Yu-Gi-Oh! Asia Championship Winter 2018

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Asia Championship Winter 2018 was held in Tokyo, Japan on 21 January 2018.

12 duelists from Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand dueled for the title of the 2018 Asia Winter Champion. The Champion will also earn an invitation to the Asia Championship 2018.

The 12 duelists were invited as follow:

  • 6 duelists from each region’s Asia Championship Winter 2018 Qualifier
  • 6 duelists from each region’s Ranking Tournament 2017 Season 1 + 2

Format:

  • 4 rounds of Swiss
  • Top 4 Single Elimination

 

Metagame Breakdown

Trickstar and Magician were the most popular among the 12 participants, comprising of 4 mono Trickstar, 1 Invoked Trickstar, 2 Performapal Magician and 2 Supreme King Magician. The remaining 3 participants chose to run Frog Paloezoic, Plant and Shiranui.

There is a surprising lack of Burning Abyss and Zefra.

Trickstar performed exceedingly well, with 3 of the 4 mono Trickstar players making into the Top 4. The lone Plant completes the Top 4, and managed to take out a Trickstar during the semi-final, making it a final match between the two Philippines representatives.

The final match went down to Duel 3. Trickstar had a timely Designator from the Grave chained to Lonefire Blossom, and was able to stop Plant from going off with their combo. It was followed by Scapegoat during the End Phase, and during the next turn, the Tokens were used to Link Summon Saryuja Skull Dread. This put Trickstar in an advantageous position that would lead to winning the game and the match.

 

Asia Championship Winter 2018

1st Philippines Gerald Kent Hui Trickstar
2nd Philippines John Kevin Alcantara Plant
3 – 4th Taiwan Wu Kai-Feng Trickstar
Hong Kong Cheung Wing Ho Trickstar
5 – 12th Hong Kong Chan Wai Keung Invoked Trickstar
Taiwan Su Chiu-Mao Trickstar
Thailand Preecha Udomlap Frog Paleozoic
Singapore Yu Bixuan Performapal Magician
Malaysia Cheng Shi Yi Shiranui
Thailand Satanantana Rungnoppakunsi Performapal Magician
Singapore Calvin Ang Supreme King Magician
Malaysia Loo Wei Xuan Supreme King Magician

 

Asia Championship Winter 2018 Participants

Asia Championship Winter 2018 Champion
Gerald Kent Hui (right)

 

1st, Philippines Gerald Kent Hui [Trickstar]

Source: Yu-Gi-Oh! Philippines, Asia Championship Winter 2018

Swiss Round 1: vs. Performapal Magician – Win
Swiss Round 2: vs. Invoked Trickstar – Lose
Swiss Round 3: vs. Supreme King Magician – Win
Swiss Round 4: vs. Frog Paleozoic – Win
Semi-Final: vs. Trickstar – Win
Final: vs. Plant – Win
5-1

 

2nd, Philippines John Kevin Alcantara [Plant]

Source: Yu-Gi-Oh! Philippines, Asia Championship Winter 2018

Swiss Round 1: vs. Frog Paleozoic – Win
Swiss Round 2: vs. Trickstar – Lose
Swiss Round 3: vs. Trickstar – Win
Swiss Round 4: vs. Invoked Trickstar – Win
Semi-Final: vs. Trickstar – Win
Final: vs. Trickstar – Lose
4-2

 

3 – 4th, Taiwan Wu Kai-Feng [Trickstar]

Source: Asia Championship Winter 2018

Swiss Round 1: vs. Supreme King Magician – Win
Swiss Round 2: vs. Plant – Win
Swiss Round 3: vs. Invoked Trickstar – Win
Swiss Round 4: vs. Trickstar – Win
Semi-Final: vs. Trickstar – Lose
4-1

 

3 – 4th, Hong Kong Cheung Wing Ho [Trickstar]

Source: Asia Championship Winter 2018

Swiss Round 1: vs. Trickstar – Win
Swiss Round 2: vs. Shiranui – Win
Swiss Round 3: vs. Supreme King Magician – Win
Swiss Round 4: vs. Trickstar – Lose
Semi-Final: vs. Plant – Lose
3-2

 

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2 Responses

  1. Gerald says:

    Hello. 2nd placer running Plant FTK should be John Kevin Alcantara. Thanks!

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