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North American Dragon Duel World Championship Dragon Duel Qualifier 2017
FAQ's

UPDATED: 6/23/2017

When:
July 8 - 9, 2017
Where:
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Hall G
5555 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

DRAGON DUEL WCQ INFORMATION

  • What happens at the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?
  • When is the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?
  • Where is the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?
  • When is registration for the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?
  • What are the prizes for the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?
  • How much does it cost to enter the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?
  • Are there any pack prizes?
  • Is there a participation prize?
  • What is the format for the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?
  • How many rounds will the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier have?
  • How many Dragon Duelists will advance to Day 2?
  • How many Dragon Duelists will advance to the Top Cut?
  • What will I need to bring to the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?
  • If I’ve never been to a Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier, what should I expect?
  • I will be bringing my children to the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. Is there anything I should know?
  • Will the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier have the Bounty Feature?
  • Will the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier award any Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) points?
  • Will there be meal breaks during the tournament?
  • What happens if I am not done with my Match after 40 minutes? (Swiss Rounds – Tier 2 Events)
  • What happens if I am not done with my Match after 40 minutes? (Swiss Rounds – Tier 1 Events and Single-Elimination)
  • Who should I contact if I have questions about the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  • When can I register for the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?
  • Do I receive any gifts for registering on Friday?
  • What will I need to bring in order to register?
  • When will I receive my participation prizes?

INVITATIONS

  • Do I need an invitation to participate in the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?
  • If I qualified in a Dragon Duel tournament (for Duelists born 2004 or later) can I play in the regular World Championship Qualifier?
  • How and when will I receive my invite?
  • What should I do if I can’t find my name on KDE’s online invite list?

PUBLIC EVENTS

  • What is the Public Events schedule?
  • What are the point values for the Public Events?
  • What is a Swiss Round Tournament?
  • What is a Single-Elimination Tournament?
  • What are the rules for the Last Chance Qualifiers?
  • What are the rules for the Last Chance Dragon Duel Qualifiers?
  • What is a Dragon Duel? (Effective Sunday July 9th, 2017)
  • What are the prizes for the Dragon Duel?
  • What is the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series and what are the rules?
  • Who is eligible for the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series?
  • When can I register for the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series?
  • What are the prizes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series?
  • What are the rules for the 3 vs. 3 Team Duel event?
  • What are the rules for the Starter Deck Tournament?
  • What are the rules for the Structure Deck Tournament?
  • What is the Generation Duel Tournament and what are the rules?
  • What is the Public Events playoff?

CARD LEGALITY

  • What cards are legal for play?
  • Will Battles of Legend: Light’s Revenge be legal for play at the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?
  • Can I use OCG cards (cards printed for use in Japan and other Asian territories) in my Deck?
  • Can I use foreign language cards in my Deck?

TRAVEL

  • What is the closest airport to the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?
  • What’s the best way to get to the tournament from the airport?
  • Are there any nearby hotels?

Miscellaneous

  • I want to judge at the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier, instead of competing as a player – how can I apply?
  • Will there be vendors on site so I can buy single cards and supplies and sell my cards?
  • Can I buy and sell from other people at the event?
  • I want to vend at the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier, whom should I contact?
  • Where can I get food and drinks during the tournament?
  • Can I get a CARD GAME ID (previously COSSY ID) number at the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier, or will I need to have one before I attend the event?
  • Will there be coverage of the North America World Championship Qualifier?
  • What cool things are there at the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?
  • Will there be any Special Guests at the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?

For information about the 2017 North America World Championship Qualifier, go here!

 


DRAGON DUEL WCQ INFORMATION

Q: What happens at the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?

A: The North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier is an invite-only tournament, where Dragon Duelists will compete for a chance to represent North America at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Dragon Duel World Championship tournament, held in Japan on August 12-13, 2017. The winner of the Dragon Duel WCQ will receive paid travel and accommodations for himself/herself and a guardian, along with a host of other prizes, and the title of “North America Dragon Duel WCQ Champion 2017.” Runners-up will also receive exciting prizes.

The North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier is a 3-day event. On Friday, July 7th, Duelists who have not qualified for the North America Dragon Duel World Championship can play in one of the two Last Chance Dragon Duel Qualifiers to earn an invite for the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier.  The first tournament will be at 11:00AM and the second one at 2:00PM.  The North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier itself will begin on Saturday, July 8th.

In addition to the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier, there will be numerous Public Events to participate in.

Q: When is the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?

A:            July 7th-July 9th, 2017

Q: Where is the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?

A: 
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Hall G
5555 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018
http://www.rosemont.com/desconvention/

Q: When is registration for the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?

A:           
Friday, July 7th:
12:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, July 8th:
7:00am – 8:45am  

Q: What are the prizes for the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?

A:
4 to 128 Dragon Duelists:


Place

Prizes

1st-2nd

Invite to Dragon Duel World Championship 2017
Travel and accommodations to the Dragon Duel World Championship 2017
Complete set of Raging Tempest and Maximum Crisis
Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Number 93: Utopia Kaiser
PlayStation® 4 System
Personalized World Championship 2017 Jersey (to be awarded at the World Championship
50 UDS Points

1st

12 packs each of The Dark Illusion, Invasion: Vengeance, Raging Tempest, and Maximum Crisis

2nd

9 packs each of The Dark Illusion, Invasion: Vengeance, Raging Tempest, and Maximum Crisis

3rd-4th

Complete set of Raging Tempest and Maximum Crisis
6 packs each of The Dark Illusion, Invasion: Vengeance, Raging Tempest, and Maximum Crisis

5th-8th

3 packs each of The Dark Illusion, Invasion: Vengeance, Raging Tempest, and Maximum Crisis

Top 8

Trophy
Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Number 93: Utopia Kaiser

9th-16th

Complete Set of Maximum Crisis

Top Cut

Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier Top Cut Game Mat
20 UDS Points

Participation

Pack of World Championship Qualifier 2017 Sleeves
Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier 2017 Game Mat
10 UDS Points

