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Konami Presents: Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series
Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Lima, Peru – FAQ
UPDATED: 9/6/19
When:
November 2nd – November 3rd , 2019
Where:
Centro de Convenciones Maria Angola
Av. la Paz 603Miraflores 15074, Peru

YCS Information

  • What happens at a Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event?
  • When is the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Lima, Peru?
  • Where is the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Lima, Peru?
  • When does my team have to turn in our Deck lists for the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Lima, Peru?
  • When can my team register for the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Lima, Peru?
  • What time does the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series –  Lima, Peru start?
  • What are the prizes for the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • Are there Participation prizes for the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series –  Lima, Peru?
  • If I make the Top Cut will I earn World Qualifying Points at the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Lima, Peru?
  • How much does it cost to enter the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • How do I obtain the Yu-Gi-Oh! Spell & Trap Dice?
  • Are there any pack prizes apart from the four packs that everyone gets?
  • What is the format for the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • How many rounds will the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series have?
  • How many Teams will advance to Day 2?
  • How many Teams will advance to the Top Cut?
  • Can my teammates and I communicate during a match at the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • What will I need to bring to a Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament?
  • If I've never been to a Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament, what should I expect?
  • I will be bringing my children to the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series.  Is there anything I should know?
  • Will the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Lima, Peru have Yu-Gi-Oh! Very Important Players (VIPs) and how do teams qualify to be one?
  • How does VIP Status work at the TEAM Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • Will the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series have the Bounty Feature?
  • Will there be meal breaks during the tournament?
  • What if someone who came with me does not know how to play?
  • What happens if a match is not done after 40 minutes?
  • Who should I contact if I have questions about the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Lima, Peru?

Public Events

  • Will there be Public Events?
  • What are the point values for the Public Events?
  • What is a Swiss Round Tournament?
  • What is a Single-Elimination Tournament?
  • How do I earn Ultimate Duelist Series Points at the YCS?
  • What is the Advanced Constructed Format Dragon Duel?
  • What are the prizes for the Advanced Constructed Format Dragon Duel?
  • What is the Format for the Casual Sealed Deck Dragon Duel?
  • What are the prizes for the Casual Sealed Deck Dragon Duel?
  • Does the Casual Sealed Deck Dragon Duel affect the Dragon Duel Championship Tournament?
  • What is the YCS Dragon Duel Championship?
  • What is the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • Who is eligible for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • When can I register for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • What time does the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series start?
  • How many rounds will the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series have?
  • How much does it cost to enter the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • What is the format for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • What are the rules for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • What are the prizes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • What are the rules for 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling?
  • What are the rules for the Structure Deck Tournaments?
  • What are the rules for the Starter Deck Tournaments?
  • What are the Rules for the Charity Tournament?
  • What are the rules for the Speed Duel Starter Deck Tournaments?
  • What are the rules for the Speed Duel Sealed Pack Tournaments?
  • What are the rules for the Speed Duel Constructed Tournaments?
  • What are the rules for Duel Links Tournaments?
  • What is the Public Events playoff?
  • What is the Prize Wall?

Invitations

  • Do I need an invitation to participate in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • If I qualified in a Dragon Duel tournament (for players born in 2006 or later) can I play in the regular World Championship Qualifier?
  • How and when will I receive my Dragon Duel WCQ Invite?
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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?

Travel

  • What is the closest airport to the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Lima, Peru?
  • What's the best way to get to the tournament from the airport or bus station?
  • Are there any nearby hotels?
  • Do I need a visa to enter Peru if I am from a different country?

Miscellaneous

  • I want to judge at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, instead of competing as a player – how do I request to participate?
  • Will there be vendors on site so I can buy single cards and supplies and sell my cards?
  • Can I buy and sell from other people at the event?
  • I want to vend at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, whom should I contact?
  • Where can I get food and drinks during the tournament?
  • When will the schedule for other Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournaments be posted?
  • Can I get a Card Game ID number at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament, or will I need to have one before I attend the event?
  • Will there be coverage of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • What items are prohibited at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • What if I lost an item at the tournament?

 


Team YCS Information

Q: What happens at a Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event?

A: These are big, exciting 2-day team events that take place from Saturday to Sunday.  Duelists from all over will attend these events to compete for exclusive prizes and spend the weekend Dueling, trading, and hanging out with hundreds of other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.

In addition to the main Team Championship Series tournament there are numerous Public Events, including tournaments specifically for Duelists born 2006 or later, and Regional Qualifier tournaments.  Competitive or casual, there is something for everyone to do at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series weekend event.

Q: When is the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Lima, Peru?

A: 

Pre-Registration

November 1st, 2019

Main Event

November 2nd – November 3rd , 2019

Q: Where is the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Lima, Peru?

A:           
Location: Centro de Convenciones Maria Angola
Av. la Paz 603Miraflores 15074, Peru

Q: When does my team have to turn in our Deck lists for the Team YCS?

A: At Team YCS Lima, Peru, we will be collecting your Deck List at registration.  This means that all team members must have a completed Deck List ready to hand in when registering for the YCS.  There will be one exception to this; if a team Pre-Registers on Friday, November 1st, you can turn in your Deck List when you Pre-Register or no later than 9:30 AM Saturday November 2nd or the team will be awarded at least a first round Game Loss and will not be allowed to participate until a legal Deck List has been properly submitted. Once a Deck List has been submitted it can no longer be changed.

You can find a copy of the official Konami Deck List located here:
https://www.yugioh-card.com/lat-am/events/forms/KDE_DeckList.pdf

There is a very helpful article on our strategy site that will help you fill out your Deck List properly.  Just follow the link here:
https://www.konami.com/yugioh/articles/?p=3534

This Deck List can be downloaded and filled out on your computer and printed out at home for your convenience.    

Q: When can my team register for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Lima, Peru?

A:  All teams will have two opportunities to register for the Main Event. Teams can register for the Main Event during Pre-Registration on Friday, November 1st from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM or during Registration on Saturday, November 2nd from 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM. If your team chooses to pre-register for the event on Friday, you will not need to show up and register on Saturday morning. Simply show up Saturday morning no later than 9:30 AM if you still need to turn in your Deck List, or by 9:45 AM if you have already handed in your Deck List, and your team will already be on the list for the 1st Round. The Player Meeting will occur while teams are seated for the 1st Round of play, before play begins.

During Pre-Registration, players whose team has submitted their Deck List AND pre-registered for the Main Event will receive a Pre-Registration Dice.  This Dice will only be made available during Pre-Registration at our YCS events; all members of the team MUST register the Friday prior to the YCS and all team members must submit completed Deck Lists during Pre-Registration in order for the team to qualify for this prize.

Q: What time does the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Lima, Peru start?

