Some of the greatest Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Duelists traveled from all over Canada and the U.S., as the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) returned to the Metro Toronto Convention Center for the annual YCS Toronto showdown.
It was an action-packed weekend of high-competition Dueling in Toronto. After two days of intense action two Duelists remained: YCS Main Event Champion Christopher Leblanc and Dragon Duel Champion Charley Futch III.
In claiming the Championship, LeBlanc earned his invitation to compete in the 2018 North America World Championship Qualifier where he will have a chance to win his way to the 2018 World Championship. He also took home an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat, and the most coveted prize of all: the first Ultra Rare copy of the new YCS Prize Card Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker, which debuted at YCS Toronto.
Futch III won the title of YCS Toronto Dragon Duel Champion and qualified to compete in the 2018 North American Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier next summer.
The full press release is included below:
CHRISTOPHER LEBLANC AND CHARLEY FUTCH III TRIUMPH AT THE Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES IN TORONTO!!
El Segundo, Calif. (September 5, 2017) – Some of the greatest Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Duelists traveled from all over Canada, America, and beyond to kick off the new competitive season in Toronto, as the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) returned to the Metro Toronto Convention Center for the annual showdown in the Six! With the 2016/2017 YCS season over, hundreds of Duelists competed for the first taste of title gold in the Link Summoning Era. The result was a showcase of Deck-building and Dueling skill that will have a global impact on the game.
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) brought an action-packed weekend of high-competition Dueling to Toronto, and after two days of intense action two Duelists remained: YCS Main Event Champion Christopher Leblanc and Dragon Duel Champion Charley Futch III.
From Waltham, Massachusetts, LeBlanc competed with a True Draco Zoodiac Deck and played it flawlessly all weekend. But Green Bay, Wisconsin’s Mason Mattila played his True Draco Zoodiac Deck with incredible precision as well, making for a tremendous Finals Match Sunday afternoon. In the end it was LeBlanc who reigned victorious in a knock-down drag-out 2-0 confrontation that had the Dueling masses on their feet at the MTCC. Mattila gave it his all, but it just seemed like it was LeBlanc’s weekend, and in the end it was LeBlanc that took home the YCS title.
In claiming the Championship, LeBlanc earned his invitation to compete in the 2018 North America World Championship Qualifier with paid travel and accommodations, where LeBlanc will have a chance to win his way to the 2018 World Championship. He also took home an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat, a PlayStation® 4 Pro 1TB system, and the most coveted prize of all: the first Ultra Rare copy of the new YCS Prize Card Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker, which debuted at YCS Toronto.
Competition in the Dragon Duel division was huge as well; a showcase arena for young Duelists born in 2005 or later. Futch III from Indianapolis, Indiana captured victory on Saturday, while Milton, Ontario’s Matthew Kozlov won the Dragon Duel on Sunday. At the end of the weekend they went head-to-head in one last Finals Match that pitted Futch III’s True Draco Zoodiac Deck against Kozlov’s True Draco Dino Deck, and when everything was said and done it was Futch III who triumphed and won the title of YCS Toronto Dragon Duel Champion. Both Duelists qualified to compete in the 2018 North American Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier next summer.
Duelists can now watch episodes of the exciting new Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series, Yu-Gi-Oh VRAINS, available subtitled on Crunchyroll. The series will be simulcast with a new episode available one hour after it is broadcast in Japan, at 6:25AM EST (Simulcast currently available in the US and Latin America) . Watch here: http://www.crunchyroll.com/yu-gi-oh-vrains!
Additionally, 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.