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South American World Championship Qualifier 2017 &
South American Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier
FAQ's

UPDATED: 5/17/2017

When:
July 1 - 2, 2017
Where:
Club Homs
Av. Paulista, 735 Bella Vista
Sao Paulo, Brazil

South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ Information

  • What happens at a South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ?
  • When and where are the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ?
  • When is registration for the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ?
  • What are the prizes for the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ?
  • How much does it cost to enter a South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ?
  • Are there any pack prizes?
  • Is there a participation prize?
  • What is the format for the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ?
  • How many rounds will the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ have?
  • Are there any special rules I need to know for the South American WCQ and Dragon Duel WCQ?
  • How many Duelists will advance to Day 2?
  • What will I need to bring to the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ?
  • If I live outside of South America, can I participate in the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ?
  • Can I enter either of the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ?
  • I’ve never been to a South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ, what should I expect?
  • I will be bringing my children to the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ. Is there anything I should know?
  • Will the South American WCQ have the Bounty Feature?
  • Will there be meal breaks during the tournament?
  • What happens if I am not done with my Match after 40 minutes? (Swiss)
  • What happens if I am not done with my Match after 40 minutes? (Single-Elimination)
  • Who should I contact if I have questions about the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ?

Registration Information

  • When can I register for the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ?
  • 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 South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ?
  • If I qualified in a Dragon Duel tournament (for players born on 2004 or later) can I play in the regular South American WCQ?
  • 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?
  • Will the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ award World Qualifying Points?

Public Events

  • Will there be Public Events?
  • What are the point values for the Public Events?
  • What is the Public Events playoff?
  • What is a Swiss Round Tournament?
  • What is a Single-Elimination Tournament?
  • How do I earn Ultimate Duelist Series Points?
  • What are the rules for the Last Chance WCQ?
  • What are the rules for the Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQ?
  • What is a Dragon Duel?
  • What are the prizes for the Dragon Duel?
  • What is the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • Who is eligible for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • When can I register for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • What time does the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series start?
  • How many rounds will the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series have?
  • How much does it cost to enter the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • What is the format for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • What are the rules for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • What are the prizes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • What are the rules for 3 vs. 3 Team Duel?
  • What are the rules for the Starter Deck Tournament?
  • What are the rules for the Structure Deck Tournament?
  • What is the Duelist League and what are the rules?
  • 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?
  • 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 South American WCQ?
  • 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 South American WCQ, instead of competing as a player – how do I request to participate?
  • 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?
  • Can I get a Card Game ID at the WCQ or will I need to have one before I attend the event?
  • I want to vend at the WCQ, who should I contact?
  • Where can I get food and drinks during the tournament?
  • Do I require a visa to enter Brazil?
  • Will there be coverage of the South American WCQ?
  • What items are prohibited at the South American WCQ?

 



South American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ

Q: What happens at a South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ?

A: The South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ are the most prestigious Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME tournaments, where Duelists from all across South America will compete for the opportunity to represent their country and continent at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship 2017 and Dragon Duel World Championship 2017. The first place finisher from the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ will be invited to the World Championship to be held in London, United Kingdom on August 12 – 13 2017. The winners from both WCQs will receive paid travel and accommodations, along with a host of other prizes, and the title of “South American Champion 2017.” Runners-up will also receive exciting prizes.

The South American World Championship Qualifier is a 3-day event. On Friday, June 30th, Duelists who have not qualified for the WCQ can play in Last Chance Qualifiers to earn an invite to the WCQ.  The actual WCQ itself will begin on Saturday, July 1st. Only Duelists who do not already have an invite to the WCQ may participate in any Last Chance WCQ. Duelists who already have an invite and participate in a Last Chance WCQ will automatically lose their invite and will have to re-earn it to participate in the Main Event.

The South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ are invite-only tournaments.

In addition to the World Championship Qualifiers, there will be numerous Public Events, including tournaments specifically for Duelists born in 2005 or later, and Regional Qualifier tournaments, that are open to anyone.

Q: When and where are the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ?

A: Here is the date and location of the South American WCQs:

June 30th – July 2nd  2017

Club Homs
Av. Paulista, 735 Bella Vista
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Q: When is registration for the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ?

A:

June 30th   
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM:         Pre-Registration for the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ

July 1st        
8:00 AM – 9:45 AM:         Registration for the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ
10:00 AM:                        Start of the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ

July 2nd     
9:00 AM:                          Start of the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ

Q: What are the prizes for the WCQ and Dragon Duel WCQ?

