Her’s the first reports on the recent Finals held in Anaheim, CA USA. This report comes to us by way of the Orange County Register, a local newspaper from the area.
Monstrous trading-card game phenomenon attracts thousands of enthusiasts to the YuGiOh! World Finals in Anaheim.
Anaheim – Sang Bui, 17, often thinks about his monsters. He wonders if there is a perfect spell to enhance the strength of his Dark Wizard. Or whether his monsters are powerful enough to beat a rival’s. Or if a trap could have helped him win.
Challenge The Expert
– pic © 2004 OCR
EXPERTS: Felipe Luque, 15, of Chile, an expert player, faces Jessie Orozco, 14, of La Puente, right, at the “Challenge The Expert” area at the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship in Anaheim.
JEBB HARRIS, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Story By: TAMARA CHUANG
The Orange County Register
Bui’s penchant for strategizing helped him reach the worldwide finals for the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game, which took place Sunday at the Anaheim Convention Center in front of a crowd of about 10,000 people. The Fountain Valley resident was among 32 trading-card finalists from all over the world – including four from the United States – who had the chance to pit a horned Mad Sword Beast against a one-eyed Opticlops, or whatever monster lurked in their personal deck of cards. Another 16 contestants battled to become the champ of the Yu-Gi-Oh! video game.
“Sometimes I daydream about strategies,” said Bui, who often plays the card game on average 16 hours a week. “It doesn’t really hurt your brain. It’s really fun. It’s not like a hard math problem.”
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WHAT: This Sunday the world’s best compete for the honor of being crowned the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Video Game Champion and the 2004 Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Champion. Twelve finalists from around the world (USA, Japan, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Holland and Spain) will compete for the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Video Game Championship while the best duelists engage in a fierce competition as they battle for the title of 2004 Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Champion.... Read More
KONAMI HOSTS YU-GI-OH! U.S. FINALS AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2004 TOURNAMENTS
Thousands of Fans From Around The World To Participate in the Largest Yu-Gi-Oh! Events in History
U.S. Finals Take Place in San Diego, Calif. July 22 and 23; With the World Championship 2004 Tournament Event taking place in Anaheim, Calif. on July 25, 2004.
Konami Digital Entertainment – America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced details of the two concluding tournaments that will ultimately result in the crowning of the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2004 Tournament champions. For the past few months, Konami and Upper Deck Entertainment have hosted numerous tournaments around the world using their respective video game and trading card game products in order to find the best Yu-Gi-Oh! players. The two final tournaments are the Yu-Gi-Oh! U.S. Finals at the Comic-Con International Consumer Expo in San Diego, Calif. on July 22 and 23, and the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2004 Tournament at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. on July 25.
Konami has hosted tournaments in the United States, Japan and Europe using its Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Tournament 2004 video game for Nintendo’s Game Boy™ Advance, to determine the best Yu-Gi-Oh! video game players in the world. Those who qualified in their respective regional tournaments advanced to the finals in their own country for a chance to move on to the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2004 Tournament in Anaheim and compete for the title of 2004 Yu-Gi-Oh! World Video Game Champion.
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