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North America World Championship Qualifier (WCQ) 2018
FAQ's

UPDATED: 6/21/2018

When:
June 29th – July 1st, 2018
Where:
Ft. Worth Convention Center Halls A & B
1201 Houston St.
Ft. Worth, TX 76102 USA

WCQ INFORMATION

  • What happens at the North America World Championship Qualifier?
  • When is the North America World Championship Qualifier?
  • Where is the North America World Championship Qualifier?
  • When can I register for the North America World Championship Qualifier?
  • What are the prizes for the North America World Championship Qualifier?
  • How do the World Qualifying Points factor into the North America World Championship Qualifier?
  • How much does it cost to enter the North America World Championship Qualifier?
  • Are there any pack prizes?
  • Is there a participation prize?
  • What is the format for the North America World Championship Qualifier?
  • How many rounds will the North America World Championship Qualifier have?
  • How many Duelists will advance to Day 2?
  • How many Duelists will advance to the Top Cut?
  • What will I need to bring to the North America World Championship Qualifier?
  • If I've never been to a World Championship Qualifier, what should I expect?
  • I will be bringing my children to the North America World Championship Qualifier. Is there anything I should know?
  • Will the North America World Championship Qualifier have the Bounty Feature?
  • I won a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series or an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational during this qualifying year, are there any perks for me at the WCQ?
  • Will the North America World Championship Qualifier award any Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) points?
  • Will there be meal breaks during the tournament?
  • What happens if I am not done with my Match after 40 minutes?

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  • When can I register for the North America World Championship Qualifier?
  • Do I receive any gifts for registering on Friday?
  • What will I need to bring in order to register?
  • When will I receive my participation prizes?

INVITATIONS

  • Do I need an invitation to participate in the North America World Championship Qualifier?
  • If I qualified in a Dragon Duel tournament (for Duelists born 2005 or later) can I play in the regular World Championship Qualifier?
  • How and when will I receive my invite?
  • What should I do if I can't find my name on KDE-US's online invite list?

PUBLIC EVENTS

  • What is the Public Events schedule?
  • What are the point values for the Public Events?
  • What is a Swiss Round Tournament?
  • What is a Single-Elimination Tournament?
  • What are the rules for the Last Chance Qualifiers?
  • What is a Dragon Duel? (Effective Sunday July 1st, 2018)
  • What are the prizes for the Dragon Duel?
  • What is the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series and what are the rules?
  • Who is eligible for the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series?
  • When can I register for the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series?
  • What are the prizes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series?
  • What are the rules for the 3 vs. 3 Team Duel event?
  • What are the rules for the Starter Deck Tournament?
  • What are the rules for the Structure Deck Tournament?
  • What is the Public Events playoff?

CARD LEGALITY

  • What cards are legal for play?
  • Will Battles of Legend: Relentless Revenge be legal for play at the North America World Championship Qualifier?
  • Will the newest VIZ promo card, Summon Sorceress, be legal for play at the North America World Championship Qualifier?
  • 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?

TRAVEL

  • What is the closest airport to the North America World Championship Qualifier?
  • What's the best way to get to the tournament from the airport?
  • Are there any nearby hotels?

MISCELLANEOUS

  • I may need assistance to participate at the North America World Championship Qualifier due to a disability or recent injury, what should I do?
  • I want to judge at the North America World Championship Qualifier, instead of competing as a player – how can I apply?
  • Will there be vendors on site so I can buy single cards and supplies and sell my cards?
  • Can I buy and sell from other people at the event?
  • I want to vend at the North America World Championship Qualifier, whom should I contact?
  • Where can I get food and drinks during the tournament?
  • Can I get a CARD GAME ID (previously COSSY ID) number at the North America World Championship Qualifier, or will I need to have one before I attend the event?
  • Will there be coverage of the North America World Championship Qualifier?
  • What cool things are there at the North America World Championship Qualifier?
  • Will there be any Special Guests at the North America World Championship Qualifier?
  • Who should I contact if I have questions about the North America World Championship Qualifier?

For information about the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier 2018, go here!

 


WCQ INFORMATION

Q: What happens at the North America World Championship Qualifier?

A: The North America World Championship Qualifier (WCQ) is an invite-only tournament, where Duelists will compete for a chance to represent North America at the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship tournament, held in Japan on August 4-5, 2018. The winner of the WCQ will receive paid travel and accommodations, along with a host of other prizes, and the title of "North America WCQ Champion 2018." Runners-up will also receive exciting prizes.

The North America World Championship Qualifier is a 3-day event. On Friday, June 29th, Duelists who have not qualified for the WCQ can play in Last Chance Qualifiers to earn an invite for the WCQ (Last Chance Qualifiers begin at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 29th).  The actual WCQ itself will begin on Saturday, June 30th.

In addition to the North America World Championship Qualifier, there will be numerous Public Events to participate in during all three days.

Q: When is the North America World Championship Qualifier?

A: June 29th – July 1st, 2018

Q: Where is the North America World Championship Qualifier?

A: 
Ft. Worth Convention Center
Halls A & B
1201 Houston St.
Ft. Worth, TX 76102
United States

Q: When can I register for the North America World Championship Qualifier?

A:           
Friday, June 29th:
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday, June 30th:
7:00am – 9:00am

Q: What are the prizes for the North America World Championship Qualifier?

