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Latin American World Championship Qualifiers – Nationals
Frequently Asked Questions

UPDATED: 4/12/17
When:
May, 2017
Where:
Check here for locations
 
 

Latin America World Championship Qualifier - National Championship Information

  • What happens at WCQ - Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?
  • When and where are the WCQ - Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?
  • When is registration for the WCQ - Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?
  • What are the prizes for the WCQ – Nationals?
  • What are the prizes for the WCQ – Dragon Duel Nationals?
  • How much does it cost to enter a WCQ – Nationals?
  • How much does it cost to enter a WCQ - Dragon Duel National?
  • Are there any pack prizes?
  • Is there a participation prize?
  • What is the format for the WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?
  • How many rounds will the WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals have?
  • Are there any special rules I need to know for the WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?
  • What will I need to bring to the WCQ - Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?
  • I’ve never been to a WCQ – Nationals or Dragon Duel Nationals, what should I expect?
  • I will be bringing my children to a WCQ – Nationals or Dragon Duel Nationals. Is there anything I should know?
  • Will there be meal breaks during the tournament?
  • What happens if I am not done with my Match after 40 minutes? (Swiss Rounds  - Tier 2 Events)
  • What happens if I am not done with my Match after 40 minutes? (Swiss Rounds – Tier
  • Who should I contact if I have questions about a WCQ – Nationals or Dragon Duel Nationals?

Registration Information

  • When can I register for the WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?
  • What will I need to bring in order to register?

Invitations

  • Do I need an invitation to participate in the WCQ – Nationals or Dragon Duel Nationals?
  • I qualified for either the South American WCQ or the Central American WCQ via a Regional Qualifier or Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament. Do I get a discount if I attend the WCQ - Nationals?
  • I qualified for either the South American WCQ – Dragon Duel or the Central American WCQ – Dragon Duel via a Dragon Duel at a Regional Qualifier, or Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament. Do I get a discount if I attend the WCQ – Dragon Duel Nationals?
  • If I qualified in a Dragon Duel tournament (for Duelists born 2004 or later) can I play in the regular WCQ - Nationals?
  • How and when will I receive my invite?
  • What should I do if I can’t find my name on KDE’s online invite list?

Public Events

  • Will there be Public Events?
  • What are the point values for the Public Events? What is the Public Events playoff?

Card Legality

  • What cards are legal for play?
  • Can I use OCG cards (cards printed for use in Japan and other Asian territories) in my Deck?
  • Can I use foreign language cards in my Deck?

Miscellaneous

  • I want to judge at the WCQ - Nationals, instead of competing as a player – how can I volunteer?
  • Will there be vendors on site so I can buy single cards and supplies and sell my cards?
  • I want to vend at the WCQ - Nationals, whom should I contact?
  • Can I buy and sell from other people at the event?
  • Where can I get food and drinks during the tournament?
  • Can I get a KCGN (formerly known as COSSY) ID number at the WCQ - Nationals, or will I need to have one before I attend the event?
  • Will there be coverage at any of the Latin American WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?

 


Latin America WCQ - Nationals Information

Q: What happens at WCQ - Nationals Championship and Dragon Duel Nationals?

A: WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals are prestigious Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME tournaments in which players within Latin America compete to represent their nation at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG 2017 World Championship Qualifiers.  Top finishers from the WCQ – Nationals will be invited to either the Central or South American WCQ, based on their location.

Q: When and where are the Latin America WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?

A: The WCQ – Nationals have been broken down into three groups (A, B and C). Groups are assigned based on the previous year’s WCQ – National attendance. Please visit this page for a listing of dates and locations of each Latin American WCQ - Nationals:

http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/2017/2017Nationals_LatAm_info.html

Q: When is registration for the WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?

A: Check with your individual Tournament Organizer for the registration times of your event.

Q: What are the prizes for the WCQ – Nationals?

A: In addition to the booster packs each player receives upon paid entry into the tournament, the WCQ – Nationals have been broken down into three groups (A, B and C) in terms of prizing, with each group having its own prize pool. Please visit this page for a list of each group’s prizing for the WCQ – Nationals:

http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/2017/2017Nationals_LatAm_info.html

Q: What are the prizes for the WCQ – Dragon Duel Nationals?

A: Please visit this page for a list of the prizing for the WCQ - Nationals:

http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/2017/2017Nationals_LatAm_info.html

Q: How much does it cost to enter the WCQ – Nationals?

