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A playmat or game mat is a flat material where a player can place their cards while Dueling. They often feature a card (usually a Monster Card), with many also having the official Card Zones for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game. Many Yu-Gi-Oh! playmats are awarded to competitors and winners of several different events. Most mats are produced in very high numbers, but some are very exclusive and highly valuable items.
2007 National Qualifying season (2006-2007 Regionals): Sacred Beasts
This tournament is an event where Duelists can play a Deck based off of one of the five different anime series (eras) of Yu-Gi-Oh!. After all Swiss rounds for the tournament are completed, Duelists that are ranked 1st through 4th place will receive a Generation Game Mat that corresponds to the era of their Deck.
A tournament series that rewards Duelists who regularly participate in Organized Play programs. Duelists who manage to earn enough UDS points can enter the Ultimate Duelist Invitational for the opportunity to prove themselves as the Ultimate Duelist.
Ultimate Duelist Invitational: "Mirror Force Dragon" Awarded to those who reach the Top Cut Playoffs.
These playmats are awarded as 1st place prizes at select OTS (Official Tournament Stores) that host these tournaments, as well as Extravaganzas and WCQ. Selected OTS are stores that meet and exceed Konami's expectations.
"Nekroz" monsters 2015 reward for judging (except YCS Tacoma that year)
"Nekroz of Unicore" 2015 reward for people who judge at any WCQ: National Championship or YCS in Europe and/or Oceania (except YCS Prague), WCQ: European Championship 2015, and WCQ: Oceanic Championship 2015
"Blue-Eyes White Dragon" 2016 reward for people who judge at any WCQ: National Championship or YCS in Europe and/or Oceania (except YCS Prague), WCQ: European Championship 2016, and WCQ: Oceanic Championship 2016
2-player playmats awarded as Case Toppers for stores who order a case of the newest product, themed accordingly to said product. New designs came out annually on January, until after Legacy of the Valiant was released, but renewed as of Breakers of Shadow.
4 to 6-player playmats, mainly intended for tournament store use to cover entire tables.
Initially awarded to stores that ordered Yu-Gi-Oh! products from Magazine Exchange in multiples of $250 USD in 1 shipment (1 mat for each multiple, with some restrictions). Now awarded through various promotions from Magazine Exchange.
"Burning Abyss" monsters (2014) Reward for players who attended every European YCS in 2014 (YCS Berlin, Paris, Madrid, London, and Milan) Eligible Duelists received this mat by attending and registering to compete at YCS Milan (Dec. 6-7, 2014)
"Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit" (2015) Reward for players who attended a minimum of all but one of the 2015 Premier European Yu-Gi-Oh! events (i.e. YCS events and the WCQ: European Championship). Eligible Duelists received this mat by visiting the Redemption Desk at any 2016 European YCS and providing proof of identity.
"Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit" (2015) Mousepad (half the size of the playmat version) Reward for players who attended a minimum of all but two of the 2015 Premier European Yu-Gi-Oh! events. Eligible Duelists received this mousepad by visiting the Redemption Desk at any 2016 European YCS and providing proof of identity.
Yugo & "Clear Wing Synchro Dragon" Reward for players who attended a minimum of all but two of the 2015 Premier European Yu-Gi-Oh! events, as compensation for the delayed reward distribution. Eligible Duelists received this mat by visiting the Redemption Desk at any 2016 European YCS and providing proof of identity.
Players who participate in these tournaments must use a Main Deck containing at least 20 cards from the newest booster pack. The winner of the tournament earns an appropriate mat, along with 1 random tournament participant. The exception was for the Duelist Alliance tournament, where an additional random tournament participant also received a mat (3 people in total).
These mats can be earned by being among the 250 people who earn the most amount of points in 4 or more "Standard Duel" tournaments during each period, or by receiving one through a lottery (out of 50 mats for each period).
Asia Championship 2016 - Side Events: Chibi "Dark Magician Girl Participation prize for an SP Format tournament (max. 128 participants), first-place prize (as well as a prize for 1 random participant) for a 16-player Special Rule Tournament that required participants to use at least 10 DP17 cards in their Main Decks, and first-place prize for a Traditional-Chinese tournament.
Asia Championship Plus 2013 - Battle Royale Side Event: Rio Kamishiro Players earned 1 stamp for every single Duel they won in the side event. Players could redeem 20 stamps to earn this mat.
National Qualifiers (2014) Awarded to each member of top 4 teams for the following regions: Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan (JP), Taiwan (TC), Hong Kong (JP), and Hong Kong (TC)
Asia Championship Plus 2014: "Sylvan" monsters Awarded to each member of top 4 teams
Asia Championship Plus 2014 - Synchron Extreme Side Event: Structure Deck: Synchron Extreme monsters Players who registered in this side event tournament (4-5 round Swiss format, Decks composed solely of SD28 cards) received this mat (max. 96 players)
Anime Festival Asia 2014 (December 5–7): "Fluffal" monsters, "Frightfur" monsters, and "Edge Imp Sabres" Awarded to participants of a mini Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament (max. 48 participants) per day during the event
At the end of each season, Duelists with the highest number of ranking points earned from ranking tournaments will be able to participate in a Rank-Up-League tournament (Taiwan: Top 64 Duelists per season; Hong Kong / Singapore / Malaysia / Philippines: Top 32 Duelists per season).
All participants in the Rank-Up-League receive these playmats.
In addition to the participant mat, the champion for each season will also receive 1 of these playmats. These playmats are identical to the participant mats, except they lack Zone indicators and the word "Champion" is added.