A:

Place

Prizes

1st-4th

Invite to World Championship 2018
Travel & Accommodations to World Championship 2018
Complete set of Extreme Force and Flames of Destruction
Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker
PlayStation®4 PRO system
50 UDS Points

1st

18 packs of Code of the Duelist, Circuit Break, Extreme Force and Flames of Destruction

2nd

12 packs of Code of the Duelist, Circuit Break, Extreme Force and Flames of Destruction

3rd-4th

9 packs of Code of the Duelist, Circuit Break, Extreme Force and Flames of Destruction

5th-8th

Complete set of Extreme Force and Flames of Destruction
PlayStation®4 system
6 packs of Code of the Duelist, Circuit Break, Extreme Force and Flames of Destruction

Top 8

Championship Trophy

9th-16th

Complete Set of Flames of Destruction
6 packs of Code of the Duelist, Circuit Break, Extreme Force and Flames of Destruction

Top 32

Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker

Top Cut

WCQ Top Cut Game Mat
World Qualifying Points (based on final standings)
20 UDS Points

Participation

Pack of World Championship Qualifier 2018 Sleeves
World Championship Qualifier 2018 Game Mat
10 UDS Points

World Championship Qualifier Top Cut Game Mat

Q: Will World Qualifying Points be awarded in the North America World Championship Qualifier?

A: Yes. Duelists that make the Top Cut at the North America WCQ will also earn World Qualifying Points.

The number of points that Duelists can earn is based on the final standings of the North America WCQ. So, if a Duelist makes the Top Cut and finishes in 64th place at the end of the event, that Duelist will earn 1 World Qualifying Point. The Duelist who finished 63rd place will earn 2 World Qualifying Points, etc.

(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.)

You can follow this link to the current Leaderboards and Worlds Qualifying Points FAQ;
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/wcs/index.html

Q: How much does it cost to enter the North America World Championship Qualifier?

A: There is no entry fee to the North America World Championship Qualifier, as this is an invite-only event.

Q: Are there any pack prizes?

A: The only booster pack prizes are listed above in the prize breakdown. No other booster pack prizes will be awarded.

Q: Is there a participation prize?

A: Yes, all Duelists who register for the North America World Championship Qualifier will receive a World Championship Qualifier Game Mat and a pack of World Championship Qualifier Card Sleeves. Please keep in mind that these items are participation prizes. You must attend the WCQ and participate in order to be eligible to earn these prizes.

World Championship Qualifier Participation Game Mat

Q: What is the format for the North America World Championship Qualifier?

A: World Championship Qualifier 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/en/limited/#limited_adv) The Advanced Format changed as of May 21st. You will need to make sure your Deck matches the current format.

Q: How many rounds will the North America World Championship Qualifier have?

A: The total number of Duelists enrolled at the time registration closes will determine the number of rounds that are played.

Number of Participants

Number of Swiss Rounds

Swiss Rounds Day 1

Swiss Rounds Day 2

Playoff Top Cut

129 – 256 Duelists

8 Rounds

8 Rounds

None

Top 64

257 – 512 Duelists

9 Rounds

9 Rounds

None

Top 64

513 – 1024 Duelists

10 Rounds

8 Rounds

2 Rounds

Top 64

1025 – 2048 Duelists

11 Rounds

9 Rounds

2 Rounds

Top 64

2049 or more Duelists

12 Rounds

9 Rounds

3 Rounds

Top 64

Q: How many Duelists will advance to Day 2?

A: If there are 129 - 512 Duelists registered for the WCQ, then the Top 64 Duelists will advance to Day 2.

If there are 513 - 1024 Duelists registered for the WCQ, then the Top 128 Duelists OR all Duelists with a minimum of 16 Points, whichever number is larger, will advance to Day 2.

If there are 1025 - 2048 Duelists registered for the WCQ, then the Top 128 Duelists OR all Duelists with a minimum of 19 Points, whichever number is larger, will advance to Day 2.

If there are 2049 or more Duelists registered for the WCQ, then the Top 256 Duelists OR all Duelists with a minimum of 19 Points, whichever number is larger, will advance to Day 2.

Q: How many Duelists will advance to the Top Cut?

A: If there are 129 or more Duelists registered for the World Championship Qualifier Main Event, the tournament will cut to Top 64 after all rounds of Swiss are completed. 

Q: What will I need to bring to the North America World Championship Qualifier?

A: You should bring a tournament-legal Deck as described above, along with 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.  You should bring your CARD GAME ID number. You must bring a form of personal identification with a picture. You'll also need money for your incidentals (food, drinks, Public Events, etc.).

Q: If I've never been to a World Championship Qualifier, what should I expect?

A: The North America World Championship Qualifier is the most prestigious of all North America Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments, and attracts the best Duelists in North America.  Many Duelists travel great distances to attend the North America World Championship Qualifier, so you can expect to meet hundreds of fellow Yu-Gi-Oh! fans from all over North America.

There are a lot of things you should do to make sure you are prepared before heading to the tournament.  Read over the list of things you will need for the tournament, and make sure you have everything.  You'll have a better time at the event if you don't have too many bulky or heavy possessions to carry around, as it can get crowded there on the floor.  Think ahead while you are planning what to bring with you.

When you get to the event, you will need to register in order to play.  You can register on Friday from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM, or you can register on the morning of the event from 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM.  If you live in the area or arrive early enough on Friday, you should definitely register then. It will save you a lot of time the following morning.

Your Deck List will be collected at Registration. Make sure your Deck List is ready before you reach the front of the Registration line.