A: Duelists who have earned an invite to the WCQ - Nationals by participating in a Regional may enter the event for free; however they will not receive any participation booster packs.

The registration fee for the WCQ - Nationals is equivalent to $15.00 USD. With your entry fee, you will receive what this equates to in terms of booster packs of the current booster release Maximum Crisis (MACR).  If the cost of the booster packs does not equate to exactly $15.00 USD, the entry fee will be rounded down to match the costs of the boosters received.  For example:  if the cost of 1 booster pack is the equivalent to $6.00 USD in your local currency then the entry fee to the WCQ - National will be the equivalent of $12.00USD and you will receive 2 booster packs at registration.

Please contact your individual Tournament Organizer for details on your entry fee and booster packs.

Q: How much does it cost to enter the WCQ – Dragon Duel Nationals?

A: WCQ - Dragon Duel Nationals are free of charge, each player will receive a pack of 2017 WCQ sleeves for participating.

Q: Are there any pack prizes?

A:

WCQ – Nationals: The only booster pack prizes are listed in the prize breakdown at
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/2017/2017Nationals_LatAm_info.html

No other booster pack prizes will be awarded.

WCQ – Dragon Duel Nationals: The only booster pack prizes are listed in the prize breakdown at:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/2017/2017Nationals_LatAm_info.html

No other booster pack prizes will be awarded.

Q: Is there a participation prize?

A: WCQ Nationals: Duelists receive the equivalent of their entry fee in booster packs for participating if they are paying the entry fee.
WCQ Dragon Duel Nationals: Duelists will be receiving a pack of 2017 WCQ sleeves for participating.

Group A WCQ - Nationals will be receiving a mouse pad version of the 2017 National Top Cut game mat for participation.

Q: What is the format for the WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?

A: WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel National tournaments are Constructed events, which means each Duelist must bring his or her own Deck in order to compete. Decks must be constructed according to the latest Advanced Format guidelines. (See here for more information: http://www.yugioh-card.com/lat-am/limited/  The Advanced Format changed as of March 30th, 2017. You will need to make sure your Deck matches the current format.

Q: How many rounds will the WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals have?

A: The total number of Duelists will determine the number of rounds that are played.

Number of Participants

Number of Swiss Rounds

Playoff Top Cut

4 – 8

3 Rounds of Swiss

None

9 – 16

4 Rounds of Swiss

Top 8

17 – 32

5 Rounds of Swiss

Top 8

33 – 64

6 Rounds of Swiss

Top 8

65 – 128

7 Rounds of Swiss

Top 8

129 – 256

8 Rounds of Swiss

Top 8

257 – 512

9 Rounds of Swiss

Top 8

 

Number of Participants

Number of Swiss Rounds

Swiss Rounds Day 1

Swiss Rounds Day 2

Playoff Top Cut

513 –  or more

10 Rounds

8 Rounds

2 Rounds

Top 32

Q: Are there any special rules I need to know for the WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?

A:  In the final Match of the Playoff Top Cut of the WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals, Duelists may not concede a game or Match.  Duelists must play out the Match, in order to ensure a clear National Champion.  If a Duelist does concede a Match in the Finals of the Playoff Top Cut of the WCQ Nationals or Dragon Duel Nationals, they will be dropped from the tournament and will no longer be eligible to receive any prizes to which they may have been entitled.

Q: What will I need to bring to the WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?

A: You should bring a tournament-legal Deck as described above, registration sheet, and a completed Deck List (which can be downloaded as an editable PDF here). The registration sheet and Deck List can also be found on-site. You should also bring any tournament supplies you will need; such as paper and pen to track Life Points, dice or counters if you are using cards which require them, extra sleeves to replace any that become damaged, and so forth. To register for the WCQ - Nationals, you must bring your KCGN ID number (formerly known as COSSY) and a form of personal identification with a picture, as you will need proof of identity in order to register. For Dragon Duel Nationals we will need to verify your date of birth, so please bring a form of identification with your birth date, such as a birth certificate, with you. If you already have a KCGN ID number, you should bring your number and barcode or if you do not have one, you can obtain one at the event.  You should also bring money for your incidentals (food, drinks, Public Events, etc.).

Q: If I’ve never been to a WCQ – Nationals or Dragon Duel Nationals, what should I expect?

