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Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2022

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2022

Join us in YCS Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for a weekend full of excitement, spend the weekend hanging out with other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans and compete for a chance to be crowned YCS Champion!

Event Dates: August 27th – 28th, 2022

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COVID-19 Restrictions for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2022

KDE-US has adopted a mandatory vaccination policy to protect the safety of its attendees. At the venue, each attendee 5 years and older will be required to show proof of full vaccination before entry (this requirement may change depending on authorization of vaccines for the under 5 age group. We will update this FAQ as the situation evolves.). All attendees must be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the government of Brazil and/or the United Nations to be able to enter the country. (Click Here for rules on entering Brazil). Acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination includes a Brazilian certificate of vaccination, a certificate of vaccination issued by a country or territory recognized by the United Nations, a WHO vaccination card, or a photo of a card (printed or on an electronic device). The card must state the name of the vaccinated person, the type of vaccine received, and the date of the last dose. All players participating in tournaments and any spectators 18 and older must also show a photo ID that matches the identifying information on the vaccination card.

Children under the age of 5 will not be required to show proof of vaccination, but instead must show documentation of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours of the event. The test can be a PCR test or an antigen test. Home tests will not be accepted. The documentation must show the test result, the type of test, the entity issuing the test, and the date of test.

Attendees who are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition must instead show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours of the event. In addition to the requirements listed above for showing proof of a negative test, these attendees must provide documentation from a healthcare provider verifying that the attendee has a medical exemption from vaccination. This verification must state the attendee’s name, the fact that the attendee is medically exempt, and must be signed by a healthcare provider.

KDE-US will be checking proof of vaccination, proof of negative test results, and medical exemption documentation at the entrance of the event. KDE-US reserves the right to refuse entry to attendees who do not comply with this policy.

Face Masks must be worn at all times during the event.

There will not be a dedicated food service area for eating and drinking. Food and beverages may not be consumed in any area of the event space.

Date & Location

August 27 - August 28

Windsor Oceanico
R. Martinho de Mesquita, 129 - Barra da Tijuca
Rio de Janeiro,RJ22620-220, Brazil

Location & Travel

LOCATION & TRAVEL

DATESCITYADDRESS
August 27th – 28th, 2022Rio de Janeiro, BrazilWindsor Oceanico

R. Martinho de Mesquita, 129 – Barra da Tijuca
Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22620-220, Brazil

Event Hall – Europa I-IV

TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION FAQs

  • What’s the closest airport or bus station to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?
  • 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 Brazil if I am from a different country?
  • Are there any COVID-19 entry requirements to enter Brazil?

Q: What’s the closest airport to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

A: There are two Airports that serve the city of Rio de Janeiro: Aeroporto RIO Galeão (Aeroporto Internacional Tom Jobim) and Aeroporto Santos Drummond.

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

Rideshare services to the venue:

Taxi Services:

The cost of a taxi ride from International Airport RIO Galeão (GIG) to Barra da Tijuca is approximately 24-30 USD. Taxi fares are prepaid at the official airport taxi desk near the International terminal exit

Public transportation from GIG Airport to the venue:

The Bus line 309 is the most affordable way to get to Barra da Tijuca from GIG Airport. The travel time by bus from GIG Airport can take approximately 2 hours. The same shuttle can be used to travel from the SDU Airport to the venue. For more information about this bus transfer, visit: https://moovitapp.com/index/en/public_transit-line-309-Rio_de_Janeiro-322-857285-560730-0

Q: Are there any nearby hotels?

A:

  • Windsor Oceânico

R.Martinho de Mesquita, 129 – Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22620-220.

https://windsorhoteis.com/hotel/windsor-oceanico/?lang=en

  • Barra Palace Hotel Residência

Av. Lúcio Costa, 2916 – Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22620-172.

https://barrapalace.wordpress.com/barra-palace-hotel-residencia/

  • Windsor Barra Hotel

Av. Lúcio Costa, 2630 – Barra da Tijuca Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22620-172.

https://windsorhoteis.com/hotel/windsor-barra/?lang=en

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

A: Most countries from Latin America and North America, including the United States, 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.

Q: Are there any COVID-19 entry requirements to enter Brazil?

A: As of the time of posting, July 13th, 2022, foreigners who are not fully vaccinated are not allowed to enter Brazil.

Please confirm travel requirements with your airline and local Brazilian consulate or embassy on up-to-date requirements as COVID restrictions are constantly changing.

Main Event Schedule

MAIN EVENT SCHEDULE

Q: When is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

A:

Pre-Registration: August 26th, 2022

Main Event: August 27th – 28th, 2022

Q: When can I register for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

A: There are two opportunities to register for the Main Event. Duelists can register for the Main Event during Pre-Registration on Friday, August 26th from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM or during Registration on Saturday, August 27th from 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM. If you choose 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 name will already be on the list for the 1st Round. The Player Meeting will occur while players are seated for the 1st Round of play before play begins.

During Pre-Registration, players who have pre-registered for the Main Event AND submitted their Deck List will receive the new Pre-Registration Coin. This Coin will only be made available during Pre-Registration at our YCS events; players MUST register the Friday prior to the YCS and submit a completed Deck List during Pre-Registration in order to qualify for this prize.

We urge you to pre-register for the event on Friday due to seating capacity, and also have your vaccination status verified. You will be given a wristband once your status has been verified. Please keep this wristband on at all times during the weekend, so that you do not need to be checked each time you enter the venue. Pre-registering on Friday will ensure that your re-entry on Saturday morning will go more smoothly, allowing the event to start on time.

Q: What time does the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil start?

