Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. was thrilled to announce Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Championships 2022 in the individual territories of North America, Central America, and South America as well as Europe and Oceania this Summer.
As mentioned on our official social media channels, due to the circumstances surrounding the current global situation, the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2022 will not be held this year.
We are thrilled to announce Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Championships for 2022 in the individual territories of North America, Central America, and South America this Summer!
Separately, Championships will also be held in Europe and Oceania.
— Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG (@YuGiOh_TCG) April 21, 2022
We apologize to everyone looking forward to the event and appreciate your understanding. In place of the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2022, each TCG territory will be holding a Championship event to celebrate the accomplishments of all Duelists in 2022.
The North America Championship will be held the weekend of July 16-17 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center located in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois.
In Latin America, National Championships will be held throughout the region to determine each country’s National Champion, in addition to awarding invites for the Central and South America Championships to be held in Mexico City, Mexico and Santiago, Chile respectively, in June. National Champions will earn paid travel and accommodations to the territorial Championships of their region for a shot at their Championship title.
Separately, territorial Championships will also be held in Europe and Oceania.
Each territory will also host a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship for younger Duelists born in 2008 or later.
As the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2022 will not be held and Duelists have been competing to earn World Qualifying Points (WQP) starting in the 2019-2020 season, we are making a change to the 2023 WQP Playoff. We are expanding the 2023 WQP Playoff to 32 Duelists. The top 16 WQP earners at the end of the 2021-22 season will earn a spot in the 2023 WQP Playoff, and then a new season will start after the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship this summer and the top 16 WQP earners in the 2022-23 season will earn their spot in the 2023 WQP Playoff as well. A Duelist can only earn one spot in the 2023 WQP Playoff, so if they earn a spot at the end of the 2021-22 season, and finish in the top 16 for the 2022-23 season, their spot for the 2022-23 season would pass down to the next Duelist with the highest WQP total.
Today, the popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG is available across the globe, with products distributed in more than 80 countries and 9 languages, to be enjoyed by fans of all ages.