Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series
Hartford, CT 2022
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series
We are pleased to announce the next Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event will take place in Hartford, CT on May 28-29, 2022!
A Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) is a big, exciting 2-day event that takes place from Saturday to Sunday. Duelists from all over will attend to compete for exclusive prizes, earn invites to their next World Championship Qualifier, and spend the weekend Dueling, trading, and hanging out with hundreds of other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.
In addition to the main Championship Series tournament, there are numerous Public Events, such as Win-A-Mat, Speed Duel, Attack of the Giant Card!! and Regional Qualifier tournaments. Competitive or casual, there is something for everyone to do at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series weekend event.
Event Dates: May 28th – 29th, 2022
You can select more information from the drop-down menu at the top of this FAQ!
COVID-19 Restrictions for Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Hartford 2022
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KDE-US) has adopted a mandatory vaccination policy to protect the safety of its attendees. Each attendee 5 years and older will be required to show proof of being up to date and fully vaccinated before entry. (This requirement may change depending on authorization of vaccines for the under 5 age group. We will update this FAQ as the situation evolves.) To be up to date and fully vaccinated, an attendee must have received their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, plus their recommended Booster dose if eligible, at least two weeks prior to the event.
Acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination includes;
To assist with the COVID-19 restrictions, KDE-US has partnered with CLEAR Health Pass. Duelists can sign up for free at https://clear.app.link/YUGIOHEVENTS and then upload their vaccination information with CLEAR to create a Yu-Gi-Oh! Event Pass that can be easily shown on their phone.
Children under the age of 5 will not be required to show proof of vaccination, but instead must show documentation of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours of the event. The test must be a molecular or antigen test with Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Home tests will not be accepted. The documentation must show the test result, the type of test, the entity issuing the test, and the date of test.
Attendees who are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition must instead show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours of the event. In addition to the requirements listed above for showing proof of a negative test, these attendees must provide documentation from a healthcare provider verifying that the attendee has a medical exemption from vaccination. This verification must state the attendee’s name, the fact that the attendee is medically exempt, and must be signed by a healthcare provider.
KDE-US will be checking proof of vaccination, proof of negative test results, and medical exemption documentation at the entrance of the event. KDE-US reserves the right to refuse entry to attendees who do not comply with this policy.
Face Masks must be worn at all times during the event.
There will not be a dedicated food service area for eating and drinking inside Hall A. Food and beverages may not be consumed in any area of the event space. Duelists will be able to leave the hall to get food and drink but are responsible for returning on time for any subsequent Matches. If a Duelist has a medical condition that would require them to have food or beverage during a Match, they should let the Head Judge know prior to the start of the event so we can see what accommodations can be made.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Hartford 2022
How to Register for Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Hartford 2022
Date & Location
May 28 - May 29
The Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A
Location & Travel
TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION
Q: What is the closest airport to YCS Hartford 2022?
A: Nearest Airport(s):
Q: What’s the best way to get to the tournament from the airport?
A: UBER and LYFT are available for pickup and drop off at the airport. Rideshare services are located on the lower level/baggage claim area. Proceed out door number 2, cross to the outer roadway, turn left and meet your driver at the Ride App Pickup Sign.
Taxis are the most common method of public transport for pickup.
All forms of Ground Transport can be found here.
Q: Are there any nearby Hotels?
Event Schedule (Main Event)
REGISTRATION SCHEDULE (MAIN EVENT)
*** Schedules are subject to change and may be updated before the event begins. ***
*** Online Registration is open till 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. ***
EVENT SCHEDULE (MAIN EVENT)
*** Schedules are subject to change and may be updated before the event begins. ***
Public Event Schedule
|1:00 PM – 6:00 PM||Battle City Tournament (8-Duelist Flights)||$14.00|
|1:00 PM – 6:00 PM||Duel Links Tournament (8-Duelist Flights)||$14.00|
|1:00 PM – 6:00 PM||Master Duel Tournaments (8-Duelist Flights)||$14.00|
|1:00 PM – 6:00 PM||Rivalry of Warlords Tournament (8-Duelist Flights)||$14.00|
|1:00 PM – 6:00 PM||Speed Duel Constructed Deck (8-Duelist Flights)||$7.00|
|1:00 PM – 6:00 PM||Structure Deck Tournaments (8-Duelist Flights)||$12.00|
|1:00 PM – 6:00 PM||Tag Duel Tournaments (8-Team Flights)||$9.00 per Duelist|
|1:00 PM – 6:00 PM||Win-A-Mat (8-Duelist Flights)||$14.00|
|1:00 PM – 6:00 PM||Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournaments (8 Duelist Flights)||$14.00|
|12:00 PM||Dragon Duel Tournament (Born 2008 or later)||FREE!!|
|2:00 PM||ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!||$23.00|
|3:00 PM||Dragon Duel Casual Sealed (Born 2008 or later)||FREE!!|
|4:00 PM||Speed Duel ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!||$13.00|
|9:00 AM – 2:00 PM||2022 Regional Qualifiers (16-Duelist Flights)||$18.00|
|10:00 AM – 3:00 PM||Battle City Tournament (8-Duelist Flights)||$14.00|
|10:00 AM – 3:00 PM||Duel Links Tournament (8-Duelist Flights)||$14.00|
|10:00 AM – 3:00 PM||Master Duel Tournaments (8-Duelist Flights)||$14.00|
|10:00 AM – 3:00 PM||Rivalry of Warlords Tournament (8-Duelist Flights)||$14.00|
|10:00 AM – 3:00 PM||Speed Duel Constructed Deck (8-Duelist Flights)||$7.00|
|10:00 AM – 3:00 PM||Structure Deck Tournament (8-Duelist Flights)||$12.00|
|10:00 AM – 3:00 PM||Tag Duel Tournaments (8-Team Flights)||$9.00 per Duelist|
|10:00 AM – 3:00 PM||Win-A-Mat (8-Duelist Flights)||$14.00|
|10:00 AM – 3:00 PM||Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournaments (8-Duelist Flights)||$14.00|
|10:00 AM||3 vs. 3 Team Tournament||$5.00 per Duelist|
|11:00 AM||ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!||$23.00|
|11:00 AM||Dragon Duel Tournament (Born 2008 or later)||FREE!!|
|12:00 PM||Yu-Gi-Oh! Charity Tournament||*See Event FAQ for details|
|2:00 PM||Speed Duel ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!||$13.00|
|2:00 PM||Dragon Duel Casual Sealed (Born 2006 or later)||FREE!!|
|3:45 PM||Cut-off to earn points for Public Events Playoffs|
|4:00 PM||Public Event Playoffs|
|4:30 PM||YCS Dragon Duel Championship Playoff|
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.
Want to be a VIP (Very Important Player) at the YCS Hartford, CT? Locations for the VIP Qualifier Tournaments have been posted!
Q: What happens at a YCS?
A: These are big, exciting 2-day events that take place from Saturday to Sunday. Duelists from all over will attend these events to compete for exclusive prizes; earn invites to their next World Championship Qualifier; and spend the weekend Dueling, trading, and hanging out with hundreds of other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.
In addition to the main Championship Series tournament, there are numerous Public Events, like Win-A-Mat, Speed Duel, Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS (Duel Links), Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL (MASTER DUEL), and Regional Qualifier tournaments. Competitive or casual, there is something for everyone to do at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series weekend event.
Q: Are there any COVID requirements or procedures we must follow at the YCS?
A: Yes, please see the COVID-19 restrictions for Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Hartford 2022 by going to General Information section for this YCS.
Q: I registered for YCS Pasadena 2022 or YCS Las Vegas 2022. How do I claim my priority registration for YCS Hartford 2022?
A: Duelists that registered for YCS Pasadena 2022 or YCS Las Vegas 2022 will be able to register for YCS Hartford 2022, 48 hours before registration opens to the public, unless they used Priority Registration for YCS Charlotte 2022. You register through the same website as you did for YCS Pasadena 2022 or YCS Las Vegas 2022. The website will allow you to register if you are signed into the same account as you were when you registered for YCS Pasadena 2022 or YCS Las Vegas 2022. If you have any trouble registering, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Q: I won a VIP Qualifier for either YCS Pasadena 2022 or YCS Las Vegas 2022. Can I get VIP status for YCS Hartford 2022?
A: Duelists that earned VIP status for either YCS Pasadena 2022 or YCS Las Vegas 2022 will be able to redeem that VIP status for YCS Hartford 2022, unless they used it for VIP status at YCS Charlotte 2022. If you have any trouble registering, please reach out to email@example.com for assistance.
Q: Why are rounds 45 minutes for YCS Hartford 2022? *NEW*
A: Thanks to the experience gained through Remote Duel events, we have seen some promising side effects of extending Rounds to 50 minutes to help accommodate difficulties inherent in Remote Duel. So, we are taking this opportunity as our return to in-person YCS to test the effect of extending the length of Rounds by 5 minutes. This is a test for this event and is not guaranteed to continue at future events. As you are Dueling your way to becoming the next YCS Champion, please feel free to stop by the main stage and offer any feedback to the KDE-US representative to help us better understand the effects of this test!
