European Challenge Cup Results

After two long days of play with over 200 Masters players, the first premier event with Next Destinies has finished. Let’s take a look at the results!

In the Top 8 matches, here were the results.

1) Stian Nilsson (Thundurus/Zekrom EX/Terrakion/Mewtwo/Eelektrik) vs. 25) Jouni Lehtinen (Zekrom/Mewtwo/Eelektrik)
2) Tom Hall (Zekrom/Eelektrik) vs. 23) Benjamin Behrens (Thundurus/Zekrom EX/Terrakion/Mewtwo/Eelektrik)
11) Pablo Meza (Zekrom/Mewtwo/Eelektrik) vs. 30) Tord Reklev (Magnezone/Mewtwo/Eelektrik)
12) David Booij (Celebi/Mewtwo/Tornadus) vs. 20) Mees Brenninkmeijer (Mew/Chandelure/Crobat/Jumpluff/Yanmega/Terrakion)

Congratulations to all the Top 8 players on an incredible run! It looks like Eelektrik is the star of this tournament. What deck will come out on top? Let’s find out in the Top 4 matches.

12) David Booij (Celebi/Mewtwo/Tornadus) vs. 25) Jouni Lehtinen (Zekrom/Mewtwo/Eelektrik)
23) Benjamin Behrens (Zekrom/Terrakion/Mewtwo/Eelektrik) vs. 30) Tord Reklev (Magnezone/Eelektrik)

So now we are down to two players and two decks! The Netherlands’ own David Booij will pilot his Celebi/Mewtwo/Tornadus deck against Norway’s Benjamin Behrens to see who wins the 2012 European Challenge Cup! Who will emerge victorious?

12) David Booij (Celebi/Mewtwo/Tornadus) vs. 23) Benjamin Behrens (Zekrom/Terrakion/Mewtwo/Eelektrik)

Congratulations to David Booij for winning the Masters Division with Celebi/Mewtwo/Tornadus! Also congratulations to Benjamin for a second place finish! We had some interesting results at this tournament, and it seems like Next Destinies really made an impact on the format here at the 2012 European Challenge Cup.

We will attempt to fill in more details as we gain more information. Thanks to Robin Schulz, Ross Gilbert, and Marek Rehacek for the updates!


37 responses to “European Challenge Cup Results”

  1. Squeaky Marking

    I heard that David didn’t play Terrakion

    1. Guest

      He posted his list and no he didn’t play Terrakion.

  2. Squeaky Marking

    I heard that David didn’t play Terrakion

  3. Icrux

    CMT seems to be the quicker deck.

  4. Jando

    Looks like everything we expected. Celebi/basics and Eel/basics taking over the format. Gonna make the game sooo sickkk HAH

  5. Lee

    Thanks for this!

  6. Raen

    Terrakion wasn’t in the winning deck, according to most reports I’m hearing.

    And I’m not entirely sure what to make of the results. It was basically what I expected: Zekrom/Eel is BDIF, or at least most played, with lots of CMT, Thunderdome, and Durant.

    Zebstrika was a little surprising, but I can see how it was relevant, and I have always found it interesting.

    My greatest surprise was that CMT did well, though. I have never really loved the deck. It’s not bad, but it focuses way, way too much on Mewtwo, so I’m kind of baffled that it won. It just seems like it’d have such a bad late game against someone who sets up. It feels like the new ZPST to me, I guess.

  7. Anonymous

    Looks like I lost to the winner r2 :)

    David’s deck did not seem to have anything highly unusual, just a very consistent list.

  8. Fibs

    David didn’t play Terrakion, just 3-4 Mewtwo ex, 3-4 Celebis, 4 Tornadus and 1 Shaymin UL

  9. Anonymous

    Hey Guys,
    I’m David, the guy who won 😛

    It’s truth I didn’t play Terrakion.
    I just played a real consistent list. 4 Celebi, 4 Tornadus, 2 Mewtwo EX, 1 Shaymin (UL)
    I’ll write a report tomorrow and post the whole list then. I prefer to go to bed now, sooooo tired

    Oh and how do you guys like the name EXTC, like we got Coke before, now we have EXTC ^^

    1. Kyle Sucevich

      Thank you for clarifying and congratulations!

