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The Ultimate Duelist Series program launched in 2015, and during the last five years we've watched the best of the best come together and compete for the title of Ultimate Duelist. Eighteen different champions have walked away with amazing title belts and the rich rewards that come with being an Ultimate Duelist.

The 2019-2020 season for the Ultimate Duelist Series will be its last so there are just two more opportunities to be crowned the Ultimate Duelist.

Please join us for the final North America Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational in Tulsa, OK at the Cox Business Center on February 14th-16th, and the final South America Ultimate Duelist Invitational in Bogota, Colombia at Compensar on February 29th and March 1st!

Ultimate Duelist Series Invitationals
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational -
South America (Bogota, Colombia)
February 29 - March 1, 2020 FAQ's
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational -
Winter 2020 (Tulsa, OK)
February 14 - 16, 2020 FAQ's

 

Current (and upcoming) Ultimate Duelists will continue to enjoy the perks that come with your title*, including

  • Free entry to Tier 2+ events 
  • VIP seating at Tier 3 events
  • 2 round Bye at Tier 3 events (through 2025 WCQs)

*As always, Ultimate Duelists must have won a UDS Invitational and must be in possession of the belt and bring it with them to events in order to receive these perks. You will also need to bring your belt to participate in the special exhibition tournament.

In addition, Ultimate Duelists will be invited to a special exhibition tournament this fall in Southern California to crown the "Undisputed" Ultimate Duelist – watch for more details! You will need your title belt in order to participate.

 

Duelists with UDS Points

Point redemption for prize items will continue while supplies last, at select Tier 3 events beginning with the 2020 World Championship Qualifiers.

See individual event FAQs for additional details.



Are You The Ultimate Duelist?

It's time to find out – the Ultimate Duelist Series will test your worth against all other contenders.  Earn Ultimate Duelist Series Points so you can take your place in the Ultimate Duelist Invitational, where only one Duelist will emerge as the Ultimate Duelist!

 


What is the Ultimate Duelist Series?

The Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) is an exciting addition to Konami's Organized Play program. Not only does it add new tournament experiences to the variety already available, it will reward you for your participation in our other Organized Play programs. 

Duelists earn UDS Points by competing in UDS Qualifiers held at their local Official Tournament Stores (OTS) and at Public Event UDS Qualifiers held at YCS and WCQ tournaments. Duelists will also earn UDS Points at other Sanctioned Events such as Regionals, YCS, and OTS Championships. Duelists can then spend their UDS Points to gain entry to the Ultimate Duelist Invitational, held twice a year.

 

 

What is the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational?

The UDS Invitational is a twice-per-year, free tournament open only to Duelists who have earned the required UDS Points.  The UDS Invitational is a two-day event that will crown the Ultimate Duelist. In order to participate in an Invitational, a Duelist is required to redeem the required amount of UDS Points. Once a Duelist has registered at an Invitational, they no longer carry those points on their total.

How can I earn Ultimate Duelist Series Points?

UDS Points are awarded based on participation and final standings in UDS Qualifiers and at most Tier 2 events, such as standard Regionals, Dragon Duels, and YCS. UDS Points are also awarded for judging at select Tier 2 events, and UDS Qualifiers.

UDS Points will stop accumulating on March 1st, 2020.

  • UDS Points do not expire.
  • UDS Points are not transferrable from one Duelist to another.
  • UDS Points are linked to your CARD GAME ID number.

