Konami
Yu-Gi-Oh! Menu

You are going to a website outside of the North America Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME website, which may not be owned by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. Please note that the privacy practices of your new destination may differ from our standards. Continue?

(The link will open in a new tab)

OK, go to link
No, do not continue
Loading Events

2024 Central America World Championship Qualifier

MENU:
UPDATED: 6/14/2024

2024 Central America World Championship Qualifier

Join us at the Central America WCQ 2024 for a weekend full of excitement and spend the weekend hanging out with other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans and Duel against the Top Duelists in your region for a chance to represent Central America at the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2024!

Event Dates: June 21st – 23rd, 2024

 


MORE LINKS & INFORMATION

You can select more information and view schedules & prizing from the drop-down menu at the top of this page.

UPDATED: 6/14/2024

 


COVID-19 Restrictions for the Central America WCQ 2024

KONAMI Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KDE-US) strongly encourages, but does not require, all attendees to be fully vaccinated and to wear a mask.  However, KDE-US reserves the right to implement a mandatory mask and/or vaccine requirement for any event on short notice, if deemed necessary. If this event does require attendees to wear a mask, KDE-US will make all available efforts to notify all attendees. However, it is your responsibility to confirm you have read and understood the most current KDE-US COVID-19 policy prior to your arrival at the event, by checking this FAQ section, which may be updated from time to time.

Please note that all attendees must follow measures outlined in the KDE-US COVID-19 Addendum to help prevent the spread of illness. The COVID-19 addendum can be found at https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/penalty_guide/COVID19_Addendum_v_1.pdf.

Any attendee who has or develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status or other measures taken, should refrain from attending this event. If symptoms develop during this event, attendees should immediately notify event staff, withdraw from this event and leave the venue. If event staff observe symptoms consistent with COVID-19, they may direct impacted individuals to leave the venue. This can include the symptomatic individuals and those who were in close proximity with such individual for extended periods of time.

By attending this event in person, all attendees understand and acknowledge that they risk exposure to and contraction of potentially dangerous diseases and viruses, including the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and any other diseases or viruses not listed, while traveling to, from, and during the event.  By attending this event, all attendees agree to knowingly and freely assume all such risks and enter the venue at their own risk.

KDE-US makes no representations that it has taken any safety precautions that relate to infectious diseases or exposure, and even if KDE-US did proactively take preventative measures, KDE-US has made no representation that those measures will in any way reduce or prevent the risks associated with exposure.  Attendees release KDE-US, its employees and representatives, and all persons involved WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, to the fullest extent permitted by law.  BY ATTENDING IN THIS EVENT, ATTENDEES ARE DEEMED TO HAVE GIVEN A FULL RELEASE OF LIABILITY TO KDE-US TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 
Date & Address

June 21 - June 23

World Trade Center Ciudad de México
Montecito 38, Col. Nápoles. Benito Juárez
CDMX, CP 03810, Mexico

Travel & Accommodations

TRAVEL & ACCOMODATIONS


DATES CITY ADDRESS
June 21-23, 2024 CDMX, México World Trade Center
Montecito 38, Col. Nápoles
Benito Juárez
CP 03810
CDMX, México

 

 


Travel Information

  • What’s the closest airport to the Central America WCQ 2024?
  • What’s the best way to get to the tournament from the airport or bus station?
  • Are there any nearby hotels?
  • Do I need a visa to enter Mexico if I am from a different country?

 


Q: What’s the closest airport to the Central America WCQ 2024?

A:   Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX)

 

Q: What’s the best way to get to the tournament from the airport or bus station?

Regulated taxis.

  • Cost will be approximately $282 MXN ($15 USD) per trip.
  • There is a specific area in the terminal to book authorized airport taxis, please do not use outside taxis that are not authorized.
  • For more details please visit this link: http://www.aicm.com.mx/pasajeros/transporte/taxis

 

Public transportation to the venue:

Metro:

Ticket cost $5.00 MXN ($0.30 USD) per person

  • Outside of terminal 1 on the corner of “Boulevard Puerto Aereo” and “Av. Capitan Carlos Leon Gonzalez” is the metro station “Terminal Area”.
  • Take the metro towards “Pantitlan” and get off at station “Pantitlan”
  • Transfer and take the metro towards “Tacubaya” (line 9/Brown) and get off at station “Chilpancingo”
  • Exit the station and take the Metrobus towards “Doctor Galvez, Caminero or Colonia del Valle and get off at Poliforum.
  • Exit the station and walk to Filadelfia street and keep walking until you see a large screen which is the front of the WTC entrance.

 

Q: Are there any nearby hotels?

A:

ISAAYA HOTEL BOUTIQUE
Marina Nacional 399
Dakota 155, Nápoles, Benito Juárez, 03810 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
+52 55 1085 0353
https://www.isaayahotelboutique.mx/en/

 

IZZZLEEP
Calle Montecito No. 38. Torre oficinas WTC Piso 2,locales 8,9, y 10.
+52 55 63 86 01 71
www.izzzleep.com

 

DAWAT
Calle Nueva York 154,Nápoles, Benito Juárez,03810, CDMX
+52 55 1946 3614
http://dawat-suites-boutique.mexico-hotels-mx.com/es/

 

TRYP BY WYNDHAM

Viad. Pdte. Miguel AlemánValdés No. 14, Nápoles,03810, CDMX
+52 55 6644 5600
https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/tryp/mexico-city-mexico/tryp-by-wyndham-mexico-city-world-trade-center-area/overview

 

FIESTA INN
Insurgentes Sur 553,Escandón II Secc, 11800,CDMX
+52 55 5276 7400
www.fiestainn.com

 

Q: Do I need a visa to enter Mexico if I am from a different country?

A: You can view a list of the countries that do require a Mexican visitor visa here: https://www.inm.gob.mx/gobmx/word/index.php/paises-requieren-visa-para-mexico/.

Please contact your local Mexican Consulate for details, visa requirements and for the most up to date information.

Registration Schedule

REGISTRATION SCHEDULE & PRIZING


Central America WCQ 2024 Registration Information

  • When can I register for the Central America WCQ?
  • Do I receive any items for registering online?
  • What will I need to bring in order to check in?
  • When will I receive my participation prizes?

 

Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship Registration Information

  • When can I register for the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship?
  • What will I need to bring in order to register?
  • When will I receive my participation prizes?

 


Central America WCQ 2024 Registration Information

Q: When can I register for the Central America WCQ?

A: Online Registration for the Central America WCQ is now open. Online registration will remain open until either all available seats in the Central America WCQ are “sold out” or until Friday June 21, 2024 at 8:00 AM CT (whichever comes first).

Online preregistration is here: https://yugiohregistration.com/Events/Register.aspx?id=16422

If all available seats in  the Central America WCQ are not taken by online registration, then there will be a chance to register for the on-site at the venue on Friday June 21, 2024 between 3:00 PM and 7:00PM CT.

  • If there is on-site pre-registration, it will ONLY be available on Friday June 21, 2024 between 3:00 PM CT and 7:00 PM CT.
  • If there are any seats remaining on Saturday morning, June 22, 2024, then same day registration will be available between 8:00 AM CT and 9:45 AM CT.
  • To register on site either Friday or Saturday, Duelists will need the following:

Your Deck List will be collected at registration. Make sure your Deck List is ready before you reach the front of the registration line.

If you need to register on the day of the event, get there early! Provided that there are seats remaining, registration will open at 8:00 AM CT, and there will already be a line of people waiting. You’ll need to be in line by 9:45 AM, or you will not be able to enter the tournament when it begins. We must start without you, to make sure the event begins on time – you’ll still be able to play, but you will not be able to enter the tournament until the second round begins and you will start with a Round one Match Loss.

To register, you’ll need a registration form, a form of ID and your CARD GAME ID if you have one already. You can get a Registration Form at the event, or you can get one to print at home before the tournament by clicking on this link:

 

English: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/forms/KDE_RegistrationSheet.pdf

Spanish: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/sp/KDE_RegistrationSheet (SP-MX).pdf

 

Make sure your registration form is filled out completely before you reach the registration station.

You will also need a CARD GAME ID – this is the ID number used to track you in the tournament. If you don’t already have one, you will be able to get one at the tournament.

If you have a CARD GAME ID and have lost or forgotten it, you can ask the CARD GAME ID station to look it up for you. If you’ve played in a previous event, they may be able to retrieve your number. The CARD GAME ID station is kept separately from the Registration stations, so if you do not have a CARD GAME ID number or need it looked up, be sure to go to the CARD GAME ID station before getting in line to register.

Once you have a completed registration form and a CARD GAME ID, you can register for the tournament.

You will also need a Deck List. A Deck List is required to participate in the Central America WCQ 2024 tournament.  You can get a Deck List form at the event when you register, or you can download one to fill out ahead of time by clicking on this link:

 

English: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/forms/KDE_DeckList.pdf

Spanish: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/sp/KDE Deck List – Spanish Editable.pdf

 

This is an editable PDF, so you will be able to type the card names in this form, which should help as your Deck List needs to be legible and complete – write the name of each card in full and write down how many copies you have in your Deck.

  • Make sure your name and CARD GAME ID are on your Deck List.
  • Make sure your Deck List exactly matches your Deck.

For some helpful tips on how to properly complete your Deck List, check out the following article on the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Strategy Site.

https://yugiohblog.konami.com/articles/?p=3534

Your Deck List will be collected at registration. Make sure your Deck List is ready before you reach the front of the registration line. Once a Deck List has been submitted it can no longer be changed, NO EXCEPTIONS!

  • Duelists who registered online and did not turn in a Deck List on time MAY NOT attempt to register on site to get back into the tournament. Duelists would still be able to turn in a Deck List by speaking with event staff but would receive a Round 1 Game Loss for turning in their Deck List late.

Remember, there is no guarantee there will be any on-site registration for the Central America WCQ. There will be social media posts and an update to the FAQ if the Central America WCQ fills up all seats before the event because of online registration.

 

DAY START TIME END TIME
Online Registration for the Central America WCQ Opens Open Now
Online Registration for the Central America WCQ Closes Friday June 21, 2024 8:00 AM (CT)
Online Registration Deck Lists are due Friday June 21, 2024 8:00 AM (CT)
On-Site Registration for the Central America WCQ (if space is available) Friday June 21, 2024 3:00 PM

(CT)

7:00 PM

(CT)

 

*** Schedules are subject to change and may be updated before the event begins. ***

*** Online registration is open until the end time and date listed above or until available seats sell out, whichever comes first. ***

*** Deck Lists MUST be submitted by the Deck List due date via the website where you registered if you register online. ***

*** On-site registration is only available if the event does not “sell out” via online registration. ***

 

Q: Do I receive any items for registering online?

A:  Yes! As an added incentive to register for the Central America WCQ online, Duelists will receive one of the NEW! pre-registration coins, while supplies last.

This coin is in addition to the World Championship Qualifier 2024 Sleeves and World Championship Qualifier 2024 Game Mat.

WCQ Participation Game Mat

 

Q: What will I need to bring in order to check in?

A: Make sure you have all of the following, in order to check in for the Central America WCQ:

  • Your CARD GAME ID (if you have lost your ID and cannot remember your number, we will be able to look it up on site).
  • A proper form of identification, with your name and photo. A driver’s license, school ID, or passport are all acceptable forms of identification. Since this tournament is invitation-only, it is important that we verify the identity of all participants.
    • For Dragon Duelists, we recommend having a copy of your birth certificate as an acceptable ID as well.
    • Form of identification should be for the participating Duelist and not for a parent or guardian.

 

Q: When will I receive my participation prizes?

A: You will receive your participation prizes when you check in for the Central America WCQ. Please keep in mind that these items are participation prizes – you must attend the Central America WCQ as a participant in order to receive them. They cannot be mailed to you or picked up on your behalf.

 


Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship Registration Information

Q: When can I register for the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship?

A: Registration will open on Friday, June 21st from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM, and on Saturday, June 22nd, from 8:00 AM until 9:45 AM. We strongly recommend that you register on Friday, to make sure you are ready to play on Saturday. If you register on Friday, you do not need to register again on Saturday.

Your Deck List will be collected at Registration. This means that you must have a completed Deck List ready to hand in when you register for the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship.  Once a Deck List has been submitted it can no longer be changed.

 

Q: What will I need to bring in order to register?

A: Make sure you have all of the following, in order to register for the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship:

  • Your CARD GAME ID (if you have lost your ID and cannot remember your number, we will be able to look it up on site).
  • A proper form of identification, with your name and photo. government issued ID, school ID, or passport are all acceptable forms of identification.
    • For all Dragon Duel Championship participants, we recommend having a copy of your Birth Certificate as well to show proof of age.
    • Form of identification should be for the participating Duelist and not for a parent or guardian.

