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Konami Presents: The 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series!
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Columbus– FAQ
UPDATED: 9/18/18
When:
September 22 – 23, 2018
Where:
Greater Columbus Convention Center, Hall D
400 North High St, Columbus, OH 43215

YCS Information

  • What happens at the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event?
  • When is the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • Where is the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • When do I turn in my Deck list for the YCS?
  • When can I register for the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • What time does 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series begin?
  • What are the prizes for the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • Is there any Participation Prizing for the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • How much does it cost to enter the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • How do I obtain the Yu-Gi-Oh! Divine Dice?
  • Are there any pack prizes apart from the five packs that everyone gets?
  • What is the format for the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • How many rounds will the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series 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 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament?
  • If I've never been to a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament, what should I expect?
  • I will be bringing my children to the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series. Is there anything I should know?
  • Will the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series have Yu-Gi-Oh! Very Important Players (VIP's) and how do I qualify to be one?
  • 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 after 40 minutes? UPDATED!

Public Events

  • Will there be Public Events? UPDATED!
  • What are the point values for the Public Events?
  • What is a Swiss Round Tournament?
  • What is a Single-Elimination Tournament?
  • How do I earn Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) Points at YCS Columbus?
  • What is a Dragon Duel?
  • What are the prizes for the Dragon Duel?
  • What is the YCS Dragon Duel Championship?
  • What is a Duel Links Tournament? NEW!
  • What is the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series and what are the rules?
  • What are the rules for 3 vs. 3 Team Duel?
  • What are the rules for a Starter Deck Tournament?
  • What are the rules for a Structure Deck Tournament?
  • What is the Ultimate Pegasus Challenge Tournament?
  • What is the Duelist League and what are the rules?
  • What is the Public Events playoff?
  • What is the Prize Wall? NEW!

 Invitations

  • Do I need an invitation to participate in the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • If I am not from the United States or Canada and I win the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, do I get to play in the 2019 North American World Championship Qualifier?
  • If I qualified in a Dragon Duel tournament (for Duelists born 2006 or later) can I play in the regular World Championship Qualifier?
  • How and when will I receive my Invite?
  • Is travel or hotel included with my Invite?
  • Can I bring someone with me if I win the trip?

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?

Travel

  • What is the closest airport to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Columbus?
  • What's the best way to get to the tournament from the airports?
  • Are there any nearby hotels?

Miscellaneous

  • I may need assistance to participate at the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series due to a disability or recent injury, what should I do?
  • I want to judge at the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, instead of competing as a player – how can I apply?
  • 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?
  • I want to vend at the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, whom should I contact?
  • What is a Fan Content Area? NEW!
  • What are the rules of using the Fan Content Area?
  • Where can I get food and drinks during the tournament?
  • When will the schedule for other Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournaments be posted?
  • Can I get a CARD GAME ID (previously COSSY ID) number at the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament, or will I need to have one before I attend the event?
  • Will there be Live Stream and coverage of the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • Are there any items I am not allowed to bring to the tournament?
  • What if I lost an item at the tournament?
  • Who should I contact if I have questions about the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

 


YCS Information

Q: What happens at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event?

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 World Championship Qualifier; and spend the weekend Dueling, trading, and hanging out with hundreds of other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans. The 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series is a milestone event that will happen in three Regions around the world on the same weekend. The other locations are Utrecht, Netherlands for Europe and Mexico City, Mexico for Latin America.

In addition to the main Championship Series tournament, there are numerous Public Events, including tournaments specifically for Duelists born in 2006 or later, and Regional Qualifier tournaments.  Competitive or casual, there is something for everyone to do at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series weekend event.

Q: When is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Columbus?

A:

Pre-Registration

Sept 21st, 2018

Main Event

Sept 22nd – 23rd, 2018

Q: Where is the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A:

Greater Columbus Convention Center
Hall D
400 North High St
Columbus, OH 43215
https://columbusconventions.com/

Q: What Security information should I know for the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A:  There will be security personnel and local police onsite at the 200th YCS.

Q: When do I turn in my Deck list for the YCS?

A: At the 200th YCS we will be collecting your Deck list at registration.  This means that you must have a completed Deck list ready to hand in when you register for the YCS.  There will be one exception to this; if you Pre-Register on Friday, Sept 21st, 2018, you can turn in your Deck list when you Pre-Register or no later than 9:30 AM Saturday, Sept 22nd, 2018 or you will be awarded at least a first round Game Loss and will not be allowed to participate until a legal Deck list has been properly submitted. Once a Deck list has been submitted it can no longer be changed.

