KC Cup (September 2021) | Duel Links

This is a guide to to the September 2021 KC Cup in the game Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. Read on to learn how to participate in the tournament, and what decks to look for against players from around the world.

Kaiba Corporation Cup Banner.PNG

This is a guide to to the September 2021 KC Cup in the game Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. Read on to learn how to participate in the tournament, and what decks to look for against players from around the world.

KC Cup - Event Schedule

Tournament Stage Event Dates
1st Stage 09/08 ~ 09/20 4:59 AM (UCT)
2nd Stage 09/17 ~ 09/20 4:59 AM (UCT)

About The KC Cup

Kaiba Opens KC Cup Tournament.png

The KaibaCorp Cup 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.

KC Grand Tournament Main Event.PNG

Take note that the players' performances here can directly cause a possible qualification to the annual KC Grand Tournament. Be at the very top of the ladder, and you might just be very well invited to future KC GTs in the future!

To participate in this event, it only has one requirement: Your Duel Links account must be at Stage 6 and above.

KC GT 2021 DP.PNG

Players will have a unique Level called DLv., which serves as their eligibility within the tournament proper. Those who have reached DLv. 15 and DLv. 17 will not be demoted below the respective levels, and the maximum DLv. is set at DLv. 20.

To help everyone get a start, players will have respective starting points with their DLvls, depending where they placed in Ranked Duels before. Take note of the following rankings:

Ranked Duel Season 67 Placement Starting DLv. for KC Cup Sept. 2021
Silver DLv. 3
Gold DLv. 5
Platinum DLv. 7
Legend and Above DLv. 10

KC Cup - Rules and Qualifications

KC Grand Tournament Preliminaries Participation Reward.PNG

As an incentive for players to participate in the KC Cup, 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 Cup proper.

Event Participation Incentive Rewards

No. of Duels Reward
1 R Jewel.png R Jewel x50
2 SR Jewel.png SR Jewel
3
Gems.png Gems x40
4
Gold.pngGold x5000
5
Gems.png Gems x50
6
Gold.png Gold x10000
7
Gems.png Gems x100

KC Cup - 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 frequently show up.

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: 45 /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: 47 /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.

Yosenjus

Deck Detail
Yosenju Yosenju
Rating: 43 /50
Description
All-out offense in one turn, get out of dodge literally moments later. The Yosenjus are known for their ability to constantly go in and out of the field, sometimes swarming the field to overwhelm the opponent. Not to mention, their focus on Level 4 monsters makes them prime candidates to have potent Rank 4 Xyz Monsters on the field at any given moment.

Gaia the Fierce Knight

Deck Detail
Galloping Gaia Galloping Gaia
Rating: 41 /50
Description
Gaia can rush the field with very strong monsters without tributes, and has enough support to bring out powerful Fusion Monsters that can be summoned without the need of Polymerization.

Lunalight

Deck Detail
Lunalight Lunalight
Rating: 41 /50
Description
A control Deck that has the special option of using the Extra Deck as a Fusion Material resource. Lunalights have enough effects to keep the boss monsters safe for an attempt to win the game.

Gimmick Puppet

Deck Detail
Gimmick Puppet Gimmick Puppet
Rating: 42 /50
Description
Gimmick Puppets have control over the field through various Xyz Summonings, especial "Number 15: Gimmick Puppet Giant Grinder" that has the ability of destroying Special Summoned monsters.

Chronomaly

Deck Detail
Chronomaly Chronomaly
Rating: 43 /50
Description
Chronomaly focuses on the ability to Xyz Summon with ease through the ability to Special Summon its monsters one after another, and being able to match their levels through its effects. Rank 5 and Rank 6 monsters will be very much welcome in this archtype.

KC Cup - Rewards

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 Prize Upon Reaching Rank For First Time
DLv. 2
Gems.png Gems x30
DLv. 3
Gems.png Gems x40
DLv. 4
Skill Chip.png Skill Chips x10
DLv. 5
Gems.png Gems x50
DLv. 6
R Ticket (Glossy).png R Ticket (Glossy)
DLv. 7
Gems.png Gems x70
DLv. 8
Skill Chip.png Skill Chips x10
DLv. 9
Gems.png Gems x80
DLv. 10
Gems.png Gems x90
DLv. 11
Skill Chip.png Skill Chips x10
DLv. 12
Gems.png Gems x100
DLv. 13
SR Jewel.png SR Jewel
DLv. 14
Gems.png Gems x120
DLv. 15
SR Ticket (Glossy).png SR Ticket (Glossy)
DLv. 16
Gems.pngGems x130
DLv. 17
Skill Chip.png Skill Chips x10
DLv. 18
Gems.pngGems x140
DLv. 19
UR Jewel.png UR Jewel
DLv. MAX (DLv. 20)
Gems.pngGems x150

KC Cup 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!

Final Placement Rewards
1st Place The player is given a direct invitation to the next World Championship Series
KC Cup Sept 2021 Gold Icon.PNG KC Cup Sept. 2021 Gold Icon

Event Completed.png KCGT Sept. 2021 Top 10

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

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

Gold.png Gold x1000000
2nd Place
KC Cup Sept 2021 Gold Icon.PNG KC Cup Sept. 2021 Gold Icon

Event Completed.png KCGT Sept. 2021 Top 10

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

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

Gold.png Gold x500000
3rd Place
KC Cup Sept 2021 Gold Icon.PNG KC Cup Sept. 2021 Gold Icon

Event Completed.png KCGT Sept. 2021 Top 10

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

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

Gold.png Gold x500000
4th~10th
KC Cup Sept 2021 Gold Icon.PNG KC Cup Sept. 2021 Gold Icon

Event Completed.png KCGT Sept. 2021 Top 10

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

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

Gold.png Gold x200000
11th~100th
KC Cup Sept 2021 Silver Icon.PNG KC Cup Sept. 2021 Silver Icon

Event Completed.png KC Cup Sept. 2021 Top 100

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

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

Gold.png Gold x200000
101~500
KC Cup Sept 2021 Bronze Icon.PNG KC Cup Sept. 2021 Bronze Icon

Event Completed.png KC Cup Sept. 2021 Top 500

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

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

Gold.png Gold x300000
501~1000
KC Cup Sept 2021 Bronze Icon.PNG KC Cup Sept. 2021 Bronze Icon

Event Completed.png KC Cup Sept. 2021 Top 1000

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

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

Gold.png Gold x200000
1001~2000
KC Cup Sept 2021 Bronze Icon.PNG KC Cup Sept. 2021 Bronze Icon

Event Completed.png KC Cup Sept. 2021 Top 10000

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

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

Gold.png Gold x200000
2001~5000
KC Cup Sept 2021 Bronze Icon.PNG KC Cup Sept. 2021 Bronze Icon

Event Completed.png KC Cup Sept. 2021 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 Cup Sept 2021 Bronze Icon.PNG KC Cup Sept. 2021 Bronze Icon

Event Completed.png KC Cup Sept. 2021 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 Cup Sept 2021 Bronze Icon.PNG KC Cup Sept. 2021 Bronze Icon

Event Completed.png KC Cup Sept. 2021 Qualifier Duelist

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

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

Gold.png Gold x120000
20001~30000
KC Cup Sept 2021 Bronze Icon.PNG KC Cup Sept. 2021 Bronze Icon

Event Completed.png KC Cup Sept. 2021 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 KC Cup Sept. 2021 Bronze Icon

Event Completed.png KC Cup Sept. 2021 2nd Stage 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 x50000

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