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YCS Brussels: How the event will work.

August 28, 2013


This weekend, Duelists from all over Europe will be heading to Brussels for the latest event in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series! Before the event kicks off, we would like to reveal the final details about the event, and how everything will work when people show up at the tournament venue.


Friday: Pre-Registration Day


On Friday (August 30), Duelists can pre-register for Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Brussels. The tournament venue will open at 15:00 and close at 21:00. During this time, Duelists can register for the main event and pay their entry fee.

The main benefit of this is that you can beat the queues on Saturday morning, and use the extra time to get some rest or breakfast before heading to the tournament venue.

In addition, anybody that pre-registers on Friday afternoon will get an exclusive YCS Token card!


Saturday: Deck Construction


On the Saturday morning (August 31), more registrations will take place. After these registrations have been completed, all of the YCS Brussels competitors will be seated for the Player Briefing. At this time, Duelists will also be given their Deck Pools for Day 1 of the event. These Deck Pools consist of:

  • 1 Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants Deckbox
  • 1 Deck Registration Sheet
  • 50 cards, taken from 10 boosters of Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants

Duelists then have 20 minutes to construct their Decks for the event, after first checking that the cards in their Pool match those on the Deck Registration Sheet.

There must be at least 30 cards in the Main Deck, the rest of the cards become the Side Deck.

Once you have constructed your Main Deck, you then fill out the Deck Registration Sheet. This is a simple process, as all you have to do is mark off which cards are in your Main Deck.

Once all of this is complete, you are ready to Duel!


Sunday: More Deck Construction!

On Day 2 of the event (Sunday, September 1st), all of the Duelists that are still competing in the main event will receive another Deck Pool. They will then construct another Deck, the procedure is the same as Day 1.


Re-Draw Rule for Sealed Pack Play

In Sealed Pack Play events (like YCS Brussels), Duelists can re-draw their opening hand if they feel it is not powerful enough. As this is a new rule for many competitors, we would like to explain it below:

  • Duelists only get 1 re-draw each per Match.
  • Each Duelist must decide if they would like to re-draw their starting hand after they draw their initial 5 cards but before the Duelist who is going first draws their first card of the Duel. (In other words, you do it when there are 5 cards in your hand, not 6.)
  • The Duelist who will go first in the Duel decides whether to re-draw first. Then the Duelist who goes second decides whether to re-draw after the first Duelist has decided. If the Duelist who goes first decides not to re-draw their hand, they then cannot decide to re-draw after the second Duelist has decided to re-draw or not.

When a Duelist decides to re-draw:

  • The Duelist places their starting 5 cards on the bottom of their Deck (in any order).
  • The Duelist then draws 5 new cards from the top of their Deck.
  • After the 5th card is drawn for the new hand, the Duelist then shuffles their deck using the normal deck shuffling policy.

Public Events

Here is the Public Event Schedule for Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Brussels. Please make note of the following:


Event name Entry Fee # of Players Structure Participation Prize Prizes
Duelist League Free Unlimited Open Dueling Constructed Duelist League Promos Duelist League Promos
ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! €12 32 Players Single Elimination Constructed 3 Boosters Winner:
Oversized Yu-Gi-Oh! Card
WCQ: Regional €12 16 Players Single Elimination Constructed 3 Boosters Winner:
Invite to WCQ EC 2014, Gamemat, Deckbox
Win-A-Mat €8 8 Players Single Elimination Constructed 2 Boosters Winner:
Gamemat
Dragon Duel €4 Up to 128 Players Swiss System 1 Booster Top X:
Invite to WCQ EC 2014, Gamemat, Deckbox.
YCS Trial €12 Up to 128 Players Swiss System 3 Boosters Winner:
Sponsored travel and free entry to next EU YCS

Top 4(and equal on points):
Free entry to next EU YCS

Additional random prizes given out during the event.
Sealed Pack Play - Competitive €20 8 Players Single Elimination or Swiss System 10 Battle Pack Boosters Winner:
Gamemat

Top 2: Starfoil Promo
Sealed Pack Play - Booster Draft €12 8 Players Single Elimination or Swiss System 6 Battle Pack Boosters Winner:
Gamemat

Top 2: Starfoil Promo
Sealed Pack Play - WCQ: Regional €20 16 Players Single Elimination 10 Battle Pack Boosters Winner:
Invite to WCQ EC 2014, Gamemat, Deckbox

There will be a Public Events playoff taking place at the end of Day 2. If you compete in Public Events over the course of the weekend, you could be in with a chance of winning the new YCS Prize Card, Number 106: Giant Hand!


Event Coverage

As always, there will be live tournament coverage taking place at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Brussels. Whether you're waiting to see who your next opponent is going to be, or following all the action at home, be sure to head over to the European coverage page over the course of the weekend.

We will be posting all sorts of content, from Feature Matches and Photos to Pairings and Public Events. This coverage will also be available post-event for you to look back on!


And with that, you should know every last detail about Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Brussels (and if you don't, click here for the event FAQ). We hope you come along and enjoy the event!


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