The Traditional Championship 2006 has just finished (it’s 9:20 pm here). I asked the Top 4 players about their impressions of the format in a short interview.
All of them dropped out of the main event after round 3, without a chance to reach the single-elimination rounds. Despite being completely unprepared for the unknown format, they were still able to beat all other players in the event. As expected, everybody was playing Chaos with Yata-Garasu and hand control elements. The players commented, “We used almost every forbidden card.”
Everyone agreed that it's great to get a second chance in a very special event after dropping out of the main event. Playing with forbidden cards turned out to be a blast, but no one was really looking forward to playing this format for a longer period of time. "Even if you're topdecking all the time, it's no fun after more than five rounds," commented the winner.
All the players recommended the format to other players. It's a welcome change to play with cards that you're not familiar with.
This year’s Traditional Championship turned out to be a huge success and proves that UDE's decision to support the Traditional format in tournaments was absolutely right.