A:  November 1st
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM:         Pre-Registration for Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Lima, Peru

November 2nd
8:00 AM – 9:45 AM:        Registration for Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Lima, Peru
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM:        Teams who Pre-Registered must turn in Deck List
10:00 AM:                       Start of Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Lima, Peru - Day 1

November 3rd   9:00 AM:             Start of Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Lima, Peru - Day 2

Q: What are the prizes for the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A:

Place

Prizes

1st Place Team

Ultra Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card per team member
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Trophy per team member
YCS Branded Premium Messenger Bag per team member
Nintendo SWITCH ™ per team member with Custom YCS Switch Case
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution
Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat per team member
20 Ultimate Duelist Series Points, World Qualifying Points per team member

2nd Place Team

Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card per team member
YCS Branded Premium Messenger Bag per team member
Nintendo SWITCH ™ per team member with Custom YCS Switch Case
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution
Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat per team member
10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points, World Qualifying Points per team member

3rd Place Team

Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card per team member
Nintendo SWITCH ™ per team member with Custom YCS Switch Case
Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat per team member
10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points, World Qualifying Points per team member

4th Place Team

Nintendo SWITCH ™ per team member with Custom YCS Switch Case
Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat per team member
10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points, World Qualifying Points per team member

5th-8th Place Teams

24 booster packs of the current booster release per team member
Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat per team member
10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points, World Qualifying Points per team member

9th-16th Place Teams

Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat per team member
10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points, World Qualifying Points per team member

2019-2020 YCS Prize Card
Duel Link Dragon, The Duel Dragon

2019-2020 YCS Top Cut Game Mat

Q: Are there Participation prizes for the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series –  Lima, Peru?

A: Yes! Each team that registers will receive a set of the 3 participation Game Mats (while supplies last)  

Team YCS Lima Participation Game Mats

Q: If I make the Top Cut will I earn World Qualifying Points at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A: Yes, all the Duelists that make the Top Cut at the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event will earn World Qualifying Points.

Please see the Worlds Qualifying Points Page for the current leader board here and Frequently Asked Questions here.

Q: How much does it cost to enter the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A: The entry fee for the tournament is S/180(Peruvian Nuevo Sol) per team (S/60 per player). With your entry fee, you will receive four (4) booster packs ofthe current booster release (Chaos Impact).

Cash will be the only methods of payment accepted for payment into the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series and all Public Events. Gift Cards and Checks will not be accepted.
Q: How do I obtain the Yu-Gi-Oh! Spell & Trap Dice Dice?

A: All teams that pre-register and turn in their valid Deck Lists on Friday, November 1st will receive one of the Yu-Gi-Oh! branded Spell & Trap Dice *.

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

Q: Are there any pack prizes apart from the four (4) packs that everyone gets?

A: 5th-8th Place Teams will receive 24 booster packs per team member of the current set (Chaos Impact).  This is the only product prize, outside of the four (4) participation packs, that will be awarded.

Q: What is the format for the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Lima, Peru?

A: Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournaments are Constructed events, which means each team member must bring his or her own Deck to compete. Decks must be constructed per the latest Advanced Format guidelines. (See here for more information: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/limited/index.html. ) The Forbidden & Limited list is updated periodically; refer to the "UPDATED" date on that page to ensure your Deck matches the current format.

Q: How many rounds will the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series have?

A: The total number of teams once Registration closes on Saturday morning will determine the number of rounds that are played.

Number of Teams

Number of Players

Number of Swiss Rounds

Swiss Rounds Day 1

Swiss Rounds Day 2

Playoff Top Cut

17- 32

51 – 96 Duelists

5 Rounds

5 Rounds

None

Top 4 teams

33 – 64

99 – 192 Duelists

6 Rounds

6 Rounds

None

Top 8 teams

65 – 128

195 – 384 Duelists

7 Rounds

7 Rounds

None

Top 16 teams

129 – 256

387 – 768 Duelists

8 Rounds

8 Rounds

None

Top 16 teams

257 – 512

771 – 1536 Duelists

9 Rounds

7 Rounds

2 Round

Top 16 teams

How many Teams will advance to Day 2?

A: If there are 32 teams or less registered for the YCS, then the Top 4 teams will advance to Day 2.

If there are 33 - 64 teams registered for the YCS, then the Top 8 teams will advance to Day 2.

If there are 65 - 128 teams registered for the YCS, then the Top 16 teams will advance to Day 2.

If there are 129 - 256 teams registered for the YCS, then the Top 16 teams will advance to Day 2.

If there are 257 - 512 teams registered for the YCS, then the Top 64 teams OR all Teams with 13 Points, whichever is larger, will advance to Day 2.

Q: How many Teams will advance to the Top Cut?

A: If there are 32 or less teams, the tournament will cut to Top 4 after all rounds of Swiss are completed.  If the Top Cut is 4 teams, prizes will be awarded down to 4th place teams.

If there are 33 – 64 teams, the tournament will cut to Top 8 after all rounds of Swiss are completed. If the Top Cut is 8 teams, prizes will be awarded down to 8th place teams.

If there are 65 or more teams, the tournament will cut to Top 16 after all rounds of Swiss are completed.

Q: Can my teammates and I communicate during a match at the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A: Duelists on the same team can communicate with each other under the following conditions:
•     Neither player leaves their seat in order to communicate
•     If a Duelist's Match has concluded and they are communicating with a teammate that is still in an ongoing Duel, they do not hinder the ability of Judges, Staff, or other Duelists to get through the aisles.
•     The communication does not significantly slow down the pace of any ongoing Match.
•     The communication does not interrupt another ongoing Match.
•     The communication is verbal. Written notes cannot be used to communicate between Duelists.
•             Duelists are responsible for their individual gameplay decisions and actions during their Match. Teammates can offer advice or suggestions, but they cannot make final decisions outside of their own Match.
•      There will be no sharing of cards or fields between teammates. Each Duelist will play their own opponent.

Q: What will I need to bring to a Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament?

A: You should bring a tournament-legal Deck as described above, along with 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.  If you have a Card Game ID number, you should bring your number and barcode. You should bring a form of personal identification with a picture. You'll also need the entry fee for the tournament, as well as money for your incidentals (food, drinks, Public Events, etc.).

Q: If I've never been to a Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament, what should I expect?

A: Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series are among the biggest of all Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments, and attract Duelists of all ages and skill levels.  Many Duelists travel great distances to attend the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, so you can expect to meet hundreds of fellow Yu-Gi-Oh! fans from all over.

There are a lot of things you should do to make sure you are prepared before heading to the tournament.
Read over the list of things you will need for the tournament, and make sure you have everything.
You'll have a better time at the event if you don't have too many bulky or heavy possessions to carry around, as it can get crowded there on the floor.  Think ahead while you are planning what to bring with you.

When you get to the event, all team members will need to register at the same time in order to play. Your team can register on Friday from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM, or you can register on the morning of the event.  If all members of your team live in the area or arrive early enough on Friday, you should definitely register then. It will save you a lot of time the following morning.

