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    [Round 1] Ben Shoemaker – Kirishima (II) v. Dillon Bauman – Todoroki (II)

    Game 1

    Dillon starts off game 1 with a build 3 pass. Ben responds on his turn by building 4, holding 3 in hand.

    Dillon kicks off the aggression with ‘Grasping Tape Toss’ and stunning Ben for 3 between the enhances of the attack and Shoto Todoroki. Ben gets a fresh foundation via Kirishima’s enhance. The attack is blocked and deals 4 damage. Dillon ends his attacks there and follows up by building 3 foundations and passing turn.

    Ben starts off his turn 2 with a ‘Hardened Chop’. Dillon uses Todoroki’s enhance to pick up ‘Grapsing Tape Toss’ from his momentum. He opts to not block the attack and takes 6 damage. Back Alley Haymaker is played as the second attack and Dillon responds with ‘Challenging The Fakes’. Ben opts to pay for the cost and proceed with the attack. Dillon’s ‘Shock Treatment’ commits Ben’s ‘Learning The Standards’. The attack is fully blocked. Ben builds a foundation and passes turn.

    Dillon attacks with ‘Grasping Tape Toss’ and stuns Ben for 3. Dillon sends the attack for 9, with Ben taking it and setting him to 14 health. Dillon follows up with ‘Setup Strike’ which Ben full blocks. Dillon builds out 3 foundations and passes turn.

    ‘Hardened Jab’ opens Ben’s turn. Dillon responds with a ‘Fourth Kind’ buddy block! Ben follows up with a ‘Hardened Frenzy’ that sends for 4 High and 7 Damage. Dillon takes setting the life totals to 14 all. Ben builds a ‘Super Regeneration’ and passes turn.

    Dillon goes into his turn by playing all grey, building 2 foundations and passing turn.

    Ben kicks off his turn with ‘Hardened Frenzy’, Dillon responding with ‘Making A Stand’ to force Ben to discard a momentum. Dillon uses Todoroki to draw his momentum, slows down the attack with ‘Ice Gliding’ and then full blocks the attack. A second ‘Hardened Frenzy’ follows from Ben, which once again gets ‘Ice Gliding’ used on it. Dillon full blocks the attack and the turn is passed to him.

    Dillon fires off a ‘Bloodcurddle’ to start his turn, turning off Kirishima’s abilities. Dillon follows with ‘Grasping Tape Toss’ for the third turn in a row. The throw is sent for 11 damage which Ben blocks with ‘Faith’s Shield’. The follow up attack is ‘Indiscriminate Shock 1,300,000 Volts’ from Dillon for 12 Damage, which is half blocked for 6. ‘Super Regeneration’ is used to set Ben to 9 health. Dillon fails to play a foundation to pass turn.

    ‘Hardened Chop’ is the first play of Ben’s turn which is fully blocked by Dillon, forcing him to discard a card leaving him at 1 in hand. Ben does not bite and opts to build 3 and pass.

    Dillon starts his turn with a ‘Searing Glacial Storm’ and sets both stages to 5 foundations. Ben takes the attack for 6, taking him down to 3 Health. Dillon then goes for a build 4 and passes turn.

    Ben starts his turn by cycling his deck and drawing to hand size. His first play is ‘Hardened Frenzy’, which Dillon responds by using Todoroki to add a momentum to his hand. The attack is fully blocked. The ‘Hardened Frenzy’ is built down to stage and a ‘Texas Smash’ follows. The attack is half blocked, setting Dillon to 11. ‘Texas Smash’ #2 is the follow up for 11 damage and is half blocked for 6 damage setting Dillon to 5. Ben continues into ‘Hardened Frenzy’ which Dillon responds by drawing 2 cards via ‘Passing The Torch’, drawing out of his empty hand. He fully blocks the attack and pushes Ben to pass turn.

    Dillon opens with a ‘Bloodcurddle’ to take away any draw options via ‘Kirishima’ which leaves Ben empty handed. Dillon presents 2 attacks which closes Game 1 giving him the first win of the match!

    Game 2

    Ben takes the lead in Game 2, attempting to play 4 foundations but only being able to build 3.

    Dillon follows suite by attempting a build 4 but only managing 3.

    The aggressions starts on Ben’s second turn with a ‘Hardened Chop’, which gets fully blocked and forces Dillon to discard down to 1 card in hand. ‘Hardened Frenzy’ is the follow up which Dillon takes sending him to 19. Ben builds and then passes turn.

    Dillon starts his turn with a Stun 2 from ‘Searing Glacial Storm’ and another Stun 2 via Todoroki’s Stun, committing down all of Ben’s foundations. The attack is taken, setting Ben to 18 Health. Dillon builds 2 and passes turn.

    Ben starts his turn with ‘Hardened Chop’ which sends for 9 Damage that is fully taken by Dillon, setting him to 10 Health. ‘Hardened Pummel’ is the follow up, as Dillon takes his momentum back to his hand. The attack is fully blocked. ‘Hardened Frenzy’ gets sent for 8 Damage and is fully Blocked by Dillon, forcing the pass of the turn.

    Dillon repeats his previous turn by completely stunning down Ben via ‘Searing Glacial Storm’. Ben gets himself a standing foundation via Kirishima and blocks with ‘Faith’s Shield’. Dillon builds 2 and passes turn. Life totals are 18 for Ben and 10 for Dillon.

    Ben sees all grey going into his turn and opts to build 3 and pass turn.

