Statement from Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Regarding Status of Organized Play in Pasadena – 1/6

To the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) community –

As we monitor COVID-19 pandemic developments, we continue to take seriously the guidelines and recommendations from government health authorities and experts, including the recent statement by LA County strongly suggesting avoiding large indoor gatherings. Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, with Los Angeles County reporting nearly 45,000 new cases over the weekend, and in recognizing our own responsibility to prioritize the health and safety of our entire Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG community, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the long-awaited first in-person Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) event in Pasadena, California on January 15-16. In lieu of the in-person event, we will host an online Remote Duel YCS tournament during the same weekend. The Remote Duel YCS will be open to all Duelists in North America including those that were not able to pre-register for YCS Pasadena.

We apologize if this has caused any inconvenience to those who may be affected as a result. Refunds for the entry fee will be made available for any registered Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG players who do not choose to attend the alternate online Remote Duel YCS event. Please contact for a refund. In addition, all Duelists that registered for YCS Pasadena will be offered priority registration for an upcoming YCS event.

For future events on our schedule, we remain committed to monitoring the developments daily and will provide updates on those events as they become available. Please continue to visit our official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG website and official social media channels on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates:

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Those with non-press-related inquiries regarding this event and updates on future events and Organized Play initiatives are encouraged to contact for more information.

We thank the Yu-Gi-Oh! community for their continued patience and understanding during this time.