El Segundo, Calif. (July 1, 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! TRADING CARD GAME (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 Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KDE-US).
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.Duelists can watch all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episodes every Tuesday as well as all of classic Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s on www.yugioh.com in the United States. In addition, Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL airs twice on Sundays on Nicktoons. Check local TV listings for upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episodes. In Canada, Duelists can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL every Friday and Saturday on Teletoon! For more information on KONAMI, the Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES or the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, please visit www.yugioh-card.com or call 310-220-8630 to speak directly with a Yu-Gi-Oh! customer support team member.
About The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is the #1 trading card game in the world with over 25 billion cards sold. It is a game of strategy, where players create individual Decks of cards collected from Structure Decks and Booster Packs. Two players engage in a Duel while using cards that represent powerful monsters, magical Spells and surprising Traps. Duelists with well-constructed Decks, dominating monsters, solid strategy and good fortune are the victors in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is the exclusive licensee and rights holder to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in North America and Latin America.
KONAMI is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties and traditional trading card games. KONAMI's software titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. KONAMI is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. The latest information about KONAMI can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiaries, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. in Windsor, the United Kingdom. Details of the products published by KONAMI can be found at www.konami.com.
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