Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. Announces Next Location of Its Prestigious Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game World Championship Qualifier 2010 – Greater Toronto Area

Jun 4th 2010
Hundreds of Duelists from around Canada invited to attend this premier Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME
event in Mississauga, Ontario June 26-27


EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (June 5, 2010) – The recent Olympics may be a distant memory but the fierce competition for gold continues in Canada at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Canadian World Championship Qualifier 2010. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KDE) will bring its Guinness World Record best-selling Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME to the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, on June 26th and June 27th.

From the shores of Vancouver and the Maritime Provinces to the streets of Toronto, Duelists who have traveled from across Canada will join together for an exciting two days of intense competition, each player hoping to go home with the coveted title of Canadian National Champion and the opportunity to compete at the World Championship event in August.

For Duelists looking for more action beyond the head-to-head preliminary rounds and for those players just learning the game, the Canada World Championship Qualifier will also offer exciting Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG public events on Saturday and Sunday which include Win-A-Mat tournaments, Go For the Gold events, and ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! for all ages, plus Dragon Duel tournaments for Duelists aged 12 and under. There will also be 2011 Regional Qualifier tournaments on Sunday.

Event Information
Where: International Centre – Orion Ballroom
900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada L4V 1E8

When: June 26
Last Chance Regional Qualifier
Times: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
June 27
World Championship Qualifier
Times: 10:00 AM-9:00 PM

Cost: Entry into the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship Qualifier 2010 is FREE for Duelists who have qualified for the event through official KDE Regional Qualifiers or with a top finish at a SHONEN JUMP Championship or Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event.


Prizing information:


• 1st place –Travel and accommodations to Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship to be held in Long Beach, California (USA); Trophy; Dark End Dragon Prize Card; Complete set of Gold Series 3 and a complete set of Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Cards, Day of sightseeing at the World Championship including a Disney Park Hopper pass; Personalized hoodie sweatshirt; 120 min. mini-video camera.

• 2nd place –Trophy; Complete set of Gold Series 3; Dark End Dragon Prize Card; 16GB personal music player

• 3rd – 4th place –Trophy; Dark End Dragon Prize Card, 8GB personal music player

• 5th – 8th place –32 GB personal music player

• Top Cut – Top Cut Game Mat

Additionally, all players will receive a pack of World Championship Qualifiers 2010 Card Sleeves and a World Championship Qualifier 2010 Game Mat.

For more information on Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME or country specific Championship event details, 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 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, 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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