A: WCQ - Nationals are a showcase for a country’s top Duelists, and attract other Duelists of all ages and skill levels to participate in the Public Events. Many Duelists will travel great distances to attend the WCQ - Nationals, so you can expect to meet lots of fellow Yu-Gi-Oh! fans from all over your country.

Duelists are responsible for paying attention to information from judges and/or tournament staff in order to understand what is going on. If players have questions about the event either beforehand or while they are on site, they should check with the Tournament Organizer (beforehand) and/or the Head Judge (on site).

Duelists should read over the KDE policy documents and Penalty Guidelines carefully before the event.  You may find these Guidelines by clicking the following links. 

Tournament Policy:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/penalty_guide/Yu-Gi-Oh!%20Tournament%20Policy%20v1.4%202013November14.pdf
Penalty Guidelines:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/penalty_guide/Penalty%20Guidelines%20v1.4%202013November14.pdf
Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Policy:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/penalty_guide/Yu-Gi-Oh!%20Tournament%20Policy%20v1.4%202013November14.pdf

Q: I will be bringing my children to the WCQ – Nationals or Dragon Duel Nationals.  Is there anything I should know?

A:  You are not required to stay on site, but we strongly recommend that you do, especially if your children are young or if this is their first event. Please know that the tournament staff cannot be responsible for looking after your children, or their possessions. Always make sure your child has a way to contact you, and is provided with any necessities such as food, drink, or extra money if you do not wish to remain in the tournament area.

When your child is preparing for the event, encourage him or her to leave any bulky or expensive possessions at home. Electronics and large collections of cards are hard to keep track of during a big tournament – your child will have a much easier day without having to worry about these kinds of items.

Trading cards is a big attraction at large tournaments, but if you are concerned about your child trading away valuable cards, talk to him or her before the event and set some guidelines. You can always have your child check with you before making a trade.

Q: Will there be meal breaks during the tournament?

A: There will not be any meal breaks scheduled into the tournament.

Q: What happens if I am not done with my Match after 40 minutes? (Swiss Rounds – Tier 2 Events)

A: Sometimes a Match will not be finished when the time ends for a round. If this happens, the Duelist should note whose turn it is when time is called, and raise their hands for a judge. The judge should be notified that the Match is ongoing and whose turn it is. The judge may or may not stay to supervise the End of Match procedure, but should ensure that both Duelists understand the following procedure.

Please follow these instructions when proceeding to End of Match procedures during the Swiss portion of the tournament:

  • Continue until the end of the current turn.
  • If the Duel is not over at the end of the turn, go to “Extra Turns.”
  • Extra Turns = Conduct (5) additional turns starting from the opponent’s turn.
  • If a win condition (a Duelist’s Life Points is reduced to 0 or an instant win condition such as the effect of Exodia the Forbidden One or Final Countdown) occurs within these (5) turns, the Duel ends as normal.
  • If a win condition does NOT occur within these (5) turns, the Duelist who has higher Life Points after the “Extra Turns” (5 turns) wins.
  • If both Duelists’ Life Points are the same after the “Extra Turns” are completed, the Duel is considered a Draw.
    • After the Duel is concluded, the Duelist who has won the most Duels is declared the winner of the Match. If both Duelists now have the same number of Duel wins, the Match is a Draw.
    • If both Duelists won one Duel and the third Duel ends in a Draw, the Match is considered to be a Draw.
    • If time is called before a Duel begins (during Side Decking, before drawing their opening Hands), and both Duelists have won the same number of Duels, the Match is considered to be a Draw.
    • If time is called before a Duel begins (during Side Decking, before drawing their opening Hands), and one Duelist has won more Duels, the Duelist with more wins is declared the winner of the Match.
    • Duelists may not choose to intentionally end a match in a Draw. Intentionally ending a Match in a Draw, or stalling to have a Match end in a Draw, is against tournament policy and could result in a Disqualification.

Match Draws may only occur during the Swiss portion of a tournament and only during End of Match procedures. Duelists may not intentionally end a Match in a Draw. Intentionally ending a Match in a Draw, or stalling to have a Match end in a Draw, is against tournament policy and could result in a Disqualification.

