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Charlotte’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Event is Postponed Indefinitely

Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series

Konami and the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game team have announced that the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event scheduled in Charlotte, NC for March 28-29 has been postponed indefinitely.

Below is Konami’s full statement and where further updates can be found.

Every year, we at KONAMI take great pleasure in hosting the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series to bring together fans from all over the world to share their passion for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME; simultaneously, we also place the health and safety of our players, fans and staff as a top priority. In an abundance of caution relating to the developing situation surrounding COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event scheduled in Charlotte, NC on March 28-29, indefinitely.

We apologize if this has caused any inconvenience for our players who were planning to attend, judges who were preparing for the event, fans who were looking to keep an eye on the coverage, and everyone else who may be affected as a result. We continue to closely monitor the situation that is developing daily and will provide updates on the rescheduling of this event, as well as the status of future events as they become available. These updates will be posted to our website incorporated within each respective event’s FAQs, which can be found at: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/index.html.

We will also share details on the rescheduling of YCS Charlotte and updates for other upcoming events as they become available via our official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG social media channels:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/YuGiOh_TCG
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialYuGiOhTCG/

Additionally, those with non-press-related inquiries regarding this event and future events are encouraged to contact us-opsupport@konami.com for updates.

We thank all our Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG fans and Duelists for their patience and understanding during this time.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG: Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts is Out July 2020

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

It’s a Yu-Gi-Oh! GX fan’s greatest dream come true! After years of needing their own individual Decks to survive, the three Sacred Beasts have been united under a single banner in Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts!

Unification!

Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts includes more ways than ever to Summon the three Sacred Beasts! Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder and Uria, Lord of Searing Flames each receive cards that modify their Summoning requirements to make them easier to fulfill and help you mount a second or third strike if the first isn’t enough. Alternatively, you can skip those requirements altogether with a new monster that can be Tributed to Summon any of the three Sacred Beasts from your hand and then banished from the Graveyard to add the dominating Fallen Paradise Field Spell to your hand!

Exaltation!

In addition to increasing your access to the Sacred Beasts and your ability to Summon them, Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts also increases the dominance of Sacred Beasts once they reach the field! You’ll be able to double Raviel, Lord of Phantasms ATK to 8000 and crush all your opponent’s monsters in a single Battle Phase, negateyour opponent’s Spell/Trap effects while you control Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder in Attack Position, and do a little creative accounting to power up Uria, Lord of Searing Flames far beyond its natural limitations.

Complete Domination!

Of course, it’s not enough to just command multiple Sacred Beasts throughout the course of a Duel. The truest form of Dueling dominance is to control multiple Sacred Beasts at the same time, and Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts rewards you for doing so! Control 2 or more at the same time, and a brand-new Trap Card will negate the activated effects of every monster your opponent controls.

Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts contains 46 cards total (44-card Main Deck, 2-card Extra Deck) as well as 2 different Token Cards:

5 Ultra Rares
3 Super Rares
38 Commons
2 Token Cards
1 Double-sided Deluxe Game Mat/Dueling Guide

Yu-Gi-Oh! Speed Duel Starter Decks: Match of the Millennium & Twisted Nightmares Out in May

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel Starter Decks: Match of the Millennium & Twisted Nightmares

Return to the Shadow Realm with the brand-new Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel Starter Decks: Match of the Millennium & Twisted Nightmares!

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel Starter Decks: Match of the Millennium & Twisted Nightmares each contain 2 fully customizable Decks, 4 brand-new Skill Cards, and 2 Ultra Rare variant cards. Choose your side and relive two of the darkest Duels from the original series!

Yugi and Pegasus face off in Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel Starter Decks: Match of the Millennium, themed after their epic clash from the end of Duelist Kingdom! Each Duelist brings a 31-card Deck that can be modified depending on which Skill Card you want to play. Yugi brings support for both Gaia the Fierce Knight andhis Ritual Monster, Black Luster Soldier to fight off Pegasus’s army of “Toon” monsters and Thousand-Eyes Restrict! With each character having access to 2 brand-new Skill Cards to support their strategies, you decide the outcome!  