 

Q: When will I receive my participation prizes?

A: You will receive your participation prizes at registration for the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship. Please keep in mind that these items are participation prizes – you must attend the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship as a participant in order to receive them. They cannot be mailed to you or picked up on your behalf.

Dragon Duel Championship Participation Game Mat

Public Event Information

PUBLIC EVENTS


  • Will there be Public Events?
  • What are the point values for the Public Events?
  • What is a Swiss Round Tournament?
  • What is a Single-Elimination Tournament?
  • What are the Last Chance Qualifiers?
  • What is the Advanced Constructed Format Dragon Duel?
  • What are the prizes for the Advanced Constructed Format Dragon Duel?
  • What is the Format for the Casual Sealed Deck Dragon Duel?
  • What are the prizes for the Casual Sealed Deck Dragon Duel?
  • Does the Casual Sealed Deck Dragon Duel affect the Dragon Duel Championship Tournament?
  • What is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Tournament Store (OTS) Tournament Series?
  • Who is eligible for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • When can I register for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • What time does the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series start?
  • How many Rounds will the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series have?
  • How do I enter the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • What is the format for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • What are the rules for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • What are the prizes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • What are the rules for 3 vs 3 Team Dueling?
  • What are the rules for a Rivalry of Warlords Tournament?
  • What are the rules for a Tag Duel Tournament?
  • What are the rules for a Structure Deck Tournament?
  • What are the rules for a Time Wizard Tournament?
  • What are the Rules for the Charity Tournament?
  • What are the rules for a Speed Duel Constructed Tournament?
  • What is the Speed Duel Public Events Limited List for the Central America WCQ 2024?
  • What are the rules for a DUEL LINKS Tournament?
  • What are the Rules for a MASTER DUEL Tournament?
  • How long will each Match last?
  • What is the Public Events playoff?
  • What is the Prize Wall?

 


Public Event Schedule

Friday, June 21st      

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Central America WCQ Last Chance Qualifier (16-player flights)

 

Saturday, June 22nd

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ongoing) 2025 Regional Qualifier Tournaments (16-Duelist flights)
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ongoing) DUEL LINKS Tournaments
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ongoing) MASTER DUEL Tournaments
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ongoing) Rivalry of Warlords Tournaments
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ongoing) Speed Duel Constructed Tournaments
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ongoing) Structure Deck Tournaments (8-Duelist flights)
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ongoing) Time Wizard Tournaments (8-Duelist flights)
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ongoing) Tag Duel Tournaments (8-team flights)
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ongoing) Win-A-Mat Tournaments (8-Duelist flights)
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ongoing) Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournaments
11:00 AM Dragon Duel Tournament (Born 2011 or later)
1:00 PM Dragon Duel Casual Sealed (Born 2011 or later)
3:00 PM ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

Sunday, June 23rd

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing) 2025 Regional Qualifier Tournaments (16-Duelist flights)
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing) DUEL LINKS Tournaments
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing) MASTER DUEL Tournaments
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing) Rivalry of Warlords Tournaments
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing) Speed Duel Constructed Tournaments
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing) Structure Deck Tournaments (8-Duelist flights)
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing) Tag Duel Tournaments (8-team flights)
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing) Time Wizard Tournaments (8-Duelist flights)
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing) Win-A-Mat Tournaments (8-Duelist flights)
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing) Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournaments
10:00 AM 3 vs. 3 Team Tournament
11:00 AM Dragon Duel Tournament (Born 2011 or later)
12:00 PM ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!
1:00 PM Dragon Duel Casual Sealed Tournament (Born 2011 or later)
1:00 PM Yu-Gi-Oh! Charity Event
2:00 PM Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series
3:45 PM Cut-off to earn points for Public Events Playoffs
4:00 PM Public Event Playoffs

 

Registration for ongoing Public Events begins at the event’s start time. Registration for all non-ongoing Public Events begins approximately one hour before the event is scheduled to begin.

 


Public Event Information & Prizing

Event Packs Purchased for Entry Cost of Entry Pack Purchase # of Participants*** Format Prizing **
16 Player 2025 Regional Qualifier Tournaments* 2 Booster Packs $180 MXN 16 Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing) 1st Place: An invite to the next WCQ, Regional Card Case, and 2024 Regional Game Mat
Last Chance Qualifier* 2 Booster Packs $180 MXN 16 Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing) 1st Place: Invite to the Central America WCQ 2024, and 2024 Regional Game Mat

2nd Place: Invite to the Central America WCQ 2024

 

DUEL LINKS Tournaments 2 Booster Pack $180 MXN 8 DUEL LINKS Format -Single-Elimination (Ongoing) 1st Place: Blue-Eyes White Dragon (chibi) Pin, Lion patch

2nd Place: Ox Patch
3rdPlace: Bear Patch

MASTER DUEL Tournaments 2 Booster Pack $180 MXN 8 MASTER DUEL Format – Single Elimination (Ongoing)

 

1st Place: MASTER DUEL Desk Mat
Rivalry of Warlords Tournaments 2 Booster Packs $180 MXN 8 Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing) 1st Place: Rivalry of Warlords Game Mat
Speed Duel Constructed Tournaments 2 Speed Duel Booster Packs $180 MXN 8 Speed Duel Constructed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing) 1st Place: Speed Duel Game Mat, Speed Duel KC Coin, and 2 Speed Duel Tournament Packs

2nd Place: Speed Duel KC Coin and 2 Speed Duel Tournament Packs

Structure Deck Tournaments 1 Structure Deck $250 MXN 8 Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing) 1st Place: Structure Deck Tournament Game Mat
Time Wizard Tournaments 2 Booster Packs $180 MXN 8 Time Wizard Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing) 1st Place: Time Wizard Game Mat
Tag Duel Tournaments 1 Booster Pack per team member $90 MXN per team member 8 Teams Tag Duel Format – Single Elimination (Ongoing) 1st Place: Each team member will receive a 2×2 uncut sheet
Win-A-Mat 2 Booster Packs $180 MXN 8 Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing) 1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat
Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournaments 2 Booster Packs $180 MXN 8 Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing) 1st Place: Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Game Mat
1st – 8th Place: Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Field Center or Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Token
3 vs. 3 Team Dueling* 1 Booster Pack per team member $90 MXN per team member 64 Teams 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling Format – Single Elimination 1st Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Secret Rares

2nd Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Ultra Rares

3rd/4th Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Super Rares

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!* 3 Booster Packs $270 MXN 32 Advanced Format – Single-Elimination 1st Place: Oversized Yu-Gi-Oh! Card

2nd–3rd Place: Oversized

Yu-Gi-Oh! Card (half the size of 1st place)

Dragon Duel Casual Sealed Tournaments N/A Free Unlimited Speed Duel Sealed – Swiss (No Playoff Cut) 1st Place: Speed Duel coin
Dragon Duel Constructed Tournaments * N/A Free Unlimited Advanced Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut) Top 4 receive an invite to next WCQ, 2024 Regional Game Mat, Regional Card Case, and a Dragon Duel Medal.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Charity Event 2 Booster Packs Minimum of 1 Non-perishable Food Donation Unlimited Advanced Format

Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

12 Match Points: 16 Booster Packs

10 Match Points: 12 Booster Packs

9 Match Points: 8 Booster Packs

7 or 8 Match Points: 6 Booster Packs

6 Match Points: 4 Booster Packs

4 or 5 Match Points: 3 Booster Packs

3 Match Points: 2 Booster Packs

1 or 2 Match Points: 1 Booster Pack

Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series 2 Booster Packs per team member $180 MXN per team member 64 teams Advanced Format – Swiss, Playoff Top Cut Please refer to the Q: What are the prizes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series section below.
Public Events Playoff* N/A Free 4 per Playoff Advanced Format – Single-Elimination 1st Place: Super Rare copy of the YCS prize card.

 

*Deck Lists are required.

**Prizing is limited and subject to change. Any change in prizing will be announced before registration begins for any event with prizing different than advertised.

***Number of Participants per event subject to change without notice. Any change will be announced during the Central America WCQ 2024.

 


 

2024 Regional Qualifier Prize

Regional Qualifier Game Mat

 

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! Prize

 

DUEL LINKS Prizes

Blue-Eyes White Dragon (chibi) pin

DUEL LINKS Prize Patches

 

MASTER DUEL Prize

MASTER DUEL Desk Mat

 

Rivalry of Warlords Prize

Rivalry of Warlords Game Mat

 

Speed Duel Prizes

 

 Speed Duel Game Mats

 

Speed Duel Coin

 

Structure Deck Tournament Prize

Structure Deck: Fire Kings Game Mat

 

Time Wizard Prize

Time Wizard Game Mat

 

Win-A-Mat Tournament Prize

Win-A-Mat Game Mat

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament Prizes

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Game Mat

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Field Center Card

 


Q: What are the point values for the Public Events?

A:

Event Participation Points Additional Points for Winning
Dragon Duel Tournament 3 3
Rivalry of Warlords Tournament 3 3
Structure Deck Tournament 3 3
Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series 3 3
3 vs 3 Team Duel 2 2
ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! 2 2
Yu-Gi-Oh! Charity Event 2 2
Regional Qualifier Flights 2 2
Speed Duel Constructed Tournament 2 2
Tag Duel Tournament 2 2
Time Wizard Tournament 1 1
Win-A-Mat Tournament 1 1
Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament 1 1

 

 

No Public Event Points are awarded for the following events:

Central America WCQ 2024 Main Event
Central America Dragon Duel Championship
Dragon Duel Casual Sealed
Last Chance Qualifiers
DUEL LINKS Tournament
MASTER DUEL Tournament

Duelists must be present for the start of the first round of each event for which they register, in order to receive the entry points.  You cannot register in more than one event at a time. If you register for an event while you are still enrolled in a previous event, you will forfeit all Public Event points for all events in which you are simultaneously registered.

 

Q: What is a Swiss Round Tournament?

A: Duelists are paired off based on each Duelist’s win/loss record. Duelists are not eliminated when they lose a match during Swiss tournaments – instead, they will continue to be paired against Duelists with similar records for all remaining rounds of the event.

 

Q: What is a Single-Elimination Tournament?

A: Half of the tournament is eliminated after each round – the losing Duelist is out of the tournament, while the winner goes on to the next round. This continues until only one Duelist remains, which is then declared the winner.

 

Q: What are the Last Chance Qualifiers?

A: The Last Chance Qualifiers are Advanced Format, Constructed, 16-player, Single-Elimination Events, where the winner will earn an invite to the Central America WCQ 2024.

Only Duelists who do not already have an invite to the Central America WCQ 2024 may participate in any Last Chance Qualifier.

Duelists who already have an invite and participate in a Last Chance Qualifier will automatically lose their invite and will have to re-earn it to participate in the Central America WCQ 2024.

There is no age limit for Duelists who are eligible to participate in the Last Chance Qualifiers.

There is no limit on how many Last Chance Qualifiers a Duelist can enter, but they can only register for one at a time

A Deck List is required to participate in a Last Chance Qualifier. If you are eliminated from a Last Chance Qualifier you may ask the judge working your event for your Deck List, if you plan on using the same Deck List to enter another Last Chance Qualifier.

Duelists who win Last Chance Qualifiers will be required to register for their Central America WCQ 2024  upon completion of their Last Chance Qualifier. Duelists are not required to use the same Deck that they used in the Last Chance Qualifier but are required to submit a Deck List as part of the Central America WCQ 2024 Registration process.

 

Q: What is the Advanced Constructed Format Dragon Duel?

A: Dragon Duel tournaments are Advanced Format, Constructed events exclusive to Duelists born in 2011 or later. Dragon Duels give a chance to earn an invite to the next WCQ. It is run using Swiss Rounds without a Top Cut playoff.

Duelists that are eligible to play in the Dragon Duel tournament may enter the event for free.

Participants are required to provide proof of age in order to participate in a Dragon Duel (copy of Birth Certificate, Passport, etc.).

Duelists must be born in 2011 or later.

A minimum of four (4) Duelists is required to run a Dragon Duel tournament.

A Deck List is required for participation into a Dragon Duel. Dragon Duel tournaments are Tier 2 events.

All Duelists who earn an invite to the next WCQ or their guardian must fill out a copy the WCQ Invite Form prior to receiving their prizes.  A valid e-mail address must be provided for either the Duelist or the guardian.

 

Q: What are the prizes for the Advanced Constructed Format Dragon Duel?

A: Top 4 Duelists in a Dragon Duel tournament will receive a 2024 Regional Game Mat, a Dragon Duel Medal, and a Regional Card Case.

In addition to the prizes listed above, Invites awarded in the Dragon Duel for the next WCQ are based off of attendance, with the top-ranking Duelists after the final round of Swiss earning an invite to the next WCQ.

