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Konami Presents:
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) San Diego Comic-Con 2017 – FAQ
UPDATED: 7/20/17
When:
July 19 - 23, 2017
Where:
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA
Booth #3713 / Room 16A (Organized Play Room)

 

BOOTH INFORMATION
  • Where is the Konami Booth at San Diego Comic-Con?
  • What activities will be at the Konami Booth?
  • Where is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Organized Play Room at San Diego Comic-Con?
  • What is the Schedule of events being held in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Organized Play Room?
  • What is Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links?

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

  • What is a Single-Elimination Tournament?
  • What is a Swiss Round Tournament?
  • What is a Dragon Duel?
  • What is a Starter Deck Tournament?
  • What is a Duelist League?
  • What is a Regional Qualifier?
  • What is a Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament?
  • What is a Win-A-Mat?
  • What is an ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! Tournament?

 


Booth Information

Q: Where is the Konami Booth at San Diego Comic-Con?

A: The Konami booth number is #3713 and is located near the Exhibit Hall E entrance of the San Diego Convention Center.

Q: What activities will be at the Konami Booth?

A: There will be many cool things to do at the Konami Booth this year!

  • Green Screen Photo Booth: You can make your own personalized Yu-Gi-Oh! Token card with all-new updated designs!
  • Con Exclusive Game Mat: Head over to the retail counter to pick up the 2017 Comic-Con International Exclusive Game Mat before it sells out! Available for $30 USD, this year’s Game Mat features the dual nature of Yugi Muto and Yami Yugi!

  • Retail: Plenty of products will be made available for sale throughout the show, including the newly released Battles of Legend: Light’s Revenge, and Starter Deck: Link Strike!
  • Game Demos for New Players: Don’t know how to play the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG?  Or already know how to play but don’t know the new game mechanic, Link Summoning?  Complete a demo with one of our experts for a show exclusive coupon to claim one (1) free booster pack with the purchase of any Starter Deck!
  • Demos for Advanced Players: Players wanting to tweak their Deck-building strategies can get helpful hints from Konami’s Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG experts on-hand throughout the show.
  • Duel the Master: Players feeling lucky and confident in their Dueling skills can Duel the Master as he sits on his royal throne, for a chance to take home some prizes!
  • Card Displays: Test your card knowledge as you peruse the giant card displays! Featuring hundreds of cards highlighting the different eras of Yu-Gi-Oh! and cards from the most recently released products, this show of cards is sure to please old-school Duelists and new players alike.
  • Duel Links: San Diego Comic-Con attendees can enjoy this exciting new free-to-play mobile game in a special tournament format. Choose from the selection of pre-generated Characters to Duel with their signature decks, and battle your way to the top! The goal is to win 5 Duels in a row, but if you lose, you have to start over! 

Q: Where is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Organized Play Room at San Diego Comic-Con?

A: The Yu-Gi-Oh! Organized Play Room is located in Room 16A by the West Mezzanine Terrace level of the convention center, accessible from Bayside Lobby. You will need a San Diego Comic-Con badge to participate in any of these tournaments.  The Starter Deck Tournament will require you to have your own -Link Strike- Starter Deck, but all tournaments will be free! 

Q: What is the Schedule of Yu-Gi-Oh! events being held in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Organized Play Room?

A:
DAYS and TIMES

2017

Thursday July 20th

Friday July 21st

Saturday July 22nd

Sunday July 23rd

Open Dueling

10:00am - 5:00pm

10:00am - 5:00pm

10:00am - 5:00pm

10:00am - 3:00pm

Duelist League

11:00am
3:00pm

11:00am
3:00pm

11:00am
3:00pm

10:00am

Starter Deck Tournament

10:00am
11:30am
1:00pm
3:00pm

10:00am
11:30am
1:00pm
3:00pm

10:00am
11:30am
1:00pm
3:00pm

10:00am
11:30am
1:00pm

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament

11:00am

3:00pm

3:00pm

11:00am

Win-A-Mat

11:00am
1:00pm
2:00pm

11:00am
1:00pm
3:00pm

11:00am
1:00pm
3:00pm

11:00am
1:00pm

2018 Regional Qualifier

12:00pm

12:00pm

12:00pm

12:00pm

Dragon Duel (2005 or later)

N/A

1:00pm

1:00pm

12:00pm

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

N/A

2:00pm

2:00pm

N/A

Tournament Details


Name

Entry Fee

# of Participants

Format

Participation Prizing

Prizing

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!*

FREE

16

Advanced Format –Single-Elimination

N/A

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

Dragon Duel*

FREE

Unlimited

Sealed Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

Battle Pack: Epic Dawn Deck

Top 4: An invite to 2018 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier and a Dragon Duel T-Shirt

16-Player 2018 Regional Qualifiers*

FREE

16

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

N/A

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

Starter Deck Tournament

FREE**

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

N/A

1st Place: Starter Deck Tournament Game Mat

Win-A-Mat

FREE

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

N/A

1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament

FREE

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

N/A

1st Place: Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Game Mat, 1st – 4th: Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Token Card

  * Deck List Required. Deck Lists will be provided at Registration, so please arrive early.
                **You will need to have a Starter Deck to compete, which can be purchased at the Konami booth.

