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OCG 2016.01 Metagame (1 Jan – 31 Mar 2016)

Konami was too optimistic with the OCG 2016.01 Forbidden and Limited List. While Performage is gone, Performapal Dracoslayer continues to reign supreme in the OCG 2016.01 format, retaining its 59% share of the metagame. With a total of...

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Spell/Trap Destruction in OCG 2016.04

As the metagame slows down in the OCG 2016.04 format, we see the re-emergence of trap-heavy control decks such as Qliphort. By analysing 132 decks with Top 8 or better results from 17 Japanese tournaments played in the...

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OCG 2016.04 with Odd-Eyes

The upcoming OCG 2016.04 has hit Performapal Dracoslayer pretty hard. Performapal Monkeyboard is forbidden, while Performapal Skullcrobat Joker, Performapal Pendulum Sorcerer, Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer, Ignister Prominence, the Blasting Dracoslayer and Draco Face-Off are limited. This results in...

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Card Shops in Taipei, Taiwan

Last year, I had the opportunity to visit Taiwan as an overseas judge for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Asia Championship 2015. During my stay, I had the chance to visit the various Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Shops in Taipei, Taiwan. For those...

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Asia Championship SP 2015

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Asia Championship SP 2015 was held at Singapore on the 31st January 2016. 12 duelists from Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan were invited to represent their region and battle for the title of the...

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OCG 2015.10 Metagame (1 Oct – 31 Dec 2015)

The OCG 2015.10 format was the most one-sided format that the OCG had experienced since Dragon Ruler. It was obvious that Performapal Performage was the best deck of the OCG 2015.10 format, but the margin that it was...

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Performapal Dracoslayer

The new OCG 2016.01 Forbidden and Limited List has severely crippled Performage, but Performapal is not out of the race yet. Combined with Dracoslayer, Performapal is still able to perform a pretty crazy combo, keeping Performapal Dracoslayer as...

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Expected Value of CROS, CORE, DOCS & BOSH in the OCG

The Expected Value (EV) of a Booster Box tells us the value (in cards) that we can expect when opening a Booster Box. To calculate the EV of a card, we multiply its value by the odds of...

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Asia Championship SP Qualifier 2015

The Asia Championship SP 2015 will be held in Singapore on the 31st January 2016. Duelists will battle it out in their qualifiers for the rights to represent their respective region – Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and...