Sunday, July 14, 2013

News: Spike Brothers and Majesty Lord Blaster Take First in Sapporo Regional

Doctor O tweeted earlier today from the Sapporo branch of FR2013, revealing that the Open division champion used a Spike Brothers deck based on the Dudley series of units. Meanwhile the winner in the Junior class tournament was a Royal Paladin cardfighter who built their deck around Majesty Lord Blaster. The upper brackets for Sapporo included Tachikaze, Shadow Paladin, Link Joker and Narukami decks, but which clans made second place in each division is currently unknown.

Doctor O's information is coming on the heels of Raging Form and Nebula Lord's success at Tokyo, as well as the Spike Brothers' previous triumph in Hiroshima. This sudden influx of seemingly underdog decks into a format that was previously stale and dominated by Dragonic Descendant has come as a surprise to many, but as these outlier decks pick up steam the tail end of FR2013 promises to be an exciting period. As the official Cardfight!! Vanguard portal does not update over the weekends, the decklists from Sapporo will likely be put out later this week. The next and final regional in FR2013 will be Nagoya tomorrow on the 15th, with the championship finals on August 11th.