Last week Sehabi Kheireddine became the 2014 World Champion, bringing the trophy home to Canada (and North America) for the first time ever! He used Infernities to score his invite at the North American World Championship Qualifier, and took a slightly modified version to Italy. Kheireddine made just one change to his Main Deck: he switched an Armageddon Knight for a Tin Goldfish. Infernity players want to empty their hands as soon as possible, and Goldfish is an excellent way to get monsters on the field. It can Special Summon Infernity Archfiend and trigger its deck-searching effect, and becomes a Rank 4 Xyz Material for Lavalval Chain, Diamond Dire Wolf, or Evilswarm Exciton Knight.
Speaking of Extra Deck monsters, Kheireddine exchanged one of his Leviair the Sea Dragons for a copy of Cairngorgon, Antiluminescent Knight. Cairngorgon could redirect his opponent's Typhoon' rel="https://yugioh.tcgplayer.com/db/WP-CH.asp?CN=Mystical Space Typhoon">Mystical Space Typhoons, as well as other effects that target a single card on the field. Breakthrough Skill, Effect Veiler, and Fiendish Chain can be pointed away from monsters like Infernity Archfiend, Necromancer, Leviair, and Lavalval Chain. Kheireddine could play it to protect his set-up, or to ensure his combos went uninterrupted.
The biggest difference between Kheireddine's WCQ and World Championship builds was the Side Deck. For Rimini he added Fiendish Chain, Dark Hole, and Spiritualism to his line-up while dropping Malevolent Catastrophe entirely. Because Artifact Moralltach was Limited for the World Championship, Catastrophe wouldn't be as effective. Instead, Spiritualism acted as an extra out to backrow and dangerous sided cards like Shadow-Imprisoning Mirror, Dimensional Fissure, and Macro Cosmos. Its negation-proof effect ensures that the targeted card will leave the field, and in a mirror match it would let him put a card in his opponent's hand to deaden Infernity Barrier and Break.
Kheireddine's huge success this year might be the last time we see Infernity winning major tournaments for a while. Shaddoll have an extremely strong match-up against the theme. Still, outperforming every other deck in the game is one heck of a way for Infernity to go out!