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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.
At 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.
A new teaser promo, airing on the Nicktoons channel, is for the United States airing of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V television anime series.
The teaser reveals that the anime will begin airing on the channel in February.
The teaser previews the show’s English dub which has previously released in Canada last August.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V anime, the newest Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series inspired by Kazuki Takahashi’s original manga, premiered in Japan in April 2014.
Info on the Upcoming North American Yu-Gi-Oh! Day!
Yu-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:
- First place winner, after the conclusion of the last round of Swiss, will receive an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! Day full size Game Mat.
- Top 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.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA IS HOME TO FIRST Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES EVENT OF 2016
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.
YCS 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
Georgia International Convention Center
2000 Convention Center Concourse
College Park, GA 30337
KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR WITH TWO NEW Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME PRODUCTS
El Segundo, Calif. (January 12, 2016) – With the faint scent of pine still wafting through the air and a few stray decorations not yet put away, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) eases the post-holiday lull with two new Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) products to be released this month. With this great mix of new and classic cards as well as popular themes, January is sure to start out with a bang for both beginning and existing players.
On January 15, the Breakers of Shadow booster set hits store shelves and Duelists will be introduced to new Deck themes and strategies, and can witness the return of a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG legend. In Breakers of Shadow, the Shiranui use the strength of Samurai spirit warriors to power players through Duels, while Twilight Ninjas rely on speed and numbers to overwhelm foes. Opponents will also feel the power of the Dinomists, steam-powered Pendulum dinosaurs that can land a heavy hit when a player least expects it. Lastly, swords will clash as the legendary warrior Buster Blader is back as Buster Blader, the Destruction Swordmaster, with a mighty band of new support cards that make this iconic monster stronger than ever before! Continue reading Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG January Product Releases
Recently listed on the Cinedigm website, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: Season 3 DVD box set gets a street date of March 8, 2016 with pre-orders starting on Jan 26.
Summary by Cinedigm: Jaden and his friends are officially upperclassman as they enter their third year at Duel Academy, the world?s most prestigious dueling prep school! To keep students at the top of their game, Chancellor Sheppard invites the infamous – and often feared – Professor Thelonious Viper to campus this year. Known for his strict and unconventional teaching methods, Viper forces Jaden and his friends to take part in a series of dangerous “Survival Duels” in which more is at risk than just their grades!
New rivals, new monsters and a whole new season to Get Your Game On!
It’s Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Season 3!
The show has 180 episodes total. Cinedigm released season 1 with episodes 1-52 in October 2014, and then released season 2 in July 2015 with episodes 53-104.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Jan. 6, 2015 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. has announced it will release key new Yu-Gi-Oh! games across a number of formats in 2016, allowing an even wider audience to enjoy the series, which is already popular worldwide as a card game and range of console titles.
In readiness of this milestone year, KONAMI is engaged in a number of initiatives to bring the fun of the Yu-Gi-Oh! series to an ever larger range of devices. In the spring, a new mobile game Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links will be released, followed by a new game for the Nintendo 3DS platform in the summer. KONAMI will also release a new online game for consoles and PC in the winter while the popular console game Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist and mobile game Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation will both receive major updates.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! series is based on both the manga Yu-Gi-Oh! (by Kazuki Takahashi), which has been serialized in SHUEISHA Inc.’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1996, and the subsequent “Yu-Gi-Oh!” anime series (currently airing on TV Tokyo-affiliated channels). KONAMI released the first console game in 1998, and the series, including the trading card game, is still enjoyed by countless players worldwide. KONAMI will continue to develop and distribute a wide range of Yu-Gi-Oh! content to deliver the fun and excitement of the series to players around the globe.
KONAMI is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties and traditional trading card games. KONAMI’s software titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Pro Evolution Soccer, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. KONAMI is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. The latest information about KONAMI can be found on the Web at www.konami.com . KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiaries, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. in Windsor, the United Kingdom. Details of the products published by KONAMI can be found at www.konami.com .
Konami offers an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! Day mat you can get only at this event!
Yu-Gi-Oh! Day is a day for all to celebrate the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand, create excitement for the brand at Official Tournament Stores (OTS), and to further distinguish OTS from non-OTS. Yu-Gi-Oh! Day is held simultaneously throughout North America. The event is scheduled to occur on either Saturday, January 30th, 2016, or Sunday, January 31st, 2016.... Read More