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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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Yu-Gi-Oh! Day coming Jan 30-31, 2016

Konami offers an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! Day mat you can get only at this event!

Yu-Gi-Oh! DayYu-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

Yu-Gi-Oh! Demo Day Announced!

The Demo Day ‘Bring a Friend’ campaign is a great way to introduce even more players to Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Organized Play

The New Challenders Booster Pack - NECH foil Mock ENKonami is announcing today the next Yu-Gi-Oh! Demo Day. This exciting program is being held nationwide at Official Tournament Stores (OTS), on December 5, 2015. Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Duelists are encouraged to bring a friend to Demo Day to get a one-of-a-kind item not available anywhere else!... Read More