If you need to register on the day of the event, get there early! Registration will open at 8:00 AM, and there will already be a line of people waiting. You'll need to be in line by 9:45 AM, or you will not be able to enter the tournament when it begins. We will have to start without your team, to make sure the event begins on time – you'll still be able to play, but your team will not be able to enter the tournament until the second round begins and you will start with a Round One Match loss.

To register, every team member will  need a Registration form, a form of ID, CARD GAME ID (formerly known as COSSY ID) for every team member if you have one already, and the entry fee for the tournament.  You can get a Registration form at the event, or you can get one to print at home before the tournament by clicking on this link:

https://www.yugioh-card.com/lat-am/events/forms/KDE_RegistrationSheet.pdf

Make sure your Team Registration form is filled out completely before you reach the registration station. 

Each team member will also need a Card Game ID card – this is the ID number used to track you in the tournament. If you don't already have one, you will be able to get one at the tournament. Look for the Card Game ID station and get a card before you try to register.

If you have a Card Game ID and have lost or forgotten it, you can ask the Card Game ID station to look it up for you. If you've played in a previous event, they may be able to retrieve your number. The Card Game ID station is kept separately from the Registration stations, so if you do not have a Card Game ID number or need it looked up, be sure to go to the Card Game ID station before getting in line to register.

Once everyone in the team has completed the Registration form and has a Card Game ID, you can register for the tournament.

Each team member will also need a Deck List. A Deck List is required to participate in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament.  You can get a Deck List form at the event when you register, or you can download one to fill out ahead of time by clicking on this link:

https://www.yugioh-card.com/lat-am/events/forms/KDE_DeckList.pdf

This is an editable PDF, so you will be able to type the card names in this form, which should help as your Deck List needs to be legible and complete – write the name of each card in full, and write down how many copies you have in your Deck.

  • Make sure your name and Card Game ID are on your Deck List.
  • Make sure your Deck List exactly matches your Deck.

For some helpful tips on how to properly complete your Deck List, check out the following article on the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Strategy Site.

https://www.konami.com/yugioh/articles/?p=3534

Deck Lists for all team members will be collected at Registration. Make sure your team has their Deck Lists ready before you reach the front of the Registration line. Once a Deck list has been submitted it can no longer be changed.

Duelists are responsible for paying attention to information from judges and/or tournament staff in order to understand what is going on. If Duelists have questions about the event either beforehand or while they are there, they should check with the Event Manager.  

Before heading to the event, all Duelists should read over the KDE-US Tournament Policy and Penalty Guidelines carefully.   These documents tell you what you can and cannot do at an event, and give you a good idea of what to expect.  You may find these Guidelines by clicking the following links. 

Official KDE-US Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Tournament Policy:
https://img.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/penalty_guide/Official_KDE-US_YGO_TCG_Tournament_Policy_v2.pdf
Official KDE-US Tournament Penalty Guidelines:
https://img.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/penalty_guide/Penalty_Guidelines_v_2018June01.pdf
Remember, there is much more to do at a YCS than just compete in the main tournament.  There are lots of Public Events, vendors buying and selling cards, and other Duelists to trade with. Read over the FAQ carefully, and you'll be off to a great start.

Q: I will be bringing my children to the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series.  Is there anything I should know?

A: If your child was born in 2006 or later, there is a special tournament each day just for this age group, called a Dragon Duel.  You can find more information about Dragon Duels in the Public Events section of this FAQ.

We will have a Parents' Area available, where parents can relax while their children are occupied in the tournament.  This area is open only to parents and their children. You are not required to stay on site, but we strongly recommend that you do, especially if your children are young or 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 the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series have Yu-Gi-Oh! Very Important Players (VIPs) and how do teams qualify to be one?

A: Yes! We will have VIPs at the Team YCS Lima, Peru. To qualify as a Yu-Gi-Oh! VIP,  Duelists are encouraged to form their teams and attend one of several VIP Qualifier tournaments hosted by select OTS before the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series. You can find information on those qualifiers here: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/specialevents.html. The same three (3) team members who play and qualify at a VIP Qualifier must play as a team at the Team YCS.  There can be no swapping of team members at the Team YCS.  A team who wins a VIP Qualifier or has a UDS Champion who brings their Championship Belt to the Team YCS earns the following benefits as VIP:

  • FREE entry to the Team YCS and any participation prizes normally awarded, (participation packs, Spell & Trap Dice, etc.) if applicable.
  • VIP Registration. Let a line control staff member know you are a VIP team and you will be escorted to the front of the line.
  • Two-Round Bye at the Team YCS (VIP teams start the tournament in Round 3 with a 2-0 record (2 Wins and 0 losses)
  • Assigned Seating throughout the course of the Team YCS Main Event in a VIP Section
  • Brief Team Profile on the YCS Coverage Site if event has live coverage, https://yugiohblog.konami.com/

Please note that all VIP teams must still register on time, and be present on site during the Player Meeting. If you need to register on the day of the event, get there early! Registration will open at 8:00 AM. All team members need to be in the VIP line by 9:45 AM, or your team will not be able to enter the tournament when round 3 begins. We will have to start Round 3 without you for tardiness – you'll still be able to play, but you will not be able to enter the tournament until the fourth round begins and you will start with a Round 3 Match loss for not registering on time.

Q: How does VIP Status work at the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A: A team can obtain VIP Status for this event either by winning a Team YCS VIP Qualifier or by having at least one (1) UDS Champion in the team. A VIP Team will enjoy some of the benefits of having VIP Status (specifically, the 2 round BYE and static seating).  If a team has VIP status because one of its members is a UDS Invitational Champion, only the VIP player will receive FREE entry into the event. All non-VIP team members will still have to pay the entry fee as normal. There will be a designated VIP Area and the team will receive a 2 round BYE.

Q: Will the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series have the Bounty Feature?

A: Yes! We will be including the Bounty Feature forthe Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series. At the start of the tournament, a certain number of Teams will be selected and tagged with Konami lanyards.  Each lanyard will bear a number, from 1 to 10. Each of these Bounty Teams will begin the tournament with a stack of booster packs (6 packs per round) allotted to all team members.  So, for a 10-round tournament, the total Bounty on each Team would be 60 booster packs.

At the start of each round, 6 packs will be removed from each Bounty Team's total, and placed in their Bounty Pile. If the Bounty Team wins, each team member receives 1 of the packs from the Bounty Pile, leaving the rest in the pile. If the Bounty Team loses, the opponents claim all of the packs in the Bounty Pile. At the end of each round, both the Bounty Team and the opponent team must come up to the main stage so the winners can collect the packs.

The longer a Bounty Team goes undefeated, the more packs your team can win if you beat them. If the Bounty Team goes undefeated, they will keep all the packs in their Bounty. Bounty Teams are not eliminated by a loss. Once a team has been tagged, they become a Bounty Team for as long as they participate in the event.  The lanyard is theirs to keep.

Bounty Teams are chosen for a variety of reasons – including past performances at events of at least one of their members, running an innovative or exciting Deck, or maybe for wearing a really eye-catching hat.  Only teams who have pre-registered for the tournament will be selected as a Bounty Duelist.If your team is chosen, you don't have to participate if you would rather not join in.

