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Ultimate Duelist Series Leaderboard Points Update – February 13, 2020

February 13th, 2020

Are you the Ultimate Duelist?  It’s time to find out!

In order to enter an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational, a Duelist must have earned a minimum of 100 UDS Points.

Ultimate Duelist Series Points:

  • UDS Points are not transferrable from one Duelist to another.
  • UDS Points are linked to your CARD GAME ID number. It is important for Duelists to use a single CARD GAME ID number while playing at all Konami Sanctioned events.

We’ll be updating the leaderboard posting it right here on the coverage site on the days leading up to the UDS Invitational, so be sure to check back often to see how you’re doing!

For more information about the Ultimate Duelist Series go to our website:

Eternity Code Premiere!

February 6th, 2020

The rules have changed! Duelists across the globe now have more freedom to build your Decks, and the Eternity Code booster set arrives in May with more Synchros, Xyz, and Fusions to bring you even more options. There’s never been a better time to create your ultimate Dueling strategy, one that fits your strengths and your style as a competitor.

But the rules of Deck-building aren’t all that’s changing! Beginning in April, Sneak Peeks are out and Premiere! events are in, a brand-new event series offering Duelists a superior launch experience for all quarterly, core booster releases. What can you expect from the Eternity Code Premiere! event?

First up, Duelists can purchase more packs of the new set than ever before. While Sneak Peeks limited Duelists to just 5 boosters, Premiere! events will include 5 packs with registration and give attendees the option to purchase additional packs, while supplies last. You can stay in the comfort of your home OTS and Duel like never before!

The promo card for each Premiere! will be far more exclusive at a rate of 4 promos per Premiere! kit, which will also include 2 Premiere! Mouse Pads as additional player support. The hosting OTS can choose to run their Premiere! event in the format that best serves their community: tournament play, open Dueling or a mix of both! If the OTS chooses to host a tournament, the promo cards and Mouse Pads will be split between prizing and random giveaways to make sure competitive and casual attendees both get a chance. Make sure to ask your OTS about their plans, and let your voice be heard so they know what your local community is hoping for.

For Duelists in North and Latin America, the first in the new series arrives the weekend of April 25 and 26 with the Eternity Code Premiere! event. With more exclusive promo cards, more freedom in event formats and increased opportunities to purchase more of the new release, Premiere! events will raise the bar for pre-release experiences in 2020 and beyond.

Apr 25 – 26, 2020

US & Canada: Information & Locations (coming soon)
Latin America: Information & Locations (coming soon)

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The Final Season of the Ultimate Duelist Series

February 3rd, 2020

The Ultimate Duelist Series program launched in 2015, and during the last five years we’ve watched the best of the best come together and compete for the title of Ultimate Duelist. Eighteen different champions have walked away with amazing title belts and the rich rewards that come with being an Ultimate Duelist.

The 2019-2020 season for the Ultimate Duelist Series will be its last so there are just two more opportunities to be crowned the Ultimate Duelist.

Please join us for the final North America Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational in Tulsa, OK at the Cox Business Center on February 14th-16th, and the final South America Ultimate Duelist Invitational in Bogota, Colombia at Compensar on February 29th and March 1st!

Current (and upcoming) Ultimate Duelists will continue to enjoy the perks that come with your title*, including

  • Free entry to Tier 2+ events 
  • VIP seating at Tier 3 events
  • 2 round Bye at Tier 3 events (through 2025 WCQs)

*As always, Ultimate Duelists must have won a UDS Invitational and must be in possession of the belt and bring it with them to events in order to receive these perks. You will also need to bring your belt to participate in the special exhibition tournament.

In addition, Ultimate Duelists will be invited to a special exhibition tournament this fall in Southern California to crown the “Undisputed” Ultimate Duelist – watch for more details! You will need your title belt in order to participate.

Duelists with UDS Points –
Point redemption for prize items will continue while supplies last, at select Tier 3 events beginning with the 2020 World Championship Qualifiers.
See individual event FAQs for additional details.

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A Change to Dragon Duel Tournaments

August 15th, 2019

Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is excited to share 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 here.

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

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Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2019 Recap

August 12th, 2019

The Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2019 came to a thrilling conclusion on August 11, 2019, with three Duelists crowned champions in the finals of the three competitions that make up the tournament.

For the final results of the Dragon Duel, Duel Links, and TCG tournaments, visit here for more information:

You can watch the livestream from both days of the tournament here:

Livestream [DAY 1] – Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2019 – Berlin

Livestream [DAY 2]– Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2019 – Berlin

Also, check out unique coverage of the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2019 from several Yu-Gi-Oh! content creators that were at the event! More videos will be going live in the next several days, so be sure to come back to this page often for updates, or keep an eye on the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2019 Playlist on the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG YouTube channel

Welcome to the 2019 South America WCQ!

June 14th, 2019

We’ve got a total of 402 Duelists for the Main Event and here are the country breakdowns: 57 Duelists from Argentina, 13 from Bolivia, 21 from Brazil, 7 from Colombia, 17 from Ecuador, 43 from Peru, 2 from Trinidad and Tobago and 4 from Venezuela.  The remaining 238 Duelists are from Chile.  Welcome everyone, Duel hard but have fun!

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Welcome to the UDS Invitational – South America 2019

March 23rd, 2019

Welcome to the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational – South America 2019, in Medellin, Colombia!

Top Tables Update: Round 8

March 2nd, 2019

Check out the Duelists and Decks at the top 10 tables in Round 8!

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Round 2 Feature Match: Esala Wathuthantrige vs. Sean Martinov

March 2nd, 2019

2017 World Championship competitor Esala Wathuthantrige from Los Angeles, California is always trying to stay at the top of the competition, and now he’s Dueling with a Zombie Orcust Danger! Deck in this weekend’s UDS Invitational – Winter 2019. This Deck type has had proven success in recent events, and now he’s up against Sean Martinov from Long Island, New York and his Salamangreat Deck!

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Welcome to Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Pasadena!

November 17th, 2018