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Press Release: Konami Digital Entertainment Introduces World Qualifying Points to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG

March 2, 2017

Konami is thrilled to announce a change to earning invitations to the 2017 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship! In previous years, Duelists would earn invitations to the World Championship solely by their performance at their World Championship Qualifier (WCQ). For 2017, not only will top-performing Duelists continue to earn invitations to the World Championship at their WCQ, but Duelists that compete and do well at events throughout the course of the Dueling season can now receive “World Qualifying Points” to earn an invitation to the World Championship.

For the 2016-2017 Dueling season, players will receive World Qualifying Points if they earned a WCQ invite from a qualifying event, such as Regional Qualifiers, Dragon Duels, OTS Championships, Nationals in Latin America, and the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series. Players that make the Top Cut at the WCQ will also earn World Qualifying Points. World Qualifying Points are awarded based on the total number of invites awarded at that event. For example, at a Regional Qualifier that awards 32 WCQ invites, the Duelist who comes in 1st place will earn 32 points, the 2nd place Duelist will earn 31 points, and so on, down to the 32nd place Duelist who will earn 1 point. World Qualifying Points will be given retroactively for any event that qualified Duelists for their 2017 WCQ. (These points are separate from any other points earned to qualify for other KONAMI Organized Play events, i.e. Ultimate Duelist Series points used to qualify Duelists for the UDS Invitational.)

For the 2017 North American WCQ, the Top 4 Duelists at the end of the playoff rounds will earn invitations to the World Championship. The remaining 3 North American Duelists who will earn invitations to the World Championship will be determined via the World Qualifying Points list. At the conclusion of the North American WCQ, the top 2 World Qualifying Points-earners from the United States and the top World Qualifying Points-earner from Canada who did not already finish in the Top 4 of the WCQ, will earn an invitation to the 2017 World Championship. For Latin America, the top World Qualifying Points-earner of the 2016-2017 Dueling season, along with the Top Duelist from the Central American WCQ and the Top Duelist from the South American WCQ, will earn an invitation to the World Championship.

Now, even more Duelists will need to believe in the ‘heart of the cards’ throughout the Dueling season for a chance to clash against Duelists from around the world with hopes of being crowned the next Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Champion!

 

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Press Release: Toronto to Host First North American Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series of the New Dueling Season

August 23, 2016

It’s Time to Duel! Konami launches the new North American Dueling season for its premier level Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) in Toronto, Ontario August 27 – 28. This ultra-competitive weekend-long tournament gives hundreds of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelists across Canada and the United States their first chance of the season to show off their Deck-building skills and strategies and to compete with their peers. The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG is a card game involving strategy and skill made famous by the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga and animated TV series.

In addition to the intense back-and-forth of competitive Dueling provided at a YCS event, a brand-new exclusive YCS prize card for the weekend’s top finishers will make its début – Number 93: Utopia Kaiser. Different from the regular cards found in booster packs and other Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products, Number 93: Utopia Kaiser can only be obtained by finishing in the Top Three spots at a Main Event of a YCS, or by winning a special Public Events playoff tournament. This makes Number 93: Utopia Kaiser highly coveted by the throngs of Duelists around the world that will participate in the high-level competitive YCS events during the course of the season.

Additionally, the top-ranked Duelists will win a brand-new YCS Top Cut Game Mat for this event.

Pre-registration for YCS Toronto will run from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday, August 26 and registration will continue promptly at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 27. Round One will start at 10 a.m. Upon registering, Duelists will receive five of the recently released The Dark Illusion booster packs for participating in KONAMI’s YCS Toronto. Players will use their constructed Decks all the way to the final match. The top-ranked YCS finishers will earn invitations to participate in their 2017 World Championship Qualifier. Duelists can find the answers to many of their questions here.

Event Address:
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Exhibit Hall G – South Building
222 Bremner Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3L9

Accompanying the Main Event, KONAMI will also be conducting Dragon Duels (for Duelists born in 2004 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 a Dragon Duel Medal, a Regional Deck Box, a Dragon Duel T-shirt, and a 2017 Regional Game Mat. Top-ranked finishers will also earn an invitation to their 2017 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 Toronto Dragon Duel Champion! In addition, the Dragon Duel Champion will also receive a Super Rare set of the Darklord YCS prize cards. Entry to the Dragon Duel tournaments is free to qualified players.

Additionally, a full range of Public Events such as 2017 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, School Tournament Series, and Generation Duel Tournaments will be held through the weekend.

