KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT TO HOLD PRESTIGIOUS Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES IN SANTIAGO, CHILE FEBRUARY 23rd – 24th
El Segundo, CA (February 20, 2013) – The first international Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) of 2013 has Duelists from Chile and surrounding South American countries fortifying their Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Decks in preparation for Duel upon Duel at the premier-level Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) event from Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami). Hundreds of players, traveling from far and wide, are expected to compete at the YCS Santiago, Chile February 23rd – 24th.
The Main Event, the cornerstone of this two-day competition, pits Duelists in head-to head battles that are sure to be nothing less than nail biting. Saturday’s early rounds will give players an opportunity to tweak and hone their strategies before the games really heat up on Sunday. The Final Round will showcase the best two Duelists, each playing for the chance to hoist the YCS Santiago Champion Trophy.
Pre-registration for YCS Santiago will run from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22nd. Players that pre-register and submit a Deck list will receive an event-exclusive YCS Token Card! Registration will begin again promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 23rd. Upon registering, Duelists will receive three Cosmo Blazer booster packs for participating in Konami’s YCS Santiago. Round One will start at 10:00 a.m. and the Top 16 or 32 YCS finishers (depending on attendance) will earn invitations to participate in the 2013 World Championship Qualifier – Continental, of their region.
In addition, Konami will once again hold a Dragon Duel for the younger set (for Duelists born 2000 or later). The top four finishers in the Dragon Duel events will receive a special Dragon Duel Champion’s Medal, a 2013 Regional Game Mat, a Regional Deck Box, and an invitation to their regions’ 2013 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier – Continental, where they can earn an invitation to the inaugural Dragon Duel World Championship to be played at the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship in August.
Salon Las Americas
Avenida Vitacura 2885
Las Condes, Santiago, Chile 7550024
Duelists can also participate in a wide variety of fun and challenging Public Events to push their Dueling skills to the limit. Running concurrently with the Main Event, will be a full range of Public Events such as 2013 Regional Qualifiers, Battle Pack: Epic Dawn Sealed Pack Tournaments, 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!, Starter Deck: Xyz Symphony Tournaments, Onslaught of the Fire Kings Structure Deck Tournaments and Win-A-Mats.
The Main Event winner, the two runners-up and the winners of Sunday’s two Public Event playoffs will each be awarded a YCS prize card. The Main Event winner will take home an Ultra Rare version of the Digvorzhak, King of Heavy Industry prize card, with the other winners bringing home Super Rare versions.
If attendance exceeds 513 Duelists:
Every Saturday morning, Duelists can watch the all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL animated series as well as classic Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes on Vortexx on The CW programming block, the leading Saturday morning kids broadcast network in the United States. In Canada, Duelists can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL every Friday and Saturday on YTV!
For more information on Konami or the Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES,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.
KONAMI 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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