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Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier!
North America – FAQ

Update: 1/14/2021


IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING
Remote Duel Invitational Qualifiers

  • There will be eight of these one-day virtual events held during the weekend of Jan 16th - 17th, 2021.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifiers are INVITE ONLY events.
    • Duelists earn invites to Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifiers by finishing high enough in the standings at Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Extravaganza Main Event tournaments (held at Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Extravaganzas) or at the TCG Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournaments which were held on Dec 5-6, 2020.
    • You can confirm your invite here:

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

 

Group

Tournament Organizer

Event Date

Start Time

Discord Server

A

Alien Games, LLC

Saturday
January 16th, 2021

10:00 AM (CST)

https://discord.gg/grFB5N9

B

Alternate Universes

Saturday
January 16th, 2021

10:00 AM (EST)

https://discord.gg/UtkQTnG

C

Carta Magica Montreal

Saturday
January 16th, 2021

10:00 AM (EST)

https://discord.com/invite/3NJmhkF

D

Little Big Wars

Saturday
January 16th, 2021

10:00 AM (CST)

https://discord.gg/zUaXmsp

E

Shadow Realm Games, LLC

Saturday
January 16th, 2021

10:00 AM (EST)

https://discord.gg/97YDTPvX9P

F

YETI Gaming

Saturday
January 16th, 2021

10:00 AM (CST)

https://discord.gg/FmGHty8

G

CoreTCG, Inc.

Sunday
January 17th, 2021

10:00 AM (PST)

https://discord.gg/9dDp6P3

H

The Side Deck - Gaming Cafe

Sunday
January 17th, 2021

10:00 AM (EST)

https://discord.com/invite/R7CbUMV

*** Schedules are subject to change and may be updated before the event begins. ***

 

FAQ's

Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier Information

  • What is Remote Duel?
  • What happens at a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier?
  • How much does it cost to participate in a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier?
  • How can I register for events at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier?
  • How do I receive prizing for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier?
  • What is the Round Format for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier?
  • What are the Prizes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier?
  • Will I need to complete and turn in a Deck List?
  • What are the Remote Duel Invitationals?
  • How long will each Remote Duel Match last?
  • What happens if I am not done with my Match after the time limit ends?
  • Am I allowed to stream any of my Matches?
  • Who should I contact if I have questions about the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier?

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 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier instead of competing as a player – how can I participate?
  • Will there be coverage at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier?

Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier Information

Q: What is Remote Duel?
A: Remote Duel is Sanctioned Organized Play hosted in a virtual environment, run on designated Discord Servers. In order to participate, TCG Duelists will need a webcam, smartphone or tablet to display their field to their opponent. The camera will need to be flipped/upside down, so it displays correctly, for the opponent.

You can find out more about how to setup your play area for Remote Duel on our website here:

If you would like to print out your own Remote Duel Pause/Play card to use during your turn, you can find it here;

Prior to registering for events, Duelists should read the Remote Duel Best Practices guide, you will find it helpful to read through;

You can find even more details on Remote Duel, including where you can participate at OTS locations, on our website here;

Duelists are also responsible for reviewing official KDE-US Tournament Policy documents before participating in a tournament. You can find the latest versions of all documents here, listed under KDE-US OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT POLICIES:
https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/organizedplay.html



Q: What happens at a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier?
A: A Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier is the last step a Duelist must take to earn an invite for the next Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational, which will be held on February 13th and 14th, 2021.  Hosted by individual Tournament Organizers, Duelists with invites will be eligible to participate in a designated Qualifier.

Q: How much does it cost to participate in a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier?
A: There is no registration fee to enter a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier as these events are invite only. Each event will offer some Win-A-Mat Public Events which will have a registration fee of $12.00 USD ($15.00 CAD). These Win-A-Mat Events are open to all Duelists with a United States or Canada shipping address.

Invites are not required to participate in these Public Events and are open to anyone.

The registration fee for each Win-A-Mat is $12.00 USD in the United States ($15.00 CAD in Canada). All Duelists entering a Win-A-Mat event must receive this amount in commensurate prizing.  For example, it could be three (3) booster packs, or six (6) Legendary Duelist Packs, etc.

Sales tax may not be charged on top of the entry fee for the Win-A-Mat events. If a region requires sales tax to be charged on entry fees, then the current entry fees should be considered to already include the sales tax.

Shipping many not be charged on top of the entry fee for the Win-A-Mat events.