You can find a copy of the official Konami Deck list located here:
https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/forms/KDE_DeckList.pdf

This Deck list can be downloaded and filled out on your computer and printed out at home for your convenience.    

Q: When can I register for the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A:  There are two opportunities to register for the Main Event. Duelists can register for the Main Event during Pre-Registration on Friday, Sept 21st, 2018 from 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM or during Registration on Saturday, Sept 22nd, 2018 from 7:00 AM – 9:45 AM at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. If you choose to pre-register for the event on Friday, you will not need to show up and register on Saturday morning. Simply show up Saturday morning no later than 9:30 AM if you still need to turn in your Deck list, or by 9:45 AM if you have already handed in your Deck list, and your name will already be on the list for the 1st Round. The Player Meeting will occur while players are seated for the 1st Round of play, before play begins.

Q: What time does the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series start?

A:  Sept 21st, 2018
1:00 PM – 7:00 PM:         Pre-Registration for Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series

Sept 22nd, 2018
7:00 AM – 9:45 AM:        Registration for the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series
7:00 AM – 9:30 AM:        Players who Pre-Registered must turn in Deck list
10:00 AM:                           Start of the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series - Day 1

Sept 23rd, 2018
9:00 AM:                             Start of the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series - Day 2

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

A:

Place

Prizes

1st

Ultra Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Chaos Emperor, the Dragon of Armageddon
NEW! & Exclusive 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Trophy
Exclusive 200th YCS Branded Premium Messenger Bag
Paid travel and accommodations to the winner's 2019 World Championship Qualifier
PlayStation®4 Pro 1TB system
Invite to and VIP status at the 2019 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Exclusive 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat
30 Ultimate Duelist Series Points; World Qualifying Points

2nd

Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Chaos Emperor, the Dragon of Armageddon
Exclusive 200th YCS Branded Premium Messenger Bag
PlayStation®4 Pro 1TB system
Invite to the 2019 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Exclusive 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat
10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points; World Qualifying Points

3rd

Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Chaos Emperor, the Dragon of Armageddon
PlayStation®4 Pro 1TB system
Invite to the 2019 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Exclusive 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat
10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points; World Qualifying Points

4th

Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Chaos Emperor, the Dragon of Armageddon
PlayStation®4 Pro 1TB system
Invite to the 2019 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Exclusive 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat
10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points; World Qualifying Points

5th-8th

Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Chaos Emperor, the Dragon of Armageddon
PlayStation®4 1TB system
Invite to the 2019 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Exclusive 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat
10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points; World Qualifying Points

9th-16th

Complete set of CYHO
Invite to the 2019 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Exclusive 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat
10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points; World Qualifying Points

17th – 32nd

Invite to the 2019 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Exclusive 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat
10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points; World Qualifying Points

Participation

Exclusive 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Participation Game Mat
Exclusive 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Participation Field Center Card
5 Booster packs of Cybernetic Horizon

2018-2019 YCS Prize Card
Chaos Emperor, the Dragon of Armageddon

Exclusive 200th Top Cut Game Mat

Q: Is there any Participation Prizing for the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A: Yes! There will be not one but TWO Participation Prizes for the 200th YCS!
There will be an Exclusive Game Mat for participants registered in the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series.
Participation Game Mats will be given while supplies last. You must register for the 200th YCS main event to be eligible to receive the Participation Mat.

Exclusive 200th YCS Participation Mat

There will also be an exclusive Field Center Marker, created especially for the 200th YCS! This will be given out with the 200th YCS Participation Mat, to Duelists who register in the 200th YCS main event.
Participation Field Center Markers will be given while supplies last. You must register for the 200th YCS main event to be eligible to receive the Participation Field Center Marker.

Exclusive 200th YCS Participation Field Center Card

Q: How much does it cost to enter the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A: The entry fee for the tournament is $20.00 USD. With your entry fee, you will receive five (5) booster packs of Cybernetic Horizon. While supplies last, attendees can also get a "Kuriboh headband" to wear at the event when registering for the YCS.

Q: How do I obtain the Divine Attribute Dice?

A: All Duelists who pre-register and turn in their valid Deck list on Friday, Sept 21st, 2018 will receive one of the 200th YCS-branded Divine Attribute Dice.

The Divine Attribute dice will ONLY be available at the 200th YCS. They will not be given out as pre-registration items at future events. Don't miss your chance to complete your Attribute Dice set!

Q: Are there any pack prizes apart from the five packs that everyone gets?

A: No, there are no additional product prizes, outside of the five (5) participation packs, that will be awarded.

Q: What is the format for the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A: Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournaments are Constructed events, 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 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series 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

8 Rounds

None

Top 32

257 – 512 Duelists

9 Rounds

9 Rounds

None

Top 32

513 – 1024 Duelists

10 Rounds

8 Rounds

2 Rounds

Top 32

1025 – 2048 Duelists

11 Rounds

9 Rounds

2 Rounds

Top 32

2049 or more Duelists

12 Rounds

9 Rounds

3 Rounds

Top 64

Q: How many Duelists will advance to Day 2?

A: If there are 512 Duelists or less registered for the YCS, then the Top 32 will advance to Day 2.

If there are 513 - 1024 Duelists registered for the YCS, 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 YCS, then the Top 128 Duelists OR all players with a minimum of 19 Points, whichever number is larger, will advance to Day 2.

If there are 2049 or more Duelists registered for the YCS, then the Top 256 Duelists OR all players with a minimum of 19 Points, whichever number is larger, will advance to Day 2.

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

A: If there are 2048 or fewer Duelists, the tournament will cut to Top 32 after all rounds of Swiss are completed.  If the Top Cut is 32 players, prizes will be awarded down to 32nd place.

If there are 2049 or more Duelists, the tournament will cut to Top 64 after all rounds of Swiss are completed.  If the Top Cut is 64 players, prizes will be awarded down to 64th place.

Q: What will I need to bring to the 200th  Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament?

A: You should bring a tournament-legal Deck as described above, 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 (formerly known as COSSY ID), you should bring your number. You should bring a form of personal identification with a picture. You'll also need the entry fee for the tournament, as well as money for your incidentals (food, drinks, Public Events, etc.).

Q: If I've never been to a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament, what should I expect?

A: Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series are among the biggest of all Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments, and attract Duelists of all ages and skill levels.  Many Duelists travel great distances to attend the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, so you can expect to meet hundreds of fellow Yu-Gi-Oh! fans from all over.

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 register then. It will save you a lot of time the following morning.

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, your CARD GAME ID if you have one already, and the entry fee for the tournament.  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:

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

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

You will also need a CARD GAME ID card – 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 Registration station to look it up for you. If you've played in a previous event, they may be able to retrieve your number.

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 Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series 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:

https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/forms/KDE_DeckList.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.

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.

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 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.

Tournament Policy:
https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/penalty_guide/KDE-US_TCG_Tournament_Policy_v2018June01.pdf

Penalty Guidelines:
https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/penalty_guide/Penalty_Guidelines_v_2018June01.pdf

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Policy:
https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/penalty_guide/YGO_Tournament_Policy_v_2018June01.pdf

Remember, there is much more to do at a YCS than just compete in the main tournament.  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.

Q: I will be bringing my children to the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series.  Is there anything I should know?

A: If your child was born in 2006 or later, there is a special tournament each day just for this age group, called a Dragon Duel.  You can find more information about Dragon Duels in the Public Events section of this FAQ.

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 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 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series have Yu-Gi-Oh! Very Important Players (VIPs) and how do I qualify to be one?

A: Yes! We will have VIPs at YCS Columbus. To qualify as a Yu-Gi-Oh! VIP, a Duelist needs to attend and win one of several VIP Qualifier tournaments hosted by OTS before each Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series. You can find information on those qualifiers here; https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/specialevents.html. A player who wins a VIP Qualifier or a UDS Champion who brings their Championship Belt to the YCS earns the following benefits as a VIP:

  • FREE entry to the YCS and any participation prizes normally awarded (participation packs, Attribute Dice, etc.) if applicable.
  • VIP Registration. Let a line control staff member know you are a VIP and you will be escorted to the front of the line.
  • Two-Round Bye at the YCS (VIPs start the tournament in Round 3 with a 2-0 record (2 Wins and 0 losses)
  • Assigned Seating throughout the course of the YCS Main Event in a VIP Section
  • Brief Player Profile on the YCS Coverage Site, https://yugiohblog.konami.com/

Please note that all VIPs must still register on time, and be present on site during the Player Meeting.

Q: Will there be meal breaks during the tournament?

A: There will not be any meal breaks scheduled into the tournament.

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

A: If someone who is attending the YCS that does not know how to play Yu-Gi-Oh!, do not worry.  We will have capable staff 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 after 40 minutes?

A: Starting on June 1st, 2018, all Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Organized Play will use brand-new End of Match procedures. Duelists should familiarize themselves with the new End of Match procedures prior to attending any event.

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.

 


Public Events

Q: Will there be Public Events?

A:

Saturday, Sept 22nd, 2018       

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Battle City Tournament (8-Player Flights)

$8.00

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Duelist League (8-Player Flights)

$2.00

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Starter Deck Tournament (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Structure Deck Tournament (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Win-A-Mat (8-Player Flights)

$12.00

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament (8 Player Flights)

$12.00

12:00 PM

Dragon Duel Tournament (Born 2006 or later) 

FREE!!

2:00 PM

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

$20.00

3:00 PM

Duel Links Tournament

$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Sunday, Sept 2018     

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

2019 Regional Qualifiers (16-player Flights)

$16.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Battle City Tournament (8-Player Flights)

$8.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Duelist League (8-Player Flights)

$2.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Starter Deck Tournament (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Structure Deck Tournament (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Win-A-Mat (8-Player Flights)

$12.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament (8 Player Flights)

$12.00

10:00 AM

3 vs. 3 Team Tournament

$15.00 per team

11:00 AM

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

$20.00

11:00 AM

Dragon Duel Tournament (Born 2006 or later)

FREE!!

12:00 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series

$30.00 per team

1:00 PM

Ultimate Pegasus Challenge Tournament

$10.00

2:00 PM

Duel Links Tournament

$8.00

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.


Name

Entry Fee**

# of Participants

Format

Participation Prizing

Prizing

2019 Regional Qualifiers (16-player Flights)*

$16 per player

16

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

4 Booster Packs

1st Place: An invite to the 2019 World Championship Qualifier, Regional Deck Box, and 2019 Regional Game Mat

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling*

$5 per player ($15 per team)

64 Teams

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling Format – Single Elimination

1 Tournament Pack per team member

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!!*

$20 per player

32

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

5 Booster Packs

1st Place: Oversized Yu-Gi-Oh! Card
2nd–3rd Place: Oversized
Yu-Gi-Oh! Card (half the size of 1st place)

Battle City Tournament

$8 per player

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

2 Booster Packs

1st Place: Battle City Game Mat
2nd – 4th Place: Battle City Token Card

Dragon Duel

FREE!!

Unlimited

Sealed Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

 

Refer to What are the prizes for the Dragon Duel? section for prize information.

Duelist League

$2 per player

8

Advanced Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

1 Duelist Pack

1st Place: 2 Duelist League Rare Cards
2nd – 8th Place: 1 Duelist League Rare Card

Duel Links Tournament

$8 per Player

16

Duel Links Format Single Elimination

2 booster Packs and 1 Duel Links Pin

1st Place: Duel Links Game Mat
1st – 4th Place: Duel Links Coin

Starter Deck Tournament

$10 per player

8

Sealed Format – Single Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Starter Deck

1st Place: Starter Deck Tournament Game Mat

Structure Deck Tournament

$10 per player

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Structure Deck

1st Place: Structure Deck Tournament Game Mat

Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) Qualifier

$10 per player

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

2 Tournament Pack, UDS Qualifier Lanyard, & 5 UDS Points

1st Place: UDS Qualifier Winner Pin &
20 UDS Points

Win-A-Mat

$12 per player

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

3 Booster Packs

1st Place: Exclusive 200th YCS Win-A-Mat Game Mat

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament

$12 per player

8

Advanced Format – Single Elimination

3 Booster Packs

1st Place: Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Game Mat
1st – 8th: Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Field Center Card

Ultimate Pegasus Challenge

$10 per player

Unlimited

Advanced Format - Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

2 Tournament Pack

4-0: 16 Turbo/Astral Packs
3-1: 8 Turbo/Astral Packs
2-2: 4 Turbo/Astral Packs
1-3: 2 Turbo/Astral Packs

Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series*

$10 per player ($30 per team)

64 teams

Advanced Format – Swiss, Playoff Top Cut

2 Tournament Pack

See below for link to prizing information

YCS Dragon Duel Championship Playoff*

Free

2

Advanced Format – One (1) Match

 

1st Place: YCS Dragon Duel Champion Trophy & a Super Rare set of the Darklord YCS Prize Cards

Public Events Playoff*

Free

4 per Playoff

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

 

1st Place: Super Rare copy of the current YCS prize card.

*Deck lists are required.


Exclusive 200th YCS Win-A-Mat Game Mat

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

A:


Event

Participation Points

Additional Points for Winning

3 vs 3 Team Duel

3

3

Dragon Duel

3

3

Starter Deck Tournament

3

3

Structure Deck Tournament

3

3

Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series

3

3

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

2

2

Battle City Tournament

2

2

Regional Qualifier Flights

2

2

UDS Qualifier

2

2

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament

1

1

Win-A-Mat

1

1

No Public Event Points are awarded to the following events:

Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Main Event

YCS Dragon Duel Championship

Ultimate Pegasus Challenge Tournament

Duel Links Tournament

Duelist League

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: Players are paired off based on each player's win/loss record. Players are not eliminated when they lose a Match during Swiss rounds – instead, they will continue to be paired against players 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 player is out of the tournament, while the winner goes on to the next round. This continues until only one player remains, which is then declared the winner.

Q: How do I earn Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) Points at the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A: UDS Points are awarded based on participation and/or final standings at YCS Columbus

Criteria

Category

Points to be Awarded

Pin Awarded

Participate in YCS or YCS Dragon Duel

Participation

5 UDS Points

 

Participate in UDS Qualifier (8-Player Public Event at Tier 2 Events)

5 UDS points

 

Win UDS Qualifier (8-Player Public Event at Tier 2 Events)

Winner

20 UDS Points

Yes

Win YCS or YCS Dragon Duel Championship

30 UDS Points

 

Rank high enough to earn WCQ Invite at any Tier 2 Event offering WCQ Invite

Invite

10 UDS Points

 

Accurately complete WCQ invite paperwork at any Tier 2 Event offering WCQ Invite*

5 UDS Points

 

Judge at a YCS

 

20 UDS points

 

*UDS Points for accurately completing WCQ Invite paperwork are awarded and reflected on each player's total once a year, after the conclusion of that Region's World Championship Qualifier.

No UDS Points are awarded for the non-UDS Qualifier Public Events held at the YCS.

For more information about UDS Points and the Ultimate Duelist Series, visit: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/index.html.

Q: What is a Dragon Duel?

A: Dragon Duel tournaments are exclusive to Duelists born before a certain calendar year, with the calendar year requirement moving forward after the World Championship each year. The current year requirement is for Duelists born on 2006 or later.

Dragon Duel tournaments are exclusive to Duelists born 2006 or later. Dragon Duels give a chance to earn an invite to the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. It is run using Swiss Rounds without a Top Cut playoff.

Number of Participants*

Number of
Swiss Rounds

Playoff Top Cut

4 – 8

3 Rounds of Swiss

None

9 – 16

4 Rounds of Swiss

None

17 – 32

5 Rounds of Swiss

None

33 – 64

6 Rounds of Swiss

None

65 – 128

7 Rounds of Swiss

None

The Dragon Duels at the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series will be Sealed Play using Battle Pack: Epic Dawn.  Here are the rules for the Dragon Duel Sealed Play:

  • Each Dragon Duelist is given 10 sealed Battle Packs.
  • The Dragon Duelists then need to open all the Battle Packs and separate the Xyz monsters and Starfoils from the rest of the cards.
  • The Dragon Duelists will then be given 20 minutes to look over their cards, build and sleeve their 40-card main Deck, should they choose to sleeve their deck, they must do so with tournament-legal sleeves. All Dragon Duelists will also receive a pack of WCQ Sleeves.  You do not need to use these sleeves in the event.
  • 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 (Minimum)

40 non-Xyz Monster Cards in Main Deck

Side Deck Size

All non-XYZ Monster Cards not in the Main Deck

Extra Deck Size

All Xyz Monster Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

No Forbidden & Limited Card List is used

There is no entry fee for this Dragon Duel tournament. The Battle Pack participation product is provided at no cost by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

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

Duelists must be born in 2006 or later.

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

All Duelists who earn an invite to the Dragon Duel WCQ or their guardian must fill out a copy of the 2019 WCQ Invite Form prior to receiving their prizes.  A valid e-mail address must be provided for either the Duelist or the guardian.

The winner of the Saturday Dragon Duel will not be able to participate in the Sunday Dragon Duel, but the winner from the Saturday Dragon Duel and the winner from the Sunday Dragon Duel will compete for the Dragon Duel Trophy on Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 at 4:30 PM. (This time is subject to change based on coverage team availability)

Q: What are the prizes for the Dragon Duel?

A: Top 4 Duelists in a Dragon Duel tournament will receive a 2019 Regional Game Mat, a Dragon Duel Medal, and a Dragon Duel T-Shirt.

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

Number of Dragon Duelers

# of Invites

4 – 8

4 Invites

9 – 16

8 Invites

17 – 32

12 Invites

33 – 64

16 Invites

65 or more

20 Invites

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.

The winner from both the Saturday, September 22nd  Dragon Duel and the Sunday, September 23rd Dragon Duel will compete for the title of YCS Dragon Duel Champion and a YCS Dragon Duel Champion Trophy.

Q: What is the YCS Dragon Duel Championship?

A: The YCS Dragon Duel Championship is a way to honor our Dragon Duelers who attend each YCS event.  The Dragon Dueler who places 1st on the Saturday, Sept 22nd Dragon Duel will not be able to compete in the Dragon Duel on Sunday, Sept 23rd. They do instead get a free entry into any non-Dragon Duel Public Event on Sunday, Sept 23rd.  At 4:30 PM on Sunday, Sept 23rd we will take the 1st place winners of the Dragon Duels on Saturday and Sunday and have them play a best 2-out-of-3 Match using their own constructed deck.  The winner will receive the title of YCS Dragon Duel Champion, a YCS Dragon Duel Championship trophy, and a Super Rare set of the Darklord YCS Prize Cards.

Q: What is a Duel Links Tournament?

A:  This event allows you to bring your device and connect to others on site 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 a Duel Links Game Mat.
Instructions on how the competitors can connect to the in-game Tournament Room will be provided once you are seated for the events.

Q: What is the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series and what are the rules?

A: Designed for students who want to attend and have fun competing at Konami premier-level events, the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series allows students from the same school to register as a team and compete for a variety of prizes.

Please visit this page for more details about the Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series:
https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/schooltournamentseries/index.html

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

A: At least 2 of the 3 team members must be currently enrolled at the same school. Team members must provide proof of registration with either a current School Identification Card with their registered name, proof of enrollment, or an official grade card (i.e. report card, transcript) with their name and the school's name.

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

A:  Registration must be done on-site at the event. There will be one time to register for the 200th YCS where Teams can fill out registration forms and turn in Deck lists:

Registration:
Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Please visit this page for more details about registration to this public event:
https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/schooltournamentseries/index.html

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

A:
Please visit this page for more details about prizes awarded in this public event:
https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/schooltournamentseries/index.html

Q: What are the rules for the 3 vs. 3 Team Duel event?

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

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

Player A is the Team Captain and is the primary point of contact in regards 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 Starter Deck Tournament?

A:

  • The eight (8) Duelists are seated across from their first round opponent.
  • Each Duelist is then given one (1) sealed Starter 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 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 is the Ultimate Pegasus Challenge Touranment?

A: A fun and unpredictable tournament in which new rules are announced during each round. Hosted by Darren Dunstan, the voice of Maximillion Pegasus!

The Ultimate Pegasus Charity Tournament is an Advanced Format, Constructed event with no Top Cut. At the end of 4 Rounds of Swiss, each Duelist will receive prizes listed above based off of their record.

Prizing: 4-0 record receives 16 Turbo or Astral Packs; a 3-1 record receives 8 Turbo or Astral Packs; a 2-2 record receives 4 Turbo or Astral Packs; a 1-3 record receives 2 Turbo or Astral Packs.

Q: What is the Public Events playoff?

A: The Public Events playoff gives eight (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 (4) 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 tie in total points, the selection will be made by random drawing from the tied competitors.

Playoff 2:  Four (4) names will be drawn at random from all Public Events entrants over the course of the weekend. These four (4) 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, and to availability.
How do I earn Prize Tickets?
Each time you sign up for 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

Win-A-Mat

8

Top 4: 1 Ticket
Top 2: 3 Tickets

Starter Deck

8

Top 4: 1 Ticket
Top 2: 3 Tickets

Structure Deck

8

Top 4: 1 Ticket
Top 2: 3 Tickets

Battle City

8

Top 4: 1 Ticket
Top 2: 3 Tickets

UDS Qualifier

8

Top 4: 1 Ticket
Top 2: 3 Tickets

Duel Links

16

Top 4: 1 Ticket
Top 2: 3 Tickets

Regional Qualifier

16

Top 8: 1 Ticket
Top 4: 3 Tickets

School Tournament Series

24+

Top 4 (Teams): 3 Tickets per Duelist
Top 2 (Teams): 5 Tickets per Duelist

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

Dragon Duel

No Limit

Place Top 4: 3 Tickets

Prize tickets can be taken to the Prize Wall, which offers a selection of items similar to what you can win by playing in Public Event tournaments.
Additionally, prize tickets have no monetary value, and are not for sale.

 


Invitations

Q: Do I need an invitation to participate in the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A: You do not need an invitation to participate. This event is open to all Duelists.

Q: If I am not from the United States or Canada and I win the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, do I get to play in the 2019 North American World Championship Qualifier?

A: No, you will not. If the winner does not reside in the US or Canada, he or she will win a trip to his or her own TCG World Championship Qualifier event. He or she will not be eligible to compete in the North American World Championship Qualifier.

You can earn a WCQ invite through Regional Qualifiers, Dragon Duels, OTS Championships, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Tournaments in any country within North America and Latin America, but you can only compete in the World Championship Qualifier held for your Region and only for the Regions listed here.

Examples

If a Duelist from Mexico qualifies in the United States, he or she will still play in the Central American World Championship Qualifier.

If a Duelist who resides outside of North America, Latin America, Europe, or Oceania travels to an event in North America, Latin America, Europe, or Oceania, that Duelist is not eligible to earn an invite.

If you qualify in an event outside of your country, the invite will be awarded to the WCQ event in which your region would normally qualify for (North America, Latin America, Europe, and Oceania only). This means that if the event was held in your country, if the invite would be awarded to a National Championship instead of a WCQ Continental Championship, the invite will be to the National Championship (North America, Latin America, Europe, and Oceania only).

Q: If I qualified in a Dragon Duel tournament (for Duelists born in 2006 or later) can I play in the regular World Championship Qualifier?

A: Duelists who were born in 2006 or later are eligible to play in their World Championship Qualifier, in addition to any separate events held specifically for Duelists born in 2006 or later.

Q: How and when will I receive my Invite?

A: The list of players who have earned invites to their World Championship Qualifier will be posted online at. You will not receive a physical invitation, or an invitation through e-mail or postal mail – you will be entered in the invite list database. 

Information about your World Championship Qualifier will be posted online – it will not be mailed or sent to you. Duelists are responsible to verify that their name appears on the appropriate Invite List, and to access posted information about their World Championship Qualifier tournament by checking the www.yugioh-card.com/en/events page for updates.

If you have a question about your Invite status, you can e-mail us-opsupport@konami.com and ask. 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, so we can answer you quickly and efficiently.

Remember that Invite status information isn't automatically or instantly updated, so you should allow some time for results to be posted from your tournament – it can take several weeks for the data to be entered into the system, and posted online. 

Q: Is travel or hotel included with my Invite?

A: Only the winner of each Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament will receive paid travel and accommodations for their 2019 TCG World Championship Qualifier tournament. Invites earned in any other way do not include travel or accommodations.

Q: Can I bring someone with me if I win the trip?

A: If you are 17 or younger, you will also receive travel and accommodations for a parent or guardian.  If you are 18 or older, you will win travel and accommodation for yourself only.

 


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 at the most current legality dates of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG product releases, prior to preparing your Deck for the event.

Cards obtained as subscription promos* for Weekly SHONEN JUMP Magazine are legal one week after the Expected Delivery Date for the promo, which can be found on VIZ's website: https://www.viz.com/wsj-promo.

Shooting Riser Dragon will be legal for this event in North America.

(Note the two dates for each card on the website, make sure you are looking at the Expected Delivery Day). Subscription promo cards cannot be used in Sanctioned events prior to the legality date as described above, even if they are received early.

*These subscription promos are only available if you are a resident of the 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, if you can show an official translation of the card when asked to do so by an opponent or tournament official. Translations do not have to be a local language version of the card.  An official translation written down or printed is acceptable.  If you want to use a local language version of the card as your translation, you must keep that card outside of your Deck box.

 


Travel

Q: What is the closest airport to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Columbus?

A:  

Airport Name

Airport Code

City & State

Distance

John Glenn Columbus International Airport

CMH

Columbus, OH

7.3 Miles

Q: What's the best way to get to the tournament from the airport?

A:  There are various shuttles and taxi services from the airport to downtown Columbus; https://www.rome2rio.com/s/Columbus-Airport-CMH/Greater-Columbus-Convention-Center

UBER and Lyft Ride Share services available at CMH as well.

Q: Are there any nearby hotels?

