2018 Yu-Gi-Oh! NAWCQ Recap – Beckett Pricing Insider


Following up last week’s article breaking down the UKWCQ, we turn our attention to the North American World Championship Qualifiers. At last tournament we saw a huge splash from Burning Abyss Cat. This time around, Sky Striker variants and Gouki dominated the field and took up almost the entire top 64.

Although the appearance of a deck that was designed to beat Sky Strikers appeared the week prior, many duelists found it hard to break away from the consistency that the Sky Striker engine provides. Of the top 64 decks, 41 included the Sky Striker engine. Another 23 decks ran pure Gouki variants or a combination of Gouki and Sky Strikers.

In the end, Gabriel Antonio Vargas came away the winner with a Trickstar Gouki build.

For now it seems like the Sky Striker engine will remain a staple for most top tier decks. Fortunately for players, Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage has come down in price nearly 25 percent since its release in late May.

So if you are looking to get this awesome engine, now may be a good time to do so.


Ian McDaries

Ian is the Gaming Market Analyst for Beckett Media and has been collecting Trading Card Games for 18 years, including Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, and Yu-Gi-Oh. A graduate from the University of North Texas, Ian joined Beckett in 2016 and is currently focused on collecting play sets of the first 11 Yu-Gi-Oh releases.

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