A:

WCQ:

1st Place

Invite to the World Championship 2017

Travel and accommodations to the World Championship 2017

Complete Set of RATE & MACR

Additional Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card: Number 39: Utopia Kaiser

PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB

Personalized Jersey (to be awarded at the World Championship 2017)

72 Booster Packs from recent sets

2nd Place

PlayStation 4 500GB

48 Booster Packs from recent sets
Complete Set of RATE & MACR

3rd-4th Place

Complete Set of RATE & MACR
Nintendo 3DSXL

5th-8th Place

Complete Set of RATE & MACR

9th-16th Place

24 Booster Packs from recent sets
Complete Set of MACR

 

Top 8

2017 WCQ - Championship Trophy

Top 16

Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card: Number 39: Utopia Kaiser

Top Cut

2017 WCQ Top Cut Game Mat
2017 World Qualifying Points*

Participation

2017 WCQ  Game Mat

2017 WCQ Sleeves

*Players that make the Top Cut at the WCQ will be awarded World Qualifying Points based on standings.  Top Cut will be decided based on the number of players that participate in the WCQ.  For example if the WCQ cuts to a Top 64, 1st place will receive 64 World Qualifying Points, 2nd place will receive 63 points, and so on down to the 64th place who will receive 1 point.

Dragon Duel - WCQ:

1st Place

Invite to 2017 Dragon Duel World Championship

Travel and accommodations to the 2017 Dragon Duel World Championship

Complete Set of RATE & MACR

Super Rare YCS Prize Card: Number 39: Utopia Kaiser

PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB

Personalized Jersey (to be awarded at the 2017 World Championship)

2nd Place

PlayStation 4 500GB

Complete Set of RATE & MACR

3rd-4th Place

Complete Set of RATE & MACR
Nintendo 3DS XL

5th-8th Place

Complete Set of RATE & MACR

 

Top 4

2017 WCQ - Championship Trophy

Top Cut

2017 WCQ Dragon Duel Top Cut Game Mat
2017 World Championship Points

Participation

2017 WCQ Dragon Duel Game Mat

2017 WCQ  Sleeves

Q: How much does it cost to enter the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ?

A: There is no entry fee into the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ, since this is an invite-only event, but entry fees are required for Public Events. Each Duelist will receive participation packs equal to the entry fee for all Public Events.

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 Duelists who register for either of the South American World Championship Qualifiers will receive a World Championship Qualifier Game Mat, and a pack of World Championship Qualifier Card Sleeves.

Q: What is the format for the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ?

A: South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ tournaments are Constructed events, which means each 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/index.htmlThe Advanced Format changed as of March 31, 2017. You will need to make sure your Deck matches the current format. (See here for more information on current legal cards: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/cardlegality.html)

Q: How many rounds will the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ have?

A: The total number of Duelists will determine the number of rounds that are played.

Number of Participants

Number of Swiss Rounds

Swiss Rounds Day 1

Swiss Rounds Day 2

Playoff Top Cut

4 – 5 Duelists

3 Rounds

3 Rounds

None

None

*6 – 8 Duelists

3 Rounds

3 Rounds

None

Top 2

9 – 16 Duelists

4 Rounds

4 Rounds

None

Top 4

17 – 32 Duelists

5 Rounds

5 Rounds

None

Top 8

33 – 64 Duelists

6 Rounds

6 Rounds

None

Top 16

65 – 128 Duelists

7 Rounds

7 Rounds

None

Top 32

129 – 256 Duelists

8 Rounds

8 Rounds

None

Top 64

257 – 512 Duelists

9 Rounds

9 Rounds

None

Top 64

513 – 1024 Duelists

10 Rounds

8 Rounds

2 Rounds

Top 64

*If there are 6 – 8 Duelists registered for the WCQ or Dragon Duel WCQ and after the 3 Rounds of Swiss, there is one undefeated Duelist, then there will be no Top Cut. The undefeated Duelist will then be named the South American Champion or the Dragon Duel South American Champion.

Q: Are there any special rules I need to know for the South American WCQ and Dragon Duel WCQ?

