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Organized Play Update: The World Championships!

July 14th, 2013

On August 10th and 11th we’ll see a true first for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, as Championship-level Dueling heads to the Entertainment Capital Of The World for the first time ever – Las Vegas, Nevada!  The Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2013 will see 27 of the planet’s greatest Duelists duke it out for the title of World Champion in the main event, while 18 of the best youth Duelists in the world compete for the Dragon Duel Championship.

Spectators are welcome to witness Dueling history as the Championships play out in the Grand Ballroom of Bally’s Las Vegas, and Day 2 of the competition will be live streamed to fans across the globe!  If you come to see the spectacle in person, watching the Championships is just the beginning.  Free Public Events will be held all weekend long at the Bally’s Event Center, and you’re invited!  The events include…

~32-player 2014 Single Elimination Regional Qualifiers, awarding a Regional Deck Box, a Judgment of the Light game mat, and an invite to the 2014 World Championship Qualifier to first place.

~8-player Single Elimination Dragon Duels, giving youth Duelists a chance to win Dragon Duel T-Shirts and an invite to the 2014 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier.

~An ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! tournament, offering a Giant-Sized Promo Card to the victor.

~16-player Win-A-Mat tournaments, offering Win-A-Mat game mats to winners.

~Tag Dueling in 8-Team flights, with as-of-yet unannounced mystery prizes…

Everything but ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! will run on an ongoing basis, and  tournaments start as soon as there are enough players.  Remember, everything is free, all weekend long.

Want more?  Even if you’re not a competitive Duelist, there’s plenty to see and do at the World Championships!  In the true spirit of the World Duel Carnival, a variety of midway games will let you earn stamps to trade for premium prizes – the better you do, the more stamps you earn.  Test your skill at everything from basketball to monster-themed beanbag tosses and work your way towards cool swag, but don’t miss what promises to be the biggest attraction from the carnival lineup: the Giant Card Challenge!

What is the Giant Card Challenge?  If you’ve ever wanted to play Giant Yu-Gi-Oh! on a Giant Playmat with Giant Cards, this is what you’ve been waiting for.  The cards are huge, and the playmat’s so big you can walk on it – in fact, you’ll have to.  Duelists play a complete Giant Round of Giant Competition, with the winner walking away with a slew of stamps!  It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to Duel like you’ve never Dueled before.

The prizes never stop, the party lasts all weekend, and everything’s on the house!  Whether you’re new to Dueling or a veteran competitor, you won’t want to miss the World Championship.  Viva Las Vegas!