KC Grand Tournament 2021 Preliminaries | Duel Links

This is a guide to to the KC Grand Tournament Preliminaries in the game Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. Read on to learn how to participate in the tournament, and how to qualify in the next stage of competition.

KC Grand Tournament Preliminaries.PNG

This is a guide to to the KC Grand Tournament Preliminaries in the game Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. Read on to learn how to participate in the tournament, and how to qualify in the next stage of competition.

Event Schedule

Tournament Stage Event Dates
1st Stage 05/31 ~ 06/14 4:59 AM (UCT)
Qualifiers 06/11 ~ 06/14 4:59 AM (UCT)

About The KC Grand Tournament

Grand Tournament Visual.png

The KaibaCorp Grand Tournament is Duel Link's recurring PvP event, where the focus is on Dueling against other players of Duel Links across the World. This is primarily for competitive Duelists, who wants to see how good they are in the game against other seasoned players.

It begins with the Preliminary Tournament, which this event will hold rankings for nearly two weeks, before a Qualifying Stage opens near the end of the event for those who are able to meet the requirements.

How To Participate In The Tournament

All players are qualified to participate in the KC Grand Tournament Preliminaries.

Players will have a unique Level called DLv., which serves as their eligibility within the tournament proper. Those who have reached DLvs. 2~20, DLv. 22 and DLv. 25 will not be demoted below the respective levels.

KC GT 2021 DP.PNG

Duelists can fight without worry, as demotion can only occur up to two ranks below the player's highest ranking reached thus far! Those who manage to reach DLv. 25 are eligible to participate in the Qualifiers on 06/11/2021!

Be among the top players within the Global Ranking of the Preliminary Tournament, and you can earn an invitation to the Main Event of the KC Grand Tournament on 08/28/2021!

KC GT Preliminaries - Unique Changes

To maintain the integrity of Duels between players, the KC GT has enforced a few special changes to the visuals before, during and after a Duel:

  • Information about your opponent before a Duel will not appear.
  • Taunts are disabled during KC GT Duels, regardless of settings.
  • The opponent's player name will nott appear in the Duel Log.
  • A special electric effect will appear on players' characters during the pre-Duel screen when they are on a 3-game or more win streak.

KC GT Preliminaries - Rules & Qualifications

DLv. Ranking Sample.PNG

For those who have already participated in Ranked Duels, those who have completed their placements will be rewarded advanced DLvs. according to their rank in Season 63.

Season 63 Placement DLv. Placement
Silver DLv. 3
Gold DLv. 6
Platinum DLv. 9
Legend (and above) DLv. 12

Those who did participate in Season 63 of Ranked Duels (04/01 - 05/01) will begin their KC GT climb at DLv. 1.

Furthermore, players who have achieved the King of Games rank will not mean an automatic invitation to the Qualifiers. They have to climb like the rest of the players participating.

KC GT Preliminaries - Deck Watch

As this event involves dueling against other players and rank themselves high enough to move to the next round, expect all Duelists to bring their best and favorite Decks. This section does not guarantee you will always encounter the following decks all the time, but it is more of a guideline of what archtypes and style of decks can possibly show up.

Prominent Decks in KC GT Preliminaries

Harpies

Deck Detail
Harpies Harpies
Rating: 44 /50
Description
You want to try and put out your Cyber Slash Harpie Lady as quickly as possible. In order to achieve this, swarm the field with Harpie monsters. The Harpies themselves are a strong enough win condition that you don't need to focus on winning with your boss monster.

Blue-Eyes

Deck Detail
Blue-Eyes Blue-Eyes
Rating: 43 /50
Description
Blue Eyes is an agressive Deck that constantly places powerful monsters on the field to overwhelm your opponent.

Masked HEROs

Deck Detail
Masked HEROs Masked HEROs
Rating: 42 /50
Description
This Fusion Deck allows you to quickly summon different Masked HERO monsters that you can use to Fusion Summon from your Extra Deck.

Elemental HEROs

Deck Detail
Elemental Heroes Elemental Heroes
Rating: 37 /50
Description
This Fusion Decks makes use of three Elemental HERO monsters to fulfill different summoning conditions.

Six Samurais

Deck Detail
Six Samurais Six Samurais
Rating: 35 /50
Description
Six Samurai Decks swarm the field with several aggressive cards that synergize well with each other.

Thunder Dragons

Deck Detail
Thunder Dragons Thunder Dragons
Rating: 46 /50
Description
Thunder Dragons use their effect to consantly recycle each other around the Duel so you can continuously summon Xyz Monsters.

Lightsworns

Deck Detail
Lightsworn Lightsworn
Rating: 36 /50
Description
This Deck uses Lightsworn monsters to fill your Graveyard and allows you to summon its Boss Monster.

