Here's my post about YCS Atlanta. Work Project deadline and searching for decklists pushed this a bit back longer than expected, but it's still here.
For those that didn't hear it, this YCS was a YCS with a twist. The Top 16 was to duke it out in sealed play (Battle Pack 2). Due to this, the posted decklists were only used up to the top-32 cutoff.
As you might have noticed, I'm a fan of sealed play, so I like this twist ending.
As per usual, here's a list of the top 32 with decklists (22/32 found):
Note: Hoban's list is spoiled on Dgz, but not confirmed. Though he didn't say it was wrong either. :-P
|Name||Place||Swiss Deck||Swiss Decklist|
|Christian Georges||1st||Fire Fist||Duelistgroundz|
|David Gancedo||2nd||Fire Fist||Youtube - FloridaTCGMovement|
|Steven Veit-Quiles||Top 4||Fire Fist||Youtube - TheTeamAviator|
|Jesse Choate||Top 4||Geargia||Duelistgroundz|
|Joseph Bogli||Top 8||Fire Fist||Youtube - Prowinston|
|Yicheng Li||Top 8||Prophecy||Youtube - averylr32|
|Bryan Tran||Top 8||Mermail||N.A.|
|Stephen Silverman||Top 8||Prophecy||Youtube - Mkohl40|
|Alexis Pinedo||Top 16||Geargia||N.A.|
|Patrick Hoban||top 16||Mermail||spoiled on DuelistGroundz|
|Sehabi Kheireddine||Top 16||Infernity||Youtube - Prowinston|
|Adrian Shakir||Top 16||Prophecy||Youtube - Prowinston|
|Cameron Neal||Top 16||Fire Fist||N.A.|
|Jonathon Ritzau||Top 16||Fire Fist||N.A.|
|Stephen Mercier||Top 16||Bujin||Youtube - Prowinston|
|Tha Vang||Top 32||Geargia||N.A.|
|Tahmid Zaman||Top 32||Hieratics||Youtube - Prowinston|
|Alessandro Donato||Top 32||Geargia||N.A.|
|Bohdan Temnyk||Top 32||Fire Fists||Duelistgroundz|
|Christopher Leblanc||Top 32||Hieratic||Youtube - Prowinston|
|Pedro Parreno||Top 32||Geargia||Youtube - Prowinston|
|Joseph Chou||Top 32||Fire Fist||Duelistgroundz|
|Jeffrey La Beach||Top 32||Dark World||Youtube - Prowinston|
|Tyler Poe||Top 32||Fire Fist||N.A.|
|Da Lee||Top 32||Lightsworn||N.A.|
|Jacob Feigenheimer||Top 32||Bujin||N.A.|
|Philip Stabile||Top 32||Fire Fist||Youtube - Mikkivlogs|
|Garrett Byrd||Top 32||Geargia||Youtube - Prowinston|
|Souvick Kar||Top 32||Evilswarm||Youtube - Prowinston|
|Jordan Winters||Top 32||Fire Fist||N.A.|
|Ali Yassine||Top 32||Hieratics||Youtube - Prowinston|
|Kevin Halligan||Top 32||Prophecy||Youtube - Prowinston|
PS: If you notice a link not working, let me know and I'll fix it.
And 1 week later... ARG Charlotte
One week after YCS Atlanta was ARG Open in Charlotte, which Patrick Hoban won with his usual Mermail Deck.
The good thing about these ARG Open's is that the decklists are fully available (no need to search for hours straight). For the decklists, see ARG's site
So Fire Fists still reign supreme. More people are playing Geargia's and the Hieratic Druler deck. And Hoban is about the only one that can still top with Mermails (safe Bryan Tran, but who knows what decklist he has).
And is it just me, or has the Fire Fist deck been reduced to a deck with 10-12 monsters, with about 30 spells and traps? The only cards I see is 3 Bears, 3 Wolfbarks and a Gorilla. This added with some Cardcar d's, Veilers and sometimes a Rai-oh. It starts to look more and more like the HERO decks from back in the days.
I could also make a section about the cards from the last set that are used here, but safe the Bujin support (Arasuda, Hare and Tsukuyomi) in the topping Bujin decks, the only relevant cards from the last set are S.H.Ark, Exciton Knight and Leo, the Keeper of the Sacred Tree. Oh, and an occasional Shared Ride in the side.
That's it for the moment. V out.
On a side-note: Primal Origins is apparantly being spoiled. Some interesting cards and once more crying for the OCG exclusives that are very good (a Burning Knuckler & Gogogo Numbers Xyz). I'll give my usual review when the set is fully revealed.