Category Archives: Trading Card Game

Konami Shows New Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Products at GAMA Trade Show

RETURNING SPONSOR KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS NEW Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME PRODUCTS AT GAMA TRADE SHOW

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG PRODUCTS AT GAMA TRADE SHOW promoEl Segundo, Calif. (March 14, 2016) Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI), a returning show sponsor, will be exhibiting its 2016 Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) portfolio at the Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) annual trade show March 14-18 at Bally’s Event Center in Las Vegas.   KONAMI will showcase products scheduled to be released later this year at booth #206 and conduct two seminars during the show.... Read More

Konami to Live Stream Yu-Gi-Oh! YCS Las Vegas

Watch the action at #YCS Las Vegas as Konami’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game official twitch channel streams the YCS event live from Las Vegas, NV.

UPDATE 11 March, 2016: Look for an all new English trailer for The Dark Side of Dimensions during the stream.

YCS Las Vegas event:

Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series YCS Las Vegas
March 12th – 13th, 2016

Broadcast Start Times:
10.30am (PST): Saturday
09.00am (PST): Sunday
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South American 2016 UDS Invitational in Guayaquil Ecuador

Are You The Ultimate Duelist?

It’s time to find out – the Ultimate Duelist Series will test your worth against all other contenders.  Earn Ultimate Duelist Series Points so you can take your place in the Ultimate Duelist Invitational, where only one Duelist will emerge as the Ultimate Duelist!... Read More

Konami Announces the March 18 release of Premium Gold: Infinite Gold

KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT PUTS A BRILLIANT POLISH ON ITS MARCH PRODUCT RELEASE PREMIUM GOLD: INFINITE GOLD

El Segundo, Calif. (March 2, 2016) – On March 18, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI), the manufacturer of the multiple world record-holding Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) delivers a box of shiny splendor to stores nationwide with its Premium Gold: Infinite Gold product release.... Read More

OTS Championships are this Weekend!

OTS Cham logoThe Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championships is a way for Official Tournament Stores (OTS) to provide Duelists with a Store level Championship which offers Duelists the opportunity to earn invites to the World Championship Qualifier at one of our OTS. Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship tournaments are held simultaneously throughout North and Latin America. This Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship is scheduled to occur on Saturday, February 27th, 2016.... Read More

Important news regarding the Forbidden & Limited Cards

Konami to implement a new idea called the Adjusted List.

Here’s some important news regarding the Forbidden & Limited Cards List used for high-level tournaments!

Konami constantly monitors the Decks and cards used at sanctioned events of all levels, from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series all the way down to local tournaments. Some cards and Decks are always doing better than others, and that’s okay. But we need to make sure that no Deck becomes so powerful that it drowns out the others, because you, the Duelists, have always told us that you like to have a wide variety of Decks show up at your tournaments.

There’s a lot of buzz these days about the Performapal/Performage Decks that have been growing in strength. And while we always expected this deck to be very strong (or even the strongest), it’s strangling some of the other competitive Decks right now, and we’re going to take steps to even things out a little bit.

Performage Plushfire - DOCS-EN-016At the same time, we don’t want to perform a knee-jerk reaction on the Forbidden & Limited Cards List, because that list isn’t just for high-end tournament play, but also for when Duelists play at their friend’s house, at school, or wherever their Dueling might take them.

So what they’re going to do is implement a new idea called the Adjusted List. The Adjusted List places additional restrictions on certain cards, but only for certain sanctioned events.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Day!

Info on the Upcoming North American Yu-Gi-Oh! Day!

Yu-Gi-Oh! DayYu-Gi-Oh! Day is a day for all to celebrate Yu-Gi-Oh!, create excitement for the brand at Official Tournament Stores (OTS), and to further distinguish the OTS locations from non-OTS. Yu-Gi-Oh! Day is held simultaneously throughout North America and is scheduled to occur on either Saturday, January 30th or Sunday, January 31st, 2016.

Duelists will be able to participate in a Sanctioned tournament at all participating Official Tournament Stores, with exclusive prizes only available there. Only official Konami OTS are permitted to host a Yu-Gi-Oh! Day event. The registration fee for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Day is $5.00 USD in the United States ($5.00 CND in Canada). All players entering the Yu-Gi-Oh! Day event will receive this amount in commensurate prizing.

Where and when are the Yu-Gi-Oh! Day events?
The Yu-Gi-Oh! Days will be held on either Saturday, January 30th, 2016, or Sunday, January 31st, 2016 at select locations throughout North America. A list of locations and dates for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Day event can be found online at http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/ygoday/.

Please contact the OTS for exact Tournament start time.

What are the prizes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Day tournament?
In addition to the product each Duelist receives upon entering the tournament, prize distribution will be as follows:

2015 YGO Day GameMat vissal

  • First place winner, after the conclusion of the last round of Swiss, will receive an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! Day full size Game Mat.
  • TKN4_EN027 Yu-Gi-Oh! Token CardTop 8 Duelists, after the conclusion of the last round of Swiss, will each receive an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Super Rare Token Card.
  • At the OTS’s discretion, the above prizes may be supplemented with additional Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG product or accessories.

How long will the Yu-Gi-Oh! Day tournament last?
The number of Swiss rounds is determined by the number of Duelists enrolled in the tournament. Rounds in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME are 40 minutes long. Since you can play all rounds in a Swiss tournament, you should expect to be at the event for several hours.

If I’ve never been to a Yu-Gi-Oh! Day tournament, what should I expect?
Yu-Gi-Oh! Days are Tier 1 tournaments, and attract both casual and competitive Duelists who wish to celebrate the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand.

There are a lot of things you should do to make sure you are prepared before heading to the tournament.

Read over the list of things you will need for the tournament, and make sure you have everything.

You’ll have a better time at the event if you don’t have too many bulky or heavy possessions to carry around, as it can get crowded there on the floor.  Think ahead while you are planning what to bring with you.

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First North American YCS of 2016 – Atlanta will be the host city

ATLANTA, GEORGIA IS HOME TO FIRST Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES EVENT OF 2016

 Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

YCS Atlanta Includes Dragon Duel Tournament for Younger Players

El Segundo, Calif. (January 14, 2016) – Since the last North American Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) in November 2015, hundreds of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Duelists have been waiting and preparing for the next chance to show off their skills and strategies and compete with their peers. On February 6 and 7, their wait will be over as Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) presents YCS Atlanta, the first North American premier-level event of 2016 at the Georgia International Convention Center.

YCSW EN008 UR - Ultra Rare version of the Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn prize cardYCS Atlanta gives veteran Duelists and those just getting into the game a chance to compete for a variety of exciting prizes. The first place winner will receive an Ultra Rare version of the latest, most sought-after prize card: Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn – one of the rarest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG cards in existence!

The Georgia International Convention Center will host hundreds of hopeful Duelists during the weekend, each one confident that they have the right mix of cards and strategy to win round after round and advance to Sunday’s Final Round and the opportunity to Duel for the title of YCS Champion.

Pre-registration for YCS Atlanta will run from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5 and registration will continue promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 6.  Upon registering, Duelists will receive five Breakers of Shadow booster packs for participating in KONAMI’s YCS Atlanta.  Round One will start at 10:00 a.m. and the top ranked YCS finishers will earn invitations to participate in the 2016 World Championship Qualifier. Players will use their constructed Decks all the way to the Championship.

Duelists can find the answers to many of their questions here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/2016/YCS_Atlanta.html

Event Address:

Georgia International Convention Center
Hall D
2000 Convention Center Concourse
College Park, GA 30337
http://www.gicc.com/

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