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Announcing the Dragon Duel Championship!

February 7th, 2023

As we return to in-person events in 2022, a lot has changed in the world. We are making changes too as we work to provide the best Organized Play experiences for our Duelists in North and Latin America.
Today, we have some exciting changes to announce for Dragon Duel events!

Dragon Duel events are tournaments run for younger Duelists, available only to Duelists born in and after a certain year, which is updated following each World Championship season.

In the past, Dragon Duel events provided a path to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) World Championship Qualifier (WCQ), where you could then earn invitations to compete in the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship, specifically for these young Duelists. Invites to the WCQ could be won at Regional Qualifiers, Nationals in Latin America, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS).

Dragon Duel tournaments will still be hosted at select Regional Qualifiers, Nationals in Latin America, and YCS. Instead of awarding invites to the Dragon Duel WCQ, these tournaments will instead award invites to the main WCQ, which are open to all Duelists with an invite.

  • Dragon Duelists will continue to compete against one another at the Regional, National, and YCS level.
  • Dragon Duelists will earn invites to the WCQ, instead of a separate Dragon Duel WCQ.

Given these changes, the Dragon Duel WCQ will transform to the Dragon Duel Championship!

Instead of being an invite-only event, the Dragon Duel Championship will be open to all Dragon Duelists. This means that any Duelist meeting the Dragon Duel age restrictions for the current Organized Play season will be able to compete!

  • The Dragon Duel WCQ will change to the Dragon Duel Championship.
  • The Dragon Duel Championship will not require an invite.  Any Dragon Duelist meeting the age requirement for the season can enter.
  • Removing the invite requirement makes the Dragon Duel Championship accessible for many more Dragon Duelists.
  • Any Dragon Duelist that earns an invite to the WCQ can choose to participate in the Dragon Duel Championship instead of the WCQ, but they will not be able to compete in both.

Instead of awarding invites to the World Championship, the winner of the Dragon Duel Championship and a guardian will win a trip to Jump Festa in Japan! Jump Festa is a manga and anime convention celebrating titles from the publisher, Shueisha, Inc., including Yu-Gi-Oh!. Immerse yourself in the many great titles published by Shueisha, and explore the numerous booths dedicated to these great titles. More information can be found at https://www.jumpfesta.com/ (Site is in Japanese).

If Jump Festa is not held for any reason, alternate prizing will be made available to the winner of the Dragon Duel Championship and a guardian instead once it is known Jump Festa will not be held, and will be included in the event FAQ if possible.

These changes will take effect immediately and will be in place for the next WCQ. We look forward to seeing you there!


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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