Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is excited to start out 2018 by bringing the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) back to Atlanta’s Georgia International Convention Center on February 17-18.
Dozens of the nation’s greatest Duelists will join together in one of North America’s most concentrated Dueling hubs to showcase their skills in competition. Those competing in the tournament’s main event will Duel for their chance to win the limited YCS Prize Card Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker! The winner in the main event will claim a coveted Ultra Rare copy, while 2nd and 3rd place finishers will take home Super Rares.
I have included the press release below with additional details including events taking place during the tournament and the exciting prizes that are up for grabs.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES KICKS OFF A NEW YEAR OF HIGH-COMPETITION DUELING AT YCS ATLANTA!
Weekend’s Events Include Dragon Duel Tournament for Younger Players
El Segundo, Calif. (February 16, 2018) – Atlanta, It’s Time to Duel! Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) is bringing the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) back to the Georgia International Convention Center on February 17 – 18. Arriving hot on the heels of the first Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) booster release of 2018, YCS Atlanta will mark the first appearance of the all-new Extreme Force booster at a KONAMI premier event. With new themes and tons of support for fan-favorite Decks, Extreme Force pushes the envelope – only the boldest, most creative, and most skilled Duelists will reign supreme at YCS Atlanta.
Atlanta is one of North America’s biggest Dueling hubs, and dozens of the game’s greatest competitors are sure to be in attendance with all-new strategies. Duelists in the main event will compete for some of the top honors in Dueling today, including the incredibly limited YCS Prize Card Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker! The winner in the main event will claim a coveted Ultra Rare copy, while 2nd and 3rd place finishers will take home Super Rares. And that’s just the top of the prize list!
After two days of world class Dueling, whoever emerges as the Champion of YCS Atlanta will earn paid travel and accommodations to their 2018 World Championship Qualifier (WCQ)! The Top 2 finishers will win exclusive YCS Branded Premium Messenger Bags, and the entire Top 8 go home with high-end PlayStation®4 gaming systems. Everyone in the Top 16 will receive YCS Top Cut Game Mats featuring Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker available only for Top Cut success in YCS competition, as well as World Qualifying Points, Ultimate Duelist Series Points, and invitations to their WCQ tournaments.
Pre-registration for YCS Atlanta will run from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday, February 16. All Duelists who pre-register and turn in their valid Deck list on Friday will receive one of six Yu-Gi-Oh! branded Attribute Dice, randomly blind-bagged. Registration will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday February 17, continuing to 9:45 a.m, with Round 1 beginning promptly at 10 a.m. All Duelists will receive five booster packs of Extreme Force upon registering, and while supplies last, attendees can also get “Yugi Hair” to wear at the event when registering. The YCS Atlanta main event tournament will be played in the Constructed Advanced Format. Attendees can find the answers to many questions here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/2018/YCS-Atlanta_FAQ.html
Georgia International Convention Center Hall D
2000 Convention Center Concourse
College Park, Georgia
Two Dragon Duel tournaments will be held at YCS Atlanta for Duelists born 2005 or later on February 17 and 18; these Saturday and Sunday tournaments will be sealed using Battle Pack: Epic Dawn, where each Duelist is given ten sealed Battle Packs to make a new Deck.
On Sunday afternoon, the Dragon Duelist that finishes 1st on Saturday will compete against the 1st place Dragon Duelist from Sunday, in a best 2-out-of-3 match using their own Constructed Deck built for Advanced Format rules. The winner of that match will take home a Dragon Duel Championship Trophy and claim the title of YCS Atlanta Dragon Duel Champion!
A wide range of Public Events will run all weekend long, including 2018 Regional Qualifiers; Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers; 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling; two ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! events; Win-A-Mat, Sealed Structure Deck, Battle City, Yu-Gi-Oh! Day, Duelist League, and Generation Duel tournaments, as well as the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series and free Speed Duel tournaments!
YCS Atlanta Prizing Information:
- 1st place – Ultra Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Trophy; paid travel and accommodations to the winner’s 2018 World Championship Qualifier, with invite to compete and VIP status; YCS Branded Premium Messenger Bag; PlayStation®4 Pro 1 TB system; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; and 30 Ultimate Duelist Series Points.
- 2nd place – Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker; invite to the 2018 World Championship Qualifier tournament; YCS Branded Premium Messenger Bag; PlayStation®4 Pro 1 TB system; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; and 10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points.
- 3rd place – Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker; invite to the 2018 World Championship Qualifier tournament; PlayStation®4 Pro 1 TB system; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; and 10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points.
- 4th place – Invite to the 2018 World Championship Qualifier tournament; PlayStation®4 Pro 1 TB system; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; and 10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points.
- 5th – 8th place – Invite to the 2018 World Championship Qualifier tournament; PlayStation 4 500GB system; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; and 10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points.
- 9th – 16th place – Invite to the 2018 World Championship Qualifier tournament; 24 Booster Packs of Extreme Force; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; and 10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points.
Players that make the Top Cut at the YCS will also be awarded World Qualifying Points based on standings.
YCS Atlanta Dragon Duel Prizing Information:
- 1st – 4th place –2018 Regional Game Mat; Dragon Duel Medal; and a Dragon Duel T-Shirt.
Both Dragon Duel tournaments award invites to the 2018 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier based on attendance. The winner from the Saturday, February 17 Dragon Duel and the Sunday, February 18 Dragon Duel will compete for the title of YCS Atlanta Dragon Duel Champion and a YCS Dragon Duel Championship Trophy on Sunday afternoon.
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 Saturday 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.
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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.
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