Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Tally

The following table is a tally of all Top 4 finishes in the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship main events, based on the total placement count of each region.

This ranking is ordered in a similar style as the Olympics – they are sorted by the amount of 1st-place finishes, followed by 2nd-place finishes, then 3rd-place finishes, and finally 4th-place finishes.

 

Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Tally

Rank Region 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
1 Japan Japan 7 3 5 1 16
2 Taiwan Taiwan 2 1 1 4
3 Italy Italy 1 2 2 2 7
4 Hong Kong Hong Kong 1 2 3
5 Panama Panama 1 1 1 3
6 Singapore Singapore 1 1 1 3
7 Canada Canada 1 1 2
Greece Greece 1 1 2
9 Chile Chile 1 1
10 USA United States 4 4 3 11
11 Australia Australia 1 1 2
12 Mexico Mexico 1 1
13 Germany Germany 2 2
14 Thailand Thailand 1 1 2
15 Poland Poland 1 1
16 South Korea South Korea 3 3
17 Austria Austria 1 1

 

  • Before 2018, Japan was the only region to have won multiple World Championships. This changed in 2018 when Taiwan won their second World Championship, 5 years after their first World Championship victory in 2013.
  • Despite having the second most amount of final appearances, the United States has yet to win a World Championship. The United States has been in 4 World Championship finals – 2008, 2010, 2013, 2016. However, they were twice defeated by Japan, once by Panama and once by Taiwan.
  • Japan holds the record for the longest win streak of 3 consecutive years – winning the World Championship in 2015, 2016, 2017.
  • Hiyama Shunsuke became the very first and only two-time World Champion when he won the World Championship in 2015, 2016.
  • Galileo De Obaldia has single-handedly placed Panama on the World Championship tally by achieving all three 1st, 2nd and 3rd-place finishes.

 

Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship

2018
Chiba, Japan
1st Taiwan Wang Chia Ching
2nd Australia Bohdan Temnyk
3rd Italy Francesco Simoncelli
4th South Korea Jung Seung-Chul
2017
Tokyo, Japan
1st Japan Tsujimura Ryosuke
2nd Singapore Milton Chua
3rd Italy Marcello Barberi
4th Italy Michael Forner
2016
Orlando, United States
1st Japan Hiyama Shunsuke
2nd USA Erik Christensen
3rd Japan Kajihara Soichiro
4th Australia Matthew Casiero
2015
Kyoto, Japan
1st Japan Hiyama Shunsuke
2nd Panama Galileo De Obaldia
3rd Japan Hasegawa Akira
4th USA Chase Cunningham
2014
Rimini, Italy
1st Canada Sehabi Kheireddine
2nd Japan Hiyama Shunsuke
3rd USA Oliver Tomajko
4th Italy Niccoló Mazzoleni
2013
Las Vegas, United States
1st Taiwan Huang Shin En
2nd USA David Keener
3rd Thailand Weerapun Suebyoubol
4th Japan Kudou Hiromi
2012
Roppongi, Japan
1st Japan Saito Akikazu
2nd Italy Stefano Memoli
3rd Germany Joshua Schmidt
4th Singapore Wesley Seek
2011
Amsterdam, Netherlands
1st Japan Ogawa Takashi
2nd Japan Murakoshi Kei
3rd Panama Galileo De Obaldia
4th Thailand Kongjaroen Phanupak
2010
Long Beach, United States
1st Panama Galileo De Obaldia
2nd USA Vincent Paglia
3rd Japan Kuwano Kei
4th South Korea Kim Tae-Woo
2009
Akihabara, Japan
1st Singapore Benjamin Tan
2nd Taiwan Chien Yen Jui
3rd USA Roy St. Clair
4th South Korea Lee Hong-Kyu
2008
Berlin, Germany
1st Japan Mutsuoka Kazuki
2nd USA Robert Ackerman
3rd Japan Norihama Takeru
4th Austria Claudio Kirchmair
2007
San Diego, United States
1st Chile Andres Toro
2nd Italy Mattia Sarpa
3rd USA Adam Corn
4th Canada Dexter Dalit
2006
Akihabara, Japan
1st Italy Dario Longo
2nd Hong Kong Shum King Hang
3rd Poland Adrian Madaj
4th Greece Miltiadis Markou
2005
Ariake, Japan
1st Greece Miltiadis Markou
2nd Mexico Jorge Fabian Piña Lizarraga
3rd Germany David Kretschmer
4th Taiwan Li Guan Sian
2004
Los Angeles, United States
1st Japan Togawa Masatoshi
2nd Hong Kong Chan Wan Hang
3rd Japan Suekane Yoshinobu
4th USA Ryan Pugh
2003
New York, United States
1st Hong Kong Ng Yu Leung
2nd Japan Shigeki Kitamura
3rd USA Mike Rosenberg
4th USA Huai Tao Sun

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4 Responses

  1. Hodenhammer says:

    Why does the new article take so long? Because of the new banlist?

  2. MornStar says:

    Thanks for your article. By the way, is it possible to find the decks of the first several years? Or where could we find them?

  3. Winged Kuriboh says:

    Well done!! Looking forward to other similar article like Asia Championships, Asia Plus Championships and etc!

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