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Latin American World Championship Qualifiers – Nationals
Frequently Asked Questions

UPDATED: 5/7/19
When:
May 2019
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Latin America World Championship Qualifier - National Championship Information

  • What happens at WCQ - Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?
  • When and where are the WCQ - Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?
  • When is registration for the WCQ - Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?
  • What are the prizes for the WCQ – Nationals?
  • What are the prizes for the WCQ – Dragon Duel Nationals?
  • How much does it cost to enter a WCQ – Nationals?
  • How much does it cost to enter a WCQ - Dragon Duel National?
  • Are there any pack prizes?
  • Is there a participation prize?
  • What is the format for the WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?
  • How many rounds will the WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals have?
  • Are there any special rules I need to know for the WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?
  • What will I need to bring to the WCQ - Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?
  • I've never been to a WCQ – Nationals or Dragon Duel Nationals, what should I expect?
  • I will be bringing my children to a WCQ – Nationals or Dragon Duel Nationals. Is there anything I should know?
  • Will there be meal breaks during the tournament?
  • What happens if I am not done with my Match after 40 minutes? Updated Jun 01, 2018Who should I contact if I have questions about a WCQ – Nationals or Dragon Duel Nationals?

Registration Information

  • When can I register for the WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?
  • What will I need to bring in order to register?

Invitations

  • Do I need an invitation to participate in the WCQ – Nationals or Dragon Duel Nationals?
  • I qualified for either the South America WCQ or the Central America WCQ via a Regional Qualifier or Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament. Do I get a discount if I attend the WCQ - Nationals?
  • I qualified for either the South America WCQ – Dragon Duel or the Central America WCQ – Dragon Duel via a Dragon Duel at a Regional Qualifier, or Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament. Do I get a discount if I attend the WCQ – Dragon Duel Nationals?
  • If I qualified in a Dragon Duel tournament (for Duelists born 2006 or later) can I play in the regular WCQ - Nationals?
  • How and when will I receive my invite?
  • What should I do if I can't find my name on KDE's online invite list?

Public Events

  • Will there be Public Events?
  • What are the point values for the Public Events? What is the Public Events playoff?

Card Legality

  • What cards are legal for play?
  • Can I use OCG cards (cards printed for use in Japan and other Asian territories) in my Deck?
  • Can I use foreign language cards in my Deck?

Miscellaneous

  • I want to judge at the WCQ - Nationals, instead of competing as a player – how can I participate?
  • Will there be vendors on site so I can buy single cards and supplies and sell my cards?
  • I want to vend at the WCQ - Nationals, whom should I contact?
  • Can I buy and sell from other people at the event?
  • Where can I get food and drinks during the tournament?
  • Can I get a KCGN (formerly known as COSSY) ID number at the WCQ - Nationals, or will I need to have one before I attend the event?
  • Will there be coverage at any of the Latin America WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?

 


Latin America WCQ - Nationals Information

Q: What happens at WCQ - Nationals Championship and Dragon Duel Nationals?
A: WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals are prestigious Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME tournaments in which players within Latin America compete to represent their nation at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG 2019 World Championship Qualifiers.  Top finishers from the WCQ – Nationals will be invited to either the Central or South America WCQ, based on their location.

Q: When and where are the Latin America WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?
A: The WCQ – Nationals have been broken down into three groups (A, B and C). Groups are assigned based on the previous year's WCQ – National attendance. Please visit this page for a listing of dates and locations of each Latin America WCQ - Nationals:

https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/2019/2019Nationals_LatAm_info.html

Q: When is registration for the WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?
A: Check with your individual Tournament Organizer for the registration times of your event.

Q: What are the prizes for the WCQ – Nationals?
A: In addition to the booster packs each player receives upon paid entry into the tournament, the WCQ – Nationals have been broken down into three groups (A, B and C) in terms of prizing, with each group having its own prize pool. Please visit this page for a list of each group's prizing for the WCQ – Nationals:
https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/2019/2019Nationals_LatAm_info.html

Q: What are the prizes for the WCQ – Dragon Duel Nationals?
A: Please visit this page for a list of the prizing for the WCQ - Nationals:

https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/2019/2019Nationals_LatAm_info.html

Q: How much does it cost to enter the WCQ – Nationals?
A: Duelists who have earned an invite to the WCQ - Nationals by participating in a Regional may enter the event for free; however they will not receive any participation booster packs.