A:

August 26th

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Pre-Registration for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series

August 27th

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM: Registration for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Players who Pre-Registered must turn in Deck List

10:00 AM: Start of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Day 1

August 28th

9:00 AM: Start of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Day 2

Public Event Schedule & Information

PUBLIC EVENTS SCHEDULE

Saturday, August 27th
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ongoing)2023 Regional Qualifiers (16-player flights)
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ongoing)DUEL LINKS Tournaments
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ongoing)MASTER DUEL Tournaments
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ongoing)Rivalry of Warlords Tournaments
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ongoing)Speed Duel Constructed Tournaments
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ongoing)Structure Deck Tournaments (8-player flights)
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ongoing)Tag Duel (8-team flights)
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ongoing)Win-A-Mat (8-Player flights)
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ongoing)Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament
11:00 AMDragon Duel Tournament (Born 2009 or later)
1:00 PMDragon Duel Casual Sealed (Born 2009 or later)
3:00 PMATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!
Sunday, August 28th
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)2023 Regional Qualifiers (16-player flights)
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)DUEL LINKS Tournaments
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)MASTER DUEL Tournaments
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)Rivalry of Warlords Tournaments
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)Speed Duel Constructed Tournaments
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)Structure Deck Tournaments (8-player flights)
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)Tag Duel (8-team flights)
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM(ongoing)Win-A-Mat (8-Player flights)
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM(ongoing)Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament
10:00 AM3 vs. 3 Team Tournament
12:00 PMATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!
11:00 AMDragon Duel Tournament (Born 2009 or later)
1:00 PMDragon Duel Casual Sealed (Born 2009 or later)
1:00 PMYu-Gi-Oh! Charity Event
2:00 PMYu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series
3:45 PMCut-off to earn points for Public Events Playoffs
4:00 PMPublic Event Playoffs
4:30 PMYCS 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.

EventPacks Purchased for Entry Cost of Entry Pack Purchase # of Participants***Format Prizing **
16 Player 2023 Regional Qualifiers*2 Booster PacksR$5016Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)1st Place: An invite to the next World Championship Qualifier, Regional Card Case, and 2023 Regional Game Mat
DUEL LINKS Tournaments1 Booster PackR$258DUEL LINKS Format

Single-Elimination

1st Place: Blue-Eyes White Dragon (chibi) Pin, Lion patch

2nd Place: Ox Patch
3rd Place: Bear Patch

MASTER DUEL Tournaments1 Booster PackR$258MASTER DUEL Format – Single Elimination (Ongoing)1st Place: MASTER DUEL Mouse Pad
Rivalry of Warlords Tournaments1 Booster PackR$258Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat & Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG branded journal
Speed Duel Constructed Tournament4 Speed Duel Booster PacksR$328Speed Duel Constructed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)1st Place: Speed Duel Game Mat, Speed Duel KC Coin, and 2 Speed Duel Tournament Packs

2nd Place: Speed Duel KC Coin and 2 Speed Duel Tournament Packs

Structure Deck Tournaments1 Structure DeckR$758Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)1st Place: Structure Deck Tournament Game Mat
Tag Duel1 Booster Pack per team memberR$25 per team member8 TeamsTag Duel Format – Single Elimination (Ongoing)1st Place: Each team member will receive a 2×2 uncut sheet

per team member

Win-A-Mat1 Booster PackR$258Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat
Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament1 Booster PackR$258Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)1st Place: Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Game Mat
1st – 8th Place: Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Field Center or Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Token
3 vs. 3 Team Dueling*1 Booster Pack per team memberR$25 per team member64 Teams3 vs. 3 Team Dueling Format – Single Elimination1st 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!!*3 Booster PacksR$7532Advanced Format – Single-Elimination1st Place: Oversized Yu-Gi-Oh! Card

2nd–3rd Place: Oversized

Yu-Gi-Oh! Card (half the size of 1st place)

Dragon Duel Casual SealedN/AFreeUnlimitedSpeed Duel Sealed – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)1st Place: Speed Duel coin

& Speed Duel Demo Deck

Dragon Duel Constructed*N/AFreeUnlimitedAdvanced Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)Top 4 receive an invite to next World Championship Qualifier, 2023 Regional Game Mat, Regional Card Case, and a Dragon Duel Medal.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Charity Event2 Booster Packs1 Non-perishable Food DonationUnlimited-Advanced Format

Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

4-0: 16 Booster Packs

3-1: 8 Booster Packs

2-2: 4 Booster Packs

1-3: 2 Booster Packs

Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series2 Booster Packs per team memberR$50 per team member64 teamsAdvanced Format – Swiss, Playoff Top CutPlease refer to the Q: What are the prizes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series section below.
Public Events Playoff*N/AFree4 per PlayoffAdvanced Format – Single-Elimination1st Place: Super Rare copy of the YCS prize card.

PUBLIC EVENTS INFORMATION

  • What are the point values for the Public Events?
  • What is a Swiss Round Tournament?
  • What is a Single-Elimination Tournament?
  • 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 are the prizes for the Dragon Duel?
  • What is the YCS Dragon Duel Championship?
  • What is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Tournament Store (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 do I 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 a Rivalry of Warlords Tournament?
  • What are the rules for the Structure Deck Tournament?
  • What are the Rules for the Charity Tournament?
  • What are the rules for a Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Speed Duel (Speed Duel) Constructed Tournament?
  • What are the rules for Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS (DUEL LINKS) Tournaments?
  • What are the Rules for Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL (MASTER DUEL) Tournaments?
  • How long will each Match last? UPDATE
  • What is the Public Events playoff?
  • What is the Prize Wall?

