Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. (KONAMI) has announced the official dates and venue for the much-awaited Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship (WCS) 2023. The prestigious card game tournament, returning for the first time since 2019, will take place on August 5-6 at the Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center) in Japan.


The Yu-Gi-Oh! WCS 2023 will feature three separate tournaments for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OFFICIAL CARD GAME, Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS and, for the first time, Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL.

KONAMI has also announced details on the qualification rounds for Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS and Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL. All Duelists will be able to compete in-game for the Yu-Gi-Oh! WCS 2023 Qualifiers for a chance to battle it out in the championship in person.



The Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL WCS 2023 Qualifiers begin 16 May, while the Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS WCS 2023 Qualifiers begin 30 May. The full schedule of the WCS 2023 Qualifiers for both titles is as follows: 


  • Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL 1st Stage – 12:00, 16 May – 11:59, 29 May (UTC+8)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL Regional Qualifiers – 13:00 26 May – 11:59, 29 May (UTC+8)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS 1st Stage – 15:30, 30 May – 12:59, 12 June (UTC+8)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS Regional Qualifiers – 13:00, 9 June – 12:59, 12 June (UTC+8)


Final Events

The format for “Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL” WCS 2023 Finals will be Team Battle, with eight teams formed from the strongest Duelists worldwide battling it out to win the Championship.

The final stages of the Yu-Gi-Oh! WCS 2023 qualification process for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG will take place this summer, with qualifying Duelists invited to championships in Europe and Oceania. The Yu-Gi-Oh! European Championship is now confirmed for 30 June-2 July at the Jaarbeurs exhibition centre in Utrecht, Netherlands.


Our Thoughts

We love that they are branching out and putting their two main video games to the front with the card game alongside.  All will have different variations on the same game but it intrigues us to know more.


For more information

Information and Image was provided, thoughts as always are own.

For more info on the tournaments visit: https://www.konami.com/yugioh/worldchampionship/2023/en/


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