yu-gi-ohKonami has just announced a new Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament series called The Ultimate Duelist Series. Debuting in April of 2015, this series will give Duelists an opportunity to play competitively year round.  There will be 2 seasons each year, Winter Season and a Summer Season, and each season will culminate in an Ultimate Duelist Invitational. You can earn an invitation to the latter by earning points at official tournaments throughout the year.

More information about The Ultimate Duelist Series can be found here.