129+ Dragon Duelists:


Place

Prizes

Top 4

Invite to Dragon Duel World Championship 2017
Travel and accommodations to the Dragon Duel World Championship 2017
Complete Set of Raging Tempest and Maximum Crisis
Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Number 93: Utopia Kaiser
PlayStation®4 system
Personalized World Championship 2017 Jersey
50 UDS Points

1st

12 packs each of The Dark Illusion, Invasion: Vengeance, Raging Tempest, and Maximum Crisis

2nd

9 packs each of The Dark Illusion, Invasion: Vengeance, Raging Tempest, and Maximum Crisis

3rd-4th

6 packs each of The Dark Illusion, Invasion: Vengeance, Raging Tempest, and Maximum Crisis

5th-8th

3 packs each of The Dark Illusion, Invasion: Vengeance, Raging Tempest, and Maximum Crisis

Top 8

Trophy
Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Number 93: Utopia Kaiser

9th-16th

Complete Set of Maximum Crisis

Top Cut

Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier Top Cut Game Mat
20 UDS Points

Participation

Pack of World Championship Qualifier 2017 Sleeves
Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier 2017 Game Mat
10 UDS Points

World Championship Qualifier Top Cut Game Mat

Q: How much does it cost to enter the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?

A: There is no entry fee to the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier, as this is an invite-only event.

Q: Are there any pack prizes?

A: The only booster pack prizes are listed above in the prize breakdown. No other booster pack prizes will be awarded.

Q: Is there a participation prize?

A: Yes, all Dragon Duelists who register for the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier will receive a Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier Game Mat, and a pack of World Championship Qualifier Card Sleeves. Please keep in mind that these items are participation prizes. You must attend the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier and participate in order to be eligible to earn these prizes.

World Championship Qualifier Participation Game Mat

Q: What is the format for the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?

A: Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier tournaments are Constructed events, which means each Dragon Duelist must bring his or her own Deck in order to compete. Decks must be constructed according to the latest Advanced Format guidelines. (See here for more information: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/limited/#limited_adv) The Advanced Format changed as of June 12th. You will need to make sure your Deck matches the current format.

Q: How many rounds will the North America World Dragon Duel Championship Qualifier have?

A: The total number of Duelists enrolled at the time registration closes will determine the number of rounds that are played. Playoff Top Cut is based on the total number of Duelists enrolled, including late entries.

Number of Participants

Number of Swiss Rounds

Swiss Rounds Day 1

Swiss Rounds Day 2

Playoff Top Cut

33 – 64 Dragon Duelists

6 Rounds

6 Rounds

None

Top 16

65 – 128 Dragon Duelists

7 Rounds

7 Rounds

None

Top 32

129 – 256 Dragon Duelists

8 Rounds

8 Rounds

None

Top 64

257 – 512 Dragon Duelists

9 Rounds

7 Rounds

2 Round

Top 64

Q: How many Dragon Duelists will advance to Day 2?

A: If there are 33 – 64 Dragon Duelists registered for the Dragon Duel WCQ, then the Top 16 Dragon Duelists will advance to Day 2.

If there are 64 – 128 Dragon Duelists registered for the Dragon Duel WCQ, then the Top 32 Dragon Duelists will advance to Day 2.

If there are 129 – 256 Dragon Duelists registered for the Dragon Duel WCQ, then the Top 64 Dragon Duelists will advance to Day 2.

If there are 257 - 512 Dragon Duelists registered for the Dragon Duel WCQ, then the Top 128 Dragon Duelists OR all Dragon Duelists with a minimum of 13 Points, whichever number is larger, will advance to Day 2.

Q: How many Dragon Duelists will advance to the Top Cut?

A: If there are 33 – 64 Duelists registered for the Dragon Duel WCQ, the tournament will cut to Top 16 after all rounds of Swiss are completed. 

If there are 65 – 128 Duelists registered for the Dragon Duel WCQ, the tournament will cut to Top 32 after all rounds of Swiss are completed. 

If there are 129 or more Duelists registered for the Dragon Duel WCQ, the tournament will cut to Top 64 after all rounds of Swiss are completed. 

Q: What will I need to bring to the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?

A: You should bring a tournament-legal Deck as described above, along with any tournament supplies you will need;  such as 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.  You should bring your CARD GAME ID number.  You must bring a form of personal identification showing proof of age with a picture for the Duelist, not the parent or guardian. You’ll also need money for your incidentals (food, drinks, Public Events, etc.).

Q: If I’ve never been to a Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier, what should I expect?

A: The North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier is the biggest of all North America Dragon Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments, and attracts the best Dragon Duelists in North America.  Many Dragon Duelists travel great distances to attend the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier, so you can expect to meet hundreds of fellow Yu-Gi-Oh! fans from all over North America.

Dragon Duel tournaments are exclusive to Duelists born before a certain calendar year, with the calendar year requirement moving forward after the World Championship Qualifier in your region. The current year requirement is 2004 or later – all Duelists must have been born in 2004 or later. Any Dragon Duel qualifying event that would qualify the Duelist for the following year’s WCQ, the year requirement will move forward a year to 2004 or later. This means that after July 8th, 2017, Duelists born in 2004 will no longer be eligible for Dragon Duel tournaments.

There are a lot of things you should do to make sure you are prepared before heading to the tournament.  Read over the list of things you will need for the tournament, and make sure you have everything.  You’ll have a better time at the event if you don’t have too many bulky or heavy possessions to carry around, as it can get crowded there on the floor.  Think ahead while you are planning what to bring with you.

When you get to the event, you will need to register in order to play.  You can register on Friday from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM, or you can register on the morning of the event from 7:00 AM – 8:45 AM.  If you live in the area or arrive early enough on Friday, you should definitely register then. It will save you a lot of time the following morning.

Your Deck List will be collected at Registration. Make sure your Deck List is ready before you reach the front of the Registration line.

