Hello, everyone. It’s Isaiah Williams writing this article from Mexico City. I have spent the last week here to attend both the Mexico City SPE and Regionals. Within this week, I have put myself under a strict meta game testing regime. It was brutal to endure countless hours of dead draws and watching Caleb Gedemer hit Guzma in every N to 2, but alas, I persevered. Now I am here to enlighten you on what “the play” is for Mexico City Regionals. It is whichever deck you are good at.
This may be something that you have heard before, but I think that this is especially prevalent in the current meta. Right now, our meta is dominated by three archetypes—Buzzwole-GX/Lycanroc-GX, Malamar, and Zoroark-GX. This is quite a rock/paper/scissors format. We see this given the recent Regionals results. We started with a Zoroark dominant meta at the beginning of the year. Then we saw an insane spree of Buzzwole victories from Charlotte Regionals to Madison Regionals. We then, unexpectedly, saw a recent ZoroRoc win at Sheffield regionals. What caused such an upset in this Buzzwole dominant meta?
The obvious answer to me is that the new Malamar archetype— Malamar/Mewtwo(Hoopa)—was introduced into the meta. With little time to truly test this matchup, Buzzwole players in fear of their psychic weaknesses opted to play other variants. This gave Zoroark a swift window of opportunity to rise to the top, leaving us with this triangle of decks at the top.
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