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2011 US & Canadian WCQs to merge into 1 Event




KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT, INC. ANNOUNCES EXCITING NEWS ABOUT NORTH AMERICAN 2011 Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER 


 EL SEGUNDO, CA. – (September 15, 2010) – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami) is excited to announce changes to its global Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) World Championship Qualifiers for North America. Konami has chosen to increase the number of North American participants at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship, by merging the United States and Canadian National Championships into a single North American World Championship Qualifier, which will award six seats at the World Championship. 


 “With the new changes, we will be sending six North Americans to Duel at the highest, most prestigious level of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG competition, instead of one Canadian and four American Champions,” commented Yumi Hoashi, vice president of Card Business for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “Each of the Duelists can now tell their peers that they are representing all of North America while facing more challengers to reach the 2011 Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME World Championship.” 


 Under the new format, the North American Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship Qualifier will be held in a city accessible to both countries to give as many Duelists as possible the chance to compete at the invitation-only extravaganza. 


 Konami is dedicated to continue improving upon the gaming experience for all Duelists, from the newest Duelists who are just starting out, to the veteran players who have been competing since the North American release of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in 2002. Duelists who are looking for a challenge can find excitement at their local Official Tournament Store, as well as at premier events such as the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, Regional Championships, World Championship Qualifiers and the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship.

 Source: Don Williams Group PR