It’s all over, folks. After two days and eleven intense rounds of competition, one duelist has risen above the rest. That duelist is Osman Ortiz, who claimed the final Cyber-Stein for Team Comic Odyssey. After defeating Luke Chen in the quarterfinals, he went up against teammate Michael Fukuyama. Finally, he clashed with Robert Lim, winning by an overwhelming margin in two games to become the Shonen Jump Seattle Champion.
This is it. It all comes down to this final match. Osman Ortiz is taking on Robert Lim for the final Cyber-Stein to be given away in a Shonen Jump Championship. The match began with a race to see who could get to the seat facing the windows first. Robert won, but since he’s such a nice guy, he let Osman have it anyway. After inspecting each other’s decks and shuffling up, they rolled the dice and began the match.
As the players prepared for their match, they congratulated each other for their victories in the previous rounds. After a quick clarification of the prize structure, the match began with both players verifying each other’s decks. With the formalities out of the way, they rolled a die and began the match.
Both players were given an opportunity to check through each other’s decks before the match began, and after doing so, they shuffled up in silence. At the word from the head judge, they rolled the dice and began the game.
Osman won the roll and opted to begin the game. He started off with Delinquent Duo, causing Luke to lose both Heavy Storm and Sakuretsu Armor. Osman continued with a set monster, then ended his turn. Luke set a card to each zone and passed back to Osman. Osman flipped D. D. Assailant, then played Nobleman of Crossout on Chen’s face down monster. It was Gravekeeper’s Spy, and all copies of it were removed from the game.
It’s been a long day, and it’s the final round. Both of these players are currently 6-1. The winner will make the Top 8, and the loser will need ungodly tiebreakers to have a shot at the Cyber-Stein. Despite the enormous gravity of the situation, both players were extremely lighthearted and certainly enjoying themselves.
This round saw Comic Odyssey powerhouse Wilson Luc facing off against the loveable Jae Kim. Jae won the roll and opted to start the game. A weary judge sat down to officiate the match and take a load off, and the game began. Both players were 5-1 and needed to win this match to stay in Top 8 contention.
“It’s a good old rivalry,” explained Kevin. “We’re never on the same team at the same time.” Osman won the roll and opted to start the game.
Osman had Graceful Charity in his hand, but decided to set a card to each zone instead. Kevin summoned Breaker the Magical Warrior and broke Osman’s Scapegoat. Osman chained it, and then removed Breaker from play when it attacked his D. D. Warrior Lady. Kevin set a card and passed. Osman did the same, and then Kevin summoned Asura Priest to slay the Sheep token. Osman summoned a Spirit Reaper and tried to attack, but Scapegoat stymied his attempt. Kevin summoned Sangan and then attacked the Reaper. Osman took it, then switched his Reaper to defense position and set a card.
Both players were extremely laid back as they shuffled up for the match. They exchanged a few pleasantries, and then presented their decks for the cut. Robert won the die roll and opted to begin the match.
Luke Chen is currently playing in the first Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament in which he didn’t go 0-2 drop. Cas is here representing the Netherlands. Both players were extremely friendly as they shuffled up, and they shook hands before starting. Cas won the die roll and opted to go first. He started off with the standard face down card to each zone and passed. Chen opened with the monster, and two face down spells or traps instead of one.