EL SEGUNDO, CA (August 10, 2011) – With steely-eyed determination, Robert Boyajian beat out nearly 500 Duelists who gathered at the Indianapolis Convention Center during Gen Con Indy this past weekend to participate in Konami Digital Entertainment Inc.’s (Konami) premier-level Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) event, the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS). Among the hundreds gathered, only Boyajian walked away with the spoils of victory.
The first stop of the new season for the YCS landed at the gaming mecca known as Gen Con Indy – the best four days in gaming! YCS Indy started off with a bang with intense action from the Duelists as every chair in the tournament was occupied with a confident player. But it was Boyajian that kept his concentration by playing to his full potential during the preliminary rounds that earned him a spot at the final table versus Joseph Franzo in the Championship Match on Sunday.
After weeks of diligent Deck preparation, fine-tuning strategies and, with Saturday’s hard fought Preliminary Rounds complete, the final head-to-head competition began as both Duelists came prepared to win it all. Boyajian from Corona Del Mar, CA, was confident that his Synchro-based Deck was formidable enough to answer anything that Franzo would dish out with his own Synchro-themed Deck.
Boyajian’s dramatic win earned him a fantastic prize package that included a set of Ultra Rare YCS Prize Cards, an exclusive YCS Game Mat, a netbook computer, a paid trip to his 2012 respective World Championship Qualifier, and more!
Each Saturday morning in the United States, Duelists can catch TV episodes of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series, along with the new Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s series, on TheCW4Kids block. For more information on Konami or the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, please visit www.yugioh-card.com or call 310-220-8630.
About The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is the #1 trading card game in the world with over 25 billion cards sold. It is a game of strategy, where players create individual Decks of cards collected from Structure Decks and Booster Packs. Two players engage in a Duel while using cards that represent powerful monsters, magical Spells and surprising Traps. Duelists with well-constructed Decks, dominating monsters, solid strategy and good fortune are the victors in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is the exclusive licensee and rights holder to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in North America and Latin America.
About KONAMIKONAMI is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties and traditional trading card games. KONAMI's software titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. KONAMI is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. The latest information about KONAMI can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by KONAMI can be found at www.konami.com.
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