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel Starter Decks: Twisted Nightmares pits two masters of the Shadow Realm against each other. With two 30-card Decks designed to be customized around whichever of their 2 brand-new Skill Cards you want to play, you can relive their sinister Duel from the end of Battle City! Wield the power of Bakura’s corrupt Dark Necrofear and Dark Ruler Ha Des against Marik’s devious Lava Golem andDark Lucius”monsters! Featuring brand-new Skill Cards infused with the power of signature Spell Cards from their legendary Duel, their fate is in your hands!

Speed Dueling is a great way to get a taste of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME while also providing compelling new gameplay options for existing fans. Keep an eye out on the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME events page to find out where you can play Speed Dueling events!

Each Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel Starter Decks: Match of the Millennium contains:
1 x 31-Card Yugi Deck
1 x 31-Card Pegasus Deck
4 Skill Cards (2 for Yugi and 2 for Pegasus)
2 Ultra Rare variant cards

Each Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel Starter Decks: Twisted Nightmares contains:
1 x 30-Card Bakura Deck
1 x 30-Card Marik Deck
4 Skill Cards (2 for Bakura and 2 for Marik)
2 Ultra Rare variant cards

To use a card in Speed Dueling it must have the Speed Dueling Symbol on the card, other versions of the same card are not legal.

Skill Cards may only be used in Speed Dueling events.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Gets Structure Deck: Mechanized Madness in April and Eternity Code in May

All hands, man the battle stations! The colossal Machina army is back with vengeance in Structure Deck: Mechanized Madness arrivng April 17!

Originally featured in the Machina Mayhem Structure Deck, Machina Gearframe and Machina Fortress ran rampant after their initial debut. Now, over a decade later, they are back and stronger than ever with a new wave of support to add to the Machina arsenal!

Machina Citadel leads the charge with a massive 3000 ATK and a Quick Effect that can decimate your opponent’s monsters by turning a Machine you control into an explosion of shrapnel! If your opponent manages to topple your Machina Citadel, it can reassemble itself from the Graveyard when an EARTH Machine you control is destroyed. However, you can also leave it up to your own Machina to trigger this effect after you have thrown it to the junkyard.

One way to get that plan into action is by launching an aerial assault with Machina Air Raider. You can discard a “Machina” to Special Summon it from your hand, potentially ditching a Machina Citadel to the Graveyard! During your opponent’s turn, its Quick Effect can destroy a Machine you control and salvage the scrap to Special Summon a “Machina” from your Deck with a different name and equal or lower Level than that Machine. After that, because the Machine was destroyed, a Machina Citadel in your Graveyard can come back at full force!

If a ranged attack is more your style, Machina Irradiator can accelerate itself on the field by discarding a “Machina” as well. Machina Irradiator can also destroy one of your Machines to Special Summon a “Machina” with a different name and an equal or lower Level than your monster, but from your Graveyard instead! While Machina Air Raider specializes in disrupting your opponent with its Quick Effect, Machina Irradiator proactively uses its effect during your own turn, so you can strategize the best way to turn the tides of battle!

Structure Deck: Mechanized Madness is ready-to-play right out of the box, but you can add some extra firepower to your Deck with the help of other products like Duel Overload and more!

Structure Deck: Mechanized Madness contains 42 cards:

37 Commons
3 Super Rares
2 Ultra Rares
1 Double-sided Deluxe Game Mat/Dueling Guide

Structure Deck: Mechanized Madness

This May 1, humanity must outwit the ultimate Dueling A.I. and survive the arrival of the supreme Link-6 @Ignister monster in Eternity Code!

