The Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Arrives in Utah for the First Time Ever!

Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is excited to share that for the first time in Dueling history, the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 24-25.

Hundreds of Duelists will show off their Deck-building skills and throw down against their fellow Duelists, in the weekend-long tournament. The tournament will also feature two Dragon Duel Tournaments for younger Duelists. Duelists competing in the epic YCS main event will take their shot at fame, but they’ll also have the opportunity to win an incredible spread of rewards, including the ultimate prize: the YCS Prize Card Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker.

For more information, please see press release below:

THE Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES ARRIVES IN UTAH FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!!

Weekend’s Events Include Dragon Duel Tournament for Younger Players

El Segundo, Calif. (March 20, 2018) – It’s time to Duel in Utah! For the first time in Dueling history, the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) is coming to Salt Lake City!  The Salt Palace Convention Center will play host to hundreds of world class Championship-level Duels on March 24 and 25, courtesy of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI). Utah has been a Dueling hub on the grow for many years, and now the next Championship in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) will be contested in the Beehive State.

YCS Atlanta, YCS Bochum, Germany, and YCS San Jose, Costa Rica set the standard for current competition, and now we’re ready to write the next chapter.  With Legendary Collection Kaiba and Extreme Force Special Edition levelling the playing field, more Duelists will be prepared with the latest strategies, making innovation more important than ever.  The status quo won’t be enough with so many competitors ready to bring their best – victory will go to whomever can stay one step ahead.  Pendulum Magicians, Zefras, World Chalice, Dinosaurs, Zombies, Gem-Knights, Trickstars, Burning Abyss… the list goes on.  Anything and anyone could win!

Duelists competing in the epic YCS main event will take their shot at fame, but they’ll also have the opportunity to win an incredible spread of rewards, including the ultimate prize: the YCS Prize Card Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker!  The winner of YCS Salt Lake City will score an exclusive Ultra Rare copy, while 2nd and 3rd place finishers will win Super Rares.

YCS Prize Card Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker
YCS Prize Card

After testing their nerves, their wits, and their skills over two days of Dueling, the Champion of YCS Salt Lake City will earn paid travel and accommodations to their 2018 World Championship Qualifier (WCQ). Both competitors who reach the Finals will receive exclusive YCS-branded premium Messenger Bags, and the entire Top 8 will claim high-end PlayStation®4 gaming systems.  Everyone in the Top 32 will get YCS Top Cut Game Mats featuring Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker – an exclusive prize given only to those achieving Top Cut success at a YCS – as well as World Qualifying Points, Ultimate Duelist Series Points, and invitations to their WCQ tournaments.

2017 YCS-TopCut-Diablosis_GameMat

Pre-registration for YCS Salt Lake City will run from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday, March 23 at the Salt Palace Convention Center.  All Duelists who pre-register and remit their valid Deck list on Friday will receive one of the Yu-Gi-Oh! branded Attribute Dice, randomly blind-bagged. Registration will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday March 24, 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, registrants can also get “Yugi Hair” to wear at the event.  The YCS Salt Lake City 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-SaltLakeCity_FAQ.html

Event Address:

Salt Palace Convention Center, Hall 1
90 S. West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah
81401
www.visitsaltlake.com/salt-palace-convention-center

Two Dragon Duel tournaments will be held at YCS Salt Lake City for Duelists born 2005 or later, on March 24 and 25. 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. .

The Dragon Duelist who finishes 1st on Saturday will Duel Sunday’s 1st place Dragon Duelist Sunday afternoon, in a best-of-3 match played with their own Constructed Decks built for Advanced Format rules.  The victor in that match will win a Dragon Duel Championship Trophy, a Super Rare set of the Darklords YCS Prize Cards and claim the title of YCS Salt Lake City Dragon Duel Champion! 

A full 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, Sealed Starter Deck, Battle City, Yu-Gi-Oh! Day, Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series, and Generation Duel tournaments.

YCS Salt Lake City 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.
  • 17th – 32nd place – Invite to the 2018 World Championship Qualifier tournament; 12 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 Salt Lake City 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.

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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.

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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