The YCS Rio 2022 took place at the end of August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the YCS is a Yu-Gi-Oh tournament, and the great champion was João Paulo Lima, who won the tournament with a deck full of magic and trap cards, and no monsters in his Main Deck.
If you’re like me, you’re a totally casual player and when you go to play you love to put some cool monsters in your deck, you might think “what do you mean with no monsters in the deck?”, yes, no monsters in the main deck, just magic and trap cards.
In addition to your main deck you can build an extra deck and an additional one, in these he added some monsters cards but his main deck didn’t have any.
According to João Paulo Lima, he did “his part” for the Mystic Mine card to be banned, “I hope I managed to ban Mine for you”, he said.
Ban Mystic Mine? But what this card does?
But what card is this?
The effect of this card is as follows:
If your opponent controls more monsters than you do, your opponent cannot activate monster effects or declare an attack. If you control more monsters than your opponent does, you cannot activate monster effects or declare an attack. Once per turn, during the End Phase, if both players control the same number of monsters: Destroy this card.
Watch a video of the deck he used below
Below is the video where he shows the two main decks he used to win the tournament and where he explains the effects of each card:
Seeing this and other videos of what Yu-Gi-Oh is like these days, it really gives me the impression that Konami needs to try to balance this game better. By the way, recently a certain card ended up being banned after years of banning.