The results are in from our fourth and final SJC Freeroll qualifier tournament! Check out the metagame breakdown here.
Is Thunder Dragon Chaos officially the “best” deck? Yet again Thunder Dragon underlines it’s status as the deck to beat with another impressive performance. NASH_BridgEs crosses the finish line with a unique list packing Skilled Dark Magician and Royal Decree (alongside a lone, teched Seven Tools of the Bandit). His list attempts to alleviate one of the main issues typical Thunder Dragon Chaos lists have, namely their inability to apply pressure and aggro without Chaos Sorcerer or Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning. The strategy relies heavily on setting flip effect monsters like Magician of Faith, Dark Mimic LV1, Dekoichi the Battlechanted Locomotive and more. The natural consequence of spending your normal summon each turn on a set monster is that the palyer may find it difficult to clear opposing set monsters off the field, allowing the opponent to assemble field presence, tribute fodder and risks falling foul of a Tsukuyomi loop if the Thunder dragon Chaos player is unable to draw Nobleman of Crossout or Raigeki Break. “Rogue” decks continue to represent themselves in impressive numbers Eleven players opted for so-called “non-meta” decks in qualifier #4. The refreshing variety contains multiple Flip Control decks (one of which is piloted by our resident minor celebrity and Twitch streamer Morpp) while we also see Gravekeepers, Zombies and an innovative Rat Toolbox deck piloted by metin7. Of the players who opted for a “rogue” deck and strategy, Di4na performed the best with a 4-2 record using Library FTK, eventually falling victim to KL1993’s Anti-Meta Warriors and Blue Version’s Thunder dragon Chaos.
That’s it for our first four qualifiers but don’t forget, there’s one more on the horizon! 09/07/2019 will be your last chance to earn a chance to win an SJC Dark End Dragon, worth upwards of $1,000! Do you have what it takes? If so, sign up to our Discord server and register for tournament to prove your worth. Best of luck, duelists!