March 2012 | The Irish Duelist

All the action from the 100th YCS

Last weekend the largest Trading Card Game tournament of all time took place at Long Beach, California in the form of the 100th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series. Over 4000 Duelists attended from all over the world and for the first time ever, there was "double coverage", as both the European and American coverage teams were there to relay the event's developments to the thousands of readers around the world. Here's all the links to the coverage packed into one place, have a look through and let people know what you thought of the event in the comment box below.

Premium Rank 3 Xyz Summoning tips!

Here's my latest article for Konami's official Yu-Gi-Oh! Strategy Site, taking a look at some of the cards from the recently released Premium Collection mini-tin. You can view the article by clicking this link or reading below.

Galactic Overlord

Konami have formally announced Galactic Overlord (the next core booster set) and posted a bunch of card info to go along with it.

A look ahead to some future releases.

A rather interesting article went up on Konami's official strategy site yesterday evening, detailing what new products we can expect to see over the coming months. In addition to those some of you would already know, Konami's Kevin Tewart revealed some rather surprising additions to the Summer schedule, take a look.

YCS Long Beach

Konami have issued a press release for next week's 100th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Gameplay/Commentary

Here's something that Matt Peddle (former Metagame and writer) has recently put together, the first in a series of videos which will look at matches and provide play-by-play commentary. Given how experienced Matt is with the game it's interesting to see his thoughts on each play, whether they're good/bad and why so.

I like the idea behind this and hopefully he'll be doing more real soon.

The Roundup: February 2012

A little later than usual, here's a look back at what happened in the world of Yu-Gi-Oh! over the month of February. You can read all of The Irish Duelist's February articles here.

Thoughts on the new F&L List

British Duelist/Judge and former World Championship competitor Chris Kirkham weighs in with his opinions on the new Forbidden and Limited Cards List for March 2012. A snippet of the article is below, and you can read the whole thing on his blog, check it out.

Reporting from Leipzig.

YCS Leipzig took place last weekend and was a great way to end the September 2011 format, with over 1,100 Duelists competing to become the Champion. I was there as part of the European coverage team once again and here's a few quick snippets about the experience!