Number of Dragon Duelists # of Invites
4 – 8 4 Invites
9 – 16 8 Invites
17 – 32 12 Invites
33 – 64 16 Invites
65 + 20 Invites

 

 

The guardian for any Dragon Duelists who earn an invite to the WCQ must fill out a copy of the WCQ Invite Form prior to receiving their prizes.  A valid e-mail address must be provided for the guardian. Duelists are required to complete and submit a WCQ Invite form on site. Prizes are not awarded until after the WCQ Invite forms have been completed and properly submitted.

 

Q: What is the Format for the Casual Sealed Deck Dragon Duel?

A: Each Duelist would receive one Speed Duel Demo Deck.  They would then play a normal best 2 out of 3 game matches following Speed Duel Rules.

  • Each Duelist begins the game with 4000 Life Points
  • Each Duelist begins the game with four cards as their starting hand
  • The Main Deck size is 20 to 30 cards
  • The Extra Deck may have a maximum of five cards
  • Each Duelist has one Skill Card
  • Skill Card effects do not use the chain
  • Each Duelist has three Main Monster Zones, three Spell & Trap Zones, and one Field Zone.
  • The Duelist going first does not draw a card on their opening turn.
  • The hand size limit is six cards.
  • Each Duelist may have an active Field Spell Card.
  • Each Duelist may have a maximum of three copies of any card with the same name, in both the Main Deck and the Extra Deck.

Duelists can review the Speed Duel Policy Document here:

https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/penalty_guide/Speed_Duel_Addendum_1.2_KDE-US.pdf

For more information on Speed Dueling please see https://www.yugioh-card.com/speedduel/

 

Q: What are the prizes for the Casual Sealed Deck Dragon Duel?

A: All Duelists receive the Speed Duel Demo Deck for the tournament and in addition, the winner will receive a Speed Duel coin.

 

Q: Does the Casual Sealed Deck Dragon Duel affect the Dragon Duel Championship Tournament?

A: No, the Casual Sealed Deck tournament does not affect the Dragon Duel Championship and does not award any invites.

 

Q: What is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Tournament Store (OTS) Tournament Series?

These are events designed specifically for OTS teams, who attend Premier Level events.  Duelists who regularly play at a specific OTS and have 3 Duelists from the same OTS can register to compete for a plaque and other prizes.

 

Q: Who is eligible for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A: All Team members must be associated as customers at the same OTS and participate in their local tournaments on a regular basis. Team members must be registered as authorized Duelists by their OTS online prior to the event weekend. Please contact your local OTS if interested in being one of their authorized Duelists.

 

Q: When can I register for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A:  There will be a registration period on Sunday of the event from 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM where you can fill out Registration Forms and turn in Deck Lists.

 

Q: What time does the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series start?

A: 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM: Onsite Registration for Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series/Teams must turn in Deck List

2:00 PM:                        Start of Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series

 

Q: How many Rounds will the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series have?

A: The total number of Teams will determine the number of rounds that are played.

 

Number of Teams Number of

Swiss Rounds

Playoff Top Cut
4 – 8 3 Rounds of Swiss None
9 – 16 4 Rounds of Swiss Top 4
17 – 32 5 Rounds of Swiss Top 8
33 – 64 6 Rounds of Swiss Top 8

 

 

Q: How do I enter the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A: Duelist will pay the equivalent of 2 booster packs per team member (6 booster packs per team) in local currency to receive 2 booster packs per team member, and entry into the event.

 

Q: What is the format for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A: The Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series are Tier 1 events, conducted as Advanced Format, Constructed Deck, Swiss round events. The Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series will play Swiss Rounds, with a Playoff Top Cut, with prizes awarded at the end of the final playoff round played. If eight (8) or fewer Teams participate in the event, prizes are awarded after the final Round of Swiss.

Duelists will play Single Game Matches, with a team’s Round Results consisting of the combined Match Results for each team member.

Rounds in the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series are 20 minutes long.

 

Q: What are the rules for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A: Each Team will designate one Duelist on the team to be Duelist A, one to be Duelist B, and one to be Duelist C. Duelist A is considered to be the Team Captain and is the primary point of contact for administrative purposes. Each team must register a Team Name. The Team Name must be written on the top of the Registration Form and include the name of the OTS being represented. Team Names may not be offensive or disrespectful in any manner. Event Staff reserve the right to request a new team name if they feel the name may be inappropriate.

At the start of the Match, Duelist A will play against Duelist A, Duelist B will play against Duelist B, and Duelist C will play against Duelist C.  Team members play as individuals – they do not share cards, Decks, Life Points, etc. Wins and losses are calculated by teams as a whole. All members of the team will play one Game. The team with the most Game wins gets the win for the Match.

 

Q: What are the prizes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A:

Place Prizes
1st ·         Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series Plaque presented to the OTS

·         12 Booster Packs per team member

·         Uncut 2 x 4 sheet per team member

·         Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG branded journal per team member

2nd ·         9 Booster Packs per team member

·         Uncut 2 x 4 sheet per team member

·         Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG branded journal per team member

3rd ·         6 Booster Packs per team member

·         Uncut 2 x 4 sheet per team member

·         Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG branded journal per team member

 

 

Q: What are the rules for 3 vs 3 Team Dueling?

A: The 3 vs 3 Team Dueling Tournament will be Advanced Format Constructed, Single-Elimination with no Playoff Cut.

Duelists must use an uncut KDE-US Registration Form sheet to register for this event (3 Registration Forms per sheet). The top Duelist is automatically Duelist A, the middle is Duelist B, and the bottom is Duelist C.

Duelist A is considered to be the Team Captain and is the primary point of contact in regard to administrative purposes.

Each team must register a Team Name. The Team Name must be written on the top of the Registration Form. Team Names may not be offensive or disrespectful in any manner. Event Staff reserve the right to request a new team name if they feel the name may be inappropriate.

Here are the basic rules:

  • When registering for the tournament, each team will designate one Duelist on the team to be Duelist A, one to be Duelist B, and one to be Duelist C.
    Team members must keep their team designation throughout the tournament.
  • At the start of the round, Duelist A will play against Duelist A, Duelist B will play against Duelist B, and Duelist C will play against Duelist C. Team members play as individuals – they do not share cards, Decks, Life Points, etc.
  • All members of the team will play a best 2 out of 3 match.
  • The team with the most Match wins gets the win for the round.

Example of play:

Team 1 (Duelist A1, Duelist B1, and Duelist C1) and Team 2 (Duelist A2, Duelist B2, and Duelist C2) play each other in Round 1.

  • Duelist A1 sits across from Duelist A2, and they play each other, best 2 out of 3.
  • Duelist B1 sits across from Duelist B2, and they play each other, best 2 out of 3.
  • Duelist C1 sits across from Duelist C2, and they play each other, best 2 out of 3.

At the end of the Round, the teams compare Match wins.

  • Duelist A1 won the Match against Duelist A2.
  • Duelist B1 won the Match against Duelist B2.
  • Duelist C1 lost the Match against Duelist C2.

Since Team 1 has 2 Match wins, Team 1 wins the round.

 

Q: What are the rules for a Rivalry of Warlords Tournament?

A: Rivalry of Warlords tournaments will use a pre-built Rivalry of Warlords Deck randomly assigned at the beginning of the tournament. No changes to the Deck are allowed. Duelists will also be given a manual for the Deck.

Duelists will then be given 10 minutes to look over their cards and read the manual for their assigned Deck before the start of the tournament.

Once the above steps are completed the Duelists will then play against their first-round opponent in a best 2-out of-3 Match.

 

Q: What are the rules for a Tag Duel Tournament?

A: Besides the 3 vs 3 Team events, Duelists can also pair up to play cooperatively in Tag Duel!

Tag Duel Tournaments are Advanced constructed, Single-Elimination events with no playoff cut.

Duelists must register using a Team Registration Form. The Duelist listed as Duelist A will be team captain for administrative purposes. Each team must register a Team Name. The Team Name must be written on the top of the Registration Form. Team Names may not be offensive or disrespectful in any manner. Event Staff reserve the right to request a new team name if they feel the name may be inappropriate.

Here are the basic rules:

  • When registering each team will designate one Duelist as Duelist A and the other as Duelist B. Team members must keep their team designation throughout the tournament.
  • Each Duelist will have their own unique field.
  • Each Duelist uses their own Deck (2 Decks per team)
  • Each Duelist uses only Pendulum Scales they control for a Pendulum Summon.
  • Duelists may use cards that their teammate possesses to pay costs for activating effects, or to meet the Summoning conditions of monsters.
  • Teams share a Life Point total of 16,000 (if it reaches zero, that team loses the Duel).
  • Each Team can have one (1) Field Spell card on the field at a time. If either Duelist on a team controls a Field Spell, it must be sent to the Graveyard before a new one can be placed (Set or activated) on the field.
  • Each Duelist can Summon Monsters from their own Extra Deck only.
  • Any member of a team may use any cards in play on their team’s side of the field for Tribute Summons, Ritual Summons, and Summons from the Extra Deck.
  • Teammates may not activate effects (Ignition Effects, Normal Spell Cards, Quick Effects, Trigger Effects, Continuous Effects, etc.) that their teammate possesses unless the effect is able to be utilized by all Duelists.
  • Trigger effects, even if it is an effect triggered by the Duelist, can only be activated by the Duelist who possesses that card.
  • Teammates may talk, compare hands, and share information freely with each other. Teammates must come to an agreement before making plays involving each other’s cards. Teammates cannot take an extended period to discuss their actions and must still conduct their moves in a timely manner.
  • A team loses if their Life Points reach zero or if either Duelist on a team cannot draw a card from their deck when required to. If a Duelist reaches a special victory condition (such as Final Countdown or Exodia the Forbidden One), that team wins.
  • Each Duelist on each team may run three (3) of any card not currently on the Forbidden and Limited List. Each Duelist is also allowed to run one (1) of any Limited Card and two (2) of any Semi-Limited Card currently on the Forbidden and Limited Lists.

Example of Play

Duelists on the same team sit beside each other, with Duelist A seated to the right of Duelist B.

Team 1 consists of Duelists 1A & 1B and Team 2 consists of Duelists 2A & 2B.

The Turn order starts with Duelist A on the Team that chose to go first and then alternates between teams. See example below with Team 1 going first.

  • Team 1 Duelist 1A
  • Team 2 Duelist 2A
  • Team 1 Duelist 1B
  • Team 2 Duelist 2B
  • Continue until one team wins
  • The first Duelist to start the Duel does not draw at the start of their first turn.
  • Tag Duel Matches are run in Best-of-One Duel Format
  • Tag Duel Matches are 30 minutes in length.
  • Tag Duel Matches utilizes the current End of Match procedure
    • When time is called, the current Duelist will finish their phase and then life points will be calculated

Attacking

The active Duelist can only attack with Attack Position monsters that they control. Duelists may not attack with their teammate’s monsters.

If there is a monster on the opponent’s side of the field (in either Duelist’s Main/Extra Monster Card Zones) then it must be destroyed before attacking the opponent’s life points directly.

The first 3 Duelists of the Duel (see above, Duelists 1A, 2A and 1B) cannot conduct their Battle Phase and cannot attack on their first turns.

Additional Rules and Card Effect interaction examples can be found here on the Alternate Tournament Format Page.

 

Q: What are the rules for a Structure Deck Tournament?

A:

  • The eight (8) Duelists are seated across from their first-round opponent.
  • Each Duelist is then given one (1) of the same sealed Structure Deck.
  • The Duelists will then be given 10 minutes to look over their cards and sleeve their main Deck and Extra Deck, should they choose to do so, with tournament-legal sleeves.
  • Once the above steps are completed the Duelists then will play against their first-round opponent in a best 2-out of-3 match.

 

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size

All Main Deck Cards

Extra Deck Size

All Extra Deck Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

The Advanced Format list does not apply.

 

 

Q: What are the rules for a Time Wizard Tournament?

A: Time Wizard events use the available Cards, Forbidden & Limited List, and game rules from the era determined by the chosen format for the tournament you enter.

There will primarily be two Time Wizard formats offered as Public Events at the Central America WCQ 2024.

The first format will use the April 2005 Forbidden and Limited List, and the last legal set will be Dark Beginnings 2. This will be the “July 2005” format Time Wizard event.

The second format will use the March 2010 Forbidden and Limited List, and the last legal set will be Duelist Pack: Kaiba. This will be the “April 2010” format Time Wizard event.

While these two formats will be the primary formats offered, they aren’t the only formats possible! If you and your friends would like to play a different format, come chat with event staff at Public Events to get your preferred format started!

 

Q: What are the Rules for the Charity Tournament?

