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German Manuel Ramirez Piña Wins at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series in Peru

El Segundo, CA (September 16, 2014) – After weeks of preparation, German Manuel Ramirez Piňa, armed with a magnificent strategy and first-rate Deck, had the successful combination to best his competition at the Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) held at Centro de Convenciones Atlantic City in Lima. Duelists from all over Latin America made the journey to participate in Konami Digital Entertainment Inc.'s (KONAMI) premier-level Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) event.

As Duelists came geared-up with their assembled Decks on Saturday morning for Round One, Ramirez Piňa, from Lima, Peru and Dragon Duel Champion Mijail Stephano Flores Barbosa, also from Lima, Peru, assessed their Decks and prepared for an intense tournament ahead of them.

With the Preliminary Rounds of Saturday behind them, both Ramirez Piňa and Alexander Gilbert were set for Sunday's Duels and their approaches proved worthwhile as they stepped up for the final match. In Sunday's Final Round, Ramirez Piňa successfully played his drafted Deck against Gilbert, from Fullerton, California's drafted Deck, who was unable to counter. In the end, Ramirez Piňa's combination of adept Dueling dexterity and drafting skill earned him the title of YCS Lima Champion.

Meanwhile, in the Dragon Duel, an event for Duelists born in 2002 or later, Flores Barbosa faced Italo Wilder Romero Ocola in a thrilling match, and with his Shadoll Deck, played with adroit mastery to overcome his opponent. The final pairing had the best Duelists in a grueling match to determine the overall YCS Dragon Duel Champion.

In addition to the title of Champion, the winner of the main event also earned an all-new amazing set of prizes that included an Ultra Rare Ascension Sky Dragon YCS Prize Card, a fresh new exclusive YCS Top Cut Mat, an invitation to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier tournament and much more!

Duelists can watch all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal episodes every Tuesday as well as all of classic Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's on www.yugioh.com in the United States. In addition, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal airs twice on Sundays on Nicktoons. In Canada, Duelists can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal every Friday and Saturday on Teletoon! For more information on KONAMI or the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, please visit www.yugioh-card.com or call 310-220-8630 to speak directly with a Yu-Gi-Oh! customer support team member.

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.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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