    Dillion responds in kind by building 2 and passing back to Ben.

    Ben finds himself ‘Back Alley Haymaker’ to start his turn, drawing him into additional attacks. ‘Making A Stand’ from Dillon forces a momentum discard from Ben and then the attack is fully blocked. ‘Texas Smash’ is the follow up, which is half blocked setting Dillon to 4. Ben’s aggression continues with ‘Hardened Frenzy’ which forces the concession from Dillon and pushes the match to Game3!

    Game 3

    Dillon starts the game by building 1 and passing turn.

    Ben goes into his first turn building 5 and passing back.

    ‘Electric Jolt’ kicks off Dillon’s turn and is sent for 4 Damage, which Ben fully takes. Dillon repeats the play by pushing a second ‘Electric Jolt’ Ben’s way, which is taken for 6 Damage. Dillon closes his turn by building 1 foundation.

    Ben kicks off his second turn with ‘Back Alley Haymaker’. Dillon uses both ‘Electric Jolts’ in his momentum to commit down 2 of Ben’s foundations, then uses Todoroki to take 1 back into his hand. The attack is fully blocked and Ben follows up with another Haymaker. Dillon takes 7 Damage, setting him to 20 as Ben builds 2 and passes turn.

    ‘Indiscriminate Shock 1,300,000 Volts’ opens Dillon’s turn, however he checks a 3 and is forced to commit out. The 12 damage attack is received with Kirishima’s response, taking half damage and setting Ben to 11. Time is called as Dillon’s second attack gets ‘Faith Shield’ blocked, forcing the build 2 and pass.

    Ben opens once again with ‘Back Alley Haymaker’, DIllon not able to make the block and having his Health set to 15. ‘Hardened Chop’ is the follow up for 7 damage, pushing Dillon down to 8 Health. ‘Hardened Jab’ continues the aggression, which Dillon fails to block and a final ‘Hardened Jab’ seals the deal.

    Ben Shoemaker takes the match 2 – 1 over Dillon Bauman in Round 1.


    [Round 2] James Dye – Tokoyami (I) v John Finn Shigaraki (I)

    Game 1

    Tokoyami takes first turn building 3 foundations and checking a ‘Summon Dark Shadow’.

    Shigarki builds 4 foundations and passes turn.

    Tokoyami opens with a ‘Dark Shadow Ruin’, pumping it with ‘Summon Dark Shadow’. Shigiraki full blocks and activates his ability to destroy a foundation.

    Shigiraki plays ‘Cheerful Uppercut’ without choosing to review. Tokoyami attempts to block and the card fails, taking 4 damage then responds with Shigiraki to put Tokoyami to 11 Health. After poking, a build 2 foundations to end turn.

    Tokoyami builds 2 foundations then plays ‘Giant Ice Wall’ as the third card. Shigiraki confidently takes the 5 Damage going to 23 Health.

    Shigiraki chooses not to review and opens with ‘Acid Chop’. Tokoyami chooses to not block and takes 4, with the response of Shigiraki burning another 5, Tokoyami going to 2. Shigiraki responds to draw a card with ‘Excited For Blood’ and proceeds to play another ‘Cheerful Uppercut’ threatening lethal on half block. Tokoyami unable to block takes the full attack and we proceed to Game 2.

    Game 2

    Tokoyami offers Shigiraki to go second and the players draw up to hand size. Shigiraki opts to mulligan once and Tokoyami is content with their hand. Shigiraki opens with a strong build 4 turn one.

    Tokoyami returns with building 3 foundations of their own.

    Shigiraki choosing not to review, opens the turn with the form on ‘League Interview’ to guarantee pass a ‘Cheerful Uppercut’. Tokoyami blocking with a ‘Frigid Heatwave’ fully blocks the attack and forces Shigiraki to stop attacking to build 2 foundations as the turn passes.

    Tokoyami builds 3 foundations and passes back.

    Shigiraki repeats his previous turn with a ‘League Interview’ into ‘Cheerful Uppercut’. Opting not to block, Tokoyami takes 4 Damage from the attack then another 5 from Shigiraki’s response and draws a card from ‘Excited for Blood’ going to 26 Health. After building 2 foundations, passes back the turn.

    ‘Ice Storm’ is played to open the turn, followed by a ‘Summon Dark Shadow’. Shigiraki takes 5 damage from the ‘Ice Storm’ then gains 3 back from a ‘Super Regeneration’ gaining 3 to be at 24 Health. Tokoyami then plays ‘YEEAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!’ with plus 3 to the check, commits only 1 foundation to pass. Shigiraki blocks with ‘Plus Ultra’ to full block and destroys a ready foundation with his response. Turn is passed.

    ‘Turn To Dust’ comes down as the first enhance, attempting to destroy a card on Tokoyami’s board. Choosing to lose the health to stop that ability, Shigiraki draws a card and gains 4 Health on ‘Excited for Blood’. After a Stun 2 and EX 2, Shigiraki takes the game with 5 Damage on the card and burn 5 from his character.


    [Round 3] Daniel Buchanan – All Might (II) v Mitchell Cimino – Kyoka Jiro (I)

    Game 1

    Mitchell goes first. Builds 6.

    Daniel builds 4, with double Heroic Lineage.

    Mitchell builds 3, holds 3.

    Daniel plays ‘Crow and Frog Takedown’, it gets ‘Specialist of Sound’ed. All Might damage pumps it, Jiro double ‘Resistance’s and blocks the attack. All Might plays a ‘Frigid Heatwave’, milling attacks and using AM2 to return it to three damage. AM2 draws two cards with Heatwave. Jiro takes the 3 damage and AM2 builds 3, holding 4.

