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Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series!
North America FAQ

Update: 7/1/2021


IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING
Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (Remote Duel YCS)

 

Remote Duel YCS Information

Remote Duel YCS Information

  • What is Remote Duel?
  • How much does it cost to enter the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (Remote Duel YCS)?
  • Are there any pack prizes apart from the five packs that everyone gets?
  • Who is eligible to compete in the Remote Duel YCS?
  • How do I register for the Remote Duel YCS?
  • When is registration for the Remote Duel YCS?
  • What is the format for the Remote Duel YCS?
  • What Discord server will host the Remote Duel YCS?
  • How many rounds will the Remote Duel YCS have?
  • How many Duelists will advance to Day 2?
  • How many Duelists will advance to the Top Cut?
  • What will I need to participate in the Remote Duel YCS tournament?
  • If I’ve never participated in a Remote Duel tournament, what should I expect?
  • Will the Remote Duel YCS have Remote Duel YCS VIPs (VIPs) and how do I qualify to be one?
  • Will there be meal breaks during the tournament?
  • How long will each Remote Duel Match last?
  • What happens if I am not done with my Match after 50 minutes?

Invitations and Prizes

  • Do I need an invitation to participate in the Remote Duel YCS?
  • Can I win an invite to a North America World Championship Qualifier?
  • What are the Participation Prizes for the Remote Duel YCS?
  • How do I earn the Participation Prizes?
  • What are the prizes for the Remote Duel YCS?
    • Top Cut Game Mat
    • Day 2 Field Center Card
    • Prize Card
  • How and when will I receive my invite?

Card Legality

  • What cards are legal for play?
  • Is King’s Court legal for play in the Remote Duel YCS?
  • Is there an additional Forbidden List specific to Remote Duel?
  • 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?

Public Events

  • What are the different types of Public Events?
  • When are Public Events scheduled?
  • How do I sign up for Public Events?
  • What is a Single-Elimination Tournament?
  • What are the rules for a Remote Duel Egyptian God Deck Tournament?
  • What are the rules for a Remote Duel Speed Duel Constructed Tournament?

Miscellaneous

  • I may need assistance to participate at the Remote Duel YCS due to a disability or recent injury, what should I do?
  • I want to judge at the Remote Duel YCS, instead of competing as a Duelist – how can I apply?
  • Can I buy and sell from other people at the event?
  • Can I get a CARD GAME ID number at the Remote Duel YCS tournament, or will I need to have one before I participate in the event?
  • Will there be coverage of the Remote Duel YCS?
  • Are there any items I am not allowed to have visible in my Dueling Setup during the tournament?
  • What Tournament Policy information do I need to know for Remote Duels?
  • Am I allowed to stream or record any of my Matches?

 


Remote Duel YCS Information

Q: What is Remote Duel?

A: Remote Duel is Sanctioned Organized Play hosted in a virtual environment, run on designated Discord Servers. In order to participate, TCG Duelists will need a webcam, smartphone or tablet to display their field to their opponent.

You can find more details on Remote Duel on our website:

All Duelists who wish to register for Public Events during the Remote Duel YCS will do so via the Tournament Organizer. Please see the “When are Public Events scheduled?” question below for registration times for Public Events with each Tournament Organizer.

Duelists should review and take note of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament Policy document in order to prepare for events.

Prior to registering for events, Duelists should read the Remote Duel Best Practices Guide, which also includes a list of cards Forbidden in Remote Duel only.

Q: How much does it cost to enter the Remote Duel YCS?

A:The entry fee for the tournament is $20.00 USD. With your entry fee, you will receive five (5) booster packs of Lightning Overdrive, the participation Game Mat*, and the participation Field Center Card*.

*WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Furthermore, in order to receive the Participation Prizes beyond the participation packs of Lightning Overdrive, Duelists must be paired and actively participating in Round 3 of the Remote Duel YCS.

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

A: The following top Duelists will receive additional pack prizes:

  • 1st Place: 36 booster packs of Blazing Vortex and Lightning Overdrive
  • 2nd Place: 24 booster packs of Blazing Vortex and Lightning Overdrive
  • 3rd – 4th Place: 18 booster packs of Blazing Vortex and Lightning Overdrive
  • 5th – 16th Place: 12 booster packs of Blazing Vortex and Lightning Overdrive

Q: Who is eligible to compete in the Remote Duel YCS?

A: In order to take part and compete in the Remote Duel YCS, a Duelist needs to meet the following criteria.

