April 2012 | The Irish Duelist

Ireland gets its own National Championship again!



If you're a fellow Irish Duelist and somewhat experienced with the history of the game in the country, you'll know that in recent times we've had to travel to the UK to compete in a shared National Championship. Well that's about to change!

"Fast Effect Timing" and other major updates to Yu-Gi-Oh!



Yesterday, Konami posted up a set of pages/updates that will change how you play the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. It's important for all players, Judges etc., to read up on this information as it goes into effect immediately.

Devastating Traps: Torrential Tribute



Here's my latest article for Konami's official Strategy Site. It went up a while ago but I hadn't gotten round to blogging it yet. Regardless, you can find it in its original form on Konami.com, or read on below.

Slifer the Sky Dragon's the next SJ Alpha promo.



SHONEN JUMP announced over the weekend that their next promotional Yu-Gi-Oh! card for signing up to SJ ALPHA will be (a legal version of) Slifer the Sky Dragon.

2012 Nationals Season: Week 1 Recap



Kyle (aka Sixxy) of United Gosus breaks down what happened at the start of 2012's National Season and the 2 YCS events that took place on the same weekend, check it out.

Israeli National Championship: Top 8 Decklists



Nationals Season and the Road to the World Championship has already begun. Regional Qualifiers have been taking place around the world since August of last year, and now it kicks into high gear with the first of the 2012 National Championships already completed.

Galactic Overload Sneak Peek info.



The Galactic Overlord Sneak Peeks are not far away now, here's the information from the UK/European site (America's events are a week earlier).

Quick video from Long Beach



Here's a quick video that Alex Vansant recorded of a chat we had at YCS Long Beach, it was at the end of Friday registration. I may look a little wrecked in it but that's what happens when you fly half way across the world. You can check out his channel here.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Online to go offline.



It was announced recently that "Yu-Gi-Oh! Online: Duel Accelerator" is to go offline for the final time later this year. Here's more info from their website.

The Stratos Deck Returns!



Some of you may remember the Stratos Deck that I posted about last year, something that Scottish player Duncan Tang originally came up with way back in 2007. While I thought the changes I made last year were crazy enough, somebody's pushed the concept even further. I'm half tempted to rebuild the Deck now!

The Roundup: March 2012



Here's a brief recap of what happened over the past month in the world of Yu-Gi-Oh! You can catch all of March's articles from The Irish Duelist here.