai%20-%20Rihan
Duel Links Card: Secret%20Six%20Samurai%20-%20Rihan
Duel Links Card: Secret%20Six%20Samurai%20-%20Rihan
Duel Links Card: Vision%20HERO%20Trinity
Duel Links Card: Vision%20HERO%20Trinity

Side deck:

Duel Links Card: Zombie%20World
Duel Links Card: Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Duel Links Card: Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Duel Links Card: Warrior%20Elimination
Duel Links Card: Warrior%20Elimination

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