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Press Release: Konami Brings the Popular Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series to Houston

April 5, 2016

Hundreds of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelists are set to put the energy into NRG Park on April 9 and 10, as Konami presents Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) Houston. These premier-level YCS competitive events for the massively popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG are held around the world.

NRG Park 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.

YCS Houston gives veteran Duelists and those just getting into the game a chance to compete for a variety of prizes. Among other 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!

Event Address:
NRG Center
Hall A1
One NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054

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 Houston, 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 trophies and 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.

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 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 Breakers of Shadow; Invite to the 2016 World Championship Qualifier tournament; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; and 10 UDS Points

Press Release: Konami Heads to Dallas Area for First Stateside Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series of The New Duelling Season

October 8, 2015

Continuing to excite Duelists around the globe, Konami brings its Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIOSNHIP SERIES (YCS) tournament to the Dallas, TX area as it begins a new season of Dueling in the United States. KONAMI’s YCS, a premier-level event for the massively popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, will be held October 3-4 at the Arlington Convention Center.

At the YCS Dallas, Duelists of all ages, novices and veterans alike, will compete for a bounty 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!

YCS Dallas kicks off the Dueling season in the States and begins the journey to the World Championship in 2016. Aspiring Duelists will enter the Arlington Convention Center on Saturday morning believing they have put in the hard work and built the right Decks to have a shot at glory and prizes. Duelists will put their 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 YCS Champion.

With the newest products, the Synchron Extreme Structure Deck and Clash of Rebellions booster set adding suspense to the Duels, YCS Dallas will be an excellent environment 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!

Pre-registration for YCS Dallas will run from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 2 and registration will continue promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 3. Upon registering, Duelists will receive five Clash of Rebellions booster packs for participating in KONAMI’s YCS Dallas. 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:
Arlington Convention Center
1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011

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 Tournament, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!, Win-A-Mat, Beta Format Win-A-Mat, Sealed Starter Deck and Structure Deck, Duelist League, Tag Dueling, 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 Super Rare 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.

 

 

Press Release: Houston Vanguard Team League Qualifier Added to Team League 2014 Series

March 25, 2014

Due to popular demand, Bushiroad is adding a 7th qualifier to its North American Team League 2014 tournament series.

The Sam Houston Ballroom and Conference Center in Houston, Texas will be host to the Cardfight!! Vanguard Team League qualifier on May 31, 2014.

Sam Houston Ballroom and Conference Center
6833 West Sam Houston Pkwy S
Houston, TX 77072

The same venue will play host to the Weiβ Schwarz Neo-Showdown and Future Card Buddyfight Buddy Challenge the following day on June 1, 2014.

In total, there are now five qualifiers spread throughout the United States in New York, Georgia, Texas, Ohio, and Los Angeles, and one qualifier each in Mexico and Canada. The championship for all three tournaments will take place at Anime Expo 2014 in Los Angeles, California on July 5, 2014.

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Bushiroad Inc. consists of 6 sub-entities: Bushiroad Inc., Bushiroad South East Asia Pte Ltd, Bushiroad USA Inc., Bushiroad Media, New Japan Pro-Wrestling Co., Ltd., and Hibiki Music Inc.

Bushiroad South East Asia Pte Ltd was established in Singapore on November 12, 2011 in order to expand the overseas market for Bushiroad card games such as Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiβ Schwarz, Chaos TCG and Victory Spark.

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.

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Cardfight!! Vanguard Website (Japanese) – http://cf-vanguard.com/

Cardfight!! Vanguard Website (English) – http://cf-vanguard.com/en/

Bushiroad (Japanese) – http://bushiroad.com/

Bushiroad (English) – http://bushiroad.com/en/

Weiβ Schwarz (Japanese) – http://ws-tcg.com/

Weiβ Schwarz (English) – http://ws-tcg.com/en/

Future Card Buddyfight (Japanese) – http://fc-buddyfight.com/

Future Card Buddyfight (English) – http://fc-buddyfight.com/en/