|English name||Friendship Cup|
|Japanese name||フレンドシップカップ |
|Location||New Domino City|
|Anime appearances||Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V|
The Friendship Cup is a tournament held in the Synchro Dimension in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime. The tournament made Jack Atlas the current Duel King. It was created to promote harmony between the Topsiders and Commons after the Commons revolted when Chojiro Tokumatsu was arrested.
There is a large amount of controversy regarding the motives of the tournament, due to Jack being perceived as a traitor by many of the Commons, a hero by the other part, and the Tops consider him to be one of them. According to Yugo the purpose of the event is deciding who is worthy of challenging Jack to a Duel. Every year a participant is picked for an exhibition match, which in reality is meant to show the rest Jack's overwhelming strength, so Jack's opponent is called "The King's sacrifice".
There is a horrible conspiracy behind the tournament where losers are taken to an Underground Labor Facility and forced into servitude (though once there they can win their freedom by Dueling). However, the people of New Domino City don't seem to find anything wrong with this as it's "natural" for the defeated to fall.
Within the Underground Dueling Arena, defeating 10 people in a row allows one to participate in such tournament. Alternatively, one can also sign up by filling an application sheet, which needs to be approved by Jean-Michel Roget, though Roget may also invite people he deems worthy himself.
- Chojiro Tokumatsu†
- Crow Hogan†
- Damon Lopez†
- Dennis McField†
- Officer 227†
- Gong Strong†
- Jack Atlas[Notes 1]†
- Moon Shadow†[Notes 2]
- Sergey Volkov†
- Shay Obsidian†
- Shinji Weber†
- Sylvio Sawatari†
- Tony Zomboni†
- Yuya Sakaki
- Zuzu Boyle†
- † Eliminated.
The Friendship Cup is conducted as a 16-player knock-out tournament. The participants are locked in a building owned by the High Council to keep Jean-Michel Roget and Sector Security from interfering. Matchups are revealed on the spot, with the chosen Duelists being released at that moment and led to the Duel Palace. The losers, however, are forced to leave the building.
After the Duel between Shay Obsidian and Dennis McField destroyed much of the stadium's Duel Lanes, the tournament was forced to be held in New Domino City proper, with it being broadcasted to the audience in the stadium.
|Round of 16||Quarter-finals||Semi-finals||Final|
|Moon Shadow[Notes 2]||0|
|Jack Atlas[Notes 1]||200|
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 54: "City 'Scape"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 63: "Fight for Freedom"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 64: "Match with the Master"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 73: "Turning Point"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 71: "Duel Consequences"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 98: "Friendship Finale"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 58: "Scream for the Green"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 62: "The Great Escape"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 85: "A Plan and a Promise: Part 2"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 69: "A Concerted Effort"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 88: "Wake Up Call"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 75: "Shay's Revenge"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 65: "Traits of a Traitor"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 66: "Crow's Crew"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 93: "Road Rage: Part 1"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 68: "Common Cause"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 94: "Road Rage: Part 2"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 82: "Warriors of the Air"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 79: "Road To Rebellion"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 72: "Turbotainers"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 70: "The Gift of Grit"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 77: "A Cons Game"