Dragon Ruler in the new OCG format

Blaster Dragon Ruler of Infernos

With Burner, Lightning, Reactan and Stream banned, Dragon Ruler have to re-innovate and return to its roots in order to stay competitive in the new format.

The Tsurugashima Championship was held last weekend on the August 18, 2013, with the new September 2013 OCG Forbidden and Limited List being implemented. Behind the cut is a study of two Dragon Ruler builds that were successful in the tournament.

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OCG’s vs TCG’s Forbidden & Limited Lists for September 2013

Pot of GreedThe last time that the OCG and TCG had a different Forbidden & Limited Lists was way back in May 9, 2008. TCG released an emergency list to ban “Dimension Fusion”, restrict “Return from the Different Dimension” and semi-restrict “Allure of Darkness”. The OCG list did not follow until the next rotation in September 1, 2008.

Come September 1, 2013, the OCG and TCG will go their separate ways as different Forbidden & Limited Lists are to be implement for each region. As such, it is important to keep track of the appropriate changes relevant to your region. Behind the cut is a simple comparison between the two lists.

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KTS and Mantis: A comparative study of their tiebreaker systems

Winning Formula


The tiebreaker system is used to determine a player’s ranking in a tournament when there are multiple players with similar Match Wins. A hypothesis proposes that the final standings of the Swiss Rounds in a tournament is affected by the different tiebreaker system employed by the Konami Tournament Software (KTS) and Mantis Tournament Software (Mantis). Testing are conducted to examine and investigate the hypothesis.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2013 Singapore Qualifier


The World Championship 2013 Singapore Qualifier completed on the 23rd June 2013, and as expected, Dragon Ruler proves its dominance by seizing a landslide victory.

Update 16th June 2013: Results of the last Pre-Qualifer added.
Update 4th July 2013: Results of the Main Qualifer added.

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Asia Championship 2013 and its flawed Tournament Format

Creator of HopeThe Yu-Gi-Oh! Asia Championship 2013 has concluded recently, with South Korea winning their very first Asia Championship.

Though the event was a great success, Konami Asia has uphold their tradition of implementing terrible tournament format. Switching back from a Swiss with Playoffs format to a Round Robin format was a good idea, but the execution leaves much to be desired.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Asia Championship Qualifier 2013


As March comes to an end, the Qualifiers for the upcoming Asia Championship 2013 are completed, less the host country – Thailand.

The following is a list of the Top 4 of each Qualifier, followed by a Metagame Breakdown and a brief Metagame Analysis.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Singapore Asia Championship Qualifier 2013

Winged Kuriboh LV9

Held on the 10th March 2013, the Singapore Asia Championship Qualifier 2013 saw a total of 107 players fighting to represent Singapore in the Asia Championship 2013, to be held on the 28th April 2013 in Thailand.

As the Philippines Asia Championship Qualifier 2013 was played with the previous Limited and Forbidden List, the Singapore Asia Championship Qualifier 2013 is the first Qualifier that will be played with the new March 2013 Limited and Forbidden List, and hence will be a major influence for the rest of the upcoming Qualifiers in the region.

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Rules Bulletin: 16th – 21st January 2012

Evilswarm Ophion

In this bulletin:

  • Evilswarm Ophion
  • Gozen Match
  • Fire King
  • Fire King Beast Yaksha
  • Swap Frog
  • Number 42: Starship Galaxy Tomahawk
  • Fire King Fire Cycle

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Rules Bulletin: 12th January 2013

Lightray Daedalus

In this bulletin:

  • Lightray Daedalus
  • The Big Saturn
  • Sea Lancer
  • Triangle Power
  • Red Duston
  • Fire King Fire Cycle
  • Fire King Beast Yaksha
  • Mermail Abyssmegalo
  • Enthusiastic Coaching King Giantrainer
  • Enthusiastic Beast King Bearman
  • Fire King
  • Six Samurai

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Rules Bulletin: 11th January 2013

Bait Doll

In this bulletin:

  • Bait Doll
  • Arcana Force I – The Magician
  • Cyber Dinosaur
  • Puppet King
  • Regretful Rebirth
  • Evilswarm Kerykeion
  • Fire Formation – Tenki
  • Fire King Beast Yaksha
  • Fortissimo the Mobile Fortress
  • Geartown
  • The Wicked Worm Beast
  • Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Chicken

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