A: Duelists can compete in an event for Booster Packs. All it takes to enter is donating non-perishable food (sealed and valued at least 5 USD or its equivalent in local currency).  For your donation you’ll receive two (2) Booster Packs and registration in the event. Duelists will compete in 4 Swiss Rounds using Advanced Constructed Format. Prizes are Booster Packs and the amount you get is based on your win/loss record. Food Donations will be picked up by a local, non-profit NGO.

 

Q: What are the rules for a Speed Duel Constructed Tournament?

A: Duelists can bring their own Speed Duel Deck and play in a Constructed Speed Duel event.

  • Each Round is 40 minutes long.
  • Each Duelist begins the game with 4000 Life Points.
  • Each Duelist begins the game with four (4) cards as their starting hand.
  • Skill Card effects do not use the chain.
  • Each Duelist has three (3) Main Monster Zones, three (3) Spell & Trap Zones, and one (1) Field Zone.
  • The Duelist going first does not draw a card on their opening turn.
  • The hand size limit is six (6) cards.
  • Each Duelist may have an active Field Spell Card.

To build your own Constructed Speed Duel Deck, you will need to follow these requirements before entering an event.

  • Only cards with a Speed Duel Logo can be used in your Deck.
  • Your Deck includes the Main Deck and may include a Side Deck and/or Extra Deck.
  • You may not have more than three (3) copies of any card included in your Main Deck, Side Deck, and Extra Deck combined.
  • Your Main Deck must have a minimum of 20 cards, and a maximum of 30 cards (cards in the Side and Extra Decks do not count towards this total).
  • In a Constructed tournament, you may use a Side Deck consisting of 0 to 6 cards in addition to your Main Deck. Skill Cards can be included in your Side Deck.
  • If you choose not to use a Skill Card during the first Duel of a Match and you have Skill Cards in your Side Deck, you may use a Skill Card from the Side Deck as part of the Side Deck process for Game 2 or Game 3.
  • If you choose to use a Skill Card during the first Duel of a Match, you may opt not to use a Skill Card for subsequent Duels in the Match.
  • In a Constructed Tournament, you may use an Extra Deck consisting of 0 to 6 Extra Deck Monsters.

Duelists can review the Speed Duel Policy Document here; https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/penalty_guide/Speed_Duel_Addendum-Official_KDE-US_YGO_TCG_Policy.pdf

In addition to the Speed Duel Policy Document, Speed Duelists should be aware of Skill Card Text and Skill Card Rules updates. These changes can be reviewed here: https://yugiohblog.konami.com/2021/11/skillcard-update/.

 

Q: What is the Speed Duel Public Events Limited List for the Central America WCQ 2024?

A:

Speed Duel Public Events Limited List

An event-only Limited List for all Speed Duel Public Events held at this event.

This Limited List is legal on the weekend of the event and only at the event. Duelists must comply with the list if they wish to participate in Speed Duel Public Events.

Copies of the list will be available at the Public Events stage for Duelists to reference.

The Speed Duel Limited List works like the Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS Forbidden and Limited List.

 

Forbidden: None of the following cards can be used.

      • My Precious Queen! (Weevil Underwood Skill Card)

Limited 1: Only 1 of the following cards out of all the cards that are “Limited 1” can be used in your Deck & Side Deck.

      • I’m Just Gonna Attack (Joey Wheeler Skill Card)
      • Twisted Personality (Yami Marik Skill Card)
      • Golden Ladybug
      • Offerings to the Doomed
      • Floodgate Trap Hole
      • Nightmare Wheel
      • Zoma the Spirit

Limited 2: Only 2 of the following cards out of all the cards that are “Limited 2” can be used in your Deck & Side Deck.

      • Cocoon of Ultra Evolution (Weevil Underwood Skill Card)
      • Jinzo
      • Parasite Paranoid
      • Allure of Darkness
      • Foolish Burial
      • Machine Angel Ritual
      • Reinforcement of the Army

Limited 3: Only 3 of the following cards out of all the cards that are “Limited 3” can be used in your Deck & Side Deck.

      • Cyber Angel Benten
      • Breaker the Magical Warrior
      • Cyber Dragon
      • D.D. Warrior Lady
      • Book of Moon
      • Cosmic Cyclone
      • Wall of Disruption

 

For Limited 1, you can only choose 1 of the listed cards to have in your Deck. If you choose 1 you cannot use any of the others.

  • Example: If you use I’m Just Gonna Attack then you cannot use Floodgate Trap Hole, Nightmare Wheel, Zoma the Spirit, etc.

For Limited 2, you can choose up to 2 of the listed cards to use in your Deck. Whichever you choose, you will not be able to use any of the others. You can choose to have multiple copies of the same card if you like, but they will count towards the total limited number.

  • Example: If you use 2 copies of Parasite Paranoid, you will not be able to use Cocoon of Ultra Evolution (Weevil Underwood Skill Card).
  • Example: If you use 1 copy of Parasite Paranoid and 1 copy of Cocoon of Ultra Evolution you would then not be able to use Allure of Darkness, Foolish Burial, etc 

For Limited 3, you can choose up to 3 of the listed cards to use in your Deck. Whichever you choose, you will not be able to use any of the others. You can choose to have multiple copies of the same card if you like, but they will count towards the total limited number

  • Example: If you use 3 copies of D.D. Warrior Lady you cannot use any other Limited 3 cards like Book of Moon, Breaker the Magical Warrior, or Cosmic Cyclone.
  • Example: You can use 2 copies of D.D. Warrior Lady and another Limited 3 card like Book of Moon but then you could not use Breaker the Magical Warrior, Cosmic Cyclone, etc.
  • Example: You can choose to use 1 copy of D.D. Warrior Lady, Book of Moon, and Breaker the Magical Warrior but then you would not be able to use any of the other Limited 3 cards listed, like Cyber Dragon, Cosmic Cyclone, Wall of Disruption, etc.

 

Q: What are the rules for a DUEL LINKS Tournament?

A: This event allows you to use your own device and connect to others for a DUEL LINKS format, Single-Elimination event. Test your Deck builds in a Duel using the latest DUEL LINKS Forbidden and Limited restrictions to compete for DUEL LINKS Prize Patches and the 1st place Pin (while supplies last)!

  • Rounds will be played best of three (3) Duels.
    • For Games 2 and 3, please ignore the results of the coin toss and have the Duelist that lost the previous game choose to go first or second.
  • Rounds will be 45 minutes long.

Between each Duel, you may use your Side Deck to alter your Deck for the next Duel.

  • Your Side Deck can consist of between 0 to 12 of the following:
    • Between 0 and 12 cards
    • Between 0 and 3 Legendary Duelists with a Character Skill
      • For example, a Side Deck could be made up of 9 cards and 3 additional Legendary Duelists with a Character Skill or 1 additional Legendary Duelist with 3 different Character Skills
    • Any changes can be made to the Deck between Duels of a Match, including the following:
      • Adding Cards
      • Subtracting Cards
      • Changing Legendary Duelist
      • Changing Character Skill
    • The Deck must be legal for play (appropriate number of cards in the Main and Side Deck, complies with the Forbidden and Limited list available within the DUEL LINKS app).
    • If the Duelist believes there is an error or other issue with their Deck, they should contact a Judge immediately.
    • After you finish preparing your Deck, please notify the judge that you have completed Side Decking and are ready to start your next Duel.
    • Failure to do this by the 3-minute mark may result in appropriate penalties.
      • If there are any issues while Side Decking or connecting to the room after confirming you are ready for your next Duel, please notify a judge immediately.
    • Duelists are required to revert their Deck back to its original Deck prior to the start of each Match in an On-Demand Single-Elimination Public Event. Duelists must have a DUEL LINKS legal-for-play Deck prior to each played Game/Match.
      • Some DUEL LINKS Events will require Deck Lists, please be sure to check event information regarding Deck Lists to confirm.

In case of a disconnect, win/loss will be determined by the result given in-game.  If the app crashes, or both Duelists disconnect simultaneously and a win is not decided, the Duelists will restart that Duel using the same Decks.  Side Decking will not be allowed for that specific Duel.

Instructions on how the competitors can connect to the in-game Tournament Room will be provided once you are seated for the events.

Duelists will need to have the latest DUEL LINKS app installed on their device and reached Stage 4 or higher to participate in Tournaments.  The current version at the time of posting is v. 8.8.0.

 

Q: What are the Rules for a MASTER DUEL Tournament?

A: This event allows you to use your own device and connect to others remotely for a MASTER DUEL format, Single-Elimination event. Test your Deck builds in a Duel using the latest MASTER DUEL Forbidden and Limited restrictions to compete for MASTER DUEL Prizes (while supplies last)!

  • Rounds will be played best of three (3) Duels.
    • For Games 2 and 3, please ignore the results of the coin toss and have the loser of the previous game choose to go first or second.
  • Rounds will be 50 minutes long.

Between each Duel, you may use your Side Deck to alter your Deck for the next Duel.

  • Your Side Deck is every card in your collection.
  • Any changes can be made to the Deck between Duels of a Match, including the following:
    • Adding Cards
    • Subtracting Cards
  • The Deck must be legal for play (appropriate number of cards in the Main and Side Deck, complies with the Forbidden and Limited list available within the MASTER DUEL app).
  • If the Duelist believes there is an error or other issue with their Deck, they should contact a Judge immediately.
  • After you finish preparing your Deck, please notify the judge that you have completed Side Decking and are ready to start your next Duel.
  • Failure to do this by the 3-minute mark may result in appropriate penalties.
    • If there are any issues while Side Decking or connecting to the room after confirming you are ready for your next Duel, please notify a judge immediately.
  • Duelists are required to revert their Deck back to its original Deck prior to the start of each Match in an On-Demand Single-Elimination Public Event. Duelists must have a MASTER DUEL legal-for-play Deck prior to each played Game/Match.
    • Some MASTER DUEL Events will require Deck Lists, please be sure to check event information regarding Deck Lists to confirm.

In case of a disconnect, win/loss will be determined by the result given in-game.  If the app crashes, or both Duelists disconnect simultaneously and a win is not decided, the Duelists will restart that Duel using the same Decks.  Side Decking will not be allowed for that specific Duel.

Instructions on how Duelists can connect to the in-game Tournament Room will be provided once you are seated for the events.

Duelists will need to have the latest MASTER DUEL app installed on their device to participate in Tournaments. Your device will ask you to update to the latest version, if you do not have the latest version.

 

Q: How long will each Match last?

A: Each Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Match will be a best 2-out-of-3 Duel with a 45-minute time limit.

Each Speed Duel Match will be a best 2-out-of-3 Duel with a 40-minute time limit.

Each DUEL LINKS Match will be a best 2-out-of-3 Duel with a 45-minute time limit.

Each MASTER DUEL Match will be a best 2-out-of-3 Duel with a 50-minute time limit.

 

Q: What is the Public Events playoff?

A: The Public Events playoff gives 8 hopeful Duelists a chance to win their very own copy of the coveted YCS Prize Card! There are two different playoffs, each of which awards the YCS Prize Card to the winner.

Playoff 1: The four Duelists who have accumulated the highest number of Public Event points will play two rounds of Single-Elimination to determine a winner, who will receive a Super Rare copy of the YCS Prize Card. In case of a points total tie, the selection will be made by random drawing from the tied competitors.

Playoff 2:  Four names will be drawn at random from all Public Events entrants over the course of the weekend. These four competitors will then play two rounds of Single-Elimination to determine a winner, who will receive a Super Rare copy of the YCS Prize Card.

 

Q:What is the Prize Wall?

A: The Prize Wall is an extension of Public Events! In addition to earning prizes for participating in these tournaments, Duelists will also receive prize tickets. You can spend these prize tickets at the Prize Wall for items offered. These items are subject to change, availability and while supplies last.

How do I earn Prize Tickets?
Each time you do well at a Public Event you will receive a prize ticket, and additional prize tickets will be distributed to the top finishers. The number of tickets awarded for doing well depends on the type of tournament.

Tournament Maximum Players Tickets Awarded
2025 Regional Qualifier Tournaments 16 Top 8: 1 Ticket
Top 4: 3 Tickets
3 vs 3 Team Duel 64 Teams Top 4 (Teams): 3 Tickets per Duelist
Top 2 (Teams): 5 Tickets per Duelist
ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! 64 Top 8: 3 Tickets
Top 4: 9 Tickets
Top 2: 15 Tickets
Charity Event No Limit Top 8: 3 Tickets
Top 4: 9 Tickets
Top 2: 15 Tickets
Dragon Duel Tournaments No Limit Place Top 4: 3 Tickets
DUEL LINKS Tournaments 8 Top 4: 1 Ticket
Top 2: 3 Tickets
MASTER DUEL Tournaments 8 Top 4: 1 Ticket

Top 2: 3 Tickets

OTS Tournament Series 24+ Top 4 (Teams): 3 Tickets per Duelist
Top 2 (Teams): 5 Tickets per Duelist
Rivalry of Warlords Tournaments 8 Top 4: 1 Ticket

Top 2: 3 Tickets

Speed Duel Constructed Tournaments 8 Top 4: 1 Ticket
Top 2: 3 Tickets
Structure Deck Tournaments 8 Top 4: 1 Ticket
Top 2: 3 Tickets
Time Wizard Tournaments 8 Top 4: 1 Ticket

Top 2: 3 Tickets

Win-A-Mat Tournaments 8 Top 4: 1 Ticket

Top 2: 3 Tickets

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournaments 8 Top 4: 1 Ticket
Top 2: 3 Tickets

 

 

Public Event prize wall tickets have no monetary value and are not for sale. Prize wall tickets given out at this event can only be redeemed at the Central America WCQ 2024.

