Asia Championship 2019: Duelist Profile (Ranking Tournament)

These duelists earned their invitation to the Asia Championship 2019 by accumulating the most Ranking points in their region.

 

Yuen Chak Ho

Age: 19

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
1st, Ranking Tournament 2019 Season 3 + 4 in Hong Kong
17 – 32nd, YOT Malaysia 2019
3 – 4th, Asia Championship 2018 Hong Kong Qualifier

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

What do you think of the upcoming “Structure Deck: Revolver”?
Because it coincides with the OCG 2019.07 Limit Regulation, there is a good chance that it will have an impact on its debut in the competitive scene.

What do you think of the new OCG 2019.07 Limit Regulation?
The top decks will be rotated out, opening up for various decks to appear at the dawn of the new Limit Regulation, a diverse metagame.

What deck do you think will win the World Championship 2019 and why?
Salamangreat. There are plenty of cards to start the combo, and there are also good replacements for the limited cards.

 

Seah Seng Loong

Age: 25

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
1st, Ranking Tournament 2019 Season 3 + 4 in Singapore

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
Singapore. I play in all the local shops.

What do you think of the upcoming “Structure Deck: Revolver”?
A lot of hidden potential as a combo-control deck.

What do you think of the new OCG 2019.07 Limit Regulation?
It is time for the meta to shift and for new decks to rise.

What deck do you think will win the World Championship 2019 and why?
Trickstar. The consistency with anti-meta, killing off the meta.

 

Thai Kok Jing

Age: 27

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
1st, Ranking Tournament 2019 Season 3 + 4 in Malaysia
2nd, YOT Malaysia 2019
2nd, Asia Championship 2017 Malaysia Winter Qualifier

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
Malaysia. Gamers Arena, Mars Mpowering, Gaia.

What do you think of the upcoming “Structure Deck: Revolver”?
Got many useful reprint cards.

What do you think of the new OCG 2019.07 Limit Regulation?
SPYRAL will be the next combo deck after Orcust.

What deck do you think will win the World Championship 2019 and why?
Orcust, the combo can’t be stopped without 2-3 ‘hand traps’.

 

John Kevin Alcantara

Age: 29

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
2nd, Ranking Tournament 2019 Season 3 + 4 in Philippines
2nd, Asia Championship Winter 2018
3 – 4th, YOT Singapore 2017

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

What do you think of the upcoming “Structure Deck: Revolver”?
I hope it changes the meta like Salamangreat.

What do you think of the new OCG 2019.07 Limit Regulation?
I’m surprised that Sky Striker and Altergeist are still tournament playable.

What deck do you think will win the World Championship 2019 and why?
Subterror! It’s a simple deck but has very solid defensive plays.

 

Sompong Phosai

Age: 23

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
1st, Ranking Tournament 2019 Season 3 + 4 in Thailand
3 – 4th, Duelist Cup 2019 Thailand
2nd, Duelist Cup 2018 Thailand

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

What do you think of the upcoming “Structure Deck: Revolver”?
It is a good deck for Dragon-Type players, also good reprints.

What do you think of the new OCG 2019.07 Limit Regulation?
It is reasonable.

What deck do you think will win the World Championship 2019 and why?
Salamangreat, because the deck has the most consistency.


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

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