Asia Championship 2018: Duelist Profile (YOT & Asia Championship Winter)

These 5 duelists earned their invitation to the Asia Championship 2018 through winning in YOT Singapore 2017, Asia Championship Winter 2018 and YOT Thailand 2018.

 

Lai Cheuk Shing

Age: 23

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

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

When and how did you started playing Yu-Gi-Oh?
I started playing from 2005, but only begin participating in competitions from 2013.

How did you prepare for the Asia Championship 2018?
I have a lot of practice.

What are you looking forward to from the next booster pack, Soul Fusion?
Salamangreat, and in particular “Salamangreat Heatleo”.

 

Soh Jun Yuan

Age: 33

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
1st, YOT Singapore 2017 Asia Premier
5 – 18th, Asia Championship 2016
8th, Asia Championship 2013
1st, Asia Championship 2012
1st, Asia Championship 2011
9 – 16th, World Championship 2005
5 – 9th, Asia Championship 2004

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
Singapore. Active Game Collection.

When and how did you started playing Yu-Gi-Oh?
I started playing during my Secondary School days with my friends.

How did you prepare for the Asia Championship 2018?
I explore the competitive scene and understand the metagame.

What are you looking forward to from the next booster pack, Soul Fusion?
“Traptrix”.

 

Gerald Kent O. Hui

Age: 26

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
1st, Asia Championship Winter 2018
2nd, Duelist Cup 2018 Philippines
1st, Asia Championship Winter 2018 Philippines Qualifier

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
Philippines. Courtside Robinsons Galleria.

When and how did you started playing Yu-Gi-Oh?
I started playing during my High School days but only went into competitive play in 2010.

How did you prepare for the Asia Championship 2018?
I practice a lot every weekends with my friends.

What are you looking forward to from the next booster pack, Soul Fusion?
Sky Striker cards.

 

Cheung Wing Ho

Age: 28

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
1st, YOT Thailand 2018
3rd, YOT Hong Kong 2017 Asia Premier
5 – 8th, Asia Championship 2012

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

When and how did you started playing Yu-Gi-Oh?
A really long time ago.

How did you prepare for the Asia Championship 2018?
Sufficient sleep and nutritious meals.

What are you looking forward to from the next booster pack, Soul Fusion?
Thunder Dragon theme.

 

Ip San

Age: 24

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
1st, YOT Thailand 2018 Asia Premier

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
Macau. 行星 and Player’s Club.

When and how did you started playing Yu-Gi-Oh?
I started in 2011 with a group of friends.

How did you prepare for the Asia Championship 2018?
Eat well, drink well, sleep well.

What are you looking forward to from the next booster pack, Soul Fusion?
Dinowrestler theme.


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

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