Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Denver Winners Announced

ANDERSON TSANG & DRAGON DUEL WINNER DIEGO REY DIAZ SCALED THE MOUNTAIN TOPS TO WIN THE Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES DENVER

El Segundo, Calif.  (April 11, 2017) – Dueling throughout the weekend a mile above sea level in the high plains surrounding the Denver area, hundreds of passionate fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) competed for the top prize at Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Denver (YCS). Hosted by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI), this premier-level event gives players a chance to meet fellow players and display their skills and strategies while enjoying great camaraderie with their fellow Duelists.  YCS Denver crowned two new Champions, Anderson Tsang and Dragon Duel top finisher Diego Rey Diaz.

Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Denver 2017 Champion Anderson TsangDuelists of every age and ability showed off their expert Dueling skills during the course of the weekend.  On Sunday, Tsang from Alameda, CA learned that his Infernoid Deck proved its worth as he earned a spot in Day 2 of the tournament. Starting with several rounds of Single Elimination, he squared off against Leonard Anaya III from Albuquerque, NM using a Zoodiac Deck in the final playoff.Number93-UtopiaKaiser-YCSW-EN990-LE-OP

In addition to bringing home the title of Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Denver YCS Champion, Tsang 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, 27 World Qualifying Points*, and an invitation and paid travel to his 2017 World Championship Qualifier (WCQ) tournament!

*The number of World Qualifying Points is awarded based on the final standings. For example, if there are 32 WCQ invites, the Duelist who comes in 1st place will earn 32 points, the 2nd place Duelist will earn 31 points, and so on.

Dragon Duel logoThe Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Denver Main Event wasn’t the only championship event up for grabs. The competition in the Dragon Duel tournament (an event for Duelists born in 2004 or later) featured an exciting series of Duels between Diaz from Las Vegas, NV using his D/D/D Deck against Andy Tran, from Aurora, CO, in the finals.

Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Denver 2017 dd champ DiazDiaz displayed great sportsmanship and a winning combination as he beat Tran 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/her 2017 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier.

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 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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