Q: How can I register for events at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier?
A: Each invited Duelist will be assigned to a Group and will be required to participate at the event that corresponds to their Group.

Duelists should contact the Tournament Organizer of their Qualifier event directly, to inquire about registration and Deck List submission. These Remote Duel events will be conducted using a Discord Server to make it easy for attendees to interact with Event Staff, Judges, and of course, their opponents.

All Invited Duelists who wish to register for their assigned Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier can contact their Tournament Organizer below. 

Group

Tournament Organizer

Email

Discord Server

A

Alien Games, LLC

myaliengames@aol.com

https://discord.gg/grFB5N9

B

Alternate Universes

aubluebell@comcast.net

https://discord.gg/UtkQTnG

C

Carta Magica Montreal

cartamagica@videotron.ca

https://discord.com/invite/3NJmhkF

D

Little Big Wars

support@littlebigwars.com

https://discord.gg/zUaXmsp

E

Shadow Realm Games, LLC

info@shadowrealmgammesllc.com

https://discord.gg/97YDTPvX9P

F

YETI Gaming

info@yetigaming.com

https://discord.gg/FmGHty8

G

CoreTCG, Inc.

events@coretcg.com

https://discord.gg/9dDp6P3

H

The Side Deck - Gaming Cafe

info@thesidedeck.com

https://discord.com/invite/R7CbUMV

Duelists are required to have a shipping address in the United States or Canada in order to participate in this event or any of the Public Events held at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifiers held in the United States and Canada.

Duelists from Latin America will participate in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier events happening in their Region.
Please visit the link below for more information on a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier event in your Region.

Region

URL

Latin America

https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/remoteduel/invitational/rdiq-LatAm_FAQs.html

Q: How do I receive prizing for events held at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier?
A: All prizing will be shipped out to each Duelist who has earned prizing, starting approximately on Thursday, January 21st, 2021.

Prizing can only be shipped to an address in the United States or Canada.

Duelists who are local to the Tournament Organizer hosting the event they attend may be able to coordinate curbside pickup of their prizing by contacting the Tournament Organizer. Prizing will not be available for curbside pickup until approximately Thursday, January 21st, 2021. Please contact the TO of your Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier to inquire about curbside pickup of any prizing after your event concludes.

Duelists who finish high enough to earn an invite to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational will be required to complete an invite form in order to be eligible to participate in that event. In addition, invited Duelists are required to be physically in the United States or Canada during the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational weekend. KDE-US will coordinate with each invited Duelist to ensure they have the appropriate equipment needed for the Livestream production of the event.

Q: What is the Round Format for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier?
A: All Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifiers are Tier 2 events, conducted as Remote Duel, Advanced Format, Constructed Deck, Swiss round events. The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifiers will play Swiss Rounds, with a Playoff Top Cut (if applicable), with prizes awarded at the end of the final round played. If sixteen (16) or less Duelists participate in the event, prizes are awarded after the final Round of Swiss. The format details provided here supersede any tournament details found in other official KDE-US policy documents.

Number of Participants*

Number of Swiss Rounds

Playoff Top Cut

4-8 Duelists

3 Rounds

None

9-16 Duelists

4 Rounds

None

17-32 Duelists

5 Rounds

Top 8

33-64 Duelists

6 Rounds

Top 8

65-128 Duelists

7 Rounds

Top 8

129-256 Duelists

8 Rounds

Top 8

*The Number of Participants is based on how many total participants are enrolled in the tournament once Registration closes. All Duelists added to the event after registration closes should not affect the number of Swiss Rounds. Playoff Top Cut is based on the total number of participants, including late entries.

Examples

After registration closes, 63 Duelists have registered for the tournament. This means that the tournament will have 6 Rounds of Swiss, followed by a Top 8 Playoff cut. Two Duelists register late, beginning the tournament with a Round 1 Match Loss. Even though this brings the attendance total to 65, only 6 Rounds of Swiss are played.

After registration closes, 15 Duelists have registered for the tournament. This means that the tournament will have 4 Rounds of Swiss, followed by no Playoff Top Cut. Two Duelists register late, beginning the tournament with a Round 1 Match Loss. Even though this brings the attendance total to 17, the number of Swiss Rounds would not change, but the Playoff Top Cut would change from none to Top 8.

