Yu-Gi-Oh! players will now be punished if they smell bad under new hygiene rules - Dexerto

Yu-Gi-Oh! players will now be punished if they smell bad under new hygiene rules

Published: 6/Apr/2019 14:02 Updated: 6/Apr/2019 14:36

by Daniel Cleary


The Popular Trading Card Game, Yu-Gi-Oh has officially added hygiene rules in latest tournament policy update, surprising everyone.

What is ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’?

Yu-Gi-Oh! is best known for its list of popular animated TV series’ which features the characters competing in the card game with strategic monster duels.

The strategy game also has an active competitive scene and live tournaments taking place about once per month with the most recent one taking place in Dusseldorf as part of the Championship Series events.

Konami/Yu-Gi-Oh!Thomas Rose winning Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Dusseldorf 2019

Yu-Gi-Oh!’s new hygiene rules

In the latest tournament policy update by Konami, which was released on April 3, one of the rules caught fans of the game off guard with just how bizarre it was.

The tournament policy latest update featured many rule changes such as credential requirements and unacceptable behavior updates, however, it was the newest subsection ‘Hygiene’ which had player surprised.

The paragraph ‘Subsection I. Hygiene’ requires all those attending the event to “be clean and wear clean clothing.” and then goes on state that penalties can be enforced if not properly adhered to.

“If you or your clothing is excessively dirty or bad-smelling, you can be penalized.”

Konami’s new tournament policy update changes.

Despite feeling that hygiene at Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments is important, many fans of the game are concerned about this new policy update and are wondering how these rules would be enforced.

One user on Reddit was asking how the judges would officiate this new rule and suggested them implementing “Smell checks” stating that it will lead to “some hilarious and cringe situations” as a result.


Other users were questioning how Konami would train judges on what is and isn’t acceptable to be allowed to attend one of these events and if there would be some kind of scale to determine who could potentially receive a penalty.

Call of Duty

FormaL claims FaZe are OpTic Chicago’s toughest competition for CDL 2021

Published: 26/Nov/2020 2:42 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:51

by Theo Salaun


OpTic Chicago’s Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper has revealed that he thinks the Atlanta FaZe will be the team to beat in the Call of Duty League’s 2021 season, citing how similar the two teams are.

A seven-year veteran in professional Call of Duty, FormaL boasts a wealth of expertise and some interesting insights. Excited for Black Ops Cold War and a refreshed CDL roster, back under the OpTic banner, the 2017 World Champion broke down his expectations for the 2021 season on an episode of “The Bakery” podcast.

Tucked in between romantic stories of trying to hide his gaming career from a crush and resisting Seth ‘Scump’ Abner’s kiss attempts, FormaL discussed the upcoming competitive season. With former teammate Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson moved over to Atlanta, OpTic’s AR revealed that FaZe are the biggest concern in 2021 — not the 2020 champion Dallas Empire.

With the league transitioning to 4 vs. 4 and Treyarch’s Black Ops Cold War, FormaL believes that Chicago is primed to win CDL Champs, but that Atlanta is the toughest test ahead.

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Like sniping from the safety of a head glitch, FormaL did not hesitate at all when asked who would Chicago considers the most troubling team in 2021: “Definitely FaZe. FaZe is just another powerhouse … They’re pretty well-rounded, they got an insane amount of talent, they all want to play with each other. It’s just how our team is.”

Pinpointing FaZe’s roster balance, FormaL elaborated that the inclusion of Arcitys simply adds a new element to the competition between Chicago and Atlanta: “Alec’s a really good friend of mine. It’s gonna be really fun to play against him the whole year. You’ve got the Simp, aBeZy duo, you’ve got the Cellium thing … it’s gonna be a good rivalry for sure.”

In 2020, Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr and Tyler ‘aBeZy’ Pharris were one of the best SMG duos in the CDL while McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovel was an MVP candidate (alongside Simp) in the flex role. When he spoke with Dexerto back in July, Cellium also told us that he thought Arcitys was the best AR in the league.

While respectful of the talent and balance this new FaZe roster enjoys, FormaL was unfazed when asked who wins CDL Champs 2021: “We do. 100 percent.” This coincides with his earlier explanation that the change to 4 vs. 4 suits a Chicago team that prefers that style, is excited to reunite with Dashy, and enjoys Treyarch titles.

Last year, the Empire came first, FaZe came second, and Chicago (at that point, the Huntsmen) came third. This year, FormaL expects to win, FaZe to repeat with silver, and it doesn’t even seem like third place is on his radar: “I don’t know who the f**k comes third, Paris?”