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Welcome to YCS Providence, Rhode Island!

May 28th, 2016


This weekend, Providence, Rhode Island is hosting the first North American Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event of the new Advanced Format!



The Forbidden & Limited List in effect this weekend significantly weakened popular Pendulum-based strategies, while simultaneously shaking up other popular Decks. Thousand-Eyes Restrict and Dark Magician of Chaos have returned to the Advanced Format for the first time in years, while changes in Limitations on cards like Allure of Darkness, Crush Card Virus, and Reasoning are certain to affect the way those cards are played.


In addition to these drastic changes in card legalities, Duelists must also adapt to several new card releases that are certain to impact this weekend’s tournament. The new Millennium Pack, released on April 15th, includes lots of popular cards from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series. This weekend’s competitive Duelists have their eyes on one card in particular from the Millennium Pack: Card of Demise. Many Duelists are expecting Card of Demise to make a big showing this weekend, since it provides a powerful draw engine for Decks that were previously lacking one.


Shining Victories, released on May 6th, contains lots of cards that will have a direct impact on the competitive scene this weekend. The new Kozmo cards in Shining Victories, including Kozmo Dark Planet and Kozmoll Dark Lady, have shaped the way Duelists build and pilot their Kozmo Decks. Furthermore, Fire King Island has made Fire King monsters more useful than ever before, and Drowning Mirror Force is making lots of appearances in Decks as one of the most powerful Mirror Force cards ever released. Some power-hungry Duelists will be piloting Blue-Eyes White Dragon Decks this weekend, with their Decks made stronger than ever before by the new Blue-Eyes support in Shining Victories.


Finally, yesterday’s release of Starter Deck Yuya gives a boost to Duelists looking to expand on their Pendulum Summoning strategies, and provides Duelists with new opportunities to get reprints of rare cards like Archfiend Eccentrick.


A lot has changed since the last North American Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series back in April, and we’re about to find out the impact of all those changes! 739 Duelists entered the main tournament this weekend and are ready to compete. Welcome to YCS Providence!