If you need to register on the day of the event, get there early! Registration will open at 7:00 AM, and there will already be a line of people waiting. You’ll need to be in line by 8:45 AM, or you will not be able to enter the tournament when it begins. We will have to start without you, to make sure the event begins on time – you’ll still be able to play, but you will not be able to enter the tournament until the second round begins and you will start with a Round One match loss.

To register, you’ll need a Registration form, a form of ID showing proof of age (for the Duelist and not the parent or guardian), and your CARD GAME ID, and your completed Deck List.  You can get a Registration form at the event, or you can print one at home before the tournament by clicking on this link:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/forms/KDE_RegistrationSheet.pdf

Make sure your Registration form and your Deck List are filled out completely before you reach the registration station. 

You will also need a Deck List. A Deck List is required to participate in the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier.  You can get a Deck List form at the event, or you can download one to fill out ahead of time by clicking on this link:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/forms/KDE_DeckList.pdf

This is an editable PDF, so you will be able to type the card names in this form, which should help as your Deck List needs to be legible and complete – write the name of each card in full, and write down how many copies you have in your Deck.

Make sure your name and CARD GAME ID are on your Deck List.

Make sure your Deck List exactly matches your Deck.

If you need more space than what is available on the Deck List, simply write a note on the front of the Deck List notifying us that there will be more contents on the back of the Deck List and continue registering your Deck List on the back.

There is a very helpful article on our strategy site that will help you fill out your Deck List properly.  Just follow the link here:
https://yugiohblog.konami.com/articles/?p=3534#more-3534

Your Deck List will be collected at Registration. Make sure your Deck List is ready before you reach the front of the Registration line.

Dragon Duelists are responsible for paying attention to information from judges and/or tournament staff in order to understand what is going on. If Dragon Duelists have questions about the event either beforehand or while they are there, they should check with the Event Manager.  

Before heading to the event, all Dragon Duelists should read over the KDE Tournament Policy and Penalty Guidelines carefully.   These documents tell you what you can and cannot do at an event, and give you a good idea of what to expect.  You may find these Guidelines by clicking the following links. 

    • KDE Tournament Policy

http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/penalty_guide/Yu-Gi-Oh!%20Tournament%20Policy%20v1.4%202013November14.pdf 

    • Penalty Guidelines

http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/penalty_guide/Penalty%20Guidelines%20v1.4%202013November14.pdf

    • Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament Policy:

http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/penalty_guide/Yu-Gi-Oh!%20Tournament%20Policy%20v1.4%202013November14.pdf

Remember, there is much more to do at the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier than just compete in the main tournament.  There are lots of Public Events, vendors buying and selling cards, and other Duelists to trade with. Read over the FAQ carefully, and you’ll be off to a great start.

Q: I will be bringing my children to the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. Is there anything I should know?

A: We will have a Parents’ Lounge available, where parents can relax while their children are occupied in the tournament.  This area is open only to parents and their children. You are not required to stay on site, but we strongly recommend that you do; especially if your children are young or this is their first event.  Please know that the tournament staff cannot be responsible for looking after your children, or their possessions. Always make sure your child has a way to contact you, and is provided with any necessities such as food, drink, or extra money if you do not wish to remain in the tournament area.

When your child is preparing for the event, encourage him or her to leave any bulky or expensive possessions at home. Electronics and large collections of cards are hard to keep track of during a big tournament – your child will have a much easier day without having to worry about these kinds of items.

Trading cards is a big attraction at large tournaments, but if you are concerned about your child trading away valuable cards, talk to him or her before the event and set some guidelines. You can always have your child check with you before making a trade.

Q: Will the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier have the Bounty Feature?

A: No, there will be no Bounty feature at the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier.

Q: Will the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier award any Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) points?

A: The North America World Championship Qualifier, North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier, UDS Qualifiers, Regional Qualifiers, and Dragon Duels will award the following points towards the UDS Invitational.

Criteria

Category

Points Awarded

Pin Awarded

Participate in a regular Dragon Duel

Participation

5 UDS Points

 

Participate in UDS Qualifier (8-Player Public Event at Tier 2 Events)

5 UDS points

 

Participate in a National Championship or WCQ

10 UDS Points

 

 

 

 

 

Top Cut National Championship or WCQ

Top Cut

20 UDS Points

 

 

 

 

 

Win UDS Qualifier (8-Player Public Event at Tier 2 Events)

Winner

20 UDS Points

Yes

Win Nationals (Latin America) or Finalist for Worlds at WCQ

50 UDS Points

 

 

 

 

 

Rank high enough to earn WCQ Invite at any Tier 2 Event offering WCQ Invite

Invite

10 UDS Points

 

Accurately complete WCQ invite paperwork at any Tier 2 Event offering WCQ Invite

5 UDS Points

 

 

 

 

 

Judge at a YCS, National, WCQ, or Worlds

Judge

20 UDS points

 

*UDS Points for accurately completing WCQ Invite paperwork are awarded and reflected on each player’s total once a year, after the conclusion of that Region’s World Championship Qualifier.

The other Public Events, excluding the Dragon Duel, Regionals, and UDS Qualifiers, held at the WCQ will NOT award UDS points.

For additional information regarding the Ultimate Duelist Series, please go to http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/.

Q: Will there be meal breaks during the tournament?

A: Yes there will be a meal break during Day 1 of the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier.  The meal break will happen after the 3rd round of Swiss. The meal break will last approximately an hour until the start of the 4th round. Please listen to the onsite tournament staff for additional instructions and for when to return.

Q: What happens if I am not done with my Match after 40 minutes? (Swiss Rounds – Tier 2 Events)

A: Sometimes a Match will not be finished when the time ends for a round. If this happens, the Duelist should note whose turn it is when time is called, and raise their hands for a judge. The judge should be notified that the Match is ongoing and whose turn it is. The judge may or may not stay to supervise the End of Match procedure, but should ensure that both Duelists understand the following procedure.

