ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES NEW CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM FOR JUDGES AND TOURNAMENT ORGANIZERS
Testing Programs Begin in November
Carlsbad, CA - November 6,
2003 - In an continuing effort to create an enjoyable,
competitive and fair game-play environment, the Upper Deck
Company -- the leader in sports and entertainment
collectibles -- is offering the new Upper Deck
Entertainment Certification Program, in which qualified
individuals can become tournament judges, organizers,
score keepers, and demo team members. The new
certification program will be used for the highly-popular
Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, the Marvel Trading Card Game,
and other upcoming Upper Deck products.
"Players appreciate knowing that their favorite trading
card games have superior game play support from the
company that makes them," said Jeff Donais, Director of
Game Development Group, Upper Deck. "To achieve our goal
of supporting our games and players, we will be seeking
qualified individuals who can contribute to making UDE
The unique certification program allows individuals to
exercise their skills and knowledge in many
specializations, and to be officially certified in each
area of expertise. Individuals interested in running
official tournament can take the test for the Tournament
Organizer specialization. Individuals who are interested
in game rules can pursue specialization in that area.
Other areas of specialization include scorekeeping, player
management and demo team proficiency. The program offers a
customized rewards program, in which certified judges can
earn special awards based on participation and
Interested candidates can become certified in each area of
specialization after passing a level one test online.
Through the Personalized Specialization System,
individuals then have the option of advancing to higher
levels in each area. Advancement beyond level one in each
specialization will require skill tests and a personal
interview by a higher-level judge. Higher-level tests will
take place at special events, conventions, and premier
tournaments around the world.
Candidates can begin taking the level one test online at
one application will be accepted each week.
Individuals with questions regarding game rules can email
Upper Deck Entertainment's expert staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the certification program,
candidates can log onto www.ude.com/judge.
The Upper Deck Company, LLC is a premier sports and
entertainment publishing company which delivers a
portfolio of relevant, innovative and multi-dimensional
product experiences to collectors, sports and
entertainment enthusiasts. Founded in 1988, The Upper Deck
Company, LLC is located in Carlsbad, California. For more
information on The Upper Deck Company and its products
please visit www.upperdeck.com.