Press Release: Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Comes to New England Over Memorial Day Weekend

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelists from up and down the Eastern seaboard are readying their Decks and organizing their card portfolios in anticipation of Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) Providence. This premier-level event is presented by Konami May 28 and 29 at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

Over the course of the weekend, hundreds of eager Duelists will fill the hallways of the convention center, each hopeful that they have the right balance of cards and honed strategy to win every round, progressing to Sunday’s Final Round for the chance to hoist the YCS Champion trophy.

Both seasoned Duelists and those getting into the game have a chance to compete for a variety of exciting prizes at YCS Providence. Among the prizes, the first place winner will receive an Ultra Rare version of the latest, most sought-after prize card: Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn – one of the rarest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG cards in existence!

Pre-registration for YCS Providence will run from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27 and registration will continue promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 28. Upon registering, Duelists will receive five Shining Victories booster packs for participating in KONAMI’s YCS Providence. Round One will start at 10:00 a.m. and the top-ranked YCS finishers will earn invitations to participate in the 2016 World Championship Qualifier. Players will use their constructed Decks all the way to the Championship.

Event Address:
Rhode Island Convention Center
Hall C
One Sabin Street
Providence, RI 02903

Accompanying the Main Event, KONAMI will also be conducting Dragon Duels (for Duelists born in 2003 or later). The Dragon Duel tournaments on both Saturday and Sunday will be sealed using Battle Pack: Epic Dawn, where each Duelist is given ten sealed Battle Packs to make a new Deck. The top four finishers in the Dragon Duel events will receive winners’ medals, a Regional Deck Box, and a 2016 Regional Game Mat. Top-ranked finishers will also win an invitation to their 2016 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. The two victors from the Saturday and Sunday tournaments will face off in a best 2-out-of-3 match using their own pre-constructed Decks in the Advanced Constructed format, to determine the weekend’s overall winner and a chance at the ultimate prize: to hoist the Dragon Duel Champion’s trophy and the coveted title of YCS Dragon Duel Champion! The Dragon Duel Champion will also receive a previously issued Super Rare YCS prize card. Entry to the Dragon Duel tournaments is free to qualified players.

Throughout the weekend, a full range of Public Events such as 2016 Regional Qualifiers, Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers, 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!, Win-A-Mat, Sealed Starter Deck and Structure Deck, Duelist League, Yu-Gi-Oh! Day and Battle City Tournaments will be held.

KONAMI is also pleased to debut a new Public Event at YCS Providence, the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series! This event is designed specifically for school-based teams who want to attend and have fun competing at KONAMI premier-level events. Players from the same school can register to compete for a variety of prizes. The Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series are conducted as Advanced Format, Constructed Decks, Swiss Round events, with a Playoff Top Cut and prizes awarded at the end of the final playoff round played.
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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 Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn prize card, with the other winners bringing home Super Rare versions. The top ranked Duelists will also win a Top Cut Game Mat for this event.

Prizing Information:
・ 1st Place – Ultra Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Minerva, The Exalted Lightsworn; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Trophy; Paid travel and accommodations to the winner’s 2016 World Championship Qualifier; VIP Status at the winner’s 2016 World Championship Qualifier; PlayStation®4 system; Invite to the 2016 World Championship Qualifier tournament; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; and 20 Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) Points

・ 2nd place – Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Minerva, The Exalted Lightsworn; 32GB Tablet PC; Invite to the 2016 World Championship Qualifier tournament; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; and 10 UDS Points

・ 3rd place – Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Minerva, The Exalted Lightsworn; Xbox One console; Invite to the 2016 World Championship Qualifier tournament; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; and 10 UDS Points

・ 4th place – Xbox One console; Invite to the 2016 World Championship Qualifier tournament; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; and 10 UDS Points

・ 5th – 8th place – Nintendo 3DS XL; Invite to the 2016 World Championship Qualifier tournament; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; and 10 UDS Points

・ 9th – 16th place – 24 booster packs of Shining Victories; Invite to the 2016 World Championship Qualifier tournament; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; and 10 UDS Points

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