BeyLeague 3 – Sabotage!

Format
Swap deck with opponent before each round
– No Long LR Beylaunchers
– Standard WBBA 3on3 deck rules
– Swiss format playoffs
– Maximum Garuda banned

Challonge
https://challonge.com/beyleague3

Write-Up
This time, we competed in the most novel format ever. Instead of making “good” combos, we entice players to form the worst possible ones they can think of. This works because players are forced to use their opponent’s decks each round. This format is interesting in many ways.

First, it forced us to explore parts we usually don’t even look at. We usually test parts to determine if they outclass another commonly used parts, and not give it a second thought once we determine its bad. This made some players also think about anti-LAD; forming left-spin combos that are so horrible at LAD, that anything thrown would easily outLAD it.

Secondly, it forced players to adapt quickly to their opponent’s decks. Lots of attack drivers were being used, like Variable, Xtreme, and Hold. This was because those drivers have terrible stamina and would easily get outspun when used by the opponents. Players had to think if an aggressive launch to utilize the attack driver was worth it – whether their beys were tighter than the opponent’s, and determine if there was a significant possibility of self-bursts.

Thirdly, it was a burst galore. There was at least a burst in every single round played that day, which is a refreshing experience compared to standard formats where bursts are rarely seen due to the prevalence of tight teeth and opponent-spin in meta combos.

It is worth noting that every single deck in the top 4 had a Bearing. Its burst resistance is so weak, that it was a pain point for every opponent that was forced to use it – launch hard and it’ll burst, launch softly and it’ll get outspun (if it doesn’t burst). This dichotomy is something to think about – the part is simultaneously both the most OP and weakest driver in the game.

Overall other than Bearing, combos used were extremely diverse. It is regretful that some players who started later only have God layers and above, which caused them to suffer a huge disadvantage. It was still fun for most, if not all of us!

Winning Combos

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Top 4 Playoffs

Semis 1
Rebekah – W2.Q.Br, P2.T.I, A2.I.V
Shane – A.W.Tw, W2.11.L, S.S.Br

Semis 2
Baron – A2.J.Ev, R2.O.H, S2.I.Br
Joe – S2.L.Br, G3.I.Wd, U2.T.Fr

Third Place Playoffs
Shane – A.W.Tw, W2.11.L, S.S.Br
Joe – S2.L.Br, G3.I.Wd, U2.T.Fr

Finals
Baron – A2.J.Ev, R2.O.H, S2.I.Br
Rebekah – W2.Q.Br, P2.T.I, A2.I.V

BeyLeague 2 – Classic Clash

Format
– Single & Dual Layers Only
– Right spin ONLY!
– Max 1 Dash Driver per deck
– No Long LR Beylaunchers
– Standard WBBA 3on3 deck rules
– Swiss format playoffs
– Bans on O1, D1, D2

Challonge
https://challonge.com/beyleague2

Write-Up
We revisit the past with a single/dual layer only tournament. This tournament saw 21 bladers, with everyone trying to figure out the new metagame. Decklist of all players can be found in the challonge link.

With the introduction of heavy disks and dash drivers, the metagame saw a huge turn in favor of attack types. Bladers were forced to incorporate defence strategies in their deckbuilding, to prevent themselves from bursting against the rampant attack combos. What once dominated the dual-layer WBBA meta in the form of Kaiser Kerbeus (K2) saw little success as beys using Dash drivers were bursting it consistently. A big reason why attack dominated so hard, was because this was right-spin-only. Going attack in right-spin meant high chances of bursting your opponent, especially with the help of the heavy disks impacting the light layers. Gigant Gaia (G2) was a fortress, able to withstand attacks from rubber attackers, even forcing them to self-burst at times.

There were many Victory Valkyrie (V2) being played on attack, using Xtreme’ and Quick’. Kaiser Kebeus (K2) also saw quite a bit of play. Plastic remakes were also popular, in the form of DranzerS, DracielS, DrigerS, and Wolborg. Many bladers had not realized the power of Wolborg and DrigerF, hence they did not dominate decklists like I expected them to.

The S.Bl.Qc’ in my deck was a beast – with a good launch, it could burst nearly every other combos that weren’t on a dash driver, with the exception of G2. The DR(F).St.O combo was the bey that sealed the match with an easy outspin, and was able to resist attackers like G2 did. WB.00P.Fr was decent, winning quite a few stamina matchups, but scraped often against attack combos.

Winning Combos

Top 4 Playoffs

Semis 1
Baron S.Bl.Qc’ , DR(F).St.O , WB.00P.Fr
James G2.St.O , V2.Bl.Pw , X.00D.A’

Semis 2
Joey DC(S).10E.Et , V2.7D.X’ , K2.0B.At
Max K2.10P.At , V2.00B.X’ , A.Ω.Xt+

Third Place Playoff
Joey DC(S).10E.Et , V2.7D.X’ , K2.0B.At
James G2.St.O , V2.Bl.Pw , X.00D.A’

Finals
Baron S.Bl.Qc’ , DR(F).St.O , WB.00P.Fr
Max K2.10P.At , V2.00B.X’ , A.Ω.Xt+

 

BeyLeague 1 – Right-Spin Only

Format
– (!) Right spin ONLY!
– Max 1 Level Chip per deck
– All releases up to Random Booster Vol 15
– Standard WBBA 3on3 deck rules
– Swiss format if more than 16 players

Challonge
https://challonge.com/burstparty1

Write-Up
This was the first tournament for the BeyLeague, and was attended by 23 bladers. The format was incredibly fun, as the right-spin only clause vastly increased the viability of attack types. As such, we saw multiple attack types in the form of ChoZ Achilles, Winning Valkyrie, ChoZ Valkyrie, and Dead Hades.

As expected, quite a number of people ran Archer Hercules and Perfect Phoenix. These layers had a good mix of burst resistance and stamina, and were able to withstand most attacks. Attack types saw quite a bit of success in bursting them at times, and also winning via KO. Some players ran mixed combos like ChoA on Orbit, and Dead Hades on Destroy’ – these saw pretty good results, being able to outspin rubber attackers, yet have a decent chance of winning dedicated stamina/defence combos by KO or tilting them into an outspin.

Winning Combos

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Top 4 Playoffs

Semis 1
Jayden ChoA.00B.At pP.0G.R Sr.10C.Fr
Jian Hong oE.0C.At dH.10M.Ds’ aH.Ω.Et


Semis 2

Baron ChoA.Bl.X’ ChoV.00P.Z’ aH.St.O
Kai Xuan ChoA.00G.X’ pP.0B.X’ aH.10.Qc’



Third Place Playoff
Baron ChoA.Bl.X’ ChoV.00P.Z’ aH.St.O
Jayden ChoA.00B.At pP.0G.R Sr.10C.Fr



Finals
Kai Xuan ChoA.00G.X’ pP.0B.X’ aH.10.Qc’
Jian Hong oE.0C.At dH.10M.Ds’ aH.Ω.Et