Besting more than 1200 Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) players in highly competitive and, at times, nerve-wracking play, Merlin Schumacher from Munich, Germany achieved the top prize of being crowned the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) winner, this past weekend in San Mateo, CA.
Additionally, Nolan Galvao from San Lorenzo, CA displayed his dominance, by claiming the title of YCS San Mateo Dragon Duel Champion! Duelists, born in 2001 or later, traveled from across California and the Southwestern United States to this premier-level event hosted by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami). The Dragon Duel winners from Saturday and Sunday, Nolan Galvao and Kozavid Duncan, respectively, squared off to find out who was going home with the trophy and the big time reputation. As the final cards were flipped over and played, it was Galvao who edged Duncan.