Finally, we can bid farewell to BKT-UPR. It’s been a long set of events, accentuated by the fact that Ultra Prism didn’t really change much from Crimson Invasion before it. Therefore, we’ve been pretty much playing the same format in a loop for most of the season—at the least, this entire calendar year to date. It’s, to say the least, tiresome.
In fact, in most scenarios, this article—shortly after a Regionals—would be about this weekend’s event. With that said, given the above (we’ve been at this for awhile), I’m probably about as interested in writing another article about BKT-UPR as you are interested in reading one. So, as I sit in Toronto at 1-2, playing Buzzwole and fairly sure I won’t have a remarkable finish to talk about later, we’re going to get right into Forbidden Light. For the record, I switched to a 10th Energy and didn’t play Muk this weekend. Some thrilling games with Ho-Oh (and an overwhelming amount of Fighting Energy) later, I’m ready to close the book on the format.
I’m going to focus primarily on new Standard in my discussion today, rather than Expanded, as it’s the more important format for the majority of players. Roanoke aside, everything will be Standard, and there’s no shortage of other events to consider. Hopefully we’ll see some progress on Q4 League Cups sooner than later, and assuming we do, I’d guess Standard will be the format of choice for most of those as well.
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