To the surprise of everyone (myself included), I have somehow managed to attend back-to-back Regional Championships. It’s been a long time coming, but being back in the competitive sector is as rewarding as it is challenging. I believe the last time I truly felt on the pulse of the competitive scene would have been during the 2015-2016 season where I was able to barely cling on to a spot in the top 16. This was in a time where the race was much easier; actually restricted by best finish limits rather than being mostly defined by the sheer attendance of events. I recall having to drive three hours out of my way to attend a League Challenge just to be able to pick up any amount of points in order to stay afloat in the race that year, and while that certainly was very time consuming, it is something I have longed for in my absence.
In the days leading up to Collinsville, I was very certain that I wanted to play something with Zoroark-GX. The card is simply too powerful not to play in my opinion and even in a field filled with counter decks, Fighting decks, Parallel Cities and so on, I still think that it is the optimal play. As I (and many others) have discussed ad nauseum, the card has no downsides and only makes your deck better in every single way. I joked around with friends about that you would have to be a fool to not want to include it in your deck and despite a few rough matchups, I still think this card might see some sort of errata or limiting by the end of the season.
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