Please follow these instructions when proceeding to End of Match procedures during the Swiss portion of the tournament:

  • Continue until the end of the current turn.
  • If the Duel is not over at the end of the turn, go to “Extra Turns.”
  • Extra Turns = Conduct (5) additional turns starting from the opponent’s turn.
  • If a win condition (a Duelist’s Life Points is reduced to 0 or an instant win condition such as the effect of Exodia the Forbidden One or Final Countdown) occurs within these (5) turns, the Duel ends as normal.
  • If a win condition does NOT occur within these (5) turns, the Duelist who has higher Life Points after the “Extra Turns” (5 turns) wins.
  • If both Duelists’ Life Points are the same after the “Extra Turns” are completed, the Duel is considered a Draw.
    • After the Duel is concluded, the Duelist who has won the most Duels is declared the winner of the Match. If both Duelists now have the same number of Duel wins, the Match is a Draw.
    • If both Duelists won one Duel and the third Duel ends in a Draw, the Match is considered to be a Draw.
    • If time is called before a Duel begins (during Side Decking, before drawing their opening Hands), and both Duelists have won the same number of Duels, the Match is considered to be a Draw.
    • If time is called before a Duel begins (during Side Decking, before drawing their opening Hands), and one Duelist has won more Duels, the Duelist with more wins is declared the winner of the Match.
    • Duelists may not choose to intentionally end a match in a Draw. Intentionally ending a Match in a Draw, or stalling to have a Match end in a Draw, is against tournament policy and could result in a Disqualification.

Match Draws may only occur during the Swiss portion of a tournament and only during End of Match procedures. Duelists may not intentionally end a Match in a Draw. Intentionally ending a Match in a Draw, or stalling to have a Match end in a Draw, is against tournament policy and could result in a Disqualification.

The World Championship Qualifier, Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier, Dragon Duel Last Chance Qualifier, and Dragon Duel will use this End of Match Procedure.

Q: What happens if I am not done with my Match after 40 minutes? (Swiss Rounds – Tier 1 Events and Single-Elimination)

A: During Single-Elimination rounds, if Duelists have not completed their matches during their allotted time limit, proceed to End of Match procedures. Please follow these instructions when proceeding to End of Match procedures during the Single-Elimination portion of the tournament:

  • Continue until the end of the current turn.
  • If the Duel did not end at the end of the turn, go to “Extra Turns.”
    • Extra Turns = Conduct (3) additional turns starting from the opponent’s turn.
  • If a win condition (a Duelist is reduced to 0 Life Points or an instant win condition such as the effect of Exodia the Forbidden One or Final Countdown) occurs within these (3) turns, the Duel ends as normal.
  • If a win condition does NOT occur within these (3) turns, the Duelist who has higher Life Points after the “Extra Turns” wins.
  • If both Duelists’ Life Points are the same after the “Extra Turns” are completed, then play will continue on a turn-by-turn basis, with the Duelist with the most Life Points at the end of a turn being declared the winner of that Game.
    • Life Points are checked after the turn has completed but before the opponent’s turn begins.
    • If a Duelist’s Life Points reach 0 or if a win condition occurs during the turn, normal game play rules apply.
  • Once the winner has been determined for the current Duel, the Match winner is determined.
    • If a Duelist has more wins than his or her opponent, that Duelist wins the Match.
    • If both Duelists have the same number of Duel wins, or if time is called in between Games of a Match, they will begin a new Duel with specific guidelines.
      • Neither Duelist may use his or her Side Deck.
      • Duelists must use a random method (die roll, coin flip, etc.) to determine who will go first.
      • The Duel will continue for a total of (4) turns, two turns for each Duelist, unless a Duelist manages to win the Duel before the (4) turns are up.
      • Once the four turns are completed, Life Point totals are compared and the Duelist with the highest Life Point total wins the Match.
      • If both Duelists’ Life Points are the same after the (4) turns are completed, then play will continue on a turn-by-turn basis, with the Duelist with the most Life Points at the end of a turn being declared the winner of that Game. Please use the same criteria listed above (Step 5).

Draws cannot occur during Single-Elimination. There must always be a winner.

The 3 vs 3 Team Duel, and all Single-Elimination Public Events will use this End of Match Procedure.

Q: Who should I contact if I have questions about the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?

A:           

E-mail:                 wm.74472@konami.com
Phone:                 310-220-8434

 


Registration Information

Q: When can I register for the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?

A: Registration will be open on Friday, July 7th from 12:00 PM until 7:00 PM, and on Saturday, July 8th, from 7:00 AM until 8:45 AM. We strongly recommend that you register on Friday, to make sure you are ready to play on Saturday. If you register on Friday, you do not need to register again on Saturday.

Your Deck List will be collected at Registration. Make sure your Deck List is ready before you reach the front of the Registration line.

Q: Do I receive any gifts for registering on Friday?

A: Yes! As an added incentive to register for the World Championship Qualifier on Friday, Duelists  will receive oneYu-Gi-Oh! branded die blind pack.  Inside the blind pack, you will find one of six different dice based on the six Monster Attributes.

Which one will you receive?

Duelists who register on Friday will also be eligible to receive  a World Championship Qualifier 2017 Souvenir CARD GAME ID card, personalized with your name and CARD GAME ID number Both gifts will be available for Friday registrants throughout the WCQ weekend.

These gifts are in addition to the World Championship Qualifier 2017 Sleeves and World Championship Qualifier 2017 Game Mat.

Duelists who qualified for the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier may choose to play in the main North America World Championship Qualifier instead of the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. If a Dragon Duelist does decide to play in the main North America World Championship, they will still need to register at the designated North America Dragon Duel World Championship registration area.  Dragon Duelists may not register and/or participate in both events.  A Dragon Duelist who is caught entering both events will be Disqualified and will not be able to compete in any other event, including Public Events, at the World Championship Qualifier.

Q: What will I need to bring in order to register?