The registration fee for the WCQ - Nationals is equivalent to $15.00 USD. With your entry fee, you will receive what this equates to in terms of booster packs of the current booster release Dark Neostorm (DANE).  If the cost of the booster packs does not equate to exactly $15.00 USD, the entry fee will be rounded down to match the costs of the boosters received.  For example:  if the cost of 1 booster pack is the equivalent to $6.00 USD in your local currency then the entry fee to the WCQ - National will be the equivalent of $12.00USD and you will receive 2 booster packs at registration.

Please contact your individual Tournament Organizer for details on your entry fee and booster packs.

Q: How much does it cost to enter the WCQ – Dragon Duel Nationals?
A: WCQ - Dragon Duel Nationals are free of charge, each player will receive a pack of 2019 WCQ sleeves for participating.

Q: Are there any pack prizes?
A: WCQ – Nationals: The only booster pack prizes are listed in the prize breakdown at

https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/2019/2019Nationals_LatAm_info.html

No other booster pack prizes will be awarded.
WCQ – Dragon Duel Nationals: The only booster pack prizes are listed in the prize breakdown at

https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/2019/2019Nationals_LatAm_info.html

No other booster pack prizes will be awarded.

Q: Is there a participation prize?
A: WCQ Nationals: Duelists receive the equivalent of their entry fee in booster packs for participating if they are paying the entry fee.
WCQ Dragon Duel Nationals: Duelists will be receiving a pack of 2019 WCQ sleeves for participating.

Group A WCQ - Nationals will be receiving a mouse pad version of the 2019 National Top Cut game mat for participation.

*All participation and pre-registration prizes will be given while supplies last.

Q: What is the format for the WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?
A: WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel National tournaments are Constructed events, which means each Duelist must bring his or her own Deck in order to compete. Decks must be constructed according to the latest Advanced Format guidelines. (See here for more information: http://www.yugioh-card.com/lat-am/limited/index.html#limited_adv  . You will need to make sure your Deck matches the current format. (See here for more information on current legal cards: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/cardlegality.html)

Q: How many rounds will the WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals have?
A: The total number of Duelists will determine the number of rounds that are played.

One Day Nationals:

Number of Participants

Number of Swiss Rounds

Playoff Top Cut

4 – 8

3 Rounds of Swiss

None

9 – 16

4 Rounds of Swiss

Top 8

17 – 32

5 Rounds of Swiss

Top 8

33 – 64

6 Rounds of Swiss

Top 8

65 – 128

7 Rounds of Swiss

Top 8

129 – 256

8 Rounds of Swiss

Top 8

257 – 512

9 Rounds of Swiss

Top 8

Two Day Nationals:

Number of Participants

Number of Swiss Rounds

Swiss Rounds Day 1

Swiss Rounds Day 2

Playoff Top Cut

257 – 512

9 Rounds

7 Rounds

2 Rounds

Top 8

513 –  or more

10 Rounds

8 Rounds

2 Rounds

Top 32

Q: Are there any special rules I need to know for the WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?
A:  In the final Match of the Playoff Top Cut of the WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals, Duelists may not concede a game or Match.  Duelists must play out the Match, in order to ensure a clear National Champion.  If a Duelist does concede a Match in the Finals of the Playoff Top Cut of the WCQ Nationals or Dragon Duel Nationals, they will be dropped from the tournament and will no longer be eligible to receive any prizes to which they may have been entitled.

Q: What will I need to bring to the WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?
A: You should bring a tournament-legal Deck as described above, registration sheet, and a completed Deck List (which can be downloaded as an editable PDF here). The registration sheet and Deck List can also be found on-site. You should also bring any tournament supplies you will need; such as paper and pen to track Life Points, dice or counters if you are using cards which require them, extra sleeves to replace any that become damaged, and so forth. To register for the WCQ - Nationals, you must bring your KCGN ID number (formerly known as COSSY) and a form of personal identification with a picture, as you will need proof of identity in order to register. For Dragon Duel Nationals we will need to verify your date of birth, so please bring a form of identification with your birth date, such as a birth certificate, with you. If you already have a KCGN ID number, you should bring your number and barcode or if you do not have one, you can obtain one at the event.  You should also bring money for your incidentals (food, drinks, Public Events, etc.).

