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New Tourneys Rewarded to Official Tournament Stores That Meet & Exceed Konami Requirements


El Segundo, CA – (September 26, 2012) – In a move designed to reward Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Official Tournament Stores (OTS), Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami) has created new Sealed Structure and Starter Deck tournaments for select locations in North and Latin America that meet and exceed the company’s expectations.  Each of these top-performing OTS maintains consistent contact with the company, submits their Local and Regional events in a timely manner, and is in compliance with OTS guidelines.

Konami is allowing each of the selected OTS to host Sealed Starter and Sealed Structure Deck tournaments with supporting prizes that include: A Samurai Warlords Structure Deck Game Mat and a Starter Deck: Xyz Symphony Game Mat.  The program is set to launch immediately and a complete list of stores that are approved to host these new tournaments can be found here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/specialevents.html. The first three tournaments will be Sealed Battle Pack: Epic Dawn, Sealed Samurai Warlords Structure Deck, and the Starter Deck: Xyz Symphony. All OTS can hold the Sealed Battle Pack: Epic Dawn tournaments and receive Deck Holders as prizing.

Every Saturday morning, Duelists can watch the all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL animated series as well as classic Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes on Vortexx on The CW programming block, the leading Saturday morning kids broadcast network in the United States.  In Canada, Duelists can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL every Friday and Saturday on YTV!         

For more information on Konami or the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME,please visit www.yugioh-card.com or call 310-220-8630.



About The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG

The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is the #1 trading card game in the world with over 25 billion cards sold. It is a game of strategy, where players create individual Decks of cards collected from Structure Decks and Booster Packs. Two players engage in a Duel while using cards that represent powerful monsters, magical Spells and surprising Traps. Duelists with well-constructed Decks, dominating monsters, solid strategy and good fortune are the victors in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG.  Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is the exclusive licensee and rights holder to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in North America and Latin America.


KONAMI is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties and traditional trading card games. KONAMI's software titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers.  KONAMI is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide.  The latest information about KONAMI can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM.  Details of the products published by KONAMI can be found at www.konami.com.


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