It has been recently announced that the popular trading card game Yu-Gi-Oh well be hosting their world championship tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 10th-11th. The tournament will set the best players from all around the world against each other for a opportunity to win the title of World Champion.
The 2013 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship will be held at Bally’s Las Vegas (www.ballyslasvegas.com).
2013 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship Location
Bally’s Las Vegas
3645 S. Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Bally’s Event Center, Bronze & Silver Ball rooms, Sky View 5 & 6
2013 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship Schedule (approximate times)
Saturday, August 10th
9:30 a.m.: Opening Ceremonies
10:00 a.m.: Round One begins
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Public Events
Sunday, August 11th
10:00 a.m.: Round One begins
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Public Events
2:15 p.m.: Dragon Duel Final Round begins
3:30 p.m.: Final Round begins
4:40 p.m.: Awards Ceremony
There are two tournaments being held titled, Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) World Champion or Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Dragon Duel World Champion, for those born 2000 or later, at the preeminent Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME World Championship.
26 adept players in the Main Event will compete for the chance to to wield the Championship Trophy. Konami has players coming from all around the world: Six players from North America, two players from Latin America, five players from Japan, six from Europe and Oceania, and seven from other Asian countries will all be competing to become the world champion. These players competed at their National or Continental Qualifiers, earning them the right to represent their region in Las Vegas.
For those rooting for the American team, Patrick Hoban, the North American Champion, as well as David Keener III, Stephen Silverman, Norbeto Leon, Robert Boyajian II and Aaron Riker will be representing the North American team with the hopes of bringing home the trophy for the first time.
Additionally, twelve top Dragon Duelists will face their peers as they compete to earn the highly respected title of 2013 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel World Champion. Two North American Dragon Duelists Ben Leverett, Oliver Tomajko, and two Latin American Dragon Duelists will join 8 other Duelists from across the globe for a fierce competition.
Konami is also allowing fans, families, and friends of the participating Duelists to come and root for their respective/favorite player. Throughout the weekend, spectators and players can enjoy a host of fun and free Public Events such as a basketball challenge, beanbag toss, bingo, and a Giant Mat Challenge.
Attendees will also be able to create their own exclusive one-of-a-kind Yu-Gi-Oh! Token Card. They can choose from five different card backgrounds with characters, including many fan favorites, to create their own personalized Token Card.
If you are unable to attend the championship don’t worry about it,the Konami staff will be live streaming the event at www.yugioh-card.com/en/events.
Also, Dan Green the voice of Yugi and Erica Schroeder, the voice of Mai and Akiza from the popular Yu-Gi-Oh! animated television series will be on hand during the weekend as Master of Ceremonies.
If you are interested in the animated show, you can tune in every Saturday morning for the all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL animated series as well as classic Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes on Vortexx on The CW in the United States. In addition, classic Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes air weekdays on Nicktoons, along with Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL airing on the network Saturday and Sunday mornings. Canadian audiences can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL every Friday and Saturday on YTV!