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2010/04 – 75th SJC – Edison, New Jersey tagged with 'Satellite News'

QQ: The Shining Darkness

April 25th, 2010

With Sneak Peek events for The Shining Darkness just one week away, a lot of Duelists are already planning what cards they’re going to be chasing next weekend. We asked a mix of 10 Duelists what card they’re most excited about, and got a bunch of different answers to our QQ (that stands for Quick Questions)! Read more…

QQ: What’s YOUR Secret Weapon?

April 25th, 2010

Time for more QQ (that’s Quick Questions)!

The stakes are high and there are literally thousands of Duelists in competition here today! In a high-pressure tournament like this one everybody’s looking for that little extra edge over the opposition, and that means pulling out all the stops to surprise and outwit your opponents. We hit the floor to ask a spread of Duelists to name the single card they ran that would set them apart from the rest of the field. Main Deck or Side Deck: it’s all fair game as we ask: “What’s your secret weapon?” Read more…

Who’s at the Top Tables: Round 12

April 25th, 2010

Welcome to our final round of Swiss Pairings! Only 32 of these players will go on to the single elimination playoffs to determine our overall champion, so the competition is going to be intense. Read more…

Who’s at the Top Tables: Round 11

April 25th, 2010

One more to go! Check out how many Duelists have gained and lost places since the last round. Read more…

Who’s at the Top Tables: Round 10

April 25th, 2010

After 9 rounds of play, here were the top pairings heading into Round 10. Two more to go! We’re going to see things start to get interesting as the players move up and down at the tables. Read more…

Who’s at the Top Tables: Round 9

April 25th, 2010

Welcome to Day 2!

A record-breaking 2,175 players turned out for this event, making it the single-largest TCG tournament in history, beating out the SHONEN JUMP Championship in Los Angeles in January of this year.

Due to the sheer size of this event, it’s spread over 2 days, with the first 8 rounds of Swiss pairings on Saturday, then the final 4 rounds of Swiss and the Top 32 / Top 16 / Top 8 / Semi-Finals, and Final round on Sunday!

Everyone is a little better for some rest, and most of our X-2 and higher players have returned to finish out the Swiss Rounds. Let’s see who is currently holding strong at the top of the tournament… Read more…

QQ: New Game Mat Prizes

April 25th, 2010

With not 2, not 3, but 4 new game mats debuting as prizes here at this event, it seemed like a good time to query attendees about which mat they wanted the most:

  • Every competitor in the SHONEN JUMP Championship main event gets a Tragoedia mat just for playing.
  • Winners of the Win-A-Mat Public Events can get the new Crow & Black-Winged Dragon mat.
  • Top-ranked Duelists in Regional Qualifier events can win the new Blackwing Armor Master & Blackwing Armed Wing mat.
  • And for those Duelists tough enough, skilled enough, and lucky enough, making the Top 32 in the main event will get you a new 75th SJC Dark End Dragon mat, made just for this event.

So which is the favorite? We asked a variety of attendees to make their pick! Read more…

The BIGGEST Secret of the Weekend!!!

April 24th, 2010

Heading into a big event like this one, there are always lots of secrets. Secret decks, secret tech, and secret strategies abound, as everyone tries to protect the ideas and concepts that might make them a Champion. But here this evening at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, one man has a secret that trumps all the rest: he isn’t exactly who he seems. Greg Abbey has a secret identity that few at this tournament are privy to. Walk the tournament floor today, talk to the right people, and you may hear whispers of a rumor so unbelievable that some would question its truth. But make no mistake – the rumors are true. Read more…

SJC History: The Future (2010+)

April 24th, 2010

The opening announcements this morning included a special address from Konami’s Vice President in charge of Card Business, Yumi Hoashi. She had an important message for the thousands of attendees here in Edison, and the hundreds of thousands of Duelists across the globe: “As you may know, this is the biggest SHONEN JUMP Championship of all time.” The collected Duelists exploded into cheers and applause, and Hoashi continued. “This is also, the last SHONEN JUMP Championship, as we are relaunching as the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series! The first Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event will be held next month in Virginia!” The statement was met by more cheers, but left attendees wondering: what did it all mean? Read more…

SHONEN JUMP Championship First-Timers

April 24th, 2010

Even in this final SHONEN JUMP Championship, we have a ton of competitors who are entering for the first time. Take a look at the latest SHONEN JUMP Championship newcomers having a blast at this final event! Read more…