The first round of competition at the TCGplayer YGO Series Championship is underway! 14 year-old Ben Leverett is a former Dragon Duel Champion with multiple event tops under this belt. Alex Zeigler is a high school freshman who's looking to find success with his Batteryman Deck this weekend! Leverett regularly attends Super Games in Atlanta, and Zeigler is an Indianapolis local who plays at The Dugout.


Zeigler won the die roll and decided to go first. He Normal Summoned Thunder King Rai-Oh, set two cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone and ended.

Leverett Activated Shaddoll Fusion, Sending Shaddoll Squamata and Effect Veiler to the graveyard to Fusion Summon El Shaddoll Construct. Construct's effect sent Shaddoll Falco from the deck to the graveyard, and Shaddoll Squamata's effect sent Shaddoll Dragon. Dragon's effect destroyed Call Of The Haunted. Leverett attacked Thunder King Rai-Oh with El Shaddoll Construct, dropping Zeigler to 7100 Life Points, then set a monster and two cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone before ending his turn.

During his turn Zeigler set a monster and entered his End Phase, and Leverett activated Sinister Shadow Games to send Shaddoll Beast to the graveyard, flipping his set Shaddoll Falco. Shaddoll Falco's effect Summoned Beast to the field face-down.

Leverett drew for his turn, then flipped Beast to draw two cards and discarded Pot of Duality. He Synchro Summoned Arcanite Magician with Shaddoll Beast and Shaddoll Falco. Zeigler responded to the Summon with Breakthrough Skill, negating Arcanite's effect. Leverett Normal Summoned Mathematician and sent Shaddoll Falco to the graveyard, then used Falco's effect to Summon itself to the field. He used Upstart Goblin, then entered his battle phase. El Shaddoll Construct attacked Batterman Microcell and Leverett negated its effect with Solemn Warning. He attacked with Arcanite and Mathematician and dropped Zeigler's Life Points to 6000 before ending his turn.

Zeigler drew and entered his End Phase. Leverett used Sinister Shadow Games to send Shaddoll Beast and flip his face-down Shaddoll Falco. Falco summoned Shaddoll Dragon from the graveyard and Leverett drew a card for Beast's effect.

Leverett drew and flipped Shaddoll Dragon to destroy Zeigler's face-down Trap Stun, then attacked with Arcanite Magician, El Shaddoll Construct, Mathematician, Shaddoll Falco, and Shaddoll Dragon to end the game!



Both players dove into their Side Deck before starting Game 2!

Zeigler decided to go first again. Leverett started with Shaddoll Fusion, Majesty's Fiend, Shaddoll Squamata, Chaos Sorcerer, and Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning.

Zeigler used Pot of Duality to reveal Call Of The Haunted, Thunder Sea Horse, and Soul Drain, and took Sea Horse. He discarded it to search two Batteryman 9-Volt from his deck. He Normal Summoned 9-Volt and used its effect to add Batteryman Charger. He set a card to his Spell and Trap Card Zone and passed turn, and 9-Volt destroyed itself in the End Phase.

Leverett drew Breakthrough Skill during his Draw Phase. He activated Shaddoll Fusion, and Zeigler Chained Gozen Match. Leverett took some time to contemplate which card to send for Fusion. He decided on Shaddoll Squamata and Majesty's Fiend, Summoning El Shaddoll Construct. El Shaddoll Construct sent Shaddoll Falco to the graveyard, and Shaddoll Squamata sent Shaddoll Dragon. Shaddoll Falco Summoned itself face-down, and Dragon destroyed Zeigler's Gozen Match. He attacked directly for 2800 damage, then set a card to his Spell and Trap Card zone before ending his turn.

Zeigler targeted El Shaddoll Construct with Soul Exchange, then tributed Construct to Summon Batteryman Charger from his hand. Charger's effect activated, and El Shaddoll Construct's effect was chained. Leverett chained Breakthrough Skill targeting Batteryman Charger, and Zeigler chained Book of Moon! As the chain resolved, El Shaddoll Construct added Shaddoll Fusion to Leverett's hand, Charger summoned Batteryman 9-Volt, and Charger went face-down. 9-Volt added Batterman Industrial Strength to Zeigler's hand, and during the End Phase 9-Volt was destroyed by its own effect.



Leverett drew Upstart Goblin during his Draw Phase. He flipped Shaddoll Falco to summon El Shaddoll Construct, then activated Shaddoll Fusion, sending both monsters to Summon another El Shaddoll Construct. He added Fusion to his hand and sent Shaddoll Beast to the graveyard with Construct's effect. He drew a card for Beast's effect: Vanity's Emptiness. He banished Beast, El Shaddoll Construct, Majesty's Fiend, and Shaddoll Squamata from his graveyard to Summon Chaos Sorcerer and Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning! He attacked over Zeigler's set Charger with Black Luster Soldier, then attacked with all his monsters directly for game.

Ben Leverett's surge of Chaos monsters scores him a decisive 2-0 victory over Zeigler's Batteryman! Leverett scores his first win of the day.