THE YU-GI-OH! WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2024 WILL BE HELD IN THE USA – The world’s best Duelists will converge in Seattle on 7-8 September

Date:  6 March 2024

Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. (KONAMI) has announced that the Yu‑Gi‑Oh! World Championship is coming to the USA for the first time since 2016. The prestigious World Championship will bring challengers from across the globe to Seattle, Washington on 7-8 September for two days of captivating first-class Dueling. 

The Yu‑Gi‑Oh! World Championship (WCS) 2024 will feature separate tournaments in four categories for the first time ever. They include tournaments for the Yu‑Gi‑Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG), Yu‑Gi‑Oh! MASTER DUEL, and two different formats for Yu‑Gi‑Oh! DUEL LINKS. One of the Yu‑Gi‑Oh! DUEL LINKS formats will be for the SPEED DUEL format as per previous WCS events. The additional Yu‑Gi‑Oh! DUEL LINKS format will be for the RUSH DUEL format, the new gameplay format introduced to the title in September 2023. 

KONAMI has also confirmed details on the World Championship Qualifier (WCQ) tournaments for the TCG category in the Americas, Europe and Oceania. At these tournaments, the best Duelists in their respective continents will lock horns to qualify for the Yu‑Gi‑Oh! WCS 2024, earning the chance to become the Yu‑Gi‑Oh! TCG World Champion.  

Those scheduled WCQ dates and venues are:  

  • Central America WCQ: 21-23 June in Mexico City, Mexico  
  • Oceania WCQ: 28-30 June in Auckland, New Zealand  
  • South America WCQ 28-30 June in Lima, Peru  
  • North America WCQ: 19-21 July in Austin, Texas (USA) 
  • Europe WCQ: 26-28 July in Berlin, Germany 

For more information about the Yu‑Gi‑Oh! WCS 2024, please visit: 

Today, the popular Yu‑Gi‑Oh! TCG is available across the globe, with products distributed in more than 80 countries and 9 languages, to be enjoyed by fans of all ages. 

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Yu‑Gi‑Oh! DUEL LINKS brings the popular game to life on mobile devices and on PC. Duelists can kindle the spirit of Yami Yugi, Jaden Yuki, Yusei Fudo, the newly added Yuga Ohdo from Yu‑Gi‑Oh! SEVENS and other beloved characters from the Yu‑Gi‑Oh! franchise in competitive card battle action. Yu‑Gi‑Oh! DUEL LINKS has now achieved 150 million downloads worldwide.  

Yu‑Gi‑Oh! DUEL LINKS is available for free at the App Store® for iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®, Google Play™ for Android™ devices, and for PC via Steam. For more info, please visit the following:  

Yu‑Gi‑Oh! MASTER DUEL features beautifully rendered Duels in 4K resolution*, more than 10,000 cards to collect**, an extensive single-player Solo Mode, online Duels, events and more. Yu‑Gi‑Oh! MASTER DUEL is free-to-play with in-game purchases on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Steam, Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android, and it’s available now.   

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