Carlo Perez had a tough set of challenges set before him today. First, he had to compete against his Kamikaze Krew teammate, Miguel Albarran, in a quarterfinals mirror match. As if a mind-bending Diamond Dude Turbo mirror wasn’t enough, knocking your teammate out of the tournament is never easy either.
From there, he had to take on returning Shonen Jump Champion Andrew Fredella in the semifinals, but neither game went past eight turns, and the entire thing was over in under 20 minutes. Perez scored a 2-0 victory over a three-time Top 8 competitor.
Finally, he faced off in yet another Diamond Dude mirror match, this time against Marc Glass. Glass was making a return appearance after his Top 8 placement in Orlando just one month ago, but Perez was in no way intimidated. Winning the roll for game 1, he opened the match by playing nothing at all, and still managed to 2-0 his opponent.
With six unique decks making Day 2 here this weekend, one can’t help but wonder what the next format may have in store. You can find out less than one week from today, when SJC action arrives in Houston, Texas.
Our congratulations go out to all the competitors in Shonen Jump Championship St. Louis, and a special congrats for your newest SJC champ, Carlo Perez!