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HIGH-COMPETITION DUELING RETURNS TO THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, AS THE Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES KICKS OFF A NEW ERA IN TORONTO!
Top Three Finishers will Receive New Exclusive Prize Card
– Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker
Weekend’s Events Include Dragon Duel Tournament for Younger Players
El Segundo, Calif. (August 9, 2017) – It’s time to Duel! Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) is bringing the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) back to Canada this August, ushering in a new age of competition in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG). The summer might be drawing to a close but the action is only heating up! Hundreds of Duelists from Canada and the United States will show off their Deck-building skills and throw down against their fellow Duelists, in a weekend-long tournament August 26 – 27.
Every summer some of the greatest Duelists in North American blow the roof off the Metro Toronto Convention Center, and this year players in the YCS Toronto Main Event will be the first to compete in a Championship-level tournament with new cards from Starter Deck -Link Strike- and Code of the Duelist, plus new Link Monsters and changes to the official game rules that will redefine Dueling.
Those who triumph in the YCS will earn prizes befitting a Champion: the winner will clinch their invite to compete in their 2018 World Championship Qualifier with paid travel and accommodations, as well as an Ultra Rare YCS Prize Card. Top finishers will take home high-end gaming systems, as well as Super Rare YCS Prize Cards for 2nd place and 3rd place. The entire Top 16 will score exclusive YCS Top Cut Game Mats as well, plus World Qualifying Points, Ultimate Duelist Series Points, and invitations to the 2018 World Championship Qualifier.
A new era of competition brings with it legendary new rewards. YCS Toronto will debut the new YCS Prize Card Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker! Different from regular cards found in booster packs and other Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products, Duelists can only collect Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker by finishing in the Top 3 of the Main Event at a YCS, or by winning one of two special Public Events playoff tournaments on Sunday. That makes Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker the ultimate prize for the world’s most competitive Duelists.
YCS Prize Card
The top-finishing Duelists at YCS Toronto will also win a brand-new YCS Top Cut Game Mat featuring the awesome Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker.
YCS Top Cut Game Mat
Pre-registration for YCS Toronto will run from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Friday, August 25. Registration will open again at 8:00 a.m. sharp on Saturday, August 26, running to 9:45 a.m, with Round 1 beginning promptly at 10 a.m. Duelists will receive five booster packs of Code of the Duelist upon registering. The YCS Toronto Main Event tournament will be played in the Constructed Advanced Format. Duelists can find the answers to many questions here
222 Bremner Boulevard
M5V 3L9, Canada
YCS Toronto will also host two Dragon Duel tournaments for Duelists born in 2005 or later on August 26 and 27; these Saturday and Sunday tournaments will be sealed using Battle Pack: Epic Dawn, where each Duelist is given ten sealed Battle Packs to make a new Deck. The Dragon Duelist that places 1st on Saturday will compete against the 1st place finisher on Sunday in a best 2-out-of-3 match between the two winners using their own Constructed Deck on Sunday afternoon. The victor of that match will take home a Dragon Duel Championship Trophy and claim the title of YCS Toronto Dragon Duel Champion!
A full spread of Public Events will also run all weekend long, including 2018 Regional Qualifiers; Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers; 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling; two ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! events; Win-A-Mat, Sealed Starter Deck, Sealed Structure Deck, Yu-Gi-Oh! Day, and Generation Duel tournaments, as well as the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series
YCS Toronto Prizing Information:
• 1st place – Ultra Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Trophy; paid travel and accommodations to the winner’s 2018 World Championship Qualifier, with invite to compete; PlayStation« 4 Pro 1TB system; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; and 30 Ultimate Duelist Series Points.
• 2nd place – Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker; invite to the 2018 World Championship Qualifier tournament; PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB system; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; and 10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points.
• 3rd place – Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker; invite to the 2018 World Championship Qualifier tournament; PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB system; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; and 10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points.
• 4th place – Invite to the 2018 World Championship Qualifier tournament; PlayStation 4 500GB system; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; and 10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points.
• 5th – 8th place – Invite to the 2018 World Championship Qualifier tournament; PlayStation 4 500GB system; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; and 10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points.
• 9th – 16th place – Invite to the 2018 World Championship Qualifier tournament; 24 Booster Packs of Code of the Duelist; Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; and 10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points.
Players that make the Top Cut at the YCS will also be awarded World Qualifying Points based on standings.
YCS Toronto Dragon Duel Prizing Information:
• 1st – 4th place –2018 Regional Game Mat; Dragon Duel Medal; and a Dragon Duel T-Shirt.
Both Dragon Duel tournaments award invites to the 2018 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier based on attendance. The winner from both the Saturday, August 26 Dragon Duel and the Sunday, August 27 Dragon Duel will compete for the title of Toronto YCS Dragon Duel Champion and a YCS Dragon Duel Champion Trophy.
Duelists can now watch episodes of the exciting new Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series, Yu-Gi-Oh VRAINS, available subtitled on Crunchyroll. The series will be simulcast with a new episode available one hour after it is broadcast in Japan, at 6:25AM EST (Simulcast currently available in the US and Latin America) . Watch here: http://www.crunchyroll.com/yu-gi-oh-vrains!
Additionally, Duelists can watch a new episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V every Sunday on Nicktoons - check local listings for times. In addition, 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 can be seen on www.yugioh.com in the United States. In Canada, Duelists can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V 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.
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