    Mitchell plays Unwavering Slash, pumping it’s stats and the building a Quick Creation. Daniel discards his 1 momentum to draw. Jiro draws with Passing The Torch, then readies it and draws with Unwavering. All Might takes the 5 damage and draws. Jiro plays a foundation and Staff Strike, pumping the damage. Jiro uses the combo enhance. Jiro puts a foundation in with Quick Create, Daniel responds with Lineage for -3 speed. Jiro draws 2 with Staff Strike and the attack is full blocked. Jiro play a foundation, then Unwavering Slash giving it +6/+6. Jiro builds in another Quick Create and readies and draws. Jiro uses Quick Create to make Unwavering 14 damage and put a foundation in. All Might uses In The Typhoon to consider it fully blocked. Jiro plays an Unwavering and gives it +8/+8. Unwavering builds in a 3rd Quick Create. Unwavering hits for 13 damage, putting All Might to 11 health vs Jiro’s 24. Jiro takes no Momentum.

    All Might first Forms on League Interview. Daniel plays Frigid Heatwave, Specialist of Sound makes it 2 speed. All Might draws 2 off of Heatwave. All Might and Heatwave damage pump it to 8 damage and it is fully blocked. All Might plays Giant Ice Wall and stuns 2. Mitchell responds with 2 ‘It Can’t Be Fixed’ and builds 2. Ice Wall is fully blocked. All Might plays ‘Confident Counterstrike’. With All Might’s damage pumps and it’s own enhance, it deals 8 damage. All Might builds 2 and passes with 11 life to Jiro’s 16.

    Jiro plays Cannon Blast and responds for speed and damage, also cycling their deck. Cannon is full blocked. Jiro builds 1 foundation and plays ‘Staff Strike’, responding for +3 speed. Jiro uses Combo Enhance. All Might uses ‘Forcing Surrender’ to clear his ‘Sugar Rush’ block from his card pool. Jiro uses 2 quick creates to put 2 foundation in their card pool. Jiro draws 3 cards for 3 foundations in card pool. Jiro uses ‘Passing the Torch’ to draw a card. ‘Staff Strike’ is full blocked. Jiro plays a foundation and commits 2 to pass it. Jiro plays a ‘Preparing for Battle’ on a 1. Jiro passes turn.

    All Might plays a ‘Frigid Heatwave’ and draws 2. All Might mills with character and Heatwave for to make it 8 damage. Jiro full blocks the attack. All Might plays ‘Exploding Pride’. All Might makes it 7 damage, and uses ‘Ice Gliding’ to give it a speed and responds with 2 Heroic Lineage to make it 11 damage. Jiro takes it and goes to 5 health. All Might plays Ice Storm. All Might makes it lethal at 6 damage, ‘Quick Create’ makes it 4 damage again and Jiro goes to 1 health. All Might plays a ‘Crow and Frog Takedown’ with three ready, checks a 3 and it fails, passing turn.

    Jiro plays a foundation then plays Capture Net. All Might surrenders the game.

    Game 2

    All Might chooses to go first. All Might builds 4 and passes.

    Jiro builds 4, failing the 5th and passes with 2 in hand.

    AM2 plays a Heatwave, it gets -3 speed from Specialist of Sound. All Might mills with his character for damage, getting 6 ranged and draws 2. Heatwave mills with itself bringing it to 6 damage. Jiro half blocks with ‘Resistance’ and Breaker 1s. All Might plays a ‘Confident Counterstrike’. With All Might’s damage pump and it’s own enhance, it hits for 11 damage bringing Jiro to 13 health. All Might builds 3 and passes with 3 in hand and 2 momentum.

    Jiro builds a ‘Quick Create’, a ‘Preparing for Battle’, then plays a ‘Staff Strike’ responding for 3 speed. Jiro combo enhances. All Might uses Ice Gliding for -2 speed. Jiro draws 1 card with Staff Strike’s enhance. All Might uses ‘Evil Gaze’s enhance. All Might full blocks the attack with ‘Confident Counterstrike’. All Might destroys ‘Specialist of Sound’ with Evil Gaze’s floating effect and responds with Counterstrike for Jiro to discard 1 card. Jiro plays a Capturing Net and responds for +3/+3. AM2 uses All Might’s enhance to draw a card, then takes the 8 damage from Capturing Net and draws another card. Jiro plays an Unwavering Slash, responding for +4/+4. Unwavering builds a Quick Create. AM2 doesn’t block and takes 8, going to 15 health. Jiro passes turn with 1 card in hand.

    AM2 plays ‘Giant Ice Wall’. Ice Wall stuns 2 and Jiro responds with ‘It Can’t Be Fixed’. All Might damage pumps it and Jiro takes it, going to 7 health. All Might plays Nitro Explosion. All Might uses ‘Nervous Habit’ and ‘Ice Gliding’ to give it speed, and All Might to damage pump it. Jiro uses Quick Create to give it -2 damage, then takes it and goes to 2 health. All Might plays a second Nitro Explosion and Jiro surrenders the game.

    Game 3

    Mitchell goes first. Builds 6.

    Daniel builds 4, with double Heroic Lineage.

    Mitchell builds 3, holds 3.

