Hey everyone! Worlds is only two weeks away, which is honestly pretty terrifying. When I looked at my calendar, I quickly realized that there’s very little time left to prepare for the largest tournament of the year. Rivaled by that emotion was my excitement! Though stressful, Worlds is my favorite tournament of the year. It has the biggest stakes and the greatest collection of good players from around the world. The culture and ambience of Worlds is unlike any other tournament, too.
In today’s article, I’ll take a look at Psychic Malamar and give an update on my Naganadel-GX control deck I posted in my last article. I think that Psychic Malamar is a strong, consistent choice for Worlds, especially on Day 1. In a completely unexpected field, it’s important to choose a deck that isn’t hard-countered by one deck or a single card. Malamar, boiled down, is a 1-Prize trading deck with tools such as Espurr UNB, Espeon & Deoxys-GX, and Gengar & Mimikyu-GX to finish out games or further swing the Prize trade in your favor. Overall, I expect Malamar to perform well because of its linearity and low variance.
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