Q: Will there be meal breaks during the tournament?

A: There will not be any meal breaks scheduled into the tournament.

Q:  What if someone who came with me does not know how to play?

A: If someone who is attending the Team YCS that does not know how to play Yu-Gi-Oh!, do not worry.  We will have capable volunteers on site who will be more than happy to teach them how to play.

Q: What happens if I am not done with my Match after 40 minutes?

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.
      • 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 Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Lima, Peru?

A:           
               
Name: Walter Medina
Company: Battle City

E-mail: wacho77@hotmail.com

 


Public Events

Q: Will there be Public Events?
A:

Saturday, November 2nd

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ongoing)

2020 Regional Qualifiers (16-player flights)  

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ongoing)

Battle City Tournaments (16-player flights)

1:00 PM – 5:00PM (ongoing)

Duel Links Tournaments

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ongoing)

Speed Duel Sealed Starter Deck Tournaments

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ongoing)

Speed Duel Constructed Tournaments

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ongoing)

Speed Duel Sealed Pack Tournament

1:00 PM – 5:00PM (ongoing) 

Structure Deck Tournaments (8-player flights)

1:00 PM – 5:00PM (ongoing)

Starter Deck Tournaments (8-player flights) 

1:00 PM – 5:00PM (ongoing)

Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers (8-Player Flights)

1:00 PM – 5:00PM (ongoing)

Win-A-Mat (8-Player flights)

11:00 AM

Dragon Duel Tournament (Born 2006 or later)

1:00 PM

Dragon Duel Casual Sealed (Born 2006 or later)

3:00 PM

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

Sunday, November 3rd

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)

2020 Regional Qualifiers (16-player flights)  

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)

Battle City Tournaments (16-player flights)

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)

Duel Links Tournaments

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)

Speed Duel Sealed Starter Deck Tournaments

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)

Speed Duel Constructed Tournaments

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)

Speed Duel Sealed Pack Tournament

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)

Structure Deck Tournaments (8-player flights)

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)

Starter Deck Tournaments (8-player flights) 

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)

Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers (8-Player Flights)

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)

Win-A-Mat (8-Player flights)

10:00 AM  

3 vs. 3 Team Tournament

12:00 PM 

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

11:00 AM 

Dragon Duel Tournament (Born 2006 or later)

1:00 PM

Dragon Duel Casual Sealed (Born 2006 or later)

1:00 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh! Charity Event

2:00 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series

3:45 PM 

Cut-off to earn points for Public Events Playoffs   

4:00 PM 

Public Event Playoffs

4:30 PM

YCS Dragon Duel Championship Playoff

Registration for ongoing Public Events begins at the event's start time. Registration for all non-ongoing Public Events begins approximately one hour before the event is scheduled to begin.

Name

Entry Fee**

# of Participants

Format

Participation Prizing

Prizing

16 Player 2020 Regional Qualifiers*

S/30

16

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

2 Booster Packs

1st Place: An invite to the 2020 World Championship Qualifier, Regional Deck Box, and 2020 Regional Game Mat

Battle City Tournaments

S/30

16

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

2 Booster Packs

1st Place: Battle City Game Mat
2nd – 4th Place: Battle City Token Card

Duel Links Tournaments

S/15

8

Duel Links Format
Single-Elimination

1 Booster Pack

1st Place: Lion Pin
2nd Place: Ox Pin
3rd & 4th Place: Bear Pin

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling*

S/45 per team

64 Teams

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling Format – Single Elimination

1 Booster Pack 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!!*

S/ 45  

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)

Speed Duel Sealed Starter Deck

 S/ 40

4

Speed Duel Sealed –
Single-Elimination

Speed
Duel Starter Deck

1st Place: Duel Links Coin

Speed Duel Constructed Tournament

S/ 30  

8

Speed Duel Constructed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

4 Speed Duel Booster Packs

1st Place: Speed Duel Game Mat, Scorepad and 2 Speed Duel Tournament Packs
2nd Place: 2 Speed Duel Tournament Packs

Speed Duel Sealed Pack Tournament

S/ 75  

8

Speed Duel Sealed Format – Single-Elimination
(Ongoing)

10 Speed Duel Booster Packs

1st Place: Speed Duel Game Mat, Scorepad and 2 Speed Duel Tournament Packs
2nd Place: 2 Speed Duel Tournament Packs

Structure Deck Tournaments

S/45   

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Structure Deck

1st Place: Structure Deck Tournament Game Mat

Starter Deck Tournaments

S/40  

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Starter Deck

1st Place: Starter Deck Tournament Game Mat

Yu-Gi-Oh! Charity Event

1 Toy Donation See below for details

Unlimited-

Advanced Format
Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

2 Booster Packs

4-0: 16 Booster Packs
3-1: 8 Booster Packs
2-2: 4 Booster Packs
1-3: 2 Booster Packs

Dragon Duel Constructed*

Free

Unlimited

Advanced Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

1 Score Pad

Top 4 receive an invite to 2020 World Championship Qualifier, Dragon Duel Championship, 2020 Regional Game Mat, and a Dragon Duel Medal
.

Dragon Duel Casual Sealed

Free

Unlimited

Speed Duel Sealed – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

Speed Duel Starter Deck

1st Place: Duel Links coin

Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) Qualifiers

S/30

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

2 Booster Pack and 1 UDS Lanyard

1st Place: UDS Qualifier Winner Pin & 20 UDS Points

Win-A-Mat

S/ 15 

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Booster Pack

1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat

Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series

S/90per team

64 teams

Advanced Format – Swiss, Playoff Top Cut

2 Booster Packs per team member

1st Place: Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series Plaque presented to the OTS
12 Booster Packs per team member
Uncut 4 x 4 sheet per team member
2nd Place: 9 Booster Packs per team member
Uncut 4 x 4 sheet per team member
3rd  Place: 6 Booster Packs per team member
Uncut 4 x 4 sheet per team member

YCS Dragon Duel Championship Playoff*

Free

2

Advanced Format – 1 Match

 

1st Place: YCS Dragon Duel Champion Trophy & a Super Rare set of the Darklords YCS Prize Cards

Public Events Playoff*

Free

4 per Playoff

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

 

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

*Deck Lists are required.

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

Event

Participation Points

Additional Points for Winning

3 vs 3 Team Duel

3

3

Dragon Duel

3

3

Starter Deck Tournament

3

3

Structure Deck Tournament

3

3

Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series

3

3

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

2

2

Battle City Tournament

2

2

Regional Qualifier Flights

2

2

Speed Duel Events

2

2

UDS Qualifier

2

2

Win-A-Mat

1

1

No Public Event Points are awarded to the following events:


Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Main Event

Dragon Duel Casual Sealed

YCS Dragon Duel Championship

Yu-Gi-Oh! Charity Event

Duel Links Tournament

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 a Swiss Round Tournament?

