Before you ask, Dino Rabbit won YCS Lima, congratulations to Hector Delgado. But, that’s not what I wanted to talk about. What I wanted to talk about was:
During YCS Lima, 10 Duelists were given the designation as Bounty Hunters. They can be randomly selected or chosen (if they exhibit extraordinary Yugioh-ness). This designation enters them into a pretty cool system.
Each round, these special duelists get 4 packs added to their “Bounty Pile.” If they win their match, they will automatically be awarded 2 packs from that stash. But if they lose, their opponent will get EVERY PACK currently in their stash! SOO cool!
For the mentally indifferent, if you beat a Bounty Hunter on round 5, after they have gone 4-0, you will get 12 packs!
This is the first time I’ve seen a feature like this, let alone during a YCS. If it’s been done before, awesome! If not, it’s a great idea! All I’m saying is: more epic stuff like this.
I think they do this at every YCS. It kinda sucks though, cuz they only really choose like 2 people at random. The other 8 consist of players who are somewhat higher ranked in the competitive scene.
It makes sense that they be difficult to win, but it would also be a draw if it was random completely. I’m glad to hear it’s an option at other YCS events. It’s just a really cool little side thing.