[OCG] Actual Details on Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Japan

It’s rather peculiar in how things are being managed compared to the TCG’s handling of these events. Starting with you need to buy a mat and sleeves to participate.

WHAT is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

The YCS is a tournament series held overseas where a large number of Duelists gather to decide a winner! The 200th YCS will be held in September 2018, and its scale is such that it holds the World Record for “TCG Tournament with the largest number of recorded participants”
Duelists bring the Deck they like best and delivers an exciting Duel.

The Tokyo Venue is “Tokyo Big Site Hall 3” (October 6th, 2018)

The Osaka Venue is “INTEX Osaka Hall 5 A” (October 8th, 2018)

Event Summary:

  • Best of 1 Duel System (Qualifying Swiss Format + Finals Tounament)
  • For details, please confirm event regulations
  • Finals will be held during the same day

Qualifying Rounds
Best of 1 Duel (7 Rounds of Swiss)
Duels have a Time Limit of 25 Minutes
Double Elimination Format (If you lose twice, you’re eliminated from the event).

Finals
Best of 1 Duel (5 Rounds, Top 32 Duelists)
Duels have a Time Limit of 25 Minutes

Prizes

First Place:
• Trophy
• Invite to WCS 2019 Japanese Representative Qualifying Event
• Complete Set of “Soul Fusion” 20th Secret Rares
• Complete Set of “Cybernetic Horizon” 20th Secret Rares
• Card Set of WCS 2018 Commemorative Cards (i.e. 20th Secret Rares of “Dark Magician” and “Blue-Eyes White Dragon”)

Second Place:
• Trophy
• Complete Set of “Soul Fusion” 20th Secret Rares
• Complete Set of “Cybernetic Horizon” 20th Secret Rares
• Card Set of WCS 2018 Commemorative Cards (i.e. 20th Secret Rares of “Dark Magician” and “Blue-Eyes White Dragon”)

Third Place:
• Trophy
• Complete Set of “Soul Fusion” 20th Secret Rares
• Card Set of WCS 2018 Commemorative Cards (i.e. 20th Secret Rares of “Dark Magician” and “Blue-Eyes White Dragon”)

Fourth Place:
• Complete Set of “Soul Fusion” 20th Secret Rares
• Card Set of WCS 2018 Commemorative Cards (i.e. 20th Secret Rares of “Dark Magician” and “Blue-Eyes White Dragon”)

Fifth to Eighth Place:
• Complete Set of “Soul Fusion” Secret Rares
• Card Set of WCS 2018 Commemorative Cards (i.e. 20th Secret Rares of “Dark Magician” and “Blue-Eyes White Dragon”)

Ninth to Thirty Second Place:
• Card Set of WCS 2018 Commemorative Cards (i.e. 20th Secret Rares of “Dark Magician” and “Blue-Eyes White Dragon”)

Regulations and Punishments
Anything not specifically listed will follow the provisions of Ranking Duels. (i.e. “General Regulations”, “Tournament Regulations”, “Penalty Provisions”, “Non-Japanese Card Usage Regulations”, “Limit Regulations”).

1.Tournament Rules
A.Tournament Rules
• The Tournament Rules are based on the “New Master Rule” rule set.
• Victory of a Match in the tournament is decided by winning a single Duel.
• Duels may end in a draw at this tournament.

B. Regarding Decks
You can only use one Deck during the tournament.
You cannot use a Side Deck.

C. Time Limits
For this tournament, the limit for a Duel shall be 25 Minutes.

We have the smooth progression of Duels in mind. “Penalties” are to be applied to anyone who intentionally tries to draw out a Duel. Whether deliberate or not, if you over-think your plays or make excessively unnecessary moves, or any such case where tournament event time is deemed to be wasted, Judges will give penalties starting with “Attention”.
If you feel the opponent is dragging a game out, call a Judge. Depending on the tournament format, the following will happen when a Win Condition hasn’t been satisifed.