A: Duelists are paired off based on each Duelist's win/loss record. Players are not eliminated when they lose a match during Swiss tournaments – instead, they will continue to be paired against players with similar records for all remaining rounds of the event.

Q: What is a Single-Elimination Tournament?

A: Half of the tournament is eliminated after each round – the losing player is out of the tournament, while the winner goes on to the next round. This continues until only one player remains, which is then declared the winner.

Q: How do I earn Ultimate Duelist Series Points at the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Lima, Peru?

A: UDS Points are awarded based on participation and/or final standings as YCS Lima, Peru:

Criteria

Category

Points to be Awarded

Pin Awarded

Participate in YCS or YCS Dragon Duel

Participation

5 UDS Points

 

Participate in UDS Qualifier (8-Player Public Event at Tier 2 Events)

5 UDS points

 

Win UDS Qualifier (8-Player Public Event at Tier 2 Events)

Winner or Winning Team

20 UDS Points

Yes

Win YCS or YCS Dragon Duel Championship

30 UDS Points

 

Rank high enough to earn WCQ Invite at any Tier 2 Event offering WCQ Invite

Invite

10 UDS Points

 

Accurately complete WCQ invite paperwork at any Tier 2 Event offering WCQ Invite*

5 UDS Points

 

Judge at a YCS

 

20 UDS points

 


*UDS Points for accurately completing WCQ Invite paperwork are awarded and reflected on each player's total once a year, after the conclusion of that Region's World Championship Qualifier.

No UDS Points are awarded for the non-UDS Qualifier Public Events held at YCS Lima, Peru.

For more information about UDS Points and the Ultimate Duelist Series, visit: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/index.html.

Q: What is the Advanced Constructed Format Dragon Duel?

A: Dragon Duel tournaments are Advanced Format, Constructed events exclusive to Duelists born in 2006 or later. Dragon Duels give a chance to earn an invite to the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. It is run using Swiss Rounds without a Top Cut playoff.

Entry for a Dragon Duel tournament is Free

Participants are required to provide proof of age in order to participate in a Dragon Duel (Copy of Birth Certificate, Passport, etc).

Duelists must be born in 2006 or later.

A minimum of four (4) Duelists is required to run a Dragon Duel tournament.

A Deck List is required for participation into a Dragon Duel. Dragon Duel tournaments are considered to be Tier 2 events.

All Duelists who earn an invite to the Dragon Duel WCQ or their guardian must fill out a copy the 2020 WCQ Invite Form prior to receiving their prizes.  A valid e-mail address must be provided for either the Duelist or guardian.

The winner of the Saturday Dragon Duel will not be able to participate in the Sunday Dragon Duel, but the winner from the Saturday Dragon Duel and the winner from the Sunday Dragon Duel will compete for the Dragon Duel Champion's title on Sunday at 4:30 PM.

Q: What are the prizes for the Advanced Constructed Format Dragon Duel?
A: Top 4 Duelists in a Dragon Duel tournament will receive a 2020 Regional Game Mat, a Dragon Duel Medal, and a Regional Deck Box.

In addition to the prizes listed above, Invites awarded in the Dragon Duel for the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier are based off of attendance, with the top ranking Duelists after the final round of Swiss earning an invite to the Dragon Duel WCQ.

Number of Dragon Duelers

# of Invites

4 – 8

4 Invites

9 – 16

8 Invites

17 – 32

12 Invites

33 – 64

16 Invites

65 +

20 Invites

Duelists are required to complete and submit a WCQ Invite form on site. Prizes are not awarded until after the WCQ Invite forms have been completed and properly submitted.

The winner from both the Saturday Dragon Duel and the Sunday Dragon Duel will compete for the title of YCS Dragon Duel Champion and a YCS Dragon Duel Champion Trophy and a Super Rare set of the Darklord YCS Prize Cards.

Q: What is the Format for the Casual Sealed Deck Dragon Duel?

A: Each Duelist would randomly receive one of the two new Speed Duel Starter Decks.  They would then play a normal best 2 out of 3 game matches following Speed Duel Rules (a how to play guide is included in each Starter Deck).  The Starter Decks each contain 3 different Hero Decks, so the Duelist would switch Decks for each new game. 

  • Each Duelist begins the game with 4000 Life Points
  • Each Duelist begins the game with four cards as their starting hand
  • The Main Deck size is 20 to 30 cards
  • The Extra Deck may have a maximum of five cards
  • Each Duelist has one Skill Card
  • Skill Card effects do not use the chain
  • Each Duelist has three Main Monster Zones, three Spell & Trap Zones, and one Field Zone.
  • The Duelist going first does not draw a card on their opening turn.
  • The hand size limit is six cards.
  • Each Duelist may have an active Field Spell Card.
  • Each Duelist may have a maximum of three copies of any card with the same name, in both the Main Deck and the Extra Deck.

For more information on Speed Dueling please see https://www.yugioh-card.com/speedduel/

Q: What are the prizes for the Casual Sealed Deck Dragon Duel?

A: All Duelists receive the Speed Duel Starter Deck for the tournament and in addition, the winner will receive a Duel Links coin.

Q: Does the Casual Sealed Deck Dragon Duel affect the Dragon Duel Championship Tournament?

A: No, the Casual Sealed Deck tournament does not affect the Dragon Duel Championship and also does not award any invites.

Q: What is the YCS Dragon Duel Championship?

A: The YCS Dragon Duel Championship is a way to honor our Dragon Duelists who attend each YCS event.  The Dragon Duelist who places 1st on Saturday, will not be able to compete in the Dragon Duel on Sunday.  They do instead get one (1) free entry into any non-Dragon Duel Public Event on Sunday.  At 4:30 PM on Sunday we will take the 1st place winners of the Dragon Duels on Saturday and Sunday and have them play a best 2-out-of-3 match using the Advanced Constructed Format.  The winner will receive the title of YCS Dragon Duel Champion and receive a YCS Dragon Duel Championship Trophy, and a Super Rare set of the Darklords YCS Prize Cards.  If the Championship Playoff does not occur, the winner of either the Saturday or the Sunday Dragon Duel will become the YCS Dragon Duel Champion and will take home the trophy, but no prize cards will be awarded. 

Q: What is the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A: These are events designed specifically for OTS teams, who attend Premier Level events.  Duelists who regularly play at a specific OTS and have 3 Duelists from the same OTS can register to compete for a plaque and other prizes.

Q: Who is eligible for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A: All Team members must be associated as customers at the same OTS and participate in their local tournaments on a regular basis. Team members must be registered as authorized players by their OTS online prior to the event weekend. Please contact your local OTS if interested in being one of their authorized players.

Q: When can I register for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A:  There will be a registration period on Sunday of the event from 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM where you can fill out registration forms and turn in Deck lists.

Q: What time does the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series start?

A:           

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM:      Onsite Registration for Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series / Teams must turn in Deck list
2:00 PM:                         Start of Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series

Q: How many rounds will the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series have?