  • Duelists must have a CARD GAME ID and be in good standing
    • Suspended Duelists are not considered to be in good standing and may not register or compete
  • Duelists must be a current resident of either the United States or Canada.
    • This is absolutely required to be able to take part in the Top 16 Livestream Playoffs

Q: How do I register for the Remote Duel YCS?

A: All registration for the Remote Duel YCS will be done on the website of one of the Tournament Organizers assisting KDE-US in hosting this event. You will first need to create a login for the site, and then you will be able to register for the Remote Duel YCS.

Registration for the Remote Duel YCS will be open on Wednesday, June 30th. Registration closes at 11:59 PM PDT on Wednesday, July 7th.

Duelists are required to be a current resident of either the United States or Canada in order to participate in this event. When you register on The Side Deck website, the address you list there is the shipping address that will be used for all prizing shipments after the event is concluded.

During the Remote Duel YCS, the Remote Duel events will be conducted using Discord Servers to make it easy for attendees to interact with Event Staff, Judges, and of course, their opponents.

For Duelists from Central America, South America and Europe, please visit the links below to find information on Remote Duel YCS events happening in your territory.

Region

URL

Central America

https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/2021/RD_YCS_july21_CentAm-FAQ.html

South America

https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/2021/RD_YCS_july21_SouthAm-FAQ.html

Europe

https://img.yugioh-card.com/uk/events/detail.php?id=10520

Q: When is registration for the Remote Duel YCS?

A: Registration for the Remote Duel YCS opens at 12:00 AM PDT on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021.

Registration will remain open until 11:59 PM PDT on July 7, 2021. Any Duelist that does not register before this time will only be able to register late.

Late registration will open at midnight PDT on July 8, 2021 and remain open until 7 AM PDT on July 10, 2021. Anyone that registers late will receive a one (1) round loss for the Remote Duel YCS.

Remote Duel YCS Registration Opens

June 30th, 2021 at 12:00 AM PDT

Remote Duel YCS Registration Closes

July 7th, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT

Remote Duel YCS Late Registration Opens

July 8th, 2021 at 12:00 AM PDT

Remote Duel YCS Late Registration Closes

July 10th, 2021 at 7:00 AM PDT

Remote Duel YCS Day 1 scheduled to begin

July 10th, 2021 at 10:00 AM PDT

Remote Duel YCS Day 2 scheduled to begin

July 11th, 2021 at 9:00 AM PDT

Top 16 of the Remote Duel YCS Livestream scheduled to begin

July 31st, 2021 at 10:00 AM PDT

Q: What is the format for the Remote Duel YCS?

A: The Remote Duel YCS tournament is a Constructed – Advanced Format event, which means each Duelist must use his or her own Deck to compete. 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.

Duelists should also make certain they are familiar with the Remote Duel Forbidden List of cards as well;

Card Name – Forbidden in Remote Duel

Ancient Telescope

Blizzard Warrior

Contact With the Aquamirror

Dark Scorpion - Chick the Yellow

Destiny HERO - Dominance

Diabolos, King of the Abyss

Flower Cardian Peony with Butterfly

Goddess Skuld’s Oracle

Parasite Paracide

Senri Eye

Spell Vanishing

SPYRAL Gear – Drone

Transmission Gear

Q: What Discord server will host the Remote Duel YCS?

A: Due to limitations inherent to Discord, Day 1 of the Remote Duel YCS will be held on multiple Discord servers. After registration ends, Duelists will be assigned to a Discord server for Day 1. A list of the assigned Discord servers will be posted on this FAQ after registration closes. All Rounds of Day 2 will be played on a single Discord server.

Duelist Group

Tournament Organizer

Discord Server Invite Link

A

The Side Deck

https://ycsdiscord.thesidedeck.com

B

Shadow Realm Games

http://discord.shadowrealmgamesllc.com

C

Core TCG

https://discord.gg/QkABB2GhmQ

D

Alternate Universes

https://discord.gg/m8TbfP22Nr

E

Alien Games

https://discord.gg/dxk9En2ukm

F

Carta Magica Montreal

https://discord.gg/W4qjHsbzw6

G

Yeti Gaming

https://discord.gg/nXwYHKfGaY

H

Little Big Wars

https://discord.gg/DGwcFm4s4V

I

Top Deck Cards and Games

https://discord.gg/JEnEFe4Stt

J

BluegrassMagic Gameshop

https://discord.gg/T2CkYTaQfZ

A full list of registered Duelists and which group they will be assigned to, will be posted after Remote Duel YCS Registration closes, so be sure to check back to see which server you will be playing on before the event begins!

Q: How many rounds will the Remote Duel YCS have?

