South American Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Champion To Be Decided

Jun 13th 2012
JUNE 23rd – 24th IN BOGOTA, COLOMBIA

El Segundo, CA (June 12, 2012)Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami) brings Duelists from all over South America to Bogota, the capital and largest city of Colombia, for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) South American World Championship Qualifier (WCQ). The winner of this exclusive, invite-only tournament will represent South America at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship. After months of skillful play at qualifying events and fine-tuning their Decks, those that have earned an invite will showcase their talents and strategies on June 23-24 at the Hotel Royal Park Metrotel. There will also be last chance qualifiers for the main and Dragon Duel events on Friday, June 22nd.

Hundreds of Duels will be played during the weekend event as some of the best players face off against each other. There will be plenty of intense head-to-head Dueling because all it takes is one misstep to be knocked out of the tournament. The competition starts from Round One on Saturday and climaxes at the Final Round Sunday, with every Duelist hoping to be the one destined to go to Tokyo, Japan to represent South America at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship on August 11-12.

For the first time ever, Konami will hold a two-day Dragon Duel Championship for Duelists born 1999 or later during the same weekend (June 23-24) at the South American WCQ. The top finisher in the Dragon Duel Championship will also be going to Tokyo, Japan to play against other top Dragon Duelists in the inaugural Dragon Duel World Championship.

Event Address:

Hotel Royal Park Metrotel

Calle 74 #13-27

Bogota, Colombia

www.hotelesroyal.com

Additionally, Duelists can participate in a wide variety of fun and challenging 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, Classic Drafts, Retro Drafts, and the newest Sealed Pack Tournaments for Battle Pack: Epic Dawn featuring exclusive Starfoil prize cards only available at premier events.

South American WCQ Prize Information:

The Top 4 players will receive a Championship Trophy
The Top 16 players will receive a Super Rare Blood Mefist – Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) Prize Card
The Top Cut (depending on attendance) will receive a WCQ Top Cut Game Mat
All participants will receive a 2012 WCQ Game Mat and a pack of 2012 WCQ Sleeves.

1st place – Invite to World Championship with travel and accommodations, Complete Set of Galactic Overlord, Super Rare Blood Mefist YCS Prize Card, 64GB Tablet PC
2nd place – 32 GB Touch Screen MP3 Player, Complete Set of Order of Chaos and Galactic Overlord, and a Super Rare Blood Mefist YCS Prize Card
3rd & 4th place – Complete Set of Order of Chaos and Galactic Overlord and a Super Rare Blood Mefist YCS Prize Card
5th – 8th place – Complete Set of Galactic Overlord
9th – 16th place – 6 Booster Packs each of Generation Force, Photon Shockwave, Order of Chaos, and Galactic Overlord

South American Dragon Duel WCQ Prize Information:
The Top 4 players will receive a Championship Trophy
The Top Cut (depending on attendance) will receive a Dragon Duel WCQ Top Cut Game Mat

All participants will receive a 2012 Dragon Duel WCQ Game Mat and a pack of 2012 WCQ Sleeves.
1st place – Invite to Dragon Duel World Championship with travel and accommodations for player and guardian, Complete Set of Galactic Overlord, Super Rare Blood Mefist – YCS Prize Card, 64GB Tablet PC
2nd place– 32 GB Touch Screen MP3 Player, Complete Set of Order of Chaos and Galactic Overlord, and a Super Rare Blood Mefist YCS Prize Card
3rd & 4th place – Complete Set of Order of Chaos and Galactic Overlord
5th – 8th place – Complete Set of Galactic Overlord

Every Saturday morning, Duelists can watch the all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal animated series as well as classic Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes on TheCW4Kids programming block, the leading Saturday morning kids broadcast network in the United States. In Canada, Duelists can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's every Friday and Saturday on YTV! Fans can also view their favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes at www.CW4Kids.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 25 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 25 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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