Oiso won the dice roll with a single dice - which is quite easy when your opponent rolls snake eyes - and came out with turn one Birds of Paradise, turn two Wall of Blossoms, turn three Raven Familiar. They both seemed keen on ignoring each other on this first game, each in its own little world, racing to set up the respective combo as fast as humanly possible.
Masashi found and used Cabal Therapy to destroy Morita's hand and they did something quite akward for their decks: use the combat phase. They traded pecks for a couple of turns and again Oiso found a way to up the ante. He dropped
Judge: "How much did you gain?"
Masahiko: "Thirty Million."
Unsurprisingly, it wasn't enough. Oiso had Harpy and Familiar on the table. He untapped, flashed Morita a card (Aluren) and his friend scooped instead of making Masahi go through the motions of hunting for his combo and using
Morita busted out a turn one Aether Vial to start the second game, followed by Meddling Mage naming
In no time Masahiko Morita started pouring out his combo, piece by piece. A second Meddling Mage (naming Aluren) came in to further mess up Oiso's battle plan, in response to Cabal Therapy. Masashi was now in big trouble. His Therapy whiffed on the first try but got Morita's last card on the second try: Living Wish.
To climb back into the game, Oiso used Bone Shredder to blow up the Pikula locking out Deed, played
They had to do this carefully because every time they passed the turn might spell their own doom. Morita found another Meddling Mage and named Aluren, since another
Finally, Oiso stopped drawing land. He found Eternal Witness which gave him Brainstorm, which gave him
He scooped as soon he saw it, with a smile.