Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc Chooses the Garden State as the Site of Its Milestone Marking the 75th Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Shonen Jump Championship
Thousands of players from around the world to attend premier
Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME event
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – April 12 2010 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KDE) will bring its Guinness World Record best-selling Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) to the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center on April 24-25 for its next SHONEN JUMP Championship. The event in New Jersey will mark the 75th SHONEN JUMP Championship since the arrival of the global phenomenon Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in the U.S. in 2002. Almost 35,000 competitors have experienced the friendship and competition at the SHONEN JUMP Championships over the years.
Duelists participating in KDE's New Jersey SHONEN JUMP Championship will receive five Absolute Powerforce booster packs and an event-exclusive 75th SHONEN JUMP Championship Game Mat upon paid registration fee of $20.00. The top eight finalists from the SHONEN JUMP Championship will receive the highly sought-after Dark End Dragon SHONEN JUMP Championship Prize Card, as will two other finalists from bonus events held on Sunday.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME has sold more than 22 billion cards worldwide and the SHONEN JUMP Championships are some of the most celebrated events that KDE holds each year. Those who cannot make this SHONEN JUMP Championship will be able to follow round-by-round coverage online at www.yugioh-card.com/en/events.
75th SHONEN JUMP Championship New Jersey details (97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison, NJ 08837): The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center SHONEN JUMP Championship will start promptly at 8:00 a.m. on April 24 for registration with Round One beginning at 10:00 a.m. There will also be an opportunity to pre-register for the event on April 23 from 1 – 7 p.m. The top 16 finalists for the SHONEN JUMP Championship, along with the top Duelists of the Sunday Regional Qualifiers, earn invites to participate in their respective countries' 2010 National Championships.
The landmark 75th SHONEN JUMP Championship will offer exciting Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG side events for both Saturday and Sunday which include Win-A-Mat tournaments, Pegasus League: Deck Challenge events, and ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD! for all ages, plus Dragon Duel tournaments for Duelists aged 12 and under. There will also be 2010 Regional Qualifier tournaments on Sunday. KDE will also host a new Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Tin Challenge where the winners will have a play-off for a chance to win a Dark End Dragon card.
SHONEN JUMP Championship – New Jersey prizes:
• 1st place –Trophy with encased Dark End Dragon SHONEN JUMP Championship Prize Card, 1 additional Dark End Dragon SHONEN JUMP Championship Prize Card, Paid travel to their National Championship or to a future SHONEN JUMP Championship, 64 GB personal music player, a personal netbook, an Interview on www.shonenjump.viz.com and a SHONEN JUMP Championship Top Cut Game Mat
• 2nd place –Dark End Dragon SHONEN JUMP Championship Prize Card, 64 GB personal music player, personal music player with docking station with speakers, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers Wii game and a SHONEN JUMP Championship Top Cut Game Mat
• 3rd – 4th place –Dark End Dragon SHONEN JUMP Championship Prize Card, Wii with Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers Wii game, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 4 PSP Game, 32 GB personal music player and a SHONEN JUMP Championship Top Cut Game Mat
• 5th – 8th place –Dark End Dragon SHONEN JUMP Championship Prize Card, popular handheld videogame device, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2010 Reverse of Arcadia Game and a SHONEN JUMP Championship Top Cut Game Mat
• 9th – 16th place – Set of Absolute Powerforce, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2010 Reverse of Arcadia Game and a SHONEN JUMP Championship Top Cut Game Mat
• 17th – 32nd place – Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2010 Reverse of Arcadia Game and a SHONEN JUMP Championship Top Cut Game Mat
Additionally, the top 32 players will receive an invite to participate in the U.S. National Championship as well as a one-year subscription to SHONEN JUMP magazine.
Video game players take note, KDE is also hosting a tournament for the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2010 Reverse of Arcadia. This should whet the appetites of those players that are competing in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Video Game National Championship! The company will be giving the top Duelists the choice of their favorite video games released by KDE!
One way for attendees to memorialize their visit to the 75th SHONEN JUMP Championship is to pose with the large-sized Stardust Dragon statue or to test their skills in the various Yu-Gi-Oh! related video games such as Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2010 Reverse of Arcadia. Duelists new to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG can get their game up-to-speed with help from a hands-on demo of the wildly-popular Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's DUEL TERMINAL. These arcade-style video game machines can play and teach the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, and dispense unique cards to players.
For more information on Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME or the SHONEN JUMP Championship series, please visit www.yugioh-card.com.
About The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is the #1 trading card game in the world with over 22 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.
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 22 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, and 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.