A: Make sure you have all of the following, in order to register for the North America World Championship Qualifier or North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier:

  • Your CARD GAME ID (if you have lost your ID and cannot remember your number, we will be able to look it up on site).
  • A proper form of identification, with your name and photo. A driver’s license, school ID, or passport are all acceptable forms of identification or a Birth Certificate to confirm proof of age. Since this tournament is invitation-only, it is important that we verify the identity of all participants.

Please note that we require a form of ID for the participating Dragon Duelist and not the parent or guardian.

Q: When will I receive my participation prizes?

A: You will receive your participation prizes when you register for the North America World Championship Qualifier. Please keep in mind that these items are participation prizes – you must attend the North America World Championship as a participant in order to receive them. They cannot be mailed to you or picked up on your behalf.

Players that register on Saturday July 8th will only receive the Sleeves and Game Mat.

 


Invitations

Q: Do I need an invitation to participate in the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier?

A: Yes, you must have earned an invite at a Regional Qualifier, Dragon Duel, OTS Championship, or Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event in order to participate in the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier.

Q: If I qualified in a Dragon Duel tournament (for Duelists born 2004 or later) can I play in the main World Championship Qualifier?

A: Duelists who were born in 2004 or later who qualified for the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier may choose to play in the main North America World Championship Qualifier instead of the North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. Dragon Duelists may not register and/or participate in both events.  A Dragon Duelist who is caught entering both events will be Disqualified and will not be able to compete in any other event, including any Public Events, at the World Championship Qualifier.

Q: How and when will I receive my invite?

A: The list of players who have earned invites to the North America World Championship Qualifier or North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier is posted online at the following locations:

North America WCQ:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/regionals/2017/qualifiers.html

North America WCQ Error List:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/regionals/2017/err_qualifiers.html

Dragon Duel WCQ:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/regionals/2017/qualifiersDD.html

Dragon Duel WCQ Error List:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/regionals/2017/err_qualifiersDD.html

You will not receive a physical invitation, or an invitation through e-mail or postal mail – you will be entered into the invite list database.

Information about your World Championship Qualifier or Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier will be posted online – it will not be mailed or sent to you. Duelists are responsible to verify that their name appears on the appropriate invite list, and to access posted information about their World Championship Qualifier or Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier tournament by checking the http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events page for updates.

Q: What should I do if I can’t find my name on KDE’s online invite list?       

A: First, look at the Regional Qualifier list at http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/regionals_locations.html. Events that are highlighted in blue have had their results updated to the invite list.

If the event you have qualified at has already been processed, check the invite list and the appropriate error list carefully, to see if you have missed seeing your name. Look at the CARD GAME ID numbers as well.

If you do not see your name and the event at which you qualified is highlighted in blue, you should email us-opsupport@konami.com by following the instructions at the top of the Error List page that corresponds to the WCQ you are attending. Please provide your full name, CARD GAME ID number, and the date and location of the event at which you qualified, along with your question, so we can answer you quickly and efficiently.

If you see an error in your name or CARD GAME ID, you can also report this to us-opsupport@konami.com. Make sure to include your full name, CARD GAME ID, and the date and location of the event at which you qualified.



Public Events

Q: What is the Public Events schedule?

A:
Friday, July 7th

10:00 AM – 4:00PM

Last Chance Qualifier (16-player flights)

$10.00

12:00 PM – 4:00PM

Structure Deck Tournament (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

12:00 PM – 4:00PM

Starter Deck Tournament (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

12:00 PM – 5:00PM

Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier (8-Player Flights)

$12.00

12:00 PM – 5:00PM

Win-A-Mat (8-player flights)

$12.00

12:00 PM – 5:00PM

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament (8-player flights)

$12.00

11:00 AM

Last Chance Dragon Duel Qualifier #1

FREE!!

12:00 PM

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

$12.00

2:00 PM

Last Chance Dragon Duel Qualifier #2

FREE!!

2:00 PM

Generation Duel Tournament

$12.00

Saturday, July 8th

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

2018 Regional Qualifiers (16-player Flights)

$12.00

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Structure Deck Tournament (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Starter Deck Tournament (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier (8-Player Flights)

$12.00

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Win-A-Mat (8-Player Flights)

$12.00

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament (8-player flights)

$12.00

1:00 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series

$30.00/team

2:00 PM

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

$12.00

3:00 PM

Generation Duel Tournament

$12.00

4:00 PM

Ultimate Pegasus Challenge

$10.00

Sunday, July 9th

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

2018 Regional Qualifiers (16-player Flights)

$12.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Structure Deck Tournament (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Starter Deck Tournament (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier (8-Player Flights)

$12.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Win-A-Mat (8-Player Flights)

$12.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament (8-player flights)

$12.00

10:00 AM

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling

$30.00/team

11:00 AM

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

$12.00

1:00 PM

Dragon Duel Tournament (Born 2005 or later)

FREE!!

3:45 PM

Cut-off to earn points for Public Events Playoffs

 

4:00 PM

Public Event Playoffs

 

*Times subject to change

Name

Entry Fee

# of Participants

Format

Participation Prizing

Prizing

Last Chance Qualifier*

$10

16

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

2 Booster Packs + 1 Duelist Pack

1st Place: An invite to the North America WCQ and Regional Game Mat

16 Player 2018 Regional Qualifiers*

$12 per player

16

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

3 Booster Packs

1st Place: An invite to the 2018 World Championship Qualifier, Regional Deck Box, and Regional Game Mat

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling*

$10 per player ($30 per team)

64 Teams

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

2 Booster Packs and 1 Duelist Pack per team member

1st Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Secret Rares
2nd Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Ultra Rares
3rd/4th Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Super Rares

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!*

$12 per player

64

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

3 Booster Packs

1st Place: Oversized Yu-Gi-Oh! Card

Generation Duel
Tournament

$12 per player

64

Modified Advanced Format-Swiss
(No Playoff Cut)

3 Booster Packs

1st-4th Place: Generation Duel Game Mat that corresponds to the era of the Deck they played

Starter Deck Tournament

$10 per player

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Starter Deck

1st Place: Starter Deck Tournament Game Mat

Structure Deck Tournament

$10 per player

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Structure Deck

1st Place: Structure Deck Tournament Game Mat

Last Chance Dragon Duel Qualifier *

FREE!!

