Central American Duelists – it’s time to Duel! Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) is pleased to announce the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Central American World Championship Qualifier (WCQ) and Central American Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier to be held June 11 – 12 in Guadalajara, Mexico. This ultra-competitive weekend-long tournament gives hundreds of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Duelists from across Central America their chance to qualify for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship this August in Orlando, Florida.

The invitation-only Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ are the most prestigious Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG tournaments of the year. The first place finisher from the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ will be invited to the World Championship to be held in Orlando, Florida on August 20 – 21, 2016. The winners from both WCQs will receive paid travel and accommodations, along with a host of other prizes, and the title of “Central American Champion 2016.” Runners-up will also receive exciting prizes. Everyone in the Main Event will receive a 2016 WCQ Game Mat and 2016 WCQ Card Sleeves as participation prizes.

Players who haven’t already qualified for the Central American WCQ or the Central American Dragon Duel WCQ still have a chance to participate during Last Chance Qualifiers. Duelists who have not qualified for the WCQ can play in Last Chance Qualifiers to earn an invite to the WCQ. This event will be held on Friday, June 10 beginning at 12:00 p.m. and end with registration for the last LCQ closing at 5:00 p.m. Dragon Duel LCQ will be scheduled for 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. that same day.

Pre-registration for the Central American WCQ will run from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 10 and registration will continue promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 11. Players will use their constructed Decks all the way to the Championship. Duelists can find the answers to many of their questions here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/2016/2016WCQ_CentAm_FAQ.html.

Event Address:
Hotel Misión Guadalajara Carlton
Av. Niños Heroes 125, Centro, 44100
Guadalajara, México
[http://www.hotelesmision.com.mx/guadalajara_carlton.php]

Additionally, a full range of Public Events such as 2017 Regional Qualifiers, Dragon Duel Tournaments for players born 2004 or later, Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers, 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!, Win-A-Mat, Sealed Starter Deck and Structure Deck, Duelist League, Yu-Gi-Oh! Day and Battle City Tournaments will be held through the weekend.

Central American WCQ Prizing Information:
• 1st place – Invitation to the World Championship; travel and accommodations to the World Championship; complete set of Breakers of Shadow and Shining Victories; Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; 64GB iPad; additional Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; WCQ Top Cut Game Mat; a Championship Trophy; a personalized jersey (to be awarded at the World Championship); and 24 booster packs from recent sets
• 2nd place – 16GB iPad AIR; and 12 booster packs from recent sets; Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; WCQ Top Cut Game Mat; and a Championship Trophy
• 3rd – 4Th place – Complete set of Clash of Rebellions, Dimension of Chaos, Breakers of Shadow, Shining Victories; Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; WCQ Top Cut Game Mat; and a Championship Trophy
• 5th – 8th place – Complete set of Breakers of Shadow and Shining Victories; Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; WCQ Top Cut Game Mat; and a Championship Trophy
• 9th – 16th place – 24 booster packs from recent sets; WCQ Top Cut Game Mat; and a Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card

Central American Dragon Duel WCQ Prizing Information:
• 1st place – Invitation to the World Championship; travel and accommodations to the World Championship; complete set of Breakers of Shadow and Shining Victories; Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; 64GB iPad; WCQ Top Cut Dragon Duel Game Mat; a Championship Trophy; a personalized jersey (to be awarded at the World Championship)
• 2nd place – 16GB iPad AIR; complete set of Breakers of Shadow and Shining Victories; WCQ Top Cut Dragon Duel Game Mat; and a Championship Trophy
• 3rd – 4Th place – Complete set of Breakers of Shadow and Shining Victories; WCQ Top Cut Dragon Duel Game Mat; and a Championship Trophy
• 5th – 8th place – Complete set of Shining Victories; and a WCQ Top Cut Dragon Duel Game Mat

Duelists can watch a new episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V every Sunday on Nicktoons – check local listings for times. In addition, all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episodes every Tuesday as well as all of classic Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s can be seen on http://www.yugioh.com in the United States. In Canada, Duelists can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V every Friday and Saturday on Teletoon! For more information on KONAMI or the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, please visit http://www.yugioh-card.com or call 310-220-8630 to speak directly with a Yu-Gi-Oh! customer support team member.

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