Hello fellow 6P readers! I’m back from the utter madness that was Seattle Regionals. The adventure included a bubble 33rd place at the tournament, eating my own weight in delicious seafood with great company, and then a travel mishap in Atlanta.
Before Seattle Regionals, we had one weekend of League Cups and a Special Event in Italy that gave us a glimpse of how Guardians Rising was about to turn the Standard format upside down. We saw Garbodor dominate the Special Event and a resurgence from Gyarados and Greninja. Finally, we had sporadic mentions of Alolan Ninetales-GX, Sylveon-GX, and Lycanroc-GX all earning points across the globe. I even contributed to this with an undefeated run at a League Cup with Sylveon.
With Guardians Rising only being legal for a day and no previous tournaments held, I figured Sylveon-GX would be a great choice for that tournament solely based on the fact that people would misplay against it. I was counting on my opponents not really knowing how to play perfectly against such a deck and punishing sub-optimal plays with Delinquent, Team Skull Grunt and Team Flare Grunt.
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