Another (Inter)nationals has come and gone, and the player base is beginning to divvy up its priorities: many will be racing to print out proxies to test for Worlds, while others will use those same proxies only in an anticipated rotated format (for what it’s worth, my guess is Fates Collide-on), while still others will be using the results of Internationals as a basis for what to play in the next few weekends before Burning Shadows arrives on the scene. Today, I will be providing some reflection on the events this past weekend, and a few small windows into what might be relevant in the Worlds format.
I enjoy writing pieces after big events, as it forces me to reflect on my experience. In any activity, reflection is a key part of the learning process. We learn things only so far as we look back at what we did well, what we could do better the next time around, and create a plan to achieve our goals. In a game like Pokémon, there is always room to grow, even for the most top-tier players. I hope my reflections can help give you insight into the metagame and choices I made, but more importantly, give you a method to reflect on your own experiences.
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