Hello Mysidians! I am trying something new this week, a tournament report! Below I will break down the stream into all the matches with timestamps so you can go back and watch matchups that you find interesting. Keep in mind The Break Zone interviewed the winners after each match, so check them out for more insight on the match and the deck the winner ran. Below the stream information, I also have compiled a list of the Top 32 decks that qualified for Day 2 of the event to compete in the Draft portion of the tournament. Finally, I made up each Top 8 deck list on FFDecks for you to check out!
Before we get into it, I just want to congratulate Mathew Okimoto on his 3rd Crystal Cup victory this season, what incredible dominance. I also want to send a big congratulations to Emmanuel Onate for making the Finals and qualifying for Worlds! All while playing a creative deck we don’t see too much of. Finally I want to shout out The Break Zone for an awesome stream, RB for her hard work Gunslinging and managing parts of the event, Samsonite Prime for rocking it as Head Judge, and all the Desert Sky Gaming/Arizona peeps that ran one of the fastest and smoothest Crystal Cups of the year.
Link Day 1
Round 1: Sam Tuell (Water/Lightning Agrias) vs Jared Millett Lightning/Water Agrias)
Round 2: Kyle Peters (4 Colour) vs Sevon Jambazian (FFVII Ice/Lightning)
Round 3: Emmanuel Onate (Fire/Water Aggro) vs Brian Lue (Earth/Wind splash Ice)
Round 4: Nick Borsari (4 Colour) vs Evan Lavelle (Fire/Wind Cadets/WOLs)
Round 5 Mathew Okimoto (4 Colour) vs Virgil Rico (Mono Ice)
Round 6 Ynez Nevares (Ice/Fire FFVI) vs Mathew Goslar (Mono Ice)
Round 7 Alejandro Ziegenhirt (Mono Wind) vs Arvin Bernardo (Fire/Ice FFVI)
Link Day 2
Gunslinger: RB vs Challengers
Round 1: Sam Tuell vs Nolan Colter
Round 2: Johnathon Gordon vs Vincent Angeles
Round 3: Collin Rupert vs Anson Quach
Round 4: Gregory Cole vs Ryan Chen
Sam Tuell (Water/Lightning Agrias) vs Bryan Lue (Earth/Wind splash Ice)
Game 1: 6:17:39
Game 2: 6:28:38
Game 3: 6:57:00
Emmanuel Onate (Fire/Water Aggro) vs Kyle Peters (4 Colour)
Game 1: 7:43:13
Game 2: 7:57:07
Emmanuel Onate (Fire/Water Aggro) vs Mathew Okimoto (4 Colour)
Match 1: 9:00:28
Match 2: 9:13:58
This chart highlights the different decks we saw make the Top 32 cut after 7 rounds of swiss on Day 1.
Top 8 Deck Lists
Dae Hee Lee Mono Ice
Collin Rupert Mono Wind
Bryan Lue Earth/Wind w/ Ice
Kyle Mcginty 4 Colour
Kyle Peters 4 Colour
Sam Tuell Lightning/Water Agrias
Emmanuel Onate Fire/Water Aggro
Matt Okimoto 4 Colour
Thanks for coming by, let me know in the comments if you enjoy this type of content. I worked pretty hard to get it up as soon as possible, so I definitely want to know if it is worth putting together for more tournaments!
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Alex is a FFTCG player from Vancouver, Canada. His favourite Final Fantasy is IV and his favourite Elements are Earth and Ice, although he has a soft spot for fire.