The rules of the game have changed, allowing Duelists even more freedom to concoct their own winning strategies! Eternity Code takes advantage of these changes, introducing new cards for Synchro, Xyz, and Fusion-based strategies to help them leap into the future. Here’s what you need to know about May’s booster release:

  • Eternity Code follows directly on from Ignition Assault with new cards for @Ignister, Ancient Warriors, and the world premiere theme: Plunder Patroll! It’s now easier than ever to take advantage of the Plunder Patroll’s easy access to the Extra Deck.
  • The ultimate @Ignister Link Monster is here! This Link-6 monster is unaffected by all other card effects and its ATK ranges from 3000 to 6000 depending on how many monsters you use as Link Material.
  • New cards for strategies from 2019’s Rising Rampage, Chaos Impact, The Infinity Chasers, Fists of the Gadgets, and Mystic Fighters, including the first Link-4 “Code Talker” and incredible new Dragonmaids!
  • Duelists who want to be fully prepared should look to Duel Overload to pick up crucial cards for Decks like Dinosaurs, Madolche, and Witchcrafters before strong, new cards for those themes arrive in Eternity Code!
  • Powerful general use cards that can go into any Deck, including a new Effect Monster from the same lineage as Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring!

The Eternity Code booster set contains 100 new cards:

50 Commons
26 Super Rares
14 Ultra Rares
10 Secret Rares

Eternity Code booster

NYCC 2019: Konami Brings a Yu-Gi-Oh! Exclusive Mat, Tournaments, and More

Konami presents attendees of this year’s New York Comic Con with a thrilling spread of experiences! Drop by to sample different aspects of the cultural phenomenon that is the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand, from convention-exclusive merchandise and video game demos, to friendly competition and cool prizes! Whether you’re a seasoned Dueling veteran, a fan of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga and animated series or just a curious newcomer, booth #1321 is the place to be all weekend long from October 3 to October 6.

The Konami booth is always a popular place for NYCC attendees with plenty to do for fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand, and this year is no exception! Attendees will find a wealth of fun activities and attractions, including…

  • Green Screen Photo Booth: Make your own personalized Yu-Gi-Oh! Token Card where you can choose from different card backgrounds and Dueling legends or the 2019 NYCC logo – suitable for use during Duels!
  • Con Exclusive Game Mat: Take a trip to the retail counter to pick up the 2019 New York Comic Con Exclusive Game Mat! Available for $30 USD (including sales tax), this year’s Game Mat features signature monsters wielded by the biggest rivals from Yu-Gi-Oh!’s first three series: Kaiba’s Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Chazz’s Armed Dragon LV10, and Jack Atlas’ Red Dragon Archfiend!
Exclusive Game Mat for 2019 New York Comic Con

Exclusive Game Mat for 2019 New York Comic Con

  • Retail: Duel fans looking to pick up some of the year’s biggest releases will find plenty of them at the KONAMI booth, with some of the latest and greatest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products available all weekend long. Recent hits like Structure Deck: Rokket RevoltFists of the GadgetsRising Rampage Special EditionLegendary Duelists: Immortal Destiny, the 2019 Gold Sarcophagus Tin plus many more will be available for purchase, all while supplies last!
  • Game Demos for New Players: Curious about Dueling? Attendees are invited to pull up a chair and learn how to play in a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG or Yu-Gi-Oh! Speed Duel demonstration! Learn from one of our dedicated experts and you’ll get to score a show exclusive coupon good for a free gift with purchase, just for completing your demo!
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links: With over 90 million downloads, the blockbuster Yu-Gi-Oh! gaming app has become a worldwide phenomenon on iOS, Android and PC Steam. Show attendees will get to try out new gameplay from Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions, a brand-new game world! And every participant gets a special Token to redeem for a chance at one of dozens of different Yu-Gi-Oh!-themed prizes!
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution: Visitors to the booth can experience the smash hit Yu-Gi-Oh! game for the Nintendo Switch™, featuring more than 9000 cards and countless moments from the animated series. All participants receive a special Token to redeem for one of many Yu-Gi-Oh!-themed prizes!