Q: If I've never been to a WCQ – Nationals or Dragon Duel Nationals, what should I expect?
A: WCQ - Nationals are a showcase for a country's top Duelists, and attract other Duelists of all ages and skill levels to participate in the Public Events. Many Duelists will travel great distances to attend the WCQ - Nationals, so you can expect to meet lots of fellow Yu-Gi-Oh! fans from all over your country.

Duelists are responsible for paying attention to information from judges and/or tournament staff in order to understand what is going on. If players have questions about the event either beforehand or while they are on site, they should check with the Tournament Organizer (beforehand) and/or the Head Judge (on site).

Duelists should read over the KDE policy documents and Penalty Guidelines carefully before the event.  You may find these Guidelines by clicking the following links. 

Q: I will be bringing my children to the WCQ – Nationals or Dragon Duel Nationals.  Is there anything I should know?
A:  You are not required to stay on site, but we strongly recommend that you do, especially if your children are young or if this is their first event. Please know that the tournament staff cannot be responsible for looking after your children, or their possessions. Always make sure your child has a way to contact you, and is provided with any necessities such as food, drink, or extra money if you do not wish to remain in the tournament area.

When your child is preparing for the event, encourage him or her to leave any bulky or expensive possessions at home. Electronics and large collections of cards are hard to keep track of during a big tournament – your child will have a much easier day without having to worry about these kinds of items.

Trading cards is a big attraction at large tournaments, but if you are concerned about your child trading away valuable cards, talk to him or her before the event and set some guidelines. You can always have your child check with you before making a trade.

Q: Will there be meal breaks during the tournament?
A: There will not be any meal breaks scheduled into the tournament.

Q: What happens if I am not done with my Match after 40 minutes? Updated Jun 01, 2018
A:

Sometimes a Match will not be finished when the time ends for a round. If this happens, it is both Duelists' responsibility to note whose turn it is when time is called. Duelists who require assistance with the End of Match procedures should raise their hand and call for a judge. The judge should be notified that the Match is ongoing and whose turn it is. The judge may or may not stay to supervise the End of Match procedure, but should ensure that both Duelists understand the following procedures.

End of Match procedures should follow these three (3) rules:

Rule #1: If time is called while Duelists are in the middle of a Game, the current Game must have a decision (Win, Loss, or Draw)
Rule #2: Once the current Game has concluded with a decision, determine the winner of the Match by determining the number of Game Wins (or Game Losses) each Duelist has for the current Match. The Duelist with the most Game Wins will win the Match.
Swiss Rounds: If both Duelists have the same number of Game Wins, or if time was called in between games of a Match when both Duelists had the same number of Game Wins, then the Match is a Draw.
Single-Elimination Rounds: If both Duelists have the same number of Game Wins, or if time is called in between Games of a Match while both Duelists have the same number of Game Wins, they will begin a new Duel with specific guidelines.

      • Neither Duelist may use his or her Side Deck. If time was called in between Games of a Match and at least one Duelist has already accessed his or her Side Deck, then both Duelists may use their Side Deck.
      • Duelists must use a random method (die roll, coin flip, etc.) to determine who will go first.
      • The Duel will continue for a total of four (4) turns, two (2) turns for each Duelist, unless a Duelist manages to win the Duel before the four (4) turns have concluded.
        • A "turn" is defined as the start of the Draw Phase until the end of the End Phase for a single Duelist.
      • Once the four (4) turns are completed, Life Point totals are compared and the Duelist with the highest Life Point total wins the Match.
      • If both Duelists' Life Points are the same after the four (4) turns are completed, then play will continue on a turn-by-turn basis, with the Duelist with the most Life Points at the end of a turn being declared the winner of that Game.

Rule #3: If a win condition occurs during End of Match Procedures, that Duelist wins the current Game.

Keeping these three (3) rules in mind, please follow these instructions when proceeding to End of Match procedures:

  • Continue with the current Phase of the Game. Once the Phase is over, stop the game.
  • Determine a Game Winner at this point, with the Duelist with the most Life Points winning the Game.
    • During Swiss Rounds, if both Duelists' Life Points are the same, the Game is a Draw. Compare Game Wins with the Duelist with the most Game Wins winning the Match. If the Game Win totals are the same, the Match is a Draw.
    • During Single-Elimination, if both Duelists' Life Points are the same at the end of the current Phase (Step 1 above), finish the current turn. If both Duelists' Life Points are the same at the end of the turn, then play will continue on a turn-by-turn basis, with the Duelist with the most Life Points at the end of a turn being declared the winner of that Game.
  • Match Draws cannot occur during Single-Elimination Rounds.

