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Speed Duel Release Celebration Event FAQ's
for North, Central, and South American Territories


BASIC INFORMATION

  • What is Speed Dueling?
  • What is the Speed Duel Release Celebration Event?
  • Where and when are the Speed Duel Release Celebration Events being held?
  • I don't see my local OTS on the list – can they still apply to run a Speed Duel Release Celebration Event tournament?
  • How much does it cost to enter a Speed Duel Release Celebration Event?
  • What are the prizes for the Speed Duel Release Celebration Event?
  • What is the format for a Speed Duel Release Celebration Event?
  • What is the attendance capacity for the Speed Duel Release Celebration Event?
  • Can I get a CARD GAME ID number at the Speed Duel Release Celebration Event or will I need to have one before I attend?
  • Will I need to complete and turn in a Deck list?
  • What cards are legal for play?

PREPARING FOR THE TOURNAMENT

  • What will I need to bring to the tournament?
  • What if I lost an item at the tournament?
  • What will I need to register for the tournament?
  • If I've never been to a tournament, what should I expect?
  • I want to judge at a tournament instead of playing, how can I apply?
  • Whom should I contact for more information about a specific event?

AT THE TOURNAMENT

  • How long will the tournament last?
  • What happens if I am not done with my Match after 40 minutes?
  • Can I buy and sell cards from other participants at the event?
  • I would like to provide feedback to KDE-US-US concerning the event I attended, whom should I contact?

 


BASIC INFORMATION

Q: What is Speed Dueling?
A: Speed Dueling is a new way to play the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME.

The standard rules of Speed Dueling are not too different from regular Duels, the summary of the changes are as follows:                

  • Each player begins the game with 4000 LP (Life Points)
  • Each player starts the game with 4 cards in the starting hand
  • The Main Deck size is 20 to 30 cards
  • 5 cards maximum size in the Extra Deck
  • Each player has 1 Skill Card
  • Skill Card's effects do not use the chain
  • Extra Deck monsters can be placed in the Main Monster Zone (there are no Extra Monster Zones on the field)

Each player has 3 Main Monster Zones, 3 Spell and Trap Zones, 1 Field Zone, 1 Extra Deck Zone and a Graveyard (GY).
The first player doesn't draw on their first turn, the hand size limit is 6. Both players can have an active Field Spell Card and a maximum of 3 copies of any card with the same name in both the Main Deck and the Extra Deck.
Each player will have one Skill Card that they place near the Dueling field at the start of the Duel.
There is no Main Phase 2, so remember to set any Spells or Traps you want to use before you enter your Battle Phase!
You can find out more about Speed Dueling here

Q: What is the Speed Duel Release Celebration Event?
A: The Speed Duel Release Celebration Event is a day for all to celebrate the release of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME's newest product – Speed Dueling! The Speed Duel Release Celebration Event is held across multiple weekends throughout the Americas. Please check the Speed Duel Release Celebration Event schedule for a location near you!

Q: Where and when are the Speed Duel Release Celebration events being held?
A: Speed Duel Release Celebration Event events will be held from January 24th, 2019 through March 31st, 2019 in select Konami Official Tournament Stores (OTS). Exclusive prizes only for this event will be available! 

Locations for the Speed Duel Release Celebration Event are listed here!

Q: I don't see my local OTS on the list – can they still apply to run this event?
A:  Please ask your store to contact us-opsupport@konami.com and ask if kits are still available.

Q: How much does it cost to enter?
A: The registration fee for the Speed Duel Release Celebration Event is $10.00 USD in the United States ($13.00 CAD in Canada). All Duelists entering the Speed Duel Release Celebration Event will receive one of the new Speed Duel Starter Decks.

Q: What comes in the Speed Duel Starter Deck?
A: Two Starter Decks will be launching at OTS on January 24 – Speed Duel Starter Decks: Destiny Masters & Duelists of Tomorrow. Each Speed Duel Starter Deck contains:

  • 3 20-Card Character-based Decks
  • 3 Character-based Skill Cards – Per Deck
  • 3 Ultra Rare variant cards
  • Speed Dueling Guide

Check the official product page https://www.yugioh-card.com/speedduel/  for detailed information on each Starter Deck.

Q: What are the prizes?
A: In addition to the Speed Duel Starter Deck each Duelist receives upon registering for the tournament, prize distribution will be as follows:

  • While supplies last, Duelists will receive a Yu-Gi-Oh! branded scorepad, pen, and a celebration achievement card to track achievements.
  • In addition to the participation prizes, four Speed Duel game mats will be included in the kit to be raffled off as prizes during the event.
  • Two of the raffles will include the participants that have completed their achievement cards.
  • The other two raffles will include all the participants that are actively playing in the event, even if they have not completed their achievement cards.

Q: What is the format?
A: Open Dueling

All Speed Duel Release Celebration Events are Tier 1, Open Dueling format.  Participants will receive a Release Celebration Achievement Card (while supplies last) that detail the achievements the participants need to complete.

Once they complete the achievements they will turn in their cards to be eligible for the Celebration Achievement raffles for two of the Speed Duel game mats.

Q: Can I get a CARD GAME ID number at the event or will I need to have one before I attend?
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 I need to complete and turn in a Deck list?
A: Deck lists will not be needed for this event as it is a sealed Starter Deck event.

