Hi guys! Finally got the photos mostly uploaded and ready to do up my post, so here goes, click on!
Got my additional shiny pass so that I could head around to take photos of the stuff early~
The other side view of the 'pillars' featuring the 4 main characters. Pretty cool, but they should have placed them in an area without the obstructions. Pretty hard to get a good photo of all 4 of them together without being lopsided.
Feature match video testing, we're ready to roll people!! Though half thought they could just stream the first day matches anyway. I mean, since they were doing the video-ing, im sure streaming it up wouldnt be that much additional work?
Personal thoughts: Instead of making the new prize cards as playmats (Not that they aren't nice), but I think i would appreciate a mat out of these banners infinitely more, anyone agrees?
And heading back to the tournament area, they just gave out the sleeves for the players to use and sleeve in! Erm, not exactly exciting sleeves though since its the stuff TCG players can get from stores. Actually not very sure why didnt they just give the sleeves out the night before and instruct players to sleeve the cards earlier. Instead making everyone wait in the same room for instructions and sleeve their decks and risk letting everyone walking around see your deck? Not very cool IMO
Interesting note was how the judges handled shuffling and deck searching today, since there were that many players playing Prophecy and Spellbooks. This is the shuffling method that was announced
After every search:
And here are the top 8 participants! (Well, not exactly apparently according to the results on Konami's site, cause there was a discrepancy of the scores apparently. 8 and 9th place got switched, and the previous 8th, now 9th place guy will be pretty sad...
Finally, a quick sharing of some of the cards i got signed by Dan and Erica during the day today :)
And... For anyone who was following the live updates on Y.E.S (http://www.facebook.com/YuGiOhEditionSingapore), you might have noticed the event page getting killed off and a new one placed up. This was quite the demoralizing part of the day personally. Shan't explain too much since the reason was that a few of the photos were not appropriate to be placed up, but debating to the appropriateness aside for some of the photos brought up, think that I could have been just asked to delete those photos instead of having to kill off the event coverage totally. Sigh, so much for 2+ days of posting and stuff. Anyway agreed to it since I didnt want to cause trouble for the guys who brought me to the event, and i was seriously busy running around translating stuff for the judges since the main event was just about to begin, but yeah...
Oh well, just putting up that para so that those of you who were following the page coverage knows abit more of what happened. Didnt really want to explain it much there since the page will probably be under KDE scrutiny for the next 2 days.
Anyway, once again, im blogging past my sleep time lol, and im totally heading off to bed. Have to be at the event hall bright and early tomorrow since a few of my Asia players made top 8 and I need to be ready to help translate. Thats all for today and keep a lookout for tomorrow's end of event post!
(Seriously, i keep nodding off as i do up this post)