Yu-Gi-Oh! introduces Rush Duel as World Champions named

Published on: 8th August 2023

Konami’s new Yu-Gi-Oh! format, Rush Duel, has been added to Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, allowing players to collect Rush Duel cards and experience exciting duels.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel is coming to the hit digital card game on 28th September. The new development will launch alongside a new world based on the popular animated series, Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens.

Rush Duel will offer a simpler, streamlined Yu-Gi-Oh! playstyle that will entertain players new and old, with the update promising to give all players a fresh start.

Rush Duel is an alternate Yu-Gi-Oh! format, distinct from Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG rulesets. In Rush Duel, players can draw multiple cards at once, refilling their hand on each turn. Players can also summon powerful monsters back-to-back, filling up the field with cards in fast-paced, thrilling duels.

When the Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens world arrives on 28th September, both the existing Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links format and the new Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel format will be available to play.

“We hope both will be enjoyed by everyone all over the world,” Akitsu Terashima said. “Please look forward to the next big update in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links.”

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links brings the popular game to life on mobile devices and on PC. Duelists can kindle the spirit of Yami Yugi, Jaden Yuki, Yusei Fudo and other beloved characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise in competitive card battle action. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links has now achieved 150m downloads worldwide.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links is available for free at the App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Google Play for Android devices, and for PC via Steam.

The announcement was made by Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links producer Akitsu Terashima at the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship, where the official 2023 tournament reached its thrilling conclusion on Sunday 6th August at the Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center) in Japan. The highly-anticipated tournament, returning for the first time since 2019, crowned World Champions in three different, closely fought categories.

In the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Main Event, Paulie Aronson from North America prevailed in the final, defeating Juan Mateo Augusto Renteria Pastor from Peru to take home the title of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Champion 2023. The winner used a Dragon Link Deck to prevail 2-0 in a tense and exciting final.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links final was hotly contested between Takagi and Yukoo, with Takagi winning 3-0, while the inaugural WCS for Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, a 3v3 team event, culminated in an electrifying tournament. The final saw Team 7 face up against snipehunters. It ended 5-3 in the favour of snipehunters, with Josh, QuantalThink and Emre becoming the first ever Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel World Champions.


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