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Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier – Saturday, August 19th at AU Holmes

August 4th, 2017

UDS-logo
Alternate Universes is hosting an Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier on Saturday, August 19th at AU Holmes!  UDS Qualifiers are Tier 2 events held to allow players a fast way to earn UDS points in preparation for the next UDS Invitational!

Format: Advanced Constructed (Swiss rounds, Top 8 Cut)

Entry: $10
Each player will receive two OTS packs and 10 UDS points for entering!

When?
Saturday, August 19th @ 2 PM

Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd.
Holmes, PA 19043
610-583-9960

Prizes:
Pack prizes will also be awarded based on attendance!
1st: 30 UDS Points + UDS Qualifier Winner Pin
2nd – 8th: 20 UDS Points + UDS Qualifier Top Cut Pin + UDS Qualifier Lanyard

About Ultimate Duelist Series & UDS Points

The Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational is a free tournament open only to qualified Duelists who have earned a minimum requirement of UDS Points (100 UDS Points). They are exciting 2-day events that take place from Saturday to Sunday.  Duelists from all over will attend these events to compete for exclusive prizes, and spend the weekend Dueling, trading, and hanging out with hundreds of other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.

You will need a minimum of 100 UDS Points in order to enter the next UDS Invitational.  To see how many UDS Points you currently have, check here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsrankings.html

UDS Points are the qualifying units you must earn in order to participate in an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational.
UDS Points are awarded based on participation and/or final standings and judging in Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers, and at most Tier 2 events such as Regionals, Dragon Duels, Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, and World Championship Qualifiers.

UDS Points are linked to your COSSY ID number. You must make sure that your COSSY ID has been properly registered (http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/cossy.html) in order to be eligible to participate in an Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier. If you have never registered your COSSY ID, you must register your COSSY ID no later than four (4) business days prior to the UDS Invitational.

For more information about the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational, check here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsinvitational_FAQs.html

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier – Sunday, August 20th at AU Blue Bell

August 14th, 2017

UDS-logo
Alternate Universes is hosting an Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier on Sunday, August 20th at AU Blue Bell!  UDS Qualifiers are Tier 2 events held to allow players a fast way to earn UDS points in preparation for the next UDS Invitational!

Format: Advanced Constructed (Swiss rounds, Top 8 Cut)

Entry: $10
Each player will receive two OTS packs and 10 UDS points for entering!

When?
Sunday, August 20th @ 2 PM

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
213 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251

Prizes:
Pack prizes will also be awarded based on attendance!
1st: 30 UDS Points + UDS Qualifier Winner Pin
2nd – 8th: 20 UDS Points + UDS Qualifier Top Cut Pin + UDS Qualifier Lanyard

About Ultimate Duelist Series & UDS Points

The Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational is a free tournament open only to qualified Duelists who have earned a minimum requirement of UDS Points (100 UDS Points). They are exciting 2-day events that take place from Saturday to Sunday.  Duelists from all over will attend these events to compete for exclusive prizes, and spend the weekend Dueling, trading, and hanging out with hundreds of other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.

You will need a minimum of 100 UDS Points in order to enter the next UDS Invitational.  To see how many UDS Points you currently have, check here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsrankings.html

UDS Points are the qualifying units you must earn in order to participate in an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational.
UDS Points are awarded based on participation and/or final standings and judging in Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers, and at most Tier 2 events such as Regionals, Dragon Duels, Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, and World Championship Qualifiers.

UDS Points are linked to your COSSY ID number. You must make sure that your COSSY ID has been properly registered (http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/cossy.html) in order to be eligible to participate in an Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier. If you have never registered your COSSY ID, you must register your COSSY ID no later than four (4) business days prior to the UDS Invitational.

For more information about the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational, check here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsinvitational_FAQs.html

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MTG Modern PPTQ – Saturday, August 26th at AU Wilmington

August 4th, 2017

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) for PT Rivals of Ixalan on Saturday, August 26th at AU Wilmington.

Here are the details:

  • Format: Modern
  • Entry Fee: $30 (there is no online preregistration for this event)
  • Registration begins: 11:00 AM
  • Play Begins: Noon
  • There is a player limit of 54 players, so be sure to arrive on-time!

Preregistration is available in-store.  (Must be paid in-full at time of preregistration)

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Hour of Devastation + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier
2nd place: two booster boxes of Hour of Devastation
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Hour of Devastation each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Hour of Devastation each

Swiss rounds (expect 6-7 rounds); best of 3 games; Cut to Top 8

All players are eligible to play in a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier for this season except the following:

  • Players who have already won a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier during the current qualification season
  • Players with a Pro Tour Players Club Platinum Level, Gold Level, or Silver level (as of the date of the Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier).
  • Players that are members of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame.
  • Players who are otherwise already qualified for that season’s Regional Pro Tour Qualifier
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Vanguard Shop Challenge – Saturday, August 26th at AU Blue Bell

August 4th, 2017

Alternate Universes Blue Bell is hosting a Vanguard Shop Challenge on Saturday, August 26th!

