Frazier Smith Wins Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Atlanta

Nov 26th 2010
THE Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES ATLANTA IS WON BY FRAZIER SMITH
Weekend Event is Latest in World Tour


EL SEGUNDO, CA (November 26, 2010) – After a weekend of intense head-to-head competition on the trading card game field, it was Frazier Smith who out-played the pack to win at Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.'s (Konami) Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) in Atlanta this past weekend. 869 players spent two days Dueling at the Georgia World Congress Center in hopes of becoming the next Champion of this premier-level Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) event.

On Sunday afternoon, after two days of preliminary rounds, all eyes were glued to the action on the table during the Final Round as friends, Frazier Smith of Philadelphia, PA and Sean McCabe of neighboring Upper Darby, PA each brought their “A” game in hopes of being victorious at this prestigious event.

20 year-old Smith and 19-year old McCabe are close friends who developed their Decks together. Playing the same monsters against one another, and familiar with each other's moves, the Match depended on who could out-guess and double or triple-bluff better. Smith won the first Duel, but McCabe tied things up by taking the second. In the third and decisive Duel, Smith's use of key cards like Pot of Duality and Gravekeeper's Stele gave him the victory.

Smith earned an exceptional prize package that included a set of Ultra Rare YCS Prize Cards, an exclusive YCS Game Mat, a netbook computer, a paid trip to his 2011 World Championship Qualifier, and more!

For more information on Konami, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME or the Yu-Gi-Oh! 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, 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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