    Daniel plays ‘Crow and Frog Takedown’, it gets ‘Specialist of Sound’ed. All Might damage pumps it, Jiro double ‘Resistance’s and blocks the attack. All Might plays a ‘Frigid Heatwave’, milling attacks and using Mitchell to return it to three damage. Mitchell draws two cards with Heatwave. Jiro takes the 3 damage and Mitchell builds 3, holding 4.

    Mitchell plays ‘Unwavering Slash’, pumping it’s stats and the building a ‘Quick Creation’. Daniel discards his 1 momentum to draw. Jiro draws with ‘Passing The Torch’, then readies it and draws with Unwavering. All Might takes the 5 damage and draws. Jiro plays a foundation and ‘Staff Strike’, pumping the damage. Jiro uses the combo enhance. Jiro puts a foundation in with ‘Quick Create’, Daniel responds with Lineage for -3 speed. Jiro draws 2 with ‘Staff Strike’ and the attack is full blocked. Jiro play a foundation, then ‘Unwavering Slash’ giving it +6/+6. Jiro builds in another Quick Create and readies and draws. Jiro uses ‘Quick Create’ to make Unwavering 14 damage and put a foundation in. All Might uses ‘In The Typhoon’ to consider it fully blocked. Jiro plays an Unwavering and gives it +8/+8. Unwavering builds in a 3rd ‘Quick Create’. Unwavering hits for 13 damage, putting All Might to 11 health vs Jiro’s 24. Jiro takes no Momentum.

    All Might first Forms on ‘League Interview’. Daniel plays ‘Frigid Heatwave’, ‘Specialist of Sound’ makes it 2 speed. All Might draws 2 off of Heatwave. All Might and Heatwave damage pump it to 8 damage and it is fully blocked. All Might plays ‘Giant Ice Wall’ and stuns 2. Mitchell responds with 2 ‘It Can’t Be Fixed’ and builds 2. ‘Ice Wall’ is fully blocked. All Might plays ‘Confident Counterstrike’. With All Might’s damage pumps and it’s own enhance, it deals 8 damage. All Might builds 2 and passes with 11 life to Jiro’s 16.

    Jiro plays ‘Cannon Blast’ and responds for speed and damage, also cycling their deck. Cannon is full blocked. Jiro builds 1 foundation and plays ‘Staff Strike’, responding for +3 speed. Jiro uses Combo Enhance. All Might uses ‘Forcing Surrender’ to clear his ‘Sugar Rush’ block from his card pool. Jiro uses 2 quick creates to put 2 foundation in their card pool. Jiro draws 3 cards for 3 foundations in card pool. Jiro uses Passing the torch to draw a card. Staff Strike is full blocked. Jiro plays a foundation and commits 2 to pass it. Jiro plays a ‘Preparing for Battle’ on a 1. Jiro passes turn.

    All Might plays a ‘Frigid Heatwave’ and draws 2. All Might mills with character and Heatwave for to make it 8 damage. Jiro full blocks the attack. All Might plays ‘Exploding Pride’. All Might makes it 7 damage, and uses ‘Ice Gliding’ to give it a speed and responds with 2 ‘Heroic Lineage’ to make it 11 damage. Jiro takes it and goes to 5 health. All Might plays ‘Ice Storm’. All Might makes it lethal at 6 damage, ‘Quick Create’ makes it 4 damage again and Jiro goes to 1 health. All Might plays a ‘Crow and Frog Takedown’ with three ready, checks a 3 and it fails, passing turn.

    Jiro plays a foundation then plays ‘Capture Net’. All Might surrenders the game.

    chooses to go first and builds 5.

    All Might builds 4 and passes with 3 cards in hand.

    Jiro builds 3 and passes with 3 cards in hand.

    All Might builds 3 and passes with 3 card in hand.

    Jiro builds a foundation then plays a Capture Net, responding for +2/+2. Net stuns 2. After using Jiro, ‘Destined for Mainstream Success’s Enhance adds a ‘Staff Strike’ on top of the deck to hand. Jiro uses ‘Self Sacrifice’ to makes Net 7 damage and All Might takes it, going to 22 health. Jiro plays a foundation, then a Staff Strike. Jiro uses combo enhance. Jiro uses a ‘Self Sacrifice’ to give it +1 damage, All Might responds with Lineage for -3 speed. All Might full blocks it with ‘Ice Storm’ and uses Breaker 2. Jiro builds 2 foundations, then plays ‘Unwavering Slash’. Jiro responds for +6/+6. Unwavering builds in a ‘Quick Create’. All Might uses ‘In The Typhoon’ to consider it fully blocked and discards the last two cards in his hand, Jiro responds with ‘Taiyaki Fanatic’ to cancel it. Unwavering hits and brings All Might to 8 health. Jiro plays ‘Cannon Blast’ and All Might surrenders.


    [Round 4] Keenan Meadows – Ibara Shiozaki (I) v Ryan Field – Tsuyu Asui (I)

    Game 1

    Ryan wins the dice roll and kicks off the game with a build 5 and pass.

    Keenan responds in kind by building 6 and passing back.

    Ryan starts his assault with ‘Crow and frog Takedown’ on a 3 check. Keenan full blocks and forces a card pool clog. ‘Frog Lashing’ is the follow up with Asui kicking the ‘Crow and Frog Takedown’ to the discard pile. Keenan takes the attack going down to 11 Health. ‘Crow and Frog Takedown’ returns as ‘Frog Lashing’ gets kicked out of the card pool. ‘Crow and Frog Takedown’ send for 4 putting Keenan down to 7 Health. Ryan plays ‘Frog Kick’ into ‘Tongue Whip’, both of which Keenan is forced to take bringing him down to lethal with Ryan taking Game 1.