A:  In the final Match of the Playoff Top Cut of the WCQ and Dragon Duel WCQ, Duelists may not concede a game or Match.  Duelists must play out the Match, in order to ensure a clear South American Champion.  If a Duelist does concede a Match in the Finals of the Playoff Top Cut of the WCQ or Dragon Duel WCQ, they will be dropped from the tournament and will no longer be eligible to receive any prizes to which they may have been entitled.

Q: How many Duelists will advance to Day 2?

A:

  • If there are 6 - 8 Duelists registered for the WCQ and no player goes undefeated, then the Top 2 Duelists will advance to Day 2.
  • If there are 9 - 16 Duelists registered for the WCQ, then the Top 4 Duelists will advance to Day 2.
  • If there are 17 - 32 Duelists registered for the WCQ, then the Top 8 Duelists will advance to Day 2.
  • If there are 33 - 64 Duelists registered for the WCQ, then the Top 16 Duelists will advance to Day 2.
  • If there are 65 - 128 Duelists registered for the WCQ, then the Top 32 Duelists will advance to Day 2.
  • If there are 129 - 256 Duelists registered for the WCQ, then the Top 64 Duelists will advance to Day 2.
  • If there are 257 - 512 Duelists registered for the WCQ, then the Top 64 Duelists will advance to Day 2.
  • If there are 513 - 1024 Duelists registered for the WCQ, then the Top 128 Duelists OR all Duelists with a minimum of 16 Points, whichever number is larger, will advance to Day 2.

Q: What will I need to bring to the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ?

A: You should bring a tournament-legal Deck as described above, registration sheet, and a completed Deck List (which can be downloaded as a fillable PDF here). The registration sheet and Deck List can also be found on-site. You should also bring 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. To register for the South American WCQ、you must bring your Card Game ID (formerly known as COSSY ID) number and a form of personal identification with a picture, as you will need proof of identity in order to register.  If you are registering for the WCQ – Dragon Duel, your identification must provide date of birth in order to verify age. If you are only competing in Public Events, if you already have a COSSY ID number, you should bring your number and barcode or if you do not have one, you can obtain one at the event. You should also bring money for your incidentals (food, drinks, Public Events, etc.).

Q: If I live outside of South America, can I participate in the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ?

A: Duelists can only enter the WCQ for which they qualified.  A Duelist who resides in South America, can only attend the South American WCQ or South American Dragon Duel WCQ. 

Q: Can I enter either of the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ?

A: Duelists who qualified for the South American Dragon Duel WCQ may choose to play in the Main South American WCQ instead of the South American Dragon Duel WCQ. Dragon Duelists may not register and/or participate in both events.

Q: If I’ve never been to a South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ, what should I expect?

A: World Championship Qualifiers are the most prestigious of all Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments, and attract the best Duelists from all over South America.  Many Duelists travel great distances to attend the South American World Championship Qualifier, so you can expect to meet hundreds of fellow Yu-Gi-Oh! fans from all over South America.

Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifiers are exclusive to Duelists born before a certain calendar year, with the calendar year requirement moving forward after the WCQ in which you are qualifying for occurs. The current year requirements are for Duelists born on 2004 or later. After the WCQ Continentals in your region occurs, the year requirement will move forward a year to 2005 or later. This means that after the WCQ in your region occurs, Duelists born on 2004 or later 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 pre-register on Friday from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM, or you can register on the morning of the event from 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM.  If you live in the area or arrive early enough on Friday, you should definitely pre-register then. It will save you a lot of time the following morning.
If you need to register on the day of the event, get there early! Registration will open at 8:00 AM, and there will already be a line of people waiting. You’ll need to be in line by 9:45 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 at least a Round One Match loss.

To register, you’ll need a Registration form, a form of ID (with a photo), your Card Game ID (formerly known as COSSY ID), and your completed Deck List.  You can get a Registration form at the event, or you can get one to print at home before the tournament by clicking on this link:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/lat-am/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 Card Game ID – this is the ID number used to track you in the tournament.

This is an invite only event; you must participate with the Card Game ID used at the time you earned your invite.  If you do not have this ID number, please make sure to provide a valid form of ID at registration and we will look up your Card Game ID at that time.

Once you have a completed Registration form and a Card Game ID, you can register for the tournament.

You will also need a Deck List. A Deck List is required to participate in the WCQ and the Dragon Duel WCQ.  You can get a Deck List form at the event when you register, or you can download one to fill out ahead of time by clicking on this link:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/lat-am/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.

