Press Release: First Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series of ’14

The Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) presented by Konami heads to Georgia for the first opportunity in 2014 for Duelists to win the company’s premier competitive series. YCS Atlanta is expected to draw hundreds of Yu-Gi-Oh! players from all over the Southeastern United States February 1st and 2nd.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelists, trying to make their mark at a YCS, get the first crack of the new year to test their Decks, skills and strategies as they compete head-to-head against some of the best players in the country during the course of the weekend. From the First Round of the Main Event on Saturday morning to the Final Round on Sunday, every Duelist will be playing their hardest, hoping that their game is the winning one to take them to the YCS Champion’s podium.

Duelists should make time to pre-register for the YCS Atlanta Main Event from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on January 31st as those players that pre-register and submit a Deck list will receive an event-exclusive YCS Token Card! Registration will begin again promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 1st. Upon registering, Duelists will receive five Legacy of the Valiant booster packs for participating in Konami’s YCS Atlanta. The First Round will start at 10:00 a.m. and the Top 16 or 32 YCS finishers (depending on attendance) will earn invitations to participate in the 2014 World Championship Qualifier and other great prizes.

Debuting at YCS Atlanta, Konami is introducing a new format for the Top 16 Duelists. The YCS Top 16 will construct their Decks by drafting Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants – Round 2. Duelists ranked 1 – 8 will construct one Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants – Round 2 Draft Pod and Duelist ranked 9 -16 will construct the other Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants – Round 2 Draft Pod.

Konami will once again hold Dragon Duels for the younger players (for Duelists born in 2001 or later) on Saturday and Sunday. A new format is now in affect in which the winner of Saturday will play against the winner of Sunday to determine the YCS Dragon Duel Champion. The top four players in the Dragon Duel events will receive a special Dragon Duel Winner’s Medal, a Regional Game Mat, a Dragon Duel t-shirt and an invitation to their 2014 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. Those who attend the Qualifier have the chance to earn an invitation to the 2014 Dragon Duel World Championship.

Duelists and spectators taking a break from the competition can participate in a variety of challenging and fun Public Events to push their Dueling skills to the limit! Konami will be conducting a host of events such as Regional Qualifiers, 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!, Win-A-Mats, Yugi & Kaiba Reloaded Starter Deck Tournaments, and Sealed Pack Tournaments for Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants, featuring exclusive Starfoil prize cards only available at premier events.

The Main Event winner, the two runners-up and winners of Sunday’s two Public Event playoffs will each be awarded a YCS prize card. The Main Event winner will take home an Ultra Rare version of the Number 106: Giant Hand prize card, with the other winners bringing home Super Rare versions.

Event Address:
Georgia International Convention Center
Hall D
2000 Convention Center Concourse
College Park, GA 30337

Prizing Information:
1st place – Ultra Rare Number 106: Giant Hand YCS Prize Card; Trophy; Paid travel to their World Championship Qualifier (if underage, then winner and guardian); YCS Top Cut Game Mat; 8GB gaming system and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier tournament
2nd place –Super Rare Number 106: Giant Hand YCS Prize Card; 32GB Tablet PC; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier
3rd place – Super Rare Number 106: Giant Hand YCS Prize Card; the recently released all-in-one gaming and entertainment system; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier
4th place – the recently released all-in-one gaming and entertainment system; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier
5th – 8th place – 12GB video game console with YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier
9th – 16th place – 24 booster packs of Legacy of the Valiant; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier

If attendance exceeds 513 Duelists:
17th – 32nd place – YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier

Duelists unable to participate in YCS Atlanta can check out live online coverage of the event.

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