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

A:

EventParticipation PointsAdditional Points for Winning
Dragon Duel33
Rivalry of Warlords Tournament33
Structure Deck Tournament33
Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series33
3 vs 3 Team Duel22
ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!22
Regional Qualifier Flights22
Speed Duel Constructed22
Tag Duel22
Win-A-Mat11
Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament11

No Public Event Points are awarded to the following events:

Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Main Event

Dragon Duel Casual Sealed

YCS Dragon Duel Championship

Yu-Gi-Oh! Charity Event

DUEL LINKS Tournament

MASTER DUEL Tournaments

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: Players are paired off based on each player’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: What is the Advanced Constructed Format Dragon Duel?

A: Dragon Duel tournaments are Advanced Format, Constructed events exclusive to Duelists born in 2009 or later. Dragon Duels give a chance to earn an invite to the next Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. It is run using Swiss Rounds without a Top Cut playoff.

Duelists that are eligible to play in the Dragon Duel tournament may enter the event for 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 2009 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 next Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier or their guardian must fill out a copy the World Championship Qualifier Invite Form prior to receiving their prizes. A valid e-mail address must be provided for either the Duelist or the 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 2023 Regional Game Mat, a Dragon Duel Medal, and a Regional Card Case.

In addition to the prizes listed above, Invites awarded in the Dragon Duel for the next 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 next Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier.

Number of Dragon Duelers# of Invites
4 – 84 Invites
9 – 168 Invites
17 – 3212 Invites
33 – 6416 Invites
65 +20 Invites

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

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 Format for the Casual Sealed Deck Dragon Duel?

A: Each Duelist would receive one Speed Duel Demo Deck. They would then play a normal best 2 out of 3 game matches following Speed Duel Rules.

  • 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.

Players can review the Speed Duel Policy Document here:

https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/penalty_guide/Speed_Duel_Addendum_1.2_KDE-US.pdf

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 Demo Deck for the tournament and in addition, the winner will receive a Speed Duel 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 does not award any invites.

Q: What is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Tournament Store (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 TeamsNumber of

Swiss Rounds

Playoff Top Cut
4 – 83 Rounds of SwissNone
9 – 164 Rounds of SwissTop 4
17 – 325 Rounds of SwissTop 8
33 – 646 Rounds of SwissTop 8

Q: How do I enter the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A: Duelist will pay the equivalent of 2 booster packs per team member (6 booster packs per team) in local currency to receive 2 booster packs per team member, and entry into the event.

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:

PlacePrizes
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 regard 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. All members of the team will play a best 2 out of 3 match.
  4. 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 a Tag Duel Tournament?

A: Besides the 3 vs. 3 Team events, Duelists can also pair up to play cooperatively in Tag Duel!

Tag Duel Tournaments are Advanced constructed, Single-Elimination events with no playoff cut.

Duelists must register using a Team Registration Form. The Duelist listed as Player A will be team captain for 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 each team will designate one Duelist as Duelist A and the other as Duelist B. Team members must keep their team designation throughout the tournament.
  • Each Duelist will have their own unique field.
  • Each Duelist uses their own Deck (2 Decks per team)
  • Each Duelist uses only Pendulum Scales they control for a Pendulum Summon.
  • Duelists may use cards that their teammate possesses to pay costs for activating effects, or to meet the Summoning conditions of monsters.
  • Teams share a Life Point total of 16,000 (if it reaches zero, that team loses the Duel).
  • Each Team can have one (1) Field Spell card on the field at a time. If either Duelist on a team controls a Field Spell, it must be sent to the Graveyard before a new one can be placed (Set or activated) on the field.
  • Each Duelist can Summon Monsters from their own Extra Deck only.
  • Any member of a team may use any cards in play on their team’s side of the field for Tribute Summons, Ritual Summons, and Summons from the Extra Deck.
  • Teammates may not activate effects (Ignition Effects, Normal Spell Cards, Quick Effects, Trigger Effects, Continuous Effects, etc.) that their teammate possesses unless the effect is able to be utilized by all Duelists.
  • Trigger effects, even if it is an effect triggered by the Duelist, can only be activated by the Duelist who possesses that card.
  • Teammates may talk, compare hands, and share information freely with each other. Teammates must come to an agreement before making plays involving each other’s cards. Teammates cannot take an extended period to discuss their actions and must still conduct their moves in a timely manner.
  • A team loses if their Life Points reach zero or if either Duelist on a team cannot draw a card from their deck when required to. If a Duelist reaches a special victory condition (such as Final Countdown or Exodia the Forbidden One), that team wins.
  • Each Duelist on each team may run three (3) of any card not currently on the Forbidden and Limited List. Each Duelist is also allowed to run one (1) of any Limited Card and two (2) of any Semi-Limited Card currently on the Forbidden and Limited Lists.

Example of Play

Duelists on the same team sit beside each other, with Duelist A seated to the right of Duelist B.

Team 1 consists of Duelists 1A & 1B and Team 2 consists of Duelists 2A & 2B.

The Turn order starts with Duelist A on the Team that chose to go first and then alternates between teams. See example below with Team 1 going first.

  • Team 1 Duelist 1A
  • Team 2 Duelist 2A
  • Team 1 Duelist 1B
  • Team 2 Duelist 2B
  • Continue until one team wins
  • The first Duelist to start the Duel does not draw at the start of their first turn.
  • Tag Duel Matches are run in Best-of-One Duel Format
  • Tag Duel Matches are 30 minutes in length.
  • Tag Duel Matches utilizes the current End of Match procedure
    • When time is called, the current Duelist will finish their phase and then life points will be calculated

Attacking

The active Duelist can only attack with Attack Position monsters that they control. Duelists may not attack with their teammate’s monsters.