If you need to register on the day of the event, get there early! Registration will open at 7:00 AM, and there will already be a line of people waiting. You'll need to be in line by 9:00 AM, or you will not be able to enter the tournament when it begins. We will have to start without you, to make sure the event begins on time – you'll still be able to play, but you will not be able to enter the tournament until the second round begins and you will start with a Round One Match loss.

To register, you'll need a Registration form, a form of ID with a picture, your CARD GAME ID, and your completed Deck List.  You can get a Registration form at the event, or you can print one at home before the tournament by clicking on this link:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/forms/KDE_RegistrationSheet.pdf

Make sure your Registration form and your Deck List are filled out completely before you reach the registration station. 

You will also need a Deck List. A Deck List is required to participate in the World Championship Qualifier.  You can get a Deck List form at the event before you register, or you can download one to fill out ahead of time by clicking on this link:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/forms/KDE_DeckList.pdf

This is an editable PDF, so you will be able to type the card names in this form, which should help as your Deck List needs to be legible and complete – write the name of each card in full, and write down how many copies of each card you have in your Deck.

Make sure your name and CARD GAME ID are on your Deck List.

Make sure your Deck List exactly matches your Deck.

If you need more space than what is available on the Deck List, simply write a note on the front of the Deck List notifying us that there will be more contents on the back of the Deck List and continue registering your Deck List on the back.

There is a very helpful article on our strategy site that will help you fill out your Deck List properly.  Just follow the link here:
https://yugiohblog.konami.com/articles/?p=3534#more-3534

Your Deck List will be collected at Registration. Make sure your Deck List is ready before you reach the front of the Registration line.

Duelists are responsible for paying attention to information from judges and/or tournament staff in order to understand what is going on. If Duelists have questions about the event either beforehand or while they are there, they should check with the Event Manager.  

Before heading to the event, all Duelists should read over the KDE-US Tournament Policy, Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament Policy, and Penalty Guidelines carefully.   These documents tell you what you can and cannot do at an event, and give you a good idea of what to expect.  You may find these Guidelines by clicking the following links. 

Remember, there is much more to do at the WCQ than just compete in the main tournament.  There are lots of Public Events, vendors buying and selling cards, and other Duelists to trade with. Read over the FAQ carefully, and you'll be off to a great start.

Q: I will be bringing my children to the North America World Championship Qualifier. Is there anything I should know?

A: We will have a Parents' Lounge available, where parents can relax while their children are occupied in the tournament.  This area is open only to parents and their children. 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 the North America World Championship Qualifier have the Bounty Feature?

A: No, there will be no Bounty Feature at the North America World Championship Qualifier.

Q: I won a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series or an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational during this qualifying year, are there any perks for me at the WCQ?

A: All Duelists who have won a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series during this qualifying year or any Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational winner will receive VIP status and preferred seating at the WCQ. VIP Duelists will begin the tournament with a 2-Round BYE.

Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Winners are required to bring and present their UDS Championship Belt in order to receive VIP status.

Q: Will the North America World Championship Qualifier award any Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) points?

A: The North America World Championship Qualifier, North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier, UDS Qualifiers, Regional Qualifiers, and Dragon Duels will award the following points toward the UDS Invitational.

Criteria

Category

Points Awarded

Participate in a regular Dragon Duel

Participation

5 UDS Points

Participate in UDS Qualifier (8-Player Public Event at Tier 2 Events)

5 UDS points

Participate in a National Championship or WCQ

10 UDS Points

 

 

 

Top Cut National Championship or WCQ

Top Cut

20 UDS Points

 

 

 

Win UDS Qualifier (8-Player Public Event at Tier 2 Events)

Winner

20 UDS Points

Win Nationals (Latin America) or Finalist for Worlds at WCQ

50 UDS Points

 

 

 

Rank high enough to earn WCQ Invite at any Tier 2 Event offering WCQ Invite

Invite

10 UDS Points

Accurately complete WCQ invite paperwork at any Tier 2 Event offering WCQ Invite

5 UDS Points

 

 

 

Judge at a YCS, National, WCQ, or Worlds

Judge

20 UDS points

*UDS Points for accurately completing WCQ Invite paperwork are awarded and reflected on each player's total once a year, after the conclusion of that Region's World Championship Qualifier.

The other Public Events, excluding the Dragon Duel, UDS Qualifiers, and Regional Qualifiers, held at the WCQ will NOT award UDS points.

For additional information regarding the Ultimate Duelist Series, visit http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/.

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? UPDATED!

A: Starting on June 1st, 2018, all Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Organized Play will use brand-new End of Match procedures. Duelists should familiarize themselves with the new End of Match procedures prior to attending any event.

Sometimes a Match will not be finished when the time ends for a round. If this happens, it is both Duelists' responsibility to note whose turn it is when time is called. Duelists who require assistance with the End of Match procedures should raise their hand and call 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 procedures.

End of Match procedures should follow these three (3) rules:

Rule #1: If time is called while Duelists are in the middle of a Game, the current Game must have a decision (Win, Loss, or Draw)
Rule #2: Once the current Game has concluded with a decision, determine the winner of the Match by determining the number of Game Wins (or Game Losses) each Duelist has for the current Match. The Duelist with the most Game Wins will win the Match.
Swiss Rounds: If both Duelists have the same number of Game Wins, or if time was called in between games of a Match when both Duelists had the same number of Game Wins, then the Match is a Draw.
Single-Elimination Rounds: If both Duelists have the same number of Game Wins, or if time is called in between Games of a Match while both Duelists have the same number of Game Wins, they will begin a new Duel with specific guidelines.

