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Press Release: Columbus, Ohio to Host 150th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series

May 20, 2015

With great intensity and fanfare, the 150th Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) marches into Columbus, Ohio May 23-24. Presented by Konami the YCS is a traveling, premier-level Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG competitive tournament, a game made famous by the Yu-Gi-Oh! TV series. The YCS Series has drawn hundreds of players to each event since 2004 and KONAMI again expects a large turnout for the 150th celebration.

Adding to the allure of the big weekend event, KONAMI has created a special Participation Game Mat available for Duelists and Dragon Duel competitors that have submitted their registration form, entry fee, and valid, legal Deck List. Game Mats will be distributed at pre-registration and registration, while supplies last. In addition, Eric Stuart, the voice of Seto Kaiba from the Yu-Gi-Oh! TV series, will be on hand to meet with fans during his scheduled autograph session. Please visit the event FAQ for the autograph signing schedule.

The Greater Columbus Convention Center will look to contain packs of confident Duelists ranging from novices to sage veterans, as they battle head-to-head for a plethora of exciting prizes. Duelists will use Advanced Constructed Decks throughout the weekend. Hopeful of becoming a part of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG history, Duelists will enter the doors on Saturday morning looking to take their shot at Yu-Gi-Oh! immortality. Duelists will put their practice and Deck-building skills up against some of the best players the game has to offer for the chance to advance to the Final Round on Sunday and the opportunity to Duel for the title of 150th YCS Champion. The first place winner will receive an Ultra Rare version of the latest, most sought-after prize card: Ascension Sky Dragon. To this day it remains one of the rarest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG cards in existence!

With the newest products available to the public – the Crossed Souls and World Superstars booster sets and Premium Gold: Return of the Bling – YCS Columbus will be an incubator of sorts for live game-testing as Duelists unveil brand new strategies and Decks. Duelists will need to devote extra attention to see how the inclusion of the new cards from these products impacts the YCS standings!

YCS Columbus will be the fifth YCS to feature Duelists who have qualified for VIP treatment via the VIP Qualifier tournaments only available at Top Performing Official Tournament Stores (OTS). VIP Duelists will receive free entry to the YCS, reserved seating, additional match coverage, and a two-round bye in the Main Event.

Pre-registration for YCS Columbus will run from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22 and registration will continue promptly at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 23. Upon registering, Duelists will receive five booster packs of Crossed Souls for participating in KONAMI’s YCS Columbus. Round One will start at 10:00 a.m. and the top ranked YCS finishers will earn invitations to participate in the 2015 World Championship Qualifier. YCS Columbus will be an all constructed event. KONAMI has capped the participation at 2,100 Duelists for this Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series so everyone who has pre-registered and registered will receive the special Participation Game Mat.

Event Address:
Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 N. High Street, Exhibit Hall D
Columbus, OH 43215

Accompanying the Main Event, KONAMI will be conducting Dragon Duels (for Duelists born in 2002 or later). Dragon Duel competitors will also receive the special Participation Game Mat upon pre-registration and registration. The Dragon Duel tournaments on both Saturday and Sunday will be sealed, using Battle Pack 3: Monster League, where each Duelist is given nine sealed Battle Packs to make a new Deck. The top four finishers in the Dragon Duel events will receive winners’ medals, a Dragon Duel T-Shirt, and a 2015 Regional Game Mat. Top-ranked finishers will also win an invitation to the 2015 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. The two victors from the Saturday and Sunday tournaments will face off in a best two-out-of-three 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! Entry to the Dragon Duel tournaments is free to qualified players.

A new Public Event that debuted earlier this year is the Beta Format Win-A-Mat. This Special Format Win-A-Mat will be a new challenge for Duelists, in which the number of Summons per turn is reduced. Duelists will use Advanced Format rules for Deck Construction and are allowed a maximum of three Summons per turn: one Normal Summon/Set, one Special Summon from the Extra Deck, and one “other” Special Summon. KONAMI has created two unique Win-A-Mats, one for each type of Win-A-Mat event.

Additionally, a full range of other 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, the top ranked Duelists will win a 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; 150th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Trophy; Paid travel to their World Championship Qualifier (if underage, then winner and guardian); Exclusive 150th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier tournament
2nd place – Super Rare Ascension Sky Dragon YCS Prize Card; 150th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Trophy; 32 GB Tablet PC; Exclusive 150th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier
3rd & 4th place – Super Rare Ascension Sky Dragon YCS Prize Card; 150th Yu-Gi-Oh!Championship Series Trophy; Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft; Exclusive 150th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier
5th – 8th place – Super Rare Ascension Sky Dragon YCS Prize Card; Nintendo 3DS XL system; Download code of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival; Exclusive 150th YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier
9th – 16th place – Complete set of Crossed Souls; Exclusive 150th YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier

If attendance exceeds 513 Duelists:
17th – 32nd place – Exclusive 150th YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier
All Participants will receive:
•150th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Participation Game Mat*; 5 booster packs of Crossed Souls

Duelists unable to participate in YCS Columbus can check out online coverage of the event provided by KONAMI staff. In addition, a Live Stream will also be part of the event coverage; more information will be available at a later date, please check the event FAQ page for updates.

