For The First Time Ever, Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series In Guatemala September 8-9th

Aug 30th 2012
El Segundo, CA (August 29, 2012) – The Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) makes its first stop ever in Guatemala at the Parque de la Industria in Guatemala City. Guatemala will be the third Latin America location of the year for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) presented by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami). Duelists from Latin American cities and around the globe will drop in on the diverse Central American country September 8-9th in hopes of becoming the next YCS Champion.

During the two days, enthusiastic Duelists will be facing off against each other for some intense head-to head Dueling. The competition starts from the First Round on Saturday morning and culminates at the Final Round Sunday afternoon, with each and every Duelist hoping that they, along with their Deck, will go down in Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG history as the Champion of YCS Guatemala.

Duelists should make time to pre-register for the YCS Guatemala Main Event from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 7th as those players that pre-register and submit a Deck list will receive an event-exclusive YCS Token Card! Registration will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 8th. Upon registering, Duelists will receive four Return of the Duelist booster packs for participating in Konami's YCS Guatemala. 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 their region's 2013 World Championship Qualifier.

In addition, Konami will hold two Dragon Duels for the younger players (Duelists born 2000 or later). The top four finishers in each of the Dragon Duel events will receive a special Dragon Duel Champion's Medal, a Regional Game Mat, a Regional Deck Box and an invitation to their 2013 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier, where they have the opportunity to earn an invitation to the second annual Dragon Duel World Championship at the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship to be held in August 2013.

Event Address:
Parque de la Industria
8ª. Calle 2-33 Zona 9, Puerta No. 2
Guatemala City, Guatemala
www.coperex.com.gt/index.html

Additionally, Duelists can 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.

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 a soon-to-be announced new Ultra Rare prize card, with the other winners bringing home Super Rare versions.

Prizing Information:

1st place – Ultra Rare 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; 250GB game console; and an invite to their 2013 World Championship Qualifier tournament
2nd place – Super Rare YCS Prize Card; 32 GB Tablet PC with redemption codes for Konami Mobile games; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2013 World Championship Qualifier
3rd place – Super Rare 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 2013 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 2013 World Championship Qualifier
5th – 8th place – 4GB video game console with YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2013 World Championship Qualifier
9th – 16th place – 24 booster packs of Return of the Duelist; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2013 World Championship Qualifier

If attendance exceeds 513 Duelists:

17th – 32nd place – YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2013 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.

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

For more information on the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Hidden Arsenal 6: Omega Xyz booster set, or Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. 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.

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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