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Konami Presents: Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series
Las Vegas
2022

UPDATED: 11/22/2021

 

 

We are pleased to announce the next Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event will take place in Las Vegas, NV on February 26-27, 2022!

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, such as Win-A-Mat, Speed Duel, 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.

And if you needed another reason to attend, YCS Las Vegas 2022 is partnered with LVL UP EXPO 2022!

 

COVID-19 Restrictions for Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Las Vegas 2022


Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KDE-US) has adopted a mandatory vaccination policy to protect the safety of its attendees. Each attendee 12 years and older will be required to show proof of full vaccination before entry (this requirement may change depending on authorization of vaccines for the under 12 age group. We will update this FAQ as the situation evolves).  To be fully vaccinated, an attendee must have received their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two weeks prior to the event.  Acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination includes a CDC vaccination card, a WHO vaccination card, or a photo of either card (printed or on an electronic device).  The card must state the name of the vaccinated person, the type of vaccine received, and the date of the last dose.  All players participating in tournaments and any spectators 18 and older must also show a photo ID that matches the identifying information on the vaccination card.  

Children under the age of 12 will not be required to show proof of vaccination, but instead must show documentation of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event.  The test must be a molecular or antigen test with Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  Home tests will not be accepted.  The documentation must show the test result, the type of test, the entity issuing the test, and the date of test.

Attendees who are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition must instead show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event.  In addition to the requirements listed above for showing proof of a negative test, these attendees must provide documentation from a healthcare provider verifying that the attendee has a medical exemption from vaccination.  This verification must state the attendee’s name, the fact that the attendee is medically exempt, and must be signed by a healthcare provider. 

KONAMI will be checking proof of vaccination, proof of negative test results, and medical exemption documentation at the entrance of the event.  KONAMI reserves the right to refuse entry to attendees who do not comply with this policy. 

Face Masks must be worn at all times during the event.
There will be a dedicated food service area for eating and drinking and Face Masks may be removed briefly in this area only for eating or drinking.  Food and beverages may not be consumed in any area outside of the dedicated eating area.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Las Vegas 2022

  • 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.

How to Pre-register for Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Las Vegas 2022

  • Duelists will need to pre-register online for this Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event.
  • Duelists can use the link above to get to the online registration site. There you will log in or register an account if you do not already have one. Once logged in, click on Events and select YCS Las Vegas by clicking on Details. Follow the instructions from there to confirm your spot at the YCS.
  • Duelists will pay $21.00 USD to receive five (5) booster packs and registration in the event.
  • For Public Events Registration information please see the Public Events FAQ.

 

DATES AND LOCATION

DATES   CITY ADDRESS

February 26-27, 2022

Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas Convention Center
South Hall 2 – A, B, & C
3150 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

 

PRE-REGISTRATION SCHEDULE (MAIN EVENT)

 

DAY

START TIME

END TIME

Online Registration Opens

Wednesday November 17th, 2022

12:00 PM (PT)

-

Online Registration Closes

Thursday February 24th, 2022

-

11:59 PM (PT)

Deck Lists are Due

Friday February 25th, 2022

-

10:00 AM (PT)

*** Schedules are subject to change and may be updated before the event begins. ***
*** Online Registration is open till the End Time and Date listed above or if all available seats sell out, whichever comes first. ***
*** Deck Lists MUST be submitted via the website where you pre-register by the Due Date. ***

 

EVENT SCHEDULE (MAIN EVENT)

 

DAY

START TIME

END TIME

Mandatory On-site Check-in

Friday, February 25th, 2022

12:00 PM

6:00 PM

On-site Pre-registration (if available)

Friday, February 25th, 2022

3:00 PM

7:00 PM

YCS Las Vegas 2022

Saturday, February 26th, 2022

10:00 AM

-

YCS Las Vegas 2022 Day 2

Sunday, February 27th, 2022

9:00 AM

-

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

 

YCS INFORMATION

  • What happens at a YCS event?
  • Are there any COVID requirements or procedures we must follow at the YCS?
  • When can I pre-register for YCS Las Vegas 2022?
  • When do I turn in my Deck List for the YCS?
  • How do I check in at the YCS?
  • Pre-Registration is sold out, is there anything I can do to participate at YCS Las Vegas 2022?
  • Do I need a badge for LVL UP EXPO to attend YCS Las Vegas 2022?
  • What Security information should I know for the YCS?
  • Who should I contact if I have questions about the YCS?
  • Will there be coverage of YCS Las Vegas 2022?
  • I want to vend at the YCS, who should I contact and by when?

 

Q: What happens at a YCS?

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, like Win-A-Mat, Speed Duel, Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS (Duel Links), and Regional Qualifier tournaments.  Competitive or casual, there is something for everyone to do at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series weekend event.

Q: Are there any COVID requirements or procedures we must follow at the YCS?

A: Yes, please see the COVID-19 restrictions for Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Las Vegas 2022 section near the top of the FAQ.

Q: When can I pre-register for YCS Las Vegas 2022?

A: For this YCS, Duelists will need to pre-register online to secure a spot to compete at YCS Las Vegas 2022.

  • Duelists can pre-register online here:
  • Pre-Registration opens Wednesday November 17th, 2021 at 12:00 PM (PT)
  • Pre-Registration will remain open until either all available spots in the YCS are sold out or until Thursday Feb 24th, 2022 at 11:59 PM PT (whichever comes first)
  • Space is limited and the event will likely sell out
  • Duelists who successfully pre-register must still arrive at YCS Las Vegas and check in on Friday February 25th, 2022 between 12:00 PM PT and 6:00 PM PT to confirm their spot in the Tournament or their spot will be forfeited, and their entry will be refunded after the YCS.
  • Pre-registration items are only available to those Duelists that pre-registered and checked in onsite.
  • If you are not able to check in on Friday February 25th prior to 6:00 PM due to travel or other issues, you will need to contact The Side Deck at info@thesidedeck.com no later than 11:00 AM on Friday February 25th to make alternative check-in arrangements.

