Asia Championship Winter 2019: Duelist Profile (Asia Championship Qualifiers)

These 6 duelists earned their invitation to the Asia Championship 2018 by emerging victorious in their respective Asia Championship Winter Qualifiers.

Let’s find out more about them!

 

Wittawin Waitsuparat

Age 年齡: 23

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
【游戏王】的成就:
Asia Championship Plus 2010 – 4th
YOT Hong Kong 2014 – 2nd
Asia Championship Winter 2019 Qualifiers – Champion

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
您來自哪裡?你經常去哪家卡商店?
Thailand. Modern card.

When and how did you started playing Yu-Gi-Oh?
您何時以及如何開始玩【游戏王】?
When I was 15. I played games on the Nintendo DS and read the manga.

How did you prepare for the Asia Championship 2019?
您是如何為Asia Championship 2019做準備的?
Consulted with my local community and analysed the metagame.

What was your favourite card from the previous booster pack, Dark Neostorm?
Dark Neostorm 里,您最喜歡的卡是什么?
Null Nun & Blooming Dogwood. Because it provides you with lifepoints advantage.

What advice do you have for the players who wish to improve?
對於希望改進的玩家,您有什麼建議?
Believe in the metagame.

What is your favourite card and why?
您最喜歡的卡是什麼?為什麼?
T.G. Hyper Librarian. This card helped me become a stronger player.

 

Shim Weng Ken

Age 年齡: 32

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
【游戏王】的成就:
Asia Championship Winter 2019 Qualifiers – Champion

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
您來自哪裡?你經常去哪家卡商店?
Malaysia. GA, Viva, Gaia, Toys bar

When and how did you started playing Yu-Gi-Oh?
您何時以及如何開始玩【游戏王】?
When I was 15.

How did you prepare for the Asia Championship 2019?
您是如何為Asia Championship 2019做準備的?
Practised with friends.

What was your favourite card from the previous booster pack, Dark Neostorm?
Dark Neostorm 里,您最喜歡的卡是什么?
Manhunt. Because you can steal an opponent’s monster.

What advice do you have for the players who wish to improve?
對於希望改進的玩家,您有什麼建議?
Practice

What is your favourite card and why?
您最喜歡的卡是什麼?為什麼?
Sky Striker Ace – Raye. Because it helped me win games.

 

Choo Wee Min

Age 年齡: 25

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
【游戏王】的成就:
Asia Championship Summer 2017 Qualifiers – 2nd
YOT Hong Kong 2015 – Top 32
YOT Thailand 2018 – Top 64
Asia Championship Winter 2019 Qualifiers – Champion

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
您來自哪裡?你經常去哪家卡商店?
Singapore. Full-Yen Trading

When and how did you started playing Yu-Gi-Oh?
您何時以及如何開始玩【游戏王】?
2007. Introduced by a friend.

How did you prepare for the Asia Championship 2019?
您是如何為Asia Championship 2019做準備的?
Read up on the metagame. Watched videos on championships & practice with friends.

What was your favourite card from the previous booster pack, Dark Neostorm?
Dark Neostorm 里,您最喜歡的卡是什么?
Null Nun & Blooming Dogwood. Because it has a cute artwork.

What advice do you have for the players who wish to improve?
對於希望改進的玩家,您有什麼建議?
Play more & prepare yourself mentally too.

What is your favourite card and why?
您最喜歡的卡是什麼?為什麼?
Solemn Judgment because saying no to everything is good.

 

Angelino Espirsitu

Age 年齡: 29

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
【游戏王】的成就:

Asia Championship Winter 2019 Qualifiers – Champion

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
您來自哪裡?你經常去哪家卡商店?
Philippines. Courtside Galleria.

When and how did you started playing Yu-Gi-Oh?
您何時以及如何開始玩【游戏王】?
November 2017. A friend introduced it to me.

How did you prepare for the Asia Championship 2019?
您是如何為Asia Championship 2019做準備的?
Weekly practices with friends

What was your favourite card from the previous booster pack, Dark Neostorm?
Dark Neostorm 里,您最喜歡的卡是什么?
Manhunt. It allows me to take control of an opponent’s monster for Link Summoning.

What advice do you have for the players who wish to improve?
對於希望改進的玩家,您有什麼建議?
Practice more and believe in your deck.

What is your favourite card and why?
您最喜歡的卡是什麼?為什麼?
Dante, Traveller of the Burning Abyss. It has a cool artwork and useful effect.

 

Huang Cheng Yao

Age 年齡: 23

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
【游戏王】的成就:
Taiwan 3 on 3 – Top 4
Asia Championship Winter 2019 Qualifiers – Champion

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
您來自哪裡?你經常去哪家卡商店?
Taiwan. Cardgamezone (一刻館卡片遊戲專賣-桃園店)

When and how did you started playing Yu-Gi-Oh?
您何時以及如何開始玩【游戏王】?
2017, when I started visiting card stores.

How did you prepare for the Asia Championship 2019?
您是如何為Asia Championship 2019做準備的?
Daily practices with friends

What was your favourite card from the previous booster pack, Dark Neostorm?
Dark Neostorm 里,您最喜歡的卡是什么?
Sheorcust Dingirsu. You can protect your backrow cards with this.

What advice do you have for the players who wish to improve?
對於希望改進的玩家,您有什麼建議?
Practice more.

What is your favourite card and why?
您最喜歡的卡是什麼?為什麼?
Harpie’s Feather Duster. It is a good exchange of resources; I can use one card to get rid of up to six cards.

 

Lo Lai Chun

Age 年齡: 24

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
【游戏王】的成就:
YOT Hong Kong 2018 -Top 32
YOT Hong Kong 2015 – Top 32
YOT Hong Kong Asia Premier 2014 – 3rd/4th
Asia Championship Series 2017 – Finalist
Asia Championship Winter 2019 Qualifiers – Champion

Where are you from? Which card shop(s) do you frequent?
您來自哪裡?你經常去哪家卡商店?
Hong Kong. Player’s Club, Blue Submarine.

When and how did you started playing Yu-Gi-Oh?
您何時以及如何開始玩【游戏王】?
2008. I learned there was a new mechanic (Synchro Summoning) and I joined the community since then.

How did you prepare for the Asia Championship 2019?
您是如何為Asia Championship 2019做準備的?
Practice with my friends. Shoutout to Jeff, 阿文,銬Sir,海狗,Andy Mok etc
“Keep calm, stay normal, accumulate good fortune” -Ng Yu Leung, 2003

What was your favourite card from the previous booster pack, Dark Neostorm?
Dark Neostorm 里,您最喜歡的卡是什么?
Cloudian Aerosol. I have waited very long for Cloudian support!

What advice do you have for the players who wish to improve?
對於希望改進的玩家,您有什麼建議?
Join us at Player’s Club. We are a friendly bunch, helping each other improve our skills and decks.

What is your favourite card and why?
您最喜歡的卡是什麼?為什麼?
PSY-Frame Gamma. I feel reassured whenever I see it in my hand.


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

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