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KANAAN ASFOUR TOPS DUELISTS AT COLOMBIA’S Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES AND DRAGON DUEL WINNER
GABRIEL LEYVA ALSO BRINGS HOME TROPHY IN BOGOTA

 

El Segundo, Calif.  (April 19, 2016) – Colombia’s largest city played host to throngs of Duelists this past weekend as the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) came to town with the company’s premier-level event, the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS), presented by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI). The Bogota event proved to a tightly-contested battle of Duelists with Champion, Kanaan Asfour, taking home the top prize, and young Gabriel Leyva, who won the Dragon Duel Championship.

The Duelists were showing top skills round after round at YCS Bogota where Asfour, from Caracas, Venezuela expertly played his Zoodiac Deck to earn him a spot in the Day 2 knock out rounds of the tournament. Then, after several rounds of Single Elimination, he faced Arnold Nadaban, from Arequipa, Peru, playing a - Paleozoic Deck in the final playoff.

In addition to bringing home the title of YCS Champion, Asfour received a special set of prizes that included the popular YCS prize card, an Ultra Rare Number 93: Utopia Kaiser, a YCS Championship Trophy, the new YCS Top Cut Game Mat, VIP Status at the winner’s 2017 World Championship Qualifier; a PlayStation®4 PRO computer entertainment system, 20 Ultimate Duelist Series and 16 World Championship Qualifying Points, 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. Gabriel Leyva from Bogota, Colombia used his Constructed Deck throughout the weekend all the way to the finals.  Leyva’s skill and strategy proved to be the winning combination as he beat Miguel Amaguana, also from Bogota, to capture the title of Dragon Duel Champion. He picked up some great prizes too, including a Dragon Duel Championship Trophy, Dragon Duel Medal, a Regional Deck Box, 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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