Q: What happens if I am not done with my Match after 40 minutes? (Swiss Rounds – Tier 1 Events and Single-Elimination)

A: During Single-Elimination rounds, if Duelists have not completed their matches during their allotted time limit, proceed to End of Match procedures. Please follow these instructions when proceeding to End of Match procedures during the Single-Elimination portion of the tournament:

  • Continue until the end of the current turn.
  • If the Duel did not end at the end of the turn, go to “Extra Turns.”
    • Extra Turns = Conduct (3) additional turns starting from the opponent’s turn.
  • If a win condition (a Duelist is reduced to 0 Life Points or an instant win condition such as the effect of Exodia the Forbidden One or Final Countdown) occurs within these (3) turns, the Duel ends as normal.
  • If a win condition does NOT occur within these (3) turns, the Duelist who has higher Life Points after the “Extra Turns” wins.
  • If both Duelists’ Life Points are the same after the “Extra Turns” are completed, then play will continue on a turn-by-turn basis, with the Duelist with the most Life Points at the end of a turn being declared the winner of that Game.
    • Life Points are checked after the turn has completed but before the opponent’s turn begins.
    • If a Duelist’s Life Points reach 0 or if a win condition occurs during the turn, normal game play rules apply.
  • Once the winner has been determined for the current Duel, the Match winner is determined.
    • If a Duelist has more wins than his or her opponent, that Duelist wins the Match.
    • If both Duelists have the same number of Duel wins, or if time is called in between Games of a Match, they will begin a new Duel with specific guidelines.
      • Neither Duelist may use his or her Side Deck.
      • Duelists must use a random method (die roll, coin flip, etc.) to determine who will go first.
      • The Duel will continue for a total of (4) turns, two turns for each Duelist, unless a Duelist manages to win the Duel before the (4) turns are up.
      • Once the four turns are completed, Life Point totals are compared and the Duelist with the highest Life Point total wins the Match.
      • If both Duelists’ Life Points are the same after the (4) turns are completed, then play will continue on a turn-by-turn basis, with the Duelist with the most Life Points at the end of a turn being declared the winner of that Game. Please use the same criteria listed above (Step 5).

Draws cannot occur during Single-Elimination. There must always be a winner.

All Public Events (except for the Dragon Duel tournament) are Tier 1 Events.

Q: Who should I contact if I have questions about the WCQ – Nationals or Dragon Duel Nationals?

A: You should contact the Tournament Organizer for your particular event.

 


Registration Information

Q: When can I register for the WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?

A: Contact the Tournament Organizer for your event for specifics on registration times and places.

Q: What will I need to bring in order to register?

A: Make sure you have all of the following, in order to register for the WCQ - Nationals:

  • Your KCGN ID (if you have lost your ID and cannot remember your number, we may be able to look it up on site).
  • Your entry fee if you have not earned an invite.
  • A proper form of identification, with your name and photo. A driver’s license, school ID, or passports are all acceptable forms of identification. If entering the WCQ – Dragon Duel National proof of age must be stated in the identification provided.
  • Please follow onsite instructions on how and when the Deck List collection process will occur. To download an editable Deck List click on this link: http://www.yugioh-card.com/lat-am/events/forms/KDE_DeckList.pdf. Duelists will need to complete a Registration form to register for the WCQ - Nationals. The Tournament Organizer will have some available on site. To download the KDE Registration form, click on this http://www.yugioh-card.com/lat-am/events/forms/KDE_RegistrationSheet.pdf

 


Invitations

Q: Do I need an invitation to participate in the WCQ – Nationals or Dragon Duel Nationals?

A: Latin America WCQ - National tournaments, including Dragon Duel Nationals, are open events, you do not need to have an invitation in order to participate.

Q. I qualified for either the South American WCQ or the Central American WCQ via a Regional Qualifier or Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament. Do I get a discount if I attend the WCQ - Nationals?

A: Duelists who have already previously earned an invite to either the South American WCQ or Central American WCQ may participate in the WCQ - Nationals without paying an entry fee. If you do so, you will not be eligible for any participation booster pack prizing for the event.

Q. I qualified for either the South American WCQ – Dragon Duel or the Central American WCQ – Dragon Duel via a Dragon Duel at a Regional Qualifier, or Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament. Will I be charged an entry fee if I attend the WCQ – Dragon Duel Nationals?

A: No, all Dragon Duel events are free of charge as long as proper identification is provided with proof of age.  Duelists entering a WCQ – Dragon Duel National must be born 2004 or later.