    Game 2

    Going into Game 2 Keenan sideboards out of Ibara into Kamui Woods (I). Proceeds to build 3 foundations and pass the turn.

    Ryan responds by building 4 and passing it back.

    Keenan plays out 4 foundations and passes turn.

    Ryan opens his turn 2 with ‘Crow and Frog Takedown’. He opts to bounce it out of his card pool to deny a block from Kamui. He follows up with ‘Tongue Smack’, which Keenan full blocks with Breaker 1. Ryan builds 3 and passes turn.

    Keenan proceeds to build another 3 foundations and passes turn.

    Ryan builds 2 foundations and passes turn.

    Keenan builds 1 foundation and passes turn.

    Ryan breaks the trend and starts his turn with ‘Tongue Whip’, draws a couple of cards via ‘Passing the Torch’ and kicks out his own attack. He follows with a ‘Tongue Smack’ which Keenan blocks and responds with ‘Faith’s Shield’. Ryan builds 3 foundations and passes turn.

    Keenan slings his first attack through ‘Giant Ice Wall’ which is fully blocked. ‘Frog Lashing’ follows suite and gets fully blocked. Keenan pushes through with a ‘Tongue Whip’, clogs Ryan’s board and pushes through for 7 Damage, putting Asui at 13 Health.

    ‘Tongue Whip’ kickstarts Ryan’s turn and pushes a cycle of his deck, removing 6 attacks from his deck. Ryan proceeds to kick it out of his card pool and follow up with ‘Crow and Frog Takedown’. Keenan blocks with ‘Cheerful Uppercut forcing the card pool clog response. Ryan continues his aggression with ‘Tongue Whip’, pushing Keenan’s card pool to 4 cards. Keenan pushes the attack to -2 speed to block via ‘Faith’s Shield’. Ryan plays another ‘Crow and Frog Takedown’ onto a progressive difficulty of 2. Keenan sitting at a card pool of 5 manages to full block with Breaker 2, taking no damage. Ryan doesn’t let go of the gas and attacks with ‘Frog Kick’ committing down to 2 standing foundations. Keenan half blocks with a Breaker 1, taking 3 Damage and going to 17 Health. Ryan plays another ‘Frog Kick’ and commits his entire board to pass the check. Without a hand, Keenan is forced to take and goes to 12 Health. Ryan passes turn at 13 Health.

    Keenan fires off a ‘Tongue Whip’ to start the turn. Ryan blocks and fails the check, taking the damage and going down to 7 Health with no cards in hand. Keenan follows with a ‘Tongue Whip’ and closes out the game forcing a Game 3.

    Game 3

    Ryan begins the turn with a build 3 pass.

    Keenan responds in like with a build 4 pass.

    Ryan opens his turn with a ‘Crow and Frog Takedown’, Keenan failing the block and taking 6 Damage, going down to 14 Health. ‘Tongue Smack’ follows up with Keenan failing the ‘Faith Shield’ block, going down to 7 Health. Ryan continues with another ‘Crow and Frog Takedown’ which goes unblocked, putting Keenan down to 1 Health. Ryan follows through with a ‘Tongue Whip’ and closes out the game, taking the Match 2-1.

    [Round 5] Tim Keefe – Kyoka Jiro (I) v Will Taylor – Endeavor (I)

    Game 1

    Tim wins the die roll and builds 3.

    Will counter builds 4 foundations in kind.

    Jiro opens with ‘Unwavering Slash’ and checks a 3, responding with only a speed buff. Endeavor enhances with ‘Defrosting’ to increase the damage by 2. Endeavor blocks with a ‘Capture Evil Doers’ and responds with Breaker 1. Jiro builds 4 to push back the Breaker and ends turn.

    Endeavor continues to build 3 foundations.

    Jiro Builds 2 foundations and a ‘Quick Create’.

    Endeavor builds 3 more foundations putting him to 10 in stage.

    Jiro opens an ‘Unwavering Slash’, using it to and the stage to draw 2, also building an asset with its enhance. Endeavor chooses to not block and picks up ‘Touch of Decay’ with his Response ability. After a foundation is played, Jiro plays a ‘Create: Capture Net’. After a quick zone change to mid, Endeavor blocks with ‘Ice Storm; and Breaker 2’s Jiro. After eating the breaker with a foundation, Jiro plays a ‘Staff Strike’ and plays the Combo Enhance. Using the Assets to add in 3 foundations to the card pool, Jiro draws 4 cards. Endeavor unphased fully blocks with another ‘Ice Storm’ and once again uses Breaker 2. Jiro plays another ‘Create : Capture Net’ using the Stun 2 to fully commit out Endeavor and scoring a hit for 12 Damage, following it up with a ‘Cannon Blast’ at 14 High for 19 Damage!

    Game 2

    After siding 10 cards, Endeavor goes first and mulligans both times. Jiro tosses back 3 and Endeavor starts his turn building 3 foundations.

    Jiro reviews a ‘Quick Creation’ and builds 5 foundations, committing Jiro to pass.

    Endeavor builds 3 and passes.

    Jiro opens their turn with an ‘Unwavering Slash’, discarding 1 card to build an asset and drawing a card. Jiro sends the attack to be blocked by a ‘Capture Evil Doers’. Jiro eats the Breaker with a foundation build and checks a 3 on a ‘Staff Strike’. Opting to let it fail, Endeavor taunts his opponent.

