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[Tournament] Yomi Olympic Carnival 2018 - Concluded


#169

Banter is what I do best. We should hang out next time I’m up UK way (or come to the meetup??).


#170

3 Yomi Tournament games in less than 12 hours? Don’t mind if I do!

Caralad vs @ArthurWynne

:zane: :psfist: :pschip: :gloria:
:degrey: :psfist: :pschip: :jaina:
:troq: :psfist: :pschip: :jaina:

GG’s Arthur


#171

Bitter losses.

Game 2 we were at 1 vs. 6 HP and DeGrey was Ghost Riposteing back and forth. I snuck single A into my dodge/throw range for one turn because I was afraid of a 7, but I had played so many throws at that point that I should just have jammed my 6 throw side. There was no reason for Caralad to deviate at that time.

Game 3 went neck and neck until we got to 45 vs 51 HP, and Caralad got off a dodge. I had the real Joker in hand, but facedowned a 10 instead -greedily expecting him to wait out the real joker- which he did not respect.


#172

MR 3 - 2 mysticjuicer

:gwen: :psfist: :pschip: :troq:
:grave: :psfist: :pschip: :troq:
:menelker: :pschip: :psfist: :troq:
:menelker: :pschip: :psfist: :onimaru:
:menelker: :psfist: :pschip: :zane:

ggs MR


#173

Thanks @mysticjuicer!
Your comeback really scared me!

Herafter I add some comments from my point of view

:gwen: :psfist: :pschip: :troq:

a little unexpected (for me) number of throws on start by MJ! So my life went down… luckily Gwen can come out with a lot of dmg if is fueled (and she was)

:grave: :psfist: :pschip: :troq:

Some good inital dmg (a couple of Js) then I hit his throw with a 5 and he FD. I had TPoS and he had a known Joker (from previous MM): so the question , try or not? Here I remembered @Legion’s words in some our sparring: “first one FD is always fake”: so hit confirmed into TPoS and it was a fake!!! thank @Legion!
So inertia went on my side…

:menelker: :pschip: :psfist: :troq:

Here I was heavily dmgd, then I tried a comeback (oblivioned As and Joker), then we went down to 6hp (me) vs 12hp. I was not bold enough to throw him, while he was waiting for his dodges (and with only 10 cards left and 4 dodges left, it could be quite expectable)

:menelker: :pschip: :psfist: :onimaru:

I played too conservative, with pratical no throws. He dodged 6 consecutive turns but my patience lasted only for 5… got hit by 35dmg (CF - J+) I kept my 10s for FA, that came out only the two last turns, smashing me…

:menelker: :psfist: :pschip: :zane:

really close game, Zane did zane things, Menelker did mene things. MA didn’t show up

GGs MJ: it was really tense and fun!


#174

Southpaw Hare vs @vengefulpickle

:zane: :pschip::psfist: :vendetta:
:zane: :psfist::pschip: :bbb:
:bbb: :psfist::pschip: :bbb:
:gloria: :pschip::psfist: :persephone:
:gloria: :psfist::pschip: :bbb:

Southpaw Hare 3 - 2 Vengefulpickle
Southpaw Hare wins!


#175

Looking at that, clearly my BBB needs work. :slight_smile:


#176

Legion (Wallachia) vs @Fivec (USA)
I win 3-1

:valerie::psfist::pschip::geiger: Here my start was awful, no throws for many turns while Fivec turted up. I pu for reshuffle, and finally get throws.
:grave::pschip::psfist::geiger: here my greed and unwillingness of playing naked TPOS cost me the match. Still close
:grave::psfist::pschip::troq: Here i get to the magic pixel and a naked TPOS seals the game
:geiger::psfist::pschip::troq: Very back and forth game, we both got all the jokers and played them. Very close game.

All the games were really intense, much fun and adrenaline on both sides, i hope.
Respect and ggs.


#177

CKR over Ivan 3-2

:zane: > :jaina:
:onimaru: < :degrey:
:onimaru: < :midori:
:setsuki: > :jaina:
:onimaru: > :jaina:

Crushed Jaina. Lost to everyone else. I must compliment your play. If I remember correctly, I have played you twice and both times it has been a grind.

ggs.


#178

@Ivan, I want to add some (hopefully?) helpful advice. Drop Jaina. She sucks. Your record with Midori is an astounding 19-5 and a dismal 9-19 with Jaina. That Midori sample size is small but impressive. Stick with Midori or (shudders) Troq.

