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Official winners from this past weekend’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series in Sao Paulo

ALEJANDRO REYES CAPTURES 2015 Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES IN SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

Pablo Reich Competed Against Skilled Field to Win Dragon Duel Championship

El Segundo, Calif.  (November 30, 2015) – Sao Paulo, Brazil, known for being the 12th largest city in the world, hosted large numbers of Duelists from across the Americas as they competed in the Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) this past weekend.

Duelists of every age and playing ability participated in the 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 seen holding the YCS Champion’s hardware.

Victory was in the cards for Alejandro Reyes, from Mexico, D.F., who outpaced the field to claim the coveted title and bragging rights of YCS Champion and Pablo Reich, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, who took home the Dragon Duel Champion’s title. YCS events are amazing platforms for 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.

Alejandro Reyes, from Mexico, D.F., claimed the YCS Champion Sao PauloReyes triumphantly battled his way into Sunday’s Single Elimination with his own first-rate Kozmo Deck. Then, after several rounds of Single Elimination, it came down to an exciting playoff with Mateus Nobile Silva, from Brasilia, Brazil, and his Kozmo Deck.  Reyes’ combination of precise play and smart risk-taking helped earn him the title of YCS Sao Paulo Champion.

In addition to the title of YCS Champion, Reyes 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/her 2016 World Championship Qualifier (WCQ) tournament!

YCS Sao Paulo 2015 DD Champion Pablo Reich
Pablo Reich is the new Dragon Duel Champion!

In the Dragon Duel Championship, an event for Duelists born in 2003 or later, Reich used his Sealed Deck then switched to his own Kozmo Deck in the final matchup to beat Pedro Silbeiro, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, in a head-to-head playoff.  Reyes picked up some great prizes too, including a 2016 Regional Game Mat, a Dragon Duel Medal, a Regional Deck Box, 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/her 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 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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