Q: What are the Prizes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier?
A:


Place

Prizes

1st

Nintendo Switch™, Custom YCS Switch Case
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution 
Invite to the next Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational
OTS Blue-Eyes White Dragon Field Center
Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier Game Mat

2nd

24 Booster Packs of Phantom Rage
Invite to the next Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational
OTS Blue-Eyes White Dragon Field Center
Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier Game Mat

3rd – 4th

12 Booster Packs of Phantom Rage
OTS Blue-Eyes White Dragon Field Center
Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier Game Mat

5th – 8th

6 Booster Packs of Phantom Rage
OTS Blue-Eyes White Dragon Field Center
Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier Game Mat

9th – 16th

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier Game Mat

If attendance is 129 or more, Duelists who rank 17th to 32nd will also receive a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier Game Mat .

 

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier Game Mat

Win-A-Mat Game Mat

 

Q: Will I need to complete and turn in a Deck List?
A: Yes, all participating Duelists will be required to submit a Deck List when registering for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier.

Participating Duelists will need to email the Tournament Organizer hosting their event to verify how to submit a Deck List for their event.

Make sure your name and CARD GAME ID are on your Deck List.

Make sure your Deck List exactly matches your Deck.

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

Q: What are the Remote Duel Invitationals?
A: Remote Duel Invitationals are special events in which Duelists are invited to take part in a tournament for the entire Dueling world to see via Livestream! In previous Invitationals, we watched World Championship competitors, YCS Champions and Content Creators battle it out – now it could be your turn.

Each Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier in the United States and Canada will qualify two (2) Duelists to move on the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational to be held February 13th and 14th, 2021. This could be your chance to compete and be seen competing via Livestream in a Remote Duel!

Q: How long will each Remote Duel Match last?
A: Each Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Remote Duel Match will be a best 2-out-of-3 Duel with a 50-minute time limit.

Card Game

Games Played

Time Limit

Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Swiss Rounds

Best 2-out-of-3

50 Minutes

Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Top 8

Best 2-out-of-3

50 Minutes

Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Top 4

Best 2-out-of-3

50 Minutes

Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Finals

Best 2-out-of-3

60 Minutes

Q: What happens if I am not done with my Match after the time limit ends?
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: Am I allowed to stream any of my Matches?
A: Duelists are not allowed to stream or record any of the Matches during this event.

Q: Who should I contact if I have questions about the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier?
A:  Please contact the appropriate TO for your assigned Group:

Group

Tournament Organizer

Email

Discord Server

A

Alien Games, LLC

myaliengames@aol.com

https://discord.gg/grFB5N9

B

Alternate Universes

aubluebell@comcast.net

https://discord.gg/UtkQTnG

C

Carta Magica Montreal

cartamagica@videotron.ca

https://discord.com/invite/3NJmhkF

D

Little Big Wars

support@littlebigwars.com

https://discord.gg/zUaXmsp

E

Shadow Realm Games, LLC

info@shadowrealmgammesllc.com

https://discord.gg/97YDTPvX9P

F

YETI Gaming

info@yetigaming.com

https://discord.gg/FmGHty8

G

CoreTCG, Inc.

events@coretcg.com

https://discord.gg/9dDp6P3

H

The Side Deck - Gaming Cafe

info@thesidedeck.com

https://discord.com/invite/R7CbUMV

 


Card Legality

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

For the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier, we recommend that Duelists do not include cards with effects that cannot be properly resolved in a Remote Duel Format. The following is a partial list of cards that should not be included in Decks for that reason.  

Exchange
Amazoness Chain Master
Lullaby of Obedience
Gift Exchange
Yu-Jo Friendship
Parasite Paracide
Transmission Gear

If you include these types of cards in your Deck, be aware that their effects cannot be activated. If you attempt to play any of the cards on this list, it will be deemed an illegal activation, and you will receive penalties for a Procedural Error.

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. 
If you are using a card that is not in a local language, you must do one of the following:

  • Have a local-language version of the card, stored outside of your Deck or Card Case, available to show opponents or tournament officials.
  • Have an accurate, written version of the most recent card text, stored outside of your Card Case, available to show opponents or tournament officials.
  • Use the “Camera Search” function in Neuron to provide an accurate translation of the card.

 


Miscellaneous

Q: I want to judge at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier instead of competing as a player – how can I participate?
A: If you’re interested in judging at a Tier 2 or higher event, please visit:

for information about how to join the Konami Judge Program.  All potential judges must pass the online Rulings Comprehension Level 1 test, and then complete an online application to join the Judge Program.

Please see the Konami Judge Program FAQ for answers to most common questions:  

Q: Will there be coverage at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier?
A: There will not be any online coverage at any of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier events.

 


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