For some helpful tips on how to properly complete your Deck List, check out the following article on the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Strategy Site.

http://www.konami.com/yugioh/articles/?p=3534

Your Deck List will be collected at Registration (this includes Pre-Registration). Make sure your Deck List is ready before you reach the front of the Registration line.

Duelists are responsible for paying attention to information from judges and/or tournament staff in order to understand what is going on. If 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 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. 

Remember, there is much more to do at the WCQ 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 WCQ. Is there anything I should know?

A: We will have a Parents’ Area 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 if 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 South American WCQ have the Bounty Feature?

A: No, there will be no Bounty Feature at the South American World Championship Qualifier.

Q: Will there be meal breaks during the tournament?

A: There will not be any meal breaks scheduled into the Main Event tournament.   For the Dragon Duel WCQ we will be accommodating breaks based on attendance.

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.

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.

All Public Events (except for the Dragon Duel tournament) are Tier 1 Events.

Q: Who should I contact if I have questions about the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ?

A:

WCQ and Dragon Duel WCQ South America 

City

Country

Date

Organizer

Company

email

Sao Paulo

Brazil

June 30th – July 2nd

Devir Livraria

Devir Livraria

op@devir.lat

 


Registration Information

Q: When can I register for the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ?

A:

Date

Event

Registration

Friday, June 30th 

Pre-Registration for WCQ & Dragon Duel WCQ

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Saturday, July 1st

Registration for WCQ & Dragon Duel WCQ

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Registration will be open on Friday from 3:00pm until 7:00pm, and on Saturday, from 8:00am until 9:45am. We strongly recommend that you pre-register on Friday, to make sure you are ready to play on Saturday. If you pre-register on Friday, you do not need to register again on Saturday.

Duelists who qualified for the South American Dragon Duel WCQ may choose to play in the Main South American WCQ instead of the South American Dragon Duel WCQ. If a Dragon Duelist does decide to play in the Main WCQ, they will still need to register at the designated Dragon Duel WCQ registration areas.  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 South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ:

  • Your Card Game ID (formerly known as COSSY) (if you have lost your ID and cannot remember your number, we will be able to look it up on site during registration).
  • A proper form of identification, with your name and photo. A driver’s license, school ID, or passports are all acceptable forms of identification.  If you are registering for the WCQ – Dragon Duel, the identification must provide date of birth in order to verify age.
  • Completed Deck List. To download an editable Deck List click on this link: http://www.yugioh-card.com/lat-am/events/forms/KDE_DeckList.pdf
  • Completed Registration Form. Duelists will need to complete a Registration form to register for the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ. The Tournament Organizer will have some available on site. To download the KDE Registration form, click on this link: http://www.yugioh-card.com/lat-am/events/forms/KDE_RegistrationSheet.pdf

Q: When will I receive my participation prizes?

A: You will receive your participation prizes when you register for the WCQ or Dragon Duel WCQ.  Please note that you will need your Deck List to be eligible to receive your participation prizes.

 


Invitations

Q: Do I need an invitation to participate in the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ?

A: South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ are invitation only events. Duelists must have an invitation in order to participate. Invitations were awarded during our Regional Qualifiers, OTS Championships, Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, Dragon Duels, and National Championships.  There will also be ongoing Last Chance Qualifiers on Friday June 30th between 12:00pm and 5:00pm for the Main South American WCQ and there will be 2 Last Chance Qualifiers for the South American Dragon Duel WCQ, starting at 12:00pm and the second at 2:00pm.

Q: If I qualified in a Dragon Duel tournament (for players born 2004 and later) can I play in the Main South American WCQ ?

A: Duelists who were born in 2004 and later who qualified for the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier may choose to play in the Main World Championship Qualifier instead of the Dragon Duel WCQ. 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: A list of players who have earned invites to their South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ will be posted online at http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/regionals/2017/qualifiers_lat-am.html. You will not receive a physical invitation, or an invitation through e-mail or postal mail – you will be entered in the invite list database. 

Information about your South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ 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 WCQ or Dragon Duel WCQ tournament by checking the www.yugioh-card.com/en/events page for updates.

If you have a question about your Invite status, you can email la-opsupport@konami.com and ask. 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.

