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2019 North America WCQ: Wrap-Up!

June 23rd, 2019

What an event!  2101 Duelists entered, and after 12 Rounds of Swiss, an unprecedented play-in match to break a tie for 64th, and 6 Rounds of Single Elimination later, we’ve crowned a new North America WCQ Champion!  Dakota Angeloff from Tuscaloosa, Alabama took it all down and is our newest North America WCQ Champion! We’ve also determined our team representing North America at the 2019 Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship in Berlin, Germany!  Dakota Angeloff, Raymond Dai, Manav Dawar, and Wei Li won their qualification from the WCQ, while Jesse Kotton and Gabriel Vargas punched their tickets to the World Championship from topping the Worlds Qualifying Points Playoffs on Friday.

We’ve seen some wild Feature Matches on the Livestream (which you can find on our YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialYuGiOhTCG) but we’ve also seen some cool things on the coverage blog, including Public Events winners, cosplayers, and people enjoying MEGA DUEL, demos for the upcoming Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution video game, and Speed Duel tournaments!

After the World Championship, we will be at the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational at Indianapolis, Indiana on August 16-18, followed by our next Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series the very next week in Portland, Oregon on August 24th and 25th.  Check out the coverage blog for all the action from these tournaments!  Thanks for tuning in!

Congratulations to the Top 8 of the North America WCQ!

June 23rd, 2019

We have a Top 8!

(from right to left)

1st place: Dakota Angeloff
2nd place: Raymond Dai
3rd place: Wei Li
4th place: Manav Dawar
5th place: Brian Rayos
6th place: Thanh Nguyen
7th place: Abdur Dominguez
8th place: Maguette Gueye

Congratulations!

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2019 North America WCQ: And the Winner is…

June 23rd, 2019

The 2019 North America WCQ is over and we have a winner!

Dakota Angeloff from Tuscaloosa, Alabama used his Crusadia Thunder Dragon Danger! Deck to best the competition and win the 2019 North America World Championship Qualifier! Congratulations!

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North America WCQ: World’s Competitor Player Profile – Dakota Angeloff

June 23rd, 2019

Dakota Angeloff from Tuscaloosa, Alabama took 1st place in this weekend’s North America WCQ, earning himself an invitation to compete on the global stage in Berlin, Germany in August!

Here’s the Deck he used to achieve this goal:

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North America WCQ: World’s Competitor Player Profile – Wei Li

June 23rd, 2019

Wei Li from Brooklyn, NY took 3rd place in this weekend’s North America WCQ, earning himself an invitation to compete on the global stage in Berlin, Germany in August.

Here’s the Deck he used to achieve this goal:

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Meet the 2019 Dragon Duel World Championship Team!

June 23rd, 2019

Here are the Top 2 Duelists from the 2019 North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier!

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2019 North America Dragon Duel WCQ: And the Winner Is…

June 23rd, 2019

The 2019 North America Dragon Duel WCQ is over and we have a winner!

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2019 North America Dragon Duel WCQ Top 8!

June 23rd, 2019

Take a look at the Top 8 Duelists in the 2019 North America Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier!

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WCQ Point Playoff Profile: Jesse Kotton

June 23rd, 2019

Canada’s Jesse Kotton Dueled his way to the finals of the World Qualifying Points Playoff to qualify for this year’s Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME World Championship in Berlin, Germany. Like Vargas, he Dueled in tournaments all year to earn his spot in the Playoff, and it paid off on Friday night when he turned it into a trip to Germany and an invitation to the most prestigious tournament of the year. Kotton is one of the most accomplished Duelists in the room this weekend, with two YCS victories from London and Knoxville, and attendance in two prior World Championships by qualifying for that most prestigious tournament twice before. Now, thanks to his success with his Sky Striker Deck on Friday, he qualified for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME World Championship for a third time. Check out how Jesse Kotton did it!

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There’s a New YCS Prize Card Coming to a YCS Near You!

June 23rd, 2019

If you’re at the 2019 North America WCQ, you may have heard Joey Wheeler and Ishizu Ishtar announce that a new Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card will be introduced at the next YCS event – YCS Portland, Oregon on August 24th and 25th. If you aren’t at the 2019 North America WCQ, you can learn about this prize card here!

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