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

A: Deck Lists are due by 10:00 AM PT Friday February 25th, 2022.

  • Duelists who do not turn in their Deck Lists by 10:00 AM PT on Friday February 25th, 2022 will automatically forfeit their spot and their entry will be refunded after the YCS.
  • Deck Lists must be submitted through the online system, physical copies of a Deck list will not be accepted onsite for the YCS.

 Once a Deck list has been submitted it can no longer be changed.

Q: How do I check in at the YCS?

A: Pre-registered Duelists just need to arrive onsite at the Las Vegas Convention Center between 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM on Friday February 25th and follow the signs to check in and confirm your spot in the YCS. At this time Duelists will receive their commensurate prizing once they are confirmed at Check-In and their vaccination status verified.

Q: Pre-Registration is sold out, is there anything I can do to participate at YCS Las Vegas 2022?

A: Duelists who pre-register have two deadlines to meet or their spots are forfeit. Any spots that become available will only be open to Duelists on site at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday February 25th, 2022. There is NO GUARANTEE any spots will become available if pre-registration sells out, so if you are not local to or planning to be in Las Vegas, NV on the weekend of the YCS, we do not recommend you arrange travel and hotel without a confirmed spot to compete in the YCS. Seating will be limited, and Public events alone are no reason to travel long distances. There will be more YCS, so please keep that in mind if you are unable to pre-register for this particular event.

Q: Do I need a badge for LVL UP EXPO to attend YCS Las Vegas 2022?

A: No. Although KDE-US and LVL UP EXPO are collaborating to help bring you this event, Duelists do not need a badge to attend and take part in YCS Las Vegas in our area. The first 2,000 Duelists to check in on Friday February 25th, 2022, will receive a complimentary badge to LVL UP EXPO as part of their commensurate prizing.

Anyone attending YCS Las Vegas who does not receive a LVL UP EXPO Badge as part of their commensurate prizes can still purchase a badge to attend the LVL UP EXPO convention here.

Q: What Security information should I know for the YCS?

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

Q: Who should I contact if I have questions about the YCS?

A:
KDE-US Representative: Matthew Weaver
Email: wm.74472@konami.com
Phone: (310) 975-9059
This Phone # is monitored between the hours of 9:00 AM (PT) and 7:00 PM (PT)

Tournament Organizer: The Side Deck
Email: Info@thesidedeck.com
Phone: (803) 520-7414

YCS Registration
Email: ygoreg@thesidedeck.com

Q: Will there be coverage of YCS Las Vegas 2022?

A: Yes! Featured Matches will be livestreamed and there will also be online coverage and other updates at the YCS available here:

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

Live Stream of Feature Matches and the Top Cut Matches will be streamed on our YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialYuGiOhTCG.

Q: I want to vend at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Las Vegas, who should I contact and by when?

A: Vending space is available free of charge at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series venues but is only available to Official Tournament Stores in good standing. Vendors must meet certain requirements and agree to abide by set guidelines. Interested vendors should email us-opsupport@konami.com with the subject line “Request to Vend at YCS Las Vegas, CA 2022.”  Vendors will be required to complete and apply for each event at which they wish to vend. For YCS Las Vegas all applications must be submitted no later than Sundy January 9th, 2022.

Keep in mind that KDE handles the applications for vending at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series events, and not the Tournament Organizer.  Vendors and their staff need to follow the COVID-19 requirements for the event.

Cash transactions with anyone other than an approved vendor at an approved location are prohibited at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series events.  Attendees who conduct cash transactions, such as selling of cards or product, to anyone other than an approved vendor at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event risk penalties including disqualification and expulsion from the venue.

Anyone buying and/or selling as an unauthorized vendor at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series venue may also risk incurring penalties, including but not limited to, being disqualified and removed from the event, suspensions from KONAMI Organized Play, and suspension as an Official Tournament Store.

 

TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION

  • What is the closest airport to YCS Las Vegas 2022?
  • 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 YCS Las Vegas 2022?

A: Nearest Airport(s):

Airport

Airport Code

City

State

Distance to Venue

McCarran International Airport

LAS

Las Vegas

NV

3 Miles

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

A:
UBER and LYFT are available for pickup and drop off at the airports.
Taxis are the most common method of public transport and are available at Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 for pickup. More info can be found here.
All forms of Ground Transport can be found here.

Q: Are there any nearby Hotels?

A:


Hotel

Address

Phone

Distance to Venue

Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas Convention Center

755 Sierra Vista Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89169

(725) 780-4100

0.1 Miles to Venue

Courtyard by Marriott Las Vegas Convention Center

3275 Paradise Rd Las Vegas, NV 89109

(702) 791-3600

0.3 Miles to Venue

Residence Inn by Marriott Las Vegas Convention Center

3225 Paradise Rd Las Vegas, NV 89109

(702) 796-9300

0.4 Miles to Venue

Las Vegas Marriott

325 Convention Center Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89109

(702) 650-2000

0.6 Miles to Venue

Embassy Suites by Hilton Convention Center Las Vegas

3600 Paradise Rd Las Vegas, NV 89169

(702) 893-8000

1 Mile to Venue

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Las Vegas Convention Center

2989 Paradise Rd Las Vegas, NV 89109

(702) 433-5880

1.1 Miles to Venue

 

 

EVENT COVERAGE

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

Live Stream - Feature Matches and the Top Cut Matches will be streamed on our YouTube channel

 


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