Statement from Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Regarding Status of Organized Play and Promotional Events
As we all continue to monitor the developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to share the latest official statement from KONAMI, which provides detailed updates to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Organized Play and promotional events.
To the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) community –
We hope you and your loved ones remain healthy and safe. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. continues to monitor developments and updates related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We remain diligent about prioritizing the overall health and safety of our fan base, Official Tournament Store (OTS) owners and staff, and all business partners. With this in mind, although state and local openings are at various stages throughout the country, we believe it is in the best interests of our community to further extend the postponement of our Organized Play and in-store promotional events through at least Monday, May 31, 2021. Throughout the month of May, we will continue to closely monitor government health authority guidelines to potentially re-evaluate these postponements and provide updated guidelines as appropriate.
We encourage the community to continue participating in Remote Duel, our Organized Play initiative to run sanctioned tournaments using Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, Legacy of the Duelist, Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution, and the traditional Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. We have been pleased to host a number of successful Remote Duel Extravaganzas and Remote Duel Invitational virtual events since the inception of the program in 2020, and continue to announce additional events, such as the highly anticipated Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) event coming up later this year. More information will be available about this exciting event in the coming days! For more information on Remote Duel, please visit https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/remoteduel/index.html, and subscribe to our official social media channels to get up-to-date news.
We share our community’s enthusiasm to resume Organized Play and promotional events, and, in this vein, we are working closely with our OTS contacts and business partners, while heeding public health guidance, to determine how and when we can do this safely.
Please continue to visit our official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG website and official social media channels on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates:
- Official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG website: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/YuGiOh_TCG
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialYuGiOhTCG/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialyugiohtcg/
Additionally, those with non-press-related inquiries regarding event cancellations and updates on future events and Organized Play initiatives are encouraged to contact [email protected] for more information.
Our thoughts remain with those affected by this pandemic and we are grateful for everyone’s commitment to the safety of our community. We thank the Yu-Gi-Oh! community for their patience and understanding during this time and look forward to sharing additional ways to connect and enjoy the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG.