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Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series!
January 15-16, 2022 - Latin America FAQ

Update: 1/13/2022


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

  • This will be a two-day virtual event held from January 15th, 2022 through January 16th, 2022.
  • The Remote Duel YCS is open to all Duelists in Latin America!

Remote Duel YCS Information

Remote Duel YCS Information

  • What is Remote Duel?
  • How do I enter the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (Remote Duel YCS)?
  • 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?
  • Will the Top 16 matches be livestreamed?
  • 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?
  • 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 Latin America World Championship Qualifier at the Remote Duel YCS?
  • What are the Participation Prizes for the Remote Duel YCS?
  • Are there any pack prizes apart from the entry packs that everyone gets?
  • What are the prizes for the Remote Duel YCS?
  • What is the Top Cut Game Mat and Prize Card for the Remote Duel YCS?

World Qualifying Points

  • If I make the Top Cut, will I earn World Qualifying Point at the Remote Duel YCS?
  • How do I find out more information about World Qualifying Points?

Card Legality

  • What cards are legal for play?
  • 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?
  • How long will each Remote Duel Match last?
  • What is a Single-Elimination Tournament?
  • What are the rules for Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS (Duel Links) Remote Duel Tournaments?
  • What are the rules for a Remote Duel Structure Deck: Cyber Strike Tournament?
  • What are the rules for a Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Speed 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:

  • https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/remoteduel/index.html
  • You are responsible for a stable internet connection and a working Remote Duel setup in order to participate in a Remote Duel event.
  • If you lose your video feed, have excessively lagging or frozen video, or otherwise disconnect from a Duel in progress, you will receive a Game Loss.
  • Please be mindful of background noise around your Remote Duel setup, so you and your opponent can hear each other clearly.

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 from our various Tournament Organizers.

Duelists should review and take note of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament Policy document in order to prepare for events in addition to reading the Remote Duel Best Practices Guide, which also includes a list of cards Forbidden in Remote Duel only.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament Policy
https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/penalty_guide/YGOTCG_Policy_v_2_1.pdf

Remote Duel Best Practices Guide
https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/remoteduel/EN_Remote_Duel_Best_Practice_Guide_V_1_2.pdf

Q: How do I enter the Remote Duel YCS?
A: The entry fee for the Remote Duel YCS is the equivalent cost of the number of booster packs specified on the chart below for the country you reside in. By paying the cost of the booster packs specified for your country of residence below, you will receive the equivalent in booster packs of Burst of Destiny, the participation Game Mat*, and a Promo Card *.

Country

Entry Fee

Argentina

2

Bahamas

2

Brazil

3

Bolivia

3

Chile

4

Colombia

4

Costa Rica

3

Ecuador

3

El Salvador

3

Guatemala

3

Honduras

3

Jamaica

3

Mexico

3

Nicaragua

3

Panama

3

Paraguay

4

Peru

4

Dominican Republic

4

Trinidad & Tobago

3

Uruguay

2

Venezuela

4

*WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

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 Latin America or The Caribbean.

Q: How do I register for the Remote Duel YCS?
A: All registration for the Remote Duel YCS will be done online via Devir Americas, please see link below. You will first need to create a login for the site that is going to be used for Registration, and then you will be able to register for the Remote Duel YCS.

To register, you’ll need to create an account on Devir Americas’ Registration Portal and pay for the entry fee: eventos.devir.lat

Registration for the Remote Duel YCS will be open at 12:00 AM CT on Wednesday December 15th. Registration closes at 11:59 PM PT on Monday, January 10th, 2022.

Duelists are required to be a current resident of Latin America or The Caribbean in order to participate in this event. When you register on Devir Americas’ Registration Portal, you will indicate where you would like your participation prizes to be shipped by selecting an OTS in your area.  The OTS you select will ship out the prizes to your residence or give you the option to pick them up directly from their store.
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.

Q: When is registration for the Remote Duel YCS?
A: Registration for the Remote Duel YCS opens at 12:00 AM CT on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021.

Registration will remain open until 11:59 PM CT on January 10th, 2022. Any Duelist that does not register before this time will only be able to register late.

All Duelists MUST upload their Deck Lists into their Devir Americas Registration Portal account between December 15th 2021 through January10th 2022. After submitting your Deck List, Duelists will receive a notification from the Registration Portal that your Deck List has been properly saved and approved by a judge at least one day before the beginning of the event.