A: The total number of Duelists registered will determine the number of rounds that are played on each host Discord server.

Number of Participants

Number of Swiss Rounds

Swiss Rounds Day 1

Minimum Points to make Day 2

Swiss Rounds Day 2

Playoff Top Cut

129 – 256 Duelists

8 Rounds

6 Rounds

10 Points

2 Rounds

Top 32

257 – 512 Duelists

9 Rounds

7 Rounds

13 Points

2 Rounds

Top 32

513 – 1024 Duelists

10 Rounds

8 Rounds

16 Points

2 Rounds

Top 32

1025 – 2048 Duelists

11 Rounds

8 Rounds

16 Points

3 Rounds

Top 32

2049 or more Duelists

12 Rounds

8 Rounds

16 Points

3 Rounds

Top 64

Q: How many Duelists will advance to Day 2?

A: The number of Duelists that advance to Day 2 will be determined by the combined total of Duelists from all Discord servers hosting Day 1 that are listed above.

If there are 256 Duelists or fewer registered for the Remote Duel YCS, then all Duelists with a minimum of 10 Points will advance to Day 2.

If there are 257 - 512 Duelists registered for the Remote Duel YCS, then all Duelists with a minimum of 13 Points will advance to Day 2.

If there are 513 or more registered for the Remote Duel YCS, then all Duelists with a minimum of 16 Points 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 Duelists, 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 Duelists, prizes will be awarded down to 64th place.

The Top Cut will continue play until only the Top 16 Duelists remain. The Top 16 Duelists will finish on Livestream on Saturday July 31st, 2021.

Q: What will I need to participate in the Remote Duel YCS tournament?

A: You should have a tournament-legal Deck as described under “What is the format for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?,” 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, you should have your number. You will also need a functional Remote Duel setup.

Q: If I’ve never participated in a Remote Duel YCS 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.  You can expect to interact with hundreds of fellow Yu-Gi-Oh! fans from all over.

1st time Duelists should review and take note of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament Policy document in order to prepare for events.

And also the Remote Duel Best Practices Guide, which also includes a list of cards Forbidden in Remote Duel only.

There are a lot of things you should do to make sure you are prepared before participating in the tournament. Read over the list of things you will need for the tournament, and make sure you have everything. It is your responsibility to ensure all of your equipment is in working order, that any necessary updates have been performed, and your internet connection is steady and reliable before the event begins. Check everything carefully so you are ready to play.

Make sure to join your assigned Day 1 Discord server early. This will allow you time to reach out to the Tournament Organizer if there are any issues joining the server.

You will need to register before the day of the event.  Make sure to register during the timeframe provided in  the “When is registration for the Remote Duel YCS?” section of this FAQ, to ensure you are able to play in the event. If you do not register before the end of the registration timeframe, you will not be able to enter the tournament when it begins. 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 to create an account on The Side Deck’s event website – https://events.thesidedeck.com. If you have played in any previous North America Remote Duel Extravaganza events, you will already have an account. 

You will also need a CARD GAME ID number – this is the ID number used to track you in the tournament. If you don’t already have one, event staff will be able to help you register for one. If a tournament staff member needs to reach out about your registration, they will do so via Discord. Please watch your Discord notifications so you can respond to any questions!

If you have a CARD GAME ID and have lost or forgotten it, you can ask the Tournament Organizer staff to look it up for you. If you’ve played in a previous event, they may be able to retrieve your number. You can reach out to staff on the Tournament Organizer’s discord: https://ycsdiscord.thesidedeck.com.

You will also need a Deck list. A Deck list is required to participate in the Remote Duel YCS tournament. You can create your Deck list on the Tournament Organizer’s website here:

You will need to create an account on the website before you can submit a Deck List or register for any events.

You will be able to save multiple Deck Lists to your account.

There is a very helpful article on our strategy site that will help you fill out your Deck List properly.  Just follow the link here:
https:/yugiohblog.konami.com/articles/?p=3534

Your Deck list must be completed so it can be submitted when registering for the Remote Duel YCS. Make sure you have created your Deck list on the website, and that it is complete and exactly matches your Deck before attempting to register for the Remote Duel YCS.

Once a Deck list has been submitted it can no longer be changed. The Deck List is copied and locked as part of registering for that event. Even if you update your Saved Deck Lists on The Side Deck website, it will not alter that Deck List for any event you have already registered for.

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 Staff in the #ask-event-staff channel of their assigned server.

