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We have with us 7 Duelists who have earned themselves an invitation to the Asia Championship 2016 through their respective Asia Championship Qualifiers that were held earlier in May and June.

They will be sharing with us some of their tips in preparing for the Asia Championship 2016.

 

Lai Chi Shing

Lai_Chi_Shing

Age: 20

Country: Hong Kong

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Achievements:
3 – 4th, Asia Championship 2016 Hong Kong (JP) Qualifier

Which local card shop in your country do you frequent?
幻影卡社, in Hong Kong.

How did you prepare for Asia Championship 2016?
Non-stop practice.

What match-up do you expect to face in the Asia Championship 2016?
D/D, Blue-Eyes, Speedroid Phantom Knights Burning Abyss.

What do you think of your chances of winning the Asia Championship 2016?
About 30 – 40%, I don’t have a lot of confidence going up against the various top players of Asia.

 

Yeo Gou Jie

Yeo_Gou_Jie

Age: 23

Country: Malaysia

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Achievements:
1st, Asia Championship 2016 Malaysia Qualifier
3 – 4th, Asia Championship SP 2015
5 – 8th, Asia Championship Plus 2014
5 – 8th, YOT Singapore 2015
1st, Asia Championship Plus 2010
2nd, Asia Championship 2009

Which local card shop in your country do you frequent?
Gamers Arena, in Malaysia.

How did you prepare for Asia Championship 2016?
Playtest online and with friends.

What match-up do you expect to face in the Asia Championship 2016?
Burning Abyss, D/D, Blue-Eyes, Metalfoe, ABC.

What do you think of your chances of winning the Asia Championship 2016?
Slim, considering that I would have to face against the top players from every country. ><

 

Elvis Agoto

Elvis_Agoto

Age: 23

Country: Philippines

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Achievements:
2nd, Asia Championship 2016 Philippines Qualifier
5 – 12th, Asia Championship SP 2015
5 – 16th, Asia Championship 2015
5 – 8th, YOT Singapore 2015
5 – 8th, Asia Championship Plus 2014
8th, YOT Hong Kong 2014 Asia Premier
3rd, Asia Championship 2014
5 – 8th, Asia Championship Plus 2013
9 – 26th, World Championship 2013

Which local card shop in your country do you frequent?
Courtside, in Philippines.

How did you prepare for Asia Championship 2016?
I play at the weekly tournaments, and practice frequently against my friends.

What match-up do you expect to face in the Asia Championship 2016?
I’m expecting a variety of different decks.

What do you think of your chances of winning the Asia Championship 2016?
This will be a really stiff competition with plenty of tough matches.

 

Soh Jun Yuan

Soh_Jun_Yuan

Age: 30

Country: Singapore

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Achievements:
1st, Asia Championship 2016 Singapore Qualifier
8th, Asia Championship 2013
1st, Asia Championship 2012
1st, Asia Championship 2011
9 – 16th, World Championship 2005
5 – 9th, Asia Championship 2004

Which local card shop in your country do you frequent?
Active Game Collections, in Singapore.

How did you prepare for Asia Championship 2016?
Keep up with the metagame by reading up.

What match-up do you expect to face in the Asia Championship 2016?
Most of the notable decks in the metagame.

What do you think of your chances of winning the Asia Championship 2016?
5.55%

 

Huang Nung-en

Huang_Nung-en

Age: 23

Country: Taiwan

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Achievements:
2nd, Asia Championship 2016 Taiwan (JP) Qualifier
3 – 4th, Asia Championship 2016 Taiwan (TC) Qualifier
3rd, Asia Championship 2012 Taiwan Qualifier

Which local card shop in your country do you frequent?
好好玩, in Taiwan.

How did you prepare for Asia Championship 2016?
Practice with my friends.

What match-up do you expect to face in the Asia Championship 2016?
Blue-Eyes, D/D, Speedroid Phantom Knights Burning Abyss, ABC.

What do you think of your chances of winning the Asia Championship 2016?
1/18

 

Lin You-jyun

Lin_You-jyun

Age: 21

Country: Taiwan

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Achievements:
1st, Asia Championship 2016 Taiwan (TC) Qualifier

Which local card shop in your country do you frequent?
新航, in Taiwan.

How did you prepare for Asia Championship 2016?
I had plenty of practice.

What match-up do you expect to face in the Asia Championship 2016?
ABC, Blue-Eyes, Burning Abyss, D/D.

What do you think of your chances of winning the Asia Championship 2016?
100

 

Weerapun Suebyoubol

Weerapun_Suebyoubol

Age: 31

Country: Thailand

Notable Yu-Gi-Oh! Achievements:
1st, Asia Championship 2016 Thailand Qualifier
5 – 8th, YOT Hong Kong 2014
3rd, World Championship 2013

Which local card shop in your country do you frequent?
Modern Card, in Thailand.

How did you prepare for Asia Championship 2016?
Training everyday at card shop in Thailand with pro-players.

What match-up do you expect to face in the Asia Championship 2016?
Similar decks in the Asia Championship Qualifier.

What do you think of your chances of winning the Asia Championship 2016?
I feel that the decks are really balance in the current format, so I feel that I have 50% chances of winning.

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