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Yu-Gi-Oh! (NDS) World Champions 2007 Crowned

by Rainier on July 30, 2007 @ 6:01 p.m. PDT

Hundreds of fans gathered in the San Diego Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29 to witness the world’s best Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card and video game players battle for the coveted titles of “2007 Yu-Gi-Oh! World Champions.”

After two days of fierce competition, 24-year-old finalist Andres Toro from Chile beat more than 20 players from over 20 competing countries, and earned the title of 2007 Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game World Champion while 19-year-old Michel Grüner from Germany beat 13 players from 7 competing countries and earned the title of 2007 Yu-Gi-Oh! Video Game World Champion.

Toro and Grüner were awarded Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship trophies, as well as autographed drawings by Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi and “Chaimera, Master of Beasts” Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG cards. Runners-up for the TCG championship included (in order) 16-year-old Mattia Sarpa (Italy), 16-year-old Adam Corn (Buena Park, Calif. - USA), and 15-year-old Dexter Dalit (Canada). Each were awarded a Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship trophy, autographed drawings and an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG card. Runners-up for the video game championship included (in order) 24-year-old Descamps Yohann (France), 21-year-old Manuel Lopez (San Juan Capistrano, Calif. - USA), and 23-year-old Masahiro Eguchi (Japan). Each were also awarded a Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship trophy, autographed drawings and an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG card.

As a part of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament series, Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG finalists were determined through Regional and National tournaments held throughout the world. Winners of Regional tournaments were awarded entry to National tournaments, in which the top selected players were then awarded entry into the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship tournament.

On the video game side, Konami hosted tournaments in the United States, Japan and Europe, using the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Tournament 2007 video game for Nintendo DS™, to find the best Yu-Gi-Oh! video game players in the world. Finalists were determined through Regional and National tournaments, with top players from the Nationals awarded entry into the Yu-Gi-Oh! Video Game World Championship tournament.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Tournament 2007 video game offers an incredibly faithful adaptation of the hit trading card game, with more than 1600 cards to use, new modes and full online play with community support via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, including full voice chat capabilities. Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2007 carries a suggested retail price of $29.99 and is available at retailers nationwide and at http://www.konami.com/.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Tournaments for the TCG and video game products were held as a part of the 38th Annual Comic-Con International show in San Diego. In addition to the World Championship Tournament, side tournaments and activities for both the TCG and video game products were available throughout the weekend, giving fans the ultimate Yu-Gi-Oh! experience.

 

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