Central America WCQ 2024 FAQs

CENTRAL AMERICA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER (WCQ) 2024
Frequently Asked Questions


World Qualifying Points Playoff (Friday June 21st, 2024)

    • What are World Qualifying Points?
    • What is the Central America World Qualifying Points Playoff and how do I qualify to play in it?
    • When is registration for the World Qualifying Points Playoff?
    • If I do not win the World Qualifying Points Playoff and want to play in the Central America WCQ 2024 , can I still get the Pre-Registration Items?
    • If I chose to play in the WCQ, am I able to use a different Deck than I used for the World Qualifying Points Playoff?
    • Do I win anything for competing in the World Qualifying Points Playoff?
    • When will I receive my participation prize for the World Qualifying Points Playoff?

Central America WCQ 2024 Information

    • What happens at the Central America WCQ 2024?
    • Do I need an invite to participate in the Central America WCQ 2024?
    • What is the attendance capacity for the Central America WCQ 2024?
    • What are the prizes for the Central America WCQ 2024?
    • Are there any pack prizes?
    • What is the format for the Central America WCQ 2024?
    • How many rounds will the Central America WCQ 2024 have?
    • How many Duelists will advance to Day 2?
    • How many Duelists will advance to the Top Cut?
    • What will I need to bring to the Central America WCQ 2024 tournament?
    • If I’ve never been to a Central America WCQ 2024 tournament, what should I expect?
    • Does KDE-US and/or its agents perform filming and photography at these events?
    • I will be bringing my children to the Central America WCQ 2024. Is there anything I should know?
    • Will the Central America WCQ 2024 have the Bounty Feature?
    • I won a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) or Remote Duel YCS event during the 2023 – 2024 qualifying season. Are there any perks for me at the Central America WCQ 2024?
    • Will there be meal breaks during the tournament?
    • What if someone who came with me does not know how to play?
    • What happens if I am not done with my Match when time is called in the Round?

Central America WCQ 2024 Registration Information

    • When can I register for the Central America WCQ?
    • Do I receive any items for registering online?
    • What will I need to bring in order to check in?
    • When will I receive my participation prizes?

Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship Information

    • What happens at the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship?
    • Do I need an invite to participate in the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship?
    • What are the prizes for the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship?
    • Are there any pack prizes at the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship?
    • What is the format for the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship?
    • How many rounds will the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship have?
    • How many Duelists will advance to Day 2?
    • How many Duelists will advance to the Top Cut?
    • What will I need to bring to the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship tournament?
    • If I’ve never been to a Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship tournament, what should I expect?
    • I will be bringing my children to the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship. Is there anything I should know?
    • Will the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship have the Bounty Feature?
    • Will there be meal breaks during the tournament?
    • What if someone who came with me does not know how to play?
    • What happens if I am not done with my Match when time is called in the Round?

Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship Registration Information

    • When can I register for the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship?
    • What will I need to bring in order to register?
    • When will I receive my participation prizes?

Invitations

    • Do I need an invitation to participate in the Central America WCQ 2024?
    • If I qualified in a Dragon Duel tournament (for Duelists born in 2010 or later) can I play in the all ages Central America WCQ 2024?
    • How and when will I receive my Invite?
    • What should I do if I can’t find my name on KDE-US’ online invite list?

Card Legality

    • What cards are legal for play?
    • Can I use OCG cards (cards printed for use in Japan and other Asian territories) in my Deck?
    • Can I use foreign language cards in my Deck?

Public Events

    • Will there be Public Events?

Miscellaneous

    • I may need assistance to participate at the Central America WCQ 2024 due to a disability or recent injury, what should I do?
    • I want to judge at the Central America WCQ 2024, instead of competing as a Duelist – how do I request to participate?
    • Will there be vendors on site so I can buy single cards and supplies and sell my cards?
    • Can I buy and sell from other people at the event?
    • Where can I get food and drinks during the tournament?
    • When will the schedule for other Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG tournaments be posted?
    • Can I get a CARD GAME ID number at the Central America WCQ 2024 tournament, or will I need to have one before I attend the event?
    • What items are prohibited at the Central America WCQ 2024
    • What if I lost an item at the tournament?

 


World Qualifying Points Playoff (Friday June 21st, 2024)

Q: What are World Qualifying Points?

A: World Qualifying Points are a way to earn an invite to the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2024 outside of the WCQ. Duelists who earn WCQ invites throughout the course of the 2023-2024 Organized Play Season, and accurately complete their WCQ Invite Forms, will also earn “World Qualifying Points” which award additional invites to the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2024 through a World Qualifying Points Playoff.

 

Q: What is the Central America World Qualifying Points Playoff and how do I qualify to play in it?

The Top 16 Points earners during the 2023-2024 Organized Play Season  will be invited to a Playoff on Friday June 21st at the Central America WCQ, to earn an invite to the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2024. The World Qualifying Points Playoff is a Swiss, Advanced Constructed tournament with a cut to a Top 4. A total of 16 Duelists will compete in the World Qualifying Playoff. See the charts below for the breakdown:

 

Central America Number of Invites to the Playoff from the 2023-2024 Season
Costa Rica/Panama 2
Guatemala/El Salvador 2
Honduras/Nicaragua 2
Jamaica/Dominican Republic 2
Mexico 8

 

 

Eligible Duelists must be present to claim their spot and register to compete on Friday June 21st  between 10:30am until 11:30am. If any of the Top Points earners are not present to play, the Playoff spot will then be given to the next ranked Duelist based on the country breakdown above. For example, if only 1 Duelist from Mexico is missing from the Top 16 Duelists then the next Duelist in line to compete will be the ninth place Duelist from Mexico’s leaderboard.  Same example will apply for any other leaderboard.

Registration will close once all spots are filled or at 11:30AM Friday June 21st (whichever comes first). If, at 11:30AM, not all 16 eligible Duelists have registered, eligibility will pass down to the next eligible Duelist as stated above.

Deck Lists will be required when you register for the World Qualifying Points Playoff, so have them ready when you register.

 

Q: When is registration for the World Qualifying Points Playoff?

A: Registration will be open on Friday June 21st from 10:30am until 11:30am. The WQP Playoff will start at the close of registration.  Late entries will not be accepted.

 

Q: If I do not win the World Qualifying Points Playoff and want to play in the  Central America WCQ 2024 , can I still get the Pre-Registration Items?

A: Yes, you will be able to register at the VIP Station either after the WQP Playoff on Friday or during Saturday morning registration. In either case, you will receive all of the pre-registration items.

 

Q: If I choose to play in the WCQ, am I able to use a different Deck than I used for the World Qualifying Points Playoff?

A: Yes, you may change your Deck.  You will need to submit a Deck List when you register for the WCQ, it can be the same Deck as the WQP Playoff or a different Deck.

 

Q: Do I win anything for competing in the World Qualifying Points Playoff?

A: Yes! All participants in the WQP Playoff will receive:

      • VIP Status in the Central America WCQ 2024 (2-round BYE, assigned seating), regardless of their final record in the Playoff.
      • A Super Rare copy of the YCS Prize card for 2023-24 YCS Season.

Participants who did not earn one of the invites to the World Championship via the Playoff can still play in the WCQ to earn an invite via the WCQ.

The winners of the Playoffs can also compete in the Central America WCQ for additional prizing. If a World Qualifying Points Playoff winner participates in the Central America WCQ and ranks high enough in the Central America WCQ to earn an invite to the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2024, the invite will automatically pass down to the next eligible Duelist in the Central America WCQ 2024.

 

Q: When will I receive my participation prize for the World Qualifying Points Playoff?

A: Prizing will be awarded once all Duelists are seated and ready to begin the first round of the World Qualifying Points Playoff.

 


Central America WCQ 2024 Information


Q: What happens at the Central America WCQ 2024?

A: The Central America WCQ 2024 is an invite-only tournament, where Duelists will attend to compete for exclusive prizes and the chance to become the undisputed Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Champion.

The Central America WCQ 2024 is a 3-day event. On Friday, June 21st, Duelists who have not qualified for the Central America WCQ 2024 can play in Last Chance Qualifiers to earn an invite for the Central America WCQ 2024 (Last Chance Qualifiers begin at 12:00 PM on Friday, June 21st ).  The actual Central America WCQ 2024 itself will begin on Saturday, June 22nd.

In addition to the Central America WCQ 2024, there will be numerous Public Events to participate in during Saturday and Sunday.

 

Q: Do I need an invite to participate in the Central America WCQ 2024?

A: Yes, all Duelists wishing to compete in the Central America WCQ 2024 will need to have earned an invite at any of the following:

      • A Regional Qualifier hosted between July 2023 and June 21st, 2024
        • This includes Regional Qualifier single-elimination flights hosted at YCS and Remote Duel YCS
        • Last Chance Qualifiers hosted at the Central America WCQ 2024
      • A Dragon Duel event hosted between July 2023 and June 21st, 2024
      • OTS Championship event hosted between July 2023 and March 2024
      • YCS Top Cut between July 2023 and June 2024
        • This includes Remote Duel YCS

A list of Duelists with Invites can be found on KCGN (https://cardgame-network.konami.net/). You will need to log in to your KONAMI ID in order to view the invite list. After you log in, you can find the invite list under the Notifications section of KCGN.

If you have a question about your invite status, you can email la-opsupport@konami.com  and ask. Please provide your full name, CARD GAME ID number, date and location of the event at which you qualified, along with your question, so we can answer you quickly and efficiently.

Aside from the World Qualifying Points Playoff and WCQ, anyone wishing to attend the Central America WCQ 2024 to spectate or take part in any of the Public Events or Attractions do not need an invite to do that as the hall is open to the public and all are welcome to enter.

 

Q: What is the attendance capacity for the Central America WCQ 2024?

A: Due to safety, health, and fire regulations, we have seating for up to 1,232 Duelists for the Central America WCQ 2024.  We urge you to pre-register on Friday to have a better chance of being able to play in the Main Event.  If the venue reaches capacity, additional Duelists will not be allowed to enter the hall. As space opens up from the Main Event, we will offer numerous Public Events that you will still be able to participate in throughout the weekend.

 

Q: What are the prizes for the Central America WCQ 2024?

A:

1st Place* Invite to World Championship
72 Booster Packs from recent sets
2nd Place 48 Booster Packs from recent sets
3rd-4th Place 36 Booster Packs from recent sets
5th-8th Place Complete Sets of Phantom Nightmare & Legacy of Destruction

Nintendo Switch

24 Booster Packs from recent sets

9th-16th Place 24 Booster Packs from recent sets

Complete Set of Legacy of Destruction

Top 4 Complete Sets of Phantom Nightmare & Legacy of Destruction (only 1st Place will include Quarter Century Rare Cards)

Nintendo Switch

Additional Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card: Anotherverse Gluttonia

Winner of World Qualifying Points Playoff* Invite to World Championship

An additional copy of the Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Anotherverse Gluttonia

Top 8 Championship Trophy
Top 32 Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card: Anotherverse Gluttonia
Top Cut WCQ 2024 Top Cut Game Mat
Participation WCQ 2024  Participation Game Mat
WCQ 2024 Sleeves

 

WCQ 2024 Top Cut Game Mat

*In addition to the other prizes earned, the winner of the WCQ and the winner of the World Qualifying Points Playoff will also receive complimentary travel and accommodations to the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2024. Travel and accommodations will also be provided for one (1) parent or legal guardian for any Duelist age 17 or under.  Please note that the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2024 will be held in the United States of America and a visa will most likely be needed for you to enter the country.  We highly recommend starting the process on getting a visa approved as soon as possible. KDE-US will not be responsible for your visa and cannot guarantee a visa interview appointment in time for the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2024.  If a visa to the United States of America is not secured by August 9th, 2024 we will need to pass the invite down to the next eligible Duelist that has an approved visa and all documents ready for travel into the United States of America.  Invites for the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2024 will pass down through the Top 16. If no Duelists in the Top 16 have the necessary documentation, then the invite will be forfeited.

 

Q: Are there any pack prizes?

