Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game United States 2009 National Championship Scheduled for Pittsburgh's David L. Lawrence Convention Center July 10 - 12

Hundreds of Duelists to Vie for Coveted Title

Millions Worldwide Play the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME; 20 Billion Cards Sold

What: Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is bringing its global phenomenon, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME United States 2009 National Championship to the Convention Center. The U.S.2009 National Championship is the final event in a series of prestigious competitive Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) tournaments across North America. Approximately 900 Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME players will descend upon the convention center to showcase their skills and to be crowned the winner. The top four finalists will be invited to compete in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship in Tokyo, August 8th and August 9th.

The top four finalists will win travel and accommodations to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship held in Tokyo, Japan; United States National Championship trophy; a digital camera; day of sightseeing in Japan; complete sets of sought-after cards; 2009 National Championship Game Mat; and more!

Where: The Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom, 3rd Floor
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Ft. Duquesne Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA

When: July 10
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Last Chance Regional Qualifier for U.S. Nationals
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: TCG Side Events

July 11
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.: U.S. Nationals, Day 1
2:00 p.m. – ongoing: TCG Side Events

July 12
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.: U.S. Nationals, Day 2
11:00 a.m. – ongoing: TCG Side Events

Media: Media members please contact Carol Knight at (760) 450-7475 or [email protected] for additional information on the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME.

About The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is the #1 trading card game in the world with over 20 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®, Dance Dance Revolution® 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 20 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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