Thanh Nguyen Captures the Title at Philadelphia's Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Event

EL SEGUNDO, CA (October 12, 2010) – After fourteen rounds of preliminary play in this city steeped in hallowed history, the halls were abuzz at the modern Philadelphia Convention Center as the final round of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series got underway. Thanh Nguyen of Royal Oak, Michigan beat out hundreds of hopeful Duelists to earn the title of Champion at Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc's. (Konami) Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS), one of the premier-level Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) events held throughout the year. This tournament matched nearly 950 Duelists against each other in face-to-face competition, all looking for a chance at recognition and incredible prizes.

Thanh expertly utilized a Plant Synchro Deck, while his opponent, Kenny Kwan of Astoria, New York countered with a Quickdraw Dandywarrior Deck. As the time ticked away, Kwan's strategy collapsed as Nguyen's stayed steady and strong for the win.

Nguyen earned a tremendous prize package that included a set of Ultra Rare YCS Prize Cards, an exclusive YCS Game Mat, a netbook computer, a paid trip to his 2011 World Championship Qualifier, and more!

For more information on Konami, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME or the Yu-Gi-Oh! 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.

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, 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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