Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Sweeps into Seattle Tacoma Area November 17-18

Nov 8th 2012
El Segundo, CA (November 8, 2012) – The Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) presented by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami) makes its way to the Northwest when it lands in Tacoma, Washington November 17th. The latest in this premier competitive series, YCS Tacoma is expected to draw hundreds of Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game (TCG) players from across North America.

Throughout the weekend, Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelists will test their Decks, skills and strategies as they compete head-to-head against some of the best players in the country. From the First Round of the Main Event on Saturday morning to the Final Round on Sunday, every Duelist will be playing their hardest, hoping that their game plan is the one that takes them to the YCS Champion's podium.

Duelists should make time to pre-register for the YCS Tacoma Main Event from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 16th, as those players that pre-register and submit a Deck list will receive an event-exclusive YCS Token Card! Registration will begin again promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 17th. Upon registering, Duelists will receive five Abyss Rising booster packs for participating in Konami's YCS Tacoma. The First Round will start at 10:00 a.m. and the Top 16 or 32 YCS finishers (depending on attendance) will earn invitations to participate in the 2013 World Championship Qualifier and other great prizes.

In addition, Konami will once again hold two Dragon Duels for the younger players (for Duelists born 2000 or later). The top four finishers in each of the Dragon Duel events will receive a special Dragon Duel Champion's Medal, a Regional Game Mat, a Dragon Duel t-shirt and an invitation to their 2013 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier, where they can earn an invitation to the second annual Dragon Duel World Championship to take place at the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship in August 2013.

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, Xyz Symphony Starter Deck Tournaments, Realm of the Sea Emperor Structure Deck Tournaments, and Sealed Pack Tournaments for Battle Pack: Epic Dawn, featuring exclusive Starfoil prize cards only available at premier events.

The Main Event winner, the two runners-up and winners of Sunday's two Public Event playoffs will each be awarded a YCS prize card. The Main Event winner will take home an Ultra Rare version of the Digvorzhak, King of Heavy Industry prize card, with the other winners bringing home Super Rare versions.

Event Address:
Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center
Exhibit Hall B
1500 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
www.tacomaconventioncenter.com

Prizing Information:

  • 1st place – Ultra Rare cite>Digvorzhak, King of Heavy Industry YCS Prize Card; Trophy; Paid travel to their World Championship Qualifier (if underage, then winner and guardian) or a local-market YCS (flight and accommodations) if the Duelist has already won an earlier YCS in the current year; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; 250GB game console; and an invite to their 2013 World Championship Qualifier tournament

  • 2nd place –Super Rare cite>Digvorzhak, King of Heavy Industry YCS Prize Card; 32 GB Tablet PC with redemption codes for Konami Mobile games; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2013 World Championship Qualifier

  • 3rd place – Super Rare cite>Digvorzhak, King of Heavy Industry YCS Prize Card; 32 GB Touch Screen MP3 Player with redemption codes for Konami Mobile games; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2013 World Championship Qualifier

  • 4th place – 32GB touch-screen MP3 Player; Konami game codes to be used on the touch-screen MP3 player; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2013 World Championship Qualifier

  • 5th – 8th place – 4GB video game console with YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2013 World Championship Qualifier

  • 9th – 16th place – 24 booster packs of Abyss Rising; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2013 World Championship Qualifier



If attendance exceeds 513 Duelists:

  • 17th – 32nd place – YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2013 World Championship Qualifier


Duelists unable to participate in YCS Tacoma can check out live online coverage of the event provided by Konami staff at www.yugioh-card.com/en/events.

Every Saturday morning, Duelists can watch the all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal animated series as well as classic Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes on Vortexx on The CW programming block, the leading Saturday morning kids broadcast network in the United States. In Canada, Duelists can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal every Friday and Saturday on YTV!

For more information on Konami or the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, please visit www.yugioh-card.com or call 310-220-8630.

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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