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Konami Presents: Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series
Knoxville 2019
UPDATED: 2/22/2019

 

 

We are pleased to announce that a "Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series" will take place in Knoxville, TN on June 1-2, 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, Attack of the Giant Card!! and Regional Qualifier tournaments. Competitive or casual, there is something for everyone to do at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series weekend event.

 

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

  • This will be a two-day tournament using Advanced Constructed Decks in the Swiss format.
  • Best 2 out of 3 Matches
  • Swiss Rounds followed by a Single-Elimination Playoff Top Cut. Rounds are dependent on the total number of Duelists at the time registration closes.
  • Time Limit: 40 Minutes per Swiss Round.

Dragon Duel Update

  • At the Yu-Gi-Oh Championship Series Knoxville, the Dragon Duel Public Event will be ADVANCED Constructed. Previously at a YCS, Dragon Duelists would compete using the product provided to them. But the time has come again for Dragon Duelists to compete using their own Decks! Dragon Duelists will need to bring a tournament-legal Deck in order to compete in the Saturday and/or Sunday Dragon Duel Public Event. The winners of the Saturday and the Sunday Dragon Duel events will play off for the Dragon Duel Championship to win Prize Cards and a Trophy on Sunday at the YCS.


  • For Dragon Duelists who do not have a Deck but would still like to play, we will offer an additional Dragon Duel Public Event, using the new Speed Duel Starter Decks. This is a more casual Dragon Duel, and all Dragon Duelists who enter will compete using  a Speed Duel Starter Deck. This Starter Deck will be provided free of charge, for the Dragon Duelist to keep afterwards. Dragon Duelists can be among the first to learn about this new and exciting format, and get brand new product!

    Participating in this special Speed Duel event will not qualify Dragon Duelists to compete in the Dragon Duel Championship Playoff nor will it award any invites to the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier.

  • Both Dragon Duel formats are still 100% FREE!

 

DATES AND LOCATION

DATES   CITY ADDRESS

June 1-2, 2019

Knoxville, TN

World's Fair Exhibition Hall
Exhibit Hall 3
935 World's Fair Park Dr
Knoxville, TN 37902

 

ENTRY FEES

EVENT

ENTRY FEE

NOTES

YCS Knoxville 2019

$20 USD per Player

Each player will receive 5 Booster Packs of Dark Neostorm, and a "Kuriboh Headband" (while supplies last)

Public Events

Various

See Public Event Schedule for details

 

EVENT SCHEDULE (MAIN EVENT)

  DAY START TIME END TIME

Pre-registration

Friday, May 31st, 2019

3:00 PM

7:00 PM

Registration

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

8:00 AM

9:45 AM

YCS Knoxville 2019 - Day 1

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

10:00 AM

-

YCS Knoxville 2019 - Day 2

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

9:00 AM

-

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

 

TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION

  • What is the closest airport to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Knoxville?
  • 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 Knoxville?

A: Nearest Airport(s):

Airport Name

Airport Code

City

State

Distance to Venue

Tyson McGhee Airport

TYS

Knoxville

TN

13.8 miles (22 minutes)

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


Transportation:
UBER and LYFT are available for pickup and dropoff at Tyson McGhee Airport (TYS)

The list of Taxi, Limousines, and Charter services at Tyson McGhee Airport (TYS) can be found here:
Taxi, Limo, and Charters

The list of Car Rental services at Tyson McGhee Airport (TYS) can be found here:
Car Rental Services

Q: Are there any nearby Hotels?

A:

Hotel

Address

Phone

Distance to Venue

Holiday Inn Knoxville

525 Henley St Knoxville, TN 37902

(865) 522-2800

Attached to Venue

The Tennessean Hotel

531 Henley St Knoxville, TN 37902

(865) 232-1800

Attached to Venue

Hilton Knoxville

501 W Church Ave Knoxville, TN 37902

(865) 523-2300

0.6 Miles from Venue

Hampton Inn & Suites

618 West Main St Knoxville, TN 37902

(865) 522-5400

1.7 Miles from Venue

Four Points by Sheraton

1109 White Ave Knoxville, TN 37916

(865) 971-4663

0.3 Miles from Venue

 

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?
  • Who should I contact if I have questions about the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Knoxville?
  • Will there be coverage of Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Knoxville?
  • When do I turn in my Deck list for the YCS?
  • When can I register for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Knoxville?
  • What are the prizes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

 

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.

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: Who should I contact if I have questions about the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Knoxville?
A:
Konami Representative: Matthew Weaver
Email: wm.74472@konami.com
Phone: (310) 220-8434
Tournament Organizer: Shadow Realm Games
Email: info@shadowrealmgamesllc.com
Phone: (317) 600-2889

Q: Will there be coverage of Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Knoxville?
A: There will 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

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 Knoxville?
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 – 9:30 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 Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
A:

Place

Prizes

1st

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

4th

PlayStation®4 Pro 1TB system
Invite to the 2019 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat
10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points, World Qualifying Points

5th-8th

PlayStation®4 1TB system
Invite to the 2019 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat
10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points, World Qualifying Points

9th-16th

24 booster packs of the current booster release
Invite to the 2019 World Championship Qualifier tournament
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
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat
10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points, World Qualifying Points

  • If attendance is 2049 Duelists or more, Duelists who rank 33rd to 64th will also receive a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat, an invite to the 2019 World Championship Qualifier tournament, 10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points, and World Qualifying Points.

**In addition to the prizes for 1st place the winner will receive complementary travel and accommodations to their 2019 World Championship Qualifier (North America and Latin America only)

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

Pre-register and turn in a valid Deck List on Friday, May 31st, 2019 ONLY to receive one random Yu-Gi-Oh! branded Millennium Dice
(while supplies last)

2018-2019 YCS Top Cut Game Mat

EVENT COVERAGE

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

 


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