Unlimited

Advanced Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

Special prizes!

Top 8 receive an invite to 2017 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier, Regional Game Mat, and a Dragon Duel T-Shirt

Dragon Duel*

FREE!!

Unlimited

Sealed Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

Special prizes!

Refer to What are the prizes for the Dragon Duel? section for prize information.

Win-A-Mat

$12 per player

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

3 Booster Packs

1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat

Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) Qualifier

$12 per player

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

3 Booster Packs, UDS Qualifier Lanyard, & 5 UDS Points

1st Place: UDS Qualifier Winner Pin &
20 UDS Points

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day 
Tournament

$12 per player

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

3 Booster Packs

1st Place: Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Game Mat
1st – 8th Place: Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Token

Ultimate Pegasus Challenge

$10 per player

Unlimited

Advanced Format - Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

2 Booster Packs & 1 Battle Pack

 

4 – 0: 10 Turbo Packs
3 – 1: 6 Turbo Packs

Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series

$10 per player ($30 per team)

64 teams

Advanced Format – Swiss, Playoff Top Cut

2 Booster Packs and 1 Duelist Pack per team member

See section on School Tournament Series below

Public Events Playoff*

Free

4 per Playoff

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

 

1st Place: Super Rare copy of the YCS prize card.

*Deck Lists are required.

Q: What are the point values for the Public Events?

A:


Event

Participation Points

Additional Points for Winning

Dragon Duel

3

3

Generation Duel Tournament

3

3

Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series

3

3

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling

2

2

16 Player 2017 Regional Qualifier Flights

2

2

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

2

2

Starter Deck Tournament

2

2

Structure Deck Tournament

2

2

Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) Qualifier

2

2

Win-A-Mat

1

1

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament

1

1

No Public Event Points are awarded to the following events:

North America World Championship Qualifier Main Event

North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier Main Event

Last Chance Qualifier

Last Chance Dragon Duel Qualifiers

Duelists must be present for the start of the first round of each event for which they register, in order to receive the entry points. 

You cannot register in more than one event at a time.

If you register for an event while you are still enrolled in a previous event, you will forfeit all Public Event points for all events in which you are simultaneously registered. 

Q: What is a Swiss Round Tournament?

A: Players are paired off based on each player’s win/loss record. Players are not eliminated when they lose a Match during Swiss tournaments – instead, they will continue to be paired against players with similar records for all remaining rounds of the event.

Q: What is a Single-Elimination Tournament?

A: Half of the tournament is eliminated after each round – the losing player is out of the tournament, while the winner goes on to the next round. This continues until only one player remains, who is then declared the winner.

Q: What are the rules for the Last Chance Qualifiers?

A: The Last Chance Qualifiers are Advanced Format, Constructed, 16-player, Single-Elimination Events, where the winner will earn an invite to the World Championship Qualifier.

Only Duelists who do not already have an invite to the World Championship Qualifier may participate in any Last Chance Qualifier. Duelists who already have an invite and participate in a Last Chance Qualifier will automatically lose their invite and will have to re-earn it to participate in the World Championship Qualifier.

There is no age limit for Duelists who are eligible to participate in the Last Chance Qualifiers.

There is no limit on how many Last Chance Qualifiers a Duelist can enter, but they can only register for one at a time

A Deck List is required to participate in a Last Chance Qualifier. If you are eliminated from a Last Chance Qualifier you may ask the Judge working your event for your Deck List if you plan on using the same Deck List to enter another Last Chance Qualifier.

Duelists who win Last Chance Qualifiers will be required to register for their World Championship Qualifier (or Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier) upon completion of their Last Chance Qualifier. Duelists are not required to use the same Deck that they used in the Last Chance Qualifier, but are required to submit a  Deck List as part of the World Championship/Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier Registration process.

Q: What is a Dragon Duel? (Effective Sunday July 9th, 2017)

A: Dragon Duel tournaments are exclusive to Duelists born before a certain calendar year, with the calendar year requirement moving forward after the World Championship each year. The requirement starting at this WCQ will be for Duelists born in 2005 or later.

Dragon Duel tournaments are Sealed Format events. Dragon Duel tournaments will be exclusive to Duelists born in 2005 or later. Dragon Duels give a chance to earn an invite to the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier in 2018. It is run using Swiss Rounds without a Top Cut playoff.

Entry for a Dragon Duel tournament is FREE!!.

Participants are required to provide proof of age in order to participate in a Dragon Duel (Copy of Birth Certificate, Passport, etc).

Duelists must be born in 2005 or later.

A minimum of (4) Duelists is required to run a Dragon Duel tournament.

All Duelists who earn an invite to the Dragon Duel WCQ or their guardian must complete a copy of the 2018 WCQ Invite Form prior to receiving their prizes.  A valid e-mail address must be provided for either the Duelist or the parent/guardian.

Q: What are the prizes for the Dragon Duel?

A: Top 4 Duelists in a Dragon Duel tournament will receive a Regional Game Mat, a Dragon Duel Medal, and a Dragon Duel T-Shirt.

In addition to the prizes listed above, Invites awarded in the Dragon Duel for the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier are based off of attendance, with the top ranking Duelists after the final round of Swiss earning an invite to the Dragon Duel World Championship in 2018..

Number of Dragon Duelers

# of Invites

4 – 8

4 Invites

9 – 16

8 Invites

17 – 32

12 Invites

33 – 64

16 Invites

65 +

20 Invites

Duelists are required to complete and submit a WCQ Invite form on site. Prizes are not awarded until after the WCQ Invite forms have been completed and properly submitted.

All Duelists who earn an invite to the Dragon Duel WCQ and complete their WCQ Invite Form will receive 10 UDS Points.

Q: What is the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series and what are the rules?

