KONAMI to conduct Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2023 after 4 years, here’s all the details

The master battlers fought with the best possible decks

Japanese multinational video game and entertainment company KONAMI has commenced its Yu-Gi-Oh World Championship 2023 after 4 years. From the 5th of August 2023 to the 6th, the offline event took place at the Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center) in Japan.

The announcement of the event came last February when KONAMI said that the event will take place in August. The Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2023 featured three separate tournaments for the Yu‑Gi‑Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG), Yu‑Gi‑Oh! DUEL LINKS and Yu‑Gi‑Oh! MASTER DUEL.

KONAMI released its financial results for Q2 2023 a few days ago where it shared the plans with its esports titles. Besides the card battle event, the company announced the eBASEBALL Prospi A-League for 2023. KONAMI along with the Nippon Professional Baseball Organization (NPB) will arrange the event.

Paulie Aronson won the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2023

The first Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship was held in 2023. Since 2019, no events took place because of the pandemic. However, in the latest edition, Paulie Aronson from North America took the final match away from the runner-up Juan Mateo Augusto Renteria Pastor. The champion took the game by a scoreline of 2-0, after a tight competition.

Paulie Aronson fiercely fought with his Bystial Dragon Link Deck and won the champion title. 28 players joined the event with the best possible decks that the players have ever seen. KONAMI plans to go further as it stated, “We will work on activities to disseminate the appeal of eSports with the aim of expanding the eSports fan base even more.”

Yu‑Gi‑Oh! card game’s 25th anniversary coming on February 2024

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game is soon going to reach a prestigious milestone in 2024. The game has its 25th anniversary coming, and its developer and publisher KONAMI plans to mark 25 years of dueling by launching an anniversary project. Besides, the company will release commemorative products and other promotional content worldwide. On the 4th of February 2024, the game will celebrate its 25th anniversary.

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