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Los Angeles 2005 Shonen Jump TCG Championship Series Tournament
Metagame Staff

It’s over. After going against Kirk Leonhardt and then facing down Jonathan Navarro, the creator of Empty Jar, Paul Levitin played his way to victory against Angel Flores.

Taking Team Scoop’s incredible Return from the Different Dimension deck all the way, Paul Levitin brought home a top-of-the-line laptop and Des Volstgalph for the team. After placing in the Top 8 of all three recent Shonen Jump Championships, the fourth time was the charm—Levitin has finally claimed a Championship of his own.


With four consecutive Top 8s and one victory under his belt, Levitin is flat-out the most consistent player in the game. He and his teammates will be heading to San Mateo in three weeks to compete at Shonen Jump Championship San Francisco, and there’s no doubt that Levitin will be looking to claim back-to-back wins.


The weekend was an inspiring one overall with several original, tournament-worthy decks being presented. Though the tournament itself is over, there’s still plenty of catching up to do, and we’ll be bringing you more Day 1 articles as the day progresses. Want to know what the big tech of the weekend was? Want to see the fifty-card deck that narrowly missed Top 8? We’ll have all that and more right here at Metagame.com this afternoon, so keep checking back! 






Day Two
It all comes down to this: Team Scoop’s Paul Levitin—undefeated for the entire weekend—up against the local Angel Flores.
Both competitors were eager to begin and play started instantly at a lightning pace.
Kirk Leonhardt has come a long way in eleven months. The last time he was on Metagame.com was when he was featured at the last SJC Anaheim. At that point, the main reason he got a feature was the fact that he was part of a father-son team.
Day One
There’s always some fresh new single card tech at an event, and Shonen Jump Championship Los Angeles was no exception! Here are the top four pieces of tech we saw this weekend.
This was it: the bubble match. Whoever won here would have a chance at the Top 8, while the other would not. To make things more interesting, this matchup was between teammates.
Check out the Top 8 decklists here!
Keanson Ye took second at Shonen Jump Championship Los Angeles in April. Coming incredibly close to taking the win, he lost out to Erik Wu in the finals after a nigh-unstoppable Day 1 run.
Anthony Alvarado was the lone member of Team Overdose that made it to the event. He managed to get an affordable last-minute flight, and was actually staying an extra week here in California with various Comic Odyssey members. “I’m gonna spend a night at your house, Patrick. I’m not joking, pick a night.”
Everywhere you went on Saturday, everyone was talking about “that guy with the 50-card deck.” Kevin Hor charged up to me Saturday morning before the tournament even began, telling me I’d want to do a profile on his friend’s deck.
Jonathan Navarro was one of the pioneers of the Empty Jar deck-out strategy. Some maintain that he was the first to create the idea and drive it to success; he placed well with it at Shonen Jump Championship Los Angeles last April.
I was hoping that Chris Moosman would do well. With a 4-0 record, I could justify my personal curiosity and give Chris Moosman a feature match.
Jazer Celaya is 17 and hails from North Hollywood. He also has the most amazing name ever. “Jazer,” like “laser,” but with a “yay.” Seriously.
At Nationals 2005, Julia Hedberg and I were swarmed by teams looking for coverage. Good players tend to travel in packs, and when you assemble the nation’s best players all in one place, you end up with a ton of teams.
We’re only into Round 2 today, but already a number of promising decks have reared their heads. One of the first to stand out is being played by Level 3 Judge Simon Sangpukdee, who has recently returned to Yu-Gi-Oh! after a long hiatus to join Team Nexus.
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