How to Find a Yugioh Tournament

Updated February 21, 2017

Yu-Gi-Oh is a collectable trading card game in which two players duel each other using a combination of spells, gods, demons and various mythological heroes printed on the cards. Cards are available in themed starter decks and many styles of booster packs.

There are many kinds of Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments, including standard tournaments, 5D's Duel Terminal tournaments, regional and world championships and Yu-Gi-Oh Video Game World Championships. These tournaments are available year-round in nearly every state in the U.S. All locations hosting official Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments are registered with Konami.

Look up stores in your area that sponsor official Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments. An updated list of these can be found on the official Yu-Gi-Oh website and is linked to on this page. Tournament locations are listed by state and city.

Call the store before going to the tournament. Some stores may require that you reserve a space before playing. Even if the time and dates are listed on the website, confirm with the store in case anything has changed.

Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's Duel Terminal locations are listed on a separate page on the official Yu-Gi-Oh site and are occasionally in different locations from other Yu-Gi-Oh tournament games. Call the store before attending for information on how to sign up for the duel as well as the times for play.

Check the official Yu-Gi-Oh site for times and locations of this year's regional duel competitions if you think you have qualified. If you have qualified for the World Championships and are interested in World Championship Qualifying duels, or if you want to see if you are qualified for the World Championship, check the official Yu-Gi-Oh site. Both links are provided on this page.

Register for the Yu-Gi-Oh Video Game World Championship Qualifier if you want to compete in video game tournaments. After completing the registration form, you will receive an e-mail when you are able to take the qualifying quiz. The top 256 contestants who have completed the quiz will be invited to compete online in the regional championships. The top 32 winners from the regional championships will move on to compete online in the U.S. championship.


If you have not already filled them out, complete the official tournament registration form and deck list so that you are qualified to compete in certain Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments.

Things You'll Need

  • Yu-Gi-Oh collectable trading cards
  • Nintendo DS with Yu-Gi-Oh game cartridge
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Darby Stevenson began writing in 1997 for his high-school newspaper, the "Alsea Valley Voice," which won him statewide awards for Best Feature Article and Best Personality Interview. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in international studies and a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies from the University of Oregon.