A: Designed for students who want to attend and have fun competing at KONAMI premier-level events, the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series allows students from the same school to register as a team and compete for a variety of prizes.

Please visit this page for more details about the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/schooltournamentseries/index.html

Q: Who is eligible for the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series?

A: All Team members must be currently enrolled at the same school. Team members must provide proof of registration with either a current School Identification Card with their registered name, proof of enrollment, or an official grade card (i.e. report card, transcript) with their name and the school’s name.

Q: When can I register for the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series?

A:  Registration must be done on-site at the event. Registration for this event will occur on Saturday, July 8th, from 11:00 AM - 12:45PM.

Please visit this page for more details about registration to this public event:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/schooltournamentseries/index.html

Q: What are the prizes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series?

A:
Please visit this page for more details about prizes awarded in this public event:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/schooltournamentseries/index.html

Q: What are the rules for the 3 vs. 3 Team Duel event?

A: The 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling event will be Advanced Format Constructed, with Swiss Rounds with no Playoff Cut and will use the Single-Elimination end of match procedure.

Players must use an uncut KDE Registration Form sheet to register for this event (3 Registration Forms per sheet). The top player is automatically Player A, the middle is Player B, and the bottom is Player C.

Player A is considered to be the Team Captain and is the primary point of contact in regards to administrative purposes.

Each team must register a Team Name. The Team Name must be written on the top of the Registration Form. Team Names may not be offensive or disrespectful in any manner. Event Staff reserve the right to request a new team name if they feel the name may be inappropriate.

Here are the basic rules:

  • When registering for the tournament, each team will designate one Duelist on the team to be Duelist A, one to be Duelist B, and one to be Duelist C.
    Team members must keep their team designation throughout the tournament.
  • At the start of the round, Duelist A will play against Duelist A, Duelist B will play against Duelist B, and Duelist C will play against Duelist C.  Team members play as individuals – they do not share cards, Decks, Life Points, etc.
  • All members of the team will play a best 2 out of 3 match.
  • The team with the most Match wins gets the win for the round.

Example of play:

Team 1 (Duelist A1, Duelist B1, and Duelist C1) and Team 2 (Duelist A2, Duelist B2, and Duelist C2) play each other in Round 1.

  • Duelist A1 sits across from Duelist A2, and they play each other, best 2 out of 3.
  • Duelist B1 sits across from Duelist B2, and they play each other, best 2 out of 3.
  • Duelist C1 sits across from Duelist C2, and they play each other, best 2 out of 3.

At the end of the Round, the teams compare Match wins.

  • Duelist A1 won the Match against Duelist A2.
  • Duelist B1 won the Match against Duelist B2.
  • Duelist C1 lost the Match against Duelist C2.

Since Team 1 has 2 Match wins, Team 1 wins the round.

Q: What are the rules for the Starter Deck Tournament?

A:

  • The 8 Duelists are seated across from their first round opponent.
  • Each Duelist is then randomly given 1 sealed Starter Deck.
  • The Duelists will then be given 10 minutes to look over their cards and sleeve their main Deck and Extra Deck, should they choose to do so, with tournament-legal sleeves.
  • Once the above steps are completed the Duelists then will play against their first round opponent in a best 2-out of-3 match. 

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size

All Main Deck Cards

Extra Deck Size

All Extra Deck Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

The Advanced Format list does not apply.

Q: What are the rules for the Structure Deck Tournament?

A:

  • The 8 Duelists are seated across from their first round opponent.
  • Each Duelist is then randomly given 1 sealed Structure Deck.
  • The Duelists will then be given 10 minutes to look over their cards and sleeve their main Deck and Extra Deck, should they choose to do so, with tournament-legal sleeves.
  • Once the above steps are completed the Duelists then will play against their first round opponent in a best 2-out of-3 match. 

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size

All Main Deck Cards

Extra Deck Size

All Extra Deck Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

The Advanced Format list does not apply.

Q: What is the Generation Duel Tournament and what are the rules?

A: The Generation Duel Tournament is a new event where Duelists can play a Deck based off of one of the five different anime series (eras) of Yu-Gi-Oh!  Each era has its own Forbidden & Limited List.

Please go to this page for the Generation Duel Tournament Forbidden & Limited lists, and more information!
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/generationduel.html

Q: What is the Public Events playoff?

A: The Public Events playoff gives 8 hopeful Duelists a chance to win their very own copy of the coveted YCS Prize Card! There are two different playoffs, each of which awards the YCS Prize Card to the winner.

Playoff 1: The four Duelists who have accumulated the highest number of Public Event points will play two rounds of Single-Elimination to determine a winner, who will receive a Super Rare copy of the YCS Prize Card. In case of a points total tie, the selection will be made by random drawing from the tied competitors.

Playoff 2:  Four names will be drawn at random from all Public Events entrants over the course of the weekend. These four competitors will then play two rounds of Single-Elimination to determine a winner, who will receive a Super Rare copy of the YCS Prize Card.

 


Card Legality

Q: What cards are legal for play?

A: Please check the “Products” page online at http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/products/index.html for at the most current legality dates of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) product releases, prior to preparing your Deck for the event.

Q: Will Battles of Legend: Light’s Revenge be legal for play at the North America World Championship Qualifier?

A: Yes, all cards in the Battles of Legend: Light’s Revenge booster pack will be legal for all tournament play starting July 7th, 2017 including all events at the North America World Championship Qualifier.

Q: Can I use OCG cards (cards printed for use in Japan and other Asian territories) in my Deck?

A: No, cards printed for Asian markets are not legal for play in TCG tournaments, even if you have a translation available.

Q: Can I use foreign language cards in my Deck?

A: You may use foreign-language copies of legal-for-play cards printed for the TCG market, as long as you can show an official local-language translation of the card when asked to do so by an opponent or tournament official. Translations do not have to be an actual local language version of the card.  An official local-language translation written down or printed is acceptable.  If you want to use a local language version of the card as your translation, you must keep that card outside of your Deck box.

