In addition to winning fame and honor as the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Champion, Masatoshi won several Yu-Gi-Oh! prizes, including five boxes of Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, the GBA game Reshef of Destruction, several deck boxes and packs of card sleeves, and some exclusive movie packs. Masatoshi will also take home one of only two copies of Ulevo. Ulevo and Meteo the Matchless, another special promotional card, have been produced exclusively for this year’s World Championships.
Chan Wan Hang of Hong Kong finished in second place, Yoshinobu Suekane of Japan finished in third place, and Ryan Pugh of the United Kingdom finished fourth. All of these players received copies of Meteo the Matchless in addition to their other prizes.
Both Ulevo and Meteo the Matchless have been specially sealed in acrylic cases. These might be the rarest Yu-Gi-Oh! cards printed to date, as only eight copies of Meteo the Matchless and just two copies of Ulevo have been printed.
For the curious, Ulevo’s card text reads:
This card cannot be Special Summoned. This card must be Tribute Summoned by offering 3 Winged Beast-type monsters on your side of the field as Tributes. If this card attacks your opponent’s Life Points directly and makes them 0, the controller of this card wins the Match. This card cannot be used in a Duel.
Meteo the Matchless’s card text reads:
Meteo the Matchless
Beast-Warrior / Effect
This card cannot be Special Summoned. This card must be Tribute Summoned by offering 3 Beast Warrior-type monsters on your side of the field as Tributes. If this card attacks your opponent’s Life Points directly and makes them 0, you win the Match. This card cannot be used in a Duel.
The final standings look like this:
1. Masatoshi Togawa, Japan, age 20
2. Chan Wan Hang, Hong Kong, age 17
3. Yoshinobu Suekane, Japan, age 30
4. Ryan Pugh, United Kingdom, age 19
5-8. Filipe Luque, Chile, age 12
5-8. Roy St. Clair, USA, age 17
5-8. Kenyou Ueda, Japan, age 16
5-8. Anthony Kok Khing Woon, Malaysia, age 20
Decklists for the Top 8: