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KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT INTRODUCES Yu-Gi-Oh! SCHOOL TOURNAMENT SERIES

Debut Event in Providence, Rhode Island May 28

El Segundo, Calif. (May 4, 2016) – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) is thrilled to announce a fantastic addition to their already extensive Organized Play program, the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series. These premier-level competitive events for the massively popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) give Duelists across the nation the chance to team up with their classmates and challenge fellow Duelists from other schools!

“We have seen many players from the same school at our events competing against each other so we decided why not team up these talented Duelists and have them Duel against teams from other schools,” said Yumi Hoashi, Senior Vice President, Card Business for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “We will be kicking off the School Tournament Series on May 28 at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) Providence, Rhode Island.”

The Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series is designed specifically for students who want to attend and have fun competing at KONAMI premier-level events. Players from the same school can register as a team to compete for a variety of prizes, such as a donation back to the winning team’s school, collectible Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG product and a team plaque. To commemorate this inaugural event, all participants of the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series will receive an exclusive, Yu-Gi-Oh! branded Journal!

The Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series are conducted as Advanced Format, Constructed Deck, Swiss Round events, with a Playoff Top Cut and prizes awarded at the end of the final playoff. Duelists will play Single Game Matches, with a team’s Round Results consisting of the combined Match Results for each Team member. Each Round in the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series is 20 minutes long. All Team members must be at least 13 years old and enrolled, in good standing, at the same school. For more information about the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series, please go to http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/schooltournamentseries/. For more information about YCS Providence, visit http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/2016/YCS_Providence.html.  

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.

About KONAMI
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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Media Contacts:

Fernando Bustamante
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
BF58980@konami.com

Don Williams
Williams Group Public Relations
(760) 707-4589 
don@williamsgrouppr.com

 

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