Konami presents: The Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series!
These are big, exciting 2-day events that take place from Saturday to Sunday. Duelists from all over will attend these events to compete for exclusive prizes and spend the weekend Dueling, trading, and hanging out with hundreds of other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans. In addition to the main Championship Series tournament there are numerous Public Events, including tournaments specifically for Duelists aged 13 and under. Competitive or casual, there is something for everyone to do at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series weekend event.
Who can participate in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
The Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament is an open event. No invite is required – everyone can participate!
Event Location & Date
September 25th / 26th
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The Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series will be Advanced Constructed format. The Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series’s first day will consist of a number of Swiss-style rounds, dependant on the number of participants, as follows:
257-512: 7 rounds
513-1024: 8 rounds
1025-2048: 9 rounds
For day 2, the top 128 players will play another 2 rounds of Swiss. After those Swiss rounds, there will be a cut to the Top32 players, who will continue to play in Single-Eliminiation mode until a winner is determined. There will be a playoff match for 3rd place.
Main Event Schedule
Public Events Schedule
Entry Fee and Prizes
The entry fee for this event is 20 €. For this entry fee, each participant will receive 5 boosters of Duelist Revolution. Apart from the title of “Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Winner”, players will compete for many other cool prizes, as follows:
1st : Trophy, Set of Ultra Rare YCS Prize Cards, Electronic entertainment equipment [TBD]
2nd : Set of Super Rare YCS Prize Cards, Electronic entertainment equipment [TBD]
3rd : Set of Super Rare YCS Prize Cards, Electronic entertainment equipment [TBD]
4th : Electronic entertainment equipment [TBD]
5th-8th : Electronic entertainment equipment [TBD]
9th-16th : 24 packs of Duelist Revolution
All Top 32 : YCS gamemat & qualification to WCQ EC 2011
KONAMI offers many exciting activities during those two days, namely a feature match area to watch where you can watch the top Duels of the main event, and a wide selection of Public Events, ranging from casual to highly-competive events. Among others, there will be:
Duelist League – casual League play for young players
Win-a-mat – some fine and limited gamemats to win (e.g. YCS mats)
8-player-single elimination events
A “King of Public Events” final on Sunday, open to everyone who previously came first in any Public Event
Dragon Duel – for players born in 1997 and later; no qualification needed and cool prizes provided
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Trial – offering travel sponsoring and accomodation to the next European YCS
With all those attractions, attending the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series will be a thrilling experience for everyone!
There will be round-by-round online coverage of this event, including feature matches, a photo gallery, deck analysis and more – even if you’re unable to make it to the event, you can still be part of the action as the coverage page is updated with live content from the tournament site. Look for coverage at http://tcg.konami-europe.net/coverage/, and follow the event as it progresses.
Preparing for this event
Be prepared to present your COSSY ID number along with your name at registration. If you don’t have a COSSY ID number, you can receive one at registration. You will also need to fill out a Deck List registration sheet. You will fill this out by listing all of the cards included in the Deck you want to use. You can get a Deck List form at the registration area. This Deck List will be collected from right before Round 1 of the tournament, so you do not have to have it ready the moment that you register. You should bring an Advanced-Format Deck, along with any tournament supplies you will need: paper and pen to track Life Points, dice or counters if you are using cards which require them, extra sleeves to replace any that become damaged, and so forth. Players participating in these events are expected to be familiar with KONAMI’s tournament policies. These can be found in the “Gameplay” section of this website.
You can – and you should! – pre-register at the venue, from 3:00 PM -7:00 PM on Friday. Once you are pre-registered, you are officially entered into the tournament and will not need to register again on Saturday. Save yourself a few hours of sleep on Saturday morning, and take advantage of pre-registration! You can pick up a copy of the Deck List form when you pre-register.
If you are interested in judging at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, please send an email to our customer service, at firstname.lastname@example.org before August 15th. Please provide your full name, contact information including email and phone number, and a description of your previous judging experience. You can also request to be added to the KDE Judge Roster, which will enable you to receive additional information and updates about the Judge Program. Potential judges do not currently need to hold Konami certification in order to judge, however we recommend all potential judges pass the online Rulings Comprehension Level 1 test, in order to better prepare themselves for these prestigious events. You can find information about the test, and a link to take it, here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/judges/index.html
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