TAK 3rd Place Oceania Tournament Report (Australia & NZ)

Invited Author: Chris Austen
Country: Australia

Event TAK OCE JUNE BT4 26/6/21
Participants: 100+
Deck played: Yellow Wargreymon
Goal for the event:  Top 16   
Final position:  Top 3
Overall result:  6-1
Avg Game time:  30.5

Tournament breakdown

Round 1:  Played against Purple MetalGarumon both me and my opponent were still kind of waking up despite his locals starting at 10am whilst the locals I play at have a 1,2 and 6:15pm start respectively after that. As soon as they saw they yellow egg they said, “yay meta straight away”. Having recently made the deck and tested it a little bit at locals. I knew the overall play style of the deck and was able to swiftly take game 1, game 2 I was unable to get the 2-0. Not getting the tempo control or a line cost me, so onto Game 3 I was able to get the win and started off the day with a 2-1 record.

Ladder ranking: Equal 1st

Round 2: Was what I was not going to enjoy but was going to face regardless, the Yellow War Mirror. I knew exactly what to expect going into this matchup, it would be based of if one of us bricked if not a skill match-up would take place and I was able to get a nice 2-0 record.

Ladder ranking: 14th

Round 3: The yellow mirror but this time I was unable to get the win and was unable to take the win here. Having gone 2-1 for this match and playing slightly dirty and trying to push pressure on early in game 3 only to have it back-fired and not having a level 6 hurt a lot as they where able to climb to level 6’s.

Ladder ranking: 22nd

Round 4: The return of Imperial, something that I had play extensively at locals and swiping multiple tops at a constant rate with the deck which I refined after 2 weeks of playing it and played it throughout the second half of the 1.5 meta. Inheritability War has a good matchup and forces Imperial to play on the back line which is not used to at all. That or knowing all the decks ins and outs means I knew how to win easily and exploit the flaws of imperial. During the second game they where unable to promote Paildramon and even Imperaildramon Dragon mode from raising area due to board state and constant memory choking. This was by far the fastest game I played and was sub 15 mins in terms of how fast the game played. I did offer to have a look at the deck and offered some advice in terms of what I ran personally to help improve the deck for them.

Ladder ranking: 13th

Round 5: Surprised to face this further on in the day was Purple MetalGarurumon once again. So far, I was 3-1 overall and this game was a crucial game to determine if I would make it into the top cut or not as I guessed only 6 rounds would be played upon initial thoughts. Game one ended swiftly in my favor. Though game 2 was an uphill battle due to unable to get a line rolling fast enough and not having enough tempo to being able to memory choke them. Whilst my opponent was able to get the Cerberusmon combo off against me, due to me making the mistake of giving them slightly to much memory. Thankfully, the winds changed, and they bricked very hard. So, it was fate I was able to get a top spot for this event having them hard cast numerous Digimon from their hand and evolving into Kimeramon in the backline. Despite everything working out great for me board state wise, I made sure to give them no breathing room at all and made sure to always keep them at 1-2 memory.

Ladder ranking: 12th

Round 6: This was would most likely be the final round and would determine if I would be in the top 8 or not which was not the initial aim. Going into the event but became a very high possibility after getting into the top 13 players being number 13. Game 1 I was able to get an easy win but during the second game I was unable to get a complete line which cost me the game. During the all-important game 3 my opponent bricked hard, which can happen in yellow occasionally when they hard played level 5’s and even Wargreymon. I knew I had secured the win and would have made the top 8 cut if another round wasn’t played. So, I still had a chance regardless to make it, after the match I stayed around for awhile talking to my opponent. With a few others who watched the match and a bit of the ending and talked about how everyone was doing overall and how they found the event. I was told by someone I was rank 6 overall so had secured the top 8 regardless now.

Ladder ranking: 6th

FINAL ROUND!

This was it the final round and for all the marbles, every single prize outside of the champions prize of free entry for the next update was here. The box, the double alt arts for top 8 and 16 and everything else. It was against green and thankfully it was at the end, due to it being one of the few decks I was worried at playing against and it could not have gone any better for me. Game 1 I was able to keep tempo control constantly and wiping his board away all the time to prevent them from every coming back into the game. Though game 2 was an uphill battle and I was unable to ever have enough memory to play with. Game 3 was a blowout game for me with them bricking very hard and almost constantly hard dropping Digimon. The game pace was always me in the driving seat, despite always having heaps of memory to work with I made sure to never give them more than 2 memory ever to make sure I secured the win.

Overall Thoughts

This was it the final round and for all the marbles, every single prize outside of the champions prize of free entry for the next update was here. The box, the double alt arts for top 8 and 16 and everything else. It was against green and thankfully it was at the end, due to it being one of the few decks I was worried at playing against and it could not have gone any better for me. Game 1 I was able to keep tempo control constantly and wiping his board away all the time to prevent them from every coming back into the game. Though game 2 was an uphill battle and I was unable to ever have enough memory to play with. Game 3 was a blowout game for me with them bricking very hard and almost constantly hard dropping Digimon. The game pace was always me in the driving seat, despite always having heaps of memory to work with I made sure to never give them more than 2 memory ever to make sure I secured the win.

Closing thoughts

With the aim of top 16 overall I was able to reach the goal and go way beyond set expectations for myself and get a top 3 finish. Which finally marks a major top event after many years of playing competitive TCGS. Playing at a constant rate the past few months helped me refined my overall playstyle and helped me become an experienced Digimon player in a short time. Here is to the one of hopefully many major tops for Digimon.

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