Before participating in the event, all Duelists should read over the Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KDE-US) 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/downloads/penalty_guide/YGOTCG_Policy_v_2_1.pdf

Penalty Guidelines:
https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/penalty_guide/Penalty_Guidelines_v_2_1.pdf

Remember, there is more to do at the Remote Duel YCS than just compete in the main tournament.  There are lots of Public Events to participate in as well. Read over the FAQ carefully, and you’ll be off to a great start.

Q: Will the Remote Duel YCS have Remote Duel YCS VIPs (VIPs) and how do I qualify to be one?

A: Yes! We will have VIPs at the Remote Duel YCS. Any Duelist that is a UDS Invitational Champion, a Remote Duel Invitational Champion, or who wins a Remote Duel YCS VIP Qualifier will earn VIP status at the Remote Duel YCS! If you want to qualify as a Yu-Gi-Oh! VIP, you need to attend and win one of several YCS VIP Qualifier tournaments hosted by OTS before the Remote Duel YCS. You can find information on those qualifiers here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/specialevents.html.

Only Duelists from the North America or Latin America territories can compete in VIP Qualifiers, and may only participate in VIP Qualifiers in their respective territories. More information on VIP Qualifiers for European territories is coming soon!

A Duelist who earns VIP status receives the following benefits as a VIP:

  • FREE entry to the YCS and any participation prizes normally awarded at the time of registration (Participation Packs, Field Center Card, Participation Game Mat).
  • Remote Duel VIP Field Center Card
  • Two-Round Bye at the YCS (VIPs start the tournament in Round 3 with a 2-0 record (2 Wins and 0 losses))
  • Brief Duelist Profile on the YCS Coverage Site, https://yugiohblog.konami.com/

Remote Duel VIP Field Center Card

Please note that all VIPs must still register on time. Their names will not appear on the first and second round pairings.

Any Duelist that has earned VIP status will register at the same website as all other Duelists, but will not need to provide Credit Card information. If you believe you have VIP status but are being required to provide Credit Card information to register, please reach out to Event Staff on The Side Deck’s Discord server (https://ycsdiscord.thesidedeck.com).

Q: Will there be meal breaks during the tournament?

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

Q: How long will each Remote Duel Match last?

A: Each Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Remote Duel Match will be a best 2-out-of-3 Duel with a 50-minute time limit.

Each Yu-Gi-Oh! Speed Duel Remote Duel Match will be a best 2-out-of-3 Duel with a 40-minute time limit.

Card Game

Games Played

Time Limit

Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME

Best 2-out-of-3

50 Minutes

Yu-Gi-Oh! Speed Duel

Best 2-out-of-3

40 Minutes

Q: What happens if I am not done with my Match after 50 minutes?

A: 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 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.
      • 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.

 


Invitations and Prizes

Q: Do I need an invitation to participate in the Remote Duel YCS?

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

Q: Can I win an invite to a North America World Championship Qualifier?

A: The top 32 Duelists at the completion of the final round of Swiss play will earn an invite to a future World Championship Qualifier. If 2049 or more Duelists compete in the Remote Duel YCS, then the top 64 Duelists will earn an invite to a future World Championship Qualifier.

Q: What are the Participation Prizes for the Remote Duel YCS?

A: In addition to 5 packs of Lightning Overdrive, every Duelist that participates in the Remote Duel YCS will receive a Remote Duel YCS Participation Game Mat and Remote Duel YCS Participation Field Center Card.

Q: How do I earn the Participation Prizes?

A: In order to receive the Participation Prizes beyond the 5 packs of Lightning Overdrive, Duelists must be paired and actively participating in Round 3 of the Remote Duel YCS.

Q: What are the prizes for the Remote Duel YCS?

A:


Remote Due YCS Participation Game Mat

Remote Duel YCS Participation Field Center Card

Place

Prizes

1st

Ultra Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Duel Link Dragon, The Duel Dragon
Remote Duel YCS Trophy
Playstation®5 System
Nintendo Switch™, Custom YCS Switch Case
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution 
36 Booster Packs each of Blazing Vortex and Lightning Overdrive
Remote Duel YCS Top Cut Game Mat
Invite to compete on the Livestream Finals
Invite to a future World Championship Qualifier

2nd

Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Duel Link Dragon, The Duel Dragon
Remote Duel YCS Trophy
Playstation®5 System
24 Booster Packs each of Blazing Vortex and Lightning Overdrive
Remote Duel YCS Top Cut Game Mat
Invite to compete on the Livestream Finals
Invite to a future World Championship Qualifier

