Sunday, November 25, 2012

Top Store Tourney Report

Today i headed down for my last tourney in OCG format.

Only 64 players earned their invites and they represented Malaysias best players. The winner would take home 1 playmat and the winning shop (whom the winner represented) would take home the other 10.

Format: Swiss 5 rounds cut to top 8.
Deck Used: Hero Beat

Round 1: VS Hieratics

Game 1: Open Raioh and just beat down.
Game 2: Opened Raioh he torrential i reborn he tried to kill me with his own raioh + lance but ate honest

2-0

overall score 1-0

Round 2: VS DW

Game 1: Open Raioh beatdown. He tried to summon Silva but ate removal. By the time he could respond he died.
Game 2: Opened Raioh and win :D

2-0

overall score : 2-0

Round 3: Allen Chiew (Mermail)

Game 1: He opened better and gained too much advantage with Undine. Proceeded to Megalo and Diva soon after

Game 2: Just kill straight.

Game 3: I opened with Raiou and set warning torrential. He opened Heavy storm, dark hole, Megalo, diva, and 2 water monsters. My face can be put in 9gag lol.

2-1

Round 4: LGQ (hero beat)

game 1: I had Gorz to stall out of a bad hand and slowly proceed to win with Miracle and excalibur.

game 2: i had a good hand and i played conservative, but he stalled with gorz,and later killed me somehow with beatdown.

game 3: I had gorz and then he overextended with airman and alias but i super poly and kill. Overall came down to who had Gorz. All the mirror match playtesting payed off !

3-1

Round 5: Dexter Wee (dark world)

Game 1: i set all to avoid dragged downs, but he pulled of a crucial storm but i slowly farmed back advantage from a 5-3 advantage. I made a crucial mistake whereby my leg hit the table and he saw all my set cards. I was tempted to scoop and move to game 2, but in the end i managed to control with Raiou and grind to win the game.

Game 2: He opened Dragged Down, 2 dealings and had too much advantage and i drew shit like Bubbleman.

Game 3: I opened with raiou set all, and proceeded to control the game =)

4-1

Cut to Top 8 at 7th place. Lucky.

Top 8 match: Zack Windup

Round 1: Opened good and proceeded to control with Absolute Zero, Excalibur and 1 hero blast with alias in grave.

Round 2: He opened 2 MST, magician shark yolo.

Round 3: I duality into needle ceiling and set 2 making him weary to commit to the field. I did the same plays as game 1 to drop him down to 1500. When he did magician shark i needle ceiling after some plays before he dropped rabbit because rabbit is the bane of hero beat decks. He had factory, a shark and i beat through it. But he had a rat which summoned rabbit in defense trying to farm for advantage. I flipped open Heavy Storm and showed Miracle. He was forced to let both be destroyed and next turn he couldnt top anything.

Top 4 VS shim weng keng Mermail (genexless build)

Round 1: He farmed with abysslinde and heavy stormed my sets, and had that bitch (the one which reborn mermail) to keep abusing linde which my deck could not deal with. linde advantage too strong as he had salvage somemore to recycle.

Round 2: I opened monster, warning soul drain and felt comfy. He set linde which i read and attacked and chained soul drain but he had MST then proceed to farm from there. Made Absolute Zero, but at the end of the day found out he maxed out on Heavy Infantry O.O which he killed my Zero and followed up with megalo.

0-2

3rd / 4th round playoff : Jason Yong Wind Ups.

I expected this guy to win the whole event but he scrubbed to the champion because of a stupid move. He had Max C farm himself 10 cards and after his opponent attacking with some Big Hero he scooped although he had 900 lp left in which he would have won the following turn, Game 2 he died to rush HAHA.

Round 1: I duality into bottomless, something and Honest. I read MST in his hand as i knew he always had it, and i didnt have any other traps in hand and i didnt want to set my Miracle because it would be crucial later on. I took honest and summoned Raiou. He then showed Mind control, magician shark yolo into shock ruler + Heraldry God Arms . After the game he told me he had MST so at least i didnt read wrongly.

Round 2: I set 2 and summon something he Heavy Storm, magician shark yolo. =(

Results: Top 4 but SCRUBBED .

No coverage as i had to play. No play mat too as only top 3 got.

The top 4 in order is :

1. Heng Johnson (Hero???)
2. Shin Weng Ken (Mermail)
3. Jason (windup)
4. Michael Ting (hero beat)

The lineup in top 8 were:

3 Heroes
2 Windup
1 Dark World
2 Mermails

My decklist and Jasons will be up on Youtube soon.

I did not manage to get the other 2 players list.

The Malaysian Team Tourney lists will be up after Asia Plus :D

I would like to thank: (in no particular order)

Andrew- for playing mirror matches and training me to fight retarded decks like dino rabbit and inzektor. and lending me shit and choosing tech choices and building most of my deck.

LGQ- mirror matches and faring me here and there during weekends to play if we have ntg to do.

Shahmir- for talking cock with me all day and (playtesting too). and fyi he went 4-1 today but didnt qualify top 8 because of bad tiebreaks.

Wesley- for the windup tutoring and trashing.

johann- for last min dw practice and convincing me to run 3 soul drain.

karlo- for last min mermail training but i scrubbed still and for last min hieratic matches.

jason- for constantly stalking me on DN everytime i play some random 900-1000+ rating TCG guy. and for the windup matches.

galileo de obaldia- for being my idol in yugioh. trololol

Highlights of event:

1) Mask change is now rm100
2) LGQ can go fuck himself for inspiring the champion =D
3) Raioh and Gorz MVP i think i will never sell them LOLOL

YES NOW I CAN QUIT IN PEACE.

5 comments:

HERODUELIST said...

Yoyo, Heng Johnson here A.K.A HERODUELIST~
Interesting article as usual, Michael. The Top Store from yesterday was really challenging. My 1st time in participating in KL tourney though.(And the 1st time I comment in your blog after lurking here for 3 months.)It was a shame that we can't have a HERO to HERO face-off in the finals. (It would be awesome if it happened.)

In response in my HERO deck, I named it Mask HERO Beat, or Mask Beat in short.

And LOL, Mask Change RM100~

Oh and really hope that you can get back into the game in the future. I really would like to have bro duel with you~~ (no homos included)

HERODUELIST said...

This is Heng Johnson here
Interesting article as usual, Michael. The Top Store from yesterday was really challenging. My 1st time in participating in KL tourney though.(And the 1st time I comment in your blog after lurking here for 3 months.)It was a shame that we can't have a HERO to HERO face-off in the finals. (It would be awesome if it happened.)

In response in my HERO deck, I named it Mask HERO Beat, or Mask Beat in short.

And LOL, Mask Change RM100~

Oh and really hope that you can get back into the game in the future. I really would like to have bro duel with you~~ (no homos included)

mike said...

thanks. i didnt really know what to call your hero deck. lol. yeah i'd have REALLY liked to get a match with you yesterday :)

anyhow if i do join back into the game, i'd be using windups.

Cookie said...

No shoutout for me. emo max.

Cookie said...

No shoutout to me. emo max.