Yu-Gi-Oh!

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series London

26-27 October, 2013


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Important Information regarding Registration

If you are attending YCS London or the MCM ComicCon that is taking place alongside the YCS, please click here to read important information regarding registration for the event.

What happens at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Event?

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series events are big, exciting 2-day tournaments where hundreds of Duelists from around the globe compete for fame, glory and all sorts of exclusive prizes. These events are also the perfect opportunity to Duel, trade and hang out with hundreds of other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.

In addition to the main Championship Series tournament there are numerous Public Events, including tournaments specifically for Duelists born 2001 and later. Competitive or casual, there is something for everyone to do at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series weekend event.


Who can participate in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament is an open event. No invite is required - everyone can participate!



Image credit: ExCel London


Date:

26-27 October, 2013


Location:

ExCel London,
1 Western Gateway,
Royal Victoria Dock,
London E16 1XL,
United Kingdom.

Location on Map | Location Website


What is the Format for YCS London?

Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series London will be an Advanced Constructed format event, using the current Forbidden & Limited List.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series will consist of a number of Swiss-style rounds, followed by one or more top cuts, as follows:

  • Up to 512 Duelists: 6 rounds of Swiss on Saturday, 3 rounds of Swiss on Sunday (open to Top 64 AND everyone with 12 points or more), then Top 16 Single-Elimination
  • 513 to 1024 Duelists: 7 rounds of Swiss on Saturday, 3 rounds of Swiss on Sunday (open to Top 128 AND everyone with 15 points or more), then Top 32 Single-Elimination
  • 1025 or more Duelists: 8 rounds of Swiss on Saturday, 3 rounds of Swiss on Sunday (open to Top 256 AND everyone with 18 points or more), then Top 32 Single-Elimination


Preparing for the event:

Be prepared to present your COSSY ID number along with your name at registration. If you don't have a COSSY ID number, you can receive one at registration.

You should bring any tournament supplies you will need; 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.

Players participating in these events are expected to be familiar with KONAMI's tournament policies. These can be found in the "Gameplay" section of this website.

Please note that you will have to submit a Decklist when you register for the event! You can only register with a complete Decklist. You will fill this out by listing all of the cards included in the Deck you want to use.  You can get a Deck List form at the registration area, or you can download it here.



Entry fee:

  • Entry fee for the main event is GBP 20.


Schedule:

Friday
14:00 - Early Registration begins
19:00 - Early Registration ends

Saturday
08:00 - Venue opens / registration begins
10:00 - Registration ends
10:00 - Seatings posted; player meeting, Round 1 Begins
11:00 - Public Event registration begins
19:00 - Public Event registration ends
22:30 - Venue closes

Sunday
08:00 - Venue opens
09:00 - Main event begins
14:45 - Top 8 begins
18:00 - Awards ceremony
19:00 - Venue closes



Main Event Prizes:

Winner Trophy
Netbook
Ultra Rare YCS prize card: Number 106: Giant Hand
Paid travel and accomodation to WCQ: European Championship 2014
2nd 32GB Tablet PC
Super Rare YCS prize card: Number 106: Giant Hand
3rd 32GB Touch-Screen MP3 Player
Super Rare YCS prize card: Number 106: Giant Hand
4th 32GB Touch-Screen MP3 Player
5th-8th Xbox 360
9th-16th 24 booster packs of Judgment of the Light
All Top 32 YCS Top Cut Game Mat
Qualification to WCQ: European Championship 2014


Public Events:

Event Name Entry Fee Players Format Time Participation Prize Prizing
YCS London
(Main Event)
GBP 20 Unlimited Advanced Constructed

Day 1:
7-8 Rounds of Swiss

Day 2:
Cut to Top 128
3 Rounds of Swiss
Cut to Top 32 Single Elimination
Registration:
Friday
14:00 - 19:00

Saturday
08:00 - 10:00

Start Time:
Saturday
10:00

Sunday
09:00
5 Boosters

Entry to MCM ComicCon
See above
Duelist League Free Unlimited Advanced Constructed

Open Dueling
Friday
14:00 - Close

Saturday
09:00 - Close

Sunday
09:00 - Close
Duelist League Promos
GIANT
ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!
GBP 10 64 Sealed Pack
Single Elimination
Sunday
12:00
10 packs of
Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants
1st: 3 Oversized Cards:

Slifer the Sky Dragon
Obelisk the Tormentor
The Winged Dragon of Ra

Saga of Blue-Eyes Tournament GBP 10 8 Saga of Blue-Eyes Structure Deck

Single Elimination
Friday
16:00

Saturday
14:00
15:00
16:00

Sunday
11:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
Saga of Blue-Eyes Structure Deck

Saga of Blue-Eyes Game Mat
1st: Qualification to
WCQ: EC 2014
Regional Game Mat
ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! GBP 10 Min.: 8
Max.: 32
Advanced Constructed

Single Elimination
Saturday
15:00

Sunday:
13:00
15:00
3 Boosters 1st: Oversized Card

One of:
Bujintei Susanowo
Ghostrick Lantern
Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Rooster
WCQ: Regionals GBP 10


GBP 15
16 Advanced Constructed
Single Elimination


Sealed Pack
Single Elimination
Registration:
Saturday:
11:00 - 17:00

Sunday:
09:00 - 15:00
3 Boosters


10 packs of
Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants
1st: Qualification to
WCQ: EC 2014
Regional Game Mat
Win-A-Mat GBP 7



GBP 15



GBP 9
8 Advanced Constructed
Single Elimination


Sealed Pack
Single Elimination


Booster Draft
Single Elimination
Registration:
Friday:
14:00 - 16:00

Saturday:
10:00 - 18:00

Sunday:
09:00 - 16:00
2 Boosters


10 packs of
Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants


6 packs of
Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants
1st: Game Mat



1st: Game Mat & Starfoil



1st: Game Mat & Starfoil
YCS Trial GBP 10 Min.: 32
Max.: 128
Advanced Constructed
Swiss
Sunday:
10:00
3 Boosters 1st:
Travel & Accomodation to the next European YCS

Top 4:
Free entry to the next YCS

Additional random prizes to be awarded.
Dragon Duel
(Players born in 2001 and later)
GBP 3 Up to 128 Advanced Constructed
Swiss
Sunday:
10:00
1 Booster Top X:
Qualification to
WCQ: EC 2014

Top 8: 2 Boosters
Public Events
Top Playoff
Free 4 Advanced Constructed
Single Elimination
Sunday:
17:00
1st: Super Rare Prize Card
Number 106: Giant Hand
Public Events
Random Playoff
Free 4 Advanced Constructed
Single Elimination
Sunday:
17:00
1st: Super Rare Prize Card
Number 106: Giant Hand


Event coverage:

There will be live tournament coverage at the event. This will consist of Feature Matches, Duelist Profiles, Public Event updates, photo galleries and more. Click here to visit the European coverage page.



YCS London Trials:

In the run-up to YCS London, stores across the United Kingdom will be holding special tournaments called YCS Trials. The winners of these trials will be awarded with free entry to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series London main event.

Click here to find the list of stores hosting YCS London Trials.



Travelling to YCS London:

There are many different ways to travel to ExCel London, click here for full details.



Information for parents:

You are not required to stay on site, but we strongly recommend that you do, especially if your children are young or 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.


Page last updated: 21 October, 2013
More information coming soon.

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