YCS Tacoma Results

On November 23, 2012 by Kyle Schrader
Photo Credit: Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

The fifth constructed stop on the YCS circuit for the September 2012 Format took place in Tacoma, Washington through November 16-18, 2012. There were a 756 competitors in the main event. Official coverage from the event can be found here.

YCS Tacoma was the first Premier where Abyss Rising was legal. The Atlanteans released prior to YCS Providence got a massive boost from the Mermail support and new Elemental Lord within the new set and was expected to take this event by storm. The Mermail-Atlantean deck is extremely explosive once it gets rolling and has even been called Inzektor 2.0 by some, due to its ability destroy opposing cards with very little effort.

As I am sure many recall, Inzektors is a deck that dominated the OCG last format and claimed the World Championship title for Akikazu Saito. However, these bugs struggled somewhat in the TCG with the presence of the then-exclusive Evolzar Dolkka. Although, their presence was enough to force every player to main deck 3 Effect Veiler if they wanted to compete. Unfortunately for advocates of Inzektors, they were hit extremely hard by the September 2012 Forbidden/Limited List, seeing their precious Hornet and Dragonfly reduced to 1 copy per deck.

Even though they were severly crippled, Billy Brake showed the world that Inzektors still had some life left in them at YCS Indianapolis. But it would be Michael Stibbins, exploiting the declining use of Effect Veiler, who would give this decks its swan song:

1st Place – Michael Stibbins w/ INZEKTOR
Monsters: 16
3 Inzektor Centipede
3 Inzektor Ladybug
2 Cardcar D
2 Card Trooper
2 Tour Guide From the Underworld
1 Inzektor Giga-Mantis
1 Inzektor Hornet
1 Inzektor Dragonly
1 Spirit Reaper
1 Dark Armed Dragon

Spells: 12
3 Mystical Space Typhoon
2 Pot of Duality
2 Inzektor Sword – Zektkaliber
1 Heavy Storm
1 Dark Hole
1 Monster Reborn
1 Foolish Burial
1 Forbidden Lance

Traps: 10
3 Threatening Roar
3 Call of the Haunted
2 Solemn Warning
2 Compulsory Evacuation Device

Extra Deck: 15
2 Wind-Up Zenmaines
2 Number 17: Leviathan Dragon
1 Aderus, Keeper of Armageddon
1 Number 12: Crimson Shadow Armor Ninja
1 Tiras, Keeper of Genesis
1 Wind-Up Arzenal Zenmaioh
1 Maestroke the Symphony Djinn
1 Number 39: Utopia
1 Leviair the Sea Dragon
1 Number 20: Giga-Brillant
1 Number 20: Acid Golem of Destruction
1 Temtempo the Percussion Djinn
1 Gachi Gachi Gantetsu

Side Deck: 15
3 Soul Drain
2 Torrential Tribute
2 Royal Decree
2 Gozen Match
2 System Down
2 Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter
2 Maxx “C”

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