Swiss Style Format
【First Decision】 If a Duel goes over the time limit, the result of the Duel is treated as a Draw.
Duels can end in a Draw (However, it counts as a Loss to both players)

【Second Decision】 When a Duel goes over the time limit, follow the steps below to decide a Duel’s conclusion.
If neither player has won or loss at the end of the end of the time limit, the Duel is considred a “Draw” (and thus it counts as a Loss to both players)

Top Cut Tournament System
【First Decision】 If a Duel goes over the time limit, the result of the Duel is treated as a Draw.
Duels can end in a Draw (However, it counts as a Loss to both players)

【Second Decision】 When a Duel goes over the time limit, follow the steps below to decide a Duel’s conclusion.
• Continue until the end of the turn.
• If victory or defeat is not decided by the end of that turn, enter an “Extra Turn”.
• Extra Turn → One turn counted from the opponent’s turn.
• If you win or lose a Duel in one turn, the Duel ends as normal. If victory isn’t decided, the player with the higher LP at the end of the Extra Turn wins the Duel.
• If both players’ LP is the same at the end of the Extra Turn, proceed to Sudden Death.
• With regards to Extra Turn: Even if LP is greater or less at the end of the time limit, continue until the end of that turn. If victory has not be decided by the end of that turn, proceed to an Extra Turn.
• With regards to Sudden Death: Judge at the end of the turn whether LP has changed. The player whose LP is higher wins the Duel, if both player’s LP remains the same, proceed to the next turn, ad infinitum, until a win condition is established.
• Even if you pay LP, that is considered a modification of LP

2. Card Limitations
• Proxy cards are strictly forbidden.
• When constructing your Deck, all cards used must be “Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game” (Japanese Version).
• Proxy cards, placing stickers on cards cards (or sleeves or protectors), or any other method of marking “Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game” cards is strictly forbidden.

Deck Restrictions
Main Deck: 40 to 60 Cards
Extra Deck: 0 to 15 Cards
Side Deck: Not Used

Regarding Card Limitations
For the tournament, cards with restrictions on their use in constructing a Deck are set as “Forbidden Cards”, “Limited Cards”, and “Semi-Limited Cards”.

• Forbidden Cards cannot be included in the construction of a Main or Extra Deck.
• A Limited Card is a card you can only include a single copy of in your Main or Extra Deck.
• A Semi-Limited Card is a card you can only include up to two copies of in your Main or Extra Deck.

For the above cards, please refer to “Limit Regulations”. The contents described may change.

Limit Regulations
In addition to the latest Limit Regulations applicable for the date of the event, the following cards are Forbidden:

Mystik Wok
Emergency Provisions
Rainbow Life
Self-Destruct Button
Tri-and-Guess

Entry is based on “First Come, First Serve” for the first 2048 players to arrive.

How to Attend:
You can attend by purchasing a “Sky Striker Ace Duel Set” for 3,000 Yen (plus Tax) by pressing one of the following buttons (sic.)

• Sale of the “Sky Striker Ace Duel Set” is scheduled to begin at 7PM JST on August 24th, 2018. (Sale ends once limit has been reached)
• Purchase applications are handled on an external site. Sales of the Duel Set and Participation Confirmation will be handled by the following companies
Tokyo Venue: カードラボ(株式会社カードラボ)
Osaka Venue: ドラゴンスター(株式会社ジェイフード) ]
• For inquiries about purchasing and acquiring Duel Sets, please check with the application page of each company.
• “Sky Striker Duel Set” is limited to one per person. (Please press the confirmation button for the delivery of goods.)
• We cannot transfer competition participation rights (i.e. Only the person registered with the Konami Card Game ID card used can participate, not their friends or family)

Event Time Schedule:
8AM JST to 8PM JST

Delivery of Goods
“Sky Striker Duel Sets” will be handed to you at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Japan, at the day of the event.

Proof of participation (i.e. a Wristband) will be distributed on the day of the event to participants only, and we will make confirmation using the 2D Barcode issued at the time you purchased the “Sky Striker Ace Duel Set” online.

(Note: You basically have to play in the event to get the Sky Striker Ace set. If you refuse, you don’t get the goods.)

Information on Side Events is Forth Coming

Merchandise Information
Besides tournament participants, general visitors can purchase goods at one of the corners. Let’s introduce the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Japan limited edition products. (We will also be selling various Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game merchandise)

Event Venue Limited Edition Items

“Dark Burning Magic” Duel Set
Price: 3000 Yen plus Tax
• Special Duel Field (Rubber Playmat)
• Special Duelist Card Protector (100 Sleeves)

“Police Patrol of the Underworld” Duel Set
Price: 3000 Yen plus Tax
• Special Duel Field (Rubber Playmat)
• Special Duelist Card Protector (100 Sleeves)

You can buy 2 of each Duel Set per person. First come, first serve, while supplies last.

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