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Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational – Winter 2020 – FAQ
UPDATED: 2/3/2020

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!


The next Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational will take place in Tulsa, OK on February 14th – 16th, 2020!

The Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) is another exciting tournament that now takes place from Friday to Sunday. Duelists who have earned at least 100 UDS points from playing in various Tier 2 or higher events or UDS Qualifiers gather to compete to find our next Champion to win the coveted UDS Championship Belt! The UDS Belt grants the Champion free entry to Tier 2 events, such as Regionals, and VIP status at YCS events.

In addition to the main Invitational tournament, there are numerous Public Events, including tournaments specifically for Duelists born in 2006 or later, and Regional Qualifier tournaments.  Competitive or casual, there is something for everyone to do at an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational.

The Ultimate Duelist Series Invitationals host Public Events on Friday! Are you just a little short of the 100 UDS Points you need to enter? Or are you trying to reach even more points to gain a one (1) round BYE or redeem points for pins and medals? Then you can enter in UDS Qualifier events on Friday and grind your way to the points you need! Already got plenty of UDS Points? There will be other Public Events to play in. Look at the Public Event Schedule link below to see what's available!
You can find information and locations for UDS Qualifiers here.

But all good things must eventually come to an end...

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 coveted 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 the climax, leaving just two more opportunities to win the belt and the title.

Besides Tulsa, OK, there is also the final South America Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational, which will be in Bogota, Columbia at Compensar on February 29th and March 1st!

Please join us at these events for your final chances to be crowned the Ultimate Duelist!

See below for details on the benefits to current and upcoming Ultimate Duelists.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING
Ultimate Duelist Series Winter Invitational 2020

  • This will be a three-day event with public events starting on Friday and the two-day tournament using Advanced Constructed Decks in the Swiss format on Saturday and Sunday.
  • 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.

 

DATES AND LOCATION

DATES   CITY ADDRESS
February 14-16, 2020 Tulsa, OK

Cox Business Center
Exhibit Hall A
100 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK 74103

 

TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION

  • What is the closest airport to the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational?
  • What's the best way to get to the tournament from the airport?
  • Are there any nearby hotels?

Q: What is the closest airport to the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational?

A: Nearest Airport(s):

Airport Name

Airport Code

City

State

Distance to Venue

Tulsa International Airport

TUL

Tulsa

OK

11.6 miles (15 mins)

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

A: Transportation:
UBER and LYFT are available at the Tulsa International Airport.

A full list of options for getting to and from the airport can be found at their Ground Transportation page.

And be sure to check if your Hotel offers a shuttle service to and from the Airport.

Q: Are there any nearby hotels?

A: Nearest Hotels:


Hotel

Address

Phone

Distance to Venue

Best Western Plus Downtown Tulsa/ Route 66 Hotel

707 S. Houston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74127

(918) 794-6000

0.2 Miles from Venue (4 min walk)

Aloft Tulsa Downtown

200 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK 74103

(918) 947-8200

0.4 Miles from Venue (8 min walk)

Residence Inn by Marriott Tulsa Downtown

202 W. 5th St.
Tulsa, OK 74103

(918) 895-8700

0.4 Miles from Venue (8 min walk)

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa Downtown

616 W. 7th St.
Tulsa, OK 74127

(918) 587-8000

0.2 Miles from venue (4 min walk)

 

ENTRY FEES

EVENT  

ENTRY FEE

NOTES

UDS Winter Invitational 2020

Redeem 100 UDS Points

Ultimate Duelist Series Lanyard,
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Pin

UDS Winter Invitational 2020

Redeem 150 UDS Points

Ultimate Duelist Series Lanyard,
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Pin, Ultimate Duelist Series Medal

UDS Winter Invitational 2020

Redeem 200 UDS Points

Ultimate Duelist Series Lanyard,
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Pin, Ultimate Duelist Series Medal,
Ultimate Duelist Series Field Center Card,
1st Round BYE

Public Events

Various

See Public Event Schedule for details

 

INVITATIONAL SCHEDULE (MAIN EVENT)

  DAY LOCATION START TIME END TIME

200 Point Only Pre-Registration

Friday, February 14, 2020

Cox Business Center
Exhibit Hall A

2:00 PM

7:00 PM

Registration

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Cox Business Center
Exhibit Hall A

8:00 AM

9:30 AM

UDS Winter Invitational 2020 Day 1

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Cox Business Center
Exhibit Hall A

10:00 AM

-

UDS Winter Invitational 2020 Day 2

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Cox Business Center
Exhibit Hall A

9:00 AM

-

 

UDS INVITATIONAL INFORMATION

  • What does the program coming to an end mean to Ultimate Duelists current and upcoming?
  • If I have UDS Points I haven't used can I still redeem them?
  • What happens at an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational event?
  • Will there be any Public Events on Friday at the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational?
  • Will there be coverage at the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational?
  • When can I register for the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational?

 

Q: What does the program coming to an end mean to Ultimate Duelists current and upcoming?

A: Both current and upcoming Ultimate Duelist title holders will still 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 be in good standing, have won a UDS Invitational and must be in possession of the belt and bring it with them to events in order to receive those perks.

In addition, Ultimate Duelists in good standing will be invited to a special exhibition tournament this fall at the Konami office in Southern California in order to crown the true Ultimate Duelist!
Please watch for more details – you will need to bring your title belt in order to participate.

Q: If I have UDS Points I haven't used can I still redeem them?

A: In addition to redeeming them at the final two Ultimate Duelist Invitationals, Duelists with unused UDS Points will continue to have the opportunity to redeem those UDS Points for prize items (while supplies last) at select Tier 3 events beginning with the 2020 World Championship Qualifiers.
Please see individual event FAQs for additional details.

Q: What happens at an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational event?

A: The Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) Invitational is a tournament open only to qualified Duelists who have earned a minimum requirement of UDS Points. They are exciting 3-day events that take place from Friday to Sunday.  Duelists from all over will attend these events to compete for exclusive prizes, and spend the weekend Dueling, trading, and hanging out with hundreds of other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.

In addition to the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational, there are numerous Public Events that are open to all Duelists, including tournaments specifically for Duelists born in 2006 or later, and Regional Qualifier tournaments.  Duelists will now also be able to compete in Public Events on Friday, while there will be a lot of focus on UDS Qualifier events for those trying to get some last minute UDS Points. There will be other events available as well on Friday. Competitive or casual, there is something for everyone at an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational weekend.

Q: Will there be any Public Events on Friday at the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational?

A: YES! There will be Public Events available for Duelists to enjoy and most importantly compete for last minute UDS Points to confirm their eligibility for the Invitational or even get to the one (1) Round BYE status! For this Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational, the Friday Public Events will be held at the venue, Cox Business Center, Exhibit Hall A.

Please see the Public Event Schedule for a list of available events.

Q: What Security information should I know for the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational?

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

Q: Will there be coverage at the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational?

A: There will be online coverage of Featured Matches, Standings and other updates at the UDS available here;
Event Coverage blog – written articles, Feature Matches, Pairings and Standings.

Q: When can I Register for the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational?

A: Duelists with 200 UDS Points will be able to pre-register for the UDS Invitational on Friday February 14th between 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. All Duelists can also register on Saturday, February 15th, between 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM.
Duelists will need a minimum of 100 UDS Points to be able to register for the Invitational. You will need to have your Deck List and Registration Form completed when you register for the event on Friday or Saturday.

Once you've turned in your Deck List it cannot be changed.

 

EVENT COVERAGE

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

 

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