Yu-Gi-Oh! Gamers arrive in Long Beach to Battle for World Championship

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yu-gi-oh trading card world championshipThe world’s best and brightest Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game and Video Game players are coming to Long Beach to battle for top Yu-Gi-Oh! honors. After 12 months of tournaments and hundreds of qualifying events across the globe, the greatest players will bring their best Yu-Gi-Oh! Decks and skills to Long Beach in hopes of being crowned Konami Digital Entertainment’s (KDE) 2010 World Champion.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship will include the top players from the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Asia, Oceania and Europe to compete for the coveted title of Champion. Due to its collectability and strong game play, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG has become the world’s number one selling trading card game of all time* with more than 22 BILLION cards sold and enjoyed by millions of players on every inhabited continent.

The final quest to reign supreme begins on August 14 as the World Championship unfolds over the course of the weekend. KDE is also offering public events open to everyone — for those not participating in the World Championship. Attendees can participate in various events like Regional Qualifiers, King of the Hill events, and (for Duelists age 12 & under) Dragon Duels. There will also be activities for Yu-Gi-Oh! fans looking for something more casual than a tournament setting. Special World Championship 2010 packs will also be given away to select participants.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Video Game World Championship will also be held pitting world-class Duelists from around the globe on the center stage. Competitors have battled for months, to make it to the World Championship event with a single goal, to be crowned the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Champion. Competitions leading up to the finale have been played using Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s World Championship 2010: Reverse of Arcadia, allowing Duelists to completely craft a customized Deck worthy of making it to the World Championships.

Attendees can also pose for pictures with the Duel Runner, Stardust Dragon, or get their own personalized token card created. The Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s DUEL TERMINAL arcade-style machines and the latest upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! video game titles will also be present. And there will be a place for parents and chaperones to rest in the Parent’s Lounge while their young Duelists are showing off their skills. Additionally, there will be three anime rooms showing videos from each of the three Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series, and a Sneak Preview of the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D movie! In addition, Greg Abbey, the voice actor for Yusei, from the wildly popular animated series Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s will be in attendance all weekend.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME & Video Game World Championship takes place August 14-15 at the Long Beach Convention Center, 300 East Ocean Boulevard. Admission to all championship and all events are free.

For more information on Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME or the World Championship event details, please visit www.yugioh-card.com.

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