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BOHDAN TEMNYK IS TOP DUELIST AT FIRST Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES OF THE NEW SEASON
AND DRAGON DUEL WINNER JOHN WILKIN ALSO BRINGS HOME TROPHY IN TORONTO, CANADA

Plus North American Debut of New Prize Card and Game Mat

 

El Segundo, Calif.  (August 31, 2016) – Fresh off the successful Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) World Championship held last weekend in Orlando, Fla., Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) drew hundreds of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelists in the first premier level event of the new Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) Dueling season.  The season kick-off event in Toronto proved to be a reason to celebrate for new YCS Toronto Champion Bohdan Temnyk, and young John Wilkin who won the Dragon Duel Championship.

Players of every age and ability showed off their impressive Dueling skills round after round at YCS Toronto. From Glenmore Park, New South Wales, Australia, Temnyk expertly played his Burning Abyss Phantom Knight Deck to earn him a spot in Day 2 of the tournament. Then, after several rounds of Single Elimination, he faced Michael Walters from Brampton (Toronto), Ontario, also playing a Burning Abyss Phantom Knight Deck in the final playoff.

In addition to bringing home the title of YCS Champion, Temnyk received a special set of prizes that included the new YCS prize card making its debut at YCS Toronto, an Ultra Rare Number 93: Utopia Kaiser, a YCS Championship Trophy, the new YCS Top Cut Game Mat, a PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and an invitation and paid travel to his 2017 World Championship Qualifier (WCQ) tournament!

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Another exciting series of Duels happened during the Dragon Duel Championship, an event for Duelists born in 2004 or later. John Wilkin from Toronto, Ontario used his Sealed Deck then switched to his own Qliphort Deck in the finals.  Wilkin’s skill and strategy proved to be the winning combination as he beat Connor Perrotta playing a Blue-Eyes White Dragon Deck to capture the title of Dragon Duel Champion. He picked up some great prizes too, including a Dragon Duel Championship Trophy, a Regional Deck Box, a Dragon Duel T-shirt, a 2017 Regional Game Mat, and an invitation to his 2017 Dragon Duel 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 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 Contact:
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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