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Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES SWINGS INTO THE BAY AREA THIS WEEKEND
El Segundo, CA (October 3, 2013) – The Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) presented by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami) heads west to California for its final 2013 stop of the company’s premier competitive series. YCS San Mateo is expected to draw hundreds of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) players from all over the San Francisco Bay Area and the Western United States October 5th and 6th.
Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelists, trying to make their mark at a YCS,
get their last chance for 2013 to test their Decks, skills
and strategies as they compete head-to-head against some of
the best players in the country during the course of the
weekend. From the First Round of the Main Event on Saturday
morning to the Final Round on Sunday, every Duelist will be
playing their hardest, hoping that their game is the winning
one to take them to the YCS Champion’s podium.
Duelists should make time to pre-register for the YCS San
Mateo Main Event from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday,
October 4th as those players that pre-register
and submit a Deck list will receive an event-exclusive YCS
Token Card! Registration will begin again promptly at 8:00
a.m. on Saturday, October 5th. Upon
registering, Duelists will receive five Judgment of the
Light booster packs for participating in Konami’s YCS
San Mateo. The First Round will start at 10:00 a.m.
and the Top 16 or 32 YCS finishers (depending on attendance)
will earn invitations to participate in the 2014 World
Championship Qualifier and other great prizes.
Konami will once again hold Dragon Duels for the younger
players (for Duelists born in 2001 or later) on Saturday and
Sunday. A new format is now in affect in which the winner of
Saturday will play against the winner of Sunday to determine
the YCS Dragon Duel Champion. The top four players in each
of the Dragon Duel events will receive a special Dragon Duel
Winner’s Medal, a Regional Game Mat, a Dragon Duel t-shirt
and an invitation to their 2014 Dragon Duel World
Championship Qualifier. Those who attend the Qualifier have
the chance to earn an invitation to the 2014 Dragon Duel
Duelists and spectators taking a break from the competition
can participate in a wide variety of challenging and fun
Public Events to push their Dueling skills to the limit!
Konami will be conducting a host of events such as Regional
Qualifiers, 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling, ATTACK OF THE GIANT
CARD!!, Win-A-Mats, Super Starter: V for Victory
Tournaments, and Sealed Pack Tournaments for Battle Pack
2: War of the Giants, featuring exclusive Starfoil prize
cards only available at premier events.
The Main Event winner, the two runners-up and winners of Sunday’s two Public Event playoffs will each be awarded a YCS prize card. The Main Event winner will take home an Ultra Rare version of the Number 106: Giant Hand prize card, with the other winners bringing home Super Rare versions.
The San Mateo County Event Center
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA 92203
1st place – Ultra Rare Number 106: Giant Hand YCS Prize Card; Trophy; Paid travel to their World Championship Qualifier (if underage, then winner and guardian) or a local-market YCS (flight and accommodations) if the Duelist has already won an earlier YCS in the current year; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; 500GB game console; and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier tournament
2nd place –Super Rare Number 106: Giant Hand YCS Prize Card; 32GB Tablet PC; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier
3rd place – Super Rare Number 106: Giant Hand YCS Prize Card; 32GB Touch Screen MP3 Player; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier
4th place – 32GB touch-screen MP3 Player; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier
5th – 8th place – 4GB video game console with YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier
9th – 16th place – 24 booster packs of Judgment of the Light; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier
If attendance exceeds 513 Duelists:
17th – 32nd place – YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier
Duelists unable to participate in YCS San Mateo can check out live online coverage of the event provided by Konami staff at www.yugioh-card.com/en/events.
For more information on Konami or the Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES, please visit www.yugioh-card.com or call 310-220-8630.
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