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Konami Presents:
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Atlanta, GA 2019
UPDATED: 2/19/2019

 

 

We are pleased to announce the first ever "3 vs 3 Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series" will take place in Atlanta, GA on March 16-17, 2019!

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 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, 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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Atlanta 2019

Team Tournament Format for YCS Atlanta

  • 3 players = 1 team. The team must register at the same time.
  • This will be a two-day tournament using Advanced Constructed Decks in the Swiss format.
  • Best 2 out of 3 Matches as a team. Two team members winning their Matches will equal a Team Match win. Once two members of a team win their respective Matches, the Duel is over.
  • Each individual team member will play their matches independently, best 2 out of 3 Matches.
  • There will be no sharing of cards or fields between teammates, each Duelist plays their own opponent. Duelists on the same team can communicate with each other, if it does not significantly slow down the pace of an ongoing Match.
  • Swiss Rounds followed by a Single-Elimination Playoff Top Cut. Rounds are dependent on the total number of teams at the time registration closes.
  • Time Limit: 45 Minutes per Swiss Round.

For Single Players or Teams short of a Player

  • We will have a meeting area on Saturday March 16 at 8:00AM so that teams that have less than 3 members can fill out their team, or single players can find a team to join.
  • Starting at 9:30AM we will start taking the people who have not found a team yet and randomly assign them to a team.
  • We cannot guarantee that Duelists that do not have a full Team will be assigned Duelists to make a full Team.

Dragon Duel Update!

  • At the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Atlanta, the Dragon Duel events will be individual events not team events.
  • We will have two different type of Dragon Duel events at this YCS: Constructed and Sealed.
  • Advanced Constructed Format Dragon Duel. Previously at a YCS, Dragon Duelists would receive cards and play using the product provided to them. But the time has come again for Dragon Duelists to compete using their own decks and the winners of the Saturday and Sunday Dragon Duel events will playoff for the Dragon Duel Championship to win Prize Cards and a Trophy on Sunday at the YCS.
  • For Dragon Duelist who doesn't have a deck, but would still like to play, we will also be offering a casual Dragon Duel event where all the players will receive a NEW Speed Duel Starter Deck to compete with and it is yours to keep afterwards! Dragon Duelists can be among the first to learn about this new and exciting format and get brand new product!
  • Both style of Dragon Duel events are still 100% FREE!

 

DATES AND LOCATION

DATES   CITY ADDRESS
March 16-17, 2019 Atlanta, GA   Georgia International Convention Center
2000 Convention Center Concourse
Hall C
College Park, GA 30337
http://www.gicc.com/

 

ENTRY FEES

EVENT

ENTRY FEE

NOTES

Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Atlanta 2019

$60 USD per Team ($20/Player)

5 Booster Packs of Savage Strike per player, "Kuriboh Headband" (while supplies last) per player

Public Events    

Various

See Public Event Schedule for details (coming soon)

 

EVENT SCHEDULE (MAIN EVENT)

  DAY START TIME END TIME

Pre-registration

Friday March 15, 2019

3:00 PM

7:00 PM

Registration

Saturday March 16, 2019

8:00 AM

9:30 AM

YCS Atlanta 2019

Saturday March 16, 2019

10:00 AM

-

YCS Atlanta 2019

Sunday March 17, 2019

9:00 AM

-

 

TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION

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

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

A: Nearest Airport(s):

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Airport Code: ATL

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

A: Transportation:

SkyTrain, Rideshare, Shuttle, etc. from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
(The SkyTrain connects directly to the GICC)

Nearest Hotels:
Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway
2020 Convention Center Concourse
Atlanta, GA 30337
(404) 763-1544

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Atlanta Airport Gateway
2091 Convention Center Concourse
College Park, GA 30337
(770) 907-8880

YCS INFORMATION

  • What happens at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event?
  • What Security information should I know for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • Can my Teammates and I communicate during a match at the TEAM Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • How does VIP Status work at the TEAM Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • Who should I contact if I have questions about the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Atlanta?
  • When do I turn in my Deck list for the YCS?
  • When can I register for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Atlanta?
  • What are the prizes for the TEAM Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • Will there be coverage of Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Atlanta?

