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Konami Presents: Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series
Chicago 2019
Public Events

UPDATED: 1/29/2018


Public Events

  • Will there be Public Events?
  • What are the point values for the Public Events?
  • What is a Swiss Round Tournament?
  • What is a Single-Elimination Tournament?
  • How do I earn Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) Points at the YCS
  • What is a Dragon Duel?
  • What is the Format for the Casual Sealed Deck Dragon Duel?
  • What are the prizes for the Casual Sealed Deck Dragon Duel?
  • What are the prizes for the Dragon Duel?
  • What is the YCS Dragon Duel Championship?
  • 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 are the rules for Speed Duel?
  • What are the rules for Duel Links Tournaments?
  • What is the Duelist League and what are the rules?
  • What is the Public Events playoff?
  • What is the Prize Wall?

 


Public Events

Q: Will there be Public Events?!
A: At the YCS there will be several Public Events for Duelists to take part in. See the list below for details.

Saturday      


1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Battle City Tournament (8-Duelist Flights)

$8.00

  1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Duelist League (8-Duelist Flights)

$2.00

  1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Sealed Speed Duel

$10.00

  1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Sealed Starter Deck Tournament (8-Duelist Flights)

$10.00

  1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Sealed Structure Deck Tournament (8-Duelist Flights)

$10.00

  1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier (8-Duelist Flights)

$10.00

  1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Win-A-Mat (8-Duelist Flights)

$12.00

  1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Duel Links Tournament

$4.00

12:00 PM

Dragon Duel Tournament (Born 2006 or later) 

FREE!!

12:00 PM

Dragon Duel Casual Sealed (Born 2006 or later)

FREE!!

  2:00 PM

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

$20.00

Sunday    

  9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

2019 Regional Qualifiers (16-Duelist Flights)

$16.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Battle City Tournament (8-Duelist Flights)

$8.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Duelist League (8-Duelist Flights)

$2.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Speed Duel

$10.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Starter Deck Tournament (8-Duelist Flights)

$10.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Structure Deck Tournament (8-Duelist Flights)

$10.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier (8-Duelist Flights)

$10.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Win-A-Mat (8-Duelist Flights)

$12.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Duel Links Tournament

$4.00

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!!

11:00 AM

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.

 

Name

Entry Fee**

# of Participants

Format

Participation Prizing

Prizing

2019 Regional Qualifiers (16-Duelist Flights)*

$16 per Duelist

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 Duelist ($15 per team)

64 Teams

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling Format – Single-Elimination

1 Booster & 1 Star 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 Duelist

64

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 Duelist

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

1 Booster Pack & 2 Duelist Packs

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

Dragon Duel Constructed*

FREE!!

Unlimited

Advanced Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

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

Dragon Duel Casual Sealed

FREE!!

Unlimited

Speed Duel Sealed – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

Speed Duel Starter Deck

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

Duelist League

$2 per Duelist

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

$4 per Duelist

8

Duel Links Format
Single-Elimination

2 Duelist Packs

1st Place: Lion Pin
2nd Place: Ox Pin
3rd & 4th Place: Bear Pin

Starter Deck Tournament

$10 per Duelist

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Starter Deck

1st Place: Starter Deck Tournament Game Mat

Structure Deck Tournament

$10 per Duelist

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Structure Deck

1st Place: Structure Deck Tournament Game Mat

Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) Qualifier

$10 per Duelist

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

2 Booster Packs, 1 Duelist Pack, UDS Qualifier Lanyard, & 5 UDS Points

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

Win-A-Mat

$12 per Duelist

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

2 Booster Packs & 2 Duelist Packs

1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat

Speed Duel

$10.00

4

Speed Duel Format
Single-Elimination

Speed
Duel Starter Deck

1st Place: Duel Links Coin

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.

