230 Yu-Gi-Oh! duelists gathered on Friday, June 26, 2004 in Columbus, Ohio to spend the weekend dueling to determine the best duelists in North America. Here's the 411 on the tournament at the Origins game convention and the players who kicked enough butt to win at the end of the weekend!
Winning Duelists for the 2004 Yu-Gi-Oh! National Championships!
The tournaments rocket the game convention Saturday and Sunday until, when the dust settled, four players were left as the North American champions:
1st: Theerasak Poonsombat, 21 from California.
2nd: Sang Bui, 17 from California.
Tied for 3rd and 4th place:
Steven Allen Arias, 15 from Texas.
Charles Hopkins, 24 from California.
Click Here to check out Kidzworld's interview with Steven Allen Arias!
What's Next for the North American Yu-Gi-Oh! Champions?
These four peeps will be headin' home to chill and work on their decks. Then, on July 25, 2004, they'll be heading to Anaheim, California to duel against the rest of the world for the title of "Yu-Gi-Oh! King of Games". Stay tuned to Kidzworld for the 411 on that tournament when it drops!