A:

Arena District Hyatt Regency
350 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
614-463-1234

Courtyard by Marriott Columbus-Downtown
35 W. Spring St.
Columbus, OH 43215
614-228-3200 ext. 185

Crowne Plaza Hotel Columbus Downtown
33 E. Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43215
614-461-4100

DoubleTree Guest Suites-Columbus
50 S. Front St.
Columbus, OH 43215
614-228-4600 ext. 195

Drury Inn & Suites Convention Center
88 E. Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43215
614-221-7008

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Columbus
501 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
614-559-2000

Holiday Inn Columbus Downtown Capitol Square
175 E. Town St.
Columbus, OH 43215
614-221-3281

Lofts Hotel, The
55 E. Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43215
614-461-2663

Red Roof Inn Columbus Downtown
111 E. Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43215
614-224-6539

Residence Inn by Marriott Columbus Downtown
36 E. Gay St.
Columbus, OH 43215
614-222-2610

The Columbus, A Renaissance Hotel
50 N. Third St.
Columbus, OH 43215
614-228-5050

Westin Great Southern, The
310 S. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
614-228-3800

 


Miscellaneous

Q: I may need assistance to participate at the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series due to a disability or recent injury, what should I do?

A: Please contact the email below to make us aware of your concerns so that the Konami Representatives and the Tournament Organizer, can see what can be provided for a comfortable gaming experience.   

Q: I want to judge at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, instead of competing as a Duelist – how can I apply?

A: If you're interested in judging at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, please email KDE-US's Judge Manager at us-judgesupport@konami.com.  We are always on the lookout for judges – please provide your full name, contact information including email and phone number, and a description of your previous judging experience. YCS Event Managers are not responsible for organizing the judge staff, so you will need to contact KDE-US directly if you want to judge.

Potential judges are required to hold RC-1 certification and be registered as judges in the KDE Judge Program to judge at a YCS.  All potential judges must pass the online Rulings Comprehension Level 1 test, and then complete an online application to join the Judge Program. You can find information about the test, and a link to take it, here:  https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/judges/index.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 Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series 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 – 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: I want to vend at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, who should I contact?

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 us-opsupport@konami.com with the header "Request to Vend at [name and location of event]."  Vendors will be required to complete and apply for each event at which they wish to vend.   Keep in mind that KDE handles the applications for vending at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series events, and not the Event Manager.

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.

Q: What is a Fan Content Area?

A: For those of you who enjoy posting your own photos and videos on Social Media, we're setting up a special Fan Content Area at the 200th YCS in Columbus, OH! Want to make a video about your experience? A Deck Profile video with someone in the Top Cut or whom has an interesting deck? Interview other players? There will be a dedicated space for you to do just that at the 200th YCS.

Table space and backdrops are provided for those wishing to use the Fan Content Area.

Q: What are the rules of using the Fan Content Area?

A: Those wishing to make use of the Fan Content Area will be required to review the posted guidelines and sign up to use the area onsite. Sessions in the Fan Content Area are 15 minutes long, though you can come back several times throughout the weekend. People are not to film their own content within the Hall except by using the Fan Content Area. Full details will be available at the event!

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

A: There will be concessions at the convention center, both in the hall and in the common areas.

Q: When will the schedule for other Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series 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 (previously COSSY ID) number at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series 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: Will there be coverage of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A: There will be a live stream of feature matches and Top Cut matches on Saturday, September 22nd from 10:00 AM EST and Sunday, September 23rd from 9:00 AM EST.  The stream will be available on our official YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialYuGiOhTCG.

There will also be round-by-round online coverage of this event, including feature matches, a photo gallery, Deck analysis and more at http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events. Even if you're unable to make it to the event, you can still be part of the action as the coverage page is updated with live content from the tournament site.      

Q: What cool things are there at the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A: We have a lot of extra activities this year!

Make your own personalized Yu-Gi-Oh! Token card (now with all-new designs) at our green-screen photo station! 

Don't miss the chance to check out latest updates to Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, at the Video Game Kiosk.

Q: Are there any items I am not allowed to bring to the tournament?

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 illegal 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 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?

A: Duelists are responsible for looking after their own belongings at the event. Konami Digital Entertainment, 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.

Q: Will there be any Special Guests at the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A: Darren Dunstan, the voice actor of Maximillion Pegasus on the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series will be present at the 200th YCS in Columbus, OH. He will be available at specific times during the weekend to sign autographs so bring all of your favorite Pegasus-themed cards.  Make sure you get your 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Participation Game Mat autographed!

Saturday, Sept 22nd  
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM*       Autograph signing
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM*       Autograph signing

Sunday, Sept 23rd 
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM*       Autograph signing

*Times subject to change

Q: Who should I contact if I have questions about the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A:            E-mail: wm.74472@konami.com

                Phone: (310) 220-8434

 


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