El Segundo, Calif. (March 21, 2016) – Hundreds of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) players gathered at the Hotel Barceló San José Palacio this past weekend to participate in the first Central American Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES of 2016. While every player tried their best, only one Duelist earned the sought-after title of YCS San José Champion: Alejandro Garcia Moreno.
Presented by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI), this two-day premier level event featured players from across the Americas, of every age and ability, who Dueled with the utmost of skill and strategy round after round. As the tournament progressed and the Duels became more intense, it was Moreno from Mexico D.F., Mexico playing his Performapal Deck who Dueled his way into Sunday’s Single Elimination. Then, after several rounds of Single Elimination, it came down to a tense head-to-head battle in the Final Round against Mexico D.F.’s Jonathan Sebastian Vazquez Herrera also Dueling with his own Performapal Deck; however, the strong combination of strategy and judgment was just enough to earn Moreno the title of YCS San José Champion.
In addition to the title of YCS Champion, Moreno returned home with a stellar set of prizes that included a YCS Championship Trophy, an Ultra Rare YCS Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn Prize Card, a PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and an invitation and paid travel to his 2016 World Championship Qualifier (WCQ) tournament!
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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