uds invitational equador winner Juan Sebastian Andrade, from Guayaquil, Ecuador

Juan Sebastian Andrade earns an epic win at the Ultimate Duelist Series in Guayaquil, Ecuador


El Segundo, Calif. (March 28, 2016) – Dueling for pride and reputation, the Centro de Convenciones de Guayaquil was packed with Duelists hoping to win the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) Invitational – South America hosted by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI).

Juan Sebastian Andrade from Guayaquil, EcuadorJuan Sebastian Andrade, from Guayaquil, Ecuador edged out Jose Anthony Osores, from Ica, Peru with a series of deft moves that left the crowd cheering for more. In addition to the prestige of earning the coveted Ultimate Duelist Championship Belt, Andrade also received a bevy of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG themed prizes such as travel and accommodations to next year’s Invitational to defend his title.  He also pocketed a Shonen Jump Championship Ultra Rare Prize Card – Dark End Dragon, a UDS Invitational Game Mat, UDS Invitational Top Cut Pin, UDS Invitational Winner Pin, and 100 UDS Points (awarded for next Season).

UDS Invitational Ecuador Finalists Jose Osores from Peru and Juan Andrade from EcuadorThe UDS Invitational – South America 2016 was a Constructed event, which means each Duelist brought their own Deck in order to compete. Decks were constructed according to the latest Advanced Format guidelines, including the new Adjusted List which went into effect February 8.

UDS Invitationals are open to qualified Duelists who have earned a minimum requirement of UDS Points. Duelists earned 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 also earned UDS Points at other Sanctioned Events such as Regionals, YCS, and OTS Championships. The two-day event welcomed Duelists from all over the region who competed for exclusive prizes, and spent the weekend Dueling, trading, and hanging out with other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.

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 classic 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.

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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