Earning UDS Points

Criteria

Category

Points Awarded

Pin Awarded

Participate in a regular Regional, OTS Championship, or Dragon Duel

Participation

5 UDS Points

 

Participate in YCS or YCS Dragon Duel

5 UDS points

 

Participate in UDS Qualifier (8-Player Public Event at Tier 2 Events)

5 UDS points

 

Participate in a National Championship or WCQ

10 UDS Points

 

Participate in UDS Qualifier (OTS)

10 UDS Points

 

 

Top Cut National Championship or WCQ

Top Cut

20 UDS Points

 

Finish 2nd-8th Place in UDS Qualifier (OTS)

20 UDS Points

Yes

Top Cut at Worlds

100 UDS Points

 

 

Win UDS Qualifier (8-Player Public Event at Tier 2 Events)

Winner

20 UDS Points

Yes

Win YCS or YCS Dragon Duel Championship

30 UDS Points

 

Win UDS Qualifier (OTS)

40 UDS Points

Yes

Win Nationals (Latin America) or Finalist for Worlds at WCQ

50 UDS Points

 

 

Rank high enough to earn WCQ Invite at any Tier 2 Event offering WCQ Invite

Invite

10 UDS Points

 

Accurately complete WCQ invite paperwork at any Tier 2 Event offering WCQ Invite*

5 UDS Points

 

 

Judge at a Regional, Dragon Duel, OTS Championship, or OTS UDS Qualifier

Judge

10 UDS Points

 

Judge at a YCS, National, WCQ, or Worlds

20 UDS points

 

 

*UDS Points for accurately completing WCQ Invite paperwork are awarded and reflected on each player's total once a year, after the conclusion of that Region's World Championship Qualifier.

Duelists will also earn UDS Points based on their standings, at an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational.

Duelists can keep track of their UDS Points – and how they rank against other Duelists - on the Ultimate Duelist Series Leaderboard: www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsrankings.html. The UDS Leaderboard is updated often, with more frequent updates as an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational approaches.

 

What kinds of prizes are awarded at the UDS Qualifiers, other than UDS Points?

In addition to UDS Points, UDS Qualifiers offer exclusive collectible prizing. Beginning with an Ultimate Duelist Series lanyard, Duelists can win collectible pins based on different achievements.

At a UDS Qualifier held at an OTS

  Top 8

UDS Qualifier Lanyard

UDS Qualifier Top Cut Pin

1st Place

UDS Qualifier Winner Pin

 

At a UDS Qualifier held at a  Tier 3 Public Event

Each Participant

UDS Qualifier Lanyard

1st Place

UDS Qualifier Winner Pin

 

What kinds of prizes are awarded at the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational, other than UDS Points?

In addition to UDS Points, the UDS Invitational prizing coordinates with the Qualifier prizing, offering a new series of lanyards and pins, in addition to other prize items.

 

Each Participant (100 UDS Points)

UDS Invitational Lanyard, UDS Invitational Pin

Each Participant (150 UDS Points)

UDS Invitational Lanyard, UDS Invitational Pin, UDS Invitational Lanyard Medal

Each Participant (200 UDS Points)

UDS Invitational Lanyard, UDS Invitational Pin, UDS Invitational Lanyard Medal, 1 Round BYE at the UDS Invitational

All Day 2 Participants

UDS Invitational Day 2 Pin, UDS Invitational Day 2 Lanyard Medal

Top Cut

UDS Invitational Game Mat, UDS Invitational Top Cut Pin (plus additional prizing based on final standing)

1st Place

Ultimate Duelist Championship Title Belt, UDS Invitational Winner Pin (the rarest UDS Pin of all), and travel and accommodations to the next UDS Invitational to defend their title as the Ultimate Duelist.

  • Winners of UDS Invitational tournaments who bring their Title Belt to Tier 2 and 3 events, such as Regional Qualifiers and Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) tournaments, will receive free entry into that tournament. (No participation packs will be given with free entry.  You may also choose to pay the entry fee to receive the participation packs.)**
  • Winners of UDS Invitational tournaments who bring their Title Belt to a YCS will also receive VIP status, including designated seating and a 2-round BYE. This perk will continue through the 2025 WCQs.

**Free entry is only valid for Tier 2 events held in North America and Latin America.

Get ready to earn UDS Points, keep track of your progress on the Ultimate Duelist Series leaderboard, and we look forward to seeing you at an Ultimate Duelist Invitational!