After a weekend-long Yu-Gi-Oh World Championship event, Galileo De Obaldia from Panama, played his final card to defeat Vincent Paglia from Las Vegas, to become the Yu-Gi-Oh Trading Card game 2010 World Champion.
Arturo Oviedo from Spain captured the title of Yu-Gi-Oh Video Game World Champion.
37 players, from 18 countries attended Long Beach, CA to battle for Konami Digital Entertainment’s top honours of the year.
After twelve months of tournaments and qualifying events across the world, the greatest players brought high hopes and their best Yu-Gi-Oh decks and skills to Long Beach.
Meanwhile, Konami has detailed plans for September’s gala Yu-Gi-Oh Championship Series, with the first 2010 event running from September 25th-26th, in Bochum, Germany.
The championship series is the successor to the Shonen Jump Championships. The Bochum event marks the first time the competition will be held in Europe, with hundreds of duelists set to take part.
Visitors can pre-register on the Friday between 15:00-18:00, or check-in and register on the first day between 8:00-9:30, with the competition starting at 10:00.
Anyone is welcome to take part as there will be no qualifying rounds, and Konami will house a series of rounds on the first day, with the best 128 players qualifying for the second day’s knock-out stages.
The best four players will each receive a set of three new and exclusive cards.