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Yu-Gi-Oh! Day
Latin American Yu-Gi-Oh! Day FAQ's

 
When:
December 5 - 6, 2020 (check locations for dates)
Where:
Latin American Locations here

 



In Effect as of December 1st, 2020

BASIC INFORMATION

  • What is Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day?
  • Where and when are the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day events?
  • What is the attendance capacity for the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day?
  • How much does it cost to enter the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day tournament?
  • What do I need to know regarding a Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day tournament?
  • What are the prizes for the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day tournament?
  • What is the format for the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day tournament?
  • What is the time limit for each Round for Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day?
  • Can I get a CARD GAME ID number (previously referred to as COSSY ID) at the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day 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?

PREPARING FOR THE TOURNAMENT

  • What will I need to have with me for a Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day tournament?
  • What will I need to bring in order to register for the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day tournament?
  • If I’ve never been to a Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day tournament, what should I expect?
  • I want to judge at a Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day, instead of competing as a Duelist – how can I apply?
  • Whom should I contact for more information about a specific Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day?

AT THE TOURNAMENT

  • How long will the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day tournament last?
  • What happens if I am not done with my Match after 50 minutes?
  • I would like to provide feedback to KDE-US concerning the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day I attended, who should I contact?

BASIC INFORMATION

Q: What is Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day?
Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day is a day for all to celebrate the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand, create excitement for our brand at our Official Tournament Stores (OTS), and to further distinguish OTS from non-OTS. Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day is held simultaneously throughout Latin America. As we deal with the day-to-day restrictions of the pandemic, the next Yu-Gi-Oh! Day will be held remotely as a one-day Remote Duel event scheduled to occur on either Saturday, December 05, 2020 or Sunday, December 06, 2020.

Duelists will be able to participate in a Sanctioned Remote Duel tournament at all participating Official Tournament Stores (OTS), with exclusive prizes only available at an OTS.

Only Konami OTS are permitted to host a Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day event.

Q: Where and when are the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day events?
The Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day event will be held on either Saturday, December 05, 2020 or Sunday, December 06, 2020 at select locations throughout Latin America. A list of locations and dates for the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day event can be found online at https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/ygoday/.

Please contact the OTS for exact tournament start time.

Duelists are required to have a valid shipping address in the country in which the Yu-Gi-Oh! Day event is being held, in order to participate in that specific Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day.

Duelists from North America, Europe, or Oceania can participate in the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day events happening in their country. Please visit the link(s) below for more information on Yu-Gi-Oh! Day in your country.

Region

URL

North America

https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/ygoday/ygoday_info.html

Latin America

https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/ygoday/ygoday_info-latam.html

Europe

https://img.yugioh-card.com/uk/events/detail.php?id=8819

Oceania

https://img.yugioh-card.com/oc/events/detail.php?id=8819

Q: What is the attendance capacity for the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day?
As a result of how comfortable each OTS is in hosting Remote Duel events via Discord, each Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day’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 Yu-Gi-Oh! Day 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 Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Locator page.

Q: How much does it cost to enter the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day tournament?
The registration fee for a Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day is the equivalent of two (2) booster packs in your country.

All Duelists entering the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day event must receive this amount in commensurate prizing.

Sales tax may not be charged on top of the entry fee for the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day. 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 do I need to know regarding a Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day tournament?
The Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day should be run using the Discord app. TCG Duelists will need a webcam, smartphone or tablet to display their field to their 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.

Q: What are the prizes for the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day tournament?
In addition to the commensurate prizing each Duelist receives upon entering the tournament, prize distribution will be as follows:

  • First place winner, after the conclusion of the last round of Swiss, will receive an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Game Mat. Earlier this year, fans everywhere voted on what Link Monster they wanted to see on a future promotional item, and the exclusive Game Mat for this Yu-Gi-Oh! Day will feature the winner: Crystron Halqifibrax!

  • Top 8 Duelists, after the conclusion of the last round of Swiss, will each receive an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Field Center Card.

  • A Mini Mat is to be randomly distributed as a participation prize amongst Duelists who participated in the event. This Mini Mat cannot be awarded to a Duelist that has already won the full-sized Game Mat. A Duelist that has won a Field Center Card (2nd thru 8th place) may be eligible to win the Mini Mat.
  • At the OTS’s discretion, and cost, the above prizes may be supplemented with additional Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG product or accessories.
  • In addition to the prizes listed above, the top two (2) Duelists after the final round of Swiss has concluded in your Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day, will earn an invite to participate in a special qualifying event, where the top Duelists will get to play in a future Remote Duel Invitational!
    • The top two (2) Duelists after the final round of Swiss has concluded will be required to provide information so that an Invite Form can be completed on their behalf by the OTS hosting the Yu-Gi-Oh! Day. Failure to provide valid information may result in the forfeiture of the Invite.

