Asia Championship 2019: Duelist Profile (Asia Championship Winter and YOT)

These duelists earned their invitation to the Asia Championship 2019 by winning the Asia Championship Winter 2019 or YOT Taiwan 2019, YOT Hong Kong 2019, YOT Malaysia 2019 Main Event/Asia Premier.

 

Angelino Espiritu

Age: 30

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
1st, Asia Championship Winter 2019
1st, Asia Championship Winter 2019 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”?
It’s ok.

What do you think of the new OCG 2019.07 Limit Regulation?
Nice banlist. Control the game meta.

What deck do you think will win the World Championship 2019 and why?
Madolche or Trickstar. Madolche because of the new support avail in TCG also Trickstar control in game.

 

Wu Ting-En

Age: 19

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
1st, YOT Taiwan 2018

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
Taiwan. 明志玩具.

What do you think of the upcoming “Structure Deck: Revolver”?
It reprinted a lot of powerful cards, I think it is fantastic.

What do you think of the new OCG 2019.07 Limit Regulation?
I feel it is not bad, limited a few of the new strong cards, and released a few cards to allow those themes to compete.

What deck do you think will win the World Championship 2019 and why?
Orcust, “Ib the World Chalice Justiciar” turbo. Because this deck can perform.

 

Chien Hung

Age: 21

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

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

What do you think of the upcoming “Structure Deck: Revolver”?
No comment, I was busy preparing of the tournament.

What do you think of the new OCG 2019.07 Limit Regulation?
No comment.

What deck do you think will win the World Championship 2019 and why?
Sky Striker, because it has not been further limited in the new Limit Regulation.

 

Li Zi Hao

Age: 27

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
1st, YOT Hong Kong 2018
33 – 64th, YOT Hong Kong 2017

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
Guangdong, China. 有希望游戏王卡店, 零组株式会社.

What do you think of the upcoming “Structure Deck: Revolver”?
A deck that can make good use of Guardragon to setup the board.

What do you think of the new OCG 2019.07 Limit Regulation?
Acceptable overall, but the impact on World Championship 2019 is very big, resulting in a similar metagame as World Championship 2017.

What deck do you think will win the World Championship 2019 and why?
Sky Striker. It is the most complete, and is unaffected by the latest Limit Regulation.

 

Law Ming Fung

Age: 22

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
2nd, YOT Hong Kong 2018 Asia Premier
9 – 28th, Asia Championship 2017
9 – 18th, Asia Championship 2016
5 – 12th, Asia Championship SP 2015
5 – 16th, Asia Championship 2015
7th, Asia Championship 2013

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

What do you think of the upcoming “Structure Deck: Revolver”?
Will be a strong deck in the next meta.

What do you think of the new OCG 2019.07 Limit Regulation?
Great to see limit 2 key Salamangreat cards. Trickstar will be the top tier deck after 2019.07.

What deck do you think will win the World Championship 2019 and why?
Trickstar. No matter what deck is the strongest, Trickstar will also win.

 

Chiu Yu Tang

Age: 22

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
1st, 2018 Taiwan 3-on-3 Team Tournament
1st, YOT Malaysia 2019
1st, Taiwan Campus League 2019

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

What do you think of the upcoming “Structure Deck: Revolver”?
Very strong.

What do you think of the new OCG 2019.07 Limit Regulation?
Nothing special.

What deck do you think will win the World Championship 2019 and why?
Sky Striker, it is advantageous under the OCG Limit Regulation and TCG Forbidden and Limited List combined.

 

Huang He Nan

Age: 20

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
1st, YOT Malaysia 2019 Asia Premier

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
Guangdong, China. 龙道游戏王, 萌之星辰.

What do you think of the upcoming “Structure Deck: Revolver”?
After it goes on sale, Rokket decks will enter the meta.

What do you think of the new OCG 2019.07 Limit Regulation?
I like this Limit Regulation a lot, because not only the decks that I played before can still be played, there are also a lot of decks, like SPYRAL and ABC, that I have always been thinking of trying out.

What deck do you think will win the World Championship 2019 and why?
Trickstar, because I would like to see the same deck winning the World Champion twice!


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

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