The Ultimate Duelist Series was recently held at Centro de Convenciones de Guayaquil and was hosted by Konami. Juan Sebastian Andrade, from Guayaquil, Ecuador was able to secure the victory in a intense and hard fought duel against Jose Anthony Osores, from Ica, Peru. The duel between both competitors had the crowd on the edge of their seats, in the end Juan Sebastian Andrade earned a well deserved victory and now holds the the coveted Ultimate Duelist Championship Belt, Andrade also received a bevy of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG themed prizes such as travel and accommodations to next year’s Invitational to defend his title. He also pocketed a Shonen Jump Championship Ultra Rare Prize Card – Dark End Dragon, a UDS Invitational Game Mat, UDS Invitational Top Cut Pin, UDS Invitational Winner Pin, and 100 UDS Points (awarded for next Season).
The UDS Invitational – South America 2016 was a Constructed event, which means each Duelist brought their own Deck in order to compete. Decks were constructed according to the latest Advanced Format guidelines, including the new Adjusted List which went into effect February 8.
UDS Invitationals are open to qualified Duelists who have earned a minimum requirement of UDS Points. Duelists earned UDS Points by competing in UDS Qualifiers held at their local Official Tournament Stores (OTS) and at Public Event UDS Qualifiers held at YCS and WCQ tournaments. Duelists also earned UDS Points at other Sanctioned Events such as Regionals, YCS, and OTS Championships. The two-day event welcomed Duelists from all over the region who competed for exclusive prizes, and spent the weekend Dueling, trading, and hanging out with other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.