 


 Travel

Q: What is the closest airport to the North America World Championship Qualifier?

A:   Chicago O’Hare International Airport

Q: What’s the best way to get to the tournament from the airport?

A:  

Taxi
A taxi from the Airport to the Convention Center will be about $15.00-$25.00.

Checker Cab                                       (312) 243-2537
303 Taxi                                                (847) 303-0303
Chicago Carriage Cab Corp           (312) 326-2221

Shuttle
SuperShuttlebook your ride at www.supershuttle.com or download their app for reservations

Other
Uber and Lyft have secured permits under the new policy and are now authorized to pick up passengers.

Q: Are there any nearby hotels?

A:

Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare
5550 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 678-4488

Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago O’Hare Rosemont
5500 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 678-4000

Double Tree by Hilton
5460 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 292-9100

Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center
5440 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018
(412) 288-4350

Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 696-1234

 


Miscellaneous

Q: I want to judge at the World Championship Qualifier, instead of competing as a player – how can I apply?

A: If you’re interested in judging at the North America World Championship Qualifier, please email KDE’s Judge Manager at us-judgesupport@konami.com.  We are always on the lookout for judges – please provide your full name, contact information including email and phone number, and a description of your previous judging experience. WCQ Event Managers are not responsible for organizing the judge staff, so you will need to contact KDE directly if you want to judge.

Potential judges are required to hold RC-1 certification and be registered as judges in the KDE Judge Program in order to judge at a WCQ.  All potential judges must pass the online Rulings Comprehension Level 1 test, and then send in a completed application to join the Judge Program. You can find information about the test, and a link to take it, here:  http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/judges/index.html

Q: Will there be vendors on site so I can buy single cards and supplies and sell my cards?

A: There will be a number of vendors present, selling single cards, sealed product, and card supplies such as sleeves and deck boxes. Vendors will also be buying cards on site.

Q: Can I buy and sell from other people at the event?

A: Duelists are not allowed to buy or sell from one another at the North America World Championship Qualifier. If you do so, you risk incurring penalties, including being disqualified and removed from the event.

Buying and selling includes all items, not just cards or gaming supplies.  

Trading is restricted to cards – attendees may not bring other merchandise or items to the venue for trading.

Attendees may not solicit business, hand out flyers, etc. while at the venue.

The Tournament Organizer reserves the right to limit the amount of cards that can be brought into the venue for trading.

Q: I want to vend at the North America World Championship Qualifier, whom should I contact?

A: Vending space is available free of charge at the North America World Championship Qualifier venue, but is only available to Official Tournament Stores in good standing. Vendors must meet certain requirements and agree to abide by set guidelines. Interested vendors should email us-opsupport@konami.com with the header “Request to Vend at [name and location of event].”  Vendors will be required to complete and submit an application for each event at which they wish to vend.   Keep in mind that KDE handles the applications for vending at the North America World Championship Qualifier, and not the Event Manager.

Cash transactions with anyone other than an approved vendor at an approved location are prohibited at the North America World Championship Qualifier.  Attendees who conduct cash transactions, such as selling of cards or product, to anyone other than an approved vendor at the North America World Championship Qualifier risk penalties including disqualification and expulsion from the venue.

Q: Where can I get food and drinks during the tournament?

A: There are numerous dining opportunities at the convention center and immediately outside the venue.

Q: Can I get a CARD GAME ID (previously COSSY ID) number at the North America World Championship Qualifier, or will I need to have one before I attend the event?

If you previously had a COSSY ID, that same number will carry over as your CARD GAME ID. You will still need to register online at https://cardgame-network.konami.net/.

If you do not remember your previous 10-digit ID, a registration staff member on-site should be able to assist in finding your correct ID. Duelists should avoid acquiring new CARD GAME IDs if the previous ID can be found.

If you do not have a CARD GAME ID number, you can get one by registering online at https://cardgame-network.konami.net/.

Duelists are not required to have their actual CARD GAME ID card to participate, though it is encouraged. You will just need the number.

Q: Will there be coverage of the North America World Championship Qualifier?

A: There will be a live stream of feature matches and Top Cut matches on Saturday, July 8th from 10:00 AM CST and Sunday, July 9th from 9:00 AM CST.  The stream will be available on our official YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialYuGiOhTCG.

There will also be round-by-round online coverage of this event, including feature matches, a photo gallery, Deck analysis and more at http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events. 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.      

Q: What cool things are there at the North America World Championship Qualifier?

A: We have a lot of extra activities this year!

Make your own personalized Yu-Gi-Oh! Token card (now with all-new designs) at our green-screen photo station! 

We will also have demo stations where you can learn how to Link Summon, the newest game mechanic to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG.

Don’t miss the chance to check out Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, our mobile game for Yu-Gi-Oh!, at the Video Game Kiosk.

And take some time to enjoy the MEGA DUEL – play with mega-sized cards on a mega-sized mat! This is always a fun and popular activity.

Q: Will there be any Special Guests at the North America World Championship Qualifier?

A:  Ted Lewis, the voice actor of Jack Atlas from the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s animated series, Oliver Wyman, the voice actor of Aster Phoenix from the new Yu-Gi-Oh! GX series, and fan-favorite Darren Dunstan, the voice actor of Maximillion Pegasus, will all be present at the WCQ. They will be available at specific times during the weekend to sign autographs so bring all of your favorite Pegasus, Aster Phoenix, and Jack Atlas cards. 

Saturday, July 8th
10:00 AM*                                                 Opening Announcements (Aster, Pegasus, and Jack)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM*                                  Autograph signing (Aster Phoenix)
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM*                                  Autograph signing (Pegasus)
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM*                                  Autograph signing (Jack Atlas)

Sunday, July 9th
10:00 AM – 12:00PM*                               Autograph signing (Aster, Pegasus, and Jack)
Before 2017 NAWCQ Top 16 Cut *            Live Duel (Aster, Pegasus, and Jack)
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM*                                  Autograph signing (Aster, Pegasus, and Jack)

*Times subject to change


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