Remember that Invite status information isn’t automatically or instantly updated, so you should allow some time for results to be posted from your tournament – it can take several weeks for the data to be entered into the system, and posted online. 

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. Events that are highlighted in blue and marked with an asterisk have had their results updated to the invite list.

Check the invite 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 la-opsupport@konami.com and ask. 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 la-opsupport@konami.com. Make sure to include your full name, COSSY ID, and the date and location of the event at which you qualified.

Q: Will the South American WCQ and South American Dragon Duel WCQ award World Qualifying Points?

A: Duelists receive World Qualifying Points by earning a World Championship Qualifier (WCQ) invite from the following events: Regional Qualifiers, Dragon Duels, OTS Championships, Nationals in Latin America, the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, and Last Chance Qualifiers at the WCQ. Players that make the Top Cut at the WCQ will also earn World Qualifying Points. For more information and to view the leaderboard please visit the following link: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/wcs/index.html

 


Public Events

Q: Will there be Public Events?

A:
Friday, June 30th     

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

South American WCQ Last Chance Qualifier (16-player flights)

12:00 PM

WCQ Dragon Duel Last Chance Qualifier #1

2:00 PM

WCQ Dragon Duel Last Chance Qualifier #2

Saturday, July 1st    

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2018 Regional Qualifiers (16-player flights)   

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Battle City Tournament (16-player flights)

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Duelist League (8-Player Flights)

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

Structure Deck Tournament

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Starter Deck Tournament (8-player flights) 

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier (8-Player Flights)

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Win-A-Mat (8-Player flights)

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament (16-player flights)

1:00 PM

Dragon Duel Tournament (Born 2005 or later)

3:00 PM

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

3:00 PM

Generation Duel Tournament

Sunday, July 2nd

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

2018 Regional Qualifiers (16-player flights)   

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Battle City Tournament (16-player flights)

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Duelist League (8-Player Flights)

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Structure Deck Tournament

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Starter Deck Tournament (8-player flights) 

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier (8-Player Flights)

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Win-A-Mat (8-Player flights)

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament (16-player flights)

10:00 AM  

3 vs. 3 Team Tournament

12:00 PM 

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

1:00 PM 

Dragon Duel Tournament (Born 2005 or later)

2:00 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series

3:45 PM 

Cut-off to earn points for Public Events Playoffs   

4:00 PM 

Public Event Playoffs

4:30 PM

YCS Dragon Duel Championship Playoff

Registration for ongoing Public Events begins at the event’s start time. Registration for all non-ongoing Public Events begins approximately one hour before the event is scheduled to begin.

Name

Entry Fee**

# of Participants

Format

Participation Prizing

Prizing

Last Chance WCQ*

R$ 30.00

16

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

2 Booster Packs

1st Place: Invite to the 2017 WCQ, World Qualifying Points and Regional Game Mat
2nd Place: Invite to the 2017 WCQ and World Qualifying Points

Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQ*

Free

Minimum 4, no max

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Score Pad

1st – 4th Place: Invite to the 2017 WCQ and Regional Game Mat

16 Player 2018 Regional Qualifiers*

R$ 30.00

16

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

2 Booster Pack

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

Dragon Duel 2018 Regional Qualifiers*

Free

Minimum 4, no max

Sealed Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

1 Score Pad

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

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling*

R$ 45.00 Per team

64 Teams

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

1 Booster 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!!*

R$ 30.00

32

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

2 Booster Packs

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

Generation Duel Tournament

R$ 30.00

64

Advanced Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

2 Booster Packs

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

Structure Deck Tournament

R$ 40.00

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Structure Deck

1st Place: Structure Deck Tournament Game Mat

Starter Deck Tournament

R$ 40.00

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Starter Deck

1st Place: Starter Deck Tournament Game Mat

Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) Qualifier

R$ 30.00

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

2 Booster Packs and 1 UDS Lanyard

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

Win-A-Mat

R$ 15.00

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Booster Pack

1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat

Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series

R$ 90.00 Per team

64 teams

Advanced Format – Swiss, Playoff Top Cut

2 Booster Packs per team member

See prizing table below

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day  Tournament

R$ 30.00

16

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

2 Booster Packs

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

Public Events Playoff*

Free

4 per Playoff

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

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

*Deck Lists Required

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

A:


Event

Participation Points

Additional Points for Winning

Generation Duel Tournament

3

3

Dragon Duel

3

3

Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series

3

3

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling

2

2

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

2

2

Battle City Tournament

2

2

Starter Deck Tournament

2

2

Structure Deck Tournament

2

2

Regional Qualifier Flights

2

2

Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier

2

2

Win-A-Mat

1

1

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament

1

1

No Public Event Points are awarded for the following events:

South American World Championship Qualifier Main Event

South American Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier Main Event

Last Chance World Championship Qualifiers

Last Chance Dragon Duel World Championship 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 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 Cards! There are two different playoffs, each of which awards the YCS Prize Cards 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 set of the YCS Prize Cards. 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 set of the YCS Prize Cards.

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, which is then declared the winner.

Q: How do I earn Ultimate Duelist Series Points?

A: Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) Points are awarded based on participation and/or final standings:


Tournament

Points Awarded

Participate in Public Event UDS Qualifier

5 UDS Points

Participate in a Dragon Duel

5 UDS Points

Participate in the Yu-Gi-Oh! WCQ Main Event

5 UDS Points

Earn WCQ Invite at Regional or Dragon Duel

10 UDS Points

Reach the Top Cut at the Yu-Gi-Oh! WCQ

10 UDS Points

Win Public Event UDS Qualifier

20 UDS Points

Win Yu-Gi-Oh! WCQ

50 UDS Points

No UDS Points are awarded for the non-UDS Qualifier Public Events held at this event.

For more information about UDS Points and the Ultimate Duelist Series, visit: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/index.html.

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

A: The Last Chance WCQ are Advanced Format, Constructed, 16-player, Single-Elimination Events, where the top two will earn an invite to the WCQ along with first place receiving 2 World Qualifying Points and second place receiving 1 point, first place will also receive a Regional game mat.

There is no age limit for Duelists that can participate in the Last Chance WCQ.

There is no limit on how many Last Chance WCQs a Duelist can enter.

A Deck List is required to participate in a Last Chance WCQ.

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

Q: What are the rules for the Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQ?

A: The Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQ are Advanced Format, Constructed, Swiss Events without a Top Cut playoff, where the Top 4 Duelists will earn an invite to the 2017 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier held during the weekend and a Regional Game Mat of one of the 2017 Regional seasons.

Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQs are exclusive to Duelists born in 2004 or later.

Participants are required to provide proof of age in order to participate in the Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQ. Duelists must be born in 2004 or later at the time of the Dragon Duel.

A minimum of four (4) Duelists is required to run a Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQ.

There is no limit on how many Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQs a Duelist can enter.

We will be holding two Last Chance Qualifiers on Friday, June 23rd:

12:00 PM                    Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQ #1                                   Free
2:00 PM                      Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQ #2                                   Free

A Deck List is required to participate in a Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQ.

Only Duelists who do not already have an invite to the WCQ may participate in any Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQ. Duelists who already have an invite and participate in a Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQ will automatically lose their invite and will have to re-earn it to participate in the Dragon Duel Main Event.

Q: What is a Dragon Duel?

A: Dragon Duel tournaments are Advanced Format, Constructed events exclusive to Duelists born in 2005 or later. Dragon Duels give a chance to earn an invite to the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. 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 four (4) Duelists is required to run a Dragon Duel tournament.

A Deck List is required for participation into a Dragon Duel. Dragon Duel tournaments are considered to be Tier 2 events.

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

Q: What are the prizes for the Dragon Duel?

A: Top 4 Duelists in a Dragon Duel tournament will receive a 2017 Regional Game Mat, a Dragon Duel Medal, and a Regional Deck Box.

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 WCQ.

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.

Q: What is the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A: These are events designed specifically for OTS teams, who attend Premier Level events.  Duelists who regularly play at a specific OTS and have 3 Duelists from the same OTS can register to compete for a plaque and other prizes.

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

A: All Team members must be associated as customers at the same OTS and participate in their local tournaments on a regular basis. Team members must be registered as authorized players by their OTS online prior to the event weekend. Please contact your local OTS if interested in being one of their authorized players.

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

A:  There will be a registration period on Sunday of the event from 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM where you can fill out registration forms and turn in Deck lists.

Q: What time does the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series start?

A:           

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM:       Onsite Registration for Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series / Teams must turn in Deck list
2:00 PM:                          Start of Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series

Q: How many rounds will the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series have?