 

Q: Who should I contact if I have questions about the WCQ – Nationals or Dragon Duel Nationals?
A: You should contact the Tournament Organizer for your particular event.



Registration Information

Q: When can I register for the WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?
A: Contact the Tournament Organizer for your event for specifics on registration times and places.

Q: What will I need to bring in order to register?
A: Make sure you have all of the following, in order to register for the WCQ - Nationals:

  • Your KCGN ID (if you have lost your ID and cannot remember your number, we may be able to look it up on site).
  • Your entry fee if you have not earned an invite.
  • A proper form of identification, with your name and photo. A driver's license, school ID, or passports are all acceptable forms of identification. If entering the WCQ – Dragon Duel National proof of age must be stated in the identification provided.
  • Please follow onsite instructions on how and when the Deck List collection process will occur. To download an editable Deck List click on this link: https://www.yugioh-card.com/lat-am/events/forms/KDE_DeckList.pdf. Duelists will need to complete a Registration form to register for the WCQ - Nationals. The Tournament Organizer will have some available on site. To download the KDE Registration form, click on this https://www.yugioh-card.com/lat-am/events/forms/KDE_RegistrationSheet.pdf

 


Invitations

Q: Do I need an invitation to participate in the WCQ – Nationals or Dragon Duel Nationals?
A: Latin America WCQ - National tournaments, including Dragon Duel Nationals, are open events, you do not need to have an invitation in order to participate.

Q. I qualified for either the South America WCQ or the Central America WCQ via a Regional Qualifier or Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament. Do I get a discount if I attend the WCQ - Nationals?
A: Duelists who have already previously earned an invite to either the South America WCQ or Central America WCQ may participate in the WCQ - Nationals without paying an entry fee. If you do so, you will not be eligible for any participation booster pack prizing for the event.

Q. I qualified for either the South America WCQ – Dragon Duel or the Central America WCQ – Dragon Duel via a Dragon Duel at a Regional Qualifier, or Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament. Will I be charged an entry fee if I attend the WCQ – Dragon Duel Nationals?
A: No, all Dragon Duel events are free of charge as long as proper identification is provided with proof of age.  Duelists entering a WCQ – Dragon Duel National must be born 2006 or later.

Q: If I qualified in a Dragon Duel tournament (for players born 2006 or later) can I play in the regular WCQ - Nationals?
A: Yes, if you received an invite at a Dragon Duel tournament, you may choose to participate in the regular WCQ – Nationals.  You do not need to pay an entry fee, but please note that you will not be eligible to receive the participation packs, and you will not be able to participate in the Dragon Duel National.

Q: How and when will I receive my invite?
A: The list of players who have earned invites to their WCQ - Nationals is posted online https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/wcq_invite_list.html. You will not receive a physical invitation, or an invitation through email or postal mail – you will be entered into the invite list database.

A list of the Dragon Duel invites can be found here:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/wcq_invite_list.html

Q: What should I do if I can't find my name on KDE's online invite list?       
A: First, look at the Regional Qualifier list. Events that are highlighted in blue and marked with an asterisk have had their results updated to the invite list. Here is a link where you can access the Regional Qualifier list:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/regionals_locations_lat-am.html.

 

Check the invite list carefully, to see if you have missed seeing your name. Look at the KCGN ID numbers as well. If you do not see your name and the event at which you qualified is highlighted in blue, you should email la-opsupport@konami.com and ask. Please provide your full name, KCGN ID number, and the date and location of the event at which you qualified, along with your question, so we can answer you quickly and efficiently.

If you see an error in your name or KCGN ID, you can also report this to la-opsupport@konami.com. Make sure to include your full name, KCGN ID, and the date and location of the event at which you qualified.