If there is a monster on the opponent’s side of the field (in either Duelist’s Main/Extra Monster Card Zones) then it must be destroyed before attacking the opponent’s life points directly.

The first 3 Duelists of the Duel (see above, Duelists 1A, 2A and 1B) cannot conduct their Battle Phase and cannot attack on their first turns.

Additional Rules and Card Effect interaction examples can be found here on the Alternate Tournament Format Page.

Q: What are the rules for a Rivalry of Warlords Tournament?

A: Rivalry of Warlords tournaments will use a pre-built Rivalry of Warlords Deck randomly assigned at the beginning of the tournament. No changes to the Deck are allowed.

The Duelists will then be given 10 minutes to look over their cards and read the manual for their assigned Deck before the start of the tournament.

Once the above steps are completed the Duelists will then play against their first-round opponent in a best 2-out of-3 Match.

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

A:

  • The eight (8) Duelists are seated across from their first-round opponent.
  • Each Duelist is then given one (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 the above steps 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 SizeAll Main Deck Cards
Extra Deck SizeAll Extra Deck Cards
Forbidden/Limited ListThe 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 non-perishable food (sealed and valued at least 5 USD or its equivalent in local currency). For your donation you’ll receive two (2) Booster Packs and registration in the event. Duelists will compete in 4 Swiss Rounds using Advanced Constructed Format. Prizes are Booster Packs and the amount you get is based on your win/loss record. Food Donations will be picked up by a local, non-profit NGO.

Q: What are the rules for a Speed Duel Constructed Tournament?

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

  • Each Duelist begins the game with 4000 Life Points.
  • Each Duelist begins the game with four (4) cards as their starting hand.
  • Skill Card effects do not use the chain.
  • Each Duelist has three (3) Main Monster Zones, three (3) Spell & Trap Zones, and one (1) Field Zone.
  • The Duelist going first does not draw a card on their opening turn.
  • The hand size limit is six (6) 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 (3) 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.

Players can review the Speed Duel Policy Document here:

https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/penalty_guide/Speed_Duel_Addendum-Official_KDE-US_YGO_TCG_Policy.pdf

Q: What are the Rules for DUEL LINKS Tournaments?

A: This event allows you to use your own device and connect to others 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 DUEL LINKS Prize Patches and the 1st place Pin! (while supplies last)!

  • Rounds will be played best of three (3) Duels.
  • Rounds will be 40 minutes long.

Between each Duel, you may use your Side Deck to alter your Deck for the next Duel.

  • Your Side Deck can consist of between 0 to 12 of the following;
    • Between 0 and 12 cards
    • Between 0 and 3 Legendary Duelists with a Character Skill
      • For example, a Side Deck could be made up of 9 cards and 3 additional Legendary Duelists with a Character Skill or 1 additional Legendary Duelist with 3 different Character Skills
    • Any changes can be made to the Deck between Duels of a Match, including the following:
      • Adding Cards
      • Subtracting Cards
      • Changing Legendary Duelist
      • Changing Character Skill
    • The Deck must be legal for play (appropriate number of cards in the Main and Side Deck, complies with the Forbidden and Limited list available within the DUEL LINKS app).
    • If the Duelist believes there is an error or other issue with their Deck, they should contact a Judge immediately.
    • After you finish preparing your Deck, please notify the judge that you have completed Side Decking and are ready to start your next Duel.
    • Failure to do this by the 3-minute mark may result in appropriate penalties.
      • If there are any issues while Side Decking or connecting to the room after confirming you are ready for your next Duel, please notify a judge immediately.
    • Duelists are required to revert their Deck back to its original Deck prior to the start of each Match in an On-Demand Single-Elimination Public Event. Players must have a DUEL LINKS legal-for-play Deck prior to each played Game/Match.
      • Some DUEL LINKS Events will require Deck Lists, please be sure to check event information regarding Deck Lists to confirm.

In case of a disconnect, win/loss will be determined by the result given in-game. If the app crashes, or both Duelists disconnect simultaneously and a win is not decided, the Duelists will restart that Duel using the same Decks. Side Decking will not be allowed for that specific Duel.

Instructions on how the competitors can connect to the in-game Tournament Room will be provided once you are seated for the events.

Duelists will need to have the latest DUEL LINKS app installed on their device and reached Stage 4 or higher to participate in Tournaments. The current version at the time of posting is v. 6.7.0.

Q: What are the Rules for MASTER DUEL Tournaments?

A: This event allows you to use your own device and connect to others remotely for a MASTER DUEL format, Single-Elimination event. Test your Deck builds in a Duel using the latest MASTER DUEL Forbidden and Limited restrictions to compete for MASTER DUEL Prizes (while supplies last)!

  • Rounds will be played best of three (3) Duels.
  • Rounds will be 40 minutes long.

Between each Duel, you may use your Side Deck to alter your Deck for the next Duel.

  • Your Side Deck is every card in your collection.
  • Any changes can be made to the Deck between Duels of a Match, including the following:
    • Adding Cards
    • Subtracting Cards
  • The Deck must be legal for play (appropriate number of cards in the Main and Side Deck, complies with the Forbidden and Limited list available within the MASTER DUEL app).
  • If the Duelist believes there is an error or other issue with their Deck, they should contact a Judge immediately.
  • After you finish preparing your Deck, please notify the judge that you have completed Side Decking and are ready to start your next Duel.
  • Failure to do this by the 3-minute mark may result in appropriate penalties.
    • If there are any issues while Side Decking or connecting to the room after confirming you are ready for your next Duel, please notify a judge immediately.
  • Duelists are required to revert their Deck back to its original Deck prior to the start of each Match in an On-Demand Single-Elimination Public Event. Players must have a MASTER DUEL legal-for-play Deck prior to each played Game/Match.
    • Some MASTER DUEL Events will require Deck Lists, please be sure to check event information regarding Deck Lists to confirm.

