Konami Announces Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Returns/25th Anniversary Celebrations

For the first time since 2019, Konami is hosting the official return of the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship in August 2023 in Japan! The World Championship 2023 event will feature separate tournaments for the TCG, Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS mobile game and, for the first time since its release, a dedicated bracket for Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL!

Here is a brand-new trailer regarding the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG 25th Anniversary!

The Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship’s resurgence comes alongside Konami’s massive 25th Anniversary celebration of all things Yu-Gi-Oh! While the TCG will celebrate its 25th anniversary officially on Feb. 4, 2024, Konami is beginning its anniversary project in 2023 with the release of commemorative products and a variety of other promotions worldwide.

More details on the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship and 25th anniversary are in the official press release below:


Special trailer released for the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game 25th anniversary project 

LOS ANGELES – February 2, 2023 – Konami Digital Entertainment Inc., (KONAMI) is delighted to announce its plans to hold the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2023, the prestigious international tournament to determine the world’s Top Duelists in three categories.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship 2023

Following the global events of recent years, it will mark the first time the tournament is due to be held since 2019. KONAMI currently plans to hold the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2023 this August in Japan.

KONAMI is planning the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2023 to feature three separate tournaments for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG), Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS, and for the first time since the game’s launch, Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL!

Information regarding the qualifying rounds for Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship will be announced through the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG and digital games’ websites and social media channels and through in-game notifications.

For more information, please visit: https://www.konami.com/yugioh/worldchampionship/2023/en/

Alongside today’s announcement, KONAMI is excited to share a special promotional trailer for the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game’s 25th anniversary project. Watch the trailer here:

The Yu-Gi-Oh card game will celebrate its 25th anniversary on February 4, 2024. Today, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG and digital titles including Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS and Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL are loved by millions of fans all across the globe. To mark 25 years of Dueling, KONAMI will launch its 25th anniversary project in 2023, including the release of commemorative products and a variety of other promotions worldwide.  

KONAMI will reveal more about the 25th anniversary project soon. Please stay tuned for further details.

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.


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