Vincent Ralambomiadana Wins Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Trading Card Game Shonen Jump Championship in Columbus

Nov 16th 2009

VINCENT RALAMBOMIADANA TROUNCED HUNDREDS OF DUELISTS TO WIN THE KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT, INC. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D'sTRADING CARD GAME SHONEN JUMP CHAMPIONSHIP IN COLUMBUS, OH

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – November 16, 2009 – At this year's final Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) SHONEN JUMP Championship, held in Columbus over the weekend, more than 800 Duelists showed off their Dueling skills with the ultimate goal to be crowned the SHONEN JUMP Championship winner. Vincent Ralambomiadana, traveling from France to the U.S. to compete in this event, out-battled the field to claim the coveted title.

Vincent Ralambomiadana matched Kevin Slapnik, from Ohio, card for card for the title after two days of intense Dueling. Both competitors were at the tops of their game, with Ralambomiadana playing a French Twilight Deck and Slapnik countering with his Destiny Hero / Zombies Deck, respectively, ready for a grueling Match. Ralambomiadana and his peers took home prize packs that included such items as a “Dark End Dragon” SHONEN JUMP Championship Prize Card, a Top 16 SHONEN JUMP Championship Game Mat, popular personal video game console with Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Stardust Accelerator World Championship 2009, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers, a 32 GB personal music player with codes to download Konami Mobile Games, and complimentary subscriptions to SHONEN JUMP magazine. Vincent will also receive a paid trip to the National Championship in 2010, courtesy of Konami Digital Entertainment.

Top finalists from the Columbus SHONEN JUMP Championship, along with the top Duelists from the Sunday Regional Qualifiers, also qualify to participate in their countries' respective 2010 National Championships.

For more information on Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME or the SHONEN JUMP Championship series, please visit www.yugioh-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 22 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, 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 22 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, and 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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