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Welcome to the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series in Columbus, Ohio!

September 22nd, 2018

It’s time to Duel around the world!

Welcome to the 200th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series in Columbus, Ohio!



There have been 199 Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series events completed in the history of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, and this weekend marks the 200th! This special YCS event is being held in three locations across the world: Mexico City, Mexico; Utrecht, Netherlands; and right here in Columbus, Ohio!

“New” is the theme of the weekend, as Duelists compete in the new Advanced Format for a new prize card, with amazing new rewards available to all Duelists. There’s a new Yu-Gi-Oh! die that Duelists received for pre-registering; there’s a new 200th YCS exclusive Game Mat and Field Center Card that Duelists got for competing; there’s a new top cut Game Mat exclusive to the 200th YCS for Duelists who make it to the end; and a new prize card, Chaos Emperor, the Dragon of Armageddon, for Duelists who make it to the top. There’s also a new Win-A-Mat prize for this weekend, and a new Yu-Gi-Oh! coin, available to top competitors in the new Duel Links Public Events. In addition, there’s a new “prize wall” set up, with a bunch of cool prizes that can be won by earning tickets from competing in Public Events.

Here at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Token Booth is also set up in the tournament hall this weekend. At the Token Booth, Duelists can get their photo taken and placed on a new Token design, exclusive for the 200th YCS. For the first time ever, Duelists can also get their photos placed on a Field Center Card instead of a Token.

There’s a lot for everyone to do this weekend, but most Duelists’ eyes are focused on the main tournaments around the globe! Thousands of players across the world are competing in the first YCS of the new Advanced Format, and all eyes are on them to see which Duelists and which Decks succeed. The new Forbidden & Limited List, which went into effect this past Monday, heavily shook up the top Decks by shifting M-X-Saber Invoker and Knightmare Goblin to Forbidden status. Other significant changes, including Elemental HERO Stratos, Morphing Jar, Card Destruction, Super Polymerization, and Evilswarm Exciton Knight being removed from the Forbidden List and restored to Limited status, are also expected to have a big impact this weekend. HERO Decks, Sky Striker Decks, Gouki Decks, Altergeist Decks, Trickstar Decks, Mekk-Knight Decks, Danger! Decks, Phantom Knight Decks, and many more types of Decks are all well-represented this weekend, so it’s anyone’s guess as to which Deck will win.

So far, 2774 Duelists have gathered here in Columbus, Ohio to participate in this milestone event. The competition will be fierce, and only the strongest Duelists will be able to succeed this weekend. It’s almost time to Duel!