YOT Singapore 2017: Top 8 Duelist Profile

After 8 rounds of Swiss and another 3 rounds of Single-Elimination, we have with us 8 duelists who are still in the race for the YOT Champion.

 

Wu Ka Lun

Age: 23

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
Players Club

What deck are you playing and why?
True King Dinosaur Yang Zing

What was the most memorable match you had in this tournament?
My duel with Tony Pan when I could not clear Borreload Dragon.

 

Frannick Nezmar Octo

Age: 24

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
33rd – 64th, YOT Singapore 2015
17th – 32nd, YOT Hong Kong 2015

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
Indonesia, a new shop

What deck are you playing and why?
True King Dinosaur Yang Zing. I believe it is the best deck for this format.

What was the most memorable match you had in this tournament?

Which card are you looking forward to in Extra Pack 2017 and why?
SPYRAL, because it makes the Link Monsters better.

 

Dimas Adiputra

Age: 24

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
33rd – 64th, YOT Singapore 2015

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
Indonesia. Playtest Games & Good Guy Games

What deck are you playing and why?
Shiranui Zombie. I feel that it is my identity.

What was the most memorable match you had in this tournament?
Top 32, where I had to tribute away my Revived King Ha Des with Shiranui Solitaireto empty my Extra Monster Zone.

Which card are you looking forward to in Extra Pack 2017 and why?
Zombie Tuner Sea Monster of Theseus

 

Chan Ka Chon

Age: 25

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
Macau

What deck are you playing and why?
True King Dinosaur Yang Zing. It is eplosive and has the highest probability to win when going first.

Which card are you looking forward to in Extra Pack 2017 and why?
SPYRAL. They are powerful

 

Hou Chong

Age: 22

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
1st, YOT Singapore 2015

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
China, but I reside in Singapore. Active Games Collection.

What deck are you playing and why?
Invoked True Draco. It has a good matchup against Dinosaur decks.

What was the most memorable match you had in this tournament?
Top 64 vs Lin Jun Jie. Game 2.

Which card are you looking forward to in Extra Pack 2017 and why?
SPYRAL Double Helix

 

Lai Cheuk Shing

Age: 22

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
1st, YOT Hong Kong 2015 Asia Premier
3 – 4th, 2015 Hong Kong Asia Championship Qualifiers
3 – 4th, Asia Championship 2016
2nd, YOT Hong Kong 2017 Asia Premier
9 – 28th, Asia Championship 2017

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
Hong Kong.

What deck are you playing and why?
Trickstar. I do not like Dinosaurs and Invoked.

What was the most memorable match you had in this tournament?
Every match. Because I made many new overseas friends.

Which card are you looking forward to in Extra Pack 2017 and why?
EP17-JP053 – Juno, the Celestial Goddess. It has a nice artwork.

 

Ho Yun Kang

Age: 26

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
2nd, Asia Championship 2015
1st, Asia Championship 2017

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
Malaysia. Toysbar & Gamers Arena

What deck are you playing and why?
Demise True Draco

What was the most memorable match you had in this tournament?
Top 8. It was my first time playing against my friend, Jun Jun from Philipines

Which card are you looking forward to in Extra Pack 2017 and why?
SPYRAL Link Monster – SPYRAL Double Helix. It will change the environment of the metagame.

 

John Kevin A. Alcantara “Beniu”

Age: 27

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
1st, Ranking 2016 Season 3 + 4 Philippines
5 – 8th, Asia Championship SP 2015 Philippines Qualifier
5 – 8th, Asia Championship 2014 Philippines Qualifier

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
Philinpines. Courtside in Robinson’s Galleria

What deck are you playing and why?
True King Dinosaur Yang Zing. I really love the Dinosaur theme and it was one of my first decks in Yugioh.

What was the most memorable match you had in this tournament?
Playing against Jeff Soh from Singapore. I have always wanted to play against him because he is a well-decorated player.

Which card are you looking forward to in Extra Pack 2017 and why?
SPYRALS. I love combo-based decks and I will surely play it if they are Tier 1.


This article was originally published on Yu-Gi-Oh! Events and has been republished with permission.

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