English | Español | Português

IT’S TIME TO DUEL AS THE 2016 Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE SETTLED IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA AUGUST 20-21!

The Dragon Duel World Championship for Players Born in 2003 or Later will also be Hotly Contested as the Younger Duelists from Across the Globe Battle for
Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME World Supremacy

Meet the Voice Actors for Yugi and Kaiba!

El Segundo, Calif. (August 19, 2016) – After a year of intense competitive Dueling around the globe, 22 of the best Duelists and 12 amazing Dragon Duelists (players born 2003 or later) are left standing to compete for the titles of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) World Champion and Dragon Duel World Champion. Orlando, Fla. will host this ultra-competitive two-day tournament, presented by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI).

The invitation-only World Championship is the most prestigious Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG event of the year; legions of Duelists have been playing hard all year to make it to this final competition, hoping to be crowned the best Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG player on the planet.  Each of the Duelists in both events have already successfully competed and won at their region’s respective World Championship Qualifiers, beating thousands of strong competitors from North America, Latin America, Japan, Europe, Oceania and Asia, for the right to represent their region at the World Championship. In Orlando, the reigning North American World Champion Erik Christensen, from Oakland Park, Fla., will be joined by five other players representing North America, as well as three players from Latin America: Central American Champion Brandon Aguilar from Pachuca, Mexico, South American Champion Joaquin Rinaldi from Buenos Aires, Argentina and Mijail Flores from Peru, who won the 2015 Dragon Duel World Championship.

The 2016 Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME World Championship also offers a full range of free-of-charge Public Events throughout the weekend for those attending, such as 2017 Regional Qualifiers, Dragon Duel Tournaments for players born 2004 or later, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!, Win-A-Mat, and Generation Duel. The entire Public Event schedule is listed below.

Saturday August 20, 2016 (all Public Events are free of charge)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Win-A-Mat (16-player Flights)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2017 Regional Qualifier (32-player Flights)
11 a.m. ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!
11 a.m. Dragon Duel
12 p.m. Generation Duel

Sunday August 21, 2016 (all Public Events are free of charge)
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Win-A-Mat (16-player Flights)
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 2017 Regional Qualifier (32-player Flights)
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Duel the Champions
11 a.m. ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!
11 a.m. Dragon Duel
12 p.m. Generation Duel
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Duel the Champions

In addition to the spirited competition in the World Championship, competitors and attendees will be thrilled to meet and get an autograph during the weekend from voice actors Dan Green and Eric Stuart, the voices of Yugi Muto and Seto Kaiba from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! TV series; additionally, the voice actors will perform an epic LIVE DUEL as their respective characters! In addition to a variety of amusement games for attendees, those looking for more one-of-a-kind experiences will find a green screen area where attendees can create their very own Token Card featuring all-new card backgrounds, compete with other attendees using giant cards in a Mega Duel, and Yu-Gi-Oh! fans and aspiring Duelists are invited to voice a character in the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS movie release.
For those not able to attend the World Championship, KONAMI will live stream the main event on the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Twitch and YouTube channels. You can also follow written coverage of the event on the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG blog .

Main Event Prizes:

  • 1st Place: 2016 World Championship Trophy; Platinum Secret Yu-Gi-Oh! 2016 World Championship Platinum Secret Prize Card for 1st Place; Invite to the 2017 World Championship Event; Paid travel and accommodations to the 2017 World Championship Event; World Championship Game Mat; World Championship Card Sleeves; Personalized Shirt; World Championship Win-A-Mat; World Championship Messenger Bag; 24 booster packs of The Dark Illusion; 15 packs of the Japanese version of Destiny Soldiers; and World Championship branded Scorepad, Lanyard and Pen.
  • 2nd Place: 2016 World Championship Trophy; Platinum Secret Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Platinum Secret Prize Card for 2nd – 4th Place; World Championship Game Mat; World Championship Card Sleeves; Personalized Shirt; World Championship Win-A-Mat; World Championship Messenger Bag; 24 booster packs of The Dark Illusion; 15 packs of the Japanese version of Destiny Soldiers; and World Championship branded Scorepad, Lanyard and Pen.
  • 3rd Place: 2016 World Championship Trophy; Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Platinum Secret Prize Card for 2nd – 4th Place; World Championship Game Mat; World Championship Card Sleeves; Personalized Shirt; World Championship Win-A-Mat; World Championship Messenger Bag; 24 booster packs of The Dark Illusion; 15 packs of the Japanese version of Destiny Soldiers; and World Championship branded Scorepad, Lanyard and Pen.
  • 4th Place: 2016 World Championship Trophy; Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Platinum Secret Prize Card for 2nd – 4th Place; World Championship Game Mat; World Championship Card Sleeves; Personalized Shirt; World Championship Win-A-Mat; World Championship Messenger Bag; 24 booster packs of The Dark Illusion; 15 packs of the Japanese version of Destiny Soldiers; and World Championship branded Scorepad, Lanyard and Pen.
  • All World Championship Competitors: World Championship Game Mat; World Championship Card Sleeves; Personalized Shirt; World Championship Win-A-Mat; World Championship Messenger Bag; 24 booster packs of The Dark Illusion; 15 packs of the Japanese version of Destiny Soldiers; and World Championship branded Scorepad, Lanyard and Pen.

Dragon Duel Prizes:

  • 1st Place: 2016 World Championship Trophy; Ultra Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! 2016 World Championship Platinum Secret Prize Card for 1st Place; Invite to the 2017 World Championship Event; Paid travel and accommodations to the 2017 World Championship Event; World Championship Game Mat; World Championship Card Sleeves; Personalized Shirt; World Championship Win-A-Mat; World Championship Messenger Bag; 24 booster packs of The Dark Illusion; 15 packs of the Japanese version of Destiny Soldiers; and World Championship branded Scorepad, Lanyard and Pen.
  • 2nd Place: 2016 World Championship Trophy; Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Platinum Secret Prize Card for 2nd – 4th Place; World Championship Game Mat; World Championship Card Sleeves; Personalized Shirt; World Championship Win-A-Mat; World Championship Messenger Bag; 24 booster packs of The Dark Illusion; 15 packs of the Japanese version of Destiny Soldiers; and World Championship branded Scorepad, Lanyard and Pen.
  • 3rd Place: 2016 World Championship Trophy; Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Platinum Secret Prize Card 2nd – 4th Place; World Championship Game Mat; World Championship Card Sleeves; Personalized Shirt; World Championship Win-A-Mat; World Championship Messenger Bag; 24 booster packs of The Dark Illusion; 15 packs of the Japanese version of Destiny Soldiers; and World Championship branded Scorepad, Lanyard and Pen.
  • 4th Place: 2016 World Championship Trophy; Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Platinum Secret Prize Card 2nd – 4th Place; World Championship Game Mat; World Championship Card Sleeves; Personalized Shirt; World Championship Win-A-Mat; World Championship Messenger Bag; 24 booster packs of The Dark Illusion; 15 packs of the Japanese version of Destiny Soldiers; and World Championship branded Scorepad, Lanyard and Pen.
  • World Championship Competitors: World Championship Game Mat; World Championship Card Sleeves; Personalized Shirt; World Championship Win-A-Mat; World Championship Messenger Bag; 24 booster packs of The Dark Illusion; 15 packs of Destiny Soldiers (released in Japan); and World Championship branded Scorepad, Lanyard and Pen.

Location:
Orange County Convention Center
West Concourse 9800 International Drive Orlando, Fla. 32819
West Hall WE2 & West Hall F
August 20 – 21

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 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.

###

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

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

 

Page Top

Back to News Main