Southpaw Hare vs @vengefulpickle
Southpaw Hare 3 - 2 Vengefulpickle
Southpaw Hare wins!
Looking at that, clearly my BBB needs work.
Legion (Wallachia) vs @Fivec (USA)
I win 3-1
Here my start was awful, no throws for many turns while Fivec turted up. I pu for reshuffle, and finally get throws.
here my greed and unwillingness of playing naked TPOS cost me the match. Still close
Here i get to the magic pixel and a naked TPOS seals the game
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.
CKR over Ivan 3-2
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.
@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.
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
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.
MR (Liguria) vs @Niijima-san (Mother Russia) 3-2
I landed at once a throw–>AA and nothing else. Got my As oblivioned and bonecracked to death…
I found a low fueled Geiger here. No face cards, no Jokers, few As. And Gwen was lethal
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
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…)
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
Way to be, Geiger. Way to be.
Legion vs @FenixOfTheAshes
I lose 2-3
( 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.
I skimmed the tapes to confirm, and it seems I did not draw even one Joker in the set 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!
Top 8: Caralad vs @CKR
Caralad wins by the skin of his teeth, 3-2
GG’s CKR. I felt for sure you had my number.
MR (Liguria) vs @SouthpawHare ( USA) 3-0
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
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.
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!
Caralad vs @Zqxx
Caralad wins 3-0
GG’s Zqxx. I guess your feeling before the game was right.
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).
Fivec 3-2 MR
Fun back and forth match up. Sorry it took so long to get played!
Fivec 3-2 @Caralad
< (fuck Zane)
> (not a bad MU when Geiger draws ALL the time spirals)
< (tfw when your opponent is at 13 HP, you have 6 cards in hand after SOTF and you can’t kill)
Sad to say, but @Legion had to drop out. Grand finals will be between @FenixOfTheAshes and @Fivec.
@FenixOfTheAshes (US Midwest) vs. @Fivec (USA)
Fivec pulled off one hell of a bracket reset,
but I took a convincing win in the second set!
The US Midwest wins! ggs Fivec, I had a lot of fun and hope you did too.
Really enjoyed this tournament, thanks to @vengefulpickle for running this tourney (and others) so smoothly. This format is one of my favorites for sure. I find that it’s easier to justify playing characters who are difficult to make work in standard CP, without actually banning any characters.
There were a lot of ups and downs, but the most tense matches I played (aside from this one) would have to be my first round match against @Bob199 and Winner’s Finals against @Legion. In both of those sets, I went down two games before making a straight 3 game comeback!
This was my first tourney since returning from hiatus. Although a lot of the OGs have vanished and some new faces have shown up, I’m happy to see that Yomi still has a welcoming and engaged community. Also I must give a shoutout to @cpat for training me in anti-Setsuki tech. The c in cpat does indeed stand for coach.
I had a joker in the Troq-Menelker game and I didn’t play it…
Ggs. I can’t think for more than an hour at a time.