Q: What is the format for the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day TCG tournament?
The current schedule of this Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day event is a Tier 1, Remote Duel event, conducted as Constructed – Advanced Format, Swiss round events. 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, 63 Duelists have registered for the tournament. This means that the tournament will have 6 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 65, only 6 Rounds of Swiss are played, with no Playoff cut.

Q: What is the time limit for each Round for Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day?
Each Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Swiss round will consist of a best 2-out-of-3 game Match, with a 50-minute time limit.

Q: Can I get a CARD GAME ID number (previously referred to as COSSY ID) at the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day 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 will still need to register 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 number, 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?
Duelists participating in this Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day may have to turn in a completed Deck List in order to participate. Please check with the OTS if they are requiring Deck Lists for their event and for additional information regarding the Deck List collection process.

Duelists can download the official KDE-US Deck List at https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/forms/KDE_DeckList.pdf. This 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.

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://www.konami.com/yugioh/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.

Duelist 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?
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.

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

Also check this link for the current legality of all promotional cards:
https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/cardlegality.html.

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/

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.

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 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.

 


PREPARING FOR THE TOURNAMENT

Duelists who wish to enter a Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day must meet the following criteria

  • Have a CARD GAME ID number (obtainable at the event) and be in good standing.
  • Have read and understood the following documents. These documents can be found at https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/
      • KDE-US Official Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Tournament Policy
      • KDE-US Official Tournament Infractions and Penalties Policy
      • Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Official Rulebook
  • Have a valid shipping address in the country (United States or Canada) in which the Yu-Gi-Oh! Day event is being held.
  • Have a functional Remote Duel setup.

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 will I need to have with me for a Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day 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, 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  Yu-Gi-Oh! Day tournament?
Duelists wishing to register for a Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day will be required to register with the OTS. Duelists 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 Yu-Gi-Oh! Day. Initials to replace the First or Last Names may not be used when registering for a Yu-Gi-Oh! Day.

Q: If I’ve never been to a Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day tournament, what should I expect?
Remote Duel  Yu-Gi-Oh! Days are Tier 1 tournaments and attract both casual and competitive Duelists who wish to celebrate the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand.

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. Duelists should contact their OTS ahead of time to learn how the Remote Duel 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 enter the Discord server early enough before the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day 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. Duelists may register late (assuming event has not reached capacity) for an event and will begin the event with a Round 1 Match Loss.

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 before or during the event, they should check with the OTS.

Before participating in the event, all Duelists 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/gameplay/penalty_guide/YGOTCG_Policy_v_2_1.pdf

Tournament Infractions and Penalties Policy:
https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/penalty_guide/Penalty_Guidelines_v_2019June4.pdf

When you compete in a Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day tournament, you’ll 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 Yu-Gi-Oh! Day or any other Official or Sanctioned event.

You will need to be familiar with your OTS’ Discord server setup, to ensure you do not miss any announcements and understand how to play your Matches.

Q: I want to judge at a Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day, instead of competing as a Duelist – how can I apply?
All judges for these events are required to hold Level 1 Rulings Comprehension certification and be registered in the KDE-US Judge Program in order to be eligible to judge at a Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day.

To register, Judges must first pass the online Level 1 Rulings Comprehension test available at https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/judges/index.html. Following their successful completion of the test, they must then follow the instructions in their confirmation e-mail and send in a completed application to join the KDE-US Judge Program. 

For more information about the Konami Judge Program, please refer to this FAQ: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/judges/index.html

If you’re interested in judging, you should contact the OTS for the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day as soon as possible (use the contact number provided in the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day 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 Yu-Gi-Oh! Day?
Your best source for answers about a specific Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day event is the contact number listed on the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day 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 Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Days, you can send them to us-opsupport@konami.com. Please be as detailed as possible, so we can try to provide you with the answers you’re seeking!

 


AT THE TOURNAMENT

Q: How long will the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day 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 for a. Since you can play all rounds in a Swiss tournament, you should expect to be at the event for several hours.

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.
      • 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.

Q: I would like to provide feedback to KDE-US concerning the Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day I attended, who should I contact?
If you participated in one of our Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Days and would like to send us feedback, you can send us an e-mail about your specific event by e-mailing us at la-opsupport@konami.com, with the header line “Latin America Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day 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 Remote Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Day you attended, including store name, city, and state.

 


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