Juarez, Mexico To Host Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Central American Championship June 16-17th

Jun 8th 2012
El Segundo, CA (June 8, 2012)– Duelists from across Mexico and the other Central American countries will descend upon Juarez, Mexico to play in Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.'s (Konami) Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Central American Continental World Championship Qualifier (WCQ). Juarez is known as the “gateway to Mexico” and will serve as the gateway to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship. The top finisher at this tournament will represent Central America at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship in Tokyo, Japan. In addition, there will be a last chance qualifier for the main and Dragon Duel events on Friday, June 15th.

For Duelists, the event at Expo Reforma in Juarez will be the culmination of a thrilling and hard-fought year of competition, as many will vie for the right to attend the World Championship, but only one will move on.

Duelists will showcase their strategies and refined Decks all weekend, as the elite players in the Central American region play for the grand prize of an expense-paid trip to Japan to face off against the finest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG players in the world. The quest starts for players with Round One on Saturday but only one player will emerge victorious after the Final Round Sunday. The winner goes to Tokyo, Japan for the World Championship August 11-12, the highest profile Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG event of the year.

Younger Duelists (born 1999 or later) will be featured in their own two-day tournament, the Central American Dragon Duel Championship, taking place the same weekend and location as the Central American WCQ. This is the first time that Dragon Duelists will have their own Championship to compete for a trip to Tokyo, Japan for the inaugural Dragon Duel World Championship. The top young talent in the game will be on display as these Duelists strive to be the first ever Dragon Duel World Champion.

Event Address:

Expo Reforma

Av. Morelos 67, Col.

Juarez, 06600

Mexico, D.F.

www.exporeforma.com.mx

Duelists can also participate in a wide variety of fun and challenging Public Events to push their Dueling skills to the limit! Konami will be conducting a host of events such as Regional Qualifiers, 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!, Win-A-Mats, Classic Drafts, Retro Drafts, and the newest Sealed Pack Tournaments for Battle Pack: Epic Dawn featuring exclusive Starfoil prize cards only available at premier events.

Central American WCQ Prize Information:

The Top 4 players will receive a Championship Trophy
The Top 16 players will receive a Super Rare Blood Mefist – Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) Prize Card
The Top Cut (depending on attendance) will receive a WCQ Top Cut Game Mat
All participants will receive a 2012 WCQ Game Mat and a pack of 2012 WCQ Sleeves.

  • 1st Place – Invite to World Championship with travel and accommodations, Complete Set of Galactic Overlord, Super Rare Blood Mefist YCS Prize Card, 64GB Tablet PC
  • 2nd place – 32 GB Touch Screen MP3 Player, Complete Set of Order of Chaos and Galactic Overlord, and a Super Rare Blood Mefist YCS Prize Card
  • 3rd & 4th place – Complete Set of Order of Chaos and Galactic Overlord and a Super Rare Blood Mefist YCS Prize Card
  • 5th – 8th place – Complete Set of Galactic Overlord
  • 9th – 16th place – 6 Booster Packs each of Generation Force, Photon Shockwave, Order of Chaos, and Galactic Overlord

  • Central American Dragon Duel Championship Prize Information:
    All Dragon Duel Championship participants will receive a 2012 Dragon Duel WCQ Game Mat and a pack of 2012 WCQ sleeves. Additionally, the top Duelists (depending on attendance) will receive a Dragon Duel WCQ Top Cut Game Mat.

  • 1st Place – Invite to Dragon Duel World Championship with travel and accommodations for player and guardian, Complete Set of Galactic Overlord, Super Rare Blood Mefist – YCS Prize Card, 64GB Tablet PC
  • 2nd place – 32 GB Touch Screen MP3 Player, Complete Set of Order of Chaos and Galactic Overlord, and a Super Rare Blood Mefist YCS Prize Card
  • 3rd & 4th place – Complete Set of Order of Chaos and Galactic Overlord
  • 5th – 8th place – Complete Set of Galactic Overlord

  • Every Saturday morning, Duelists can watch the all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal animated series as well as classic Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes on TheCW4Kids programming block, the leading Saturday morning kids broadcast network in the United States. In Canada, Duelists can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's every Friday and Saturday on YTV! Fans can also view their favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes at www.CW4Kids.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 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.

    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 25 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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