Kw-logo-smaller

Steven Allen Arias Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Game National Champion Interview (Pg2)

The Yu-Gi-Oh! National Championship Tournament went down on June 26, 2004 at the Origins game convention in Columbus, Ohio. 230 Yu-Gi-Oh! duelists battled it out to see who would represent North America at the World Championships on July 25 in Anaheim, California. When the dust settled, four Yu-Gi-Oh! duel masters stood above the rest and Kidzworld has an interview with 15 year-old Yu-Gi-Oh! champion Steven Allen Arias!

Gary: What kind of deck do you use to duel?
Steven: I play a Chaos/Control deck. I use a lot of speed, control to destroy my opponent's hand of cards and the Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End card.

Gary: What do you think about the Magic Scientist one-turn-win deck? Would you ever use one in a tournament?
Steven: It's not reliable. You can win with three cards on your first turn, but there's only about a one-in-three chance of drawing a good hand. It's too costly and I wouldn't play one.

Gary: What are your fave Yu-Gi-Oh! expansion sets and why?
Steven: To me the best sets were Magic Ruler and Labyrinth of Nightmare. Both of them had speed, which is what the game is all about, and Magic Ruler was also good for hand-destruction. The new Ancient Sanctuary isn't my style of play, there are only a few cards that can be used in a great way.

Gary: As an expert, what would you like to see in a Yu-Gi-Oh! expansion set?
Steven: Well, something that could help in an upcoming set is more speed, because that's how the game is played.

Gary: So, what are you doing while you wait for the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championships?
Steven: Right now I'm watching my deck, making sure it plays as well as it can. I'm studying on the internet for all the Japanese sets that we don't have, running combos to get my mind set for all the combos I'll have to deal with at the World Championships.

Gary: Final question - what do you do when you aren't playing Yu-Gi-Oh?
Steven: Sports, lots of sports, lots of basketball. I love basketball, never liked the Lakers though, I like the Dallas Mavericks. I used to play a lot of sports, then about two years ago I started playing Yu-Gi-Oh! and now I play it too.

Related Stories:

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Evolution Starter Decks!
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Pegasus and Joey Starter Decks
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Metal Raiders
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game: God Cards
  • Get all the Game News on Tournaments, Yu-Gi-Oh! and More!
  • 2 Comments

    latest videos

    F1061238915781

    Your Yu-Gi-Oh! Deck Strategy?

    • I'm all about stomping my opponent with big creatures.
    • My Yu-Gi-Oh! deck controls the game so I'll win.
    • I totally dig wacky deck strategies that nobody expects.
    • Who cares? I play to have fun with my friends.

    related stories

    Games in the forums

    Laiis
    Laiis posted in Board Games:
    Thats beutiul! I wish everyone belived that Jesus died for all of us! I dont know about you but knowing that someone would let someone KILL them just for our happiness, I think we should love him too. :punk
    reply 26 minutes
    catosee
    catosee posted in Board Games:
    Blue and black
    reply 32 minutes
    bocafly
    bocafly posted in Board Games:
    White and gold or blue and black?
    reply 35 minutes
    catosee
    catosee posted in Board Games:
    Vampire knight
    reply 36 minutes
    catosee
    catosee posted in Board Games:
    Yes it was not fun
    reply 37 minutes

    play online games