3rd-4th

Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Duel Link Dragon, The Duel Dragon
Remote Duel YCS Trophy
Playstation®5 System
24 Booster Packs each of Blazing Vortex and Lightning Overdrive
Remote Duel YCS Top Cut Game Mat
Invite to compete on the Livestream Finals
Invite to a future World Championship Qualifier

5th-8th

Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Duel Link Dragon, The Duel Dragon
Nintendo Switch™, Custom YCS Switch Case
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution 
12 Booster Packs each of Blazing Vortex and Lightning Overdrive
Remote Duel YCS Top Cut Game Mat
Invite to compete on the Livestream Finals
Invite to a future World Championship Qualifier

9th-16th

Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Duel Link Dragon, The Duel Dragon
12 Booster Packs each of Blazing Vortex and Lightning Overdrive
Remote Duel YCS Top Cut Game Mat
Invite to compete on the Livestream Finals
Invite to a future World Championship Qualifier

17th-32nd

Remote Duel YCS Top Cut Game Mat
Invite to a future World Championship Qualifier

Day 2 Duelists

Day 2 Field Center Card featuring Duel Link Dragon, The Duel Dragon

  • If attendance is 2049 Duelists or more, Duelists who rank 33rd to 64th will also receive a Remote Duel YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an Invite to a future World Championship Qualifier.

Q: What is the Top Cut Game Mat, Prize Card, and Day 2 Field Center Card?

A:

Remote Duel YCS Prize Card


Remote Duel YCS Top Cut Game Mat

Remote Duel YCS Day 2 Field Center Card

 


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.

Q: Is King’s Court legal for play in the Remote Duel YCS?

A: King’s Court is not legal for play in the Remote Duel YCS as Registration for the Remote Duel YCS ends before the release date of the set.

Q: Is there an additional Forbidden List specific to Remote Duel?

A: Certain types of card effects involving Private Knowledge cannot be successfully resolved in Remote Duel, and are considered to be Forbidden in Remote Duel only.
Cards Forbidden in Remote Duel are not Forbidden for in-person play, therefore they are not displayed on the Advanced or Traditional Format Forbidden & Limited List
Please consult with the Head Judge for the event if you have questions about the legality of cards in your Deck.
This Forbidden List is in addition to the Forbidden and Limited list posted on the website.

Card Name – Forbidden in Remote Duel

Ancient Telescope

Blizzard Warrior

Contact With the Aquamirror

Dark Scorpion - Chick the Yellow

Destiny HERO - Dominance

Diabolos, King of the Abyss

Flower Cardian Peony with Butterfly

Goddess Skuld’s Oracle

Parasite Paracide

Senri Eye

Spell Vanishing

SPYRAL Gear - Drone

Transmission Gear

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 can use foreign language copies of legal-for-play cards printed for the TCG market, as long as you can show an official translation of the card, kept outside of your Deck and Deck box, when asked to do so by an opponent or tournament official. If an opponent or tournament official has difficulty reading the card text, make sure to have the full local language card name ready to ensure it can be found quickly in NEURON of the official Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Database.

 


Public Events

Q: What are the different types of Public Events?

A:

Event

Registration
Fee

# of Duelists

Format

Prizing****

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!*

$20.00 USD ($30 CAD)

64 Duelists**

Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Advanced Constructed Single-Elimination

Participation: Five (5) Booster Packs
(1) Amabie Promo Card

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

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel Constructed Tournaments (Ongoing)

$6.00 USD ($10 CAD)

4-8 Duelists

Remote Duel Speed Duel Constructed Format
Single-Elimination

Participation: Four (4) Speed Duel Booster Packs
(1) Amabie Promo Card

1st Place: Choice of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel Game Mat
Speed Duel Coin and two (2) Speed Duel OTS Packs
2nd Place: Speed Duel Coin and two (2) Speed Duel OTS Packs

Egyptian God Deck: Obelisk the Tormentor Tournaments
(Ongoing)***

$12.00 USD ($18 CAD)

4-8 Duelists

Remote Duel Structure Deck Format
Single-Elimination

Participation: Three (3) Booster Packs
(1) Amabie Promo Card

1st Place: Choice of 
Egyptian God Deck: Obelisk the Tormentor or Egyptian God Deck: Slifer the Sky Dragon Game Mat

Egyptian God Deck: Slifer the Sky Dragon Tournaments
(Ongoing)***

$12.00 USD ($18 CAD)

4-8 Duelists

Remote Duel Structure Deck Format
Single-Elimination

Participation: Three (3) Booster Packs
(1) Amabie Promo Card

1st Place: Choice of 
Egyptian God Deck: Obelisk the Tormentor or Egyptian God Deck: Slifer the Sky Dragon Game Mat

Win-A-Mat Tournaments
(Ongoing)

$12.00 USD ($18 CAD)

4-8 Duelists

Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Advanced Constructed Single-Elimination

Participation: Three (3) Booster Packs
(1) Amabie Promo Card

1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat

*These events require Deck Lists
**Maximum capacity may be raised to 128 at the Tournament Organizer’s discretion.
***Must have your own copy of the Egyptian God Deck: Slifer the Sky Dragon or Egyptian God Deck: Obelisk the Tormentor in order to participate.
****All Prizing is while supplies last. Some events may launch with alternate prizing if prizing runs out. Any changes will be announced prior to Registration opening for that event.