 

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; and spend the weekend Dueling, trading, and hanging out with hundreds of other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans. For the first time in Atlanta, Duelists will be able to band together in 3 player teams to increase their chances to win working together towards 1st place!

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

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

Q: Can my teammates and I communicate during a match at the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A: Duelists on the same team can communicate with each other under the following conditions:

  • Neither player leaves their seat in order to communicate, if their own Match is still ongoing.
  • If a Duelist's Match has concluded and they are communicating with a teammate that is still in an ongoing Duel, they do not hinder the ability of Judges, Staff, or other Duelists to get through the aisles.
  • The communication does not significantly slow down the pace of any ongoing Match.
  • The communication does not interrupt another ongoing Match.
  • The communication is verbal. Written notes cannot be used to communicate between Duelists
  • Duelists are responsible for their individual gameplay decisions and actions during their Match. Teammates can offer advice or suggestions, but they cannot make final decisions outside of their own Match.
  • There will be no sharing of cards or fields between teammates. Each Duelist will play their own opponent

Q: How does VIP Status work at the TEAM Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A: If a member of a team has VIP Status either due to winning a UDS Invitational Belt (The player MUST bring their belt as normal to claim the VIP Status) or a YCS VIP Qualifier, the entire team will enjoy some of the benefits of having VIP Status (specifically, the 2 round BYE and static seating) Only the VIP player receives FREE entry into the event. All non-VIP team members will still have to pay the entry fee as normal. There will be a designated VIP Area and the team will receive a 2 round BYE. Please refer to the Main FAQ (Link Above) for more details on VIP Status.

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

A: Email: wm.74472@konami.com
Phone: (310) 220-8434

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

A: 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; you can turn in your Deck List when you Pre-Register or no later than 9:30AM Saturday morning. Duelists who Pre-Register and do not turn in their Deck List by 9:30AM Saturday morning will receive a Match loss for the first round 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:
http://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 Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Atlanta?

A: There are two opportunities to register for the Main Event. Duelists can register for the Main Event during Pre-Registration on Friday afternoon from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM* or during Registration on Saturday morning from 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM. 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 Duelist Meeting will occur while Duelists are seated for the 1st Round of play, before play begins.

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

A:

Place

Prizes

1st Place Team

Ultra Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card per team member
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Trophy per team member
YCS Branded Premium Messenger Bag per team member
PlayStation®4 Pro 1TB system per team member
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat per team member
20 Ultimate Duelist Series Points, World Qualifying Points per team member

2nd Place Team

Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card per team member
YCS Branded Premium Messenger Bag per team member
PlayStation®4 Pro 1TB system per team member
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat per team member
10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points, World Qualifying Points per team member

3rd Place Team

Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card per team member
Nintendo SWITCH™ per team member
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat per team member
10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points, World Qualifying Points per team member

4th Place Team

Nintendo SWITCH™ per team member
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat per team member
10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points, World Qualifying Points per team member

5th-8th Place Teams

24 booster packs of the current booster release per team member
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat per team member
10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points, World Qualifying Points per team member

9th-16th Place Teams

Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat per team member
10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points, World Qualifying Points per team member

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

Pre-register and turn in a valid Deck list on Friday, March 15th, 2019 to receive one random Yu-Gi-Oh! branded Millennium Dice – while supplies last (All 3 Team Members need to Register and Submit their Deck lists together)

 

EVENT COVERAGE

Q: Will there be coverage of Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Atlanta?

A: There will be a live stream of feature matches and Top Cut matches on Saturday March 16th, from 10:00 AM EST and Sunday March 17th, 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 online coverage of Featured Matches, Standings and other updates at the YCS available here;

Event Coverage blog – written articles, Feature Matches, Pairings and Standings

 

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

 


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