Yu-Gi-Oh! Asia Championship Winter 2018

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

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 Link
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 Competitors

Asia Championship Winter 2018 Champion
Gerald Kent Hui (right)

 

1st, Gerald Kent Hui (Philippines) [Trickstar]

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

 

2nd, John Kevin Alcantara (Philippines) [Plant Link]

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

 

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

Source: Asia Championship Winter 2018

 

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

Source: Asia Championship Winter 2018

 

5 – 12th, Chan Wai Keung (Hong Kong) [Invoked Trickstar]

Source: Asia Championship Winter 2018

 

5 – 12th, Su Chiu Mao (Taiwan) [Trickstar]

Source: Asia Championship Winter 2018

 

5 – 12th, Preecha Udomlap (Thailand) [Frog Paleozoic]

Source: Asia Championship Winter 2018

 

5 – 12th, Yu Bixuan (Singapore) [Performapal Magician]

Source: Asia Championship Winter 2018

 

5 – 12th, Cheng Shi Yi (Malaysia) [Shiranui]

Source: Asia Championship Winter 2018

 

5 – 12th, Satanantana Rungnoppakunsi (Thailand) [Performapal Magician]

Source: Asia Championship Winter 2018

 

5 – 12th, Calvin Ang (Singapore) [Supreme King Magician]

Source: Asia Championship Winter 2018

 

5 – 12th, Loo Wei Xuan (Malaysia) [Supreme King Magician]

Source: Asia Championship Winter 2018

 

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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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