It’s time to find out – the Ultimate Duelist Series will test your worth against all other contenders. Earn Ultimate Duelist Series Points so you can take your place in the Ultimate Duelist Invitational, where only one Duelist will emerge as the Ultimate Duelist!
What is the Ultimate Duelist Series?
The Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) is an exciting new addition to Konami’s Organized Play program. Not only does it add new tournament experiences to the variety already available, it will reward you for your participation in our other Organized Play programs.
Duelists earn UDS Points by competing in UDS Qualifiers held at their local Official Tournament Stores (OTS) and at Public Event UDS Qualifiers held at YCS and WCQ tournaments. Duelists will also earn UDS Points at other Sanctioned Events such as Regionals, YCS, and OTS Championships.
Duelists can then spend their UDS Points to gain entry to the Ultimate Duelist Invitational, held twice a year.
When will the Ultimate Duelist Series run?
The Ultimate Duelist Series runs for two seasons per year, a Summer Season and a Winter Season.
|SUMMER 2016||May 2016 - July 2016|
|WINTER 2017||October 2016 - January 2017|
UDS Qualifiers run year-round in the Public Events of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, and at select Yu-Gi-Oh! Extravaganzas and World Championship Qualifiers. To see if a UDS Qualifier will be held at a specific event, please be sure to check that event's FAQ's and schedule.
What is the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational?
The UDS Invitational is a twice-per-year, free tournament open only to Duelists who have earned the required UDS Points. The UDS Invitational is a two-day event that will crown the Ultimate Duelist, who will be brought to the next Invitational to defend his or her title.
In order to participate in an Invitational, a Duelist is required to redeem the required amount of UDS Points. Once a Duelist has registered at an Invitational, they no longer carry those points on their total.
|Ultimate Duelist Series Invitationals|
|UDS Invitational -
South America 2017
|March 4 - 5, 2017||FAQ's|
|UDS Invitational -
|March 18 - 19, 2017||FAQ's|
How can I earn Ultimate Duelist Series Points?
UDS Points are awarded based on participation and final standings in UDS Qualifiers and at most Tier 2 events, such as standard Regionals, Dragon Duels, and YCS. UDS Points are also awarded for judging at Tier 2 events, and UDS Qualifiers.
UDS Points remain valid for 2 years, in order to give Duelists a fair chance to attend the Invitational nearest to their area.
UDS Points are not transferrable from one Duelist to another.
UDS Points are linked to your COSSY ID number. You must register your COSSY ID at http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/cossy.html in order to accumulate UDS Points.
Earning UDS Points
|Participate in Public Event UDS Qualifier||5 UDS Points|
|Participate in a Regional, OTS Championship, or Dragon Duel||5 UDS Points|
|Participate in YCS or YCS Dragon Duel||5 UDS Points|
|Participate in a WCQ or Nationals (Latin America)||5 UDS Points|
|Participate in OTS UDS Qualifier||10 UDS Points|
|Earn WCQ Invite at Regional, OTS Championship, or Dragon Duel||10 UDS Points|
|Earn WCQ Invite at YCS or Dragon Duel||10 UDS Points|
|Top Cut WCQ or Nationals (Latin America)||10 UDS Points|
|Judge at a Regional, Dragon Duel, or OTS Qualifier||10 UDS Points|
|Win Public Event UDS Qualifier||20 UDS Points|
|Finish 2nd-8th Place in OTS UDS Qualifier||20 UDS Points|
|Win YCS or Dragon Duel Championship||20 UDS Points|
|Judge at a YCS, National, WCQ, or Worlds||20 UDS Points|
|Win OTS UDS Qualifier||30 UDS Points|
|Win Nationals (Latin America) or Finalist for Worlds at WCQ||50 UDS Points|
|Place in Day 2 at Worlds||100 UDS Points|
Duelists will also earn UDS Points, based on their standings, at an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational.
Duelists can keep track of their UDS Points – and how they rank against other Duelists – on the Ultimate Duelist Series Leaderboard!
What kinds of prizes are awarded at the Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers, other than UDS Points?
In addition to UDS Points, UDS Qualifiers offer exclusive collectible prizing. Beginning with an Ultimate Duelist Series lanyard, Duelists can win collectible pins based on different achievements (images coming soon!).
At a UDS Qualifier held at an OTS:
At a UDS Qualifier (16-player flight) held at a Premier Event Public Event:
What kinds of prizes are awarded at the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational, other than UDS Points?
In addition to UDS Points, The UDS Invitational prizing coordinates with the Qualifier prizing, offering a new series of lanyards and pins, in addition to other brand new prize items.
Get ready to earn UDS Points, keep track of your progress on the Ultimate Duelist Series leaderboard, and we look forward to seeing you at an Ultimate Duelist Invitational!