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 not allowed inside the tournament hall. 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: When can I register for YCS Hartford 2022?
A: For this YCS, Duelists will need to register online to secure a seat to compete at YCS Hartford 2022.
We urge you to register online for the event due to seating capacity, and also have your vaccination status verified. You will be given a wristband once your status has been verified. Please keep this wristband on at all times during the weekend, so that you do not need to be checked each time you enter the venue. Checking-in on Friday will ensure that your re-entry on Saturday morning will go more smoothly, allowing the event to start on time.
Q: When do I turn in my Deck List for the YCS?
A: Deck Lists are due by 10:00 AM ET Friday May 27th, 2022.
Once a Deck list has been submitted it can no longer be changed.
Q: How do I turn in my Deck List for the YCS?
A: Please create your Deck List at
https://yugiohregistration.com/Decks/MyDeckLists.aspx. Once you have created your Deck List, you can submit it at https://yugiohregistration.com/Events/MyEvents.aspx. Simply find the Submit Deck List link for the YCS event to find the page where you can select the name of the Deck List you have created for the event. We recommend giving each Deck List you create a unique name, so that you don’t submit the incorrect Deck List.
Q: How do I check in at the YCS?
A: Registered Duelists just need to arrive onsite at the Hartford Convention Center between 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM on Friday May 27th and follow the signs to check in and confirm your seat in the YCS. At this time Duelists will receive their booster packs once they are confirmed at Check-In and their vaccination status verified. If you are not able to check in on Friday May 27, 2022 prior to 6:00 PM due to travel or other issues, you will need to contact Evans Event Management at YCS.Hartford.TO@gmail.com no later than 11:00 AM on Friday May 27th, to make alternative check-in arrangements.
Q: If Online Registration is sold out, is there anything I can do to participate at YCS Hartford 2022?
A: Duelists who register have two deadlines to meet or their seats are forfeit. Any seats that become available will only be open to Duelists on site at the Hartford Convention Center on Friday May 27th, 2022. There is NO GUARANTEE any seats will become available if online registration sells out, so if you are not local to, or planning to be in Hartford, CT on the weekend of the YCS, we do not recommend you arrange travel and hotel without a confirmed seat to compete in the YCS. Seating will be limited, and Public events alone are no reason to travel long distances. There will be more YCS, so please keep that in mind if you are unable to register for this event.
Q: What Security information should I know for the YCS?
A: There will be security personnel and local police onsite at the YCS.
Q: Who should I contact if I have questions about the YCS?
KDE-US Representative: Matthew Weaver
This Phone # is monitored between the hours of 9:00 AM (PT) and 7:00 PM (PT)
Tournament Organizer: Evans Event Management
Q: Will there be coverage of YCS Hartford 2022?
A: Yes! Featured Matches will be livestreamed and there will also be online coverage and other updates at the YCS available here:
Event Coverage blog – Event updates, Quick Questions, Pairings, and Standings
Live Stream of Feature Matches and the Top Cut Matches will be streamed on our Twitch and YouTube channel s. These channels can be found at:
Q: I want to vend at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Hartford, who should I contact and by when?
A: Vending space is available free of charge at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series venues but is only available to Official Tournament Stores in good standing. Vendors must meet certain requirements and agree to abide by set guidelines. Interested vendors should email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Request to Vend at YCS Hartford, CT 2022.” Vendors will be required to complete and apply for each event at which they wish to vend. For YCS Hartford all applications must be submitted no later than Sunday April 27th, 2022.
Keep in mind that KDE handles the applications for vending at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series events, and not the Tournament Organizer. Vendors and their staff need to follow the COVID-19 requirements for the event.
Cash transactions with anyone other than an approved vendor at an approved location are prohibited at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series events. Attendees who conduct cash transactions, such as selling of cards or product, to anyone other than an approved vendor at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event risk penalties including disqualification and expulsion from the venue.
Anyone buying and/or selling as an unauthorized vendor at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series venue may also risk incurring penalties, including but not limited to, being disqualified and removed from the event, suspensions from KONAMI Organized Play, and suspension as an Official Tournament Store.
Event Coverage blog – written articles, Feature Matches, Pairings and Standings
Live Stream – Feature Matches and the Top Cut Matches will be streamed on our YouTube channel