    2. guest

      whats ur list

      1. Anonymous

        4 Celibi
        4 Tornadus
        2 Mewtwo
        1 Shaymin

        4 Juniper
        4 PONT
        4 N
        3 Gear
        4 Catcher
        4 Junk Arm
        4 Dual Ball
        3 Skyarrow
        2 Switch (I third one is preferred)
        2 Eviolite
        2 PlusPower

        4 DCE
        9 Grass

        1. Guest

          I’d really like to know how this deck got through a bunch of electric decks, especially the zekrom/eels matchup. Zekrom could literally just attach energies manually and pose a huge threat without even the need to bench tynamos/eelektrik (which I’m sure were just free prizes for your deck).

          1. Anonymous

            Im guessing taking loads of cheap prizes. then after 3/4 cheap prizes go mewtwo to take 1/2 prizes then they have to revenge KO or let you keep sweeping.

          2. rraya

            Well yeah but what I’m saying is, it should have been easy for the zekrom player to avoid him taking cheap prizes. A Zekrom/Eels with BW zekrom would not have even needed Eels to win a game against this list.

            I’ve personally seen this list floating around online already in testing sites like playtcg and have not had any problems with it with my zekrom list. Of course, kudos to the winner and I’m sure not everyone will be able to run it like he did possibly, but again, my point is that it should not have been that easy.

          3. Guest

            I’ve had a little bit of trouble with Zekrom/Eelectrik, but not much.
            I also live in an area where there are absolutely no Zekrom/Eelectrik decks.
            Just ZPS and rogue :)

          4. Micah Tate

            I’m guessing pluspower helped loads, allowed him to KO eels with Tornadus, destroying their setup while allowing his opponent one prize on the return.

        2. sdrawkcab

          I’m surprised there are no revives.

        3. Spardanhume

          How much did N really help?

        4. coolestman22

          Not to diss your list, but why are there no Collectors?

        5. novice212

          hey wat version of celebi is this?? and doesnt celebi require like a psychic energy for one of the attacks how did u use it without any psychic energy cards?

          1. coolestman22

            You don’t attack with Celebi, you just use it’s power.

    3. Rick Plasencia Garcia

      EXTC is by far my favorite name every.

  10. Anonymous

    David understood what most others fail to see; the importance of consistency!

  11. Sauce12288

    was benjamins zekroms ex or just the normal ones

  12. Vincent

    can we get the decklist on the mew deck in top 8?

    1. rosewaterxt

      It’s posted in two different threads on heytrainer.

      1. Luis Felipe Muñoz Astorga

        what site :s?

    2. Mees Brenninkmeijer

      4 mew
      4-3 yanmega
      2 terrakion
      1 crobat
      1 chandelure
      1 jumpluff
      1 shaymin
      4 prism
      4 rainbow
      2 psy
      2 fight
      4 collector
      4 juniper
      2 pont
      2 copycat
      2 N
      3 junk arm
      3 catcher
      3 switch
      2 communication
      2 lost remover
      2 pokegear
      1 level ball
      1 super rod

      1. Pikabruce

        Do you consider yourself lucky that you didn’t encounter Chandelure?

        1. Edgar F

          I don’t see why; even without Muk, all you have to do is disable their Dodrios with Yanmega, then just keep 2hkoing with Yanmega. You guys take prizes at the same pace, and they’ll run out of energy. Then you win. This matchup is like 70/30 Mew for almost every variant.

        2. Mees Brenninkmeijer

          i would have loved to play it tbh, it’s like an autowin.

  13. David Booij
    1. Fplesko

      This is a great lesson to all the players – not to go tech crazy. Most lists I’ve seen in Florida have 2 Terakion, about 3 F energy and 1 Shaymin EX. By losing those cards you add grass energy, an extra skyarrow, catcher, etc. Better consistency is key. Very well done! Congrats from Florida!

  14. Guest

    Does anyone know benjamin’s list?

  15. novice212

    hey wat version of celebi is this?? and doesnt celebi require like a psychic energy for one of the attacks how did u use it without any psychic energy cards?