    Endeavor plays a ‘Nitro Explosion: Ignition’ ignition to open the turn and pumps the attack to 7 High for 5 Damage, dropping Jiro to 22 Health. After scoring a hit, Endeavor plays a second ‘Nitro Explosion: Ignition’. Using the remove, steals a momentum from the top of deck and swings the attack for 8 Damage which Jiro Fully blocks. Endeavor follows up with a ‘Touch of Decay’ that gets fully blocked, returning to hand and stealing a momentum with Nitro. ‘Touch of Decay’ is played again, Powerful 2 used to swing for 8 Damage, putting Jiro to 14 Health.

    Jiro opens an ‘Unwavering Slash’ using Jiro’s responses to pump both Speed and Damage. They discard and build another Asset and draw a card. Endeavor full blocks with another ‘Capture Evil Doers’ and responds with Breaker 1. Jiro cutting her losses builds 2 foundations and passes.

    Endeavor reviews a card and draws a fresh 6. Builds 2 foundations putting him to 10 foundations and passes turn.

    Jiro opens the turn with a ‘Cannon Blast’. Endeavor uses ‘Fulfilled my Duty’ to end the enhance step, opts to not block and takes 6 damage, responding to pick up ‘Ice Storm’ and leaving him at 24 Health. Jiro proceeds to play a foundation and ‘Staff Strike’, combing as the first enhance. Then, 2 foundations are added to the pool to draw 3 cards. Endeavor blocks with an ‘Ice Storm and responds with Breaker 2. Jiro pushes thru the Breaker by playing ‘Create: Capture Net’ and giving it +6/+6. Endeavor fails a block to take 10 Damage going to 14 Health. Jiro plays the ‘Final Cannon’ blast of the game sending a 14 High for 18 Damage attack to end the match 2-0.

    [Round 6] Daniel Nelson – Tsuyu Asui I (Life) VS Christopher Bromley – Momo Yaoyorouzu I (Life)

    Game 1

    Asui goes first. Builds 5.

    Momo builds 5, passes with 2 in hand.

    Asui plays Ready Set Go to draw one card. Builds 4 and passes with 3 in hand.

    Momo plays Future Charge and draws one card off of it. Asui doesn’t block and takes 4, going to 16. Momo builds 3 and passes.

    Asui plays Ready Set Go to draw one card. Asui plays Crow and Frog. Uses Torch to draw a card and then readies it with Crow and Frog. Momo doesn’t block and takes 6. Asui loses 2 health to draw a card with Excited for Blood. Asui plays Ready Set go to draw one card. Asui plays a second Crow and Frog. Momo doesn’t block and takes 6, going to 14. Asui uses Excited for Blood to heal 4, going to 18. Asui plays Frog Kick. Momo blocks with Faith shield, flipping it. Asui plays Tongue Smack. Momo readies 2 Amphibious since Faith Shield left the pool. Asui puts one into the card pool with Smack. Momo puts a checked Rising Starlet into the card pool with Quick Create then builds it down with Momo, gaining 1 to 15. Momo blocks with Faiths Shield, flipping Tongue Smack. Asui plays Tongue Smack and puts one into the card pool. Asui gives it damage for the card pool, making it 8. Momo takes 8 and goes to 7. Asui plays Frog Lashing. Momo full blocks and commits out for it. Asui plays Cannon Blast. Asui commits one foundation to make it lethal damage and wins.

    Game 2

    Momo goes first. Builds 4. Asui responds with Ready Set Go and builds 2. Asui responds with a 2nd Ready Set go and builds 1. Momo builds a 5th foundation.

    Asui plays Ready Set Go to draw a card. Asui builds 4 and passes with 4 in hand.

    Momo builds 4 and passes.

    Asui plays Tongue Smack and puts one into Momo’s card pool. Momo blocks with Faith Shield and flips it. Asui plays Tongue Smack and puts one into Momo’s card pool. Asui pumps it to 7 and Momo takes 7 damage. Asui plays Frog Kick. Momo flips Wall Cling. Asui readies 2 Amphibious. Momo blocks with Plus Ultra. Asui plays Frog Kick. Asui discards the first Frog Kick and responds to ready a foundation. Momo doesn’t block and takes 6, going to 13. Asui plays Frog Lashing, coming in with 3 speed from Frog Kick. Frog Lashing readies 2. Momo uses two Releases. Momo full blocks it. Asui plays Frog Lashing and readies 2. Momo removes to grab a Capturing Net to hand. Momo uses Release and Rescue Completed to minus speed. Momo full blocks and commits out. Asui plays a Cannon Blast. Momo takes 5 and goes to 8. Asui passes with 0 cards in hand.

    Momo plays a foundation and then Capture Net. Momo builds down a foundation from the card pool. Asui takes 4 going to 16. Momo plays Home Run Comet and adds a foundation to momentum. Asui takes 4, going to 12. Momo plays a Home Run Comet and adds a foundation to momentum. Momo gives it +3 to powerful and uses Powerful 4 twice, making it 12 damage. Asui takes 12 and goes to 0.

    Game 3

    Asui goes first. Builds 3.

    Momo builds 5.

    Asui plays Crow and Frog. Momo half blocks and takes 3, going to 23. Asui plays Frog Kick. Momo doesn;t block and goes to 18. Asui builds 3 and passes.

    Momo builds 4 and passes.

