YU-GI-OH! ULTIMATE DUELIST SERIES TO BE HELD IN LAS VEGAS

Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Duelist Series to be Held in Las Vegas

Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is excited to share that the Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) will be coming to Las Vegas. Hundreds of dueling elite will compete for the Ultimate Duelist Series Championship Belt on March 2 – 3, 2019 at Alexis Park All Suite Resort.

To compete in the Main Event all contenders must earn their invitation by gathering a minimum of 100 UDS Points by playing in Tier 2 events like Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers, Regionals, Dragon Duels and the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series. Duelists who have not yet qualified are still invited to play in a wide range of Public Events all weekend long. The ultimate champion will not only receive the Ultimate Duelist Series Championship Belt, but also paid travel and accommodations to the winner’s next Season Invitational, Super Rare Prize Card – Number 106: Giant Hand, Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Game Mat, Top Cut Pin, Winner Pin and 100 Duelist Series Points.

For more information, please see press release below.

ULTIMATE DUELIST SERIES INVITATIONAL – WINTER 2019  TO BE HELD IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

El Segundo, Calif. (February XX, 2019) – It’s time to crown another Ultimate Duelist! Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) is bringing the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational (UDS) to the entertainment capital of the world – Las Vegas! The City of Lights will shine even brighter on March 2 – 3, as hundreds of Dueling’s elite prepare to throw down for the glitziest prize in the game: the Ultimate Duelist Series Championship Belt.

Ultimate Duelist Series logo

To compete in the two-day Main Event all contenders must earn their invitation by gathering a minimum of 100 UDS Points by playing in Tier 2 events like Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers, Regionals, Dragon Duels, and the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series. Duelists who have not yet qualified are still invited to play in a wide range of Public Events all weekend long, so whether you’re a hard-fought veteran or just discovered your inner Duelist, there’s lots to do at the UDS!

Those Duelists qualified for the Main Event will have a chance to duke it out for exclusive rewards you won’t find anywhere else. Fortune favors the bold, and unparalleled prizes await the Duelist who bets it all with their skill and hits it big to score a coveted prize card, awesome UDS swag, and of course the richest prize of the weekend, the Ultimate Duelist Series Championship Belt, that comes with VIP status for life!

Ultimate Duelist Series Championship Belt

Ultimate Duelist Series Championship Belt

Courtesy of KONAMI the winner of the UDS Winter Invitational Main Event will earn travel and accommodations to the upcoming UDS Summer Invitational in the series, where they’ll Duel the field to defend their title. The new Champion also wins a Super Rare copy of the Number 106: Giant Hand Prize Card, Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut and Winner Pins, 100 UDS Points for next Season, and the exclusive Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Game Mat, only awarded to finishers in the Top Cut of the UDS! All competitors who make the cut to Day 2 will receive a UDS Day 2 Pin, a UDS Lanyard Medal, and a minimum of 20 UDS Points based on their finish. Registrants can redeem their UDS Points for more prizes including a UDS Lanyard Medal, UDS Points for next Season, and a 1st Round Bye in the Main Event itself.

Four weeks after the release of Savage Strike and two weeks removed from Structure Deck: Soulburner, the UDS Winter Invitational could be a hot one as Salamangreat Duelists look to break the icy grip of Sky Strikers, Thunder Dragons and Altergeists. Savage Strike threw the Dueling world a curveball at YCS Chicago, but fiery new threats will make their Championship debut in Las Vegas, setting the stage for YCS Atlanta two weeks later. With some of the game’s greatest innovators and Deck builders qualified to attend, the UDS Winter Invitational Main Event will showcase new strategies and will set new trends for the weeks to come.

Registration for the UDS Winter Invitational Main Event will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2 and all registrants must be in line by 9:45 a.m. or they will not be able to enter the tournament when it begins. Late registrants will be permitted to play, but will begin with a Round 1 Match Loss. The UDS Winter Invitational Main Event will be played in the Constructed Advanced Format.

Duelists can find the answers to many of their questions here: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsinvitational_FAQs.html

Event Address:

Alexis Park All Suite Resort
375 E. Harmon Ave
Apollo Ballroom
Las Vegas, NV 89169
http://www.alexispark.com

A full schedule of Public Events available to all Duelists will also be offered on Saturday and Sunday, including 2019 Regional Qualifiers, Dragon Duel Tournaments for players born 2006 or later, Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!, Win-A-Mat, Sealed Starter Deck and Structure Deck, Duelist League, Duel Links, Speed Duel, and Battle City tournaments. Sunday afternoon, Duelists who competed in Public Events will have a chance to play in one of two single-elimination Public Event Playoffs for a chance to win a UDS Invitational Top Cut Game Mat.

UDS Invitational Prizing Information:

  • 1st placeUltimate Duelist Series Championship Belt – Ultimate Duelist Series Champion-ship Belt; paid travel and accommodations to the winner’s next Season Invitational to defend their title; Super Rare Prize Card – Number 106: Giant Hand; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Game Mat; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Pin; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Winner Pin; and 100 Ultimate Duelist Series Points (awarded for next season).
  • YCS Super Rare Prize Card – Number 106: Giant Hand2nd place – Super Rare Prize Card – Number 106: Giant Hand; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Game Mat; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Pin; and 50 Ultimate Duelist Series Points (awarded for next season).
  • 3rd – 4th place – Super Rare Prize Card – Number 106: Giant Hand; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Game Mat; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Pin; and 30 Ultimate Duelist Series Points (awarded for next season).
  • 5th – 8th place – Super Rare Prize Card – Number 106: Giant Hand; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Game Mat; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Pin; and 20 Ultimate Duelist Series Points (awarded for next season).

Ultimate Duelist Series Championship Belt

All Day 2 finishers will be awarded an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Day 2 Pin, an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Day 2 Medal, and 20 UDS Points.  If attendance is 257 – 512 Duelists, Duelists who rank 9th to 16th will also receive an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Game Mat.

  • Redemption Tier – 100 UDS Points – Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Lanyard; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Pin; and 10 UDS Points (awarded for next season).
  • Redemption Tier – 150 UDS Points – Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Lanyard; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Pin; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Medal; and 10 UDS Points (awarded for next season).
  • Redemption Tier – 200 UDS Points – Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Lanyard; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Pin; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Medal; a 1st Round BYE; and 10 UDS Points (awarded for next season).

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Every Saturday and Sunday, Duelists can now watch a new episode of the latest Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series, Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, on Teletoon in Canada – check local listings for times. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS is available subtitled on Crunchyroll and 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!

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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