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First Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES OF ’14 DROPS INTO THE ATLANTA AREA FEBRUARY 1
New Format to be Introduced for Top 16
Duelists Can Pre-register January 31
El Segundo, CA (January 22, 2014) – The Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) presented by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami) heads to Georgia for the first opportunity in 2014 for Duelists to win the company’s premier competitive series. YCS Atlanta is expected to draw hundreds of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) players from all over the Southeastern United States February 1st and 2nd.coutheastF
Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelists, trying to make their mark at a YCS,
get the first crack of the new year 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
Atlanta Main Event from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on January 31st
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, February
1st. Upon registering, Duelists will receive
five Legacy of the Valiant booster packs for
participating in Konami’s YCS Atlanta. 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.
Debuting at YCS Atlanta, Konami is introducing a new format for the Top 16 Duelists. The YCS Top 16 will construct their Decks by drafting Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants – Round 2. Duelists ranked 1 – 8 will construct one Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants – Round 2 Draft Pod and Duelist ranked 9 -16 will construct the other Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants – Round 2 Draft Pod.
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, Yugi & Kaiba Reloaded Starter Deck
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.
Georgia International Convention Center
2000 Convention Center Concourse
College Park, GA 30337
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; 8GB gaming system 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; the recently released all-in-one gaming and entertainment system; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier
4th place – the recently released all-in-one gaming and entertainment system; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier
5th – 8th place – 12GB 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 Legacy of the Valiant; 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 Atlanta can check out live online coverage of the event provided by Konami staff at www.yugioh-card.com/en/events.
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