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Latin America Structure Deck: Cyber Strike Release Celebration - FAQ

Update: 10/4/2021


Latin America Structure Deck: Cyber Strike Release Celebration FAQ

In Effect as of October 16th, 2021

BASIC INFORMATION

  • What is a Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration?
  • Where and when are the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration events?
  • What is the attendance capacity for the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration?
  • How much does it cost to enter the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration tournament?
  • What are the prizes for the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration tournament?
  • What is the format for the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration tournament?
  • Can I get a CARD GAME ID number at the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration tournament, or will I need to have one before I attend the event?
  • Will I need to complete and turn in a Deck List?
  • What cards are legal for play?
  • Can I use OCG cards in my Deck?
  • Can I use foreign language cards in my Deck?
  • If I’ve never been to a Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration tournament, what should I expect?
  • I want to judge at a Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration instead of competing as a Duelist – how can I apply?
  • Who should I contact for more information about a specific Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration?
  • I would like to provide feedback to KDE-US concerning the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration I attended, who should I contact?

PREPARING FOR THE TOURNAMENT

  • What do I need to know regarding a Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration tournament?
  • What will I need to have with me for a Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration tournament?
  • What will I need to prepare in order to register for the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration tournament?
  • I’m under 13. Am I able to participate in a Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration tournament?

AT THE TOURNAMENT

  • How long will the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration tournament last?
  • What is the time limit for each Round of the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration tournament?
  • What happens if I am not done with my Match after 50 minutes?

 


BASIC INFORMATION

Q: What is a Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration?
Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration events are a day for you to become familiar with the newly released Structure Deck: Cyber Strike at your Official Tournament Store (OTS) and try to earn some new prizes while doing so! This Structure Deck Release Celebration will be held as a one-day event scheduled to occur on Saturday, October 16, 2021, Sunday October 17, 2021, Saturday, October 23, 2021, or Sunday, October 24, 2021.

Duelists will be able to participate in a Sanctioned tournament at all participating Official Tournament Stores (OTS), with exclusive prizes only available at an OTS. Only KDE-US-approved OTS are permitted to host a Structure Deck Release Celebration event.

Q: Where and when are the Structure Deck Release Celebration events?
The Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration event will be held on one of the following days: Saturday, October 16, 2021, Sunday, October 17, 2021, Saturday, October 23, 2021, or Sunday, October 24, 2021 at select locations throughout Latin America. A list of locations and dates for the Structure Deck Remote Duel Release Celebration event can be found online at:

https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/specialevents/SDCS_Structure_Deck_Celebration_locations.html

Please contact your OTS for exact tournament start time.

Duelists are required to have a valid shipping address in the country in which the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration event is being held, in order to participate in that specific Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration.

Please note that you should participate in a Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration Discord Server that is being hosted by an OTS of the country in which you reside. For example, if you reside in Mexico, you are welcome to join the Discord events for Mexico only.  If no OTS in the country you live in are hosting a Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration, you are welcome to participate in any of the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration held in other countries within your Region (Central or South America), as long as the OTS is willing to ship participation prizing to that county, and that you are aware that getting your prizing can take longer than expected and might be subject to customs fees. Make sure to check with the OTS prior to registering.

Q: What is the attendance capacity for the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration?
Depending on how comfortable each OTS is in hosting Remote Duel events via Discord, each Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration event’s attendance capacity may vary from location to location. It is advised that you reach out to your OTS early enough to register for the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration so that you can ensure a spot in the event. If you have any additional questions, please contact the OTS directly at the phone number that corresponds with the event in the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration Locator page.

Q: How much does it cost to enter the Structure Deck Release Celebration tournament?
The registration fee for a Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration is the quivalent to the cost of a Structure Deck Cyber Strike in your country.

All Duelists entering the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration event will receive a copy of Structure Deck: Cyber Strike as commensurate prizing for the event.

Sales tax is not be charged on top of the entry fee for the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration. If a region requires sales tax to be charged on entry fees, then the current entry fees should be considered to already include the sales tax.

OTS are allowed to charge a reasonable amount in order to ship out any prizing earned (commensurate and top prizing), should the prizing need to be shipped to the Duelist. Prizing can also be picked up in-store or curbside, in accordance with individual OTS policies. All shipping costs must be clarified with all participants prior to the start of Registration. OTS who are currently offering curbside pick-up at their OTS location may offer this service to local participants.

