Hello everyone! I’m Gabriel Pino Semedo from São Paulo, Brazil. I’m delighted to bring to you guys my very first article for SixPrizes! I started playing around 2012 and since then I was fortunate enough to accomplish a lot of things in the game. Between 2012 and 2016 I won nine Regionals in Brazil, I was the top-ranked Brazilian player in 2014 and 2015, I got Top 32 at EUIC 2017, Top 16 at LAIC 2018, and I won São Paulo Regionals 2018 with an innovative Gardevoir-GX/Miltank deck.
Even though I have accomplished many things as a player, I still feel like my best virtues in Pokémon TCG are creativity, deck building, and metagame reading. So basically I’m pretty sure I am better at writing articles than playing the game! (lol.) One of my main creations was the Waterbox deck that I created in 2016 that changed the worldwide metagame, won many National Championships, and got top finishes around the globe. It was one of the most popular decks at Worlds that year and was piloted by great players like Tord Reklev, Jimmy Pendarvis, Marc Lutz, Frank Diaz, and Igor Costa.
Right now I am able to accomplish something really big in my career as a Pokémon TCG player and writer, which is being the first Brazilian getting into SixPrizes Underground’s writers. When I first started playing, SixPrizes played a big role in my development as a player and nowadays it still helps me to become a better and more complete player. Now I have the opportunity to give back to other players and be a part of the great help SixPrizes has given me during the years. Be sure I will do my best to bring high-quality articles. Thank you so much Adam for the opportunity!
Now after all this emotional introduction, let’s get into what matters!
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