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 Constructed

3

3

Starter Deck Tournament

3

3

Structure Deck Tournament

3

3

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

2

2

Battle City Tournament

2

2

Regional Qualifier Flights

2

2

Speed Duel Tournament

2

2

Charity Tournament

2

2

UDS Qualifier

2

2

Win-A-Mat

1

1

No Public Event Points are awarded to the following events:

Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Main Event

Dragon Duel Casual Sealed

YCS Dragon Duel Championship

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

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

Q: How do I earn Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) Points at the YCS?
A: UDS Points are awarded based on participation and/or final standings at the YCS
 

Criteria

Category

Points to be Awarded

Pin Awarded

Participate in YCS or YCS Dragon Duel

Participation

5 UDS Points

 

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

5 UDS points

 

Win UDS Qualifier (8-Duelist 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 Duelist'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: http://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 YCS will offer two formats, a more casual Speed Duel Sealed Tournament and a competitive Advanced Format Constructed Deck Tournament.

There is no entry fee for either Dragon Duel tournament. The sealed Speed Duel 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 each Dragon Duel tournament.

Q: What is the Format for the Casual Sealed Deck Dragon Duel?
A: Each Duelist would randomly receive one of the two new Speed Duel Starter Decks.  They would then play a normal best 2 out of 3 game matches following Speed Duel Rules (A how to play guide is included in each Starter Deck).  The Starter Decks each contain 3 different Hero Decks, so the Duelist would switch Decks for each new game. 

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

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

Q: What are the prizes for the Casual Sealed Deck Dragon Duel?
A: All Duelists receive the Speed Duel Starter Deck for the tournament and in addition, the winner will receive a Speed Duel coin.

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

Q: What is the Advanced Format Constructed Format Dragon Duel?
A: For the Advanced Format Constructed Tournament, Decks must be constructed per the latest Advanced Format guidelines. (See here for more information: http://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

A Deck list is required for participation in the Advanced Format Constructed Deck Dragon Duel Tournament. Dragon Duel tournaments are Tier 2 events.

Q: What are the prizes for the Advanced Format Constructed Deck Dragon Duel?
A: Top 4 Duelists in the Advanced Format Constructed Deck 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

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. 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 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 at 4:30 PM.

The winner from both the Saturday Advanced Constructed Deck Dragon Duel and the Sunday Advanced Constructed Deck 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 Duelists who attend each YCS event.  The Dragon Duelist who places 1st on the Saturday Advanced Constructed Deck Dragon Duel will not be able to compete in the Advanced Constructed Deck Dragon Duel on Sunday. They do instead get a free entry into any other Public Event on Sunday, November 18th.  At 4:30 PM on Sunday, November 18th we will take the 1st place winners of the Advanced Constructed Deck 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 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.

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

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

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

Here are the basic rules:

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

Example of play:

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

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

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

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

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

Q: What are the rules for a 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 format for Speed Duel?
A: Each Duelist will be seated for the tournament and receive one of the two new Speed Duel Starter Decks.  Each Starter Deck contains 3 different hero decks. The Duelist will then play best two of three game matches using the Speed Duel rules (a how to play guide is included in each starter deck). After each game the duelist will switch the hero deck they are using so if the match goes to game three each duelist will have used all 3 of their hero decks.

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

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

Q: What are the Rules for Duel Links Tournaments?
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 Duelist League and what are the rules?
A: The Duelist League is intended for younger Duelists or Duelists that are not familiar with Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments.  The Duelist League gives them a chance to experience tournament play without all the pressures found in higher level tournaments.

The Duelist League is an Advanced Format, Constructed event only playing 3 Rounds of Swiss with no Top Cut. At the end of the rounds of Swiss the Duelist ranked in 1st place will get to choose 2 Duelist League Rare cards from a random assortment.  Then from order of 2nd to 8th place those Duelists will get to choose 1 Duelist League Rare card.

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) Duelists 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

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

Speed Duel

8

Top 4: 1 Ticket
Top 2: 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.
Prize tickets can only be redeemed at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event at which they were earned, the cannot be used at a future event.


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