I spectated one of your matches after I lost my initial match with you. I watched your Midori in action. I remember thinking this guy has a great amount of patience. Why doesn’t your opponent spam the throw button? As this thought occured to me, I realized that you have the mind of a grappler. That is what you would want me to think. You seem to mix it up just enough.


#179

Thanks, mate, appreciate . But i play YOMI mainly for fun, and don’t care that much about w/l rate etc. And for me Midori and Jaina are rly fun characters.The feeling to land 35+ dmg or win against Geiger with her is just awesome that’s why i will probably continue to play her. And who don’t like to play a guy who can turn into a big bad green DRAGON :stuck_out_tongue:


#180

I respect that. I don’t normally give advice to players. I just remember playing against you the first time and your play pissed me off. I was angrily muttering to myself, “Of course he would do that.” I have played numerous tournament matches and only a small amount of players consistently caused that reaction within me. Those players are all very good, and I think you will be, too.


#181

R4L

MR (Liguria) vs @Niijima-san (Mother Russia) 3-2

:gwen::pschip::psfist::menelker:
I landed at once a throw–>AA and nothing else. Got my As oblivioned and bonecracked to death…

:gwen::psfist::pschip::geiger:
I found a low fueled Geiger here. No face cards, no Jokers, few As. And Gwen was lethal

:grave::pschip::psfist::zane:
Got jokered my 1st turn KA, then I played too scary to be thrown and ran into his dodge into K, again and again and again

:grave::psfist::pschip::geiger:
Got a great lifelead and I took him down to magic pixel (60hp my side), with three Qs in my deck yet: then I waited in vain them…but finally managed to dodge his AA (15hp left…)

:menelker::psfist::pschip::geiger:
He took me down very fast to 33hp, then I managed to land some bQ to lower his hand and two consecutive BC, and he surely wasn’t lucky on topdeck no block.

Great set! GGs


#182

Way to be, Geiger. Way to be.


#183

Legion vs @FenixOfTheAshes
I lose 2-3
:valerie::psfist::pschip::onimaru:
:grave::psfist::pschip: :menelker:
:geiger::pschip::psfist::menelker::degrey::onimaru: ( in this order)

My downfall was game 3 where my hand started terribad and once i got into the mene vortex there was no way out. Game 4 also the hand was irredeemable and i poked too little, game 5 the hand was good but i let the game slip out of my hands taking too many bad decisions.
Getting only 1 jokerin 5 whole games did not help.
Play scared, lose scared.
Respect and ggs mate.


#184

I skimmed the tapes to confirm, and it seems I did not draw even one Joker in the set :open_mouth: Was a hell of a set. I got steamrolled in games 1 and 2. Definitely could have used a Joker for some big Val combos and a very early TPoS. I was 2 games down and felt like I had little to lose so played a bit looser in the last 3 games. Legion played an aggressive Geiger but I managed to end TD before big damage could come out, and was able to take the match.

Thanks for reporting I had something to do right after, and GGs!


#185

Top 8: Caralad vs @CKR

:troq: :pschip: :psfist: :onimaru:
:troq: :pschip: :psfist: :setsuki:
:troq: :psfist: :pschip: :zane:
:zane: :psfist: :pschip: :zane:
:degrey: :psfist: :pschip: :zane:

Caralad wins by the skin of his teeth, 3-2

GG’s CKR. I felt for sure you had my number.


#186

R5L

MR (Liguria) vs @SouthpawHare ( USA) 3-0

:gwen::psfist::pschip::bbb:
I took a fast lifelead landing some Gwen dmg/straight and took him down to 12hp. Then he set range for a scary comeback, but I managed a GB get out and closed with a Dreadlands Portal

:grave::psfist::pschip::gloria:
Here he took lifelead, and for half game I couldn’t touch him… then I managed to land some dmg and topdeck my 3rd Q for KO.

:menelker::psfist::pschip::gloria:
Great draws on my side. I started with some black cards in hand and managed to land a 29 dmg combo with bK and bJ, lowering his hands and low hand Gloria couldn’t afford on her tools.

Respect and GGs!


#187

Caralad vs @Zqxx

:zane: :psfist: :pschip: :argagarg:
:troq: :psfist: :pschip: :argagarg:
:degrey: :psfist: :pschip: :setsuki:

Caralad wins 3-0

GG’s Zqxx. I guess your feeling before the game was right.


#188

Just as a heads up for those who are waiting with bated breath for the finals: @MR75 and @Fivec have been having epic scheduling difficulties, but are hoping to get their game played this coming weekend (hopefully followed shortly by the match with @Caralad).