Late registration will open at 12:00 AM CT on January 7th, 2022 and remain open until 11:00 AM CT on January 11th, 2022. Anyone that registers late will receive a round one (1) loss for the Remote Duel YCS.

Remote Duel YCS Registration Opens

December 15th, 2021 at 12:00 AM CT

Remote Duel YCS Registration Closes

January 10th, 2022 at 11:59 PM CT

Remote Duel YCS Late Registration Opens

January 7th, 2022 at 12:00 AM CT

Remote Duel YCS Late Registration Closes

January 11th, 2022 at 11:00 AM CT

Remote Duel YCS Day 1 scheduled to begin

January 15th, 2022 at 10:00 AM CT

Remote Duel YCS Day 2 scheduled to begin

January 16th, 2022 at 9:00 AM CT

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 full list of registered Duelists and their assigned group will be added to this FAQ after registration closes. Please be sure to check back here after Registration closes and click on the link provided at the very top of this page to locate your name and the group you have been assigned for Day 1 of the Remote Duel YCS. Once you have located the group you are assigned to using the link above, please join the Discord server for that group and wait for further instructions from the Tournament Organizer.

All Rounds for Day 2 will be played on a single Discord server. Duelists that advance to Day 2 will be instructed on where to go after final standings for Day 1 are announced.

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 participating in 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 a winner is declared on Day 2 January 16th, 2022.

Q: Will the Top 16 matches be livestreamed?
A: The Top 16 Duelists matches will not be livestreamed for this event.

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 Devir Americas’ Registration Portal: eventos.devir.lat

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, you can get one by registering online at https://cardgame-network.konami.net/. If you have trouble registering for a CARD GAME ID, 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!

You will also need a Deck List. A Deck List is required to participate in the Remote Duel YCS tournament. Duelist will be able to upload a Deck List at the time of registration and will have until January 10th, 2022 (11:59PM CT) to submit a Deck List. Only Duelists that submit a Deck List will be enrolled in the tournament and paired for Round 1,Duelist that have not submitted a Deck List in time for Round 1,will still be able to submit their Deck List after the start of Round 1 and will start the tournament in Round 2 with a Round 1 loss.

Only Duelists that successfully submit a deck list before the start of Round 1 will be eligible to receive the YCS Participation Game Mat* and a Promo Card*. 

*WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Duelists are required to complete their Deck List by using the downloadable KDE-US Deck List and typing out all of the necessary information in the editable fields on the form. It is the responsibility of each Duelist to make sure that his or her Deck List is submitted by January 10th, 2022.

You will receive a notification from the Registration Portal that your Deck List has been properly saved and approved by a judge before the day of the event.

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

Once a Deck List has been submitted it can no longer be changed. Once the Deck List is  checked and approved by a judge, a notification will be sent to the Duelist letting him or her know that the Deck List has been Approved and will be considered final. Even if you update your Saved Deck List on Devir America’s Registration Portal, it will not alter the Deck List for the event.

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 various OTS before the Remote Duel YCS. You can find information on those qualifiers here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/specialevents.html.

For this Remote Duel YCS, only Duelists from Latin America and The Caribbean can compete in VIP Qualifiers.

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)
  • 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))

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 need to register directly with Devir Americas, please reach out to Devir Americas at opsupport.lat@devir.com  to complete your registration process.

Q: Will there be meal breaks during the tournament?
A: There will not be any meal breaks scheduled into the tournament.

Q: What happens if I am not done with my Match after time ends for a Round?
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 Latin 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 the booster packs of Burst of Destiny, every Duelist that participates in the Remote Duel YCS will receive a YCS Participation Game Mat* and a Promo Card *.

*WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

Q: Are there any pack prizes apart from the participation packs that everyone gets?
A: 9th – 16th place will receive 24 booster packs of the most recent core booster release.  This is the only product prize, outside of the participation packs, that will be awarded.

