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A Yu-Gi-Oh! playmat 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.

TCG Playmats

Championships

Regional Championship

National Championship

European Championship

Continental Championship

World Championship Qualifier

Regional Championship
National Championship

World Championship

World Championship Series

SHONEN JUMP Championship

YCS Championship

OTS Championship

Hobby League

Decks

Structure Deck

Structure Deck playmats feature the cover card's artwork with the Structure Deck's name on the front. Due to the artwork, the card zones are less visible.

Starter Deck

These playmats feature a decorative background with more visible card zones than Structure Deck playmats.

Starter Deck Tournament

These playmats are awarded as 1st place prizes in 8-player single elimination tournaments.[1]

Structure Deck Tournament

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.[2]

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day

Demo Day

Judge

Participation

Awarded to judges who judge at a YCS, Regional, WCQ, or another high-level event.

Travel Assist

Awarded to judges that incur significant travel costs for going to high-level events to judge (regardless of distance traveled).

Win-A-Mat

These are awarded at Win-A-Mat tournaments.

Charity Win-A-Mat

So far, there has been only 1 Charity Win-A-Mat event, which was held at YCS Providence 2012. The proceeds of the event went towards the children of Dan Green.[4]

Beta Win-A-Mat

These are awarded at Win-A-Mat tournaments that use the Beta Format.

Gold Series 4: Pyramids Edition

Originally handed out at tournaments, these mats are more durable and are now widely available through the market of Gold Series 4: Pyramids Edition.

Sneak Peek

These mats feature the cover card monster with less visible backgrounds; they are handed out along with a promo card at Sneak Preview events.

Bundle

These mats are bundled with special Yu-Gi-Oh! products. They are made of thick, durable rubber, similar to the Gold Series 4 mats.

Game Board

Game Boards are included with the following, in order of release: Legendary Collection 3: Yugi's World, Legendary Collection 4: Joey's World, Legendary Collection 2: Gameboard Edition, and Legendary Collection: Gameboard Edition. They are hard-surfaced, collapsable, 2-sided boards packaged within the boxes of their respective products.

Case Topper

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.

Con Exclusive

Yu-Gi-Oh! Extravaganza

Top 1000 Ranked COSSY Duelists

Chibi

First released on July 8, 2015, with a suggested retail price of 14.99 USD each.[5]

Duelist Kingdom

Table

4 to 6-player playmats, mainly intended for tournament store use to cover entire tables.

Magazine Exchange

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.

Miscellaneous

OCG Japanese Playmats

Sneak Peek

Starter Deck

Structure Deck

Structure Deck playmats feature the cover card's artwork with the Structure Deck's name on the front. Due to the artwork, the card zones are less visible.

DVD

Konami Tournament

V Jump

Jump Festa

Rubber Duel Field Present Campaign

Booster Pack Launch Event Tournament

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).

Standard Duel Rankings

  • 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).

Miscellaneous

OCG Korean Playmats

Duelist Box

Duelist Card Playmat

Championships

National Championship

OTS Championship

Judge

Asia Tour Invitational

Jump Festa Invitational

Seasonal Event

Voucher

OCG Asian-English Playmats

Asian Championship

Asia Championship Plus

These tournaments consist of teams of 3 players competing against other teams.

Convention Exclusive

Judge

These playmats are awarded to judges who judge in major Asian events.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Tournament (YOT)

Rank-Up-League

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).[9]

Participation

All participants in the Rank-Up-League receive these playmats.

Champion

In addition to the participant mat, the champion for each season will also receive 1 of these playmats.

Top Store

Miscellaneous

References

  1. https://yugiohblog.konami.com/?p=7089
  2. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-release/2012-09-26/sealed-battle-pack-starter-deck-and-structure-deck-tournamnets-to-be-held-at-select-official-tournament-stores-throughout-the-americas
  3. The New Shark Win-A-Mat
  4. https://yugiohblog.konami.com/?p=10956
  5. http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/31135/new-tournament-series-yu-gi-oh
  6. https://tcg.konami-europe.com/coverage/exclusive-reveal-the-ordeal-of-a-traveler-game-mat/
  7. http://www.yugioh-card.com/uk/news/ordeal_2014.html
  8. https://www.facebook.com/YuGiOhEditionHongKong/photos/a.1453338258249533.1073741828.1451888708394488/1607007706215920/?type=1
  9. http://www.yugioh-card.com/thai/event/ranking_tournaments/2015.php?lang=en

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