An interview with our 2011 card game World Champion.
26 Duelists battled it out over 2 days of action in order to decide who this year’s World Champion would be, and after all the cards had been played that honour fell to Japan’s Takashi Ogawa. Here’s what he had to say right after winning the world title.
An Interview with the new Videogame World Champion
[p]We grabbed Lee Jong-Hwan as soon as we could get a hold of him! It’s been quite an experience for him, from almost not making it to the South Korean National Championship in the first place all the way to worldwide fame as a result of his win over Makoto Ito in the finals of this year’s World Championship! We were sure he had a story to tell and we wanted to share it with you![/p] (more…)Back to all news
All the action from the card game finals.
[p]It’s the biggest Duel of the year, the one that Duelists will talk about in years to come. One of these 2 Duelists will have his name written into history as one of the greatest Duelists to have ever picked up a Deck, and the other can be equally proud of his achievements for making it all the way to the World Championship final. Here are some shots of the final Match of the 2011 [wc] season, let’s see how these 2 top-level Duelists got on.[/p] (more…)Back to all news
Public Event Pandemonium!
[p]The Finals of both the Card as well as the Videogame World Championship have been concluded and we want to congratulate Lee Jong-Hwan and Takashi Ogawa once more! However, there are still events underway and we want to introduce you to one of the more than 70 Win-A-Mat Champions![/p] (more…)Back to all news
Introducing your new World Champions!
[p]After 2 days of fierce competition against this year’s most successful Duelists, Takashi Ogawa and Lee Jong-Hwan will truly feel like they are sitting on top of the world right now![/p]
[p]Lee Jong-Hwan forgot his gaming module at the Korean National Championship, took a cab home although he can’t really afford it as a student; hurried back to the event and won his ticket for Worlds. The ride in the cab has probably been the trip of his life, at least as long as he’s not setting for the plane back to South Korea!
Takashi Ogawa had to overcome his fellow countryman Kei Murakoshi in the finals of an epic event after he already eliminated the then-reigning World Champion Galileo De Obaldia from the competition!
Both players proved that they truly belong to the World’s finest and their names will now forever go down in Yu-Gi-Oh! history, causing Duelists around the world to speak about their championship successes in years to come!
Pictures of the Videogame Finals
[p]One last time, Japan’s Makoto Ito and South Korea’s Lee Jong-Hwan had to show off their skills – they faced each other in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Videogame World Championship Final! Both still had a shot at fulfilling their big dream of becoming a World Champion, but first they had to win 2 more Duels! Who would gain an upper hand? Who was able to make a comeback? Find out in our pictures gallery of the videogame finals![/p] (more…)Back to all news
A look at the 3rd/4th-Place Playoff
[p]Kongjaroen Phanupak and Galileo De Obaldia might not have gone all the way and made it to the finals of this year’s World Championship, but the youngest Duelist in the field and the still reigning World Champion had a great match for the 3rd place. We bring you all the action, so take a close look![/p] (more…)Back to all news
Player Profiles #9
[p]We’ve done it! We interviewed all of the 38 competitors from both the Card as well as the Videogame World Championship! Check out our player profiles of Thomas Morrissey, Levi Nissen, Takahiro Nose and Merlin Schumacher that complete this epic feature![/p] (more…)Back to all news
A game for all ages
[p]We’ve asked all of the World Championship the same question: What does it take to make it to the World Championship? Most of them were telling you to keep a level head, stay focused and that you might also need a little help from lady luck on the day of the big event. However, no one was talking about age. At this very moment, the only 15 year old Kongjaroen Phanupak is trying to overcome Kei Murakoshi to make it all the way to the finals, while at the same time, the semi finals of the Videogame are showing us quite a different picture with the 34 year old Makoto Ito still holding onto his chances of becoming a World Champion…[/p] (more…)Back to all news