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DULLES EXPO & CONFERENCE CENTER IN NORTHERN
VIRGINIA TO HOST THE PREMIERE OF THE
Global Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES MAY 15-16
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Launches Around the World with Three New Prize Cards, Replacing the Successful SHONEN JUMP Championship Series
El Segundo, CA (April 24, 2010) –
New name, same exciting competition! With 75
successful Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) SHONEN
JUMP Championships domestically and many more
internationally, under its belt, Konami Digital
Entertainment, Inc. (KDE) has decided to re-launch its
flagship event with a title more befitting its championship
caliber stature. The SHONEN JUMP Championship Series will
now be called the
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, as KDE takes this series
The first event under the billing of the Yu-Gi-Oh!
Championship Series will be held at the Dulles Expo &
Convention Center in Northern Virginia (Chantilly, VA.).
Just a stone’s throw from the U.S. Capitol, the Dulles Expo
& Convention Center will be home for hundreds of competitive
Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelists and aspiring champions over the
weekend of May 15-16. Countries around the Americas and
Europe will be following suit shortly thereafter in their
To kick off the worldwide Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series with
an even bigger bang, KDE will award no less than three
different new prize cards to the winner, as well as to each
of the two runners-up and the two winners of the Sunday side
event and wild card rounds. Each of these Duelists will
receive one copy of each of the three new prize cards: Ultra
Rare versions for the winner of the main event, and Super
Rare copies for the others. The exact identity of the three
new prize cards will be unveiled at the event.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Virginia will start
promptly at 8:00 a.m. on May 15 for registration, with Round
One beginning at 10:00 a.m. The top 16 finalists for
the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, along with the top
Duelists of the Sunday Regional Qualifiers, earn invitations
to participate in their respective countries’ 2010 National
Dulles Expo & Convention Center
4368 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, Virginia 20151
Duelists participating in KDE’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship
Series will receive five The Shining Darkness booster
packs upon paying the registration fee of $20.00. As the
final list of player prizes is still being confirmed, be
sure to regularly visit yugioh-card.com for up-to-the minute
Adding to the already stellar weekend of activities, KDE is
also hosting a tournament for the new video game, Yu-Gi-Oh!
5D’s World Championship 2010 Reverse of Arcadia.
This should whet the appetites of those players that are
competing in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Video Game National Championship!
The company will be giving the top Duelists the choice of
their favorite video games released by KDE!
Duelists and attendees alike can also capture their
experience by posing with KDE’s jumbo-sized Stardust Dragon
statue, or test their skills in the various Yu-Gi-Oh!
related video games such as Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s World
Championship 2010 Reverse of Arcadia. Duelists new
to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG can get their game up-to-speed with
help from a hands-on demo of the wildly-popular Yu-Gi-Oh!
5D’s DUEL TERMINAL. These arcade-style video game machines
can play and teach the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, and dispense unique
cards to players.
For more information on Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME or the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, please visit www.yugioh-card.com.
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