A: The Top 16 of the Central America WCQ 2024 will receive booster pack prizes. Please refer to the prizing section above for information on all prizes that will be awarded at the Central America WCQ 2024.

 

Q: What is the format for the Central America WCQ 2024?

A:  The Central America WCQ 2024 is a Constructed event, which means each Duelist must bring his or her own Deck to compete. Decks must be constructed per the latest Advanced Format guidelines. See here for more information: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/limited/index.html. The Forbidden & Limited List is updated periodically; refer to the “UPDATED” date on that page to ensure your Deck matches the current format.

 

Q: How many rounds will the Central America WCQ 2024 have?

A: The total number of Duelists will determine the number of rounds that are played.

 

Number of Participants* Number of Swiss Rounds Swiss Rounds Day 1 Swiss Rounds Day 2 Playoff Top Cut
129 – 256 Duelists 8 Rounds 7 Rounds 1 Round Top 64
257 – 512 Duelists 9 Rounds 7 Rounds 2 Rounds Top 64
513 – 1024 Duelists 10 Rounds 8 Rounds 2 Rounds Top 64
1025 – 2048 Duelists 11 Rounds 8 Rounds 3 Rounds Top 64

 

 

Q: How many Duelists will advance to Day 2?

A: If there are 256 or fewer Duelists registered for the WCQ, then the Top 64 Duelists OR Duelists with a minimum of 13 Points, whichever number is larger, will advance to Day 2.

If there are 257 – 512 Duelists registered for the WCQ, then the Top 128 Duelists OR Duelists with a minimum of 13 Points, whichever number is larger, will advance to Day 2.

If there are 513 – 1024 Duelists registered for the WCQ, then the Top 128 Duelists OR all players with a minimum of 16 Points, whichever number is larger, will advance to Day 2.

If there are 1025 – 2048 Duelists registered for the WCQ, then the Top 256 Duelists OR all players with a minimum of 16 Points, whichever number is larger, will advance to Day 2.

Additional Swiss rounds will begin at 10am on Sunday, with the top cut to follow.  If no additional Swiss Rounds, then the top cut will start at 10am.

 

Q: How many Duelists will advance to the Top Cut?

A: If there are 129 or more Duelists registered for the Central America WCQ 2024, the tournament will cut to Top 64 after all rounds of Swiss are completed.

 

Q: What will I need to bring to the Central America WCQ 2024 tournament?

A: You should bring a tournament-legal Deck as described in the Card Legality section below, along with any tournament supplies you will need, such as 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.  If you have a CARD GAME ID number, you should bring your number. You should bring a form of personal identification with a picture as well as money for your incidentals (food, drinks, Public Events, etc.).

 

Q: If I’ve never been to a Central America WCQ 2024 tournament, what should I expect?

A: The Central America WCQ 2024 is a prestigious Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament that attracts the best Duelists in Central America.  Many Duelists travel great distances to attend the Central America WCQ 2024, so you can expect to meet hundreds of fellow Yu-Gi-Oh! fans from all over Central America and the Caribbean.

There are a lot of things you should do to make sure you are prepared before heading to the tournament.

Read over the list of things you will need for the tournament, and make sure you have everything.
You’ll have a better time at the event if you don’t have too many bulky or heavy possessions to carry around, as it can get crowded there on the floor.  Think ahead while you are planning what to bring with you.

Duelists are responsible for paying attention to information from judges and/or tournament staff in order to understand what is going on. If Duelists have questions about the event either beforehand or while they are there, they should check with the Event Manager.

Before heading to the event, all Duelists should read over the KDE-US Tournament Policy and Penalty Guidelines carefully.   These documents tell you what you can and cannot do at an event and give you a good idea of what to expect.  You may find these guidelines by clicking the following links.

KDE-US Official Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Tournament Policy:

https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/penalty_guide/YGOTCG_Policy_v_2_2.pdf

Tournament Infractions and Penalties Policy:

https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/penalty_guide/Penalty_Guidelines_v_2_2.pdf

Remember, there is much more to do at the Central America WCQ 2024 than just compete in the Main Event.  There are lots of Public Events, vendors buying and selling cards, and other Duelists to trade with. Read over the FAQ carefully, and you’ll be off to a great start. Public Events will be available as space opens up from the Main Event. If the venue reaches capacity, additional Duelists will not be allowed to enter the hall.

 

Q: Does KDE-US and/or its agents perform filming and photography at these events?

A: Yes by entering the premise of this event you agree to the following:

When you enter a Yu-Gi-Oh! event or program, you are entering an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, interviews, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for promotional purposes, webcasts, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by KONAMI, its affiliates and representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote Yu-Gi-Oh! or KONAMI events in the future, to highlight the event and promote Yu-Gi-Oh! and KONAMI properties.

You release KONAMI, its employees, representatives and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of photographs, computer images, video and/or sound recordings. By entering the event premises, you waive any rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, or other publication, irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged.

You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by KONAMI, its agents or representatives. You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability and release before entering the event.

If you do not wish to be recorded or photographed, please do not enter the premises.

 

Q: I will be bringing my children to the Central America WCQ 2024.  Is there anything I should know?

A: We will have a Parents’ Lounge available, where parents can relax while their children are occupied in the tournament.  This area is open only to parents and their children. You are not required to stay on site, but we strongly recommend that you do, especially if your children are young or if 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 are 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.

 

Q: Will the Central America WCQ 2024 have the Bounty Feature?

A: No, there will be no bounty feature at the Central America WCQ 2024.

 

Q: I won a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) or Remote Duel YCS event during the 2023 – 2024 qualifying season. Are there any perks for me at the Central America WCQ 2024?

A: All Duelists who have won a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series during the 2023 – 2024  qualifying seasons, all World Qualifying Playoff 2024 participants, and any Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Champions will receive VIP status and preferred seating at the Central America WCQ 2024. VIP Duelists will begin the tournament with a 2-Round BYE.

Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Champions are required to bring and present their UDS Championship Belt in order to receive VIP status.

Duelists who are eligible for VIP status will register at the VIP station either Friday June 21st, 2024 between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM or Saturday June 22nd, 2024 between 8:00 AM and 9:45 AM. VIPs will receive all participation items for the Central America WCQ 2024 regardless of when they register, while supplies last.

 

Q: Will there be meal breaks during the tournament?

A: There will be a 30-minute meal break on Day 1 to allow Duelists to eat, as food and drink are only allowed in designated areas throughout tournament hall. Announcements will be made the Round prior to the start of the break and a 30-minute time clock will be set. Duelists who do not arrive for the next Round on time will incur tardiness penalties.

 

Q:  What if someone who came with me does not know how to play?

A: If someone who is attending the Central America WCQ 2024 does not know how to play Yu-Gi-Oh!, do not worry.  We will have capable volunteers on site who will be more than happy to teach them how to play.

 

Q: What happens if I am not done with my Match when time is called in the Round?

A: Sometimes a Match will not be finished when the time ends for a round. If this happens, it is both Duelists’ responsibility to note whose turn it is when time is called. Duelists who require assistance with the End of Match procedures, should raise their hand and call for a Judge. The Judge should be notified that the Match is ongoing and whose turn it is. The judge may or may not stay to supervise the End of Match procedure but should ensure that both Duelists understand the following procedures.

End of Match procedures should follow these three (3) rules:

Rule #1: If time is called while Duelists are in the middle of a Game, the current Game must have a decision (Win, Loss, or Draw)

Rule #2: Once the current Game has concluded with a decision, determine the winner of the Match by determining the number of Game Wins (or Game Losses) each Duelist has for the current Match. The Duelist with the most Game Wins will win the Match.

Swiss Rounds: If both Duelists have the same number of Game Wins, or if time was called in between games of a Match when both Duelists had the same number of Game Wins, then the Match is a Draw.

Single-Elimination Rounds: If both Duelists have the same number of Game Wins, or if time is called in between Games of a Match while both Duelists have the same number of Game Wins, they will begin a new Duel with specific guidelines.

      • Neither Duelist may use his or her Side Deck. If time was called in between Games of a Match and at least one Duelist has already accessed his or her Side Deck, then both Duelists may use their Side Deck.
      • Duelists must use a random method (die roll, coin flip, etc.) to determine who will go first.
      • The Duel will continue for a total of four (4) turns, two (2) turns for each Duelist, unless a Duelist manages to win the Duel before the four (4) turns have concluded.
        • A “turn” is defined as the start of the Draw Phase until the end of the End Phase for a single Duelist.
      • Once the four (4) turns are completed, Life Point totals are compared and the Duelist with the highest Life Point total wins the Match.
      • If both Duelists’ Life Points are the same after the four (4) turns are completed, then play will continue on a turn-by-turn basis, with the Duelist with the most Life Points at the end of a turn being declared the winner of that Game.

Rule #3: If a win condition occurs during End of Match Procedures, that Duelist wins the current Game.

Keeping these three (3) rules in mind, please follow these instructions when proceeding to End of Match procedures:

      • Continue with the current Phase of the Game. Once the Phase is over, stop the game.
      • Determine a Game Winner at this point, with the Duelist with the most Life Points winning the Game.
        • During Swiss Rounds, if both Duelists’ Life Points are the same, the Game is a Draw. Compare Game Wins with the Duelist with the most Game Wins winning the Match. If the Game Win totals are the same, the Match is a Draw.
        • During Single-Elimination, if both Duelists’ Life Points are the same at the end of the current Phase (Step 1 above), finish the current turn. If both Duelists’ Life Points are the same at the end of the turn, then play will continue on a turn-by-turn basis, with the Duelist with the most Life Points at the end of a turn being declared the winner of that Game.

Match Draws cannot occur during Single-Elimination Rounds.

 


Central America WCQ 2024 Registration Information

Q: When can I register for the Central America WCQ?

A: Online Registration for the Central America WCQ is now open. Online registration will remain open until either all available seats in the Central America WCQ are “sold out” or until Friday June 21, 2024 at 8:00 AM CT (whichever comes first).

Please click on the following link to register for the event:
https://yugiohregistration.com/Events/Register.aspx?id=16422

If all available seats in  the Central America WCQ are not taken by online registration, then there will be a chance to register for the on-site at the venue on Friday June 21, 2024 between 3:00 PM and 7:00PM CT.

  • If there is on-site pre-registration, it will ONLY be available on Friday June 21, 2024 between 3:00 PM CT and 7:00 PM CT.
  • If there are any seats remaining on Saturday morning, June 22, 2024, then same day registration will be available between 8:00 AM CT and 9:45 AM CT.
  • To register on site either Friday or Saturday, Duelists will need the following:

Your Deck List will be collected at registration. Make sure your Deck List is ready before you reach the front of the registration line.

If you need to register on the day of the event, get there early! Provided that there are seats remaining, registration will open at 8:00 AM CT, and there will already be a line of people waiting. You’ll need to be in line by 9:45 AM, or you will not be able to enter the tournament when it begins. We must start without you, to make sure the event begins on time – you’ll still be able to play, but you will not be able to enter the tournament until the second round begins and you will start with a Round one Match Loss.

To register, you’ll need a registration form, a form of ID and your CARD GAME ID if you have one already. You can get a Registration Form at the event, or you can get one to print at home before the tournament by clicking on this link:

English: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/forms/KDE_RegistrationSheet.pdf

Spanish: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/sp/KDE_RegistrationSheet (SP-MX).pdf

Make sure your registration form is filled out completely before you reach the registration station.

You will also need a CARD GAME ID – this is the ID number used to track you in the tournament. If you don’t already have one, you will be able to get one at the tournament.

If you have a CARD GAME ID and have lost or forgotten it, you can ask the CARD GAME ID station to look it up for you. If you’ve played in a previous event, they may be able to retrieve your number. The CARD GAME ID station is kept separately from the Registration stations, so if you do not have a CARD GAME ID number or need it looked up, be sure to go to the CARD GAME ID station before getting in line to register.

Once you have a completed registration form and a CARD GAME ID, you can register for the tournament.

You will also need a Deck List. A Deck List is required to participate in the Central America WCQ 2024 tournament.  You can get a Deck List form at the event when you register, or you can download one to fill out ahead of time by clicking on this link:

English: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/forms/KDE_DeckList.pdf

Spanish: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/sp/KDE Deck List – Spanish Editable.pdf

This is an editable PDF, so you will be able to type the card names in this form, which should help as your Deck List needs to be legible and complete – write the name of each card in full and write down how many copies you have in your Deck.

  • Make sure your name and CARD GAME ID are on your Deck List.
  • Make sure your Deck List exactly matches your Deck.

For some helpful tips on how to properly complete your Deck List, check out the following article on the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Strategy Site.

https://yugiohblog.konami.com/articles/?p=3534

Your Deck List will be collected at registration. Make sure your Deck List is ready before you reach the front of the registration line. Once a Deck List has been submitted it can no longer be changed, NO EXCEPTIONS!

