Exclusive: Konami celebrates Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship

Published on: 19th September 2023

Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. tells Toy World how the return of the prestigious Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship is emblematic of the continued growth of the card game.

The festivities celebrating the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game’s upcoming 25th anniversary continue in earnest. Special Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products commemorating the milestone are showing strong sales, and the excitement continues to build with further 25th anniversary products on the way.

Another major milestone that the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game is celebrating is the long-awaited return of the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship (WCS). Like so many things, in-person competitive events were not possible during the worldwide pandemic, but the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG has now returned to tournament halls across the United Kingdom and Europe in 2022 and last month, the Yu-Gi-Oh! WCS, the most prestigious event in the Dueling calendar, made a very welcome return, taking place for the first time in four years.

Competitors from across the globe came together to prove their prowess in the Tokyo Big Sight, one of the largest international exhibition centres in Japan. Fans watched on international livestreams as the world’s top Duelists competed across a tense, exciting weekend. The WCS was the culmination of an incredible season for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG’s competitive scene. In May and June, 20 National Championships took place across Europe where nearly 10,000 Duelists took part, shattering previous attendance records by a considerable margin.

The full article, which includes more about what took place at the WCS and new Yu-Gi-Oh! products launching this autumn/winter, can be found here, as part of Toy World’s September Games & Puzzles supplement.


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