Includes Dragon Duel Tournament for Younger Players
El Segundo, Calif. (March 9, 2016) – For the next stop on its exciting tournament schedule, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) brings its premier-level Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) to Las Vegas March 12-13. This competitive weekend long tournament gives hundreds of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Duelists across North America an opportunity to show off their skills and strategies and compete against other top competitors. The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG is a card game involving strategy and skill made famous by the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga and animated TV series.
The Cashman Center will be rocking as veteran Duelists and those just getting into the game get a chance to compete for a wide variety of exciting Yu-Gi-Oh!-themed prizes. The first place winner will receive an Ultra Rare version of the latest, most sought-after prize card: Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn – one of the rarest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG cards in existence! But first, eager Duelists will have to have the right mix of cards and strategy to win round after round and advance to Sunday’s Final Round and the opportunity to Duel for the title of YCS Champion.
Pre-registration for YCS Las Vegas will run from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 11 and registration will continue promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 12. Upon registering, Duelists will receive five Breakers of Shadow booster packs for participating in KONAMI’s YCS Las Vegas. Round One will start at 10:00 a.m. and the top ranked YCS finishers will earn invitations to participate in the 2016 World Championship Qualifier. Players will use their constructed Decks all the way to the Championship. Duelists can find the answers to many of their questions here:
Exhibit Hall A
850 N. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Accompanying the Main Event, KONAMI will also be conducting Dragon Duels (for Duelists born in 2003 or later). The Dragon Duel tournaments on both Saturday and Sunday will be sealed play using Battle Pack: Epic Dawn, where each Duelist is given ten sealed Battle Packs to make a new Deck. The top four finishers in the Dragon Duel events will receive a Dragon Duel medal, a Dragon Duel T-Shirt, and a 2016 Regional Game Mat. Top-ranked finishers will also win an invitation to their 2016 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. The two victors from the Saturday and Sunday tournaments will face off in a best 2-out-of-3 match using their own pre-constructed Decks in the Advanced Constructed format, to determine the weekend’s overall winner and a chance at the ultimate prize: to hoist the Dragon Duel Champion’s trophy and the coveted title of YCS Dragon Duel Champion! In addition, the Dragon Duel Champion will also receive and a Super Rare set of the Darklord YCS prize cards. Entry to the Dragon Duel tournaments is free to qualified players.
Additionally, a full range of Public Events such as 2016 Regional Qualifiers, Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers, 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!, Win-A-Mat, Sealed Starter Deck and Structure Deck, Duelist League, Yu-Gi-Oh! Day and Battle City Tournaments will be held through the weekend.
• 1st place – Ultra Rare Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn YCS Prize Card; Trophy; Paid travel to their World Championship Qualifier (if underage, then winner and guardian); YCS Top Cut Game Mat; PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system; and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier tournament
• 2nd place – Super Rare Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn YCS Prize Card; 32 GB Tablet PC; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier
• 3rd place – Super Rare Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn YCS Prize Card; Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier
• 4th place – Xbox One system; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier
• 5th – 8th place – Nintendo 3DS XL system; YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier
• 9th – 16th place – 24 booster packs of Breakers of Shadow; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier
Duelists can watch a new episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V every Sunday on Nicktoons - check local listings for times. In addition, 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 can be seen on www.yugioh.com in the United States. In Canada, Duelists can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V every Friday and Saturday on Teletoon! For more information on KONAMI 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 HOLDINGS 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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