This week, Konami issued a new change to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel tournaments age limit that will change who can enter tournaments. We have the finer details below, but the shorthand is that people born in 2006 or later can officially enter. You can find more info in the FAQs for the game, or for more info on Dragon Duel tournaments at a nearby Regional or local event, you can find info for the local tournament organizers here.
Duelists born in 2006 or later (previously 2007) will now be eligible to compete in Dragon Duel tournaments for the 2019-2020 tournament season, starting this weekend August 16-18, 2019 at the Ultimate Duelist Series – 2019 Summer Invitational in Indianapolis, IN.
Dragon Duels are tournaments for children born after a certain year during a tournament season. Judges and staff members at Dragon Duel tournaments are accustomed to working with younger players, and children Duel with other children, rather than with older teens and adults. By increasing the age limit another year, we hope to continue providing a fun and entertaining tournament experience for younger Duelists.
Duelists participating in Dragon Duel events have a chance to win several unique prizes, such as prize cards, medals, game mats and t-shirts, along with invitations to participate in their country’s Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. Dragon Duel tournaments are usually run at larger events such as Regional Qualifiers and Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series events.