Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES DUELISTS FLOCK TO MONTERREY, MEXICO
Premier-Level Tournament Expects Players from Across the Americas
El Segundo, Calif. – September 1, 2015 – The Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) is scheduled to visit Monterrey, Mexico for the first premier-level event of the new tournament season in Central America. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI), the manufacturer of the globally popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG), will once again welcome Duelists when they arrive for this competitive weekend-long event to determine early season bragging rights on September 5-6, 2015.
YCS Monterrey will include the top Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelists from the Americas and also hopeful newcomers to the event, pitted against each other for the right to hoist the YCS Champion trophy.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG is a card game involving strategy and skill made famous by the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga and animated TV series. At YCS Monterrey, Duelists young and old, novice and veterans alike, will compete for a bounty of exciting prizes. The first place winner will receive an Ultra Rare version of the latest most sought-after prize card: Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn – one of the rarest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG cards in existence!
Hoping to start out the new season with a win, Duelists will enter the CINTERMEX at the Parque Fundidora on Saturday morning believing they have the precise combination of luck and strategy for a shot at glory and prizes. Duelists will put their practice and Deck-building skills up against some of the best players the game has to offer for the chance to advance to the Final Round on Sunday and the opportunity to Duel for the title of YCS Champion.
With the newest products, the Synchron Extreme Structure Deck and Clash of Rebellions booster set, adding suspense to the Duels, YCS Monterrey will be an excellent environment for live game-testing as Duelists unveil brand new strategies and Decks. Duelists will need to devote extra attention to see how the inclusion of the new cards from these products impacts the YCS standings!
Pre-registration for YCS Monterrey will run from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 4 and registration will continue promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 5. Upon registering, Duelists will receive four Clash of Rebellions booster packs for participating in KONAMI’s YCS Monterrey.
Round One will start at 10:00 a.m. and the top ranked YCS finishers will earn invitations to participate in the 2016 World Championship Qualifier. Players will use their constructed Decks all of the way to the Championship.
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Accompanying the Main Event, KONAMI will be conducting Dragon Duels (for Duelists born in 2003 or later). The Dragon Duel tournaments on both Saturday and Sunday will be sealed, using Battle Pack 3: Monster League, where each Duelist is given 9 sealed Battle Packs to make a new Deck.
The top four finishers in the Dragon Duel events will receive winners’ medals, a Regional Deck Box, and a 2016 Regional Game Mat. Top-ranked finishers will also win an invitation to their 2016 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. The two victors from the Saturday and Sunday tournaments will face off in a best 2-out-of-3 match using their own pre-constructed Decks in the Advanced Constructed format, to determine the weekend’s overall winner and a chance at the ultimate prize: to hoist the Dragon Duel Champion’s trophy and the coveted title of YCS Dragon Duel Champion! The Dragon Duel Champion will also receive a previously issued Super Rare YCS prize card. Entry to the Dragon Duel tournaments is free to qualified players.
Adding to the Public Events lineup, KONAMI has added a Beta Format Win-A-Mat. This Special Format Win-A-Mat will be a new challenge for Duelists, in which the number of Summons per turn are reduced. Duelists will use Advanced Format rules for Deck Construction and are allowed a maximum of three Summons per turn: one Normal Summon/Set, one Special Summon from the Extra Deck, and one “other” Special Summon.
The complete game play details can be found in the YCS Monterrey FAQs located here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/2016/YCS_Monterrey.html
Additionally, a full range of Public Events such as Regional Qualifiers, 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!, Win-A-Mat, Beta Format Win-A-Mat, Battle Pack Sealed and Draft, Starter Deck, Structure Deck, Duelist League, Tag Dueling, and Battle City Tournaments will be held through the weekend.
The Main Event winner, the two runners-up and winners of Sunday’s two Public Event playoffs will each be awarded a Super Rare YCS prize card. The Main Event winner will take home an Ultra Rare version of the Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn prize card, with the other winners bringing home Super Rare versions. Additionally, the top ranked Duelists will win a Top Cut Game Mat for this event.
- 1st place – Ultra Rare Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn YCS Prize Card; Trophy; Paid travel to their World Championship Qualifier (if underage, then winner and guardian); YCS Top Cut Game Mat; PlayStation4 computer entertainment system; and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier tournament
- 2nd place – Super Rare Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn YCS Prize Card; 32 GB Tablet PC; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier
- 3rd place – Super Rare Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn YCS Prize Card; Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier
- 4th place – Xbox One system; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier
- 5th – 8th place – Nintendo 3DS XL system; YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier
- 9th – 16th place – 24 booster packs of Clash of Rebellions; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier
Duelists can watch 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 on http://www.yugioh.com in the United States. In addition, Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL airs Saturday mornings on Nicktoons from 10-11. In Canada, Duelists can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V every Friday and Saturday on Teletoon!
For more information on KONAMI, the Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES or the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, please visit http://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.
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