Q: What are the prizes for the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration tournament?
In addition to the commensurate prizing you receive upon entering the tournament, prize distribution will be as follows:

  • The 1st Place Duelist, after the conclusion of the last Round of Swiss, will receive a Structure Deck: Cyber Strike Game Mat.

  • A second Structure Deck: Cyber Strike Game Mat will be randomly distributed as a participation prize amongst Duelists who participated in the event. This Game Mat will not be awarded to a Duelist that has already won the Game Mat.

Q: What is the format for the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration tournament?
Each OTS has the option to conduct the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration as either a Constructed – Advanced Format event or a Sealed Format event. Either format will be a Tier 1 event, with Swiss Rounds. The format details provided here supersede any tournament details found in other official KDE-US policy documents.

Number of Participants*

Number of Swiss Rounds

Playoff Top Cut

4 – 8

3 Rounds of Swiss

None

9 – 16

4 Rounds of Swiss

None

17 – 32

5 Rounds of Swiss

None

33 – 64

6 Rounds of Swiss

None

65 – 128

7 Rounds of Swiss

None

129 or more

7 Rounds of Swiss

None

*The Number of Participants is based on how many total participants are enrolled in the tournament once Registration closes. All Duelists added to the event after registration closes should not affect the number of Swiss Rounds.

  • Example: After registration closes, 15 Duelists have registered for the tournament. This means that the tournament will have 4 Rounds of Swiss, with no Playoff cut. Two Duelists register late, beginning the tournament with a Round 1 Match Loss. Even though this brings the attendance total to 17, only 4 Rounds of Swiss are played, with no Playoff cut.

Q: Can I get a CARD GAME ID number at the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration tournament, or will I need to have one before I attend the event?
If you previously had a COSSY ID, that same number will carry over as your CARD GAME ID. You can still register your CARD GAME ID online at https://cardgame-network.konami.net/.

If you do not remember your previous 10-digit ID, you should email the OTS at least five (5) days prior to the event to obtain your correct ID. Duelists should avoid acquiring new CARD GAME IDs if the previous ID can be found.

If you have never signed up for a CARD GAME ID or a COSSY number before, you can get one by registering online at https://cardgame-network.konami.net/.

Q: Will I need to complete and turn in a Deck List?
You may have to turn in a completed Deck List in order to participate. Please check with your OTS if they are conducting the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration event as Constructed – Advanced Format and will be requiring Deck Lists for their event and for additional information regarding the Deck List collection process.

The official KDE-US Deck List form is an editable PDF, so you will be able to type the card names in this form, which should help as your Deck List needs to be legible and complete – write the name of each card in full, and write down how many copies you have in your Deck. You can download the official KDE-US Deck List at: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/forms/KDE_DeckList.pdf

Make sure your name and CARD GAME ID are on your Deck List.

Make sure your Deck List exactly matches your Deck.

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

Duelists are encouraged to complete their Deck List before registering for the Tournament by using the downloadable KDE-US Deck List and typing out all of the necessary information in the editable fields on the form.

Make sure your name and CARD GAME ID are on your Deck List.

Duelists may also use the Deck List “Save List” feature on the official Yu-Gi-Oh! App NEURON. To do so, please follow these instructions:

To use NEURON:
Select and view your Deck, then scroll down to the “Save List” button. Clicking this button will create a JPG of your Deck List, which you can email/upload to the OTS.

  • NEURON will not fill in all the tournament details, such as your full name, the date, and the name of the event. You will need to rename the file accordingly with the missing information.
  • The JPG is not an editable form.
  • Follow any instructions provided by the OTS regarding their Deck List collection process, if applicable.

Q: What cards are legal for play?
The cards that are legal for play for the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration will depend on the format selected by the OTS.

If the OTS conducts the event as an Advanced Format tournament, all rules for such events will apply. Please check the “Products” page online at https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/products/ for an updated look at the legality dates of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME product releases, prior to preparing your Deck for the event.

Advanced Format tournaments use a specific list of playable cards. Some cards are forbidden from use, or limited to a set number in the Deck, in order to better balance tournament play. The Advanced Format list changes periodically. Duelists can view the most current Advanced Format card list by visiting this link: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/limited/

In addition, Remote Duel tournaments include additional cards that are forbidden from use due to the cards being unable to successfully resolve. The Remote Duel Forbidden List can be found in the Remote Duel Best Practices Guide at this link:
https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/remoteduel/EN_Remote_Duel_Best_Practice_Guide_V_1_2.pdf

Constructed Decks for Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG tournaments must meet specific guidelines for use in the event. Duelists must ensure that their Decks meet these requirements before entering an event. A Duelist’s Deck includes their Main Deck and may include a Side Deck and/or an Extra Deck.

