Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. Selects Guadalajara, Mexico as the Host City of Its Prestigious Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game World Championship Qualifier 2010 for Central Latin America June 19-20

Hundreds of Duelists from around the Central Continent to attend this premier Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME event
One of two World Championship Qualifiying events to be held in June

MEXICO CITY, Mex. (May 4, 2010) – Commonly known as the cultural center of western Mexico and the birthplace of traditional Mariachi, and the original charro, Mexico's second largest city, Guadalajara will now be known as the host of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.'s (KDE) Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) World Championship Qualifier 2010. KDE will bring its Guinness World Record best-selling Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) to Expo Guadalajara Convention Center during the debut of the Expo Comics Guadalajara. This is the first time that a TCG event of this caliber has been held in Guadalajara. Hundreds of players representing twelve Central Continental countries are expected to attend and vie for the coveted title of Contential Champion and the opportunity to compete in the World Championship in the United States in July. During the month of June another World Championship Qualifier will be held in Lima, Peru.

“We are thrilled to be holding our first of two World Championship Qualifier events in Guadalajara. We expect some intense play from Duelists who have traveled from countries such as Bermuda and Panama. The level of skill that these Duelists bring to the table will certainly guarantee an exciting two days of intense competition,” said Yumi Hoashi, Vice President for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

“By offering two locations, here in Guadalajara and later in June in Lima, Peru, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. has afforded the many Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG players across Latin America, the opportunity to compete in a prestigious event,” commented Saul Arreola, Devir's representative for México, Central America and the Caribbean. “We thank KDE for their continued dedication to the many Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG fans in Latin America.”

Event Information

Where: Expo Comics Guadalajara


Av. Mariano Otero #1499

Guadalajara, Jalisco. México


When: June 18

Times: 3:00 PM-9:00 PM

June 19

Times: 10:00 AM-9:00 PM

June 20

Times: 10:00 AM-9:00 PM

Cost: Entry into the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship Qualifier 2010 is FREE for Duelists who have qualified for the event through official KDE Regional or National Qualifiers.

Prizing information:

* 1st place –Travel and accommodations to Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship to be held in Long Beach, CA (USA); Trophy; Dark End Dragon Prize Card; Complete set of Gold Series 3 and a complete set of Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Cards, Day of sightseeing including a Disney Park Hopper pass; Personalized hoodie sweatshirt; Customized 120 min. mini-video camera.
* 2nd place –Trophy; Complete set of Gold Series 3; Dark End Dragon Prize Card; 16GB personal music player
* 3rd – 4th place –Trophy; Dark End Dragon Prize Card, 8GB personal music player
* 5th – 8th place –32 GB personal music player
* Top Cut – Top Cut Game Mat

Additionally, all players will receive a pack of World Championship Qualifiers 2010 Card Sleeves and a World Championship Qualifier 2010 Game Mat.

The Guadalajara World Championship Qualifier will also offer exciting Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG public events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday which include Win-A-Mat tournaments, Pegasus League: Deck Challenge events, and ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD! for all ages, and Dragon Duel tournaments for Duelists aged 12 and under. There will also be 2011 Regional Qualifier tournaments on Sunday.

For more information on Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME or country specific Championship series event details, 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.

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 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.

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