      • Neither Duelist may use his or her Side Deck. If time was called in between Games of a Match and at least one Duelist has already accessed his or her Side Deck, then both Duelists may use their 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 four (4) turns, two (2) turns for each Duelist, unless a Duelist manages to win the Duel before the four (4) turns have concluded.
        • A "turn" is defined as the start of the Draw Phase until the end of the End Phase for a single Duelist.
      • Once the four (4) 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 four (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.

Rule #3: If a win condition occurs during End of Match Procedures, that Duelist wins the current Game.

Keeping these three (3) rules in mind, please follow these instructions when proceeding to End of Match procedures:

  • Continue with the current Phase of the Game. Once the Phase is over, stop the game.
  • Determine a Game Winner at this point, with the Duelist with the most Life Points winning the Game.
    • During Swiss Rounds, if both Duelists' Life Points are the same, the Game is a Draw. Compare Game Wins with the Duelist with the most Game Wins winning the Match. If the Game Win totals are the same, the Match is a Draw.
    • During Single-Elimination, if both Duelists' Life Points are the same at the end of the current Phase (Step 1 above), finish the current turn. If both Duelists' Life Points are the same at the end of the turn, 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.
    • Match Draws cannot occur during Single-Elimination Rounds.

 


Registration Information

Q: When can I register for the North America World Championship Qualifier?

A: Registration will be open on Friday, June 29th from 12:00 PM until 7:00 PM, and on Saturday, June 30th, from 7:00 AM until 9:00 AM. We strongly recommend that you register on Friday, to make sure you are ready to play on Saturday. If you register on Friday, you do not need to register again on Saturday.

Your Deck List will be collected at Registration. Make sure your Deck List is ready before you reach the front of the Registration line.

Q: Do I receive any gifts for registering on Friday?

A: Yes! As an added incentive to register for the World Championship Qualifier on Friday, Duelists will receive one Yu-Gi-Oh! branded die blind pack.  Inside the blind pack, you will find one of seven different dice based on the Millennium Items.



Which one will you receive?

These gifts are in addition to the World Championship Qualifier 2018 Sleeves and World Championship Qualifier 2018 Game Mat.

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 North America World Championship Qualifier or Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier:

  • Your CARD GAME ID (if you have lost your ID and cannot remember your number, we will be able to look it up on site).
  • A proper form of identification, with your name and photo. A driver's license, school ID, or passport are all acceptable forms of identification. Since this tournament is invitation-only, it is important that we verify the identity of all participants.
    • For Dragon Duelists, we recommend having a copy of your Birth Certificate as well to show proof of age.
    • Form of identification should be for the participating Duelist and not for a parent or guardian.

Q: When will I receive my participation prizes?

A: You will receive your participation prizes when you register for the North America World Championship Qualifier. Please keep in mind that these items are participation prizes – you must attend the North America World Championship as a participant in order to receive them. They cannot be mailed to you or picked up on your behalf.

Players that register on Saturday June 30th will only receive the Sleeves and Game Mat.

 


Invitations

Q: Do I need an invitation to participate in the North America World Championship Qualifier?

A: Yes, you must have earned an invite at a Regional Qualifier, Dragon Duel, OTS Championship, or Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event in order to participate in the North America World Championship Qualifier.

Q: If I qualified in a Dragon Duel tournament (for Duelists born 2005 or later) can I play in the regular World Championship Qualifier?

A: Duelists who were born in 2005 or later who qualified for the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier may choose to play in the Main World Championship Qualifier instead of the Dragon Duel WCQ. Dragon Duelists may not register and/or participate in both events.  A Dragon Duelist who is caught entering both events will be Disqualified and will not be able to compete in any other event, including any Public Events, at the World Championship Qualifier.

Q: How and when will I receive my invite?

A: The list of players who have earned invites to their World Championship Qualifier is posted online at the following locations:

North America WCQ:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/regionals/2018/qualifiers.html

North America WCQ Error List:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/regionals/2018/err_qualifiers.html

Dragon Duel WCQ:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/regionals/2018/qualifiersDD.html

Dragon Duel WCQ Error List:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/regionals/2018/err_qualifiersDD.html

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

Information about your World Championship Qualifier will be posted online – it will not be mailed or sent to you. Duelists are responsible to verify that their name appears on the appropriate invite list, and to access posted information about their World Championship Qualifier tournament by checking the http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events page for updates.

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 at http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/regionals/2018/events_list.html.   Events that are highlighted in blue have had their results updated to the invite list.

If the event you have qualified at has already been processed, check the invite list and the appropriate error list carefully, to see if you have missed seeing your name. Look at the CARD GAME 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 us-opsupport@konami.com by following the instructions at the top of the Error List page that corresponds to the WCQ you are attending. Please provide your full name, CARD GAME 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 CARD GAME ID, you can also report this to us-opsupport@konami.com. Make sure to include your full name, CARD GAME ID, and the date and location of the event at which you qualified.



Public Events

Q: What is the Public Events schedule?

A:
Friday, June 29th

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Last Chance Qualifier (16-player Flights)

$10.00

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Starter Deck Tournament (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Structure Deck Tournament (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Battle City (8-Player Flights)

$8.00

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Win-A-Mat (8-player Flights)

$12.00

12:00 PM – 5:00PM

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament (8-player Flights)

$12.00

11:00 AM

Last Chance Dragon Duel Qualifier #1

FREE!!

