Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Journeys East to Tri-state Area May 11th-12th

May 9th 2013
The Meadowlands to Host Prestigious Event

El Segundo, CA (May 8, 2013) – The Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) presented by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami) heads to the East Coast where it will play out at the Meadowlands May 11th – May 12th. Expected to draw hundreds of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Duelists from the Tri-state area and Eastern seaboard, this premier-level event is guaranteed to be an exciting weekend for players and spectators alike.

The Dueling begins Saturday morning as the First Round of competition gets underway. Straightaway, Duelists will be giving it their all while keeping an eye on the ultimate prize, the YCS Meadowlands Champion trophy!

Pre-registration for YCS Meadowlands will run from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10th. Players that pre-register and submit a Deck list will be the first to receive the brand-new YCS Token Card, making its North America debut at YCS Meadowlands! Registration will begin again promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11th. Upon registering, Duelists will receive five Abyss Rising booster packs.

Additionally, Konami will hold Dragon Duels for the younger players (for Duelists born in 2000 or later) on Saturday and Sunday. The top four players 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. Those who attend the Qualifier have the chance to earn an invitation to the second annual Dragon Duel World Championship to take place at the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada August 10th – 11th.

Duelists can also 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, Duelist League geared toward players just starting out, Onslaught of the Fire Kings 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:
Meadowland Exposition Center
Main Hall C
355 Plaza Drive
Secaucus, NJ 07094
www.mecexpo.com

Prizing Information:

1st Place – Ultra Rare 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; 500GB game console with a code to unlock a downloadable copy of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Decade Duels Plus, and an invite to their 2013 World Championship Qualifier tournament
2nd place –Super Rare Digvorzhak, King of Heavy Industry YCS Prize Card; 32GB Tablet PC; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2013 World Championship Qualifier
3rd place – Super Rare Digvorzhak, King of Heavy Industry YCS Prize Card; 32GB Touch Screen MP3 Player; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2013 World Championship Qualifier
4th place – 32GB 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 a code to unlock a downloadable copy of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Decade Duels Plus, a YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2013 World Championship Qualifier
9th – 16th place – 24 booster packs of Cosmo Blazer, 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 Meadowlands can check out live online coverage of the event provided by Konami staff at www.yugioh-card.com/en/events.

Duelists can tune in every Saturday morning for the all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal animated series and classic Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes on Vortexx on The CW in the United States. In addition, classic Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes air weekdays on Nicktoons, along with Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal airing on the network Saturday and Sunday mornings. 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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