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

YCS Participation Game Mat

Promo Card

Place

Prizes

1st

Ultra Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Duel Link Dragon, The Duel Dragon
Remote Duel YCS Trophy
Remote Duel YCS Branded Premium Messenger Bag
Nintendo Switch™ and Custom YCS Switch Case
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution 
Invite to and VIP status at the 2022 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Remote Duel YCS Top Cut Game Mat

2nd

Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Duel Link Dragon, The Duel Dragon
Remote Duel YCS Branded Premium Messenger Bag
Nintendo Switch™ and Custom YCS Switch Case
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution 
Invite to the 2022 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Remote Duel YCS Top Cut Game Mat

3rd

Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Duel Link Dragon, The Duel Dragon
Nintendo Switch™ and Custom YCS Switch Case
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution 
Invite to the 2022 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Remote Duel YCS Top Cut Game Mat

4th

Nintendo Switch™ and Custom YCS Switch Case
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution 
Invite to the 2022 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Remote Duel YCS Top Cut Game Mat

5th-8th

Nintendo Switch™ and Custom YCS Switch Case
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution 
Invite to the 2022 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Remote Duel YCS Top Cut Game Mat

9th-16th

24 booster packs of the current booster release
Invite to the 2022 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Remote Duel YCS Top Cut Game Mat

17th-32nd

Invite to the 2022 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Remote Duel YCS Top Cut Game Mat

If attendance is 2049 Duelists or more, Duelists who rank 33rd to 64th will also receive a Remote Duel YCS Top Cut Game Mat, 10 World Qualifying Points and an Invite to the 2022 World Championship Qualifier tournament.

Q: What is the Top Cut Game Mat and Prize Card?

Remote Duel YCS Prize Card


Remote Duel YCS Top Cut Game Mat

Remote Duel YCS Trophy

 


World Qualifying Points

Q: If I make the Top Cut, will I earn World Qualifying Points at the Remote Duel YCS?
A: Yes, all the Duelists that make the top cut at the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event will earn World Qualifying Points. 

Q: How do I find out more information about World Qualifying Points?
A: More info regarding previously earned points and an updated leader board can be found on our website at https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/wqp/index.html

 


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 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 or the official Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Database.

 


Public Events

Q: What are the different types of Public Events?
A:
The following events, with the exception of the ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD, which will be hosted on a single server for all residents of Latin America and The Caribbean, will take place on Sunday, January 16th on all of the Discord servers that hosted a Day 1 event of the Remote Duel YCS:

Event

Registration
Fee

# of Duelists

Format

Prizing****

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!*

Equivalent of 2 booster packs in your country

64 Duelists**

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

Participation: Two (2) 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)

2022 Regional Qualifiers (16-Duelist Flights) *

Equivalent of 2 booster packs in your country

16 Duelists

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

Participation: Two (2) Booster Packs
(1) Amabie Promo Card

1st Place: An invite to the 2022 World Championship Qualifier, Regional Deck Box, and 2022 Regional Game Mat

Duel LinksTournaments (Ongoing)

Equivalent of 1 booster packs in your country

4-8 Duelists

Remote Duel Duel Links Format
Single-Elimination

Participation: One (1) Booster Pack
One (1) Amabie Promo Card

1st Place: Blue-Eyes White Dragon (chibi) pin and “Lion” embroidered Duel Links Prize Patch
2nd Place: “Ox” embroidered Duel Links Prize Patch
3rd Place: “Bear” embroidered Duel Links Prize Patch

Speed Duel Constructed Tournaments (Ongoing)

Equivalent of 4 Speed Duel booster packs in your country

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 ofSpeed Duel Game Mat
Speed Duel KC Coin
2nd Place: Speed Duel KC Coin

Structure Deck: Cyber Strike Tournaments
(Ongoing)***

Equivalent of 1 booster packs in your country

4-8 Duelists

Remote Duel Structure Deck Format
Single-Elimination

Participation: One (1) Booster Pack
(1) Amabie Promo Card

1st Place: Structure Deck: Cyber Strike  Game Mat

Win-A-Mat Tournaments
(Ongoing)

Equivalent of 1 booster packs in your country

4-8 Duelists

Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! TCGAdvanced Constructed Single-Elimination

Participation: One (1) Booster Packs
(1) Amabie Promo Card

1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament

Equivalent of 1 booster packs in your country

8 Duelists

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

Participation: One (1)) Booster Packs
(1) Amabie Promo Card

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

*These events require Deck Lists
**Maximum capacity may be raised to 128 at the Tournament Organizer’s discretion.
***Must have your own copy of Structure Deck: Cyber Strike 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

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! PRIZES

Ukiyoe-P.U.N.K. Amazing Dragon

Water Enchantress of the Temple

2022 Regional Game Mat

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Duel Links Blue-Eyes White Dragon (chibi) Pin

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Duel Links Prize Patches

Speed Duel Game Mats

Speed Duel Coin

Structure Deck: Cyber Strike Game Mat

Win-A-Mat Game Mat

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Game Mat

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Field Center Card

Q: When are Public Events scheduled?
A: Public Events will be scheduled on Sunday January 16th at all of the Discord servers that hosted a Day 1 event of the Remote Duel YCS.

