YCS Atlanta is upon us! We here at Dabbers are preparing for a spectacular event. There are hundreds of Duelists coming from all over the world (not an exaggeration) to participate in the first ever Team Style 3 v 3 Tournament. Tensions are high here in Georgia because everyone and their mother is trying to secure a competent (or at least acceptable) duelist to sign up into this competition. Here are a few things you should think about going into this YCS.
Your team doesn't need to be all YCS Winners. It certainly doesn't hurt your odds to have a very accomplished duelist in your roster, however. I would argue that overall you need to be able to communicate with your teammates. You need to know when your teammate is trying to disclose information, and when they want to hide it. You need to try to be inside each others heads just as much as you are trying to get inside your opponents head. You don't want to be that person who blurts out the wrong thing at the wrong time. At the same time, you should probably focus on your duel.
Mind the time
In theory, the YCS should run smoothly. We all know that's not going to be the case. There are going to be players who will try to take advantage of the newly implemented time rules. What better excuse to exploit the time rules than to ask your opponent for a second opinion? We here at Dabbers Cards and Games do not condone behavior such as running the clock to win. We simply want people to be aware that there will be those who will probably try and exploit this aspect of the game. Especially at a wide scale event where players are allowed to talk to other players. Just like the cards in your deck, time is a precious resource. Use it wisely.
Normally at a YCS, the head judge will announce something to the effect of, "Watch your stuff, if you like your stuff, other people would like it also." Speaking from personal experience, my car was broken into at the last time we had a YCS in Atlanta. A lot of my valuables were taken from it, which included a MAX rarity Madolche Deck. :( Don't believe me? Take a look.
Guess what? The cameras that were supposed to be looking at my car in the parking lot were pointing the wrong direction. So yeah, watch your stuff, be careful and if your dumbass british friend needs to go pee right when you but everything in the car, just tell him no.
Have Fun :)
Remember to have fun! After all, this is a trading card game.