RHacker93’s Meet the Grandmasters

We have something a little different for you today. RHacker93 has compiled short interviews with most of the game’s Grandmasters, including himself. (Seems legit.) If you’ve ever wondered who the top players of Duelyst really are, look no further! 


Yukarin

Nationality? Japan

Occupation? Engineer, Evaluating durability of products by using FEM.

What was your first competitive card/strategy game? Magic

How long have you been playing Duelyst? About 2 years.

Favorite card? Gravity Well

Favorite general? Cassyva and Kara

Favorite deck that you’ve ever played? Control Cassyva

 

UnoPro

Nationality? Australian

Age? 20

Occupation? Teacher’s Assistant

What was your first competitive card/strategy game? Duel of Champions

How long have you been playing Duelyst? Over a year.

Favorite card? Juxtaposition

Favorite general? Reva

Favorite deck that you’ve ever played? Backstab Mask of Shadows pre bloodborn spells

 

Zayne

Nationality? Russian. Live in Moscow

Age? 24

Occupation? Tried myself as a tutor in physics and mathematics. Currently unemployed and trying to stream full-time.

What was your first competitive card/strategy game? MTG

How long have you been playing Duelyst? About 17 months (recently quit due to overwhelming frustration)

Favorite card? Meltdown 2/5 Kelaino, Scintilla

Favorite general? Zir’an

Favorite deck that you’ve ever played? Heavy Zir’an, Winter’s Wake Kara

 

Humans

Nationality? Australian

Age? 31

Occupation? Engineering Student / Shelf Stacker

What was your first competitive card/strategy game? MTG

How long have you been playing Duelyst? Just over a year

Favorite card? Hearth Sister

Favorite general? Faie

Favorite deck that you’ve ever played? My DWC Qualifier and Open ‘Control (midrange) Faie’ in November

 

KolosTheDragon

Nationality? Chinese American permanent resident, no citizenship yet

Age? 22

Occupation? Final year comp eng student

What was your first competitive card/strategy game? Diamond one League of Legends

How long have you been playing Duelyst? One and a half years.

Favorite card? Dancing Blade

Favorite general? Cassyva

Favorite deck that you’ve ever played? Combo mag

 

Rmoriar1

Nationality? American

Age? 27

Occupation? Graduate Student

What was your first competitive card/strategy game? Poker

How long have you been playing Duelyst? 15 months

Favorite card? Nether Summoning

Favorite general? Reva

Favorite deck that you’ve ever played? SpellHai

 

AlphaCentury

Nationality? I’m Canadian

Age? 19

Occupation? Student in Math/Physics

What was your first competitive card/strategy game? Duelyst is the only game I’ve been competitive in

How long have you been playing Duelyst? Since ~February last year (blast 3rd wish)

Favorite card? Has to be Skywing. As soon as they print a good flying minion I’ll show you all how busted it is!

Favorite general? Zir’an

Favorite deck that you’ve ever played? Onyx Jaguar Kaleos!

 

Zaowi

Nationality? British

Age? 26

Occupation? Medical Record Assistant

What was your first competitive card/strategy game? Pokemon tcg

How long have you been playing Duelyst? Since October 2015 I think

Favorite card? Grandmaster Zir

Favorite general? Lyonar and Magmar

Favorite deck that you’ve ever played? I liked the Godhammer/Nature’s Confluence deck that was pretty fun.

 

Ferocca

Nationality? Dutch/The Netherlands

Age? 23

Occupation? Trader/Writer

What was your first competitive card/strategy game? First strategy game was probably Age of Empires (1)

How long have you been playing Duelyst? 2 years

Favorite card? Juxtaposition

Favorite general? Kaleos

Favorite deck that you’ve ever played? Celerity Lantern Fox Songhai

 

TM87

Nationality? Canadian

Age? 19

Occupation? Unemployed currently

What was your first competitive card/strategy game? Duelyst

How long have you been playing Duelyst? 26 Months

Favorite card? Aegis Barrier

Favorite general? Cassyva

Favorite deck that you’ve ever played? Preshimzar Shadow Creep

 

Briguy77

Nationality? US

Age? 20

Occupation? Student

What was your first competitive card/strategy game? Duelyst was my first card game, though I’ve been a board and video gamer my whole life.

How long have you been playing Duelyst? Since February 2016

Favorite card? Gravity Well – I really like the positioning of it and its versatility.

Favorite general? Faie has always been my favorite, though in the current meta it is probably Reva (she’s always been a close second – I really like the combo potential of Songhai)

Favorite deck that you’ve ever played? Wall Faie in May/June 2016 was really fun for me! I also really like Minmaxer’s Reva deck in December/January.

 

Dragall

Nationality? Canadian

Age? 25

Occupation? Student/Personal Trainer

What was your first competitive card/strategy game? MTG

How long have you been playing Duelyst? 14 Months

Favorite card? Bonereaper

Favorite general? Cassyva

Favorite deck that you’ve ever played? Control Reva

 

RHacker93

Nationality? American

Age? 23

Occupation? Game Programmer

What was your first competitive card/strategy game? Magic the Gathering

How long have you been playing Duelyst? Around a year and a half.

Favorite card? Ironcliffe Guardian

Favorite general? Argeon

Favorite deck that you’ve ever played? Divine Bond Lyonar

 

Munkbusiness

Nationality? Danish (Denmark)

Age? 26

Occupation? Writing masters thesis

What was your first competitive card/strategy game? Yu-Gi-Oh!

How long have you been playing Duelyst? Since some months before two draw disappeared

Competitive: Since a bit before DPL 2

Favorite card? Fractal Replication

Favorite general? Vaath / Argeon / Lilithe / Cassyva

Favorite deck that you’ve ever played? Fractal Midrange Vaath

Adam Thomas
Adam makes videos of himself playing Duelyst, Magic: the Gathering, and whatever else he decides to put together in the future!

He's on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/apocalyptic_squirrel, currently streaming every Monday at around 8:30pm GMT onwards!
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Adam makes videos of himself playing Duelyst, Magic: the Gathering, and whatever else he decides to put together in the future! He's on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/apocalyptic_squirrel, currently streaming every Monday at around 8:30pm GMT onwards!

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