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It’s time to d-d-d-d-duel! The Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship is arriving this weekend, bringing all of the top TCG competitors from around the world together to see who has the heart of the cards.

Konami announced the return of the Championship back in February, making this the first championship since 2019. The international tournament is taking place in Japan this time around. It will feature three tournaments:

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel

Last year, 30 competitors from around the world went to Berlin to prove themselves, with Japanese player Kouki Kosaka coming out on top. In order to earn an invite to the prestigious event, you have to get a high placement at a regional World Championship Qualifier event, which are in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Oceania, Asia, South Korea, and Japan.

This year is the 25th anniversary of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Card game. Expect some interesting announcements during the Championship. If you are looking to tune in to see upcoming projects as well as top players dueling it out, here’s how.

How to Watch the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2023

The Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship will be streamed on Twitch and YouTube. Here’s the schedule so you can follow along:

August 5

The trading card game will stream 8:20~20:00 (JST). It will be seven swiss rounds and then a Top 8 quarterfinals. Each match is three rounds, with the winner being the first to get two wins.

Duel Links will stream 8:50~19:10 (JST). It will be six swiss rounds and a Top 4 semi-finals. Each match is five rounds and the duelist who gets to three first is the winner.

This will be the first time you can watch Master Duel in a big competition. It will stream 8:50~19:10 (JST) and be a round-robin of 3v3s. The first to five in total per team will win, with nine duels being the max. The semi-finals will feature four total teams — the two top teams from each round-robin group.

August 6

Tune in 8:50~10:10 (JST) for the semi-finals of the TCG. These will be three-round matches, with the winner being the first to get two wins. Then tune in 13:00~18:10 (JST) for the championship match! It will be best of three as well.

Watch the stream from 13:00~18:10 (JST) for the Duel Links championship match. The first to three will win.

Then watch the Master Duel championship match at 13:00~18:10 (JST) to see which team will come out on top.

For the full streaming schedule and where to watch, check out Konami’s official site