Upper Deck Entertainment Hosts Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game National Championship
Event in Columbus, Ohio
Hundreds Battle for Chance to Compete in Upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World
Championship Event in Anaheim, CA
The nationís best Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Duelists will duke it out for the
chance to represent the United States in the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World
Championship event, as Upper Deck Entertainment hosts the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG National
Championship Event in Columbus, Ohio. The National Championship event will be
held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center during the Origins International
Gaming Expo on Saturday, June 26.
Top finalists will not only earn a spot to represent the United States, but will
also battle twenty-five competing countries from around the world for the coveted
title as "Yu-Gi-Oh! King of Games." These countries include Japan,
Philippines, Australia, Brazil, Switzerland, Brazil, and Canada to name a few.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship event will be held on Sunday, July 25 at the
Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California.
Over 300 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG fans earned a spot in the National Championship event by
competing and winning previous tournaments in their various regions. Players who
are not already qualified can play to win a slot in one of two Last Chance
tournaments on Friday, June 25. There are currently over 5,000 stores hosting
weekly tournaments in which over 600,000 people participate.
During the game, players Duel each other by Summoning monsters and activating
Spell and Trap Cards. Using a Starter Deck and/or booster sets, Duelists collect
cards to play their hands against other Duelists. Duelists with well-constructed
Decks, powerful monsters, solid strategy and a little good fortune are the winners
in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME.
For more information on the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME or Upper Deck Entertainment,
please visit www.yugioh-card.com;
for products or to access the online store, please log onto
Upper Deck Entertainment is the exclusive worldwide distributor, with the exception
of Japan and Asian countries, of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME.
Source: The Upper Deck Co, LLC
Date: June 15, 2004
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