Hello everyone, Rahul Reddy here with my first article in a long time for this site. For those of you who may remember my articles from back in the day, I apologize for those tragedies but I’m beyond excited to be here and writing again. Two weekends of Expanded events have come and go with their respective metagames being wildly different. The first weekend in Toronto saw Trevenant and Night March make their return, taking us back to a format that felt like 2016. This past weekend in Greensboro saw the rise of Archie’s Blastoise and Pikachu & Zekrom to prominence as their aggression outlasted the rest of the field, but Drampa-GX/Garbodor was the last deck standing as the dust settled. After playing in both weekends, I think I can safely say that the Expanded format is in a healthy place!
My return to article writing is going to feature a little bit of spice I chose to debut this weekend, Celebi & Venusaur-GX TAG TEAM, along with discussion on my backup option, a Turbo Rayquaza-GX/Ho-Oh-EX deck that finished 9th overall. We have two more Regional Championships in this BLW–TEU Expanded format—Daytona and Hartford—so get ready for some tips and tricks on how to handle it.
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