A Duelist may not have more than three (3) copies of any card included in their Main Deck, Side Deck, and Extra Deck combined.

Cards that have been altered from their original appearance with surface decoration may be used for play only if the alterations do not obscure any portion of the card text, make the illustration difficult to recognize, or make the card distinguishable from other cards in the Deck while it is face-down.

If a card’s surface decoration renders the card unrecognizable at first glance, then the card is not allowed for tournament play.

The Head Judge of the event has final arbitration on whether or not altered cards may be used at the tournament. Duelists are responsible for determining whether or not their altered cards are acceptable for use before the start of the tournament.

If the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration event you are attending is being run as a Sealed event, then each Duelist must use one (1) intact copy of Structure Deck: Cyber Strike. No changes can be made to either Deck for an event using the Sealed format.

Q: Can I use OCG cards in my Deck?
No. Cards printed for Asian markets are not legal for play in TCG tournaments.

Q: Can I use foreign language cards in my Deck?
You may 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 when asked to do so by an opponent or tournament official. 

If you are using a card that is not in a local language, you must do one of the following:

  • Have a local-language version of the card, stored outside of your Deck or Card Case, available to show opponents or tournament officials. For English or Spanish language cards, you are not required to have an official translation (with the exception of Brazil and Trinidad & Tobago, Spanish cards will need English translation).  Portuguese cards do not require a translation for the Brazilian event(s).
  • Have an accurate, written version of the most recent card text, stored outside of your Card Case, available to show opponents or tournament officials.
  • Use the “Camera Search” function in Neuron to provide an accurate translation of the card.

 
Q: If I’ve never been to a Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration tournament, what should I expect?
Read over the list of things you will need for the tournament, and make sure you have everything.

You will need to register for the event in order to play. You should contact your OTS ahead of time to learn how registration will work.

If you have a CARD GAME ID and have lost or forgotten it, you can ask the OTS to look it up for you. If you’ve played in a previous event, they may be able to retrieve your number.

Please show up on the Discord Server, early enough before the Structure Deck Release Celebration is scheduled to start, to ensure that you will be properly registered for the tournament. Registration generally closes 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. You may register late (assuming the event has not reached capacity) for an event and will begin the event with a Round 1 Match Loss.

You are responsible for paying attention to information from judges and/or tournament staff in order to understand what is going on. If you have questions about the event, either before or during the event, you should check with the OTS.

Before participating in the event, you should read over the KDE-US Tournament Policy and Penalty Guidelines carefully. These documents tell you what you can and cannot do at an event (even if the event is occurring remotely) 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

Tournament Infractions and Penalties Policy:
https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/penalty_guide/ Penalty_Guidelines_v_2_1.pdf f

If you observe an issue during the event, you should ensure they follow the instructions found in Section H of the Tournament Policy covering expectations of Spectators during an event. A helpful guide for how to handle potential issues you observe can be found at https://yugiohblog.konami.com/2021/03/40576/.

If you observe an issue during the event, you should ensure they follow the instructions found in Section H of the Tournament Policy covering expectations of Spectators during an event. A helpful guide for how to handle potential issues you observe can be found at https://yugiohblog.konami.com/2021/03/40576/.

When you compete in a Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration tournament, you will be held to high standards of play and sportsmanship. You should know how the cards in your Deck work. Duelists must pay attention to information from judges and/or tournament staff in order to understand what is going on. Duelists are expected to know and understand the information provided in the above policies and guidelines while at a Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration or any other Official or Sanctioned event.

Q: I want to judge at a Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration, instead of competing as a Duelist – how can I apply?
If you are interested in judging, you should contact the OTS for the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration as soon as possible (use the contact number provided in the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration Locator listing). Most OTS are always on the lookout for Judge Staff, so be prepared to provide your full name, contact information (including e-mail and phone number), and a description of your previous judging experience.

Q: Who should I contact for more information about a specific Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration?
Your best source for answers about a specific Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration event is the contact number listed on the Structure Deck Release Celebration Locator. KDE-US won’t be able to answer questions such as “When does registration start?” and so forth. For questions such as these, you will need to contact the OTS directly.

If you have more general questions about Structure Deck Release Celebrations, you can send them to op@devir.lat. Please be as detailed as possible, so we can try to provide you with the answers you’re seeking!