Attendees looking for some friendly competition can find public event tournaments right in the KONAMI booth! Drop by Thursday to Sunday for 2020 Regional Qualifiers, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! tournaments (Friday & Saturday only), Speed Duel Starter and Constructed Deck tournaments, Duel Links tournaments, Win-A-Mat and Structure Deck tournaments, and even a chance to Duel the Master, where you can take on one of our Master Duelists for a chance to win exclusive tournament packs!  Dragon Duel Tournaments for children born 2006 or later will take place on Saturday and Sunday. The best part? Entry is free for all NYCC attendees, so make sure to bring your best constructed Deck! Check out the FAQs for more information.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trade Card Game Ash Blossom Accessories are Out in February 2020

Konami has announced upcoming releases from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trade Card Game.

Arriving Friday, February 14 and featuring alternate artwork released for the first time in Duel Devastator, Duelists will be able to celebrate the cherry blossom bloom of Spring early with the following new accessories:

Ash Blossom Game Mat: full-sized, rubber Game Mat; the same size as Game Mats used as prizing in various Konami sanctioned events (MSRP: $14.99 USD)

Ash Blossom Portfolio: each Duelist Portfolio includes 10-pages with 9 pockets per page, allowing you to display up to a total of 180 cards (MSRP: $9.99 USD)

Ash Blossom Card Case: each Card Case can fit a full Main, Side, and Extra Deck for a total of 70 sleeved cards, and also includes a special divider featuring the outside design (MSRP: $4.99 USD)

Ash Blossom Card Sleeves: each pack contains 50 sleeves designed to meet tournament regulation standard (MSRP: $3.99 USD)

The Age Limit for Yu-Gi-Oh! Dragon Duel Tournaments Changes

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game has announced that the age limit for Dragon Duel tournaments will be changing!

Duelists born in 2006 or later (previously 2007) will now be eligible to compete in Dragon Duel tournaments for the 2019-2020 tournament season, starting this weekend August 16-18, 2019 at the Ultimate Duelist Series – 2019 Summer Invitational in Indianapolis, IN.

Dragon Duels are tournaments for children born after a certain year during a tournament season. Judges and staff members at Dragon Duel tournaments are accustomed to working with younger players, and children Duel with other children, rather than with older teens and adults. By increasing the age limit another year, we hope to continue providing a fun and entertaining tournament experience for younger Duelists.

Duelists participating in Dragon Duel events have a chance to win several unique prizes, such as prize cards, medals, game mats, and t-shirts, along with invitations to participate in their country’s Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. Dragon Duel tournaments are usually run at larger events such as Regional Qualifiers and Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series events.

For more information about the upcoming Ultimate Duelist Series – 2019 Summer Invitational this weekend, you can view the FAQs.

For upcoming Dragon Duel tournaments at a nearby Regional or local event, please contact the Tournament Organizer for each event, or check here!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Hex Card Case and Sleeves this September

Dark is the new black with the Dark Hex Card Case! Featuring a holographic hexagon pattern with a glittering foil effect that really makes it pop, this Card Case is as slick and stylish as a Duelist could dream.

Each Card Case can fit a full Main, Side, and Extra Deck for a total of 70 sleeved cards. It also includes a divider featuring a matching design.

Dark is the new black with the Dark Hex Card Sleeves! Featuring a holographic hexagon pattern with a glittering foil effect that really makes it pop, these Sleeves are as slick and stylish as a Duelist could dream.

Each pack contains 50 Sleeves designed to meet tournament regulation standards.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Structure Deck: Soulburner in February 2019

Get your hands on Link Monsters forged in the fires of battle in Structure Deck: Soulburner!

Straight from the animated series to real life, Soulburner’s Salamangreat Deck from Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS offers monsters a new lease on life with its “reincarnation” strategy! Salamangreat powers up its boss monsters in a unique way. By sending your first copy of a “Salamangreat” boss monster to the Graveyard to Summon your second copy, the new one is granted an extra ability far beyond what it had in its first life!

