For 2017, Duelists that compete and do well at events throughout the course of the Dueling season can now receive “World Qualifying Points” to earn an invitation to the 2017 Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME World Championship.
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.
In addition to the invitations earned via World Qualifying Points, top-performing Duelists at their WCQ will continue to earn invitations to the World Championship.