Q: I would like to provide feedback to KDE-US concerning the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration I attended, who should I contact?
If you participated in one of our Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebrations and would like to send us feedback, you can send us an e-mail about your specific event by e-mailing us at us-opsupport@konami.com, with the header line “Latin America Structure Deck Release Celebration Feedback [Store Name, City, & State]”. All feedback, including comments about the OTS, the Judges, or the event itself, will be welcome! All feedback is always kept confidential. Please make sure your e-mail includes which Structure Deck Release Celebration you attended, including store name, city, and state.

 


PREPARING FOR THE TOURNAMENT

Duelists who wish to enter a Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration must meet the following criteria

Any tournament official associated with or working an event cannot play in that specific event. This includes, but is not limited to, the Judge Staff, Scorekeeper, Event Staff, Store Owner, and Tournament Organizer.

Event Staff or Judge Staff who participate in a tournament for which they are listed as staff will be subject to penalties, up to and including suspension from KDE-US Organized Play.

Duelists who have been suspended from Organized Play by KDE-US are not considered to be in good standing and may not register for or compete in Official or Sanctioned events. A list of suspended players can be found at https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/suspended.html.

Suspended persons are required to apply for reinstatement with the KDE-US Penalty Committee via us-penalty@konami.com. Once their applications have been reviewed, and their reinstatement accepted, their name will be removed from the list. Until that time, they are considered to be Suspended Persons.

Q: What do I need to know regarding a Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration tournament?
A Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration should be run using the Discord app. You will need a webcam, smartphone or tablet to display your field to your opponent. The camera needs to be flipped/upside-down, so it displays correctly, for the opponent.

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

Duelists should read the Remote Duel Best Practices guide, which also includes a list of cards Duelists cannot use during Remote Duel events.

Duelists are required to have a valid shipping address in the country  in which the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration event is being held, in order to participate in that specific Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration.

Please note that you should participate in a Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration Discord Server that is being hosted by an OTS of the country in which you reside. For example, if you reside in Mexico, you are welcome to join the Discord events for Mexico only.  If no OTS in the country you live in are hosting a Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration, you are welcome to participate in any of the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration held in other countries within your Region (Central or South America), as long as the OTS is willing to ship participation prizing to that county, and that you are aware that getting your prizing can take longer than expected and might be subject to customs fees. Make sure to check with the OTS prior to registering.

Duelists from North America, Europe, or Oceania can participate in the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration events happening in their territory. Please visit the link(s) below for more information on Structure Deck Release Celebration in your territory.

Region

URL

North America

https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/specialevents/SDCS_Structure_Deck_Celebration_FAQ.html

Q: What will I need to have with me for a Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration TCG tournament?
You need to have a functional Remote Duel setup and any tournament supplies you will need, such as a tournament legal Advanced Constructed Deck or Sealed Structure Deck: Cyber Strike (depending on the selected format), paper and pen to track Life Points, dice or counters for card effects, extra sleeves to replace any that become damaged, and so forth.

Q: What will I need to prepare in order to register for the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration tournament?
You will be required to register with the OTS. You should contact the OTS to determine exactly what they will need in order to register you for the event.

Duelists who register or attempt to register under another Duelist’s name or CARD GAME ID number will be disqualified from the event and risk suspension from KDE-US Organized Play events. Duelists are required to register with their legal name, as it appears on their form of ID. Nicknames may not be used when registering for a Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration. Initials to replace the First or Last Names may not be used when registering for a Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration.

Q: I’m under 13. Am I able to participate in a Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration tournament?
You can participate, but your parent or guardian must register you for the event and you must ensure you are following Discord’s age requirements. Due to the nature of Remote Duels, Event Staff will need to verify your parent or guardian is registering you and understands you will be participating in the event using cameras to capture your field and using Discord to communicate with other Duelists and Event Staff. Verifying your parent or guardian’s consent will need to happen through video communication. Text-only verification will not be enough.


AT THE TOURNAMENT

Q: How long will the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration tournament last?
The number of Swiss Rounds is determined by the number of Duelists enrolled in the tournament. Tournament Rounds for this event will be 50 minutes long. Since you can play all Rounds in a Swiss tournament, you should expect to be at the event for several hours.

Q: What is the time limit for each Round for the Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration?
Each Remote Duel Structure Deck Release Celebration TCG Swiss Round will consist of a best 2-out-of-3 game Matches, with a 50-minute time limit.

Q: What happens if I am not done with my Match after 50 minutes?
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.
        • A “turn” is defined as the start of the Draw Phase until the end of the End Phase for a single Duelist.
      • 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.

 


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