Q: What is Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links?

A: Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links brings the popular TRADING CARD GAME to life on iOS and Android devices. Due lists will kindle the spirit of Yugi, Kaiba and other beloved characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise in competitive card battle action!

In Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, Duelists construct the ultimate Deck by choosing from more than 700 authentic Yu-Gi-Oh! cards to play in fast-paced, real-time PvP (Player vs Player) Duels, allowing them to battle other Duelists from all over the world. The essence of Yu-Gi-Oh! is re-imagined for mobile as players can Summon Monsters and use Traps and Spells in an effort to reduce their opponent’s Life Points toward victory. 

Key Features:

  • Entering the world of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links connects players with Duelists from all over the world
  • Unlock and play as characters from the original anime series with familiar voice-overs
  • Made for mobile with quick and simple gameplay for real-time PvP Duels on-the-go
  • Build the ultimate Deck from more than 700 classic Monster, Trap and Spell cards
  • 3D Duel field with incredible cut scenes and CGI when Summoning Rare Cards

Visit the website for more info: https://www.konami.com/yugioh/duel_links/en/

 


Tournament Information

Q: What is a Single-Elimination Tournament?

A: This is the quickest tournament format. 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 is a Swiss Round Tournament?

A: Unlike Single-Elimination, all participants play in each round of this tournament, even if they lose. Players are paired off based on each player’s win/loss record, and will continue to be paired against players with similar records for all remaining rounds of the event.

Q: What is a Dragon Duel?

A: Dragon Duel tournaments are designed to provide all the excitement and prizing of a competitive event for the benefit of younger Duelists.

Dragon Duel tournaments are exclusive to Duelists born in 2005 or later. Duelists that participate in the Dragon Duels can earn an invite to the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier (WCQ). Dragon Duel Tournaments are Swiss style, Sealed events , which adhere to the Advanced Format, without a Top Cut playoff.

Entry to a Dragon Duel tournament is FREE!

Participants must provide proof of age in order to participate in a Dragon Duel (Copy of Birth Certificate, Passport, or other valid documentation).

Duelists must be born in 2005 or later.

A minimum of (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 Tier 2 events.

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 is a Starter Deck Tournament?

A: Each Duelist brings a sealed Starter Deck: Link Strike to the event room with them each day. They can use that Deck to participate in that day’s Starter Deck events until they win one of those events and the Starter Deck Game Mat.

  • The 8 Duelists are seated across from their first round opponent.
  • 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 will then 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 a Duelist League?

A: The Duelist League is intended for younger Duelists or Duelists who are new to Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournaments. The Duelist League gives them a chance to experience tournament play in a casual environment.

The Duelist League is a 3 round, Advanced Format, Constructed event, Swiss Style without a Top Cut Playoff. At the end of the 3rd Swiss round the Duelist ranked in 1st place will receive their choice of 2 Duelist League Rare cards from a random assortment.  Then from order of 2nd to 8th place those Duelists will receive their choice of 1 Duelist League Rare card from the remaining selection.

Q: What is a Regional Qualifier?

A: Regional Qualifiers are Single-Elimination Style, Constructed Tournaments that adhere to the Advanced Format. Experience all the excitement of a larger Regional Qualifier in a compact and streamlined event experience.

A Deck list is required in order to participate in the Regional Qualifier.

All Duelists who earn an invite to the 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 is a Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament?

A: These events are Single-Elimination Style, Constructed tournaments that adhere to the Advanced Format. The Top 4 players receive a Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Token Card, and the 1st Place winner receives the Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Game Mat. Yu-Gi-Oh! Day typically happens twice a year at qualified Official Tournament Store (OTS) locations. This is a second chance to earn one of these limited Game Mats and Token Cards!

Q: What is a Win-A-Mat?

A: This event is a Single-Elimination Style, Constructed tournament that adheres to the Advanced Format. The 1st Place winner receives the Win-A-Mat Game Mat. Win-A-Mat events are offered at your local Regional Qualifiers and Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) tournaments as a public event. We are proud to offer this event here for your convenience.

Q: What is an ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! Tournament?

A: This event is a Single-Elimination Style, Constructed tournament that adheres to the Advanced Format. The 1st Place winner receives a larger than life Yu-Gi-Oh! card based on a popular card design. ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! events are only offered at YCS tournaments or Yu-Gi-Oh! Extravaganza as a public event. We are proud to offer this event here for your convenience.

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