Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Heads to Mexico City April 5th-6th


New Format for Top 16 Duelists

Duelists Can Pre-register April 4th

El Segundo, CA (March 25, 2014) –
The Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) presented by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami) swings south to Mexico City on its first Central American stop of 2014, giving Duelists a chance to win the company's premier competitive series. YCS Mexico City is expected to draw hundreds of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) players from all over Mexico and its neighboring Central American countries.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelists will get the opportunity to test their Decks, skills and strategies as they compete head-to-head against some of the best players in the country during the course of the weekend. From the First Round of the Main Event on Saturday morning to the Final Round on Sunday, every Duelist will be playing their hardest, hoping that their game is the winning one to take them to the YCS Champion's podium.

Duelists should make time to pre-register for the YCS Mexico City Main Event from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on April 4th as those players that pre-register and submit a Deck list will receive an exclusive YCS Token Card! Registration will begin again promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 5th. Upon registering, Duelists will receive four Legacy of the Valiant booster packs for participating in Konami's YCS Mexico City. The First Round 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 2014 World Championship Qualifier and other great prizes.

Konami will continue to utilize the new format, unveiled earlier this year, for the Top 16 Duelists at YCS Mexico City in which the YCS Top 16 will construct their Decks by drafting War of the Giants – Round 2. This exciting draft format will draw on Duelists' keen abilities and test a completely different skill set from that of playing with a standard Constructed Deck and the possible outcome is anybody's guess and any Duelist's game to win.

Konami will once again hold Dragon Duels for the younger players (for Duelists born in 2001 or later) on Saturday and Sunday. A new format is now in effect in which the winner of Saturday will play against the winner of Sunday to determine the overall YCS Dragon Duel Champion. The top four players in each of the Dragon Duel events will receive a special Dragon Duel Winner's Medal, a Regional Game Mat, a Regional Deck Box and an invitation to their 2014 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. Those who attend the Qualifier have the chance to earn an invitation to the 2014 Dragon Duel World Championship.

Duelists and spectators taking a break from the competition can participate in a wide variety of challenging and fun 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, Yugi & Kaiba Reloaded Starter Deck Tournaments, Cyber Dragon Revolution Structure Deck Tournaments, Duelist League, Tag Dueling events and Sealed Pack Tournaments for Round Two Draft with Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants, 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 an Ultra Rare version of the Number 106: Giant Hand prize card, with the other winners bringing home Super Rare versions.

Event Address:
Centro De Convenciones Tlatelolco – Mexico. D.F., Mexico
Manuel Gonzalez #171 Col.
San Simon Tolnahuac Entre Lerdo y Eje Central Delegacion
Cuauhtemoc, Mexico D.F.C.P. 06920

Prizing Information:

1st place – Ultra Rare Number 106: Giant Hand 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; 500GB gaming system and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier tournament

2nd place –Super Rare Number 106: Giant Hand YCS Prize Card; 32GB Tablet PC; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier

3rd place – Super Rare Number 106: Giant Hand YCS Prize Card; the recently released all-in-one gaming and entertainment system; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier

4th place – the recently released all-in-one gaming and entertainment system; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier

5th – 8th place – 12GB video game console with YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier

9th – 16th place – 24 booster packs of Legacy of the Valiant; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier

If attendance exceeds 513 Duelists:

17th – 32nd place – YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2014 World Championship Qualifier

For more information on Konami or the Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES, 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.

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.comm. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiaries, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. in Windsor, the United Kingdom. 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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