Please check with the Tournament Organizer that was assigned to you via Discord for Public Event start times.

Q: How do I sign up for Public Events?
A: All Duelists who wish to register for Public Events, with the exception of the ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! events, should do so on the Day 1 Discord servers that will be announced after registration closes. 

To register for the ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! events, you will have to register on the Devir Americas Registration Portal on the day of the event: eventos.devir.lat

Q: How long will each Remote Duel Match last?
A: Each Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Match will be a best 2-out-of-3 Duel with a 50-minute time limit.

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

EachDuel Links Remote Duel Match will be a best 2-out-of-3 Duel with a 45-minute time limit.

Card Game

Games Played

Time Limit

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG

Best 2-out-of-3

50 Minutes

Speed Duel

Best 2-out-of-3

40 Minutes

Duel Links

Best 2-out-of-3

45 Minutes

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 Duel Links Remote Duel Tournaments?
A: This event allows you to bring your device and connect to others remotely 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 Duel Links Prize Patches and the new 1st place Pin! (while supplies last)!

  • Rounds will be played best of three (3) Duels.
  • Rounds will be 45 minutes long.

Between each Duel, you may use your Side Deck to alter your Deck for the next Duel.

  • Your Side Deck can consist of between 0 to 12 of the following:
    • Between 0 and 12 cards
    • Between 0 and 3 Legendary Duelists with a Character Skill
      • For example, a Side Deck could be made up of 9 cards and 3 additional Legendary Duelists with a Character Skill or 1 additional Legendary Duelist with 3 different Character Skills
  • Any changes can be made to the Deck between Duels of a Match, including the following:
    • Adding Cards
    • Subtracting Cards
    • Changing Legendary Duelist
    • Changing Character Skill
  • The Deck must be legal for play (appropriate number of cards in the Main and Side Deck, complies with the Forbidden and Limited list available within the Duel Links app).
  • If the Duelist believes there is an error or other issue with their Deck, they should contact a Judge immediately.
  • After you finish preparing your Deck, please notify the judge that you have completed Side Decking and are ready to start your next Duel.
  • Failure to do this by the 3-minute mark may result in appropriate penalties.
    • If there are any issues while Side Decking or connecting to the room after confirming you are ready for your next Duel, please notify a judge immediately.
  • Duelists are required to revert their Deck back to its original Deck prior to the start of each Match in an On-Demand Single-Elimination Public Event. Players must have a Duel Links legal-for-play Deck prior to each played Game/Match.
    • Some Duel Links Events will require Deck Lists, please be sure to check event information regarding Deck lists to confirm.

In case of a disconnect, win/loss will be determined by the result given in-game.  If the app crashes, or both Duelists disconnect simultaneously and a win is not decided, the Duelists will restart that Duel using the same Decks.  Side Decking will not be allowed for that specific Duel.

Instructions on how the competitors can connect to the in-game Tournament Room will be provided once you are seated for the events.

Duelists will need to have the latest Duel Links app installed on their device and reached Stage 4 or higher to participate in Tournaments.  The current version at the time of posting if v. 6.2.0, please check your Duel Links app the latest version prior to signing up for a Duel Links event.

Q: What are the rules for a Structure Deck: Cyber Strike Tournament?
A: Duelists registering for this event will need to already own an intact copy of Structure Deck: Cyber Strike in order to participate in the Tournament(s).

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 Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME 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 a Tier 2 or higher event, please visit http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/judges/index.html, for information about how to join the Konami Judge Program.

All potential judges must pass the online Rulings Comprehension Level 1 test, and then complete an online application to join the Judge Program.

Please see the KONAMI Judge Program FAQ for answers to most common questions:  https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/judges/judge_FAQ.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 items 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 one of the Discord servers hosting the event should be able to assist in finding your correct ID. Duelists should avoid acquiring new CARD GAME IDs if the previous ID can be found.

If you do not have a CARD GAME ID number, you can get one by registering online at https://cardgame-network.konami.net/.

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