Public Events

Q: Will there be Public Events?
A: Yes, here is the list for Public Events for each country's WCQ - Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals

Argentina WCQ – Nationals

Name

Entry Fee**

# of Participants

Format

Participation Prizing

Prizing

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling*

840 ARG per team

64 Teams

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

1 Booster Packs per team member

1st Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Secret Rares

2nd Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Ultra Rares

3rd/4th Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Super Rares

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!*

840 ARG

32

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

3 Booster Pack

1st Place: Oversized Yu-Gi-Oh! Card
2nd–3rd Place: Oversized
Yu-Gi-Oh! Card (half the size of 1st place)

Structure Deck Tournament

930 ARG

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Structure Deck

1st Place: Structure Deck Tournament Game Mat

Starter Deck Tournament

930 ARG

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Starter Deck

1st Place: Starter Deck Game Mat

Win-A-Mat

280 ARG

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Booster Pack

1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat

Public Events Playoff*

Free

4 per Playoff

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

 

1st Place: Super Rare copy of the YCS prize card.

 

 Mexico WCQ – Nationals

Name

Entry Fee**

# of Participants

Format

Participation Prizing

Prizing

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling*

 

 

270 MXN per team

64 Teams

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

1 Booster Packs per team member

1st Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Secret Rares

2nd Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Ultra Rares

3rd/4th Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Super Rares

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!*

 

270 MXN

32

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

3 Booster Packs

1st Place: Oversized Yu-Gi-Oh! Card

2nd–3rd Place: Oversized
Yu-Gi-Oh! Card (half the size of 1st place)

Structure Deck Tournament

      200 MXN

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Structure Deck

1st Place: Structure Deck Tournament Game Mat

Starter Deck Tournament

200 MXN

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Starter Deck

1st Place: Starter Deck Game Mat

Win-A-Mat

90 MXN

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Booster Pack

1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat

Public Events Playoff*

Free

4 per Playoff

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

 

1st Place: Super Rare copy of the YCS prize card.

Brazil WCQ – Nationals

Name

Entry Fee**

# of Participants

Format

Participation Prizing

Prizing

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling*

R$50​,00 per team

64 Teams

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

1 Booster Packs per team member

1st Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Secret Rares

2nd Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Ultra Rares

3rd/4th Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Super Rares

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!*

R$50,00

32

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

3 Booster Packs

1st Place: Oversized Yu-Gi-Oh! Card

2nd–3rd Place: Oversized
Yu-Gi-Oh! Card (half the size of 1st place)

Structure Deck Tournament

R$50,00

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Structure Deck

1st Place: Structure Deck Tournament Game Mat

Starter Deck Tournament

R$50,00

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Starter Deck

1st Place: Starter Deck Game Mat

Win-A-Mat

R$17,00

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Booster Pack

1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat

Public Events Playoff*

Free

4 per Playoff

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

1st Place: Super Rare copy of the YCS prize card.

Chile WCQ – Nationals

Name

Entry Fee**

# of Participants

Format

Participation Prizing

Prizing

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling*

8400 CLP per team

64 Teams

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

1 Booster Packs per team member

1st Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Secret Rares

2nd Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Ultra Rares

3rd/4th Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Super Rares

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!*

8400 CLP

32

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

3 Booster Packs

1st Place: Oversized Yu-Gi-Oh! Card
2nd–3rd Place: Oversized
Yu-Gi-Oh! Card (half the size of 1st place)

Structure Deck Tournament

7500 CLP

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Structure Deck

1st Place: Structure Deck Tournament Game Mat

Starter Deck Tournament

7500 CLP

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Starter Deck

1st Place: Starter Deck Game Mat

Win-A-Mat

2800 CLP

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Booster Pack

1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat

Public Events Playoff*

Free

4 per Playoff

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

 

1st Place: Super Rare copy of the YCS prize card.

Trinidad & Tobago WCQ – Nationals

Name

Entry Fee**

# of Participants

Format

Participation Prizing

Prizing

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling*

150 TTD per team

64 Teams

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

1 Booster Packs per team member

1st Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Secret Rares

2nd Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Ultra Rares

3rd/4th Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Super Rares

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!*

150 TTD

32

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

3 Booster Packs

1st Place: Oversized Yu-Gi-Oh! Card
2nd–3rd Place: Oversized
Yu-Gi-Oh! Card (half the size of 1st place)

Structure Deck Tournament

140 TTD

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Structure Deck

1st Place: Structure Deck Tournament Game Mat

Starter Deck Tournament

120 TTD

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Starter Deck

1st Place: Starter Deck Game Mat

Win-A-Mat

50 TTD

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Booster Pack

1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat

Public Events Playoff*

Free

4 per Playoff

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

 

1st Place: Super Rare copy of the YCS prize card.

