Pro Tour Kaladesh Finals: Shota Yasooka vs. Carlos Romao


Two of the game's best battling a control mirror for the title of Pro Tour Kaladesh. What more could you want? Shota Yasooka, the Japanese Hall of Fame Pro has deftly piloted a Grixis Control list of his own design through a field of nearly 500. Carlos Romao, fresh off a Grand Prix victory, tries to go back-to-back. His Jeskai Control deck wasn't something anyone saw coming, but it has proven a powerful tool.



ITS YA BOI
looked away for like 10 mins and suddenly they had 20 lands each in play
Fujiclodo
Control vs Control. The ultimate test of who is more controllier.
Kenny Powers
Shota makes 1 mistake the whole pro tour and I guess that means she should be stripped his pro tour title. Shota is my favorite player and never intentionally cheats or cheats at all. It was a simple mistake that the judges or Carlos should have caught. But taking someone's title because the judge didn't see something that was accidental is blasphemous.
AlexStrife89
Look at Yasooka and his plethora of Guru Island's and Swamp's. Big spender, he is.
MykexMP
32:45 Untaped fastland with 4 lands ...mmmm.
Daniel Detloff
My favorite pro tour finale in a long time.
Gabriel Vielma
Shota Yasooka is such a boss :3
Justin Harvey
Even if Shota was given a loss for that incorrect play with fast land....he still would've won this series. He is clearly the better control player and won almost ALL the stack wars in all games. Carlos misplayed a card in this tournament as well, you know....He accidentally picked up 4 cards after playing an Anticipate (allows you to look at top THREE cards). Stupid haters.
astheravencrows
37:15 marshall: and that means that dovin baan is gonna die lsv: hit the Dovin Bin there jesus lsv you are just too much
Haannibal777
Tremendous! Shota won Bigly!
Juan Monsalve
32:45
Shane Davis
What is the point of the judge watching? Shota plays a land untapped when it shouldn't be then uses it to cast spells, results in a game warning after the match. Shota goes to untap 2 lands while Dovin Baan ult is up and the judge is like "Whoa there son, you can only untap 2 permanents....oh that's what you're doing? okay then" Carlos goes into the next turn with a fumarole up because of the archangel trigger and the judge is like "Whoa there son, why is that fumarole alive? oh because of the avacyn trigger? I would know that if I was actually watching the game? I'm only half paying attention here, be more interesting" How come this guy is noticing all these things that aren't happening and missing things that are?
Jacob West
Did Luis and Marshall co-ordinate their haircuts deliberately?
booster 98
ironic when before the pro tour started they out right said control would be small and do little yet its won the tour lol
wraith
How come 6 people are standing right next to them and 2 people are commentating and NOONE SEES THE UNTAPPED CANAL. I don't know if he did it on purpose or not, but I do know there are several people whose only job is to make sure that the rules are complied with and several other people whose job involves watching what's going on. IS EVRYONE BLIND? This shit just keeps happening in top level Magic. How is it even possible? It took me about 0.1 secs to realise it and I don't consider myself a very focused observator. Also, how does Romao not see it...? Just to be clear, I'm not a Yasooka hater, in fact I was cheering for him. I'm just a hater of incompetent judges.
Shpeal Hearthstone
wooooooo shota
Autodidactus Plays JRPGs
All the Yasooka haters crying about an honest mistake at 32:45.
José Barboza
nice metapods battle here...
Darren Dizon
i loved the man dressed as a thopter at the end
G Manu
i don't play blue but i love watching this control vs control match up. awesome!
dumbjackass3
Game one, I would have Animated the land instead of playing summary dismissal, traded or bounced lands, and glared the second land because I can keep plussing Dovin on the gearhulk.
GToul13
Congratulations Shotah playah! You surely deserved the title!
Arghore
Pfff... nice matches and for control really intense (also tnx to the nice commentating btw.) ... Congrats to both players, and obviously Shota in particular as the winner... ps. also tnx for putting this up on youtube, really nice to view this in hind side and enjoy the magic.
Gabriel Vianna
Valeu Carlos, boa partida. (y)
Spiffinn
To all the people hating on Yasooka for the untapped fastland, even if it did win him that game (which it might not have), he probably would have won the match even if he had lost that game.
vonBelfry
Y'know, Luis Scott-Vargas is an adorable little turd, isn't he? :3c
Atipong Pathanasethpong
Best moment of PTKLD finals: Dovin Bin
VsnGames
likeeee caraka as batalhas estao serradas
Mephisto Gazelle
Absolutely phenomenal.
Jakub Widera
51:19 Yasooka fortgot to flip the dice to 2 after Void Shatter.
Rick Singleterry
question, i haven't played since dragons. What are the counters off to the left of each player?
Ding Gaming
5 damage to gear hulk when it got 6 life another legit move come on people
Lifeispain99
Great to see Romao back, one of the all time control greats, and Shota is one of my favorite pros in general. Finally something that doesn't feel like the Siege Rhino, Collected Company and Gideon induced hell of the last few years.
Arnau Vizcarra Miserachs
YOOOOOOO THOSE GURU LANDS FFS I WANT THEM ALL TT
Ryan S
YEEES GRIXIS 4 LYFE!
Huijae An
48:42 this is the reason why I love shota yasooka. He is on the 'different' level. It's proven that he's the best CONTROL player in the world.
