Congratulation to Sean McCabe for winning ARGC Columbus with his Constellar deck! And congrats to Eaton Guo for taking second place with his Evilswarm deck!
Easily the most notable takeaway from this event is the high placement of Constellars and Evilswarm in the tournament, wrecking huge numbers of Dragon Ruler variants on the way to the finals. These two decks used their favorable matchups against the many different forms of the incumbent deck to carry them to the top, creating an iconic Light vs Dark showdown for the finals. Constellars shocked nobody by coming out the winner of said showdown, being virtually unaffected by Evilswarm Ophion and main decking two copies of Forbidden Lance and Dust Tornado to help keep the opposition's Trap wall under control.
Big props to ARG for their coverage during this event, including a live stream with commentary for the feature matches of the playoffs, in addition to special guest commentators like Billy Brake and Jeff Jones. The Top Cut decklists, something that Konami doesn't even DO anymore (for reasons unknown to me and the majority of players), were released at the very beginning of Day 2.
Keep reading for highlights of the tournament gathered from ARG's
website, conveniently put in one place for your reading pleasure. You can also check out the official recap page, as of 10/17/13. Thanks
for reading this article!
A. Top Cut
Top 16: http://articles.alterealitygames.com/top-16-arg-circuit-series-columbus-player-profile/
5 Dragunity Ruler
2 Blue-Eyes Ruler
Find the Top 16 decklists here.
Top 8: http://articles.alterealitygames.com/top-8-chart-and-bracket-circuit-series-ohio/
3 Dragunity Ruler
2 Dragon Ruler
1 Blue-Eyes Ruler
Top 4: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151596886476511
1 Dragon Ruler
1 Dragunity Ruler
Constellars vs Evilswarm
B. Feature Matches
For video feature matches, please visit the ARG Youtube Channel.
Round 1: Lightsworn defeats Blue-Eyes Plant Rulers
Round 1: Dragon Ruler Mirror Match
Round 2: Prophecy defeats Evilswarm
Round 2: Dragon Rulers defeat Prophecy
Round 3: Sean McCabe (Constellars) defeats Lavals
Round 3: Dragunity Ruler Mirror Match
Round 4: Dragon Ruler Mirror Match
Round 5: Dragon Rulers defeat Sean McCabe (Constellars)
Round 5: Dragunity Rulers defeat Bujin
Round 6: Dragon Rulers defeat Evilswarm
Round 6: Desmond Johnson (Dragunity Rulers) defeats Dragon Rulers w/ Poki Draco
Round 7: Dragon Ruler Mirror Match
Round 8: Dragunity Rulers defeat Dragon Rulers
Round 8: Desmond Johnson defeats Thomas Vo in a Dragunity Ruler Mirror Match
Round 9: Dragunity Rulers defeat Evilswarm
Top 16: Dragon Rulers defeat Dragunity Rulers
Top 16: Dragon Ruler Mirror Match
Top 8: Dragon Ruler Mirror Match
Top 4: Evilswarm defeats Dragunity Rulers
C. Standings Updates
Standings after Round 7: http://articles.alterealitygames.com/standing-after-round-7s/
Standings after Round 8: http://articles.alterealitygames.com/standing-after-round-8/
Standings after Round 9: http://articles.alterealitygames.com/standings-after-round-9-2/
D. Miscellaneous Articles
Breakdown of all decks used by participants: http://articles.alterealitygames.com/arg-circuit-series-breakdown/
The top 5 are:
81 Dragon Ruler
31 Dragunity Ruler
12 Fire Fist
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