Asia Championship 2019: Duelist Profile (Asia Championship Qualifier)

These duelists earned their invitation to the Asia Championship 2019 by winning the Asia Championship Qualifier in their region.

 

Kong Tze Hing

Age: 27

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
1st, Asia Championship 2019 Hong Kong Qualifier
1st, Asia Championship 2017 Hong Kong Qualifier
3 – 4th, YOT Taiwan 2015
2nd, Asia Championship Plus 2014
1st, Asia Championship Plus 2014 Hong Kong Qualifier

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

What do you think of the upcoming “Structure Deck: Revolver”?
Very powerful!

What do you think of the new OCG 2019.07 Limit Regulation?
The top decks have been weakened, resulting in a diverse format. The hit to “Mystic Mine” is well-deserved.

What deck do you think will win the World Championship 2019 and why?
Altergeist, because the other decks have been weakened too much.

 

Lin Yen Hsu

Age: 31

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
1st, Asia Championship 2019 Taiwan Qualifier

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
Taiwan. 崇文社.

What do you think of the upcoming “Structure Deck: Revolver”?
It has reprints of many powerful staples, very suitable for new players.

What do you think of the new OCG 2019.07 Limit Regulation?
The hits to Salamangreat is fantastic, but they should be still competitive for a period of time. The core of Orcust has been too severely hit, causing them to struggle once their combo is disrupted, I don’t think they will do well. Having “Solemn Judgment” released to 3 is really bold. It is going to be quite a despair for the player going second.

What deck do you think will win the World Championship 2019 and why?
Subterror. The 3rd “Solemn Judgment” is a great boost, and the other top decks have been weakened too much.

 

Winson Lim

Age: 26

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
1st, Asia Championship 2019 Singapore Qualifier

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
Singapore. Full-Yen Trading and Ah Kit’s Shop.

What do you think of the upcoming “Structure Deck: Revolver”?
It’s always great to see new cards.

What do you think of the new OCG 2019.07 Limit Regulation?
I think [the hits to] Thunder Dragon was harsh but I agree with the rest.

What deck do you think will win the World Championship 2019 and why?
Altergeist. It has answers to everything.

 

Alvin Hsu

Age: 25

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
1st, Asia Championship 2019 Malaysia Qualifier
3 – 4th, YOT Malaysia 2019
5 – 8th, Asia Championship 2018 Taiwan Qualifier

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
Malaysia. 崇文社, 一刻.

What do you think of the upcoming “Structure Deck: Revolver”?
[No comment]

What do you think of the new OCG 2019.07 Limit Regulation?
The hits to the top decks will force them to change.

What deck do you think will win the World Championship 2019 and why?
Sky Striker, Altergeist.

 

Louren Vidad

Age: 24

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
1st, Asia Championship 2019 Philippines Qualifier
3 – 4th, Asia Championship 2017 Philippines Qualifier
1st, Asia Championship 2016 Philippines Qualifier
2nd, Asia Championship Plus 2014 Philippines Qualifier
1st, Asia Championship 2013 Philippines Qualifier

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

What do you think of the upcoming “Structure Deck: Revolver”?
Next meta deck ([top] tier at its best)

What do you think of the new OCG 2019.07 Limit Regulation?
It’s pretty nice, but I hate the early hit to Thunder Dragon. OCG deserves to play the complete Danger-Thunder Deck!!!

What deck do you think will win the World Championship 2019 and why?
Still Trickstar, “Trickstar Light Stage” still 3.

 

Kittapong Srikittichai

Age: 23

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
1st, Asia Championship 2019 Thailand Qualifier

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
Thailand. Modern Card.

What do you think of the upcoming “Structure Deck: Revolver”?
It makes Rokket theme stronger and maybe they’ll be more competitive.

What do you think of the new OCG 2019.07 Limit Regulation?
Reasonable.

What deck do you think will win the World Championship 2019 and why?
Salamangreat, because they are still strong after the Limit Regulation.


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

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