  • Duelists who registered online and did not turn in a Deck List on time MAY NOT attempt to register on site to get back into the tournament. Duelists would still be able to turn in a Deck List by speaking with event staff but would receive a Round 1 Game Loss for turning in their Deck List late.

Remember, there is no guarantee there will be any on-site registration for the Central America WCQ. There will be social media posts and an update to the FAQ if the Central America WCQ fills up all seats before the event because of online registration.

 

DAY START TIME END TIME
Online Registration for the Central America WCQ Opens Open Now
Online Registration for the Central America WCQ Closes Friday June 21, 2024 8:00 AM (CT)
Online Registration Deck Lists are due Friday June 21, 2024 8:00 AM (CT)
On-Site Registration for the Central America WCQ (if space is available) Friday June 21, 2024 3:00 PM

(CT)

7:00 PM

(CT)

 

*** Schedules are subject to change and may be updated before the event begins. ***

*** Online registration is open until the end time and date listed above or until available seats sell out, whichever comes first. ***

*** Deck Lists MUST be submitted by the Deck List due date via the website where you registered if you register online. ***

*** On-site registration is only available if the event does not “sell out” via online registration. ***

 

Q: Do I receive any items for registering online?

A:  Yes! As an added incentive to register for the Central America WCQ online, Duelists will receive one of the NEW! pre-registration coins, while supplies last.

This coin is in addition to the World Championship Qualifier 2024 Sleeves and World Championship Qualifier 2024 Game Mat.

WCQ Participation Game Mat

 

Q: What will I need to bring in order to check in?

A: Make sure you have all of the following, in order to check in for the Central America WCQ:

  • Your CARD GAME ID (if you have lost your ID and cannot remember your number, we will be able to look it up on site).
  • A proper form of identification, with your name and photo. A driver’s license, school ID, or passport are all acceptable forms of identification. Since this tournament is invitation-only, it is important that we verify the identity of all participants.
    • For Dragon Duelists, we recommend having a copy of your birth certificate as an acceptable ID as well.
    • Form of identification should be for the participating Duelist and not for a parent or guardian.

 

Q: When will I receive my participation prizes?

A: You will receive your participation prizes when you check in for the Central America WCQ. Please keep in mind that these items are participation prizes – you must attend the Central America WCQ as a participant in order to receive them. They cannot be mailed to you or picked up on your behalf.

 

 


Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship Information


Q: What happens at the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship?

A: The Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship is an event open to all Dragon Duelists that are residents of Central America, where Duelists born in 2010 or later will compete for exclusive prizes and the chance to become the undisputed Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Champion.

If a Dragon Duelist earned an invite through a Dragon Duel tournament at a Regional Qualifier or Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) event, they can choose to participate in the all ages Central America WCQ instead of the Dragon Duel Championship. The Dragon Duelist would not be able to participate in both events.

In addition to the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship, there will be numerous Public Events to participate in during Saturday and Sunday.

 

Q: Do I need an invite to participate in the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship?

A: The Dragon Duel Championship will not require an invite to enter.  Any Dragon Duelist meeting the age requirement for the season can participate.

If a Dragon Duelist earned an invite at a Dragon Duel tournament hosted at select Regional Qualifiers, WCQ – National events in Latin America, and YCS events throughout the Americas, they have the choice to use that invite for the all ages WCQ, which are open to all Duelists with an invite, or participate in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship.

      • Any Dragon Duelist that earns an invite to the all ages WCQ can choose to participate in the Dragon Duel Championship instead of the all ages WCQ, but they will not be able to compete in both.

 

Q: What are the prizes for the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship?

A:

1st Place Travel and accommodations to Jump Festa* in Japan

48 Booster Packs from recent sets

2nd Place 36 Booster Packs from recent sets
3rd-4th Place Complete set of Phantom Nightmare & Legacy of Destruction

24 Booster Packs from recent sets

5th-8th Place Complete set of Legacy of Destruction

12 Booster Packs from recent sets

9th-16th Place Complete Set of Legacy of Destruction
Top 2 Complete set of Phantom Nightmare & Legacy of Destruction (only 1st Place will include Quarter Century Rare Cards)
An additional copy of the Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Anotherverse Gluttonia
Nintendo Switch
Top 8 Dragon Duel Championship Trophy

Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Anotherverse Gluttonia

Top Cut Dragon Duel Championship 2024 Top Cut Game Mat
Participation Dragon Duel Championship 2024 Participation Game Mat

WCQ 2024 Sleeves

 

Dragon Duel Championship 2024 Top Cut Game Mat

*In addition to the prizes for 1st place, Duelists will also receive complimentary travel and accommodations to Jump Festa. Travel and accommodations will also be provided for one (1) parent or legal guardian.

Jump Festa is a manga and anime convention celebrating titles from the publisher, Shueisha, Inc., including Yu-Gi-Oh!. Immerse yourself in the many great titles published by Shueisha, and explore the numerous booths dedicated to these great titles. More information can be found at https://www.jumpfesta.com/ (site is in Japanese).

If Jump Festa is not held for any reason, alternate prizing will be made available to the winner of the Dragon Duel Championship and a parent or legal guardian instead once it is known Jump Festa will not be held, and will be included in the event FAQ if possible.

 

Q: Are there any pack prizes at the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship?

A: The Top 8 of the event will receive booster pack prizes. Please refer to the prizing section for information on all prizes that will be awarded at the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship.

 

Q: What is the format for the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship?

A:  The Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship is a Constructed event, which means each Duelist must bring his or her own Deck to compete. Decks must be constructed per the latest Advanced Format guidelines. See here for more information: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/limited/index.html. The Forbidden & Limited List is updated periodically; refer to the “UPDATED” date on that page to ensure your Deck matches the current format.

 

Q: How many rounds will the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship have?

A: The total number of Duelists will determine the number of rounds that are played.

 

Number of Participants Number of Swiss Rounds Swiss Rounds Day 1 Swiss Rounds Day 2 Playoff Top Cut
4 – 8 Duelists 3 Rounds 3 Rounds None Top 4
9 – 16 Duelists 4 Rounds 4 Rounds None Top 4
17 – 32 Duelists 5 Rounds 5 Rounds None Top 8
33 – 64 Duelists 6 Rounds 6 Rounds None Top 16
65 – 128 Duelists 7 Rounds 7 Rounds None Top 32

 

 

Q: How many Duelists will advance to Day 2?

A:

      • If there are 4 – 16 Duelists registered for the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship, then the Top 4 Duelists will advance to Day 2.
      • If there are 17 – 32 Duelists registered for the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship, then the Top 8 Duelists will advance to Day 2.
      • If there are 33 – 64 Duelists registered for the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship, then the Top 16 Duelists will advance to Day 2.
      • If there are 65 – 128 Duelists registered for the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship, then the Top 32 Duelists will advance to Day 2.

 

Q: How many Duelists will advance to the Top Cut?

A:

      • If there are 4 – 16 Duelists registered for the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship, the tournament will cut to Top 4 after all rounds of Swiss are completed.
      • If there are 17 – 32 Duelists registered for the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship, the tournament will cut to Top 8 after all rounds of Swiss are completed.
      • If there are 33 – 64 Duelists registered for the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship, the tournament will cut to Top 16 after all rounds of Swiss are completed.
      • If there are 65 – 128 Duelists registered for the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship, the tournament will cut to Top 32 after all rounds of Swiss are completed.

 

Q: What will I need to bring to the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship tournament?

A: You should bring a tournament-legal Deck as described in the Card Legality section below, along with any tournament supplies you will need, such as 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.  If you have a CARD GAME ID number, you should bring your number. You should bring a form of personal identification with a picture as well as money for your incidentals (food, drinks, Public Events, etc.).

 

Q: If I’ve never been to a Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship tournament, what should I expect?

A: The Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship is a prestigious Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament that attracts the best Dragon Duelists in Central America.  Many Duelists travel great distances to attend the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship, so you can expect to meet hundreds of fellow Yu-Gi-Oh! fans from all over Central America and the Caribbean

There are a lot of things you should do to make sure you are prepared before heading to the tournament.

Read over the list of things you will need for the tournament, and make sure you have everything.
You’ll have a better time at the event if you don’t have too many bulky or heavy possessions to carry around, as it can get crowded there on the floor.  Think ahead while you are planning what to bring with you.

When you get to the event, you will need to register to play.  You can register on Friday from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM, or you can register on the morning of the event.  If you live in the area or arrive early enough on Friday, you should definitely register then, it will save you a lot of time the following morning.

Your Deck List will be collected at Registration. Make sure your Deck List is ready before you reach the front of the Registration line.

If you need to register on the day of the event, get there early! Registration will open at 8:00 AM, and there will already be a line of people waiting. You’ll need to be in line by 9:45 AM, or you will not be able to enter the tournament when it begins. We must start without you, to make sure the event begins on time – you’ll still be able to play, but you will not be able to enter the tournament until the second round begins and you will start with a Round one Match loss.

To register, you’ll need a Registration Form, a form of ID and your CARD GAME ID if you have one already. You can get a Registration Form at the event, or you can get one to print at home before the tournament by clicking on this link:

English: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/forms/KDE_RegistrationSheet.pdf

Spanish: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/sp/KDE_RegistrationSheet (SP-MX).pdf

Make sure your Registration form is filled out completely before you reach the registration station.

You will also need a CARD GAME ID – this is the ID number used to track you in the tournament. If you don’t already have one, you will be able to get one at the tournament.

If you have a CARD GAME ID and have lost or forgotten it, you can ask the CARD GAME ID station to look it up for you. If you’ve played in a previous event, they may be able to retrieve your number. The CARD GAME ID station is kept separately from the Registration stations, so if you do not have a CARD GAME ID number or need it looked up, be sure to go to the CARD GAME ID station before getting in line to register.

Once you have a completed Registration form and a CARD GAME ID, you can register for the tournament.

You will also need a Deck List. A Deck List is required to participate in the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship tournament.  You can get a Deck List form at the event when you register, or you can download one to fill out ahead of time by clicking on this link:

English: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/forms/KDE_DeckList.pdf

Spanish: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/sp/KDE Deck List – Spanish Editable.pdf

This is an editable PDF, so you will be able to type the card names in this form, which should help as your Deck List needs to be legible and complete – write the name of each card in full and write down how many copies you have in your Deck.

      • Make sure your name and CARD GAME ID are on your Deck List.
      • Make sure your Deck List exactly matches your Deck.

For some helpful tips on how to properly complete your Deck List, check out the following article on the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Strategy Site.

https://yugiohblog.konami.com/articles/?p=3534

Your Deck List will be collected at Registration. Make sure your Deck List is ready before you reach the front of the Registration line. Once a Deck List has been submitted it can no longer be changed, NO EXCEPTIONS!

Duelists are responsible for paying attention to information from judges and/or tournament staff in order to understand what is going on. If Duelists have questions about the event either beforehand or while they are there, they should check with the Event Manager.

Before heading to the event, all Duelists should read over the KDE-US Tournament Policy and Penalty Guidelines carefully.   These documents tell you what you can and cannot do at an event and give you a good idea of what to expect.  You may find these guidelines by clicking the following links.

KDE-US Official Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Tournament Policy:

https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/penalty_guide/YGOTCG_Policy_v_2_2.pdf

Tournament Infractions and Penalties Policy:

https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/penalty_guide/Penalty_Guidelines_v_2_2.pdf

Remember, there is much more to do at the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship than just compete in the Dragon Duel Championship or the Main Event.  There are lots of Public Events, vendors buying and selling cards, and other Duelists to trade with. Read over the FAQ carefully, and you’ll be off to a great start. Public Events will be available as space opens up from the Main Event and the Dragon Duel Championship. If the venue reaches capacity, additional Duelists will not be allowed to enter the hall.

 

Q: I will be bringing my children to the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship.  Is there anything I should know?

A: We will have a Parents’ Lounge available, where parents can relax while their children are occupied in the tournament.  This area is open only to parents and their children. You are not required to stay on site, but we strongly recommend that you do, especially if your children are young or if 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.

 

Q: Will the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship have the Bounty Feature?

A: No, there will be no bounty feature at the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship.

 

Q: Will there be meal breaks during the tournament?

A: There will be a meal break on Day 1 to allow Duelists to eat. Announcements will be made the Round prior to the start of the break and a 30-minute time clock will be set. Players who do not arrive for the next Round on time will incur tardiness penalties

 

Q:  What if someone who came with me does not know how to play?

A: If someone who is attending the event does not know how to play Yu-Gi-Oh!, do not worry.  We will have capable volunteers on site who will be more than happy to teach them how to play.

 

Q: What happens if I am not done with my Match when time is called in the Round?