A: The total number of Teams will determine the number of rounds that are played.

Number of Teams

Number of
Swiss Rounds

Playoff Top Cut

4 – 8

3 Rounds of Swiss

None

9 – 16

4 Rounds of Swiss

Top 4

17 – 32

5 Rounds of Swiss

Top 8

33 – 64

6 Rounds of Swiss

Top 8

Q: How much does it cost to enter the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A: The entry fee for the tournament is the equivalent of 2 Booster Packs per team member (6 booster packs per team) in local currency. With your entry fee, you will receive 2 Booster Packs per team member.

Q: What is the format for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A: The Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series are Tier 1 events, conducted as Advanced Format, Constructed Deck, Swiss round events. The Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series will play Swiss Rounds, with a Playoff Top Cut, with prizes awarded at the end of the final playoff round played. If eight (8) or less Teams participate in the event, prizes are awarded after the final Round of Swiss.

Duelists will play Single Game Matches, with a team’s Round Results consisting of the combined Match Results for each team member.

Rounds in the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series are 20 minutes long.

Q: What are the rules for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A: Each Team will designate one Duelist on the team to be Duelist A, one to be Duelist B, and one to be Duelist C. Duelist A is considered to be the Team Captain and is the primary point of contact for administrative purposes. Each team must register a Team Name. The Team Name must be written on the top of the Registration Form and include the name of the OTS being represented. 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.

At the start of the Match, 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. Wins and losses are calculated by teams as a whole. All members of the team will play one Game. The team with the most Game wins gets the win for the Match.

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

A:

Place

Prizes

1st

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series Plaque presented to the OTS
  • 12 Booster Packs per team member
  • Uncut 4 x 4 sheet per team member
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! TCS branded journal per team member

2nd

  • 9 Booster Packs per team member
  • Uncut 4 x 4 sheet per team member

3rd

  • 6 Booster Packs per team member
  • Uncut 4 x 4 sheet per team member

 

Q: What are the rules for the 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling 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, should they choose to do so, with tournament-legal sleeves.
  • Once steps 2 and 3 are completed the Duelists then will play against their first round opponent in a best 2-out of-3 match.  .
  • This tournament is Single-Elimination.

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size

All 50 Cards in the Starter Deck

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 given 1 sealed Structure Deck.
  • The Duelists then need to open the Structure Deck and will then be given 10 minutes to look over their cards and sleeve their main Deck, should they choose to do so, with tournament-legal sleeves.
  • Once steps 2 and 3 are completed the Duelists then will play against their first round opponent in a best 2-out of-3 match. 
  • This tournament is Single-Elimination.

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size

All 40 Cards from Structure Deck

Extra Deck Size

All Xyz Monster Cards (if applicable)

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

The Generation Duel Tournament is a Modified Advanced Format, Constructed event. The number of Duelists will determine the number of rounds that are played.

Number of Participants

Number of Swiss Rounds

5 – 8 Duelists

3 Rounds

9 – 16 Duelists

4 Rounds

17 – 32 Duelists

5 Rounds

33 – 64 Duelists

6 Rounds

At the end of the rounds of Swiss, Duelists that are ranked 1st through 4th place will receive the Generation Game Mat that corresponds to the era of their Deck.

 


Card Legality

Q: What cards are legal for play?

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

Also check this link for the current legality of all promotional cards http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/cardlegality.html.

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 translation of the card when asked to do so by an opponent or tournament official. Translations do not have to be a local language version of the card. An official 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. For English or Spanish language cards, you are not required to have an official translation.

 


 Travel

Q: What is the closest airport to the South American World Championship Qualifier?

A:   Guarulhos - Governor Andre Franco Montoro Intl Airport (GRU) – Sao Paulo, Brazil is the best choice for international travelers.  If you are traveling from within Brazil you can arrive to a closer regional airport “Congonhas airport (CGH)” as well as GRU.

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

A:

Taxi from Guarulhos Airport to Club Homs (and nearby hotels) – all International flights

  • Taxi: R$81.00 ($25.80USD) is the official Airport Taxi fee, the taxi company is located just outside the airport exit.
  • Credit cards are accepted for this service.