12:00 PM

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! #1

$20.00

2:00 PM

Last Chance Dragon Duel Qualifier #2

FREE!!

Saturday, June 30th  

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

2019 Regional Qualifiers (16-player Flights)

$16.00

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Battle City (8-Player Flights)

$8.00

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Duelist League (8-Player Flights)

$2.00

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Starter Deck Tournament (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Structure Deck Tournament (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Win-A-Mat (8-Player Flights)

$12.00

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament (8-player Flights)

$12.00

2:00 PM

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! #2

$20.00

Sunday, July 1st

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

2019 Regional Qualifiers (16-player Flights)

$16.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Battle City (8-Player Fligths)

$8.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Duelist League (8-Player Flights)

$2.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Starter Deck Tournament (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Structure Deck Tournament (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Win-A-Mat (8-Player Flights)

$12.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament (8-player flights)

$12.00

10:00 AM

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling

$15.00/team

11:00 AM

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! #3

$20.00

1:00 PM

Dragon Duel Tournament (Born 2006 or later)

FREE!!

1:00 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series

$30.00/team

3:45 PM

Cut-off to earn points for Public Events Playoffs

 

4:00 PM

Public Event Playoffs

 

*Times subject to change

Name

Entry Fee

# of Participants

Format

Participation Prizing

Prizing

Last Chance Qualifier*

$10

16

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

2 Booster Packs + 1 Duelist Pack

1st Place: An invite to the 2018 North America WCQ and Regional Game Mat

Last Chance Dragon Duel Qualifier *

FREE!!

Unlimited

Advanced Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

Special prizes!

Top 8 receive an invite to 20187 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier, Regional Game Mat, and a Dragon Duel T-Shirt

16 Player 2019 Regional Qualifiers*

$16 per player

16

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

4 Booster Packs

1st Place: An invite to the 2019 World Championship Qualifier, Regional Deck Box, and Regional Game Mat

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling*

$5 per player ($15 per team)

64 Teams

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling Format – Single-Elimination

1 Tournament Pack 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!!*

$20 per player

64

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

5 Booster Packs

1st Place: Oversized Yu-Gi-Oh! Card
2nd–3rd Place: Oversized
Yu-Gi-Oh! Card (half the size of 1st place)

Battle City Tournament

$8 per player

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

2 Booster Packs

1st Place: Battle City Game Mat
2nd – 4th Place: Battle City Token Card

Duelist League

$2 per player

8

Advanced Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

1 Duelist Pack

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

Dragon Duel*

FREE!!

Unlimited

Sealed Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

Special prizes!

Refer to What are the prizes for the Dragon Duel? section for prize information.

Starter Deck Tournament

$10 per player

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Starter Deck

1st Place: Starter Deck Tournament Game Mat

Structure Deck Tournament

$10 per player

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Structure Deck

1st Place: Structure Deck Tournament Game Mat

Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) Qualifier

$10 per player

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

2 Booster Packs, 1 Duelist Pack, UDS Qualifier Lanyard, & 5 UDS Points

1st Place: UDS Qualifier Winner Pin &
20 UDS Points

Win-A-Mat

$12 per player

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

3 Booster Packs

1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day 
Tournament

$12 per player

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

3 Booster Packs

1st Place: Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Game Mat
1st – 8th Place: Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Token

Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series*

$10 per player ($30 per team)

64 teams

Advanced Format – Swiss, Playoff Top Cut

2 Booster Packs and 1 Duelist Pack per team member

See below for link to prizing information

Public Events Playoff*

Free

4 per Playoff

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

 

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

*Deck Lists are required.

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

A:

Event

Participation Points

Additional Points for Winning

Dragon Duel

3

3

Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series

3

3

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling

3

3

16 Player 2019 Regional Qualifier Flights

2

2

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

2

2

Starter Deck Tournament

2

2

Structure Deck Tournament

2

2

Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) Qualifier

2

2

Win-A-Mat

1

1

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament

1

1

No Public Event Points are awarded to the following events:

North America World Championship Qualifier Main Event

North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier Main Event

Last Chance Qualifier

Last Chance Dragon Duel Qualifiers

Duelist League

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 a Swiss Round Tournament?

A: Duelists are paired off based on each Duelist's win/loss record. Duelists are not eliminated when they lose a Match during Swiss tournaments – instead, they will continue to be paired against Duelists with similar records for all remaining rounds of the event.

Q: What is a Single-Elimination Tournament?

A: Half of the tournament is eliminated after each round – the losing Duelist is out of the tournament, while the winner goes on to the next round. This continues until only one Duelist remains, who is then declared the winner.

Q: What are the rules for the Last Chance Qualifiers?

A: The Last Chance Qualifiers are Advanced Format, Constructed, 16-player, Single-Elimination Events, where the winner will earn an invite to the World Championship Qualifier.

Only Duelists who do not already have an invite to the World Championship Qualifier may participate in any Last Chance Qualifier.

Duelists who already have an invite and participate in a Last Chance Qualifier will automatically lose their invite and will have to re-earn it to participate in the World Championship Qualifier.

There is no age limit for Duelists who are eligible to participate in the Last Chance Qualifiers.

There is no limit on how many Last Chance Qualifiers a Duelist can enter, but they can only register for one at a time

A Deck List is required to participate in a Last Chance Qualifier. If you are eliminated from a Last Chance Qualifier you may ask the judge working your event for your Deck List, if you plan on using the same Deck List to enter another Last Chance Qualifier.

