Hello again 6P! I am back with another article for you after a couple of very exciting weeks of tournaments thanks to the new Lost Thunder set. Today we’re going to take a look at what has happened over the last couple of weeks, along with some personal choices of mine as to how to move forward for Cups. The next big tournament in North America is Anaheim Regionals, but that’s Expanded and thus a whole other monster. Seeing how I was preparing myself along with the people that I coach for the LATAM IC and Roanoke Regionals, I’ll be using the next couple of weeks to shift gears onto Expanded.
First off, we saw a very degenerate and super annoying to play against Zoroark Control deck with in Latin America. It used a combination of Plumeria, Oranguru, Lysandre Labs and other tools such as Crushing Hammers in order to control the tempo of games and get to a point where an opponent was completely out of resources. The deck preyed upon an unsuspecting metagame, not only because the deck was not deemed a threat but also any small misplay against it can be heavily punished.
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