For Link Monsters, like Salamangreat Heatleo, you normally can’t just replace one copy of the monster with another, but the Salamangreat Sanctuary Field Spell makes it possible! Structure Deck: Soulburner comes with a brand-new Link Monster that adds Salamangreat Sanctuary from your Deck to your hand and has a protective effect that works from the Graveyard to help support your reincarnated “Salamangreat” monsters.

Structure Deck: Soulburner primarily focuses on Link Summoning, but you can add cards from Soul Fusion and Savage Strike to this Structure Deck to expand its capabilities to include Ritual Summoning and Fusion Summoning as well! This Deck also comes with an expanded 6-card Extra Deck to accommodate its monster-hungry strategy.

Structure Deck: Soulburner contains a 40-card Main Deck + 6-card Extra Deck for a total of 46 cards:

  • 39 Commons
  • 4 Super Rares
  • 3 Ultra Rares
  • 1 Beginner’s Guide
  • 1 Double-sided Deluxe Game Mat/Dueling Guide

Structure Deck: Soulburner is out February 15, 2019 and will retail for $9.99.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Starter Deck: Codebreaker Out Today

Whether you’re a seasoned Duelist or a newcomer just finding their footing, the future is now in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game (TCG). This July, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. prepares to usher in a new generation of competitors, and delves into the past to weave an electrifying future. Starter Deck: Codebreaker is the gateway to glory for new Duelists, guided by the coveted Linkuriboh! Then, a new dawn approaches on the Cybernetic Horizon: fan-favorite themes return, new strategies arise, and Ritual Monsters are reborn like never before in the next big booster set.

Ready to start your Dueling journey? Starter Deck: Codebreaker is your portal into the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, offering new Duelists a ready-to-go Deck filled with strong cards selected for ease of play. Built to teach the basics of Dueling and Link Summoning, you can combine Starter Deck: Codebreaker with “Cyberse” monsters and “Code Talker” Link Monsters from releases like Structure Deck: Cyberse Link and Extreme Force to grow your Deck as you improve your skills. Starter Deck: Codebreaker even includes the essential Link Monster Linkuriboh to jumpstart your Dueling career – a powerful card never released before in Latin American and European territories.

Starter Deck: Codebreaker launches on July 13 with 45 cards: 2 Ultra Rares, 3 Super Rares, and 40 Commons, and includes 1 Beginner’s Guide and 1 Game Mat. MSRP: $9.99 per box.

Classic monsters and powerful themes from Dueling’s most treasured eras are unleashed in all-new forms with the Cybernetic Horizon booster pack! Ritual Monsters are back and better than ever, with two new versions of the devastating Ruin, Queen of Oblivion and the world-shattering Demise, King of Armaggedon. The Cyberse power-up with new Ritual versions of Cyberse Wizard and their very own “Paladin” monster in the tradition of Paladin of White Dragon!  Plus, both strategies wield powerful Ritual Spells that make repeat Ritual Summons easier than ever before.

Then, a new tribe of monsters built on Link Summoning enter the fray! Legendary Link Monsters let you Special Summon their servants to the Monster Zones they point to, using them to bolster their own attacks. New cards for the Gouki, Dragunity, “Borrel” Dragon, and “Cyber Dragon” themes make Cybernetic Horizon one of the most anticipated releases of the year, while powerful highlights – like an incredible new Field Spell that turns your high-Level monsters into a powerful draw engine, and the long-awaited arrival of the DARK Attribute Elemental Lord – bring untold power to established strategies.

Finally, the Noble Knights take up their Arms and return to battle once more! Noble Knight Custennin is an explosive Special Summon granting extra Normal Summons to help you assemble your party. Overlay your Noble Knights to unleash Sacred Noble Knight of King Custennin, a Rank 4 field-sweeper that bounces opposing cards! When it’s destroyed, King Custennin replaces itself with another “Noble Knight” Xyz Monster from your Extra Deck, holding the line against your opponent’s forces.

The Cybernetic Horizon breaks on July 27, a 100-card set with 8 Secret Rares, 10 Ultra Rares, 14 Super Rares, 20 Rares, and 48 Commons. MSRP: $3.99 per 9-card pack.

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