Press Release: Konami Digital Entertainment to Showcase Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Portfolio at GAMA Trade Show

March 21, 2015

Konami a leader in the trading card game category, will be exhibiting its 2015 Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) portfolio at the Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) annual trade show March 16-20. KONAMI, a returning sponsor, will display products scheduled to be released later this year at booth #206 and conduct two seminars during the show, held annually at Bally’s Event Center in Las Vegas.

“GAMA provides us with a great setting to interact with our core hobby customers, discuss our year-round product release schedule and exchange ideas for the upcoming year,” said Yumi Hoashi, Vice President, Card Business for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “This year we also plan to unveil some new and exciting programs for our Official Tournament Stores, including new Organized Play events that will satisfy the needs of new players and competitive Duelists.”

KONAMI will host seminars on March 17 and March 18. During the first seminar, the company will outline their 2015 plans for Official Tournament Stores (OTS), with a focus on the benefits of becoming an OTS and in-store Organized Play programs. The ins and outs of hosting successful tournaments and reporting will be the focus of the second seminar. For more information on KONAMI’s extensive Organized Play programs, including opportunities for young kids to learn how-to-play the game, go to www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/organizedplay.html.

KONAMI is set to help retailers have a golden Easter selling season when Premium Gold: Return of the Bling lands in stores nationwide on March 20. This new set delivers updates and upgrades to dozens of cards from the early days of Yu-Gi-Oh! up to the present day. Players will be eager to get 22 previously released Gold Rare cards with the new-and-improved advanced Gold Rare technology that was introduced last year; 48 top cards now released with Gold Rare technology for the first time ever and 21 brand new cards, all in Gold Secret technology, including cards for Blackwing, HERO, and Number Decks. Each five-card Premium Gold: Return of the Bling mini-pack contains two Gold Secrets, each a brand new, never-before-released card, and three standard Gold Rares. Every $14.99 MSRP box contains three mini-packs.

Especially appealing to collectors is the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Superstars booster! This all-foil set gathers 50 cards, previously available only in Japan and Korea, available for the first time all over the world. With dozens of new cards from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal era, Duelists can boost the power of their Xyz Monsters like never before, with new Chronomaly, Star Seraph, Heroic Challenger, Gagaga, and Galaxy cards. As a special treat for collectors, included in this set are reprints of the two very rare prize cards from the 2012 Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship in Tokyo, Legendary Dragon of White and Legendary Magician of Dark! MSRP: $3.99 per pack.

The latest booster set for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, Crossed Souls, releases on May 15. In this powerful booster set, five warring tribes of Monsters put aside their differences and gain the power to Pendulum Summon! Crossed Souls unlocks new Deck-building opportunities like never before for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. This 100-card set introduces the Zefra monsters, a new monster omni-theme that crosses over five different Deck types! Zefra monsters open up unprecedented crossover Deck-building avenues, but Crossed Souls also arms Duelists with new non-Zefra cards for their Burning Abyss, Madolche, Infernoid, U.A., Yosenju, and other Decks. MSRP: $3.99 per pack.

The newest generation of the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime TV series – Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V – is supported with the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Saber Force and Dark Legion Starter Decks! Designed to teach new Duelists how to Duel with one of two 41-card pre-built Decks, each version of the Starter Deck comes in a LIGHT or DARK theme and is based on the two main characters seen in the series, Yuya and Declan. Slated for a May 29 release, each Deck has an MSRP of $9.99 per box.

Crossed Souls Advance Edition, touting a new product configuration, explodes onto the scene July 3. In addition to the three booster packs of Crossed Souls, Duelists will also receive one of two Super Rare cards of Common and/or Rare cards from Crossed Souls, plus one of two foil version preview cards of non-foil cards from the next booster set, Clash of Rebellions, providing the ultimate value for Duelists! MSRP: $9.99 per box.

*Please note that product names, packaging specifications, release dates, and price are subject to change.

Press Release: Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Premium Gold: Return of the Bling

March 17, 2015

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI), a leader in the trading card game category, showers Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) enthusiasts with gold the first day of spring with the release of Premium Gold: Return of the Bling on March 20.

Premium Gold: Return of the Bling delivers updates and upgrades to dozens of cards from the early days of Yu-Gi-Oh! up to the present day. Players will be eager to get 22 previously released Gold Rare cards with the new-and-improved advanced Gold Rare technology that was introduced last year; 48 top cards now released with Gold Rare technology for the first time ever including all five pieces of Exodia to Number 101:Silent Honor ARK and, the inclusion of 21 brand new cards, all in Gold Secret technology, including cards for Blackwing, HERO, and Number Decks.

Players will bask in their lavish treasure of cards as Gold Rares enshrine Duelists’ favorite cards in immortal Gold color: Gold card frames, Gold art box frames, Gold text box frames, Gold card names, and (for monsters) Gold level stars. Gold Secrets take all of that and add a Secret Rare Card’s textured foil pattern on top of it all for the ultimate bling.

Each five-card Premium Gold: Return of the Bling mini-pack contains two Gold Secrets, each a brand new, never-before-released card, and three standard Gold Rares. Every box contains three mini-packs, for an MSRP of $14.99.

The Premium Gold: Return of the Bling complete set contains 91 cards:
21 Gold Secret Cards
70 Gold Rare Cards

Duelists can watch all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal episodes every Tuesday as well as all of classic Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s on www.yugioh.com 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 Teletoon! 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.