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.


World Championship Tally

Rank Region 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
1 Japan Japan 8 3 5 1 17
2 Taiwan Taiwan 2 2 1 5
3 Italy Italy 1 2 2 2 7
4 Hong Kong Hong Kong 1 2 3
5 Panama Panama 1 1 2 4
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
United Kingdom United Kingdom 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 defeated twice 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 made the most appearances at the World Championships, having earned his invitation to the World Championship in 2010, 2011, 2015, 2018, 2019.


World Championship

Berlin, Germany
1st Japan Kosaka Kouki
2nd Taiwan Wang Chia Ching (汪家慶)
3rd Panama Angel Fernando Ovalle
4th USA Dakota Angeloff
Chiba, Japan
1st Taiwan Wang Chia Ching (汪家慶)
2nd Australia Bohdan Temnyk
3rd Italy Francesco Simoncelli
4th South Korea Jung Seung-Chul
Tokyo, Japan
1st Japan Tsujimura Ryosuke (辻村涼介)
2nd Singapore Milton Chua
3rd Italy Marcello Barberi
4th Italy Michael Forner
Orlando, United States
1st Japan Hiyama Shunsuke (檜山俊輔)
2nd USA Erik Christensen
3rd Japan Kajihara Soichiro (梶原壮一朗)
4th Australia Matthew Casiero
Kyoto, Japan
1st Japan Hiyama Shunsuke (檜山俊輔)
2nd Panama Galileo De Obaldia
3rd Japan Hasegawa Akira (長谷川陽)
4th USA Chase Cunningham
Rimini, Italy
1st Canada Sehabi Kheireddine
2nd Japan Hiyama Shunsuke (檜山俊輔)
3rd USA Oliver Tomajko
4th Italy Niccoló Mazzoleni
Las Vegas, United States
1st Taiwan Huang Shin En (黃新恩)
2nd USA David Keener
3rd Thailand Weerapun Suebyoubol
4th Japan Kudou Hiromi (工藤大海)
Roppongi, Japan
1st Japan Saito Akikazu (斉藤彰一)
2nd Italy Stefano Memoli
3rd Germany Joshua Schmidt
4th Singapore Wesley Seek
Amsterdam, Netherlands
1st Japan Ogawa Takashi (小川貴士)
2nd Japan Murakoshi Kei (村越敬)
3rd Panama Galileo De Obaldia
4th Thailand Kongjaroen Phanupak
Long Beach, United States
1st Panama Galileo De Obaldia
2nd USA Vincent Paglia
3rd Japan Kuwano Kei
4th South Korea Kim Tae-Woo
Akihabara, Japan
1st Singapore Benjamin Tan (陈宏晖)
2nd Taiwan Chien Yen Jui (錢彥瑞)
3rd USA Roy St. Clair
4th South Korea Lee Hong-Kyu
Berlin, Germany
1st Japan Mutsuoka Kazuki (六岡一輝)
2nd USA Robert Ackerman
3rd Japan Norihama Takeru (乗浜健)
4th Austria Claudio Kirchmair
San Diego, United States
1st Chile Andres Toro
2nd Italy Mattia Sarpa
3rd USA Adam Corn
4th Canada Dexter Dalit
Akihabara, Japan
1st Italy Dario Longo
2nd Hong Kong Shum King Hang (岑競亨)
3rd Poland Adrian Madaj
4th Greece Miltiadis Markou
Ariake, Japan
1st Greece Miltiadis Markou
2nd Mexico Jorge Fabian Pina Lizarraga
3rd Germany David Kretschmer
4th Taiwan Li Guan Sian (李冠賢)
Los Angeles, United States
1st Japan Togawa Masatoshi (户川雅俊)
2nd Hong Kong Chan Wan Hang
3rd Japan Suekane Yoshinobu
4th United Kingdom Ryan Pugh
New York, United States
1st Hong Kong Ng Yu Leung (吴雨良)
2nd Japan Kitamura Shigeki (北村重樹)
3rd USA Mike Rosenberg
4th USA Huai Tao Sun

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7 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!

  4. TheMadWasp says:

    Slight error, Ryan Pugh is listed as from the US here, but on the 2004 World Championship article he’s listed as from the UK.

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