Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.'s Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Trading Card Game Heads to One of South America's Largest Cities, Santiago, for the Latin American Continental Championship on June 28

Jun 27th 2009
Hundreds of Duelists will vie for the Coveted Title of Champion and the Opportunity
To Compete in the World Championship in Tokyo

Santiago, Chile – Nestled below the pristine Andes Mountains is the modern metropolis and Chilean capital city of Santiago ─ the ideal location for hundreds of Latin American Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Duelists to converge and compete in the Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. 2009 Continental Championship. The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Latin American Continental Championship will bring together the best Duelists from all over Latin America for the opportunity to battle against the most skilled contestants in the TCG arena.

“With more than 20 billion cards sold worldwide, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is truly a global phenomenon. Holding the 2009 Continental Championship in Santiago is a testament to the dedication of millions of Duelists in this corner of the world,” commented Yumi Hoashi, vice president of Card Business for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “We are expecting an extremely high level of competition with expert players from all over Latin America battling during the Continental Championship. We will end up with a very worthy representative to compete at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship in Tokyo.”

Event Information
Where: Hotel Galerias
Salon Mapuche and Salon Del Inca
San Antonio 65, Santiago
Region Metropolitana, Chile

When: June 28 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Cost: Entry into the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Continental Championship is FREE for Duelists who have qualified for the event through Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. National Qualifiers, however there will be a cost for side events, participants will receive Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME booster packs equal to the cost of participation.
Prizing information:
∙ 1st place – Trophy; Travel and accommodations to Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship held in Tokyo, Japan; Day of sightseeing; “Dark End Dragon” Prize Card; Complete set of Raging Battle and a complete set of Ghost Rare cards from Tactical Evolution through Raging Battle; Digital Camera; 2009 Continental Championship Game Mat; Player Profile on Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG website; Card Binder; set of four Ultra Rare Token Cards

∙ 2nd place – Trophy; popular personal music player with docking station; Complete set of Raging Battle; 2009 Continental Championship Game Mat; Card Binder; set of four Ultra Rare Token Cards

∙ 3rd place –Trophy; popular personal music player; 2009 Continental Championship Game Mat; Card Binder; set of four Ultra Rare Token Cards

∙ 4th place – Trophy; popular personal music player; 2009 Continental Championship Game Mat; Card Binder; set of four Ultra Rare Token Cards

∙ 5th – 8th place – Nintendo DSi™ with Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Stardust Accelerator World Championship 2009, 2009 Continental Championship Game Mat; Card Binder; set of four Ultra Rare Token Cards

∙ 9th – Last place - 2009 Continental Championship Game Mat; Set of four Ultra Rare Token Cards

Sensational Side Events: The Continental Championship also offers exciting Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG side events in addition to the main event. The side events for Sunday include Win-a-Mat, Win-a-Giant-Card, and a special Dragon Duel event for those 12 and under.

For more information on Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. or the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME please visit www.Yu-Gi-Oh!-card.com.

About The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is the #1 trading card game in the world with over 20 billion cards sold. It is a game of strategy, where players create individual decks of cards collected from Structure Decks and Booster Packs. Two players engage in a duel while using cards that represent powerful monsters, magical Spells and surprising Traps. Duelists with well-constructed decks, dominating monsters, solid strategy and good fortune are the victors in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is the exclusive licensee and rights holder to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in North America and Latin America.

About Konami
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®, Silent Hill®, Dance Dance Revolution® 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 20 billion cards worldwide. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.Konami.com. Konami Corporation is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. Konami Corporation is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can be found at www.Konami.com.

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