A: The total number of Teams will determine the number of rounds that are played.

Number of Teams

Number of
Swiss Rounds

Playoff Top Cut

4 – 8

3 Rounds of Swiss

None

9 – 16

4 Rounds of Swiss

Top 4

17 – 32

5 Rounds of Swiss

Top 8

33 – 64

6 Rounds of Swiss

Top 8

 

Q: How much does it cost to enter the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A: The entry fee for the tournament is the equivalent of 2 Booster Packs per team member (6 booster packs per team) in local currency. With your entry fee, you will receive 2 Booster Packs per team member.

Q: What is the format for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A: The Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series are Tier 1 events, conducted as Advanced Format, Constructed Deck, Swiss round events. The Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series will play Swiss Rounds, with a Playoff Top Cut, with prizes awarded at the end of the final playoff round played. If eight (8) or less Teams participate in the event, prizes are awarded after the final Round of Swiss.

Duelists will play Single Game Matches, with a team's Round Results consisting of the combined Match Results for each team member.

Rounds in the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series are 20 minutes long.

Q: What are the rules for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A: Each Team will designate one Duelist on the team to be Duelist A, one to be Duelist B, and one to be Duelist C. Duelist A is considered to be the Team Captain and is the primary point of contact for administrative purposes. Each team must register a Team Name. The Team Name must be written on the top of the Registration Form and include the name of the OTS being represented. Team Names may not be offensive or disrespectful in any manner. Event Staff reserve the right to request a new team name if they feel the name may be inappropriate.

At the start of the Match, Duelist A will play against Duelist A, Duelist B will play against Duelist B, and Duelist C will play against Duelist C.  Team members play as individuals – they do not share cards, Decks, Life Points, etc. Wins and losses are calculated by teams as a whole. All members of the team will play one Game. The team with the most Game wins gets the win for the Match.

 

Q: What are the prizes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A:

Place

Prizes

1st

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series Plaque presented to the OTS
  • 12 Booster Packs per team member
  • Uncut 2 x 4 sheet per team member
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG branded journal per team member

2nd

  • 9 Booster Packs per team member
  • Uncut 2 x 4 sheet per team member
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG branded journal per team member

3rd

  • 6 Booster Packs per team member
  • Uncut 2 x 4 sheet per team member
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG branded journal per team member

Q: What are the rules for the 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling event?

A: The 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling event will be Advanced Format Constructed, Single-Elimination with no Playoff Cut.

Players must use an uncut KDE-US Registration Form sheet to register for this event (3 Registration Forms per sheet). The top player is automatically Player A, the middle is Player B, and the bottom is Player C.

Player A is considered to be the Team Captain and is the primary point of contact in regards to administrative purposes.

Each team must register a Team Name. The Team Name must be written on the top of the Registration Form. Team Names may not be offensive or disrespectful in any manner. Event Staff reserve the right to request a new team name if they feel the name may be inappropriate.

Here are the basic rules:

  • When registering for the tournament, each team will designate one Duelist on the team to be Duelist A, one to be Duelist B, and one to be Duelist C.
    Team members must keep their team designation throughout the tournament.
  • At the start of the round, Duelist A will play against Duelist A, Duelist B will play against Duelist B, and Duelist C will play against Duelist C.  Team members play as individuals – they do not share cards, Decks, Life Points, etc.
  • All members of the team will play a best 2 out of 3 match.
  • The team with the most Match wins gets the win for the round.

Example of play:

Team 1 (Duelist A1, Duelist B1, and Duelist C1) and Team 2 (Duelist A2, Duelist B2, and Duelist C2) play each other in Round 1.

  • Duelist A1 sits across from Duelist A2, and they play each other, best 2 out of 3.
  • Duelist B1 sits across from Duelist B2, and they play each other, best 2 out of 3.
  • Duelist C1 sits across from Duelist C2, and they play each other, best 2 out of 3.

At the end of the Round, the teams compare Match wins.

  • Duelist A1 won the Match against Duelist A2.
  • Duelist B1 won the Match against Duelist B2.
  • Duelist C1 lost the Match against Duelist C2.

Since Team 1 has 2 Match wins, Team 1 wins the round.

Q: What are the rules for the Starter Deck Tournament?

A:

  • The 8 Duelists are seated across from their first round opponent.
  • Each Duelist is then given 1 sealed Starter Deck.
  • The Duelists will then be given 10 minutes to look over their cards and sleeve their main Deck and Extra Deck, should they choose to do so, with tournament-legal sleeves.
  • Once steps 2 and 3 are completed the Duelists then will play against their first round opponent in a best 2-out of-3 match. 

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size

All Main Deck Cards

Extra Deck Size

All Extra Deck Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

The Advanced Format list does not apply.

Q: What are the rules for the Structure Deck Tournament?

A:

  • The 8 Duelists are seated across from their first round opponent.
  • Each Duelist is then given 1 of the same sealed Structure Deck.
  • The Duelists will then be given 10 minutes to look over their cards and sleeve their main Deck and Extra Deck, should they choose to do so, with tournament-legal sleeves.
  • Once steps 2 and 3 are completed the Duelists then will play against their first round opponent in a best 2-out of-3 match. 

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size

All Main Deck Cards

Extra Deck Size

All Extra Deck Cards (if applicable)

Forbidden/Limited List

The Advanced Format list does not apply.

Q: What are the Rules for the Charity Tournament?

A: Duelists can compete in an event for Booster Packs. All it takes to enter is donating a toy for kids in need (sealed unwrapped toy valued at least S/15 or 5 USD).).  For your donation you'll receive 2 Booster Packs as Participation prizing. Duelists will compete in 4 Swiss Rounds using Advanced Constructed Format. Prizes are Booster Packs and the number of packs you get is based on your win/loss record. Toy Donations will be picked up by Casa Hogar San Francisco de Asis after the event. This non-profit NGO is dedicated to help children in need by providing tools and care needed for their healthy development.  For more information on Casa Hogar San Francisco de Asis visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hogar-San-Francisco-De-Asis-Chaclacayo-Peru/163809420416815    

Q: What is the format for Speed Duel Starter Deck Tournament?

A: Each Duelist will be seated for the tournament and receive a Speed Duel Starter Deck.  Each Starter Deck contains 3 different Legendary Hero Decks. The Duelist will then play best two of three game matches using the Speed Duel rules (a how to play guide is included in each starter deck). After each game the duelist will switch the hero deck they are using so if the match goes to game three each duelist will have used all 3 of their Legendary Hero Decks.

  • Each Duelist begins the game with 4000 Life Points
  • Each Duelist begins the game with four cards as their starting hand
  • The Main Deck size is 20 to 30 cards
  • The Extra Deck may have a maximum of five cards
  • Each Duelist has one Skill Card
  • Skill Card effects do not use the chain
  • Each Duelist has three Main Monster Zones, three Spell & Trap Zones, and one Field Zone.
  • The Duelist going first does not draw a card on their opening turn.
  • The hand size limit is six cards.
  • Each Duelist may have an active Field Spell Card.
  • Each Duelist may have a maximum of three copies of any card with the same name, in both the Main Deck and the Extra Deck.