SwikeOne
7:58 LSV with the sneaky GURU pun
amazingwave
I hate Brian David-Marshall's voice, it's so grating.
TNTColonel
Draw-Go is back, boyz!
Darth Snake
i have good cards bot those those are AMAZING
earthgasher3074
My favorite grand finals
MetalMeLike
Two control decks in the finals. Riveting
Slash Slash
Corbin Hosler looking great
SuperMassiveBongHits
could someone maybe explain what the guy on the laptop is doing
Marc Western
have to say, this was one of my favorite PT finals that I've watched. I actually enjoy Control mirrors, and this one is a treat to watch
hyma ze
And then Shota got bullied, what a PT.
Heinricht Breitbauer
pretty lame trubute from wizards at the end
steven Claessen
Did they actually drop him at the end?
moe
This one is a classic Legendary Japanese player vs Legendary South American player in a control mirror
Zeecarver
my man got the prayer beads going on
Carlos Spencer
Seeing all the Japanese pros run up to congratulate Shouta was awesome to see, so glad he won this one and it was so nice to revisit this awesome finals match. Congrats to shouta and great job Japan!
SuperOver Lord
top notch editing at the end.
Jericho Montemayor
what's with the beads? i like tho :-)
TarolinSchofield
nice control match nice to see
Darth Snake
those wore the strongest cards i have ever seen
BenMYu
That one mountain bothers me
Drecon84
What an insane match. Great Magic.
Dudson Manlord
Generic Comment
Scott R
huh there was a lot of cheating by yasooka That's interesting...
Ding Gaming
lol shota cheated game 1 bad bad
Dolpo Obniala
Yakoosa
Patrick Hearne
control vs control is sooooo boring
37jakomo37
why do they wear those necklaces?
Ciprian Oltean
Shota 4 President
Shannon Dodson
first
11gingin
those pants though
Kharn the Betrayer
Wait avacyn had indestructible right
Tj Demigod
Counter magic is the baan of my existance.
alex boyajian
I love shouta
Finn
why did shota yasooka draw two cards at around 3:00
Matke
32:45 lol fast land untapped with 3 other lands... JUDGE
GG4NT1C
masterly win from Shota!
Lively Tumor
I'm vegan
damm flair
shota is a cheater... ban for life
Alex Hillier
Cheaty Yasooka!!!!!!!!!!!
加藤みずっち
Hi there lady judge, I wonder what is your name~
TheKaneECO
Omg.... NOTHING IS HAPPENING!!!!!!!
Alcohol Shorts
I had shota and woo since day 1, and shota came out with the that grixis
Frekazoid
1:15 :D
Brantly Medders
Anyone know the significance of the beaded necklaces they are both wearing?
Chillin' Like a Villain
What are those necklaces
Trent Hanson
Don't want to accuse anyone but I saw fastlands enter untapped when they were supposed to be tapped from Shota and Carlos put a lot of cards in the wrong place (exile/graveyard).
Alex barnes
The classic throughout all of history, Black vs White
CNSproductions14
who is the sexy lass with the ipad?"
majidh10000
magic is back
MrTanno123
I wonder if elder deep fiend would have good synergy with these two control deck?
7mean7bunny7
Can any control players here give me an idea why Shota went with splashing red instead of white for his deck? Was Unliscensed Disintegration and Radiant Flames the sole reasons?
Eliezer Arza
round 2, fastland untaped when shota have 4 lands, and play glimmer of genius? WTF RITO PLZ
Gregor Miller
Does Shota play with English/American style cards?
Alex Flores
Im curious why did the harnessed lightning kill the Avacyn at 11:55? Isnt Avacyn indestructible?
drillmachine7
are they playing magic or showing their deck lands?
Planeswalker999
Why is it a mountain of shame? Because it isn`t a guru land as nd he`s a contol guru?
Sergio Explora
32:44 3 lands in game and a fastland untapped? cheat for cast a glimmer of genius? Mr. Yasooka, you are a cheater!
fuck youtube
so to anyone crying about shoota making that land play. the actual dci penalty in a pt is for a warning. not a game loss. not stripping him of his title. by all accounts shoota is an honest player. it was likely a mistake. they cant prove otherwise anyways. so game play error - game rule violation. and in response to the chapin thing his penalty for failure to reveal is actually a game loss. I don't think he should have got the loss since it was literally the only card in his hand that could have been revealed his opponent knew all the other cards in his hand from the courser of kruphix I believe and it was still the top card that was most likely going to get played in that same turn but rules are rules as most of the criers are saying. so rules are rules. shoota should have received a warning. which he did. according to the rules.
Quase Campeão
32:40 FAST LAND?!!?!?!?!?!?!!!!?!?
Austin Pennington
Part of his gameplan was to just let card draw spells resolve. Pro level player letting someone playing control gain card advantage WHILE PLAYING CONTROL HIMSELF! card advantage is the only way control works. He relied to much on Shota decking that he just let him get everything he needs to win this.
inaki ken
32:46 how the fast land come into play untapped?
SilentHouseStudios
What's up with Shota's mountains? All the other basics are gurus.
Ash Zciwobuz
YAY time to find what I have to play around with all the netdeckers on the field
Tha3l
Where was the point where there were counterspells countered back and forth?