World Qualifer Results: Week 2-3

On May 2, 2012 by Kyle Schrader
Photo Credit: Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

Aaron Noel defeated Daniel Nunnally in a Rabbit mirror to become the 2012 YCS Chicago Champion.

1st Place – Aaron Noel w/ RABBIT
Monster: 20
3 Rescue Rabbit
3 Tour Guide From the Underworld
3 Sabersaurus
3 Kabazauls
3 Jurrac Guaiba
3 Effect Veiler
1 Sangan
1 Gorz the Emissary of Darkness

Spell: 12
3 Mystical Space Typhoon
2 Forbidden Lance
1 Pot of Avarice
1 Heavy Storm
1 Monster Reborn
1 Mind Control
1 Book of Moon
1 Dark Hole
1 Smashing Ground

Trap: 9
2 Solemn Warning
2 Fiendish Chain
1 Torrential Tribute
1 Mirror Force
1 Bottomless Trap Hole
1 Solemn Judgment
1 Raigeki Break

Extra Deck: 15

Side Deck: 15
2 Snowman Eater
2 Thunder King Rai-Oh
1 Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer
1 Smashing Ground
3 Macro Cosmos
2 Royal Decree
1 Shadow-Imprisoning Mirror
1 Dimensional Prison
1 Raigeki Break

Top Cut Meta Analysis
9 Rabbit
9 Dragon
8 Inzektor
2 Wind-Up
2 Hero
1 Gravekeeper
1 Chain Burn

It is very difficult to compare YCS Chicago with the WCQ: French National Championship, as no initial meta breakdown was posted for the former. Initial meta breakdowns are probably one of the most critical pieces of information needed to thoroughly analyze an event. For example, if a deck took up 50% of the Top Cut, you would think that deck did extremely well. However, if the initial meta breakdown revealed that that deck took up 75% of the initial meta, then you could conclude that, that deck actually did very poorly.

On the face of it, the major difference between Chicago and France is that Dragons did as well in Chicago as Heroes did in France, and Dragons did as poorly in France as Heroes did in Chicago.

If you compare the Chicago aggregate with past premier events, you would notice that Dragons replaced Wind-Ups in the “Big Three” and Rabbit’s dominance slipped by margin of 10-20%. However, this is only one pool of data.

Official Coverage of the event can be viewed here.

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