Yu-Gi-Oh! Asia Championship 2001

Yu-Gi-Oh! Asia Championship 2001 was held on 12 August 2001 in Tokyo, Japan.

This tournament used a single-elimination format, but gave Japan the advantage of being seeded directly into the final. On one side of the bracket has the champions from East Japan and West Japan playing against each other. And the other side of the bracket has Hong Kong going against Taiwan.

Asia Championship 2001

1st Hong Kong Beatdown
2nd Japan


1st, (Hong Kong) [Beatdown]

Source: Asia Championship 2001

This is a standard beatdown deck that uses high ATK level 4 monsters such as Goblin Attack Force and Vorse Raider to overpower the board. As Tribute Summon is very inefficient and often leads to card disadvantage, Jinzo is the only high level monster played in the deck due to its powerful effect of negating and stopping Trap cards from being activated. Even then Jinzo is rarely Tribute Summoned, but would often be discarded by Graceful Charity and then Special Summoned from the graveyard with Monster Reborn, Premature Burial or Call of the Haunted.

After dealing the initial damage with high ATK monsters, this deck can close the game by burning the opponent with effect damage. Activating Scapegoat during the opponent’s End Phase would provide 4 Tokens that could be tributed to Cannon Soldier for 2000 damage. Together with Ring of Destruction and Magical Cyclinder, dealing over 4000 effect damage in a turn is a common occurrence.

The information of this tournament is supposedly from an issue of Weekly Shonen Jump in 2001 but unfortunately I have been unsuccessful in acquiring any photos of it.


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