All remaining countries

Bolivia
Colombia
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Guatemala
Nicaragua
Peru
Venezuela

    • Sealed Starter Deck Tournament
    • Sealed Structure Deck Tournament
    • Win-A-Mat

Please check with your Tournament Organizer for schedule and entry fee.

Q: What are the point values for the Public Events?
A:

Event

Participation Points

Additional Points for Winning

Dragon Duel

3

3

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling

3

3

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

2

2

Structure Deck Tournament

3

3

Starter Deck Tournament

3

3

Win-A-Mat

1

1

 

Duelists must be present for the start of the first round of each event for which they register, in order to receive the entry points. You cannot register in more than one event at a time. If you register for an event while you are still enrolled in a previous event, you will forfeit all Public Event points for all events in which you are simultaneously registered.

Q: What is the Public Events playoff? (Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Trinidad & Tobago and Brazil only)
A: The Public Events playoff gives 8 hopeful Duelists a chance to win their very own copy of the coveted YCS Prize Cards! There are two different playoffs, each of which awards the YCS Prize Cards to the winner.

Playoff 1: The four Duelists who have accumulated the highest number of Public Event points will play two rounds of Single-Elimination to determine a winner, who will receive a Super Rare copy of the YCS Prize Card. In case of a points total tie, the selection will be made by random drawing from the tied competitors. 

Playoff 2: Four names will be drawn at random from all Public Events entrants over the course of the weekend. These four competitors will then play two rounds of Single-Elimination to determine a winner, who will receive a Super Rare copy of the YCS Prize Card.

 


Card Legality

Q: What cards are legal for play?
A: Please check the "Products" page online at https://www.yugioh-card.com/lat-am/products/ for the most current legality dates of Yu-Gi-Oh! product releases, prior to preparing your Deck for the event.

Also check this link for the current legality of all promotional cards https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/cardlegality.html.

Q: Can I use OCG cards (cards printed for use in Japan and other Asian territories) in my Deck?
A: No, cards printed for Asian markets are not legal for play in TCG tournaments, even if you have a translation available.

Q: Can I use foreign language cards in my Deck?
A: You may use foreign-language copies of legal-for-play cards printed for the TCG market, as long as you can show an official translation of the card when asked to do so by an opponent or tournament official.  Translations do not have to be a local language version of the card.  An official translation written down or printed is acceptable.  If you want to use a local language version of the card as your translation, you must keep that card outside of your Deck box.  For English or Spanish language cards, you are not required to have an official translation (with the exception of Brazil and Trinidad & Tobago, Spanish cards will need English translation).  Portuguese cards do not require a translation for the Brazilian National.

 


Miscellaneous

Q: I want to judge at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, instead of competing as a player – how do I request to participate?
A: If you're interested in judging at a WCQ - Nationals, please contact the Tournament Organizer for the event. In order to judge at a WCQ - National, you must have passed the RC-1 test and then register as a judge in the KDE Judge Program.  If you have questions about the Judge Program, you may email us-judgesupport@konami.com.

Q: Will there be vendors on site so I can buy single cards, supplies and sell my cards?
A: Please contact your National organizer for information on on-site vendors.

Q: I want to vend at the WCQ – Nationals, whom should I contact?
A: Please contact the organizer for the National you are interested in vending at.

Q: Can I buy and sell from other people at the event?
A: Duelists are not allowed to buy or sell from one another at the WCQ - Nationals. If you do so, you risk incurring penalties, including being disqualified and removed from the event.

Q: Where can I get food and drinks during the tournament?
A: All Nationals are selected to be in a player friendly area but please contact the organizer for the National you are participating at for detailed information.

Q: Can I get a KCGN ID number at the WCQ - Nationals or will I need to have one before I attend the event?
A: If you previously had a COSSY ID, that same number will carry over as your CARD GAME ID. You will still need to register online at https://cardgame-network.konami.net/.

If you do not remember your previous 10-digit ID, a registration staff member on-site should be able to assist in finding your correct ID. Duelists should avoid acquiring new CARD GAME IDs if the previous ID can be found.

If you do not have a CARD GAME ID number, you can get one by registering online at https://cardgame-network.konami.net/.

Duelists are not required to have their actual CARD GAME ID card to participate, though it is encouraged

Q: Will there be coverage at any of the Latin America WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals?
A: There will not be any online coverage at any of the Latin America WCQ – Nationals and Dragon Duel Nationals.

 

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