Q: What cards are legal for play?
A: Only the cards in the Speed Duel Starter Decks are legal for play at this Celebration Event.

 


PREPARING FOR THE TOURNAMENT

Duelists who wish to enter a Speed Duel Release Celebration Event tournament must meet the following criteria

  • Have a CARD GAME ID number (obtainable at the event) and be in good standing.
  • Have looked at the Speed Dueling Guide (this will be included in the Starter Deck) that can be viewed:
    Speed Dueling Guide

Any tournament official associated with or working an event cannot play in that specific event. This includes, but is not limited to, the Judge Staff, Scorekeeper, Event Staff, Store Owner, and Tournament Organizer.

Event Staff or Judge Staff who participate in a tournament for which they are listed as staff, will be subject to penalties, up to and including suspension from KDE-US Organized Play.

Duelists who have been suspended from Organized Play by KDE-US are not considered to be in good standing, and may not register for or compete in Official or Sanctioned events. A list of suspended players can be found at https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/suspended.html.

Suspended persons may not enter the venue of a Yu-Gi-Oh! Day event, no exceptions. If a suspended person is discovered at the venue, they may be charged with offenses including but not limited to trespassing, as well as an extension of their suspension.

If a Suspended Duelist's name appears on the Suspended Player list, they are not allowed to be on the premises, even if they have reached their date of eligibility for reinstatement. Suspended Duelists are required to apply for reinstatement with the KDE-US Penalty Committee via us-penalty@konami.com. Once their applications have been reviewed, and their reinstatement accepted, their name will be removed from the list. Until that time, they are considered to be Suspended Players.

Q: What will I need to bring to the tournament?
A: As this is a Starter Deck Celebration events, you will purchase the Starter Deck at the event, so you will only need to provide the items you need to duel.

  • Paper and pen or pencil to track life points (scorepads and pens will be provided while supplies last)
  • Have a CARD GAME ID number (obtainable at the event) and be in good standing.
  • Dice and coins as needed for effects.

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, Official Tournament Stores, 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.

Duelists who have lost items should seek the Lost & Found on-site. If the item is not found on-site, Duelists are encouraged to contact the OTS within a 60-day period in case the lost item has been turned in.

 Q: What will I need to register for the tournament?
A: Duelist wishing to register for a Speed Duel Release Celebration Event tournament will be required to complete a registration form at the event. Duelists will be required to present their CARD GAME ID number to register. If you do not have a CARD GAME ID number, you can get one at the event.

Duelists who register or attempt to register under another Duelist's name or CARD GAME ID number will be disqualified from the event, and risk suspension from KDE-US Organized Play events. Duelists are required to register with their legal name, as it appears on their form of ID. Nicknames may not be used when registering for a Regional Qualifier. Initials to replace the First or Last Names may not be used when registering for a Regional Qualifier.

Q: If I've never been to a Speed Duel Release Celebration Event tournament, what should I expect?
A: Speed Duel Release Celebration Events are Tier 1 tournaments and attract both casual and competitive Duelists who want to share the excitement of this new product.

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, you will need to register in order to play. 

To register, you'll need a Registration form, a form of ID, your CARD GAME ID 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/en/events/forms/KDE-US_RegistrationSheet.pdf

Make sure your Registration form is filled out completely before you reach the registration station. 
You will also need a CARD GAME ID number – 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.

If you have a CARD GAME ID and have lost or forgotten it, you can ask the Registration station to look it up for you. If you've played in a previous event, they may be able to retrieve your number.

Once you have a completed Registration form and a CARD GAME ID, you can register for the tournament.

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 OTS. 

Q: Whom should I contact for more information about a specific Speed Duel Release Celebration Event tournament?
A: Your best resource for answers about a specific Speed Duel Release Celebration Event tournament is the contact number listed on the Event Locator. KDE-US won't be able to answer questions such as "How do I get to the venue?," "Where should I park?," "When does registration start?," and so forth. For questions such as these, you will need to contact the OTS directly.

Locations for the Speed Duel Release Celebration Event are listed here!

If you have more general questions about Speed Duel Release Celebration Event tournaments, you can send them to us-opsupport@konami.com. Please be as detailed as possible, so we can try to provide you with the answers you're seeking!

 


AT THE TOURNAMENT

Q: How long will the tournament last?
A: The format for this celebration event is open dueling so it can last for several hours depending on number of participants and how quickly Duelists are able to complete their stamp cards.

Q: Can I buy and sell cards from other participants at the event?
A: Each OTS location may have different buying, selling, or trading policies. Duelists should contact the OTS and inquire about that store's policies regarding buying, selling, and trading.

Q: I would like to provide feedback to KDE-US concerning the event I attended, whom should I contact?
A: If you attended a Speed Duel Release Celebration Event tournament and would like to send us feedback, you can e-mail us at us-opsupport@konami.com.  Please use the header line "North America Speed Duel Release Celebration Event Feedback [Store Name, City, & State]". All feedback, including comments about the OTS, judges, or the event itself will be welcome! All feedback is always kept confidential. Please make sure your e-mail includes which Speed Duel Release Celebration Event you attended, including store name, city, and state.