Brazil's Largest City to Host the Yu-Gi-Oh! Champion Series São Paulo March 8TH – 9TH

Feb 27th 2014
Premiere Latin American Event of 2014
Duelists Can Pre-register March 7th


El Segundo, CA (February 26, 2014) – The Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) presented by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami) heads to São Paulo, Brazil for the first opportunity in 2014 for Latin American Duelists to win the company's premier competitive series. YCS São Paulo is expected to draw hundreds of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) players from across Brazil and neighboring Latin American countries March 8th – 9th.coutheastF

Latin American Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelists eager to make their mark on the YCS level, get to test their Decks, skills and strategies as they compete head-to-head against some of the best players in their region during the course of the weekend. 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 is the winning one to take them to the YCS Champion's podium.

Duelists should make time to pre-register for the YCS São Paulo Main Event from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on March 7th as those players that pre-register and submit a Deck list will receive an all-new event-exclusive YCS Token Card! This is the first time Duelists will have a chance to grab this YCS Token Card. Registration will begin again promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 8th. Upon registering, Duelists will receive four Legacy of the Valiant booster packs and the previously released YCS Token Card for participating in Konami's YCS São Paulo to commemorate the very first YCS in Brazil. 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 their 2014 World Championship Qualifier and other great prizes.

Konami will once again hold Dragon Duels for the younger players (for Duelists born in 2001 or later) on Saturday and Sunday. A new format is now in affect in which the winner of Saturday will play against the winner of Sunday to determine the YCS Dragon Duel Champion. The top four players in each of the Dragon Duel events will receive a special Dragon Duel Winner's Medal, a Regional Game Mat, a Regional Deck Box and an invitation to their 2014 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. Those who attend the Qualifier have the chance to earn an invitation to the 2014 Dragon Duel World Championship.

Duelists and spectators taking a break from the competition can participate in a wide variety of challenging and fun 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, Yugi & Kaiba Reloaded Starter Deck and Cyber Dragon Revolution Structure Deck Tournaments, Duelist League, Tag Dueling and Sealed Pack Tournaments for Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants, 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 Number 106: Giant Hand prize card, with the other winners bringing home Super Rare versions.

Event Address:
World Trade Center
Ball Room
AV.DasNacoesUnidas,12555
Sao Paulo, Brazil – SP, 04795-100
http://www.wtcconventioncenter.com.br/

Prizing Information:

1st place – Ultra Rare Number 106: Giant Hand 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 gaming system and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier tournament
2nd place –Super Rare Number 106: Giant Hand YCS Prize Card; 32GB Tablet PC; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier
3rd place – Super Rare Number 106: Giant Hand YCS Prize Card; the recently released all-in-one gaming and entertainment system; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier
4th place – the recently released all-in-one gaming and entertainment system; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier
5th – 8th place – 12GB video game console with YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier
9th – 16th place – 24 booster packs of Legacy of the Valiant; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier

If attendance exceeds 513 Duelists:

17th – 32nd place – YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier

Duelists unable to participate in YCS São Paulo can check out blog type coverage of the event provided by Konami staff at www.yugioh-card.com/en/events.

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 subsidiaries, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. in Windsor, the United Kingdom. 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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