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
213 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251

*Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center that is open.  Additional parking is available behind the stores and on Penn Square Road.  Your cooperation will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.*

Entry: $10
Each player will receive a Promo card for entering! (while supplies last)

Registration opens: 11 AM
Tournament begins: Noon

Format: Individual, Clan Fight
Cards from new expansions are legal to use from the expansion’s official release date.  A player must use the same deck throughout a tournament.  No switching of cards is permitted in between games within a tournament, except for the situations specified in the Sideboard Ruling.  Fighters are required to use opaque card sleeves so that the back of cards cannot be easily distinguished.  Sleeves used within each deck have to be of the same design, except for G units.

PRIZES:
Pack prizes will be awarded to all Top finishers based on overall attendance!
1st Place will also win a 1st Place certificate and a special Promo card, which may be turned in at the start of a Bushiroad Spring Regional tournament to be awarded a Bye (free win) in each of the first two rounds of that tournament!

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament – Saturday, September 9th at the PA Convention Center, Phila. PA

August 7th, 2017

revised

Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament

at the
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(Ballroom B)

Saturday, September 9th

Registration begins at 8:00 AM and closes at 9:50 AM.
(Anyone registering after 9:50 AM will receive a first round loss for late registration.)

Play begins at 10:00 AM

Seating available for 800+ Duelists!!!

$20.00 entry fee.
Each player will receive 5 booster packs of Code of the Duelist for entering

Advanced Constructed Format.  Click here for the current Forbidden/Limited list.


Decklists are required and should be prepared in advance.

 Click here for the Official Decklist form

Decklists will be collected and verified at registration.
Please prepare your decklist before you arrive.


Prizes

Top 8 finishers will receive playmats and Top 4 will receive deckboxes. 

If more then 500 players enter the Regional Tournament then Top 64 players will receive invites to the 2017 World Championship Qualifier.
*Note: There is no longer a Top 8 Cut.  Prizes are awarded on the order of finish in the swiss rounds
Please note: 
All players are now required to present official ID when registering!  Acceptable forms of ID include:
  • Current-year School ID cards
  • Driver’s licenses
  • Passport
  • Other government-issued identification documents
  • If the Duelist is under the age of 16, a copy of their birth certificate

Please bring your Konami ID Card. If you do not have your Konami ID card but played at a regional before we may have your ID number.  If you do not have a Konami ID number, they will be available the day of the regional.

Due to the expected large attendance we urge players to come early to register!

For more information about Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Qualifiers click here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/regionals/regionalsfaq.html


Side Event Schedule:

1:00 PM – Dragon Dueling Tournament (Open to players born in 2005 or later, Swiss format, FREE!)
Beginning After Round 3 Start:
Up to eight Win-a Mat Tournaments (single elimination, $12 entry fee, 3 booster packs upon entry)
Battle Pack 3 Draft Tournament $20
Starter deck Tournament $15
Structure Deck Tournament $15
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Hour of Devastation Standard Showdown – Weekends from July 22nd to September 17th

July 22nd, 2017

Alternate Universes is hosting Hour of Devastation Standard Showdown tournaments at all of our stores!  Standard Showdown events are Standard Format tournaments in which players can win Standard Showdown: Hour of Devastation Booster Packs!

We will be hosting a Standard Showdown tournament every Weekend from July 22nd to September 17th! (excluding August 5th and 6th for Hour of Devastation Game Day)

Entry: FREE!

Holmes
Saturdays
 July 22nd, 29th; August 12th, 19th, 26th; September 2nd, 9th, 16th
Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM

Blue Bell
Saturdays
July 22nd, 29th; August 12th, 19th, 26th; September 2nd, 9th, 16th
Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM

Wilmington
Sundays
July 23rd, 30th; August 13th, 20th, 27th; September 3rd, 10th, 17th
Registration opens: 2 PM
Tournament begins: 3 PM

We will have 9 Standard Showdown: Hour of Devastation boosters to give away as prizes at each tournament!

Standard Showdown: Hour of Devastation booster packs each contain FIVE cards*:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set
  • Hour of Devastation full-art land
  • 1 premium common or uncommon from a currently legal Standard set or Hour of Devastation full-art land
  • 1 premium rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set

*Standard Showdown: Hour of Devastation booster packs do not include Masterpieces or double-faced cards

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier – Saturday, August 19th at AU Holmes

August 4th, 2017

UDS-logo
Alternate Universes is hosting an Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier on Saturday, August 19th at AU Holmes!  UDS Qualifiers are Tier 2 events held to allow players a fast way to earn UDS points in preparation for the next UDS Invitational!

Format: Advanced Constructed (Swiss rounds, Top 8 Cut)

Entry: $10
Each player will receive two OTS packs and 10 UDS points for entering!

When?
Saturday, August 19th @ 2 PM

Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd.
Holmes, PA 19043
610-583-9960

Prizes:
Pack prizes will also be awarded based on attendance!
1st: 30 UDS Points + UDS Qualifier Winner Pin
2nd – 8th: 20 UDS Points + UDS Qualifier Top Cut Pin + UDS Qualifier Lanyard

About Ultimate Duelist Series & UDS Points

The Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational is a free tournament open only to qualified Duelists who have earned a minimum requirement of UDS Points (100 UDS Points). They are exciting 2-day events that take place from Saturday to Sunday.  Duelists from all over will attend these events to compete for exclusive prizes, and spend the weekend Dueling, trading, and hanging out with hundreds of other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.

