Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Moves to Toronto This Weekend

Sep 3rd 2014
TORONTO WELCOMES Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Returns to Canada for the First Major North American Event of the Season

First Time “Ultra Rare” Version of the “Ascension Sky Dragon” Prize Card is Available Throughout the Americas

EL SEGUNDO, CA (September 3, 2014) – Duelists are ready to invade Canada's “Megacity” for a shot to win fame and prizes at the Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) event, in Toronto, Canada, presented by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI). From September 5th – 7th, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre will be filled with hundreds of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Duelists competing in the game made famous by the Yu-Gi-Oh! TV animated series. The first place winners will receive an Ultra Rare version of the Ascension Sky Dragon prize card – the first time this card has been available to Duelists in the Americas!

Duelists will unveil new strategies and Decks at the first North American YCS event since a new Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Champion was crowned at the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship in Rimini, Italy earlier this month. YCS Toronto marks the first premier-level event after the release of the latest booster set Duelist Alliance.

Hoping to go down in Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG history, seasoned Duelists, as well as optimistic novice players, are making the journey to Toronto, where all Duelists will vie for the chance to advance to the Final Round on Sunday for the opportunity to Duel for the title of Champion.
YCS Toronto will also be the first appearance for Decks featuring Pendulum Monsters to be legal and ready for play. Pendulum Monsters are half Monster Card and half Spell Card and can swing the tide of battle with Pendulum Summoning, a powerful new game mechanic for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG.

Pre-registration for YCS Toronto will run from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. September 5th and continue promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 6th. Upon registering, Duelists will receive five Duelist Alliance booster packs for participating in KONAMI's YCS Toronto. Round One will start at 10:00 a.m. and the Top 32 YCS finishers will earn invitations to participate in the 2015 World Championship qualifier. The Top 16 Duelists will draft cards from the recently launched Battle Pack 3: Monster League and will use Decks built solely from this product to compete for the championship.

Event Address:
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
1200 Ballpark Way, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V2W6
Tel: 1-905-677-9900

Accompanying the Main Event, KONAMI will be conducting Dragon Duels (for Duelists born in 2002 or later). The top four finishers in the Dragon Duel events will receive winners' medals, win a Dragon Duel T-Shirt, 2015 Regional Game Mat and an invitation to the 2015 World Championship Qualifier and Dragon Duel Championship. The victors from Saturday and Sunday will face off in a head-to-head playoff matchup to determine the weekend's overall winner and the chance to hoist the Dragon Duel Championship trophy!

Additionally, a full range of Public Events such as Regional Qualifiers, 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!, Win-A-Mat, Battle Pack, and Battle City Tournaments will be held through the weekend.

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 Ascension Sky Dragon prize card, with the other winners bringing home Super Rare versions. Additionally, there will also be a new Top Cut Game Mat for this event, that matches the artwork of the Ascension Sky Dragon card

Prizing Information:

  • 1st place – Ultra Rare Ascension Sky Dragon YCS Prize Card; Trophy; Paid travel to their World Championship Qualifier (if underage, then winner and guardian); YCS Top Cut Game Mat; PlayStation®4 system; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier tournament

  • 2nd place – Super Rare Ascension Sky Dragon YCS Prize Card; 32 GB Tablet PC; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier

  • 3rd place – Super Rare Ascension Sky Dragon YCS Prize Card; Xbox One console; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier

  • 4th place – Xbox One console; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier

  • 5th – 8th place – PlayStation®3 system; Download of Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels for the PlayStation®Store; YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier

  • 9th – 16th place – 24 booster packs of Duelist Alliance; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier

If attendance exceeds 513 Duelists:

  • 17th – 32nd place – YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier

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

For more information on KONAMI the Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES or the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, please visit www.yugioh-card.com or call 310-220-8630 to speak directly with a Yu-Gi-Oh! customer support team member.

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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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