Amabie Promo Card

Speed Duel Game Mats

Speed Duel Coin

Egyptian God Deck: Obelisk the Tormentor

Egyptian God Deck: Slifer the Sky Dragon

Win-A-Mat Game Mat

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! PRIZE

Arcana Triumph Joker

Q: When are Public Events scheduled?

A: Public Events will be scheduled throughout the weekend to give all Duelists as many opportunities to compete as they desire. The schedule for each event is:

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

Date Scheduled

Tournament Organizer

Registration Link

Start Time

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Bluegrassmagic Gameshop

https://discord.gg/T2CkYTaQfZ

12 PM EDT / 9 AM PDT

Sunday, July 11, 2021

The Side Deck

https://register.thesidedeck.com

12 PM EDT / 9 AM PDT

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Top Deck Cards and Games

https://www.facebook.com/TopDeckCardsAndGames/ events/?ref=page_internal

12 PM EDT / 9 AM PDT

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Alternate Universes

https://discord.gg/m8TbfP22Nr

1 PM EDT / 10 AM PDT

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Yeti Gaming

https://www.yetigaming.com/collections/yugioh-events

1 PM EDT / 10 AM PDT

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Carta Magica Montrel

https://www.cmprofessionalevents.com/

2 PM EDT / 11 AM PDT

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Little Big Wars

https://discord.gg/DGwcFm4s4V

2 PM EDT / 11 AM PDT

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Shadow Realm Games

http://register.shadowrealmgamesllc.com

2 PM EDT / 11 AM PDT

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Alien Games

https://discord.gg/dxk9En2ukm

3 PM EDT / 12 PM PDT

Sunday, July 11, 2021

CoreTCG

https://www.coretcg.com/catalog/ yugioh_remote_duel_preregistration/6671

3 PM EDT / 12 PM PDT

 

Ongoing Public Events:
The following schedule will apply to Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel Constructed Tournaments, Egyptian God Deck Tournaments, and Win-A-Mat Tournaments.

