Toronto Welcomes Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series
EL SEGUNDO, CA (September 9, 2011) – After weeks of preparation, Duelists are ready to invade Canada's “Queen City” for a shot to win fame and prizes at the Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) event in Toronto, Canada on September 17th – 18th at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites. This premier-level Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) event, from Konami Digital Entertainment (Konami), runs simultaneously with a 2011 YCS event in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Hoping to go down in Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG history, seasoned Duelists as well as optimistic novice players are making the journey to Toronto, to battle hundreds of skilled competitors. 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.
Duelists will unleash new strategies and Decks at the first YCS event since a new Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Champion was crowned at the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship in Amsterdam earlier this month (or last month TBD). YCS Toronto marks the first premier-level event after the release of the latest Forbidden and Limited list and will be the first YCS where cards from Generation Force are deemed legal for play.
Pre-registration for YCS Toronto will run from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16th and continue promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 17th. Upon registering, Duelists will receive five Generation Force booster packs for participating in Konami's YCS Toronto. Round One will start at 10:00 a.m. and the Top 16 or 32 YCS finishers (depending on attendance) will earn invitations to participate in the 2012 World Championship Qualifier.
Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites
5875 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L4V 1N1
Accompanying the main event, Konami will be conducting a full range of Public Events such as Regional Qualifiers, 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!, Classic Drafts, Dawn of the Xyz Starter Tournaments, Dragon Duels, Pegasus Challenges, Retro Drafts and Win-A-Mats. The Top 4 finishers in the Dragon Duel events (for Duelists age 12 and under) will win a 2012 Regional Binder, 2012 Regional Game Mat, a Dragon Duel T-Shirt, and an invitation to the 2012 World Championship Qualifier & Dragon Duel Championship.
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 Blood Mefist prize card, with the other winners bringing home Super Rare versions.
- 1st place – Ultra Rare Blood Mefist YCS Prize Card; Trophy; Paid travel to their World Championship Qualifier (if underage, then winner and guardian) or a local-market YCS (flight and accommodations) if the Duelist has already won an earlier YCS in the current year; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; Xbox 360 Elite 250GB console with Yu-Gi-Oh! Decade Duels game code; and an invite to their 2012 World Championship Qualifier tournament
- 2nd place – Super Rare Blood Mefist YCS Prize Card; 32 GB Tablet PC with redemption codes for Konami Mobile games; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2012 World Championship Qualifier
- 3rd place – Super Rare Blood Mefist YCS Prize Card; 32 GB Touch Screen MP3 Player with redemption codes for Konami Mobile games; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2012 World Championship Qualifier
- 4th place – 32GB touch-screen MP3 Player; Konami game codes to be used on the touch-screen MP3 player; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2012 World Championship Qualifier
- 5th – 8th place – Video game console with Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2011 Over the Nexus; YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2012 World Championship Qualifier
- 9th – 16th place – 24 booster packs of Generation Force; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2012 World Championship Qualifier
If attendance exceeds 513 Duelists:
- 17th – 32nd place – YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2012 World Championship Qualifier
Duelists unable to participate in YCS Toronto can check out live online coverage of the event provided by Konami staff at www.yugioh-card.com/en/events.
Duelists can catch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's every Friday and Saturday in Canada on YTV! 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.
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.
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