Upper Deck Entertainment has announced that it is canceling all future Organized Play programs and events in North America for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game. All of the OP events set up by and supported by UDE including the Shonen Jump Championships, Regional Qualifiers, the National Championship, and monthly Hobby League events will be affected.
Upper Deck’s actions are the result of a dispute with Konami Digital Entertainment over the rights to distribute the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG (see “Konami Takes Over YGO TCG”). Konami plans to announce its organized play support for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG soon (see “Konami to Release Yu-Gi-Oh! Crimson Crisis”).