Q: If I qualified in a Dragon Duel tournament (for players born 2004 or later) can I play in the regular WCQ - Nationals?

A: Yes, if you received an invite at a Dragon Duel tournament, you may choose to participate in the regular WCQ – Nationals.  You do not need to pay an entry fee, but please note that you will not be eligible to receive the participation packs, and you will not be able to participate in the Dragon Duel National.

Q: How and when will I receive my invite?

A: The list of players who have earned invites to their WCQ - Nationals is posted online http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/wcq_invite_list.html.

You will not receive a physical invitation, or an invitation through email or postal mail – you will be entered into the invite list database.

A list of the Dragon Duel invites can be found here:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/wcq_invite_list.html

Q: What should I do if I can’t find my name on KDE’s online invite list?

A: First, look at the Regional Qualifier list. Events that are highlighted in blue and marked with an asterisk have had their results updated to the invite list. Here is a link where you can access the Regional Qualifier list:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/regionals_locations_lat-am.html.

Check the invite list carefully, to see if you have missed seeing your name. Look at the KCGN ID numbers as well. If you do not see your name and the event at which you qualified is highlighted in blue, you should email la-opsupport@konami.com and ask. Please provide your full name, KCGN ID number, and the date and location of the event at which you qualified, along with your question, so we can answer you quickly and efficiently.

If you see an error in your name or KCGN ID, you can also report this to la-opsupport@konami.com. Make sure to include your full name, KCGN ID, and the date and location of the event at which you qualified.

 


Public Events

Q: Will there be Public Events?

A: Yes, here is the list for Public Events for each country’s WCQ - Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals

Argentina WCQ – Nationals

Name

Entry Fee**

# of Participants

Format

Participation Prizing

Prizing

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling*

AR$ 300​ pesos per team

64 Teams

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

1 Booster Packs per team member

1st Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Secret Rares
2nd Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Ultra Rares
3rd/4th Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Super Rares

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!*

AR​$ 200

32

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

2 Booster Pack

1st Place: Oversized Yu-Gi-Oh! Card

Structure Deck Tournament

AR​$ 300

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Structure Deck

1st Place: Structure Deck Tournament Game Mat

Duelist League

$50 pesos

8

Advanced Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

1st Place: 2 Duelist League Rare Cards
2nd – 8th Place: 1 Duelist League Rare Card

Starter Deck Tournament

AR​$ 300

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Starter Deck

1st Place: Starter Deck Tournament Game Mat

Win-A-Mat

AR$ 100

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Booster Pack

1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat

Public Events Playoff*

Free

4 per Playoff

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

1st Place: Super Rare copy of the YCS prize card.

 

 Mexico WCQ – Nationals

Name

Entry Fee**

# of Participants

Format

Participation Prizing

Prizing

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling*

$270 pesos per team

64 Teams

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

1 Booster Packs per team member

1st Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Secret Rares
2nd Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Ultra Rares
3rd/4th Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Super Rares

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!*

$180 pesos

32

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

2 Booster Pack

1st Place: Oversized Yu-Gi-Oh! Card

Structure Deck Tournament

$200 pesos

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Structure Deck

1st Place: Structure Deck Tournament Game Mat

Duelist League

$50 pesos

8

Advanced Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

1st Place: 2 Duelist League Rare Cards
2nd – 8th Place: 1 Duelist League Rare Card

Starter Deck Tournament

$200 pesos

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Starter Deck

1st Place: Starter Deck Tournament Game Mat

Win-A-Mat

$90 pesos

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Booster Pack

1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat

Public Events Playoff*

Free

4 per Playoff

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

1st Place: Super Rare copy of the YCS prize card.

 

Brazil WCQ – Nationals

Name

Entry Fee**

# of Participants

Format

Participation Prizing

Prizing

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling*

R$ 45,00 per team

64 Teams

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

1 Booster Packs per team member

1st Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Secret Rares
2nd Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Ultra Rares
3rd/4th Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Super Rares

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!*

R$ 30,00

32

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

2 Booster Pack

1st Place: Oversized Yu-Gi-Oh! Card

Structure Deck Tournament

R$ 40,00

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Structure Deck

1st Place: Structure Deck Tournament Game Mat

Duelist League

R$ 5,00

8

Advanced Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

1st Place: 2 Duelist League Rare Cards
2nd – 8th Place: 1 Duelist League Rare Card

Starter Deck Tournament

R$ 40,00

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Starter Deck

1st Place: Starter Deck Tournament Game Mat

Win-A-Mat

R$ 15,00

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Booster Pack

1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat

Public Events Playoff*

Free

4 per Playoff

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

1st Place: Super Rare copy of the YCS prize card.

