Hey it’s Nate again. I was reading mike’s latest blog and decided to do another one of my own, but this time a tournament report.
Before I jump in I just want to say that as soon as I can I will be starting back up with Youtube. The last channel didn’t turn out how I planned it. This one will be straight Team O. Deck profiles, tournament matches and lots of other goodies. I just need to get another camera first…
… Anyway, moving on to the report. I woke up in the morning extremely tired, but in a good mood. It had been a long time since I’d played in a sneak so I had been looking forward to it. I put a lot of time into my deck, and felt extremely confident in it. After hours of playing and tweaking the deck felt like mine. My final list turned out to be:
2x Green Gadget
2x Red Gadget
2x Yellow Gadget
3x Machina Gearframe
3x Machina Fortress
2x Machina Force
2x Card Trooper
2x Scrap Recycler
1x Effect Veiler
1x Monster Reborn
1x Heavy Storm
1x Dark Hole
1x Pot of Avarice
1x Limiter Removal
1x Creature Swap
2x Mystical Space Typhoon
2x Pot of Duality
1x Bottomless Trap Hole
1x Dimensional prison
1x Compulsory Evacuation Device
1x Call of the Haunted
1x Starlight Road
1x Trap Dustshoot
1x Torrential Tribute
1x Mirror Force
1x Solemn Judgement
2x Solemn Warning
At first I didn’t want to put up the list but I really don’t mind. If it helps anyone then good, if not oh well. But I’ll talk about the deck more another time, but for now let’s move one.
I show up to find Epler and Mike already there. After some mediocre pulls and a lot of trading we start the tournament.
Round 1: Mike (Agents)
I’ll be honest and say that I don’t remember a whole lot. All three games were good. Game three end with me flipping up penguin soldier, bouncing his 2 set monsters. Then reborn, discard fortress and fortress to bring one out, discard force for the other, and attack for game.
Round 2: Gomez (Karakuri)
Going into this I was a little frustrated to be playing another tough player in a row, but I wasn’t too worried because I won most of our fun games. The round went the same as most of our fun games, except better because I sided into three compulsory. Game three I simply compulsed synchros and poked with gadgets.
Round 3: Epler (T.G. w/ Tigers)
What? Another match against a teammate? I hate playing teammates, makes winning bitter-sweet. From game one I was a bit worried because his deck is simply more control than mine. One of our games I opened four gadgets, Avarice and Reborn… lost that one. Game three came down to too many gadgets and not enough spell/ trap support. Usually scrap recycler will get rid of my unwanted gadgets, but I never drew him. Epler played well and I lost, simple as that.
Round 4: Zach (Inzektor)(Not Team O)
Not to be a dick but this match was too easy. He hasn’t really learned how to play well yet, and is usually easy to out play. Game one I won with gadgets and game two was over turn two. First turn I opened with Compulsory, Gearframe, Limiter and Duality. I duality for a Gearframe, summon, summon it, add Fortress, attack his down and set Compulsory. He ends with just another set monster. I compulsory, summon Gearframe, summon Fortress and Limiter for game. He replies with “oh yeah, I love that old combo.” You mean Limiter and a machine? Haha, made me giggle.
Round 5: Jory? (Jurrac)I think her name is Jory, or something close. I’m bad with names. Anyway, there were enough people that we needed a round five of swiss, and I was all for it. The way I saw it, it was just another round until I won the tournament. Anyway this was another two game round. Game one she got out Laggia turn one, but after a long game scrap recycler got me out of a terrible hand. Game two was extremely similar to the one with Zach. Right before I played the limiter her brother came over and asked how she was doing. She replied with “well... oh, not good.” She played pretty well just not quite enough.
Round 6: Mike (Agents)
Finally top four. Epler had to leave so he scooped to Gomez, but I was in for another hard few games. Game one he was able to win. I just didn’t have the answers I needed. Games two and three Compulsory put in work. Game two I creature swapped his Gachi and game three I had limiter for game. All good games, Mike played extremely well.
Round 7: Gomez (Karakuri)
Yay, finals. I was very confident going into this match. I knew I had a good match up and that my side deck would play a huge part in who won. Game one he was down to top decking, one attack away from zero and he topped Cyber Dragon to contact with my gadget for game. Game 3 was very long again but this time I top deck Cyber Dragon.
Then it was on to game three. Gomez is going first and mentions how it would be funny if this game was won with Cyber Dragon also. I’m super concentrated, and don’t pay too much attention. By this time we have an audience, which I love. This is why I even play, to win in situations like this. I start off with a very control hand, including Cyber Dragon. For quite a few turns the game goes: gadget, control, gadget, control. He makes a push and get out Stardust and two Burriedo. I Dimensional Prison the Stardust and take the two attacks for his 2800 pigs. I special cyber dragon, contact for a 3000 and the game is mine from there.
Overall it was a very good day, lets recap:
- Winning a mat in the raffle
- Good trades all day
- Picking up the Veilers I need because they’re cheap now
- All three Team Overload members made top 4, and our only losses were to each other
- Andie brought in four pizzas and monsters
- Winning the tournament
- Epler having to leave
- Danny didn’t get there in time to enter