    Asui plays Tongue Whip and puts 1 into cardpool. Momo blocks with Faith Shield and flips it. Asui plays Tongue smack and puts 1 into cardpool. Asui gives it damage and Momo doesn’t block, taking 7 and going to 11. Asui plays Tongue Smack. Asui draws a card and gives it damage. Momo blocks with Navel Laser and uses Breaker 2, taking 4 on the half block and going to 7. Asui plays a Tongue Smack and commits out for it. Asui draws a card and gives it damage. Momo removes a foundation and adds a Starlet to hand. Momo uses Release and Rescue Completed. Momo full blocks it. Asui builds 3 and passes with 2 in hand.

    Momo builds 3 and passes.

    Asui plays Cannon Blast. Asui commits 2 foundation to pump it. Momo flips Wall Cling. Momo blocks with Plus Ultra and takes no damage. Asui plays Tongue Smack. Momo uses Release and Rescue Completed to decrease the speed. Momo blocks with Faith Shield and flips Tongue Smack. Asui plays Frog Kick. Momo fully blocks it. Asui builds 2 and passes.

    Momo builds 3 and passes.

    Asui plays Ready Set Go to draw a card. Asui plays Crow and Frog. Momo takes it and goes to 2. Asui plays Crow and Frog. Momo flips Wall Cling. Momo blocks with Quick Creation and uses Breaker 1, taking no damage. Asui plays Frog Kick. Momo fully blocks it. Asui plays Frog Lashing. Momo flips Wall Cling. Momo builds down the Quick Creation from Card Pool. Momo uses Release and Rescue Completed. Momo blocks with Home Run, taking no damage. Time is called in the round. Asui plays Frog Lashing. Momo removes a foundation to pick up Rising Starlet. Momo uses Rescue Completed and Release and fully blocks it. Asui reveals no more attacks in hand and Momo wins by time.

    [Round 7] Cody Auckerson – Uraraka Ochaco (III) v Kevin Ryhmer – Mineta (II)

    Game 1

    Kevin wins the die roll and opts to go first, builds 3 and passes.

    Cody begins his turn one with a Sport Festival Stadium and a build of 2 foundations before passing turn.

    Kevin opens turn 2 with a ‘Grape Rush’, Cody failing the block on a 2 check and goes down to 18 Health. Kevin builds 2 and passes turn.

    Cody starts with a ‘Electric Jolt’ which gets ‘Faith Shielded’ on the block. Cody proceeds to build 2 foundations and pass.

    Kevin begins his turn with a ‘Tongue Whip’, utilizing its enhance and Mineta’s enhance to clog up Cody’s card pool. Cody takes 7 Damage, going down to 11 Health. 1 foundation is built and Kevin passes turn.

    ‘Zero Gravity Lift’ starts the turn, getting blocked by ‘Faith’s Shield’ and flipped in the card pool due to its response. ‘Specialized Soundwaves’ follows which gets half blocked for Breaker 2, dealing 3 Damage setting Kevin’s Health to 28. Cody fails a foundation check and passes turn.

    Kevin attacks with ‘Eat My Sticky Balls’ which gets full blocked, drawing Cody a card via Ochaco’s response. ‘Frigid Heatwave’ is played, milling 0 Ranged attacks and being sent for 6 Damage which Cody takes, setting his Health to 5. Kevin plays a foundation and passes turn.

    Cody starts his turn with 1 foundation, playing ‘Zero Gravity Lift’. The attack sends for 6, dealing 7 damage due to stadium and setting Kevin’s Health to 21. ‘Specialized Soundwaves’ follows dealing 4 Damage. Cody builds a foundation and passes the turn.

    Kevin starts his turn with a ‘Frog Lashing’, using Mineta and ‘Sticky Balls’ to clog up Cody’s card pool. The attack is sent for lethal, taking Game 1 for Kevin.

    Game 2

    Cody runs his first turn similar to Game 1, kicking it off with playing a ‘Sports Festival Stadium’ and building 3 foundations before passing turn.

    Kevin builds 3 foundations and passes turn.

    Cody fires off a ‘Double Jab Pummel’ to start off his turn which gets blocked and flipped by ‘Faith’s Shield’. With 3 progressive difficulty from Mineta’s abilities, Cody sends another ‘Double Jab Pummel’ that hits for 2, bouncing the attack back to hand and playing it out a third time. Kevin takes the damage, going down to 23 Health. Cody builds a foundation and passes turn.

    Kevin starts his turn with a ‘Grasping Tape Toss’ which gets blocked for half, setting Cody’s Health to 29. ‘Tongue Whip’ follows on a failed block, putting Cody to 19. Kevin builds 1 and passes turn.

    ‘Double Jab Pummel’ opens the turn dealing 3 damage and being bounced back to hand to be played once again. The attack is full blocked and followed by ‘Instant Explosive Release’, dealing 4 damage. Cody builds a foundation and passes turn, leaving him at 19 Health and Kevin at 15 Health.

    Kevin starts his turn with a ‘Tongue Whip’ to clog up the board alongside Mineta’s enhance. Cody full blocks the attack, committing out to pass the check. Kevin builds 2 and passes the turn.

    Cody takes the turn to build out 2 cards and passes to Kevin.

    Kevin opens on a ‘Grasping Tape Toss’ that gets blocked to deal half, setting Health total to 15 for both players. Kevin builds 2 foundations and passes turn.

    Cody builds 2 foundations and passes turn.

