Yugioh Ultimate Duelist Series

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
(KONAMI) is pleased to announce that the next premier-level event for the
ever-popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) – the

Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational – Summer 2016 will be held in Chicago,
Ill. September 17-18. Giving players the opportunity to play competitively
year-round, the Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) is another premier event in
KONAMI’s extensive Organized Play program. Duelists from across the region
will travel to Chicago for this two-day event to compete for the title of
The Ultimate Duelist and earn exclusive prizes, and spend the weekend
Dueling, trading, and hanging out with other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.

The UDS Invitational is a free, 2-day event comprised of a main tournament
that is open to qualified Duelists who have earned a minimum requirement of
UDS Points, and numerous Public Events that are open to all Duelists,
including tournaments specifically for Duelists born in 2004 or later,
Regional Qualifiers, Win-A-Mats, and much more. Competitive or casual, there
is something for everyone at a UDS Invitational.

The highlight of the UDS Invitational is the main tournament, in which
qualified Duelists compete to earn the title of The Ultimate Duelist and a
bevy of prizes that includes an exclusive full-size, Championship title
belt. This is no ordinary Championship belt as it also grants special
benefits befitting an Ultimate Duelist, such as:

– Free entry into Regional Qualifiers and YCS Tournaments (with no
participation packs)

– VIP Status at YCS Tournaments, which includes a two-round BYE and
preferred seating

– Feature Match priority at Premier Events

In addition to the main tournament of the UDS Invitational, there are many
other Public Event opportunities during the weekend that all Duelists can
participate in. In addition to Dragon Duels (for Duelists born in 2004 or
later) and Regional Qualifier tournaments, KONAMI will hold ATTACK OF THE
GIANT CARD!!, Battle City, Structure Deck, Win-A-Mat, Yu-Gi-Oh! Day and
Public Event Playoff tournaments. Plus KONAMI will include a new tournament,
the Generation Duel, where Duelists can play a Deck based off of one of the
five different anime series (eras) of Yu-Gi-Oh!

Registration for the UDS Invitational – Summer 2016 Day 1 will begin
Saturday, September 17 at 8 a.m. and continue until 9:45 a.m. Day 2 will
begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 18. Upon registering, each Duelist will
receive one UDS Invitational Lanyard, and one UDS Invitational Pin (while
supplies last). Duelists are also eligible to receive additional prizes,
such as a UDS Invitational Lanyard Medal and/or 1st Round BYE, if they
redeem the requisite amount of UDS Points at registration.

Event Address:

Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile

Chicago River Ballroom

511 N. Columbus Dr.

Chicago, IL 60611

Prizing Information for Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational – Summer 2016:

* 1st place – Ultimate Duelist Championship Belt; Travel and
Accommodations to Winner’s next Season’s Invitational to defend their
title; SJC Ultra Rare Prize Card – Dark End Dragon; Ultimate Duelist Series
Invitational Game Mat; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Pin;
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Winner Pin; 100 UDS Points (awarded for
next Season)

* 2nd place – SJC Ultra Rare Prize Card – Dark End Dragon; Ultimate
Duelist Series Invitational Game Mat; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational
Top Cut Pin; 50 UDS Points (awarded for next Season)

* 3rd – 4th place – SJC Ultra Rare Prize Card – Dark End Dragon;
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Game Mat; Ultimate Duelist Series
Invitational Top Cut Pin; 30 UDS Points (awarded for next Season)

* 5th – 8th place – SJC Ultra Rare Prize Card – Dark End Dragon;

Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Game Mat; Ultimate Duelist Series;
Invitational Top Cut Pin; 20 UDS Points (awarded for next Season)

* ALL Day Two – Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Day 2 Pin;
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Day 2 Medal for Lanyard; 20 UDS Points
(awarded for next Season)

* Redemption Tier (100 UDS Points) – Ultimate Duelist Series
Invitational Lanyard; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Pin; 10 UDS
points (awarded for next Season)

* Redemption (150 UDS Points) – Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational
Lanyard; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Pin; Ultimate Duelist Series
Invitational Medal for Lanyard; 10 UDS points (awarded for next Season)

* Redemption Tier (200 UDS Points) – Ultimate Duelist Series
Invitational Lanyard; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Pin; Ultimate
Duelist Series Invitational Medal for Lanyard; 1st round Bye; 10 UDS Points
(awarded for next Season)

Duelists earn 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 can also earn UDS Points at other
Sanctioned Events such as Regionals, YCS, and OTS Championships.

The UDS Invitational – Summer 2016 is a Constructed event, which means each
Duelist must bring his or her own Deck in order to compete. Decks must be
constructed according to the latest Advanced Format guidelines, which went
into effect August 29. For more information, Duelists can visit

http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/limited/index.html.