Asia Championship Winter 2019: Duelist Profile (Ranking)

These 6 duelists earned their invitation to the Asia Championship 2018 by accumulating the most Ranking points in their region.

Let’s get to know the duelists more!

Weerapun Subbyoubol

Age 年齡: 32

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
【游戏王】的成就:
World Championship 2013 – 3rd
YOT Singapore 2017 Asia Premier – 2nd

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 Thailand

When and how did you started playing Yu-Gi-Oh?
您何時以及如何開始玩【游戏王】?
I learned it in 2008.

How did you prepare for the Asia Championship 2019?
您是如何為Asia Championship 2019做準備的?
I practiced a lot.

What was your favourite card from the previous booster pack, Dark Neostorm?
Dark Neostorm 里,您最喜歡的卡是什么?
Ib the World Chalice Miko

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

What is your favourite card and why?
您最喜歡的卡是什麼?為什麼?
Red Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon. I like that card a lot.

 

 

Oon Wei Han

Age 年齡: 23

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
【游戏王】的成就:
Asian Championship Qualifiers Malaysia – Top 8
YOT Thailand 2018 – Top 32
YOT Hong Kong 2018 – Top 32

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. Dueling Nexus.

When and how did you started playing Yu-Gi-Oh?
您何時以及如何開始玩【游戏王】?
11 years old. Fell in love with the game after reading the manga

How did you prepare for the Asia Championship 2019?
您是如何為Asia Championship 2019做準備的?
I practised every day after work. I often overthink, making countless amendments to my deck. I end up playtesting plenty of decks.

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

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?
Devote more time and effort into practising

What is your favourite card and why?
您最喜歡的卡是什麼?為什麼?
Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit
Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries
Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring
Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion
Null Nun & Blooming Dogwood

 

Nathaniel C. Laurpano

Age 年齡: 25

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

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

When and how did you started playing Yu-Gi-Oh?
您何時以及如何開始玩【游戏王】?
Since 2000 or 2001, with my friends and cousin. We just played casually back then.

How did you prepare for the Asia Championship 2019?
您是如何為Asia Championship 2019做準備的?
Playing and practising. Watching the top table in our regular tournaments.
Took regular practice sessions with ‘Team Siong A’. (Thank you)

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. It looks so powerful and amazing. It seems to have the capability of greatly impacting the current metagame.

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?
“Keep moving forward”

What is your favourite card and why?
您最喜歡的卡是什麼?為什麼?
Monster Reborn. It has a sentimental value to me.

 

 

Sherwyn Lim Ming Jian

Age 年齡: 21

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
【游戏王】的成就:
Asia Championship Qualifiers Malaysia 2018 – Top 8
Asia Championship Plus Singapore 2013 – 2nd
Asia Championship Qualifiers Taiwan – 3rd/4th
Asia Championship Plus 2014 – 3rd/4th
World Championship Qualifiers Malaysia 2013 – Top 8
World Championship Qualifiers Singapore 2013 – Top 16

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. Active Games Collection & 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】?
2011. Friends introduced the game to me.

How did you prepare for the Asia Championship 2019?
您是如何為Asia Championship 2019做準備的?
I practised by attending Ranking games.

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

What advice do you have for the players who wishes to improve?
對於希望改進的玩家,您有什麼建議?
Devote more time and effort into practising seriously

What is your favourite card and why?
您最喜歡的卡是什麼?為什麼?
Maxx “C”. Because I derive tons of value from it.

 

 

Chen Po Nien

Age 年齡: 25

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
【游戏王】的成就:
Asia Championship Plus 2013 Taiwan – 1st
Asia Championship Plus 2014 Taiwan – 1st
Asia Championship Series 2015 – 3rd/4th
Asia Championship 2016 – 2nd

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. Golden Clue (金頭腦遊戲王卡專賣店)

When and how did you start playing Yu-Gi-Oh?
您何時以及如何開始玩【游戏王】?
Middle school. My classmates taught me how to play.

How did you prepare for the Asia Championship 2019?
您是如何為Asia Championship 2019做準備的?
Practice at card shops daily with my 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?
Fairy Dragon Larvawall. Because it is very expensive.

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

What is your favourite card and why?
您最喜歡的卡是什麼?為什麼?
Dinowrestler Pankratops. Because I can use it to end games fast.

 

 

Cheung Wing Ho

Age 年齡: 28

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Accomplishments:
【游戏王】的成就:
Asian Championship Qualifiers 2018 – 3rd/4th

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. 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】?
When I was in school. I played with classmates.

How did you prepare for the Asia Championship 2019?
您是如何為Asia Championship 2019做準備的?
Have enough sleep and a healthy diet. Daily practices.

What was your favourite card from the previous booster pack, Dark Neostorm?
Dark Neostorm 里,您最喜歡的卡是什么?
Madolche Teacher Glassouffle。 Because this card is really strong.

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

What is your favourite card and why?
您最喜歡的卡是什麼?為什麼?
Toadally Awesome.


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

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