In case of a disconnect, win/loss will be determined by the result given in-game. If the app crashes, or both Duelists disconnect simultaneously and a win is not decided, the Duelists will restart that Duel using the same Decks. Side Decking will not be allowed for that specific Duel.

Instructions on how the competitors can connect to the in-game Tournament Room will be provided once you are seated for the events.

Duelists will need to have the latest MASTER DUEL app installed on their device to participate in Tournaments. Your device will ask you to update to the latest version, if you do not have the latest version.

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: How long will each Match last? UPDATE

A: Each Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Match will be a best 2-out-of-3 Duel with a 45-minute time limit.

Each Speed Duel Match will be a best 2-out-of-3 Duel with a 40-minute time limit.

Each DUEL LINKS Match will be a best 2-out-of-3 Duel with a 45-minute time limit.

Each MASTER DUEL Match will be a best 2-out-of-3 Duel with a 40-minute time limit.

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.

TournamentMaximum PlayersTickets Awarded
2023 Regional Qualifier16Top 8: 1 Ticket
Top 4: 3 Tickets
3 vs 3 Team Duel64 TeamsTop 4 (Teams): 3 Tickets per Duelist
Top 2 (Teams): 5 Tickets per Duelist
ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!64Top 8: 3 Tickets
Top 4: 9 Tickets
Top 2: 15 Tickets
Charity TournamentNo LimitTop 8: 3 Tickets
Top 4: 9 Tickets
Top 2: 15 Tickets
Dragon Duel EventsNo LimitPlace Top 4: 3 Tickets
DUEL LINKS8Top 4: 1 Ticket
Top 2: 3 Tickets
MASTER DUEL8Top 4: 1 Ticket

Top 2: 3 Tickets

OTS Tournament Series24+Top 4 (Teams): 3 Tickets per Duelist
Top 2 (Teams): 5 Tickets per Duelist
Rivalry of Warlords*8Top 4: 3 Tickets
Top 2: 9 TicketsParticipation: 3 Tickets
Speed Duel Constructed8Top 4 (Teams): 1 Tickets per Duelist
Top 2 (Teams): 3 Tickets per Duelist
Structure Deck8Top 4: 1 Ticket
Top 2: 3 Tickets
Win-A-Mat8Top 4: 1 Ticket

Top 2: 3 Tickets

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament8Top 4: 1 Ticket
Top 2: 3 Tickets

* Rivalry of Warlords tournaments award 3 Prize Wall Tickets for participation instead of 1 Ticket.

Public Event prize wall tickets have no monetary value and are not for sale. Prize wall tickets given out at this event can only be redeemed at YCS Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

VIP Qualifiers

VIP QUALIFIERS

Want to be a VIP (Very Important Player) at the YCS Rio de Janeiro, Brazil? Locations for the VIP Qualifier Tournaments have been posted!

Locations

FAQ’s/Information

YCS Rio de Janeiro FAQ

YCS RIO DE JANEIRO FAQs

YCS Information

  • What happens at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event?
  • When is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?
  • Where is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?
  • What is the attendance capacity for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?
  • When do I turn in my Deck List for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?
  • When can I register for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?
  • What time does the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil start?
  • What are the prizes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?
  • How do I enter the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?
  • How do I obtain the Pre-Registration Yu-Gi-Oh! Coin? NEW!
  • Are there any pack prizes apart from the four packs that everyone gets?
  • What is the format for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?
  • How many rounds will the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have?
  • How many Duelists will advance to Day 2?
  • How many Duelists will advance to the Top Cut?
  • What will I need to bring to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament?
  • If I’ve never been to a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament, what should I expect?
  • Does KDE-US and/or its agents perform filming and photography at these events?
  • I will be bringing my children to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Is there anything I should know?
  • Will the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have Yu-Gi-Oh! Very Important Players (VIPs) and what benefits do the VIPs receive?
  • Will the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 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 I am not done with my Match after 45 minutes?
  • Who should I contact if I have questions about the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

Public Events

  • Will there be Public Events?

Invitations

  • Do I need an invitation to participate in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?
  • If I am not from a South American country and I win the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, do I get to play in the next South America World Championship Qualifier?
  • How and when will I receive my Invite?
  • Is travel or hotel included with my Invite?
  • Can I bring someone with me if I win the trip?

Card Legality

  • What cards are legal for play? IMPORTANT!
  • 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! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 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 the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 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 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, or will I need to have one before I attend the event?
  • Will there be coverage of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?
  • What items are prohibited at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?
  • What if I lost an item at the tournament?

YCS Rio de Janeiro Information

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

A: This is an exciting 2-day event that takes place from Saturday to Sunday. Duelists from all over will attend this event to compete for exclusive prizes, earn invites to the next World Championship Qualifier, and spend the weekend Dueling, trading, and hanging out with hundreds of other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.

In addition to the main Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament, there are numerous Public Events, such as MASTER DUEL Tournaments, Rivalry of Warlords, Win-A-Mat, Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Speed Duel (Speed Duel), Attack of the Giant Card!!, and Regional Qualifier tournaments. There will also be tournaments specifically for Duelists born 2009 or later. Competitive or casual, there is something for everyone to do at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series weekend event.