Tournament Organizer

Location

Registration Link

Saturday, July 10th

Sunday, July 11th

Alien Games

Jenks, OK

https://discord.gg/dxk9En2ukm

3 PM EDT - 8 PM EDT
(12 PM PDT - 5 PM PDT)

11 AM EDT - 5 PM EDT
(8 AM PDT - 2 PM PDT)

Alternate Universes

Blue Bell, PA

https://discord.gg/m8TbfP22Nr

3 PM EDT - 8 PM EDT
(12 PM PDT - 5 PM PDT)

10 AM EDT - 4 PM EDT
(7 AM PDT - 1 PM PDT)

Bluegrassmagic Gameshop

Louisville, KY

https://discord.gg/T2CkYTaQfZ

3 PM EDT - 8 PM EDT
(12 PM PDT - 5 PM PDT)

10 AM EDT - 4 PM EDT
(7 AM PDT - 1 PM PDT)

Carta Magica Montreal

Montreal, QC

https://www.cmprofessionalevents.com/

3 PM EDT - 8 PM EDT
(12 PM PDT - 5 PM PDT)

10 AM EDT - 4 PM EDT
(7 AM PDT - 1 PM PDT)

CoreTCG

Pasadena, CA

https://www.coretcg.com/catalog/ yugioh_remote_duel_preregistration/6671

3 PM EDT - 8 PM EDT
(12 PM PDT - 5 PM PDT)

1 PM EDT - 7 PM EDT
(10 AM PDT - 4 PM PDT )

Little Big Wars

Fargo, ND

https://discord.gg/DGwcFm4s4V

3 PM EDT - 8 PM EDT
(12 PM PDT - 5 PM PDT)

11 AM EDT - 5 PM EDT
(8 AM PDT - 2 PM PDT)

Shadow Realm Games

Indianapolis, IN

http://register.shadowrealmgamesllc.com

3 PM EDT - 8 PM EDT
(12 PM PDT - 5 PM PDT)

10 AM EDT - 4 PM EDT
(7 AM PDT - 1 PM PDT)

The Side Deck

Lexington, SC

https://register.thesidedeck.com

3 PM EDT - 8 PM EDT
(12 PM PDT - 5 PM PDT)

1 PM EDT - 7 PM EDT
(10 AM PDT - 4 PM PDT)

Top Deck Cards and Games

Pleasant Hill, PA

https://www.facebook.com/TopDeckCardsAndGames/ events/?ref=page_internal

3 PM EDT - 8 PM EDT
(12 PM PDT - 5 PM PDT)

10 AM EDT - 4 PM EDT
(7 AM PDT - 1 PM PDT)

Yeti Gaming

Crestwood, MO

https://www.yetigaming.com/collections/yugioh-events

3 PM EDT - 8 PM EDT
(12 PM PDT - 5 PM PDT)

11 AM EDT - 5 PM EDT
(8 AM PDT - 2 PM PDT)

Q: How do I sign up for Public Events?

A: Each Tournament Organizer will handle registration for their public events through the link provided in the tables above. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Event Staff on the Tournament Organizer’s discord through the #ask-event-staff channel. Each Tournament Organizer is running Public Events at times relative to their location, so make sure to find the Tournament Organizer closest to you to find the best time to play!

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: What are the rules for an Egyptian God Deck Tournament?

A: There will be two separate Tournaments available to Duelists during this Remote Duel Extravaganza, one where all Duelists are using the Egyptian God Deck: Obelisk the Tormentor (Obelisk Deck) and one where all Duelists use the Egyptian God Deck: Slifer the Sky Dragon (Slifer Deck). Duelists registering for this event will need to already own an intact copy of either of the latest Slifer Deck orObelisk Deck in order to participate in the Tournament(s). Please be sure to register for the correct event that matches your choice of deck on the TO’s website.

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size

All Main Deck Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

The Advanced Format list does not apply.

Q: What are the rules for a Remote Duel Speed Duel Constructed Tournament?

A: Duelists can bring their own Speed Duel Deck and play in a Constructed Speed Duel event.

  • Each Duelist begins the game with 4000 Life Points.
  • Each Duelist begins the game with four (4) cards as their starting hand.
  • Skill Card effects do not use the chain.
  • Each Duelist has three (3) Main Monster Zones, three (3) Spell & Trap Zones, and one (1) Field Zone.
  • The Duelist going first does not draw a card on their opening turn.
  • The hand size limit is six (6) cards.
  • Each Duelist may have an active Field Spell Card.

To build your own Constructed Speed Duel Deck, you will need to follow these requirements before entering an event.

  • Only cards with a Speed Duel Logo can be used in your Deck.
  • Your Deck includes the Main Deck and may include a Side Deck and/or Extra Deck.
  • You may not have more than three (3) copies of any card included in your Main Deck, Side Deck, and Extra Deck combined.
  • Your Main Deck must have a minimum of 20 cards, and a maximum of 30 cards (cards in the Side and Extra Decks do not count towards this total).
  • In a Constructed tournament, you may use a Side Deck consisting of 0 to 6 cards in addition to your Main Deck. Skill Cards can be included in your Side Deck.
  • If you choose not to use a Skill Card during the first Duel of a Match and you have Skill Cards in your Side Deck, you may use a Skill Card from the Side Deck as part of the Side Deck process for Game 2 or Game 3.
  • If you choose to use a Skill Card during the first Duel of a Match, you may opt not to use a Skill Card for subsequent Duels in the Match.
  • In a Constructed Tournament, you may use an Extra Deck consisting of 0 to 6 Extra Deck Monsters.

Players can review the Speed Duel Policy Document here; https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/penalty_guide/Speed_Duel_Addendum-Official_KDE-US_YGO_TCG_Policy.pdf

 


Miscellaneous

Q: I may need assistance to participate in the Remote Duel YCS due to a disability or recent injury, what should I do?

A: Please contact the Event Coordinator or Tournament Organizer of your assigned Discord server to make them aware of your concerns so that between them and the KDE-US Representatives, you can be provided with a comfortable gaming experience.

Q: I want to judge at the Remote Duel YCS, instead of competing as a Duelist – how can I apply?

A: If you’re interested in judging at the Remote Duel YCS, please email the KDE-US 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. Remote Duel 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-US 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:  http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/judges/index.html

Q: Can I buy and sell from other people at the event?

A: Duelists are not allowed to buy or sell from one another on Remote Duel YCS Discord servers. 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 and Yu-Gi-Oh! related item such as playmats and dice – attendees may not trade other items on Remote Duel YCS Discord servers.

