YCS Santiago 2016

Winners Crowned at the Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES SANTIAGO

NICOLAS GONZALO GODOY and Dragon Duelist AGUSTIN MALLEA VELASQUEZ Win Big at Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Santiago, Chile

El Segundo, Calif. (May 3, 2016) – Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Duelists from across South America spent an exciting weekend in Santiago, Chile, competing for the chance to raise the Champion’s trophy at the Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) Santiago. TCG powerhouse Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) brought its premier-level event to the Centro de Extensiones Universidad Católica for a weekend of head-to-head competition among veteran and novice players, but only two emerged victorious: Nicolas Gonzalo Godoy of the Main Event and Dragon Duel winner, Agustin Mallea Velasquez.

ycs santiago Winner Nicolas Gonzalo GodoyHailing from Cordoba, Argentina, Godoy brought his ‘A game’ to the Final Round deftly playing a Phantom Abyss Deck making Andres David Torres Reyes from Bogota, Colombia stay on his toes from the draw of the first card. Though Reyes expertly used his best strategy with his Monarch Deck, in the end, he could not compete with Godoy’s playing ability.

ycs santiago Winner Nicolas Gonzalo Godoy DuelingIn addition to the title of YCS Champion, Godoy 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!

ycs santiiago Dragon Duel Champion Agustin Mallea VelasquezThe Dragon Duel Championship, an event for Duelists born in 2003 or later, held during the Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Santiago, was equally thrilling to watch as Santiago, Chile’s Agustin Mallea Velasquez used his Sealed Deck then switched to his own Majespecter Magician Deck in the finals.  He had the right combination of skill and strategy to oust Erasmo Cordero, also from Santiago, who played a ’Tellarknight Deck in their head-to-head playoff final.  Cordero picked up some great prizes too, including a Dragon Duel Championship Trophy, a 2016 Regional Game Mat, a Dragon Duel Medal, a Regional Deck Box, 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.

ycs santiago 2016 runner ups
Runner-up:
Andres David Torres
Deck: Monarchs
Country: Colombia
Third Place:
Miguel Ernesto Mollo
Deck: Performapal
Country: Argentina
Fourth Place:
Daniel Esteban Carreno
Deck: Phantom Abyss
Country: Chile

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.

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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