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Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championships
Founded 2003; 14 years ago
Region International
Number of teams 32
Current champion 46px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Harrison
(5th title)
Most successful player 46px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Harrison
(5 titles)

The World Championship is an international, invitational Yu-Gi-Oh tournament held annually—usually in Japan— between the top-ranked Duelists of various countries. In order to receive an invitation to the World Championship, a player generally must win a National event in their native country (during that year’s main tournament season). Thus, the participants are National champions from various countries.

ResultsEdit

Year Winner Runner-up Third Place Fourth Place
2003 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Ng Yu Leung Flag of Japan.svg Shigeki Kitamura 46px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Harrison Flag of the United States.svg Mike Rosenberg
2004 46px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Harrison Flag of Japan.svg Masatoshi Togawa Flag of Hong Kong.svg Chan Wan Hang Flag of Japan.svg Yoshinobu Suekane
2005 Flag of Greece.svg Markou Miltiadis 46px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Harrison Flag of Mexico.svg Jorge Fabian Piña Lizarraga Flag of Germany.svg David Kretschmer
2006 46px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Harrison Flag of Italy.svg Dario Longo Flag of Hong Kong.svg King Hang Shum 46px-Flag of Poland.svg Adrian Madaj
2007 45px-Flag of Chile.svg Andres Toro Flag of Italy.svg Mattia Sarpa 46px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Harrison Flag of the United States.svg Adam Corn
2008 46px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Harrison Flag of Japan.svg Kazuki Mutsuoka Flag of the United States.svg Robert Ackerman Flag of Japan.svg Takeru Norihama
2009 46px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Harrison Flag of Singapore.svg Tan Hong Hwee 40px-Flag of the Republic of China.svg Chien Yen Jui Flag of the United States.svg Roy St. Clair
2010 Flag of Panama.svg Galileo De Obaldia Flag of the United States.svg Vincent Paglia Flag of Japan.svg Kei Kuwano Flag of South Korea.svg Tae Woo Kim
2011 Flag of Japan.svg Takashi Ogawa Flag of Japan.svg Kei Murakoshi Flag of Panama.svg Galileo De Obaldia Flag of Thailand.svg Kongjaroen Phanupak
2012 Flag of Japan.svg Saito Akikazu Flag of Italy.svg Stefano Memoli Flag of Germany.svg Joshua Schmidt Flag of Singapore.svg En Wei Wesley Seek
2013 40px-Flag of the Republic of China.svg Shi En Huang Flag of the United States.svg David Keener III Flag of Japan.svg Hiromi Kudou Flag of Thailand.svg Weerapun Suebyoubol
2014 Flag of Canada.svg Sehbai Kheireddine Flag of Japan.svg Shunsuke Hiyama Flag of the United States.svg Oliver Tomajko Flag of Italy.svg Niccoló Mazzoleni
2015 Flag of Japan.svg Shunsuke Hiyama Flag of Panama.svg Galileo De Obaldia Flag of Japan.svg Akira Hasegawa Flag of the United States.svg Chase Robert Cunningham
2016 Flag of Japan.svg Shunsuke Hiyama Flag of the United States.svg Erik Christiansen Flag of Japan.svg Kajihara Soichiro Flag of Japan.svg Yada Makoto
2017 46px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Harrison Flag of Japan.svg Ryosuke Tsujimura Flag of Japan.svg Sōichirō Kajihara Flag of Japan.svg Daiki Momiji

Performances by nationEdit

Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place
46px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 5 (2004, 2006, 2008, 2009,
2017)
1 (2005) 2 (2003, 2007)
Flag of Japan.svg Japan 4 (2011, 2012, 2015, 2016) 6 (2003, 2004, 2008, 2011,
2014, 2017)
5 (2011, 2013, 2015,
2016, 2017)
4 (2004, 2008, 2016, 2017)
Flag of Panama.svg Panama 1 (2010) 1 (2015) 1 (2011)
40px-Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan 1 (2013) 1 (2009)
Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong 1 (2003) 2 (2004, 2006)
Flag of Greece.svg Greece 1 (2005)
45px-Flag of Chile.svg Chile 1 (2007)
Flag of Canada.svg Canada 1 (2014)
Flag of the United States.svg United States 3 (2010, 2013, 2016) 2 (2008, 2014) 4 (2003, 2007, 2009, 2015)
Flag of Italy.svg Italy 3 (2006, 2007, 2012) 1 (2014)
Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore 1 (2009) 1 (2012)
Flag of Germany.svg Germany 1 (2012)
Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico 1 (2005)
Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand 2 (2011, 2013)
46px-Flag of Poland.svg Poland 1 (2006)
Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea 1 (2010)