So, I finally get my hands on real YGO in a long while, and I'm playing the promo format for the first time since its introduction.
Me, Sunny and another friend, Yap Zian formed a team, with the humble name of "GQ's Team", no shit, that was the name I summited.
Team order was : Me, Yap Zian (Leader//fodder), Sunny
Decks played were : E HERO, Agents, Frog Monarchs (yes, Frog Monarchs)
Instead of spending weeks and weeks to build the perfect set of decks, we came a bit earlier than the usual crowd to GA and spend 15 minutes discussing whose gonna play what. Remember, a team shares a single banned list, so something like Heavy Storm or Monster Reborn would only be present in 1 deck.
Match 1 : VS Hanzo Laggia
Duel 1 : I couldn't draw a single monster in 7 turns, and when I finally draw something, I won, with no damage dealt to me, thanks to my heavy backrows and SuperPoly making Nova.
Duel 2 : My opponent was very easy to read so I basically wreck all of his plays and ended the game with 5 sets, Rai-Oh and Nova, with 6 hands. Wonderful field presence indeed.
Team Score : 0X0
Match 2 : VS MY Team 2012 (aka last years Malaysia's rep aka Dato Tan's, the Malaysian rep for 2010 and 2012, team) - Tan Sung Lee - Quickdraw
Duel 1 : I open Allius and set 3, he showed me Decree in the end phase and made Quaser.
Duel 2 : I drew one of each sided cards and Airman, awesome hand indeed. Because this is team, I figure the leader, Michael (not the blogger) would be playing Storm so I summon Airman (Veiler'ed) and set 4. I got Heavy Stormed. Nuff said.
Team Score : XX0
Match 3 : VS Agents
Duel 1 : I Prison and BTH every Agent he has so his Kristia and Hyperion are dead, I draw into monsters late, but he had nothing.
Duel 2 : My opponent wanted to make Kristia, but it was obvious, so I refuse to attack until I have any sort of removal, he had Herald of Orange Light attack me for 4~5 turns. I drew Mind Crush and it was over the next turn around.
Team Score : 000
Match 4 : VS Mermails (a long time friend of mine, who I still have no clue what his name is)
Duel 1 : I open Allius, Allius, Bubbleman, Bubbleman, Forestman and Ocean ... How the hell is this hand even possible? My opponent has Spiritual Art and was basically start to feel sorry of beating me. LOL.
Duel 2 : After extensive shuffling, my hands look very much better. And I manage to open Soul and Skill Drain, locking out him completely.
Duel 3 : I was holding an advantage, his life was 4000 and has 2 set, nothing else. I play Miracle to make Zero, attack for 2500 and play Mask Change. He shows me Starlight Road. My hand had nothing against Stardust.
Team Score : X00
With 3-1, our team got into the finals, yes, there are no top 4 or 8s. It was 4 rounds of swiss and the finals. And our opponent was, with no surprise, MY Team 2012. Revenge perk activated.
Match 5 : VS Dato Tan's Quickdraw
Duel 1 : I open with Mirror, BTH, Judgment and summons Forestman, which my opponent stares at for a long time. He did had Decree, but I think ZERO into Acid was a splendid move. Thanks to the Poly Forestman grab for me, I was able to score a quick win.
Duel 2 : The game was grinding down with both of us having no cards, but he was at 3000's while I was at a perfect 8000. At this point my team mates told me one of them won and the other lost, so effectively, my match against Sung Lee is the one that would bring us to the qualifiers, and I wouldn't want it in any other way. He made a field of Road Warrior, Stardust and Doppel Warrior to attack me, which ended up in 2 Prisons. I drew a Spark and ended. He did something retarded and summons another Doppel and switching Level Eater into attack, which I have Mirror Force for, he had an empty field. I topped A HERO Lives, but found Airman dead, so I got Allius, since I have Spark. Game ended when he finally ran out of monsters to set, with me having Allius, Warning, Judgment and Spark. His last top was Tuning, which god says no to.
Team Score : 0X0
We manage to get into Asia Plus top 16 I believe with a team that is so randomly organized, it wasn't funny. Sunny won all 5 of his matches using Frog Monarchs.