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Press Release: Atlanta, Georgia is Home to the First Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Event of 2016

January 23, 2016

Since the last North American Yu-Gi-Oh! YCS in November 2015, hundreds of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelists have been waiting and preparing for the next chance to show off their skills and strategies and compete with their peers. On February 6 and 7, their wait will be over as KONAMI presents YCS Atlanta, the first North American premier-level event of 2016 at the Georgia International Convention Center.

YCS Atlanta gives veteran Duelists and those just getting into the game a chance to compete for a variety of exciting 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!

The Georgia International Convention Center will host hundreds of hopeful Duelists during the weekend, each one confident that they have the right mix of cards and strategy to win round after round and advance to Sunday’s Final Round and the opportunity to Duel for the title of YCS Champion.
Pre-registration for YCS Atlanta will run from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5 and registration will continue promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 6. Upon registering, Duelists will receive five Breakers of Shadow booster packs for participating in KONAMI’s YCS Atlanta. 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:
Georgia International Convention Center
Hall D
2000 Convention Center Concourse
College Park, GA 30337

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! In addition, 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.

Additionally, 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 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 Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn prize card, with the other winners bringing home Super Rare versions. Additionally, the top ranked Duelists will win a Top Cut Game Mat for this event.

Prizing Information:
1st place – Ultra Rare Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn YCS Prize Card; Trophy; Paid travel to their World Championship Qualifier (if underage, then winner and guardian); YCS Top Cut Game Mat; PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system; and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier tournament
2nd place – Super Rare Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn YCS Prize Card; 32 GB Tablet PC; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier
3rd place – Super Rare Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn YCS Prize Card; Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier
4th place – Xbox One system; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier
5th – 8th place – Nintendo 3DS XL system; YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier
9th – 16th place – 24 booster packs of Breakers of Shadow; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier

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

January 27, 2014

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.