Yu-Gi-Oh! Champion of the Lair – Brandon Hankal
Rogue decks are probably the best. Decks that take the format and turn it on its head just for a second. At the Hidden Lair locals, there are a ton of good decks that aren’t “Meta”. People may nay say otherwise, but fun original decks are what keeps locals more interesting than say a regional. A place where Blackwings, Madolches, Mermails and many other well known decks of the past come to rise again. Sunday the 19th of October one of the greats of the past made its way to the Finals table. Brandon Hankal piloted Lightsworn Rulers during this tournament and found his way to the finals table against previous Champion of the Lair, Chris Cheatham and his Satellarknights.
Game three, Brandon was being locked down by Cheatham’s Dimensional Fissure. Brandon attempted to destroy it by using Lumina’s effect to special summon Lyla from the grave. Cheatham responded with a Book of Moon to make sure her effect did not destroy fissure. Cheatham, on his turn, proceeded to bring out a full board of Satellarknights but Brandon had a trump card. A Needle Ceiling destroying all of the face up monsters but not his face down Lyla. Brandon then popped D Fissure on his turn and brought back on of his other banished Lightsworn monsters using Leviair. Cheatham was unable to come back from that clutch Needle Ceiling giving Brandon game three. Congratulations to Brandon Hankal for becoming a Champion of the Lair!