For more information on Speed Dueling please see https://www.yugioh-card.com/speedduel/

Q: What are the rules for the Speed Duel Constructed Tournaments?

A: Duelists can bring their own Speed Duel Deck and play in a Constructed Speed Duel event. Similar to above;

  • Each Duelist begins the game with 4000 Life Points
  • Each Duelist begins the game with four cards as their starting hand
  • Skill Card effects do not use the chain
  • Each Duelist has three Main Monster Zones, three Spell & Trap Zones, and one Field Zone.
  • The Duelist going first does not draw a card on their opening turn.
  • The hand size limit is six cards.
  • Each Duelist may have an active Field Spell Card.

To build your own Constructed Speed Duel deck, you will need to follow these requirements before entering an event.

  • Only cards with a Speed Duel Logo can be used in your deck
  • Your Deck includes the Main Deck and may include a Side Deck and/or Extra Deck
  • You may not have more than three copies of any card included in your Main Deck, Side Deck, and Extra Deck combined.
  • Your Main Deck must have a minimum of 20 cards, and a maximum of 30 cards (cards in the Side and Extra Decks do not count towards this total).
  • In a Constructed tournament, you may use a Side Deck consisting of 0 to 6 cards in addition to your Main Deck. Skill Cards can be included in your Side Deck.
  • If you choose not to use a Skill Card during the first Duel of a Match and you have Skill Cards in your Side Deck, you may use a Skill Card from the Side Deck as part of the Side Deck process for Game 2 or Game 3.
  • If you choose to use a Skill Card during the first Duel of a Match, you may opt not to use a Skill Card for subsequent Duels in the Match.
  • In a Constructed Tournament, you may use an Extra Deck consisting of 0 to 6 Extra Deck Monsters.

Q: What are the rules for the Speed Duel Sealed Pack Tournaments?

A: In a Speed Duel Sealed Pack event, Duelists will be seated by a Judge and all Duelists will receive 10 Speed Duel Booster Packs. Duelists will then be given time to open these packs and build a Speed Duel deck using on the cards opened from the packs provided. (a Skill Card will be provided if none are opened)

  • Each Duelist begins the game with 4000 Life Points
  • Each Duelist begins the game with four cards as their starting hand
  • Skill Card effects do not use the chain
  • Each Duelist has three Main Monster Zones, three Spell & Trap Zones, and one Field Zone.
  • The Duelist going first does not draw a card on their opening turn.
  • The hand size limit is six cards.
  • Each Duelist may have an active Field Spell Card.
  • Minimum Main Deck Size is 20 Cards, there is no maximum Main Deck size.
  • There is no restriction on the number of any specific card in the Deck. You may include more than 3 copies of any card as long as those cards were obtained from the packs provided to you.
  • All cards not included in your Main Deck from your pool of cards may be treated as the Side Deck
  • Any Extra Deck Monsters not in the Side Deck may be treated as the Extra Deck.

Q: What are the Rules for the Duel Links Tournaments?

A: This event allows you to bring your device and connect to others on site for a Duel Links format, Single Elimination event. Test your Deck builds in a Duel using the latest Duel Links Forbidden and Limited restrictions to compete for a Duel Links Game Mat.
Instructions on how the competitors can connect to the in-game Tournament Room will be provided once you are seated for the events.

Q: What is the Public Events playoff?

A: The Public Events playoff gives 8 hopeful Duelists a chance to win their very own copy of the coveted YCS Prize Card! There are two different playoffs, each of which awards the YCS Prize Card 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.

Q. What is the Prize Wall?

A: The Prize Wall is an extension of Public Events! In addition to earning prizes for participating in these tournaments, Duelists will also receive prize tickets. You can spend these prize tickets at the Prize Wall for items offered. These items are subject to change, and to availability.
How do I earn Prize Tickets?
Each time you sign up for a Public Event you will receive a prize ticket, and additional prize tickets will be distributed to the top finishers. The number of tickets awarded for doing well depends on the type of tournament.


Tournament

Maximum Players

Tickets Awarded

Win-A-Mat

8

Top 4: 1 Ticket
Top 2: 3 Tickets

Starter Deck

8

Top 4: 1 Ticket
Top 2: 3 Tickets

Structure Deck

8

Top 4: 1 Ticket
Top 2: 3 Tickets

Battle City

8

Top 4: 1 Ticket
Top 2: 3 Tickets

UDS Qualifier

8

Top 4: 1 Ticket
Top 2: 3 Tickets

Duel Links

8

Top 4: 1 Ticket
Top 2: 3 Tickets

Regional Qualifier

16

Top 8: 1 Ticket
Top 4: 3 Tickets

OTS Tournament Series

24+

Top 4 (Teams): 3 Tickets per Duelist
Top 2 (Teams): 5 Tickets per Duelist

3 vs 3 Team Duel

64 Teams

Top 4 (Teams): 3 Tickets per Duelist
Top 2 (Teams): 5 Tickets per Duelist

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

64

Top 8: 3 Tickets
Top 4: 9 Tickets
Top 2: 15 Tickets

Dragon Duel Events

No Limit

Place Top 4: 3 Tickets

Speed Duel Events

8

Top 4 (Teams): 1 Tickets per Duelist
Top 2 (Teams): 3 Tickets per Duelist

Charity Tournament

No Limit

Top 8: 3 Tickets
Top 4: 9 Tickets
Top 2: 15 Tickets

Prize Wall Public Event Prize tickets have no monetary value, and are not for sale and can only be redeemed at the YCS that it was given.

 


Invitations

Q: Do I need an invitation to participate in the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A: You do not need an invitation to participate. This event is open to all Duelists.

Q: If I qualified in a Dragon Duel tournament (for players born in 2006 or later) can I play in the regular World Championship Qualifier?

A: Duelists who were born 2006 or later may choose to play in the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier or the World Championship Qualifier that is held for all ages in their Region. They may not participate in both events.

Q: How and when will I receive my Dragon Duel WCQ Invite?

A: A list of Duelists who have earned invites to the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier is posted online. You can find the list here: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/wcq_invite_list.html

  • You will not receive an invite or certificate in the mail.
  • You will not receive an invite or certificate via e-mail.
  • You will not be required to present any kind of certificate in order to enter a World Championship Qualifier.
  • Your name and information will be added to the Invite List, and that is proof that you qualified.
  • Information about your World Championship Qualifier will likewise be posted online – it will not be mailed or sent to you. Duelists are responsible to verify that their name appears on the appropriate Invite List, and to access posted information about their World Championship Qualifier by checking the https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/index.html page for updates.

If you have a question about your invite status, you can email la-opsupport@konami.com and ask. Please provide your full name, Card Game 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.