A: Sometimes a Match will not be finished when the time ends for a round. If this happens, it is both Duelists’ responsibility to note whose turn it is when time is called. Duelists who require assistance with the End of Match procedures, should raise their hand and call for a Judge. The Judge should be notified that the Match is ongoing and whose turn it is. The judge may or may not stay to supervise the End of Match procedure but should ensure that both Duelists understand the following procedures.

End of Match procedures should follow these three (3) rules:

Rule #1: If time is called while Duelists are in the middle of a Game, the current Game must have a decision (Win, Loss, or Draw)

Rule #2: Once the current Game has concluded with a decision, determine the winner of the Match by determining the number of Game Wins (or Game Losses) each Duelist has for the current Match. The Duelist with the most Game Wins will win the Match.

Swiss Rounds: If both Duelists have the same number of Game Wins, or if time was called in between games of a Match when both Duelists had the same number of Game Wins, then the Match is a Draw.

Single-Elimination Rounds: If both Duelists have the same number of Game Wins, or if time is called in between Games of a Match while both Duelists have the same number of Game Wins, they will begin a new Duel with specific guidelines.

      • Neither Duelist may use his or her Side Deck. If time was called in between Games of a Match and at least one Duelist has already accessed his or her Side Deck, then both Duelists may use their Side Deck.
      • Duelists must use a random method (die roll, coin flip, etc.) to determine who will go first.
      • The Duel will continue for a total of four (4) turns, two (2) turns for each Duelist, unless a Duelist manages to win the Duel before the four (4) turns have concluded.
        • A “turn” is defined as the start of the Draw Phase until the end of the End Phase for a single Duelist.
      • Once the four (4) turns are completed, Life Point totals are compared and the Duelist with the highest Life Point total wins the Match.
      • If both Duelists’ Life Points are the same after the four (4) turns are completed, then play will continue on a turn-by-turn basis, with the Duelist with the most Life Points at the end of a turn being declared the winner of that Game.

Rule #3: If a win condition occurs during End of Match Procedures, that Duelist wins the current Game.

Keeping these three (3) rules in mind, please follow these instructions when proceeding to End of Match procedures:

      • Continue with the current Phase of the Game. Once the Phase is over, stop the game.
      • Determine a Game Winner at this point, with the Duelist with the most Life Points winning the Game.
        • During Swiss Rounds, if both Duelists’ Life Points are the same, the Game is a Draw. Compare Game Wins with the Duelist with the most Game Wins winning the Match. If the Game Win totals are the same, the Match is a Draw.
        • During Single-Elimination, if both Duelists’ Life Points are the same at the end of the current Phase (Step 1 above), finish the current turn. If both Duelists’ Life Points are the same at the end of the turn, then play will continue on a turn-by-turn basis, with the Duelist with the most Life Points at the end of a turn being declared the winner of that Game.

Match Draws cannot occur during Single-Elimination Rounds.

 


Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship Registration Information

Q: When can I register for the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship?

A: Registration will open on Friday, June 21st from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM, and on Saturday, June 22nd, from 8:00 AM until 9:45 AM. We strongly recommend that you register on Friday, to make sure you are ready to play on Saturday. If you register on Friday, you do not need to register again on Saturday.

Your Deck List will be collected at Registration. This means that you must have a completed Deck List ready to hand in when you register for the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship.  Once a Deck List has been submitted it can no longer be changed.

 

Q: What will I need to bring in order to register?

A: Make sure you have all of the following, in order to register for the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship:

      • Your CARD GAME ID (if you have lost your ID and cannot remember your number, we will be able to look it up on site).
      • A proper form of identification, with your name and photo. government issued ID, school ID, or passport are all acceptable forms of identification.
        • For all Dragon Duel Championship participants, we recommend having a copy of your Birth Certificate as well to show proof of age.
        • Form of identification should be for the participating Duelist and not for a parent or guardian.

 

Q: When will I receive my participation prizes?

A: You will receive your participation prizes at registration for the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship. Please keep in mind that these items are participation prizes – you must attend the Central America Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship as a participant in order to receive them. They cannot be mailed to you or picked up on your behalf.

Dragon Duel Championship Participation Game Mat

 


Invitations

Q: Do I need an invitation to participate in the Central America WCQ 2024?

A: Yes, you must have earned an invite at a Regional Qualifier, Remote Duel Regional Qualifier, Dragon Duel, OTS Championship, Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series or Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event in order to participate in the Central America WCQ 2024.

Duelists who have not yet earned an invite can still play in the Last Chance Qualifiers to earn an invite. Last Chance Qualifiers will take place between 12:00PM – 5:00PM on Friday June 21st in the same tournament venue where the Central America WCQ 2024 will be held.

 

Q: If I qualified in a Dragon Duel tournament (for Duelists born in 2010 or later) can I play in the all ages Central America WCQ 2024?

A: If a Dragon Duelist earned an invite at a Dragon Duel tournament hosted at select Regional Qualifiers, WCQ – National events in Latin America, and YCS events throughout the Americas, they have the choice to use that invite for the all ages WCQ, which are open to all Duelists with an invite, or participate in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship.

      • Dragon Duelists will compete against one another at the Regional, WCQ – National, and YCS level.
      • Dragon Duelists will earn invites to the all ages WCQ.
      • Any Dragon Duelist that earns an invite to the all ages WCQ can choose to participate in the Dragon Duel Championship instead of the all ages WCQ, but they will not be able to compete in both.

If you have a question about your invite status, you can email la-opsupport@konami.com and ask. Please provide your full name, CARD GAME ID number, date and location of the event at which you qualified, along with your question, so we can answer you quickly and efficiently.

 

Q: How and when will I receive my Invite?

A: You will not receive a physical invitation, or an invitation through e-mail or postal mail – you will be entered into the Invite List database.

A list of Duelists with Invites can be found on KCGN (https://cardgame-network.konami.net/). You will need to log in to your KONAMI ID in order to view the invite list. After you log in, you can find the invite list under the Notifications section of KCGN.

A full guide on how to access the invite list can be found here: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/rankings/wcq-invite-lists/

 

Q: What should I do if I can’t find my name on KDE-US’ online Invite List?  

A: If you have a question about your invite status, you can email la-opsupport@konami.com for further information. Please provide your full name, CARD GAME ID number, and the date and location of the event at which you qualified, along with your question, for a quick and efficient response.

 


Card Legality

Q: What cards are legal for play?

A: Please check the “Products” page online at https://www.yugioh‐card.com/en/products/ for the most current legality dates of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME product releases, prior to preparing your Deck for the event.

In addition to checking the tournament legality of a product, please check the current Advanced Format Forbidden/Limited list. Certain cards in products with tournament-legal dates can sometimes be excluded from the current format.

Cards that have been altered from their original appearance with surface decoration may be used for play only if the alterations do not obscure any portion of the card text, make the illustration difficult to recognize, or make the card distinguishable from other cards in the Deck while it is face-down.

If a card’s surface decoration renders the card unrecognizable at first glance, then the card is not allowed for tournament play.

The Head Judge of the event has final arbitration on whether or not altered cards may be used at the tournament. Duelists are responsible for determining whether or not their altered cards are acceptable for use before the start of the tournament.

Subscription promos* for Weekly SHONEN JUMP Magazine and/or promotional cards that have not been released in Latin America are not tournament legal in Latin America.  The list below contains SHONEN JUMP promos and video game promos that have not been released in Latin America:

 

JUMP-EN006      Unity

JUMP-EN007      Yu-Jo Friendship

JUMP-EN008      Judgment of Pharaoh

YZ05-EN001        Number 72: Shogi Rook

YZ09-EN001        Gagaga Head

YA06-EN001       Timelord Progenitor Vorpgate

JMPS-EN001       Troposphere

PCK-003               Seal of the Ancients

DBT-EN001          Emes the Infinity

DBT-EN003          Twinheaded Beast

YDB1-EN002       Metal Shooter

WC4-001              Fairy King Truesdale

 

*These subscription promos are only available if you are a resident of US or Canada, and tournament legal dates apply only to sanctioned North American events.

 

Q: Can I use OCG cards (cards printed for use in Japan and other Asian territories) in my Deck?

A: No, cards printed for Asian markets are not legal for play in TCG tournaments, even if you have a translation available.

 

Q: Can I use foreign language cards in my Deck?

A: You may use foreign-language copies of legal-for-play cards printed for the TCG market, as long as you can show an official translation of the card when asked to do so by an opponent or tournament official.

If you are using a card that is not in a local language, you must do one of the following:

      • Have a local-language version of the card, stored outside of your Deck or Card Case, available to show opponents or tournament officials. For English or Spanish language cards, you are not required to have an official translation.
      • Have an accurate, written version of the most recent card text, stored outside of your Card Case, available to show opponents or tournament officials.
      • Use the “Camera Search” function in NEURON to provide an accurate translation of the card.

 


Public Events

Q: Will there be Public Events?

A: Yes, choose the Public Events Schedule from the menu at the top of this FAQ to view the schedule and more information about the Public Events for the Central America WCQ 2024!

 


Miscellaneous

Q: I may need assistance to participate at the Central America WCQ 2024 due to a disability or recent injury, what should I do?

A: Please contact the Tournament Organizer to make the organization aware of your concerns so that between them and the KONAMI Representatives you can be provided with a comfortable gaming experience.

Company: Monster Sprim

E-mail: op@monstersprim.com.mx

If you require assigned seating on site, please notify a registration staff member at the time of registration.

 

Q: I want to judge at the Central America WCQ 2024, instead of competing as a Duelist – how do I request to participate?

A: If you’re interested in judging at a Tier 2 or higher event, please visit http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/judges/index.html, for information about how to join the KDE-US Judge Program.

All potential judges must pass the online Rulings Comprehension Level 1 test, and then complete an online application to join the Judge Program.

Please see the KDE-US Judge Program FAQ for answers to most common questions:  https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/judges/judge_FAQ.html.

 

Q: Will there be vendors on site so I can buy single cards and supplies and sell my cards?

A: There will be several vendors present, selling single cards, sealed product, and card supplies such as sleeves and deck boxes.  Vendors will also be buying cards on site.

 

Q: Can I buy and sell from other people at the event?

A: Duelists are not allowed to buy or sell from one another at Central America WCQ 2024 venues. If you do so, you risk incurring penalties, including being disqualified and removed from the event.

Buying and selling includes all items, not just cards or gaming supplies.

Trading is restricted to cards and Yu-Gi-Oh! related item such as playmats and dice – attendees may not bring other merchandise or items to the venue for trading.

Attendees may not solicit business, hand out flyers, etc., while at the venue.

The Tournament Organizer reserves the right to limit the number of cards that can be brought into the venue for trading.

 

Q: Where can I get food and drinks during the tournament?

A: There will be many options within walking distance of the venue.

 

Q: When will the schedule for other Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG tournaments be posted?

A: For updated information on this event and other events as they become finalized, keep checking www.yugioh-card.com/en/events. There is no set time frame for these announcements; they will be made as the information becomes available.

 

Q: Can I get a CARD GAME ID number at the Central America WCQ 2024 tournament, or will I need to have one before I attend the event?

A: If you previously had a COSSY ID, that same number will carry over as your CARD GAME ID. You will still need to register online at https://cardgame-network.konami.net/.

If you do not remember your previous 10-digit ID, a registration staff member on-site should be able to assist in finding your correct ID. Duelists should avoid acquiring new CARD GAME IDs if the previous ID can be found.

If you do not have a CARD GAME ID number, you can get one by registering online at https://cardgame-network.konami.net/.

Duelists are not required to have their actual CARD GAME ID card to participate, though it is encouraged.

 

Q: What items are prohibited at the Central America WCQ 2024

A: Attendees may not bring any items into the tournament venue that are prohibited by law in their area (local, state, or federal). In addition, unlawful items/transactions, weapons of any kind, and substance drugs which may be legal on a local, state, and/or federal level, are not allowed at Sanctioned/Official events. Attendees who bring any such items to a tournament venue will incur penalties, including Disqualification and removal from the event, and risk suspension from KDE-US Organized Play.

The use of electronic and/or vapor cigarettes are not permitted on the tournament floor at any Sanctioned/Official events, or in areas designated for tournament attendees.

 

Q: What if I lost an item at the tournament?

Duelists are responsible for looking after their own belongings at the event. KDE-US, Tournament Organizers, Staff, and Judges bear no responsibility for, and cannot be held liable for, any loss, theft or damage to the person or personal property of any attendee.

The Tournament Organizer is required to keep lost and found items for at least 60 days after the conclusion of the Event. Duelists who lost items should seek the Lost & Found on-site. If the item is not found on-site, Duelists are encouraged to contact the Tournament Organizer within the 60-day period on the chance the lost item has been turned in. Tournament Organizer contact information can be found below.