Duelists who win Last Chance Qualifiers will be required to register for their World Championship Qualifier (or Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier) upon completion of their Last Chance Qualifier. Duelists are not required to use the same Deck that they used in the Last Chance Qualifier, but are required to submit a Deck List as part of the World Championship/Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier Registration process.

Q: What is a Dragon Duel? (Effective Sunday July 1st, 2018)

A: Dragon Duel tournaments are exclusive to Duelists born before a certain calendar year, with the calendar year requirement moving forward after the World Championship each year.

The requirement starting at this WCQ will be for Duelists born in 2006 or later.

Dragon Duel tournaments are Sealed Format events. Dragon Duel tournaments will be exclusive to Duelists born in 2006 or later. Dragon Duels give a chance to earn an invite to the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier in 2019. It is run using Swiss Rounds without a Top Cut playoff.

Entry for a Dragon Duel tournament is FREE!!

Participants are required to provide proof of age in order to participate in a Dragon Duel (Copy of Birth Certificate, Passport, etc.).

Duelists must be born in 2006 or later.

A minimum of (4) Duelists is required to run a Dragon Duel tournament.

All Duelists who earn an invite to the Dragon Duel WCQ (or their parent/guardian) must complete a copy of the 2019 WCQ Invite Form prior to receiving their prizes.  A valid e-mail address must be provided for either the Duelist or the parent/guardian.

Q: What are the prizes for the Dragon Duel?

A: Top 4 Duelists in a Dragon Duel tournament will receive a Regional Game Mat, a Dragon Duel Medal, and a Dragon Duel T-Shirt.

In addition to the prizes listed above, Invites awarded in the Dragon Duel for the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier are based off of attendance, with the top ranking Duelists after the final round of Swiss earning an invite to the Dragon Duel World Championship in 2019.

Number of Dragon Duelists

# of Invites

4 – 8

4 Invites

9 – 16

8 Invites

17 – 32

12 Invites

33 – 64

16 Invites

65 +

20 Invites

Duelists are required to complete and submit a WCQ Invite form on site. Prizes are not awarded until after the WCQ Invite forms have been completed and properly submitted.

All Duelists who earn an invite to the Dragon Duel WCQ and complete their WCQ Invite Form will receive 10 UDS Points.

Q: What is the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series and what are the rules?

A: Designed for students who want to attend and have fun competing at KONAMI premier-level events, the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series allows students from the same school to register as a team and compete for a variety of prizes.

Please visit this page for more details about the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/schooltournamentseries/index.html

Q: Who is eligible for the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series?

A: At least two (2) of the three (3) Team members must be currently enrolled at the same school. Team members must provide proof of registration with either a current School Identification Card with their registered name, proof of enrollment, or an official grade card (i.e. report card, transcript) with their name and the school's name.

Q: When can I register for the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series?

A:  Registration must be done on-site at the event. Registration for this event will occur on Sunday, July 1st, from 11:00 AM - 12:45PM.

Please visit this page for more details about registration to this public event:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/schooltournamentseries/index.html

Q: What are the prizes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series?

A: Please visit this page for more details about prizes awarded in this public event:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/schooltournamentseries/index.html

Q: What are the rules for the 3 vs. 3 Team Duel event?

A: The 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling event will be Advanced Format Constructed, Single-Elimination with no Playoff Cut.

Players must use an uncut KDE-US Registration Form sheet to register for this event (3 Registration Forms per sheet). The top player is automatically Player A, the middle is Player B, and the bottom is Player C.

Player A is considered to be the Team Captain and is the primary point of contact in regards to administrative purposes.

Each team must register a Team Name. The Team Name must be written on the top of the Registration Form. Team Names may not be offensive or disrespectful in any manner. Event Staff reserve the right to request a new team name if they feel the name may be inappropriate.

Here are the basic rules:

  • When registering for the tournament, each team will designate one Duelist on the team to be Duelist A, one to be Duelist B, and one to be Duelist C.
    Team members must keep their team designation throughout the tournament.
  • At the start of the round, Duelist A will play against Duelist A, Duelist B will play against Duelist B, and Duelist C will play against Duelist C.  Team members play as individuals – they do not share cards, Decks, Life Points, etc.
  • All members of the team will play a best 2 out of 3 match.
  • The team with the most Match wins gets the win for the round.

Example of play:

Team 1 (Duelist A1, Duelist B1, and Duelist C1) and Team 2 (Duelist A2, Duelist B2, and Duelist C2) play each other in Round 1.

  • Duelist A1 sits across from Duelist A2, and they play each other, best 2 out of 3.
  • Duelist B1 sits across from Duelist B2, and they play each other, best 2 out of 3.
  • Duelist C1 sits across from Duelist C2, and they play each other, best 2 out of 3.

At the end of the Round, the teams compare Match wins.

  • Duelist A1 won the Match against Duelist A2.
  • Duelist B1 won the Match against Duelist B2.
  • Duelist C1 lost the Match against Duelist C2.

Since Team 1 has 2 Match wins, Team 1 wins the round.

Q: What are the rules for the Starter Deck Tournament?

A:

  • The 8 Duelists are seated across from their first round opponent.
  • Each Duelist is then randomly given one (1) sealed Starter Deck.
  • The Duelists will then be given 10 minutes to look over their cards and sleeve their main Deck and Extra Deck, should they choose to do so, with tournament-legal sleeves.
  • Once the above steps are completed the Duelists then will play against their first round opponent in a best 2-out of-3 match. 

