After 8 rounds of Swiss and another 3 rounds of Single-Elimination, we have with us 8 duelists who are still in the race for the YOT Champion.
We are finally here at the finals of YOT Singapore 2017. It has been a long two days and with us today are Hou Chong and Lai Cheuk Shing.
Hou Chong is no stranger to the local community. In YOT Singapore 2015, Hou Chong emerged as the Dark House of the tournament. He battled his way up the ladder, defeating plenty of veteran players, surprising the crowd. Eventually his Atlantean Mermail won him the title of the first YOT Singapore 2015 Champion. Today, he is here to defend his title!
Lai Cheuk Shing stands before him. Cheuk Shing is from Hong Kong and has plenty of achievements under his belt. His most recent achievements includes finishing 2nd in the YOT Hong Kong 2017 Asia Premier and representing Hong Kong for the Asia Championship 2017, eventually placed as 9 – 28th. He plans to add YOT Singapore 2017 Champion to his list of impressive achievements.
We are now down to our final 8.
Hou Chong from China is sitting on the left with his Invoked Spellbook True Draco deck. He was the YOT Champion in the YOT Singapore 2015 held 2 years ago.
Sitting opposite his is Wu Kalun from Hong Kong with his True King Yang Zing Dinosaur.
We are here at Day 2 amd it is currently the Top32 Playoffs for YOT Singapore.
We have with us two players who travelled to Singapore for the event. It is Dimas Adiputra vs Thai Kok Jing from Malaysia.
Dimas Adiputra is piloting a Shiranui deck and is the only one doing so among the Top 64. He has won the previous Top 64 playoffs and is looking to advance even further in this tournament.
Thai Kok Jing from Malaysia has also won the first game of the day with his trusty True King Yang Zing Dinosaur.
Will the fan favourite Dinosaur deck live up to its fan’s expectations or will the rogue Shiranui deck take the victory and advance to the Top 16 playoffs? Let’s find out!
In the Round of 64, we have Leung Siu Pan (on the left) from Hong Kong playing Magical Musketeer. He went 8-0 yesterday and finished 1st on the Day 1 Standing.
Tsang Chi Kit (on the right) is also from Hong Kong and he is playing Performapal Magician.
We are nearing the end of the day as we welcome Swiss Round 7.
Both players are from Thailand and with an impressive score of 5-1. Now in the 7th Round, they will be battling for the 6th victory of the day which would translate into an assured chance in entering the Top 64 playoffs.