Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Chicago 2012 was a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament held at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois, United States from April 14 to 15, 2012. It was won by Aaron Noel.
After the sixth round, seventeen people tied first undefeated on 18 points. After the seventh round, eight tied first undefeated on 21 points. After the ninth round, 128 of the top scoring players got to continue into the second day to participate in two more rounds of Swiss. After the eleventh round, thirty two of the top scoring players got to continue to the single-elimination stage.
Side events included Dragon Duel, 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling, Attack of the Giant Card!!, Classic Drafts, Dawn of the Xyz Starter tournaments, Retro Drafts, Win-A-Mats and an eight-player single-elimination Dragons Collide Sealed Deck tournament.
On the first day, the Dragon Duel was won by Michael Sakowicz. On the second day, it was won by Brian D. Ahle.
The first Attack of the Giant Card!! was won by Matthew White, who used a "Wind-Up" Deck and won the giant "Tour Bus From the Underworld" card. The second was won by Steffon Bizzell, who used a "Chaos Dragon" Deck and won the giant "Inzektor Giga-Mantis" card.
The public events had two playoffs; one between the players who had accumulated the most points in the public events and one between two randomly chosen players. The winner of the random playoff was Brian Small, who used a "HERO" Deck. He defeated Andrew Henderson, who used a "Dino Rabbit" Deck.
The prizes for the main event were as follows:
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The prizes for the Attack of the Giant Card!! tournaments included a Super Rare "Blood Mefist" YCS prize card. One winner received a giant sized ORCS-EN086 "Tour Bus From the Underworld" and the other received a giant sized ORCS-EN021 "Inzektor Giga-Mantis".
The winners of the public events playoffs received a Super Rare "Blood Mefist" YCS prize card.
- yugioh-card.com Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Chicago
- konami.com All articles for 2012/04 – Chicago, Illinois
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- konami.com Final Round Feature Match: Aaron Noel versus Daniel Nunnally (both Dino-Rabbit)
- konami.com Player Tally: 1170
- konami.com Round 11 – Top Tables
- konami.com Round 7 – Top Tables
- konami.com Round 8 – Top Tables
- konami.com Standings After Day 1
- konami.com Attack of the Giant Card!! Winner – Saturday
- konami.com Attack of the Giant Card!! Winner – Sunday
- konami.com Public Events Playoffs Feature Match: Andrew Henderson (Dino-Rabbits) versus Brian Small (HEROes)
- yugidojo.com Aaron Noel Dino Rabbit Deck List Review 2012 YCS Chicago Winner