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Bogota, Colombia to Host Konami Digital Entertainment’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series

Premier-Level Tournament Expects Players from All Across The Americas


El Segundo, CA – WEBWIRE

With the newest products, the HERO Strike Structure Deck and The Secret Forces booster being game-changers, and now with the addition of World Superstars booster releasing on pre-registration day, YCS Bogota will be an excellent environment for live game-testing as Duelists unveil brand new strategies and Decks

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) returns to South America for the first time in 2015 with YCS Bogota. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI), the manufacturer of the globally popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG), will once again welcome Duelists from all corners of the Americas as they arrive for this competitive weekend-long premier-level event being held April 18 – 19. YCS Bogota will pit the top Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelists against each other for the right to hoist the YCS Champion trophy.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG is a card game involving strategy and skill made famous by the Yu-Gi-Oh! TV animated series. At YCS Bogota, Duelists young and old, novice and veterans alike, will compete for a bounty of exciting prizes. The first place winner will receive an Ultra Rare version of the latest most sought-after prize card: Ascension Sky Dragon – one of the rarest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG cards in existence!

Hoping to win the first South American tournament of the year, Duelists will enter the Circulo Militar de Suboficiales on Saturday morning believing they have the precise combination of luck and strategy for a shot at glory and prizes. Duelists will put their practice and Deck-building skills up against some of the best players the game has to offer for the chance to advance to the Final Round on Sunday and the opportunity to Duel for the title of YCS Champion.

With the newest products, the HERO Strike Structure Deck and The Secret Forces booster being game-changers, and now with the addition of World Superstars booster releasing on pre-registration day, YCS Bogota will be an excellent environment for live game-testing as Duelists unveil brand new strategies and Decks. Duelists will need to devote extra attention to see how the inclusion of the new cards from these products impacts the YCS standings!

Pre-registration for YCS Bogota will run from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17 and registration will continue promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 18. Upon registering, Duelists will receive four Secrets of Eternity booster packs for participating in KONAMI’s YCS Bogota. Round One will start at 10:00 a.m. and the top ranked YCS finishers will earn invitations to participate in the 2015 World Championship Qualifier. Players will use their constructed Decks until the Top 16 are determined, then the Top 16 Duelists will draft cards from Battle Pack 3: Monster League and will use Decks built solely from this product to compete for the Championship. For those Duelists unfamiliar with drafting, KONAMI has created a series of helpful videos at www.youtube.com/user/OfficialYuGiOhTCG.

Event Address: Circulo Militar de Suboficiales Sede Social Colina Campestre Cll 138 No 55-38 Bogota D.C., Colombia Phone: (571) 593 99 00 http://www.circulodesuboficiales.com/inicio

Accompanying the Main Event, KONAMI will be conducting Dragon Duels (for Duelists born in 2002 or later). The Dragon Duel tournaments on both Saturday and Sunday will be sealed, using Battle Pack 3: Monster League, where each Duelist is given 9 sealed Battle Packs to make a new Deck. The top four finishers in the Dragon Duel events will receive winners’ medals, a Regional Deck Box, and a 2015 Regional Game Mat. Top-ranked finishers will also win an invitation to their 2015 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. The two victors from the Saturday and Sunday tournaments will face off in a best 2-out-of-3 match using their own pre-constructed Decks in the Advanced Constructed format, to determine the weekend’s overall winner and a chance at the ultimate prize: to hoist the Dragon Duel Champion’s trophy and the coveted title of YCS Dragon Duel Champion! Entry to the Dragon Duel tournaments is free to qualified players.

Adding to the Public Events lineup, KONAMI has created the new Beta Format Win-A-Mat. This Special Format Win-A-Mat will be a new challenge for Duelists, in which the number of Summons per turn are reduced. Duelists will use Advanced Format rules for Deck Construction and are allowed a maximum of three Summons per turn: one Normal Summon/Set, one Special Summon from the Extra Deck, and one “other” Special Summon. The complete game play details can be found in the YCS Bogota FAQs located here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/2015/YCS_Columbia.html.

Additionally, a full range of Public Events such as Regional Qualifiers, 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!, Win-A-Mat, Battle Pack, Structure Deck, Duelist League, Tag Team Dueling, and Battle City Tournaments will be held through the weekend.

The Main Event winner, the two runners-up and winners of Sunday’s two Public Event playoffs will each be awarded a YCS prize card. The Main Event winner will take home an Ultra Rare version of the Ascension Sky Dragon prize card, with the other winners bringing home Super Rare versions. Additionally, the top ranked Duelists will win a Top Cut Game Mat for this event that matches the artwork of the Ascension Sky Dragon card.

Prizing Information:

  • 1st place – Ultra Rare Ascension Sky Dragon YCS Prize Card; Trophy; Paid travel to their World Championship Qualifier (if underage, then winner and guardian); YCS Top Cut Game Mat; PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier tournament
  • 2nd place – Super Rare Ascension Sky Dragon YCS Prize Card; 32 GB Tablet PC; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier
  • 3rd place – Super Rare Ascension Sky Dragon YCS Prize Card; Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier
  • 4th place – Xbox One system; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier
  • 5th – 8th placeNintendo 3DS XL system; Download code of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival; YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier
  • 9th – 16th place – 24 booster packs of Secrets of Eternity; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier

Duelists can watch 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 on www.yugioh.com in the United States. In addition, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal airs twice on Sundays on Nicktoons. In Canada, Duelists can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal every Friday and Saturday on Teletoon! For more information on KONAMI, the Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 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.

About The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is the #1 trading card game in the world with over 25 billion cards sold. It is a game of strategy, where players create individual Decks of cards collected from Structure Decks and Booster Packs. Two players engage in a Duel while using cards that represent powerful monsters, magical Spells and surprising Traps. Duelists with well-constructed Decks, dominating monsters, solid strategy and good fortune are the victors in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is the exclusive licensee and rights holder to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in North America and Latin America.

About KONAMI
KONAMI is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties and traditional trading card games. KONAMI’s software titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. KONAMI is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. The latest information about KONAMI can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiaries, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. in Windsor, the United Kingdom. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by KONAMI can be found at www.konami.com.


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