Prizing Information for YCS Toronto:

· 1st place – Ultra Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Number 93: Utopia Kaiser; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Trophy; Paid travel and accommodations to the winner’s 2017 World Championship Qualifier; Invite to and VIP Status at the 2017 World Championship Qualifier tournament; PlayStation©4 system; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; 20 Ultimate Duelist Series Points.

· 2nd place – Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Number 93: Utopia Kaiser; PlayStation©4 system; Invite to the 2017 World Championship Qualifier tournament; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; 10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points.

· 3rd place – Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Number 93: Utopia Kaiser; Xbox One console; Invite to the 2017 World Championship Qualifier tournament; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; 10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points.

· 4th place – Xbox One console; Invite to the 2017 World Championship Qualifier tournament; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; 10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points.

· 5th–8th place – Nintendo 3DS XL Console; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; Invite to the 2017 World Championship Qualifier tournament; 10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points.

· 9th– 6th place – 24 booster packs of the current booster release; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; Invite to the 2017 World Championship Qualifier tournament; 10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points.

· 17th–32nd place – Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; Invite to the 2017 World Championship Qualifier tournament; 10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points.

For those unable to attend YCS Toronto, Duelists can follow round-by-round with online coverage.

 

Press Release: Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Lands in San Jose, California November 7 & 8

November 1, 2015

More than one thousand Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelists attended the Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) in Dallas last month and many are now headed to San José, CA for the last North American YCS of 2015. KONAMI presents this premier-level event for the massively popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG November 7-8 giving players an additional opportunity to vie for the coveted title of Champion before year’s end.

YCS San Jose gives Duelists of all ages, novices and veterans alike, a chance to 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!

Hopeful Duelists will enter downtown’s Parkside Hall on Saturday morning self-assured that they have the right combination of cards and strategy to win round after round and advance to the Final Round on Sunday and the opportunity to Duel for the title of YCS Champion.

With the newest products, the High-Speed Riders and Dimension of Chaos booster sets adding suspense to the Duels, YCS San José 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 San José will run from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 6 and registration will continue promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 7. Upon registering, Duelists will receive five Dimension of Chaos booster packs for participating in KONAMI’s YCS San José. 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:
Parkside Hall
Exhibit Hall A & B
180 Park Avenue
San José, CA 95113

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, Beta Format Win-A-Mat, Sealed Starter Deck and Structure Deck, Duelist League, Tag Dueling, 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 Dimension of Chaos; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier

 

Press Release: Noah Reid Greene Wins The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG North American World Championship Qualifier

July 5, 2015

Music City was turned into Yu-Gi-Oh! City this past weekend as Duelists from across the United States and Canada showcased their Dueling and Deck-building skill in Nashville, Tennessee at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG North American World Championship Qualifier (WCQ) and the Dragon Duel North American WCQ for those born in 2002 or later.

The Nashville Music City Center was jumping with excitement as Duelists intent on representing North America in Kyoto, Japan were waging epic back-and-forth card battles. After rounds and rounds of Dueling, it was a weary yet excited Noah Reid Greene from Carrollton, GA that held the trophy and smiled for the photo knowing he was traveling overseas to battle for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship representing Konami.

Greene leaves Nashville with a massive stack of prizes that includes: a Championship Trophy; an invitation to the World Championship; paid travel and accommodations; complete sets of Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls Booster Sets; a 64 GB iPad; and will receive a personalized jersey upon arrival in Kyoto to wear proudly while competing at the World Championship. In addition to Greene, five of his peers: Chase Robert Cunningham of Wyoming, MI; Maxwell Bryan Schrack from Glen Burnie, MD, Miguel David Soto, Jr. of San Antonio, TX, Matt Kolenda from Niles, IL and Jacob David Phinney of Blanch, NC also earned invitations and travel accommodations to Kyoto to Duel at the World Championship, plus a plethora of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products.

The Dragon Duel North American World Championship Qualifier, for those born in 2002 or later, was a nail biter as Austin Wesley Colling, from Jefferson, OH, worked his way through a stellar field of competitors. Colling creatively and wisely played his hand and came out the winner at the end. Colling won a bevy of prizes that included: a Championship Trophy; an invitation to the World Championship; paid travel and accommodations; complete sets of Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls; 64 GB iPad; personalized shirt; additional Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; and 48 packs from recent booster sets. Joining Colling and earning his way to Japan was Nathaniel DeAndre Mason, from St. Paul, MN. Mason also secured the following prizes: a Championship Trophy; an invitation to the World Championship; paid travel and accommodations; complete sets of Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls; 64 GB iPad; personalized shirt; additional Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; and 36 packs from recent booster sets.

