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Konami reports huge Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG success as new products continue to launch

Konami’s Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG has had a remarkable summer, according to the company. Following the popular introduction of Remote Duels in 2020 – games played online using mobile or web cameras and physical TCG cards – July saw the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament held remotely for the first time ever.

The event has been hailed a resounding success. In Europe alone, more than 1,800 players came together to play the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG remotely, all at the same time. Across the globe, that number rose to an impressive 6,700.

The month before, fans were able to acquire a very limited-edition item – a special Blue-Eyes White Dragon card made of 99.9% pure silver and burnished to a beautiful platinum-coloured finish. The 1,000 copies made available sold out within just a few hours.