Q: When is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

A:

Pre-Registration: August 26th, 2022

Main Event: August 27th – 28th, 2022

Q: Where is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

A:

Location:

Windsor Oceanico

R. Martinho de Mesquita, 129 – Barra da Tijuca

Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22620-220, Brazil

Event Hall – Europa I-IV

Q: What is the attendance capacity for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

A:Due to safety, health, and fire regulations, we have seating for up to 650 Duelists for this Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series. We urge you to pre-register on Friday to have a better chance of being able to play in the Main Event. If attendance exceeds the maximum capacity, there will be numerous Public Events that you will still be able to participate in throughout the weekend.

Q: When do I turn in my Deck List for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

A: At the YCS, we will be collecting your Deck List at registration. This means that you must have a completed Deck List ready to hand in when you register for the YCS. There will be one exception to this; if you Pre-Register on Friday, August 26th, you can turn in your Deck List when you Pre-Register or no later than 9:30 AM Saturday August 27th or you 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.

Duelists can download the official KDE-US Deck List at:

https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/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.

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://yugiohblog.konami.com/articles/?p=3534

Duelists are encouraged to complete their Deck List before attempting to register for the Tournament by using the downloadable KDE-US Deck List and typing out all the necessary information in the editable fields on the form.

Q: When can I register for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

A: There are two opportunities to register for the Main Event. Duelists can register for the Main Event during Pre-Registration on Friday, August 26th from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM or during Registration on Saturday, August 27th from 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM. If you choose 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 name will already be on the list for the 1st Round. The Player Meeting will occur while players are seated for the 1st Round of play before play begins.

During Pre-Registration, players who have pre-registered for the Main Event AND submitted their Deck List will receive the new Pre-Registration Coin. This Coin will only be made available during Pre-Registration at our YCS events; players MUST register the Friday prior to the YCS and submit a completed Deck List during Pre-Registration in order to qualify for this prize.

We urge you to pre-register for the event on Friday due to seating capacity, and also have your vaccination status verified. You will be given a wristband once your status has been verified. Please keep this wristband on at all times during the weekend, so that you do not need to be checked each time you enter the venue. Pre-registering on Friday will ensure that your re-entry on Saturday morning will go more smoothly, allowing the event to start on time.

Q: What time does the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil start?

A:

August 26th

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Pre-Registration for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series

August 27th

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM: Registration for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Players who Pre-Registered must turn in Deck List

10:00 AM: Start of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Day 1

August 28th

9:00 AM: Start of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Day 2

Q: What are the prizes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

A:

Place

Prizes

1st

NEW!! Ultra Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Trophy

YCS Branded Premium Messenger Bag

Nintendo ® Switch with Custom YCS Switch Case

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution download code

Yu-Gi-Oh! RUSH DUEL: Dawn of the Battle Royale!! download code
Invite to and VIP status at the next World Championship Qualifier tournament
NEW!! Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat

2nd

NEW!! Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card
YCS Branded Premium Messenger Bag

Nintendo ® Switch with Custom YCS Switch Case

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution download code

Yu-Gi-Oh! RUSH DUEL: Dawn of the Battle Royale!! download code
Invite to the next World Championship Qualifier tournament
NEW!! Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat

3rd

NEW!! Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card
Nintendo ® Switch with Custom YCS Switch Case

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolutiondownload code

Yu-Gi-Oh! RUSH DUEL: Dawn of the Battle Royale!! download code
Invite to the next World Championship Qualifier tournament
NEW!! Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat

4th-8th

Nintendo ® Switch with Custom YCS Switch Case

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution download code

Yu-Gi-Oh! RUSH DUEL: Dawn of the Battle Royale!! download code
Invite to the next World Championship Qualifier tournament

NEW!! Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat

9th-16th

24 booster packs of the current booster release
Invite to the next World Championship Qualifier tournament

NEW!! Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat

17th – 32nd

Invite to the next World Championship Qualifier tournament

NEW!! Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat

Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME | Official Website (3)

NEW!! 2022-2023 YCS Prize Card

Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME | Official Website (4)

NEW!! YCS Top Cut Game Mat

Q: How do I enter the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

A: Duelists will pay R$100 (Brazilian Real) to receive four (4) booster packs of the current booster release (Power of the Elements), and registration into the event.

Cash and Credit Cards will be the only methods of payment accepted for payment into the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series and all Public Events. Gift Cards and Checks will not be accepted.

Q: How do I obtain the new Pre-Registration Yu-Gi-Oh! Coin?

A: All Duelists who pre-register and turn in their valid Deck List on Friday, August 26th, 2022 will receive one Pre-Registration Yu-Gi-Oh! Coin*.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME | Official Website (5)

Pre-Registration Yu-Gi-Oh! Coin

*All participation and pre-registration prizes are available while supplies last.

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

A: 9th – 16th place will each receive 24 booster packs of the current set (Power of the Elements). This is the only product prize, outside of the four (4) packs for entry, that will be awarded.

Q: What is the format for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

A: Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournaments are Constructed events, which means each Duelist 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 Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have?

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

Number of ParticipantsNumber of Swiss RoundsSwiss Rounds Day 1Swiss Rounds Day 2Playoff Top Cut
129 – 256 Duelists8 Rounds8 RoundsNoneTop 32
257 – 512 Duelists9 Rounds9 RoundsNoneTop 32
513 – 1024 Duelists10 Rounds8 Rounds2 RoundsTop 32

Q: How many Duelists will advance to Day 2?

A: If there are 512 Duelists or less registered for the YCS, then the Top 32 will advance to Day 2.

If there are 513 – 1024 Duelists registered for the YCS, then the Top 128 Duelists or all players with a minimum of 16 Points, whichever number is larger, will advance to Day 2.

