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Ultimate Duelist Series Winter Invitational 2019 – FAQ
UPDATED: 2/19/2019

Are You The Ultimate Duelist?

It’s time to find out – the Ultimate Duelist Series will test your worth against all other contenders.  Earn Ultimate Duelist Series Points so you can take your place in the Ultimate Duelist Invitational, where only one Duelist will emerge as the Ultimate Duelist!


We are pleased to announce that the next Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational will take place in Las Vegas, NV on March 2-3, 2019!

The Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) is another exciting tournament that takes place from Saturday to Sunday. Duelists who have earned at least 100 UDS points from playing in various events or UDS Qualifiers gather to compete to find our next Champion to win the coveted UDS Championship Belt! The UDS Belt grants the Champion free entry to Regionals and VIP status at YCS events.

In addition to the main Invitational tournament, there are numerous Public Events, including tournaments specifically for Duelists born in 2006 or later, and Regional Qualifier tournaments.  Competitive or casual, there is something for everyone to do at an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING
Ultimate Duelist Series Winter Invitational 2019

  • This will be a two-day tournament using Advanced Constructed Decks in the Swiss format.
  • Best 2 out of 3 Matches
  • Swiss Rounds followed by a Single-Elimination Playoff Top Cut. Rounds are dependent on the total number of Duelists at the time registration closes.
  • Time Limit: 40 Minutes per Swiss Round.

 

DATES AND LOCATION

DATES   CITY ADDRESS
March 2 - 3, 2019 Las Vegas, NV

Alexis Park All Suites Resort
375 E. Harmon Ave
Apollo Ballroom
Las Vegas, NV 89169
http://www.alexispark.com/

 

TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION

  • What is the closest airport to the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational?
  • What's the best way to get to the tournament from the airport?
  • Are there any nearby hotels?

 

Q: What is the closest airport to the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational?

A: Nearest Airport(s):

McCarran International Airport

Airport Code: LAS

 

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

A: Transportation:

Getting to the Venue
The two easiest ways are Taxi or Shuttle services.
The list of Taxi services at McCarran International Airport (LAS) can be found here:
https://www.mccarran.com/Go/Taxis.aspx

The list of Shuttle services at McCarran International Airport (LAS) can be found here:
https://www.mccarran.com/Go/Shuttles.aspx

 

Q: Are there any nearby hotels?

A: Nearest Hotels:

Alexis Park All Suite Resort
375 E. Harmon Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 796-3300

Alexis Park Resorts are offering a Room block for players attending the UDS Winter Invitational You can book online following this link: Yu-Gi-Oh! Room Block 2019
Or, you can call the Resort and use this code via phone: YUG0319

Hyatt Place Las Vegas
4520 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 369-3366
https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/nevada/hyatt-place-las-vegas/laszl 

Red Roof Inn Las Vegas
4350 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 938-2000
https://www.redroof.com/property/nv/las-vegas/RRI797

Embassy Suites by Hilton Las Vegas
4315 Swenson St
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 795-2800
https://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/nevada/embassy-suites-by-hilton-las-vegas-LASESES/index.html

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4455 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 693-5000
https://www.hardrockhotel.com/

 

ENTRY FEES

EVENT

ENTRY FEE

NOTES

UDS Winter Invitational 2019

Redeem 100 UDS Points

Ultimate Duelist Series Lanyard, Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Pin, 10 UDS Points towards next season

UDS Winter Invitational 2019

Redeem 150 UDS Points

Ultimate Duelist Series Lanyard, Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Pin, Ultimate Duelist Series Medal, 10 UDS Points towards next season

UDS Winter Invitational 2019

Redeem 200 UDS Points

Ultimate Duelist Series Lanyard, Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Pin, Ultimate Duelist Series Medal, 1st Round BYE, 10 UDS Points towards next season

Public Events

Various

See Public Event Schedule for details

 

INVITATIONAL SCHEDULE (MAIN EVENT)

  DAY START TIME END TIME

Registration

Saturday March 2, 2019

8:00 AM

9:45 AM

UDS Winter Invitational 2019

Saturday March 2, 2019

10:00 AM

-

UDS Winter Invitational 2019

Sunday March 3, 2019

9:00 AM

-

 

EVENT SCHEDULE (MAIN EVENT)

  • What happens at a Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational event?
  • What Security information should I know for the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational?
  • What are the prizes for the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational?

 

Q: What happens at an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational event?

A: The Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) Invitational is a tournament open only to qualified Duelists who have earned a minimum requirement of UDS Points. They are exciting 2-day 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 Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational, there are numerous Public Events that are open to all Duelists, including tournaments specifically for Duelists born in 2006 or later, and Regional Qualifier tournaments.  Competitive or casual, there is something for everyone at an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational weekend.

Q: What Security information should I know for the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational?

A:  There will be security personnel and local police onsite at the UDS.

Q: What are the prizes for the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational?

A:

Place

Prizes

1st

Ultimate Duelist Series Championship Belt
Travel and Accommodations to Winner's next Season Invitational to defend their title
SJC Super Rare Prize Card – Number 106: Giant Hand
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Game Mat
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Pin
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Winner Pin
100 UDS Points (awarded for next Season)

2nd

SJC Super Rare Prize Card – Number 106: Giant Hand
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Game Mat
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Pin
50 UDS Points (awarded for next Season)

3rd-4th

SJC Super Rare Prize Card – Number 106: Giant Hand
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Game Mat
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Pin
30 UDS Points (awarded for next Season)

5th -8th

SJC Super Rare Prize Card – Number 106: Giant Hand
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Game Mat
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Pin
20 UDS Points (awarded for next Season)

All Day 2

Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Day 2 Pin
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Day 2 Medal for Lanyard
20 UDS Points (awarded for next Season)

Redemption Tier – 100 UDS Points

Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Lanyard
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Pin
10 UDS points (awarded for next Season)

Redemption Tier – 150 UDS Points

Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Lanyard
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Pin
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Medal for Lanyard
10 UDS points (awarded for next Season)

Redemption Tier – 200 UDS Points

Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Lanyard
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Pin
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Medal for Lanyard
1st round BYE
10 UDS Points (awarded for next Season)

  • If attendance is 257 - 512 Duelists, Duelists who rank 9th to 16th will also receive an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Game Mat.
  • If attendance is 513 Duelists or more, Duelists who rank 17rd to 32nd will also receive an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Game Mat.

 

YCS Super Rare Prize Card – Number 106: Giant Hand

Win this Ultimate Duelist Series Championship Belt and bring it with you to Regionals and Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series events to receive free entry, plus VIP treatment with preferred seating and a 2 round BYE (YCS and WCQ only)

EVENT COVERAGE

Event Coverage blog – written articles, Feature Matches, Pairings and Standings

 

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