Public transport from Guarulhos Airport to Club Homs (and nearby hotels)

  • Outside the airport you can find and board the bus to Tietê with a cost of R$43.70 ($11.40USD).
  • http://www.airportbusservice.com.br/br/linhas
  • This bus will arrive at the Metro Station Portuguesa-Tietê.
  • Then take the blue line subway to “Paraiso” station.
  • Transfer to the green line toward ”Vila Madalena” way – Get off at “Brigadeiro” Station.
  • Exit right and walk 4 minutes to Club Homes:      goo.gl/WgZ24W

Taxi from Congonhas Airport to Club Homs (and nearby hotels) – most national flights

  • Taxi: R$30.00 ($10USD). There are no official taxi companies at this airport, you would have to take a regular cab just outside the terminal.

Q: Are there any nearby hotels?

A:     


Hotel

distance

Phone

Site

Hotel Feller

290 m

+(55) (11) 3016-7500

http://www.felleravenidapaulista.com.br/

Totalcor

300 m

+(55) (11) 2177-2500

totalcor.com.br

Nobile Paulista Prime

500m

+55 (11) 2182-0400

nobilehoteis.com.br

Maksoud Plaza Accorhotels

900m

+(55) (11) 3145-8000

accorhotels.com

 


Miscellaneous

Q: I want to judge at the WCQ, instead of competing as a player – how can I participate?

A: If you’re interested in judging at the WCQ, please email KDE 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. 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. 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 have passed the online Rulings Comprehension Level 1 test and joined the KDE Judge Program in order to be eligible to judge at 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

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 WCQ. If you do so, you risk incurring penalties, including being disqualified and removed from the event. 

Q: Can I get a Card Game ID number at the WCQ or will I need to have one before I attend the event?

A: You can generate your own Card Game ID as long as you have access to a smartphone or tablet. You can register for a Card Game ID online at: https://cardgame-network.konami.net/.If you have already received an invite to the WCQ, then you must bring your existing Card Game ID number.  If you do not remember your Card Game ID number for the Main Event, we will be able to retrieve it for you at registration.  Please have a valid photo ID with you at time of registration.

Q: I want to vend at the WCQ, who should I contact?

A: Vending space is available free of charge, 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 la-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, and not the Event Manager.

Cash transactions with anyone other than an approved vendor at an approved location are prohibited at the WCQ.  Attendees who conduct cash transactions selling ANYTHING to anyone other than an approved vendor at the WCQ risk penalties including disqualification and expulsion from the venue.

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

A: There will be concessions at the convention center, but there are many options within walking distance of the convention center.

Q: Do I require a visa to enter Brazil?

A: U.S. citizens require a Brazilian visa regardless of purpose of visit.

Citizens of the following countries DO NOT need a visa to travel to Brazil for tourism purposes. If your nationality is not listed, please contact your local Brazilian consulate or embassy.

Andorra - Argentina - Austria - Bahamas - Barbados - Belgium - Bermuda -Bolivia - Bulgaria - Chile - Colombia - Costa Rica - Croatia - Czech Republic - Denmark - Ecuador - Finland - France - Germany - Great Britain - Greece - Guatemala - Guyana - HKBNO - HKSAR - Hungary - Iceland - Ireland - Israel - Italy - Liechtenstein - Lithuania - Luxembourg -  Malaysia - Monaco - Morocco - Namibia - Netherlands - New Zealand - Norway - OSM Malta - Panama - Paraguay - Peru - the Philippines - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Russia - San Marino - Slovakia - Slovenia - South Africa - South Korea - Spain - Surinam - Sweden - Switzerland - Thailand - Trinidad & Tobago - Tunisia - Turkey - United Kingdom - Uruguay - Vatican - Venezuela (for up to 60 days)
Please contact your local Brazilian Consulate for details and visa requirements for the most up to date information.

Q: What items are prohibited at the South American WCQ?

A: Attendees may not bring any items into the tournament venue that are prohibited by law in their area (local, state, or federal). In addition, unlawful items/transactions, weapons of any kind, and substance drugs which may be illegal on a local, state, and/or federal level, are not allowed at Sanctioned/Official events. Attendees who bring any such items to a tournament venue will incur penalties, including Disqualification and removal from the event, and risk suspension from KDE Organized Play.

The use of electronic and/or vapor cigarettes are not permitted on the tournament floor at any Sanctioned/Official events, or in areas designated for tournament attendees.

 


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