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size

All Main Deck Cards

Extra Deck Size

All Extra Deck Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

The Advanced Format list does not apply.

Q: What are the rules for the Structure Deck Tournament?

A:

  • The 8 Duelists are seated across from their first round opponent.
  • Each Duelist is then randomly given one (1) sealed Structure Deck.
  • The Duelists will then be given 10 minutes to look over their cards and sleeve their main Deck and Extra Deck, should they choose to do so, with tournament-legal sleeves.
  • Once the above steps are completed the Duelists then will play against their first round opponent in a best 2-out of-3 match. 

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size

All Main Deck Cards

Extra Deck Size

All Extra Deck Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

The Advanced Format list does not apply.

Q: What is the Public Events playoff?

A: The Public Events playoff gives 8 hopeful Duelists a chance to win their very own copy of the coveted YCS Prize Card! There are two different playoffs, each of which awards the YCS Prize Card 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/en/products/index.html for at the most current legality dates of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) product releases, prior to preparing your Deck for the event.

Q: Will Battles of Legend: Relentless Revenge be legal for play at the North America World Championship Qualifier?

A: Yes, all cards in the Battles of Legend: Relentless Revenge booster pack will be legal for all tournament play starting June 29th, 2018 including all events at the North America World Championship Qualifier.

Q: Will the newest VIZ promo card, Summon Sorceress, be legal for play at the North America World Championship Qualifier?

A: No, Summon Sorceress will not be legal for play at the North America World Championship Qualifier.

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 local-language translation of the card when asked to do so by an opponent or tournament official. Translations do not have to be an actual local language version of the card.  An official local-language 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.

 


 Travel

Q: What is the closest airport to the North America World Championship Qualifier?

A:  

Airport Name

Airport Code

City & State

Distance

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

DFW

Dallas, TX

29.1 miles

Q: What's the best way to get to the tournament from the airport?

A:

UBER or LYFT Ride Share services
The average fare for either of these will run between $45-$55.

SuperShuttle:
Largest airport shuttle business in the US
1-800-Blue-Van or book online at our SuperShuttle.com

Need a lift? Convenient, affordable transportation to and from your home, office or hotel. Airport rides & shared rides for individuals, ground transportation for groups, ExecuCar private sedan service for VIPs.

Save $2 per ride with SuperShuttle, Save $5 per ride with ExecuCar when you book online with discount code: 8YCXV

Taxis:
Taxi service is available on the upper level of Terminals A, B, C and E, and on the lower level of Terminal D.

An Airport Guest Assistant will be available at the taxi stands between 8:00 AM and midnight. Between midnight and 8:00 AM, dial 972-574-5878 to request a taxi.

Fares:
Rates do not include fuel surcharge

$2.25

Initial drop

$0.20

Each additional 1/9 mile

$2.00

Extra passenger charge

$4.12

Airport exit fee

$3.12

Airport drop-off fee

$7.00

minimum (plus extras) for Terminal transfer

$14.50

minimum (plus extras) for trips outside Airport Parking plazas but within Airport perimeter

$17.00

minimum (plus extras) for trips originating on Airport property and terminating off Airport property

$40.00

Flat rate to locations within the Dallas Central Business District plus extras.

The Dallas Central Business District is the area bound by Woodall Rodgers Freeway on the north, Central Expressway on the east, R.L. Thornton Freeway on the south, and Stemmons Freeway on the west and all points located within 1,000 feet of the Dallas Central Business District boundaries.

$43.00

Flat rate to and from locations within the Fort Worth Central Business District plus extras.

 
The Fort Worth Central Business District is the area bound by Belknap Street on the north, Interstate 35 on the east, Interstate 30 on the south, and Summit Avenue on the west.

Approximate fares to various locations plus extras

Fort Worth City Hall/Convention Center

$43.00

Fort Worth Northside (Stockyards)

$53.00

Arlington City Hall

$33.00

Cowboys Stadium/Rangers Ballpark/Six Flags

$27.00

Grapevine City Hall

$20.00

Irving City Hall

$24.00

Dallas City Hall/Convention Center

$40.00

Dallas Market Center

$32.00

Dallas West End

$40.00

Plano City Hall

$60.00

Phone Numbers

Alamo Cab Company

214 688 1999

Ambassador Cab

214 905 1111

Checker Cab

972 222 2000

Cowboy Cab Company

214 428 0202

Diamond Taxi

214 349 3333

Eagle Cab Company

214 421 7788

Executive Taxi, Inc.

972 554 1212

Freedom Cab

214 712 0800

Golden Cab Company

972 554 1212

Jet Taxi Inc. 

800 538 8294

Ranger Taxi Company

214 428 0202

Star Cab

214 252 0055

State Taxi Cab Company

214 630 9595

Taxi Dallas

972 554 1212

Texas Cab Company

214 599 9483

United Cab Services

817 819 7787

Yellow Cab Company

214 426 6262

Q: Are there any nearby hotels?

A:

Courtyard by Marriott Forth Worth Downtown/Blackstone
601 Main St.
Ft. Worth, TX 76102
(817) 885-8700
Mariott.com

Hilton Fort Worth
815 Main St.
Ft. Worth, TX 76102
(817) 870-2100
Hilton.com

Fairfield Inn and Suites Fort Worth Downtown
1010 Houston St.
Ft. Worth, TX 76102
(817) 529-9200
Marriott.com

Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown
1701 Commerce St.
Ft. Worth, TX 76102
(817) 335-7000
Sheratonfortworth.com

 


Miscellaneous

Q: I may need assistance to participate at the North America World Championship Qualifier due to a disability or recent injury, what should I do?