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

A: The tournament will cut to Top 32 after all rounds of Swiss are completed and prizes will be awarded down to 32nd place.

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

A: You should bring a tournament-legal Deck as described above, along with anytournament 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. 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 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, you will need to register to play. You can register on Friday from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM, or you can register on the morning of the event. If you live in the area or arrive early enough on Friday, you should definitely register then, especially with the new COVID protocols that will require you to show proof of vaccination. Once verified, you will be given a wristband, that will allow you to enter the tournament area more smoothly during the rest of the weekend. 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 you, to make sure the event begins on time – you’ll still be able to play, but you 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, you’ll need a Registration form, a form of ID and your CARD GAME ID if you have one already. 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/downloads/forms/KDE_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 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 you have a completed Registration form and a CARD GAME ID, you can register for the tournament.

You 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/en/downloads/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://yugiohblog.konami.com/articles/?p=3534

Your Deck List will be collected at Registration. Make sure your Deck List is 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/ortournament 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.

KDE-US Official Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Tournament Policy:

https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/penalty_guide/YGOTCG_Policy_v_2_1.pdf

Tournament Infractions and Penalties Policy:

https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/downloads/penalty_guide/Penalty_Guidelines_v_2_1.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. Does KDE-US and/or its agents perform filming and photography at these events?

A: Yes, by entering the premise of this event you agree to the following:

When you enter a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG event or program, you are entering an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, interviews, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for promotional purposes, webcasts, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by KDE-US and its affiliates and representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG or KDE-US events in the future, to highlight the event and promote Yu-Gi-Oh! and KDE-US properties.

You release KDE-US, its employees and representatives, and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of photographs, computer images, video and/or sound recordings. By entering the event premises, you waive any rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, or other publication, irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged.

You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by KDE-US or its agents or representatives. You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.

If you do not wish to be recorded or photographed, please do not enter the premises.

Q: I will be bringing my children to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Is there anything I should know?

A: If your child was born in 2009 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 Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series have Yu-Gi-Oh! Very Important Players (VIPs) and what benefits do the VIPs receive??

A: Yes! We will have VIPs at the YCS. To qualify as a Yu-Gi-Oh! VIP, a Duelist needs to attend and win one of several YCS VIP Qualifier tournaments hosted by an OTS before each Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series. You can find information on those qualifiers here; https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/vip-qualifier/

A Duelist who wins a YCS VIP Qualifier or a UDS Invitational Champion who brings their Championship Belt to the YCS earns the following benefits as a VIP:

  • FREE entry to the YCS and any participation prizes normally awarded at the time of registration (participation packs, Pre-Registration Coin*, etc.) if applicable.
  • VIP Registration. Let a line control staff member know you are a VIP and you will be escorted to the front of the line.
  • Two-Round Bye at the YCS (VIPs start the tournament in Round 3 with a 2-0 record (2 Wins and 0 losses)
  • Assigned Seating throughout the course of the YCS Main Event in a VIP Section

*In order to be eligible for any pre-registration items, VIP must pre-register. If an item requires a Deck List to be submitted at the time of registration in order for it to be awarded, the VIP must submit a valid Deck List while registering to be eligible.

Please note that all VIPs 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. You’ll need to be in the VIP line by 9:45 AM, or you 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: Will the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have the Bounty Feature?

A: Yes! We will be including the Bounty Feature for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series. At the start of the tournament, a certain number of Duelists will be selected and provided with lanyards. Each lanyard will bear a number, from 1 to 10. Each of these Bounty Duelists will begin the tournament with a stack of booster packs (4 packs per round) allotted to him or her. So, for a 10-round tournament, the total Bounty on each Duelist would be 40 booster packs.

At the start of each round, 4 packs will be removed from each Bounty Duelist’s total and placed in their Bounty Pile. If the Bounty Duelist wins, he or she receives 2 of the packs from the Bounty Pile, leaving the rest in the pile. If the Bounty Duelist loses, the opponent claims all of the packs in the Bounty Pile. At the end of each round, both the Bounty Duelist and the opponent must come up to the main stage so the winner can collect the packs.

The longer a Bounty Duelist goes undefeated, the more packs you can win if you beat him or her. If the Bounty Duelist goes undefeated, he or she will keep all the packs in his or her Bounty. Bounty Duelists are not eliminated by a loss. Once you’ve been selected, you are a Bounty Duelist for as long as you are participating in the event. The lanyard is yours to keep.

Bounty Duelists are chosen for a variety of reasons – including past performances at events, running an innovative or exciting Deck, or maybe for wearing a really eye-catching hat. Only players who have pre-registered for the tournament will be selected as a Bounty Duelist. If you are 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 be a 30-minute meal break on Day 1 to allow Duelists to eat, as food and drink are not allowed inside the tournament hall. Announcements will be made the Round prior to the start of the break and a 30-minute time clock will be set. Players who do not arrive for the next Round on time will incur tardiness penalties.

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

A: If someone who is attending the 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 45 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.
    • A “turn” is defined as the start of the Draw Phase until the end of the End Phase for a single Duelist.
  • Once the four (4) turns are completed, Life Point totals are compared and the Duelist with the highest Life Point total wins the Match.
  • If both Duelists’ Life Points are the same after the four (4) turns are completed, then play will continue on a turn-by-turn basis, with the Duelist with the most Life Points at the end of a turn being declared the winner of that Game.

