Elvis Vu and Rohan Motie win big at Anaheim YCS

AT THE FINAL Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES OF 2016 ELVIS VU TAKES HOME CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY

AS DOES ROHAN MOTIE, THE DRAGON DUEL CHAMPION!

El Segundo, Calif.  (November 28, 2016) – The Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS Anaheim) drew a large post-Thanksgiving crowd to the Anaheim Convention Center this past weekend as hundreds of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Duelists gathered to compete at the last YCS of 2016 in the Americas. Hosted by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI), this premier-level event gives players a chance to show-off their skills and strategies while enjoying great camaraderie with their fellow Duelists.  YCS Anaheim earned both Champion Elvis Vu and Dragon Duel Champion Rohan Motie the highly-coveted Championship trophies.

ycs anaheim champion Elvis VuAt YCS Anaheim, players of every age and ability showed off their expert Dueling skills during the course of the weekend.  On Sunday, Vu from San Jose, CA learned that his ABC Deck had not let him down as he had earned a spot in Day 2 of the tournament. Then, after several rounds of Single Elimination, he went head-to-head with Michael John State from Pompano Beach, FL using a Paleozoic Frogs Deck in the final playoff.

Number93-UtopiaKaiser-YCSW-EN990-LE-OPIn addition to bringing home the title of YCS Anaheim Champion, Vu received a special set of prizes that included the new YCS prize card, an Ultra Rare Number 93: Utopia Kaiser, a YCS Championship Trophy, the new YCS Top Cut Game Mat, a PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and an invitation and paid travel to his 2017 World Championship Qualifier (WCQ) tournament!

ycs anaheim dragon duel champion Rohan MotieOver at the YCS Anaheim Dragon Duel (an event for Duelists born in 2004 or later) tables, another exciting series of Duels paired Motie from Altamonte Springs, FL using his Paleozoic Deck against Connor Ruuspakka in the finals.  Motie’s skill and strategy proved to be the winning combination as he beat Ruuspakka playing a Paleozoic Frogs Deck to capture the title of Dragon Duel Champion. He picked up some great prizes too, including a Dragon Duel Championship Trophy, a Regional Deck Box, a Dragon Duel T-shirt, a 2017 Regional Game Mat, and an invitation to his 2017 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Anaheim B;ack Friday Game MatDuelists 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 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.