Press Release: Galileo De Obaldia Wins Central American World Championship Qualifier

June 28, 2015

The best Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Central American Duelists showcased their Dueling and Deck-building skills in Mexico City this past weekend at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Central American World Championship Qualifier and the Dragon Duel Central American WCQ (for those born in 2002 or later).

The Expo Reforma Center was jumping with excitement as Duelists intent on representing Central America in Kyoto, Japan were waging epic back-and-forth card battles. After rounds and rounds of Dueling, it was a weary yet excited Galileo De Obaldia, from Panama City, Panama, that held the trophy and smiled for the photo knowing he was traveling overseas to battle for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship representing Konami.

De Obaldia leaves Expo Reforma with a massive stack of prizes that includes: a Championship Trophy; an invitation and paid travel and accommodations to the World Championship; complete sets of Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls booster sets; a 64 GB iPad; two copies of the Super Rare YCS Prize Card; 24 booster packs from recent sets; a WCQ Top Cut and WCQ 2015 GameMat; WCQ 2015 card sleeves and a personalized shirt upon arrival in Kyoto to wear proudly while competing at the World Championship.

The Dragon Duel Central American World Championship Qualifier, for those born in 2002 or later, was an intense battle as Juan Carlos Coronel, from Guadalajara, Mexico, worked his/her way through an enthusiastic field of competitors. Coronel masterfully played his hand and came out the winner at the end. Coronel won a bevy of prizes that included: a Championship Trophy; an invitation and paid travel and accommodations to the World Championship; complete sets of Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls; 64 GB iPad; two copies of the Super Rare YCS Prize Card; a WCQ Dragon Duel Top Cut and WCQ Dragon Duel 2015 Game Mat; WCQ 2015 card sleeves and a personalized shirt upon arrival in Kyoto.

Press Release: Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Central American World Championship Qualifier to be Held in Mexico City

June 15, 2015

With great fanfare and an entire region’s worth of bragging rights on the line, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Central American World Championship Qualifier (WCQ) 2015 and Central American Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier rolls into Mexico City June 19-21. Presented by KONAMI, the Central American World Championship Qualifiers are premier-level Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG competitive tournaments leading up to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championships in Kyoto, Japan.

The first place finishers from the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ will be invited to the World Championships in Kyoto, Japan in August 2015. The winners from both WCQs will receive paid travel and accommodations, along with a host of other prizes listed below, and the title of “Central American Champion 2015”.

The Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ are both an invitation-only event, but there is hope for those that haven’t yet qualified. On Friday, June 19, KONAMI will host a Last-Chance Qualifier for Duelists to earn an invite to the WCQ. Only Duelists who do not already have an invite to the WCQ may participate in the Last Chance WCQ. The actual WCQ itself will begin on Saturday, June 20.

Pre-registration for the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ events will run from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19 and registration will continue promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, with Round One starting at 10:00 a.m. Every registered Duelist will receive a World Championship Qualifier Game Mat and a pack of World Championship Qualifier Card Sleeves.

A full range of other Public Events such as 2016 Regional Qualifiers, Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Saber Force & Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dark Legion Starter Deck, Structure Deck, 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling, Tag Team Dueling, Duelist League, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!, Win-A-Mat, Battle Pack, and Battle City Tournaments will be held through the weekend.

Additionally, 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.

Prizing Information Central American WCQ:

  • 1st place – A Championship Trophy; an invitation to the World Championship; Travel and accommodations; Complete sets of Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls; 64 GB iPad; personalized jersey; additional Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; and 24 packs from recent booster sets
  • 2nd place – A Championship Trophy; 16GB iPad Mini 2; Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; and, 12 booster packs from recent sets
  • 3rd & 4th place – A Championship Trophy; Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; complete sets of Duelist Alliance, The New Challengers, Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls
  • 5th – 8th place – A Championship Trophy; Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; complete set of Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls
  • 9th – 16th place – Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; 24 booster packs from recent sets

Prizing Information Central American Dragon Duel WCQ:

  • 1st place – A Championship Trophy; an invitation to the World Championship; Travel and accommodations; complete sets of Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls; 64 GB iPad; personalized jersey; Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card
  • 2nd place – A Championship Trophy; 16GB iPad Mini 2; complete sets of Secrets of Eternityand Crossed Souls
  • 3rd & 4th place – A Championship Trophy; complete sets of Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls
  • 5th – 8th place – complete set of Crossed Souls

Duelists unable to participate in the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ can check out online coverage of the event. Please check the event FAQ page for updates.