Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

Gabriel Orosan-Weine First YCS Champ of the Season

GABRIEL OROSAN-WEINE FIRST Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES OF THE NEW TOURNAMENT SEASON IN TORONTO

Ryan Yu Out-Battles a Competitive Field to Win Dragon Duel Championship
Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS)
El Segundo, Calif. – September 3, 2015 – Duelists from cities across North America converged on Toronto to compete in the Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS). YCS Toronto was the first event in North America to kick off the new Dueling season, after the recently completed 2015 World Championship event in Kyoto, Japan.

Duelists competed in this premier-level Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) event, presented by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI), and showed off their impressive Dueling skills for the chance to be the last competitor standing and holding the YCS Champion’s hardware.

Gabriel Orosan-Weine from Ann Arbor, MI came out quickly and outpaced the field to claim the coveted title and bragging rights of YCS Champion and Ryan Yu of Toronto, ON, took home the Dragon Duel Champion’s title.

YCS events are amazing platforms for Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelists wanting to assess the latest big-match strategies and card combinations against their opponents. Throughout the weekend, many in the field of players showed refined skills and a splash of luck, but it was the elite players that emerged to win top honors.

Gabriel Orosan-Weine from Ann Arbor, MI
Gabriel Orosan-Weine

Orosan-Weine triumphantly battled his way into Sunday’s Single Elimination with his own first-rate Burning Abyss Deck Then, after several rounds of Single Elimination, it came down to an exciting playoff with Marcus Carisse from Ottawa, ON and his Nekroz Deck. Orosan-Weine’s combination of precise play and smart risk-taking helped earn him the title of YCS Toronto Champion.

In addition to the title of YCS Champion, Orosan-Weine returned home with a stellar set of prizes that included a YCS Championship Trophy, an Ultra Rare YCS Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn Prize Card, a PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and an invitation and paid travel to his 2016 World Championship Qualifier (WCQ) tournament!

Ryan Yu of Toronto, ON is the Dragon Dual Champion
Ryan Yu

In the Dragon Duel Championship, an event for Duelists born in 2003 or later, Yu used his Sealed Deck then switched to his own ‘tellarknight Deck in the final matchup to beat Alec Wilkin of Toronto, ON, in a head-to-head playoff.

Yu picked up some great prizes too, including a 2016 Regional Game Mat, a Dragon Duel Medal, a Dragon Duel T-Shirt, a Dragon Duel Championship trophy, a Super Rare set of the YCS Darklord Prize Cards, and an invitation to the 2016 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier tournament to be held during his WCQ.

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 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.

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 http://www.konami.com

KONAMI 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 http://www.konami.com

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