Attendees may not solicit business, distribute links to sites or servers, etc., while on the Remote Duel YCS Discord servers.

Q: Can I get a CARD GAME ID number at the Remote Duel YCS 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, an Event Staff member on The Side Deck’s Discord server should be able to assist in finding your correct ID. Please join The Side Deck’s Remote Duel YCS Discord server (https://ycsdiscord.thesidedeck.com) and post in #ask-event-staff for help finding your CARD GAME ID number. 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/.

Q: Are there any items I am not allowed to have visible in my Dueling Setup during the tournament?

A: Attendees may not display or have visible any items 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 have any such items visible will incur penalties, including Disqualification and removal from the event, and risk suspension from KDE-US Organized Play.

The use of electronic and/or vapor cigarettes are not permitted to be visible during any Sanctioned/Official Remote Duel events.

Q: What Tournament Policy information do I need to know for a Remote Duel Event?

A: Duelists are responsible to know the information contained in KDE-US Official Tournament Policy documents, which can be found here:  https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/organizedplay.html
Until we have a Remote Duel Policy addendum, we will use the following Infractions/Penalties for common issues in Remote Duels.

Infraction

Penalty

Disconnection

If a Duelist gets disconnected from the video channel during a Duel, they will receive a Game Loss. This is a Procedural Error – Major infraction.

Frozen Video

If a Duelist’s video feed becomes disrupted or frozen during a Duel, they will receive a Game Loss. This is a Procedural Error – Major infraction. This is not the same as a temporary lag, please use the Pause/Play card or some other method to indicate lag.

Streaming during a Match (for events prohibiting streaming)

If a Duelist streams or otherwise broadcasts an ongoing Match at an event that has prohibited streaming, they will receive a Warning. This is an Unsporting Conduct-Minor infraction and can be upgraded if the Duelist repeats the infraction. Duelists should verify ahead of time whether streaming is allowed.

Revealing Private Knowledge

If a Duelist inadvertently reveals the contents of their Hand, etc. they will receive a Warning.  This is a Procedural Error – Minor infraction and can be upgraded if the Duelist repeats the infraction.

Having items or clothing with offensive images or language on camera

If a Duelist is using tournament materials, wearing clothing, or displaying items within view of the camera with offensive language or images, they will receive a Warning and be required to remove the items in question. This is an Unsporting Conduct – Minor infraction and can be upgraded if the Duelist repeats the infraction. Tardiness or Slow Play penalties may also apply if the correction is not made in a timely manner.

Using a play area that is cluttered or unclear

If a Duelist is playing with a field that is poorly lit, lacking contrast between sleeves and mat, is cluttered with items not required for the current Match, etc. they will receive a Warning and be required to correct the issues. This is a Procedural Error – Minor infraction and can be upgraded if the Duelist does not correct the issues or repeats the infraction. Tardiness or Slow Play penalties may also apply if the correction is not made in a timely manner.

Not being appropriately dressed

If a Duelist is not appropriately dressed (shirts and pants, shorts, or skirts must be worn) they will receive a Warning and be required to correct the situation. This is an Unsporting Conduct – Minor infraction and can be upgraded if the Duelist repeats the infraction. Tardiness or Slow Play penalties may also apply if the correction is not made in a timely manner.

Not keeping hands in view/performing actions off camera

If a Duelist does not keep their hands holding cards or other game-related actions in view of the camera and their action is unintentional, they will receive a Warning. This is a Procedural Error – Minor infraction and can be upgraded if the Duelist repeats the infraction.

Outside interference in a Match

If a Duelist receives outside interference in their Match, they will receive an Unsporting Conduct infraction. The severity of the infraction will determine the appropriate penalty, which could range from a Warning to a Disqualification.

Including cards Forbidden in Remote Duel in the Deck

If the error is caught prior to the start of the event, the Duelist receives a Warning for a Deck Error – Minor infraction and must remove the Forbidden card(s). If removing the Forbidden cards results in an illegal Deck (less than 40 cards), then the Duelist must move cards from their Side Deck to the Main Deck to total 40 cards.

If the error is caught after the event has started, the Duelist receives a Game Loss for a Deck Error – Major infraction and must remove the Forbidden card(s). If removing the Forbidden cards results in an illegal Deck (less than 40 cards), then the Duelist must move cards from their Side Deck to the Main Deck to total 40 cards.

Q: Am I allowed to stream or record any of my Matches?

A: Duelists are not allowed to stream or record any of the Matches during this event.

 


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