Massengale Wins SJC Orlando
5/25/2011 3:38:00 AM
TRAVIIS MASSENGALE BESTS FIELD OF NEARLY 900 TO WIN ORLANDO'S Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
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EL SEGUNDO, CA (May 25, 2011) – Weeks of preparation, a fine-tuned Deck and a sound strategy proved to be the perfect combination for Traviis Massengale as he emerged victorious at this past weekend's Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. More than 850 Duelists traveled from all over the country to participate in Konami Digital Entertainment's (Konami) premier-level Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) event.
As the crowds converged Saturday morning for Round One, 22-year-old Traviis Massengale from Topeka, KS was double-checking his Zombie Deck and preparing for an intense two days of head-to-head competition. And so was his 22-year-old Final Round opponent, Juan Morales of Orlando, FL, who was also prepared to go the distance, spent the final minutes before Round One honing his Tengu Synchro Deck.
With Saturday's Preliminary Rounds behind them, both Massengale and Morales were geared up for Sunday's Duels and their strategies paid off big as they both found themselves on center stage, facing each other in the Final Match.
After many handshakes, fist bumps and laughs they focused for the Match at hand. At the climax of the Match, Massengale Summoned Scrap Dragon to try to finish Morales off. When Morales responded with Bottomless Trap Hole to try and remove Scrap Dragon, Massengale had Solemn Judgment to negate it. With Scrap Dragon on the field, Morales soon lost his defenses, his Life Points, and the Match!
Traviis Massengale's win earned him a fantastic prize package that included a set of Ultra Rare YCS Prize Cards, an exclusive YCS Game Mat, a netbook computer, a paid trip to his 2011 World Championship Qualifier, and more!