Shooting Star Dragon

Deck Detail
Shooting Star Dragon Shooting Star Dragon
Rating: 44 /50
Description
This deck has a wide variety of combinations to play around in terms of boss monsters, depending on the situation at hand. It revolves around Junk Synchron and the Shooting Star Road skill, opening the chance to Synchro Summon powerful monsters like Junk Archer, Junk Berserker and the titular Shooting Star Dragon as early as the first turn.

Blue-Eyes Lightsworn

Deck Detail
Blue-Eyes Lightsworn Blue-Eyes Lightsworn
Rating: 45 /50
Description
The deck combines the sheer force of power seen from the Blue-Eyes decks, and the milling and searching prowess of the Lightsworn archtypes. It is a time bomb for both the user and the opponent; a powerfu deck that can last a short duel.

Red Nova Resonators

Deck Detail
Red Nova Resonators Red Nova Resonators
Rating: 45 /50
Description
Getting Red Dragon Archfiend out to go for Red Nova Dragon is the Deck's gameplan. Going for an OTK via an unhindered direct attack is the main win condition, but there are other Synchro Monsters and Spell Cards to surprise the opponent with forms of control.

KC GT Preliminaries - Rewards

KC Grand Tournament Preliminaries Participation Reward.PNG

As an incentive for players to participate in the KC GT Preliminaries, Duelists will be rewarded up to 50 Gems a day, along with some EX Gems should they play at least 4 Duels in the KC GT Preliminaries proper.

In addition, rewards will be given out based on the number of times they play a KC GT Duel!

Event Participation Incentive Rewards

No. of Duels Reward
1 KC GT Preliminaries 2021 Card Sleeve.pngKC GT 2021 Preliminaries Party Favor Limited Edition Card Sleeve
2 KC GT Preliminaries 2021 Game Mat.pngKC GT 2021 Preliminaries Party Favor Limited Edition Game Mat
3
Gems.png Gems x40
4
Gold.pngGold x5000
5
Gems.png Gems x50
6
Gold.png Gold x10000
7
Gems.png Gems x100

1st Stage DLv. Rank Rewards

Getting to a certain DLv. Ranking for the first time will reward players with certain prizes as well! Do your best to climb up the ladder to claim all the rewards!

Additionally, the rewards here are retroactive if you start your DLv. Rank at a high place due to your Rank from Season 63. For example, if you start at DLv. 9, you will claim all the prizes on and prior to the given Rank.

DLv. Rank Achievement Rewards
DLv. Rank Prize Upon Reaching Rank For First Time
DLv. 2
Gems.png Gems x50
DLv. 3
Gems.png Gems x50
DLv. 4
SR Jewel.png SR Jewel
DLv. 5
Gems.png Gems x50
DLv. 6
SR Jewel.png SR Jewel x2
DLv. 7
Gems.png Gems x50
DLv. 8
R Ticket.jpg R Ticket
DLv. 9
Gems.png Gems x50
DLv. 10
Gems.png Gems x50
DLv. 11
R Ticket (Glossy).png R Ticket (Glossy)
DLv. 12
Gems.png Gems x150
DLv. 13
Skill Chip.png Skill Chips x15
DLv. 14
Gems.png Gems x150
DLv. 15
SR Ticket (Glossy).png SR Ticket (Glossy)
DLv. 16
Gems.pngGems x150
DLv. 17
Skill Chip.png Skill Chips x15
DLv. 18
UR Jewel.png UR Jewel
DLv. 19
Gems.png Gems x150
DLv. 20
UR Ticket.png
DLv. 21
Gems.pngGems x100
DLv. 22
Skill Chip.png Skill Chips x10
DLv. 23
Gems.png Gems x100
DLv. 24
R Jewel.png R Jewel x300
DLv. MAX
Gems.pngGems x200

KC GT Final Placement Rewards

Depending on where you place in the global ranking, you will be rewarded with more gifts. The higher the placement, the more prizes to be won, so do not hesitate to keep climbing the ranks, and make your way to the very top of the Duel World!