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

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

  • Continue with the current Phase of the Game. Once the Phase is over, stop the game.
  • Determine a Game Winner at this point, with the Duelist with the most Life Points winning the Game.
    • During Swiss Rounds, if both Duelists’ Life Points are the same, the Game is a Draw. Compare Game Wins with the Duelist with the most Game Wins winning the Match. If the Game Win totals are the same, the Match is a Draw.
    • During Single-Elimination, if both Duelists’ Life Points are the same at the end of the current Phase (Step 1 above), finish the current turn. If both Duelists’ Life Points are the same at the end of the turn, then play will continue on a turn-by-turn basis, with the Duelist with the most Life Points at the end of a turn being declared the winner of that Game.

Match Draws cannot occur during Single-Elimination Rounds.

Q: Who should I contact if I have questions about the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

A:

Company: Devir Livraria
Name: Diego Ortiz
E-mail: op@devir.com.br

Public Events

Q: Will there be Public Events?

A: Yes, choose the Public Events Schedule from the menu at the top of this FAQ to view the schedule and more information about the Public Events for this YCS!

Invitations

Q: Do I need an invitation to participate in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

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

Q: If I am not from a South American country and I win the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, do I get to play in the next South America World Championship Qualifier?

A: No, you will not. If the winner does not reside in a South American country, he or she will not be eligible to compete in the South America World Championship Qualifier.

If the winner is from a territory outside of Latin America or North America, they would not be eligible to earn invites or trip within these regions, nor within the region in which they reside.

You can earn a World Championship Qualifier invite through Regional Qualifiers, Dragon Duels, OTS Championships, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Tournaments in any country within North America and Latin America, but you can only compete in the World Championship Qualifier held for your Region and only for the Regions mentioned above.

ExamplesIf a Duelist from Mexico qualifies in the United States, he or she will still play in the next Central America World Championship Qualifier.
If a Duelist who resides outside of North America, Latin America, Europe, or Oceania travels to an event in North America, Latin America, Europe, or Oceania, that Duelist is not eligible to earn an invite.

If you qualify in an event outside of your country, the invite will be awarded to the next World Championship Qualifier event in which your region would normally qualify for (North America and Latin America).

Q: How and when will I receive my Invite?

A: A list of Duelists who have earned invites to a World Championship Qualifier is posted online. You can find the list here: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/rankings/wcq-invite-lists/

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

  • 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.

Q: Is travel or hotel included with my Invite?

A: Only the winner of each Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament will receive paid travel and accommodations for their next World Championship Qualifier tournament. Invites earned in any other way do not include travel or accommodations.

Q: Can I bring someone with me if I win the trip?

A: If you are 17 or younger at the time of travel, you will also receive travel and accommodations for a parent or legal guardian. If you are 18 or older, you will win travel and accommodation for yourself only.

Card Legality

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.

In addition to checking the tournament legality of a product, please check the current Advanced Format Forbidden/Limited list. Certain cards in products with tournament-legal dates can sometimes be excluded from the current format.

Cards that have been altered from their original appearance with surface decoration may be used for play only if the alterations do not obscure any portion of the card text, make the illustration difficult to recognize, or make the card distinguishable from other cards in the Deck while it is face-down.

If a card’s surface decoration renders the card unrecognizable at first glance, then the card is not allowed for tournament play.

The Head Judge of the event has final arbitration on whether or not altered cards may be used at the tournament. Duelists are responsible for determining whether or not their altered cards are acceptable for use before the start of the tournament.

In addition to the criteria listed above, the latest product that will be legal for play is Power of the Elements (POTE). Tactical Masters (TAMA), the release date of which is August 26, 2022, will not be legal for play at this YCS, with the exception of any reprints found in TAMA.

Subscription promos* for Weekly SHONEN JUMP Magazine and/or promotional cards that have not been released in Latin America are not tournament legal in Latin America. The list below contains SHONEN JUMP promos and video game promos that have not been released in Latin America:

JUMP-EN006 Unity

JUMP-EN007 Yu-Jo Friendship

JUMP-EN008 Judgment of Pharaoh

YZ05-EN001 Number 72: Shogi Rook

YZ09-EN001 Gagaga Head

YA05-EN001 Odd-Eyes Phantasma Dragon

YA06-EN001 Timelord Progenitor Vorpgate

JMPS-EN001 Troposphere

PCK-002 Aqua Chorus

PCK-003 Seal of the Ancients

DBT-EN001 Emes the Infinity

DBT-EN003 Twinheaded Beast

YDB1-EN002 Metal Shooter

WC4-001 Fairy King Truesdale

*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.

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. For English or Spanish language cards, you are not required to have an official translation (with the exception of Brazil and Trinidad & Tobago, Spanish cards will need English translation). Portuguese cards do not require a translation for the Brazilian event(s).
  • 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! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, instead of competing as a Duelist – how do I request to participate?

A: If you’re interested in judging at a Tier 2 or higher event, please visit http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/judges/index.html, for information about how to join the KDE-US 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 KDE-US Judge Program FAQ for answers to most common questions: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/judges/judge-faq/

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

Buying and selling includes all items, not just cards or gaming supplies.

Trading is restricted to cards – attendees may not bring other merchandise or items to the venue for trading.

Attendees may not solicit business, hand out flyers, etc. while at the venue.

The Tournament Organizer reserves the right to limit the number of cards that can be brought into the venue for trading.

Q: I want to vend at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, who should I contact?

A: Vending space is available free of charge at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, 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 op@devir.com.br with the header “Request to Vend at [YCS Rio de Janeiro 2022].” 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, and Devir Livraria handle 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 the 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 the 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 KDE-US 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 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 10-digit CARD GAME 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 Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

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 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

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?

Duelists are responsible for looking after their own belongings at the event. KDE-US, 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.

Company: Devir Livraria
Name: Diego Ortiz
E-mail: op@devir.com.br

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