Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Testing so far

Just a short update on my progress into the start of the new format.

Basically, i scrubbed on Tuesday. Deck was giving me a really hard time with all the boss monsters clogged in hand (1 BLS, 1 DAD, 2 Grapha).

Looks like its back to the drawing board for me. Next tournament should be the final SG Showdown Qualifier this Sunday. The ban list used would still be the March one, so everyone should still be familiar with all the stuff which will happen there.

I'll post up the deck list once i finalize it and get some results. Until then, its testing, testing and more testing.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Start of the new format

Today is the first local tournament which will be using the September 1st banlist.

Sad to say that I wasn't able to make it there today. However, this first week of locals would be a good way to look at how people will cope with the new format and look at the deck choices and techs people would be taking up. What's so good about the start of the new format is that there is no massive net-decking yet (unless you're net-decking from Shriek). Thus, this allows a short-lived period whereby people can make use of creativity and predicting what the meta would be.

I myself will head down to a local tournament tomorrow to test new my new Dark World deck for the September format. Hope that the main deck choices plus the side deck techs will be able to give me some results and a good head start in the new format!

Watch out for a tournament report tomorrow!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Update before Exams

Making a short post.

Gonna MIA for the next week due to examinations, not that I have been updating this blog faithfully. Most probably no tournament reports unless i find some extra time to get down to a local tournament nearby.

Btw, Won 1st at Asia Qualifier Ranking Tournament today. Used Dark World again. Hope it will bring me some results at the end of this format and the start of next format.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Double Tournament Report (13/8)

Haha! Long time since I've updated this blog. Been busy with schoolwork and all. Luckily, i had some time today to head down for some tournament action.

Asian Championship Qualifier @ Jurong East

Format: Single Elimination
Deck used: Dark World

Round 1: BYE

Round 2: VS Irfan (Xyz Starter Deck)

Game 1: Beat him down with early game double Grapha with Warning prevented Utopia from coming out.

Game 2: Same thing as Game 1.

Round 3: VS Jeremy (TG Tengu)

Game 1: Close match, but forgot how i lost.
Game 2: Deck Devastation Virus destroyed his hand, together with double Grapha beatdown.
Game 3: Tengu gave him too much advantage.

Conclusion: Top 4. (No prize cause i only got 1 win.)

SG Showdown Qualifier @ Jurong East

Format: 3 Round Swiss. Cut to Top 8.
Deck used: Dark World

Round 1: VS Eric (Gladiator Beast)

Game 1: Double Grapha beatdown.
Game 2: Used EEV to destroy all his traps. Following that up with Grapha beatdown.

Round 2: VS Jeff (Debris Junkdo)

Game 1: Forgot how i won
Game 2: Deck Devastation Virus ftw.

Round 3: VS Rui Feng (Twilight BF)

Game 1: Double DW Lightning cleared his field and controlled with Grapha and backrow.
Game 2: Bora + Oppression....
Game 3: Damudo + Skillless Grapha too strong.

Top 8: VS Eric (Gladiator Beast)

Game 1 : Once again, skillless Grapha too strong, beat all his GB's over.
Game 2: Forgot how i lost.
Game 3: 2 Holy Light....2 D.D. Crow...all 3 Grapha's RFG... no future at all.

Conclusion: Top 8 (Revise Dragon sleeves)

Remarks: Great day today, although i scrubbed for both. Starting to get use to this deck already. Hope to see better results from it... Try aim get into 1st to 4th for next week's SG Showdown Qualifier? Try?