Remember that Invite status information isn't automatically or instantly updated, so you should allow some time for results to be posted from your tournament – it can take several weeks for the data to be entered into the system, and posted online. 

 


Card Legality

Q: What cards are legal for play?

A: Please check the "Products" page online at https://www.yugioh‐card.com/en/products/ for the most current legality dates of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME product releases, prior to preparing your Deck for the event.

Subscription promos* for Weekly SHONEN JUMP Magazine are not tournament legal in Latin America.  You can find the subscription promo cards here:
https://www.viz.com/wsj-promo

*These subscription promos are only available if you are a resident of US or Canada, and tournament legal dates apply only to sanctioned North American events.

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.

 


Travel

Q: What is the closest airport to the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Lima, Peru?

A:   International Airport Jorge Chavez – Lima, Peru

Q: What's the best way to get to the tournament from the airport or bus station?

 Taxi: The best way to leave the airport is via taxi service, the standard fee is S/50 Peruvian Soles which is equivalent to $19.00 USD from airport to the city centers like Miraflores (official taxis in Lima, Peru are green).
Bus:  The Quickllama shuttle service offers transportation services from the Airport to Miraflores and viceversa. The cost is S/20 (About $7 USD)

For more information on the Quickllama shuttle service, visit: https://www.quickllama.com
The second public transportation option is to take a combi-bus to the city center of Miraflores, for S/3.50 Peruvian Soles which is about $1.30 USD. Even though bus service is offered, it is highly recommended to use taxi services instead.

Q: Are there any nearby hotels?

A:
Courtyard Lima Miraflores
Tel.  (511) 6253838
Calle Schell No 400 | Miraflores
http://courtyard-miraflores.besthotelslima.com/es/

Tierra Viva Miraflores Larco
Tel. (511) 4453613
Calle Bolivar 176 - 180 Miraflores
https://tierravivahoteles.com/es/tierra-viva-miraflores-larco/

Casa Andina Premium Miraflores
Tel. (511) 2134300
Av. La Paz 463 - Miraflores
https://www.casa-andina.com/destinos/miraflores/hotel-miraflores-lima-peru_casa-andina-premium/

Sonesta Posadas del Inca
Tel. (511) 2417688
Calle Alcanfores 329 - Miraflores
https://www.sonestapimiraflores.com/

Atrium Miraflores
Tel. (511) 2557085
Pasaje Tello 132 - Miraflores
http://atriummiraflores.com/

Ibis Larco Miraflores
Tel. (511) 6348888
Av LArco 1140 - Miraflores
http://ibis-larco-miraflores.besthotelslima.com/es/

Q: Do I need a visa to enter Peru if I am from a different country?

A:

Most countries from Latin America do not require visas for stays of 90 days or less; however, it is highly advisable to contact your local consulate for the most up-to-date information.

 


Miscellaneous

Q: I want to judge at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, instead of competing as a player – how do I request to prticipate?

A: If you're interested in judging at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, please email KDE-US at us-judgesupport@konami.com.  We are always on the lookout for judges – please provide your full name, contact information including email and phone number, and a description of your previous judging experience. You can also request to be added to the KDE-US Judge Roster, which will enable you to receive additional information and updates about the Judge Program.  YCS Event Managers are not responsible for organizing the judge staff, so you will need to contact KDE-US directly if you want to judge.

Potential judges are required to hold RC-1 certification and be registered as judges in the KDE-US Judge Program to judge at a YCS.  All potential judges must pass the online Rulings Comprehension Level 1 test, and then complete an online application to join the Judge Program. You can find information about the test, and a link to take it, here:  https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/judges/index.html

Q: Will there be vendors on site so I can buy single cards and supplies and sell my cards?

A: There will be a number of vendors present, selling single cards, sealed product, and card supplies such as sleeves and deck boxes.  Vendors will also be buying cards on site.

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 Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series venues. If you do so, you risk incurring penalties, including being disqualified and removed from the event.

Q: I want to vend at a Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, who should I contact?

A: Vending space is available free of charge at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series venues, but is only available to Official Tournament Stores in good standing. Vendors must meet certain requirements and agree to abide by set guidelines. Interested vendors should email la-opsupport@konami.com with the header "Request to Vend at [name and location of event]."  Vendors will be required to complete and submit an application for each event at which they wish to vend.   Keep in mind that KDE-US handles the applications for vending at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series events, and not the Event Manager.

Cash transactions with anyone other than an approved vendor at an approved location are prohibited at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series events.  Attendees who conduct cash transactions, such as selling of cards or product, to anyone other than an approved vendor at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event risk penalties including disqualification and expulsion from the venue.

Anyone buying and/or selling as an unauthorized vendor at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series venue may also risk incurring penalties, including but not limited to, being disqualified and removed from the event, suspensions from Konami Organized Play, and suspension as an Official Tournament Store.

Q: Where can I get food and drinks during the tournament?

A: There will be many options within walking distance of the venue.  

Q: When will the schedule for other Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournaments be posted?

A: For updated information on this event and other events as they become finalized, keep checking www.yugioh-card.com/en/events . There is no set time frame for these announcements; they will be made as the information becomes available.

Q: Can I get a Card Game ID (previously COSSY ID) number at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament, 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 of the Team Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Lima, Peru?

A: There will be blog-type online coverage of this event at www.yugioh-card.com/en/events.  Even if you're unable to make it to the event, you can still be part of the action as the coverage page is updated with content from the tournament site.

Q: What items are prohibited at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A: Attendees may not bring any items into the tournament venue that are prohibited by law in their area (local, state, or federal). In addition, unlawful items/transactions, weapons of any kind, and substance drugs which may be legal on a local, state, and/or federal level, are not allowed at Sanctioned/Official events. Attendees who bring any such items to a tournament venue will incur penalties, including Disqualification and removal from the event, and risk suspension from KDE-US Organized Play.

The use of electronic and/or vapor cigarettes are not permitted on the tournament floor at any Sanctioned/Official events, or in areas designated for tournament attendees.

Q: What if I lost an item at the tournament?

A: Duelists are responsible for looking after their own belongings at the event. Konami Digital Entertainment, Tournament Organizers, Staff, and Judges bear no responsibility for, and cannot be held liable for, any loss, theft or damage to the person or personal property of any attendee.

The Tournament Organizer is required to keep lost and found items for at least 60 days after the conclusion of the Event. Duelists who lost items should seek the Lost & Found on-site. If the item is not found on-site, Duelists are encouraged to contact the Tournament Organizer within the 60-day period on the chance the lost item has been turned in. Tournament Organizer contact information can be found below.

Q: What cool things are there to do at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A: We have a lot of extra activities this year!

Make your own personalized Yu-Gi-Oh! Token card (now with all-new designs) at our green-screen photo station! 

We will also have a demo station for Duelists new to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, or for Duelists that want a refresher on the latest game mechanics and also want to learn how to Speed Duel.


 


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