YCS Sheffield will be a very special YCS: Instead of Advanced Constructed, this event will be played as a Sealed Pack event! Duelists will receive 10 boosters Battle Pack: Epic Dawn and construct a 30-card Deck out of the cards in those packs. This way, everyone starts out with the same chances, even if they do not own a high-end Constructed Deck! More information on Sealed Pack Play in general can be found here.
This change does not mean that every YCS from now on will be Sealed Pack – YCS Barcelona will be again played in Advanced Constructed format. However, we do plan to host some of our future YCS events as Sealed Pack.
To celebrate this very first Yu-Gi-Oh! Premier event using Sealed Pack Play, every participant will receive a very unique gamemat as participation prize!
Who can participate in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
The Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament is an open event. No invite is required – everyone can participate!
Next Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series stop:
September 08th / 09th 2012
Sheffield International Venues – Ice Sheffield
Coleridge Rd, Sheffield S9 5DA
- The Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series will be Sealed Pack Play format. Every participant will receive 10 boosters Battle Pack: Epic Dawn at the player meeting. They will then build a 30-card Deck out of the cards received from those packs and use that Deck to play during the event.
- To avoid problems during Deck registration, and to eliminate the need for a Deck Swap, Duelists at the YCS Sheffield main event will be given pre-registered card pools to construct their Decks. This will make it easier for everybody, as accidental mis-registrations can be avoided.
- The Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series will consist of a number of Swiss-style rounds, followed by one or more top cuts, as follows:
- Up to 512 Duelists: 6 rounds of Swiss on Saturday, 3 rounds of Swiss on Sunday (open to Top64 AND everyone with 12 points or more), then Top16 Single-Elimination
- 513 to 1024 Duelists: 7 rounds of Swiss on Saturday, 3 rounds of Swiss on Sunday (open to Top128 AND everyone with 15 points or more), then Top32 Single-Elimination
- 1025 or more Duelists: 8 rounds of Swiss on Saturday, 3 rounds of Swiss on Sunday (open to Top256 AND everyone with 18 points or more), then Top32 Single-Elimination
- There will be a playoff match for 3rd place.
- The time limit for Deck Construction is 20 minutes. The time limit for each round is 40 minutes. For semifinals, finals and playoff for 3rd place, it is 60 minutes.
- At the start of Sunday’s competition, each Duelist who is eligible to continue to play in the main event (see above) will receive a new card pool. He will then construct a new Deck from this new card pool and continue to play with this new Deck.
Prizes and Entry Fee
Entry fee for the event will be EUR 20. Every participant receives 10 boosters Battle Pack: Epic Dawn as particiaption prize / Deck building material.
Each Duelist also receives an exclusive participation gamemat and a Battle Pack: Epic Dawn Deck box.
Ultra Rare “Digvorzhak, King of Heavy Industry” YCS Prize Card
Paid travel and accomodation to/at WCQ EC 2013
|2nd||Super Rare “Digvorzhak, King of Heavy Industry” YCS Prize Card
32GB tablet PC
|3rd||Super Rare “Digvorzhak, King of Heavy Industry” YCS Prize Card
32 GB touchscreen MP3 player
|4th||32 GB touchscreen MP3 player|
|5th-8th||Nintendo 3DS with Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2011|
|9th-16th||24 boosters of Return of the Duelist|
|all Top 32||YCS gamemat & qualification to WCQ EC 2013|
|participation||10 Battle Pack: Epic Dawn boosters; YCS Gamemat|