Tuesday, July 9, 2013

News: Team League 2013 Asian-Oceanian Continental Championship Finals Results

The first branch of the 2013 Team League has finished, with the Asian-Oceanian finals made public today. Comprised of three cardfighters using crossride decks from VGE-BT09: Clash of the Knights and Dragons and VGE-BT05: Awakening of Twin Blades, Team Jam now occupies one pinnacle of team play in Asia's English Vanguard scene. Having fought to the top using Gold Paladin, Kagerou and Aqua Force, the somewhat unorthodox team has drawn attention for its Force cardfighter Jon Laurie, whose Glory Maelstrom build runs eight stand triggers where the majority of Glory decks prefer to use criticals. There does appear to be an error in the official decklists, as Laurie's deck is listed as having seventeen triggers and no unit that would serve as his first vanguard, but it remains to be seen if this is indeed an error.

Second place was taken by Team VRG, whose members used Gold Paladin, Royal Paladin and Narukami, with Platina Ezel, Pendragon and "THE BLOOD" taking center stage. Next up in the Team League are the North American and European finals, which will be on July 14th and 27th, held in California and London.

Champion Team: Team Jam
Jake Hudson: The Knights of Freedom
Grade 0
x1 Dreaming Sage, Corron (FVG)
x4 Elixir Sommelier HT
x1 Silent Punisher CT
x1 Weapons Dealer, Gwydion DT
x4 Flame of Victory CT
x4 Speeder Hound DT
x2 Dantegal CT
Grade 1
x1 Silver Fang Witch
x4 Sleygal Dagger
x4 Knight of Elegant Skills, Gareth
x2 Disciple of Pain
x4 Halo Shield, Mark
Grade 2
x2 Player of the Holy Bow, Viviane
x4 Knight of Superior Skills, Beaumains
x4 Knight of Passion, Bagdemagus
Grade 3
x4 Incandescent Lion, Blond Ezel
x4 Blazing Lion, Platina Ezel

Tamera Kelsey Rettke: Burn, Flame of Despair
Grade 0
x1 Lizard Soldier, Conroe (FVG)
x4 Dragon Monk, Genjo HT
x4 Embodiment of Spear, Tahr CT
x4 Gattling Claw Dragon DT
x3 Blue Ray Dracokid CT
x1 Red Gem Carbuncle DT
Grade 1
x3 Dragon Monk, Gojo
x3 Wyvern Guard, Barri
x4 Embodiment of Armor, Bahr
x2 Demonic Dragon Mage, Kimnara
x1 Iron Tail Dragon
x2 Heatnail Salamander
Grade 2
x3 Dragon Knight, Nehalem
x4 Burning Horn Dragon
x3 Bellicosity Dragon
Grade 3
x4 Dragonic Overlord
x4 Dragonic Overlord the End

Jon Laurie: Sailors Glory
Grade 0
x4 Pyroxene Communications Sea Otter Soldier DT
x2 Dolphin Soldier of High Speeds Raids ST
x4 Medical Officer of the Rainbow Elixir HT
x1 Mothership Intelligence CT
x4 Enemy Seeking Seagull Soldier ST
x2 Pyroxene Beam Blue Dragon Soldier ST
Grade 1
x4 Tear Knight, Theo
x2 Tear Knight, Cyprus
x3 Battle Siren, Dorothea
x4 Emerald Shield, Paschal
x1 Light Signals Penguin Soldier
Grade 2
x2 Coral Assault
x3 Tear Knight, Valeria
x4 Tear Knight, Lazarus
x2 Storm Rider, Basil
Grade 3
x3 Blue Storm Dragon, Maelstrom
x2 Storm Rider, Diamantes
x3 Blue Storm Supreme Dragon, Glory Maelstrom

Runner-up: Team VRG
Thanh Nguyen: Friendship
Grade 0
x1 Crimson Lion Cub, Kyrph (FVG)
x4 Silent Punisher CT
x4 Weapons Dealer, Gwydion DT
x4 Elixir Sommelier HT
x4 Flame of Victory CT
Grade 1
x4 Knight of Elegant Skills, Gareth
x2 Evil Slaying Swordsman, Haugan
x1 Silver Fang Witch
x1 Sleygal Dagger
x3 Halo Shield Mark
x2 Little Battler, Tron
x2 Disciple of Pain
Grade 2
x3 Player of the Holy Bow, Viviane
x4 Knight of Superior Skills, Beaumains
x4 Knight of Passion, Bagdemagus
Grade 3
x2 Blazing Lion, Platina
x3 Incandescent Lion, Blond Ezel
x2 Battlefield Storm, Sagramore

Thang Nguyen: No Spikes Just Royalty
Grade 0
x1 Wingal Brave (FVG)
x4 Bringer of Good Luck, Epona CT
x4 Yggdrasil Maiden, Elaine HT
x4 Future Knight, Llew CT
x4 Margal DT
Grade 1
x4 Flash Shield, Iseult
x4 Little Sage, Marron
x1 Lake Maiden, Lien
x3 Young Pegasus Knight
x2 Pongal
x1 Miru Biru
Grade 2
x4 Blaster Blade
x2 Knight of Silence, Gallatin
x1 Great Sage, Barron
x2 High Dog Breeder, Akane
x1 Knight of Determination, Lamorak
Grade 3
x1 King of Knights, Alfred
x1 Solitary Knight, Gancelot
x1 Soul Saver Dragon
x1 Majesty Lord Blaster
x3 White Dragon Knight, Pendragon
x1 Exculpate the Blaster

Lam Nguyen: Crimson Vermillion
Grade 0
x1 Spark Kid Dragoon (FVG)
x3 Yellow Gem Carbuncle CT
x2 Old Dragon Mage DT
x4 Demonic Dragon Nymph, Seiobo HT
x4 Malevolent Djinn CT
x1 Mischievous Girl, Kyon-she DT
x2 Spark Edge Dracokid CT
Grade 1
x4 Red River Dragoon
x2 Lightning of Hope, Helena
x4 Wyvern Guard, Guld
x2 Photon Bomber Wyvern
x2 Rising Phoenix
Grade 2
x3 Thunderstorm Dragoon
x2 Dragonic Deathscythe
x3 Demonic Dragon Berserker, Garuda
x4 Dusty Plasma Dragon
Grade 3
x4 Dragonic Kaiser Vermillion
x3 Dragonic Kaiser Vermillion "THE BLOOD"