Archive for August, 2014

Press Release: Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Gets Superzied with New 2014 Mega-Tins

August 22, 2014

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. amps up its Collectible Tin series with the introduction of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME 2014 Mega-Tins on August 29th. Bigger and better than ever, these tins will be the only ones released this year so Duelists will want to get them before they are sold out!

The 2014 Mega-Tins take supersizing to a whole new level as each tin is 15% larger than previous Collectible Tins adding much needed storage capacity for Duelists with ever-growing card collections. Each tin will feature the stunning artwork of one of two of the more powerful tournament Deck themes from the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG competitive scene, Bujins and Fire Fists. These two Mega-Tins when placed side by side construct a dazzling mural of Yu-Gi-Oh! monsters!

For the first time ever, each Mega-Tin will include three 16-card Mega-Packs with the best cards taken from a year’s worth of core booster sets, including Lord of the Tachyon Galaxy, Judgment of the Light, Shadow Specters, and Legacy of the Valiant. Each Mega-Pack contains twelve Common cards, one Rare card, one Super Rare card, one Ultra Rare card, and one Secret Rare card. Three variant cards supporting each Mega-Tin’s theme are also included: two Super Rare cards and one never-before-seen rarity – a Platinum Secret Rare version of the Mega-Tin cover monster! Plus, with a guaranteed 12 foil cards per tin, the 2014 Mega-Tins contains the most foil cards ever assembled in a single tin! Each 2014 Mega-Tins will sell for MSRP $19.99.

Duelists can tune in every Saturday morning for the all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal animated series and classic Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes on Vortexx on The CW in the United States. In addition, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal airs twice on Sundays on Nicktoons. In Canada, Duelists can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal every Friday and Saturday on YTV! For more information on KONAMI or the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, please visit www.yugioh-card.com or call 310-220-8630 to speak directly with a Yu-Gi-Oh! customer support team member.

Six Pokémon Trainers Crowned World Champions at the 2014 Pokémon World Championships

August 19, 2014

The 2014 Pokemon World Championships drew to a close this weekend in Washington, DC. Players from more than 30 countries competed in Pokémon TCG matches and video game battles playing Pokémon X or Pokémon Y. The road to the World Championships was a challenging one, with players qualifying through a yearlong series of regional and national tournaments. After two days of intense battles that saw the world’s best Pokémon TCG and video game players competing at the highest level, six players across two disciplines and three age divisions were crowned Pokémon World Champions.

More than 3,000 players, fans, and supporters attended the event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center while over 800,000 Pokémon fans watched the action from home via the official live stream at Pokemon.com/Worlds and Twitch.tv/Pokemon. A rebroadcast of the 2014 Pokémon World Championships will air on both sites beginning Monday, August 18.

Winners of this year’s invitation-only tournament earned the title of Pokémon World Champion, collected scholarship money, won an invitation and Travel Award to the 2015 Pokémon World Championships, and received a special Pokémon World Championships trophy featuring Pikachu. The Pokémon Company International has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships since it began running tournaments a decade ago.

“The Pokémon World Championships is a celebration of the global Pokémon community and embodies the Pokémon spirit of fun, friendship, and mutual respect,” said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “We extend well-earned congratulations to our new Pokémon World Champions. They will travel home as heroes and will inspire others to strive for greatness.”

2014 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Finalists—Junior Division (born in 2002 or later)

World Champion: Haruto Kobayashi (Japan)

Second Place: Takashi Oguni (Japan)

2014 Pokémon Video Game World Finalists—Junior Division (born in 2002 or later)

World Champion: Kota Yamamoto (Japan)

Second Place: London Swan (United States)

2014 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Finalists—Senior Division (born in 1998–2001)

World Champion: Trent Orndorff (United States)

Second Place: Alex Croton (United States)

2014 Pokémon Video Game World Finalists—Senior Division (born in 1998–2001)

World Champion: Nikolai Zielinski (United States)

Second Place: Mark McQuillan (United Kingdom)

2014 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Finalists—Masters Division (born in 1997 or earlier)

World Champion: Andrew Estrada (Canada)

Second Place: Igor Costa (Portugal)

2014 Pokémon Video Game World Finalists—Masters Division (born in 1997 or earlier)

World Champion: Se Jun Park (South Korea)

Second Place: Jeudy Azzarelli (United States)

 

Bushiroad World Championship 2014 to Include All English Titles

August 8, 2014

Bushiroad announced the English-centric Bushiroad 2014 World Championship which will take place between September to December. This year, the World Championship will feature all 3 existing English titles; Cardfight!! Vanguard, Future Card Buddyfight and Weiss Schwarz.

This is the first year that the English Edition Future Card Buddyfight and Weiss Schwarz are included in the Bushiroad World Championship series.

Bushiroad unveiled that players participating in the Regional Qualifiers will receive a World Championship 2014 exclusive rubber playmat, a World Championship 2014 lanyard and a promotional card. There are no entry fees to the Regional Qualifiers.

Bushiroad will also be hosting a special event, Thank You Festival, as a prelude to the World Championship 2014 and to celebrate the success of Cardfight!! Vanguard and its other games. The Thank You Festival is held at the Pasadena Convention Center in California between August 30 and 31, 2014. Players are welcomed to join the tournaments and side activities at no entry free.

The Bushiroad World Championship 2014 features 9 Regional Qualifier locations in North America, 2 in Latin America, 4 in Europe and 5 in Asia-Oceania regions.

Regional Qualifier finalists will represent their region to participate in the respective Continental Championships.

The finalists from the Cardfight!! Vanguard Continental Championships will be invited to participate in the Cardfight!! Vanguard World Championship 2014 Finals in Tokyo, Japan in late December 2014.

Finalists from the Future Card Buddyfight and Weiss Schwarz Continental Championships will be invited to participate in the World Championship 2014 Finals in USA.

Side activities such as free fight tournament are also available to all attendees at every Regional Qualifier.

For further information, please visit the respective websites: Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz, and Future Card Buddyfight

Bushiroad USA Inc. was established in Los Angeles, California on May 18, 2012, to better cater to the growing demand and interest in Cardfight!! Vanguard from both players and retailers in the USA.