All remaining countries

Bolivia
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Guatemala
Nicaragua
Peru
Trinidad and Tobago
Venezuela

    • Sealed Starter Deck Tournament
    • Sealed Structure Deck Tournament
    • Win-A-Mat

Please check with your Tournament Organizer for schedule and entry fee.

Q: What are the point values for the Public Events?

A:



Event

Participation Points

Additional Points for Winning

Dragon Duel

3

3

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling

2

2

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

2

2

Structure Deck Tournament

2

2

Starter Deck Tournament

2

2

Win-A-Mat

1

1

Duelists must be present for the start of the first round of each event for which they register, in order to receive the entry points. You cannot register in more than one event at a time. If you register for an event while you are still enrolled in a previous event, you will forfeit all Public Event points for all events in which you are simultaneously registered.

Q: What is the Public Events playoff? (Mexico, Argentina and Brazil only)

A: The Public Events playoff gives 8 hopeful Duelists a chance to win their very own copy of the coveted YCS Prize Cards! There are two different playoffs, each of which awards the YCS Prize Cards to the winner.

Playoff 1: The four Duelists who have accumulated the highest number of Public Event points will play two rounds of Single-Elimination to determine a winner, who will receive a Super Rare copy of the YCS Prize Card. In case of a points total tie, the selection will be made by random drawing from the tied competitors. 

Playoff 2: Four names will be drawn at random from all Public Events entrants over the course of the weekend. These four competitors will then play two rounds of Single-Elimination to determine a winner, who will receive a Super Rare copy of the YCS Prize Card.

 


Card Legality

Q: What cards are legal for play?

A: Please check the “Products” page online at http://www.yugioh-card.com/lat-am/products/ for the most current legality dates of Yu-Gi-Oh! product releases, prior to preparing your Deck for the event.

Also check this link for the current legality of all promotional cards http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/cardlegality.html.

Q: Can I use OCG cards (cards printed for use in Japan and other Asian territories) in my Deck?

A: No, cards printed for Asian markets are not legal for play in TCG tournaments, even if you have a translation available.

Q: Can I use foreign language cards in my Deck?

A: You may use foreign-language copies of legal-for-play cards printed for the TCG market, as long as you can show an official translation of the card when asked to do so by an opponent or tournament official.  Translations do not have to be a local language version of the card.  An official translation written down or printed is acceptable.  If you want to use a local language version of the card as your translation, you must keep that card outside of your Deck box.  For English or Spanish language cards, you are not required to have an official translation (with the exception of Brazil and Trinidad & Tobago, Spanish cards will need English translation).  Portuguese cards do not require a translation for the Brazilian National.

 


Miscellaneous

Q: I want to judge at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, instead of competing as a player – how do I request to participate?

A: If you’re interested in judging at a WCQ - Nationals, please contact the Tournament Organizer for the event. In order to judge at a WCQ - National, you must have passed the RC-1 test and then register as a judge in the KDE Judge Program.  If you have questions about the Judge Program, you may email us-judgesupport@konami.com.

Q: Will there be vendors on site so I can buy single cards, supplies and sell my cards?

A: Please contact your National organizer for information on on-site vendors.

Q: I want to vend at the WCQ – Nationals, whom should I contact?

A: Please contact the organizer for the National you are interested in vending at.

Q: Can I buy and sell from other people at the event?

A: Duelists are not allowed to buy or sell from one another at the WCQ - Nationals. If you do so, you risk incurring penalties, including being disqualified and removed from the event.

Q: Where can I get food and drinks during the tournament?

A: All Nationals are selected to be in a player friendly area but please contact the organizer for the National you are participating at for detailed information.

Q: Can I get a KCGN ID number at the WCQ - Nationals or will I need to have one before I attend the event?

A: If you do not have a KCGN ID number, you can get one at the event.

Q: Will there be coverage at any of the Latin American WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?

A: There will not be any online coverage at any of the Latin American WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals.

 


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