Joshua Yang is one of most active players of the Singaporean community. As a matter of fact, he is such a dedicated player that he is 5th on Lifetime Planeswalker points in all of Asia Pacific. Aside from a Nationals Team appearance back in 2011, he has also a couple of 9th place finishes at previous Grand Prix. Today, he has finally broke through to the Top 8, but he finds himself facing his most dreaded matchup.
Yang sculpted his hand with a pair of Serum Visions before dropping a pair of Delver of Secrets. Kawasaki tried to kill it with Lightning Bolt, but Yang countered it with Disrupting Shoal (exiling Thought Scour) for the tempo play.
Joshua Yang tries to beat the attrition.
Joshua Yang 0 – Keita Kawasaki 1
Kawasaki forced Yang to lose Mana Leak using Inquisition of Kozilek, but quickly faced pressure from Delver of Secrets and Tarmogoyf. Thought Scour grew it into a 5/6, thanks to it milling Blood Moon in the process.
Keita Kawasaki attempts to kill everything in sight.
Yang: What a terrible match up, I just don't think I beat that attrition.
Joshua Yang 0 – Keita Kawasaki 2
Keita Kawasaki defeats Joshua Yang and advances to the semifinals.