Press Release: Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Moves to Toronto This Weekend

Duelists are ready to invade Canada’s “Megacity” for a shot to win fame and prizes at the Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) event, in Toronto, Canada, presented by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. From September 5th – 7th, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre will be filled with hundreds of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Duelists competing in the game made famous by the Yu-Gi-Oh! TV animated series. The first place winners will receive an Ultra Rare version of the Ascension Sky Dragon prize card – the first time this card has been available to Duelists in the Americas!

Duelists will unveil new strategies and Decks at the first North American YCS event since a new Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Champion was crowned at the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship in Rimini, Italy earlier this month. YCS Toronto marks the first premier-level event after the release of the latest booster set Duelist Alliance.

Hoping to go down in Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG history, seasoned Duelists, as well as optimistic novice players, are making the journey to Toronto, where all Duelists will vie for the chance to advance to the Final Round on Sunday for the opportunity to Duel for the title of Champion.
YCS Toronto will also be the first appearance for Decks featuring Pendulum Monsters to be legal and ready for play. Pendulum Monsters are half Monster Card and half Spell Card and can swing the tide of battle with Pendulum Summoning, a powerful new game mechanic for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG.

Pre-registration for YCS Toronto will run from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. September 5th and continue promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 6th. Upon registering, Duelists will receive five Duelist Alliance booster packs for participating in KONAMI‘s YCS Toronto. Round One will start at 10:00 a.m. and the Top 32 YCS finishers will earn invitations to participate in the 2015 World Championship qualifier. The Top 16 Duelists will draft cards from the recently launched Battle Pack 3: Monster League and will use Decks built solely from this product to compete for the championship.

Event Address:
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
1200 Ballpark Way, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V2W6
Tel: 1-905-677-9900

Accompanying the Main Event, KONAMI will be conducting Dragon Duels (for Duelists born in 2002 or later). The top four finishers in the Dragon Duel events will receive winners’ medals, win a Dragon Duel T-Shirt, 2015 Regional Game Mat and an invitation to the 2015 World Championship Qualifier and Dragon Duel Championship. The victors from Saturday and Sunday will face off in a head-to-head playoff matchup to determine the weekend’s overall winner and the chance to hoist the Dragon Duel Championship trophy!

Additionally, a full range of Public Events such as Regional Qualifiers, 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!, Win-A-Mat, Battle Pack, and Battle City Tournaments will be held through the weekend.

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 Ascension Sky Dragon prize card, with the other winners bringing home Super Rare versions. Additionally, there will also be a new Top Cut Game Mat for this event, that matches the artwork of the Ascension Sky Dragon card

Prizing Information:

    • 1st place – Ultra Rare Ascension Sky Dragon YCS Prize Card; Trophy; Paid travel to their World Championship Qualifier (if underage, then winner and guardian); YCS Top Cut Game Mat; PlayStation®4 system; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier tournament

 

    • 2nd place – Super Rare Ascension Sky Dragon YCS Prize Card; 32 GB Tablet PC; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier

 

    • 3rd place – Super Rare Ascension Sky Dragon YCS Prize Card; Xbox One console; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier

 

    • 4th place – Xbox One console; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier

 

    • 5th – 8th place – PlayStation®3 system; Download of Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels for the PlayStation®Store; YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifie
    • 9th – 16th place – 24 booster packs of Duelist Alliance; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier

If attendance exceeds 513 Duelists:

    • 17th – 32nd place – YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier

Duelists unable to participate in YCS Toronto can check out online coverage of the event provided by KONAMI staff.

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