A: Please email wm.74472@konami.com to make us aware of your concerns so that between the Tournament Organizer and the Konami Representatives, you can be provided with a comfortable gaming experience.

Q: I want to judge at the World Championship Qualifier, instead of competing as a player – how can I apply?

A: If you're interested in judging at the World Championship Qualifier, please email KDE-US's Judge Manager at us-judgesupport@konami.com.  We are always on the lookout for judges – please provide your full name, contact information including email and phone number, and a description of your previous judging experience. WCQ Event Managers are not responsible for organizing the judge staff, so you will need to contact KDE-US directly if you want to judge.

Potential judges are required to hold RC-1 certification and be registered as judges in the Konami Judge Program in order to judge at a WCQ.  All potential judges must pass the online Rulings Comprehension Level 1 test, and then complete an online Request to Join form in order to join the Judge Program.

For more information about the Judge Program, please check: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/judges/index.html

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

A: There will be a number of vendors present, selling single cards, sealed product, and card supplies such as sleeves and deck boxes. Vendors will also be buying cards on site.

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 North America World Championship Qualifier. If you do so, you risk incurring penalties, including being disqualified and removed from the event.

Buying and selling includes all items, not just cards or gaming supplies.  

Trading is restricted to cards – attendees may not bring other merchandise or items to the venue for trading.

Attendees may not solicit business, hand out flyers, etc. while at the venue.

The Tournament Organizer reserves the right to limit the amount of cards that can be brought into the venue for trading.

Q: I want to vend at the North America World Championship Qualifier, whom should I contact?

A: Vending space is available free of charge at the North America World Championship Qualifier venue, but is only available to Official Tournament Stores in good standing. Vendors must meet certain requirements and agree to abide by set guidelines. Interested vendors should email us-opsupport@konami.com with the header "Request to Vend at [name and location of event]."  Vendors will be required to complete and submit an application for each event at which they wish to vend.   Keep in mind that KDE-US handles the applications for vending at the North America World Championship Qualifier, and not the Event Manager.

Cash transactions with anyone other than an approved vendor at an approved location are prohibited at the North America World Championship Qualifier.  Attendees who conduct cash transactions, such as selling of cards or product, to anyone other than an approved vendor at the North America World Championship Qualifier risk penalties including disqualification and expulsion from the venue.

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

A: There are numerous dining opportunities at the convention center and immediately outside the venue.

Q: Can I get a CARD GAME ID (previously COSSY ID) number at the North America World Championship Qualifier, or will I need to have one before I attend the event?
If you previously had a COSSY ID, that same number will carry over as your CARD GAME ID. You will still need to register online at https://cardgame-network.konami.net/.

If you do not remember your previous 10-digit ID, a registration staff member on-site should be able to assist in finding your correct ID. Duelists should avoid acquiring new CARD GAME IDs if the previous ID can be found.

If you do not have a CARD GAME ID number, you can get one by registering online at https://cardgame-network.konami.net/.

Duelists are not required to have their actual CARD GAME ID card to participate, though it is encouraged. You will just need the number.

Q: Will there be coverage of the North America World Championship Qualifier?

A: There will be a live stream of feature matches and Top Cut matches on Saturday, June 30th from 10:00 AM CST and Sunday, July 1st from 9:00 AM CST.  The stream will be available on our official YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialYuGiOhTCG.

There will also be round-by-round online coverage of this event, including feature matches, a photo gallery, Deck analysis and more at http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events. Even if you're unable to make it to the event, you can still be part of the action as the coverage page is updated with live content from the tournament site.      

Q: What cool things are there at the North America World Championship Qualifier?

A: We have a lot of extra activities this year!

Make your own personalized Yu-Gi-Oh! Token card (now with all-new designs) at our green-screen photo station! 

We will also have a demo station for Duelists new to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, or for Duelists that want a refresher on the latest game mechanics.

Don't miss the chance to check out latest updates to Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, at the Video Game Kiosk.

And take some time to enjoy the MEGA DUEL – play with mega-sized cards on a mega-sized mat! This is always a fun and popular activity.

Q: Will there be any Special Guests at the North America World Championship Qualifier?

A:  Bringing characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! original series, we have Greg Abbey, playing the role of Jean-Claude Magnum from the Battle City arc facing Oliver Wyman, in the role for Zigfried von Schroeder of the Grand Championship arc in a Duel that will showcase cards to come in Shadows in Valhalla!

Greg Abbey is also known as being the voice of Yusei Fudo of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds and Oliver Wyman appeared last year at the WCQ for his role as Aster Phoenix of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX! Both Voice Actors will be present at the WCQ, available at specific times to sign autographs, so bring your favorite cards or items for signing.

Saturday, June 30th  
10:00 AM*                                                 Opening Announcements (Jean-Cladue and Zigfried)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM*                                   Autograph signing
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM*                                   Autograph signing
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM*                                   Autograph signing

Sunday, July 1st
10:00 AM – 12:00PM*                               Autograph signing
Before 2018 NAWCQ Top 16 Cut *            Live Duel (Jean-Claude and Zigfried)
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM*                                  Autograph signing

*Times subject to change

Q: Who should I contact if I have questions about the North America World Championship Qualifier?

A:            E-mail:                  wm.74472@konami.com
                Phone:                 310-220-8434

 


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