You will need a minimum of 100 UDS Points in order to enter the next UDS Invitational.  To see how many UDS Points you currently have, check here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsrankings.html

UDS Points are the qualifying units you must earn in order to participate in an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational.
UDS Points are awarded based on participation and/or final standings and judging in Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers, and at most Tier 2 events such as Regionals, Dragon Duels, Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, and World Championship Qualifiers.

UDS Points are linked to your COSSY ID number. You must make sure that your COSSY ID has been properly registered (http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/cossy.html) in order to be eligible to participate in an Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier. If you have never registered your COSSY ID, you must register your COSSY ID no later than four (4) business days prior to the UDS Invitational.

For more information about the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational, check here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsinvitational_FAQs.html

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier – Sunday, August 20th at AU Blue Bell

August 14th, 2017

UDS-logo
Alternate Universes is hosting an Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier on Sunday, August 20th at AU Blue Bell!  UDS Qualifiers are Tier 2 events held to allow players a fast way to earn UDS points in preparation for the next UDS Invitational!

Format: Advanced Constructed (Swiss rounds, Top 8 Cut)

Entry: $10
Each player will receive two OTS packs and 10 UDS points for entering!

When?
Sunday, August 20th @ 2 PM

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
213 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251

Prizes:
Pack prizes will also be awarded based on attendance!
1st: 30 UDS Points + UDS Qualifier Winner Pin
2nd – 8th: 20 UDS Points + UDS Qualifier Top Cut Pin + UDS Qualifier Lanyard

About Ultimate Duelist Series & UDS Points

The Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational is a free tournament open only to qualified Duelists who have earned a minimum requirement of UDS Points (100 UDS Points). They are exciting 2-day events that take place from Saturday to Sunday.  Duelists from all over will attend these events to compete for exclusive prizes, and spend the weekend Dueling, trading, and hanging out with hundreds of other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.

You will need a minimum of 100 UDS Points in order to enter the next UDS Invitational.  To see how many UDS Points you currently have, check here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsrankings.html

UDS Points are the qualifying units you must earn in order to participate in an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational.
UDS Points are awarded based on participation and/or final standings and judging in Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers, and at most Tier 2 events such as Regionals, Dragon Duels, Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, and World Championship Qualifiers.

UDS Points are linked to your COSSY ID number. You must make sure that your COSSY ID has been properly registered (http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/cossy.html) in order to be eligible to participate in an Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier. If you have never registered your COSSY ID, you must register your COSSY ID no later than four (4) business days prior to the UDS Invitational.

For more information about the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational, check here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsinvitational_FAQs.html

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MTG Modern PPTQ – Saturday, August 26th at AU Wilmington

August 4th, 2017

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) for PT Rivals of Ixalan on Saturday, August 26th at AU Wilmington.

Here are the details:

  • Format: Modern
  • Entry Fee: $30 (there is no online preregistration for this event)
  • Registration begins: 11:00 AM
  • Play Begins: Noon
  • There is a player limit of 54 players, so be sure to arrive on-time!

Preregistration is available in-store.  (Must be paid in-full at time of preregistration)

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Hour of Devastation + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier
2nd place: two booster boxes of Hour of Devastation
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Hour of Devastation each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Hour of Devastation each

Swiss rounds (expect 6-7 rounds); best of 3 games; Cut to Top 8

All players are eligible to play in a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier for this season except the following:

  • Players who have already won a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier during the current qualification season
  • Players with a Pro Tour Players Club Platinum Level, Gold Level, or Silver level (as of the date of the Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier).
  • Players that are members of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame.
  • Players who are otherwise already qualified for that season’s Regional Pro Tour Qualifier
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Vanguard Shop Challenge – Saturday, August 26th at AU Blue Bell

August 4th, 2017

Alternate Universes Blue Bell is hosting a Vanguard Shop Challenge on Saturday, August 26th!

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
213 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251

*Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center that is open.  Additional parking is available behind the stores and on Penn Square Road.  Your cooperation will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.*

Entry: $10
Each player will receive a Promo card for entering! (while supplies last)

Registration opens: 11 AM
Tournament begins: Noon

Format: Individual, Clan Fight
Cards from new expansions are legal to use from the expansion’s official release date.  A player must use the same deck throughout a tournament.  No switching of cards is permitted in between games within a tournament, except for the situations specified in the Sideboard Ruling.  Fighters are required to use opaque card sleeves so that the back of cards cannot be easily distinguished.  Sleeves used within each deck have to be of the same design, except for G units.

PRIZES:
Pack prizes will be awarded to all Top finishers based on overall attendance!
1st Place will also win a 1st Place certificate and a special Promo card, which may be turned in at the start of a Bushiroad Spring Regional tournament to be awarded a Bye (free win) in each of the first two rounds of that tournament!

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