KC GT Preliminary Placement Rewards
Final Placement Rewards
1st Place
KC GT Preliminaries Gold Icon.PNG KCGT Preliminaries Gold Icon

Event Completed.png KCGT Preliminaries Top 10

UR Ticket (Prismatic).png UR Ticket (Prismatic) x7

SR Ticket (Prismatic).png SR Ticket (Prismatic) x7

Gold.png Gold x500000
2nd Place
KC GT Preliminaries Gold Icon.PNG KCGT Preliminaries Gold Icon

Event Completed.png KCGT Preliminaries Top 10

UR Ticket (Prismatic).png UR Ticket (Prismatic) x6

SR Ticket (Prismatic).png SR Ticket (Prismatic) x6

Gold.png Gold x500000
3rd Place
KC GT Preliminaries Gold Icon.PNG KCGT Preliminaries Gold Icon

Event Completed.png KCGT Preliminaries Top 10

UR Ticket (Prismatic).png UR Ticket (Prismatic) x5

SR Ticket (Prismatic).png SR Ticket (Prismatic) x5

Gold.png Gold x500000
4~10
KC GT Preliminaries Gold Icon.PNG KCGT Preliminaries Gold Icon

Event Completed.png KCGT Preliminaries Top 10

UR Ticket (Prismatic).png UR Ticket (Prismatic) x4

SR Ticket (Prismatic).png SR Ticket (Prismatic) x5

Gold.png Gold x300000
11~100
KC GT Preliminaries Silver Icon.PNG KCGT Preliminaries Silver Icon

Event Completed.png KCGT Preliminaries Top 100

UR Ticket (Prismatic).png UR Ticket (Prismatic) x4

SR Ticket (Prismatic).png SR Ticket (Prismatic) x4

Gold.png Gold x300000
101~500
KC GT Preliminaries Icon.PNG KCGT Preliminaries Bronze Icon

Event Completed.png KCGT Preliminaries Top 500

UR Ticket (Prismatic).png UR Ticket (Prismatic) x3

SR Ticket (Prismatic).png SR Ticket (Prismatic) x4

Gold.png Gold x300000
501~1000
KC GT Preliminaries Icon.PNG KCGT Preliminaries Bronze Icon

Event Completed.png KCGT Preliminaries Top 1000

UR Ticket (Prismatic).png UR Ticket (Prismatic) x3

SR Ticket (Prismatic).png SR Ticket (Prismatic) x3

Gold.png Gold x200000
1001~1500
KC GT Preliminaries Icon.PNG KCGT Preliminaries Bronze Icon

Event Completed.png KCGT Preliminaries Top 10000

UR Ticket (Prismatic).png UR Ticket (Prismatic) x2

SR Ticket (Prismatic).png SR Ticket (Prismatic) x3

Gold.png Gold x200000
1501~2000
KC GT Preliminaries Icon.PNG KCGT Preliminaries Bronze Icon

Event Completed.png KCGT Preliminaries Top 10000

UR Ticket (Prismatic).png UR Ticket (Prismatic) x2

SR Ticket (Prismatic).png SR Ticket (Prismatic) x2

Gold.png Gold x200000
2001~3000
KC GT Preliminaries Icon.PNG KCGT Preliminaries Bronze Icon

Event Completed.png KCGT Preliminaries Top 10000

UR Ticket (Prismatic).png UR Ticket (Prismatic)

SR Ticket (Prismatic).png SR Ticket (Prismatic) x2

Gold.png Gold x180000
3001~5000
KC GT Preliminaries Icon.PNG KCGT Preliminaries Bronze Icon

Event Completed.png KCGT Preliminaries Top 10000

SR Ticket (Prismatic).png SR Ticket (Prismatic) x2

R Ticket (Glossy).png R Ticket (Glossy) x3

Gold.png Gold x160000
5001~10000
KC GT Preliminaries Icon.PNG KCGT Preliminaries Bronze Icon

Event Completed.png KCGT Preliminaries Top 10000

SR Ticket (Prismatic).png SR Ticket (Prismatic) x2

R Ticket (Glossy).png R Ticket (Glossy) x2

Gold.png Gold x140000
10001~20000
KC GT Preliminaries Icon.PNG KCGT Preliminaries Bronze Icon

Event Completed.png KCGT Preliminaries Qualifier Duelist

SR Ticket (Prismatic).png SR Ticket (Prismatic)

R Ticket (Glossy).png R Ticket (Glossy) x2

Gold.png Gold x120000
20001~30000
KC GT Preliminaries Icon.PNG KCGT Preliminaries Bronze Icon

Event Completed.png KCGT Preliminaries Qualifier Duelist

SR Ticket (Prismatic).png SR Ticket (Prismatic)

R Ticket (Glossy).png R Ticket (Glossy)

Gold.png Gold x100000
30001 and below
KC GT Preliminaries Icon.PNG KCGT Preliminaries Bronze Icon

Event Completed.png KCGT Preliminaries Qualifier Duelist

SR Ticket (Prismatic).png SR Ticket (Prismatic)

Gold.png Gold x100000
BONUS:
If your placement ends in "-777"
SR Ticket (Prismatic).png SR Ticket (Prismatic)

Gold.png Gold x100000

Card Trader EX Special Packs

You can also trade in EX Jewels for special Card Packs, which may contain some of the most iconic or most rececnt cards across all the different Legendary Duelists in Duel Links!

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