    Kevin plays ‘Grape Rush’ to start his turn, getting half blocked, putting Cody to 9 Health. Kevin builds 2 and passes turn.

    Cody flashes his first attack with ‘Specialized Soundwaves’, using it’s momentum response to place ‘Double Jab Pummel’ and a foundation into the deck. The attack gets full blocked. ‘Double Jab Pummel’ follows, getting double ‘Creepy Realization’ed to -1 Damage. Cody plays out ‘Home Run Comet’ which gets blocked, passing the turn afterwards.

    Kevin sends out ‘Frog Lashing’ alongside Mineta’s enhance and ‘Sticky Balls’ to clog up Cody’s card pool. The block fails and Kevin takes Game 2, closing out the match 2-0!

    [Round 8] Myles Tyler – Tenya Iida (I) v Nicholas Ragan – Rikido Sato (I)

    Game 1

    Myles starts the match, going into a build 4 and passing turn.

    Nicholas responds by building 5 and passing back.

    Myles sends the first attack with ‘Recipro Extend’, drawing a card and sending 4 Damage, setting Nicholas to 25. The turn ends with a build 4, 3 cards in hand and pass.

    Nicholas plays all gray, building 3 and passing turn.

    ‘Electric Jolt’ starts the turn for Myles, full blocked by ‘Plus Ultra’, dealing 1 Damage. Myles repeats his previous play, pushing through another ‘Electric Jolt’. The attack goes unblocked, setting Nicholas to 14 Health. The turn is wrapped up with a build 2 foundations and pass turn.

    ‘Recipro Extend’ opens the turn for Nicholas, going unblocked and setting Myles to 23 Health. ‘High Engine Kick’ is followed after a ‘Challenging the Fakes’ forces the failed play of an ‘Electric Jolt’. The attack goes unblocked for 10 Damage. Nicholas builds 2 foundations and passes turn.

    Myles starts his turn with a ‘Grasping Tape Toss’ which gets blocked, dealing half damage for 4, setting Nicholas to 10 Health. ‘Recipro Extend’ follows, dealing 3 Damage. ‘Recipro Burst’ pushes through to close Game 1, putting Myles in the lead 1 – 0!

    Game 2

    Nicholas kicks of the game by building 3 and passing turn.

    Myles responds by building 4 and passing it back.

    ‘Grasping Tape Toss’ kicks off the turn, the throw being blocked and dealing half for 3 Damage. The attack is followed by ‘Recipro Extend’, checking into a subsequent 3-check to commit out Nicholas. The attack is fully blocked, followed by a build 1 pass.

    Myles draws all grey, building 4 foundations and passing turn.

    Nicholas repeats his previous turn going into a ‘Grasping Tape Toss’ which gets blocked for half, dealing 5 Damage and setting Myles to 20. ‘High Engine Kick’ is the follow up, with Myles responding with Iida to take the first enhance and using ‘Ice Gliding’ to slow it down. The attack is perfect blocked. Nicholas builds 3 and passes turn.

    Myles starts the turn with a ‘Reverse Throw’ which is blocked and deals half damage for 4, setting Nicholas to 25 Health. Myles builds out 3 foundations and passes turn.

    Nicholas plays out grey for a build 4 and passes turn.

    Myles starts his turn at 11 foundations, drawing into grey, and building out 3 foundations and passing turn.

    Nicholas starts the turn with an ‘Electric Jolt’, forcing the use of ‘Fulfilled My Duty’ and half blocking the attack for 2 Damage. ‘Recipro Burst’ follows, dealing 9 Damage and setting Myles to 9 Health. Nicholas builds 1 and passes turn.

    Myles starts the turn with ‘Recipro Burst’, forcing Nicholas to commit for every enhance he uses this attack. The attack sends for 10 at mid zone, getting blocked by ‘Plus Ultra’. Myles builds 2 foundations and passes turn.

    Nicholas starts his turn by cycling his deck, removing from the game 3 attacks. The first attack of the turn is ‘Electric Jolt’, forcing the end of the enhance step via ‘Fulfilling My Duty’ and getting full blocked. ‘High Engine Kick’ follows, getting full blocked. ‘Recipro Extend’ continues the aggression, getting half blocked for 5, putting Myles to 4 Health. ‘High Engine Kick’ forces the concession, Nicholas pushing the match into Game 3.

    Game 3

    Myles starts the final game building 4 foundations and passing it over.

    Nicholas responds by building 5 and passing back.

    Myles throws the first attack with ‘Grasping Tape Toss’, getting blocked and dealing half damage for 3. ‘Electric Jolt’ follows dealing full damage, setting Nicholas at 22 Health. Myles builds 2 foundations and passes turn.

    ‘Electric Jolt’ starts Nicholas’ turn, going unblocked and dealing 4 to Myles. The turn continues by building 2 foundations and passing.

    ‘Recipro Extend’ kicks off the turn, giving the next kick a boost and getting fully blocked. ‘Setup Strike’ follows, going unblocked and setting Nicholas’ life to 16. Myles continues with ‘Recipro Burst’ and using ‘Plus Ultra’ to amp the attack into a 22 speed attack. Myles uses his momentum to turn the attack into a 20+ damage attack, however Nicholas has the ‘Plus Ultra’ block and takes half, going down to 2 Health. Myles passes turn.

    Nicholas starts his turn with ‘Recipro Burst’, going unblocked and dealing 9 Damage. Time is called, and Nicholas is unable to draw into enough gas to close out the game, closing the Match in a draw.