Saturday, June 2, 2018

Kagerо̄, OTT and Royal Paladin team wins BCF2018 Osaka

The Intex Osaka buildings, where the Osaka regional tournament was held. Photo uploaded by z33.
The Bushiroad Cardfight 2018 regional tournament for Osaka ended just 8 hours ago with the first Standard-format regional topped by Kagerо̄, Oracle Think Tank, and Royal Paladin. BCF2018's Standard division is a three-person team event, in which teammates' clans cannot overlap. The preliminary rounds were best-of-one with a 25 minute time limit, with each team's Foreward facing the opposing team's Foreward, Midfighters fighting Midfighters, and Captains fighting Captains. The top cut was also 25 minutes best-of-one, except for grand finals where unlimited time was granted. Decklists are given below; cardfighters' names and other information regarding the event will be published next week.

Top cut was determined by first adding in all undefeated teams and then filling out the remaining slots with the teams most representative of the various clans. (For example, if there are 5 undefeated teams in a BCF tournament, all of them would enter the top cut and 11 more teams would be brought in from the pool of players that best fill out the clan roster.) This is quite different from how top cut is determined at the unofficial Vanguard Championships and overseas, where the rest of top 16 would instead be made of the teams with the best scores, according to their tiebreakers.

The BCF series makes up Bushiroad's annual Spring-Summer national championship for the Japanese format. It is unconnected to the world championship series, which takes place in the fall.

Grade 0: 17
x1 Lizard Runner, Undeux (First Vanguard)
x4 Dragon Monk, Genjo (Heal Trigger)
x4 Wyvern Guard, Barri (Draw Trigger)
x4 Embodiment of Spear, Tahr (Critical Trigger)
x4 Demonic Dragon Berserker, Yakshasa (Critical Trigger)
Grade 1: 13
x4 Flame of Hope, Aermo
x4 Embodiment of Armor, Bahr
x4 Lizard Soldier, Raopia
x1 Dragon Monk, Gojo
Grade 2: 12
x4 Berserk Dragon
x4 Dragon Knight, Nehalem (Trial Deck version)
x4 Dragon Armored Knight (Trial Deck version)
Grade 3: 8
x4 Dragonic Waterfall
x4 Dragonic Overlord

Grade 0: 17
x1 Whiteness Rabbit (First Vanguard)
x4 Sphere Magus (Heal Trigger)
x4 Weather Forecaster, Miss Mist (Draw Trigger) (Sentinel)
x4 Psychic Bird (Critical Trigger)
x4 Oracle Guardian, Nike (Critical Trigger)
Grade 1: 12
x4 Circle Magus
x4 Farfalle Magus
x4 Luck Bird
Grade 2: 11
x3 Silent Tom
x4 Promise Daughter
x4 Goddess of Insight, Sotoorihime

Grade 3: 8
x4 Imperial Daughter
x4 CEO Amaterasu
x2 Victorious Deer

Grade 0: 17
x1 Glyme (First Vanguard)
x4 Yggdrasil Maiden, Elaine (Heal Trigger)
x4 Flash Shield, Iseult (Draw Trigger)
x4 Bringer of Good Luck, Epona (Critical Trigger)
x4 Flogal (Critical Trigger)
Grade 1: 13
x4 Little Sage, Marron
x4 Knight Squire, Allen
x4 Pongal
x1 Radical Knight, Anil
Grade 2: 11
x4 Blaster Blade
x4 High Dog Breeder, Akane
x4 Sage of the Arts, Jauron
Grade 3: 8
x4 King of Knights, Alfred
x4 Soul Saver Dragon