Hey there SixPrizes readers, I know it’s been a while since my last article. Since then, a lot of things have happened including a global pandemic shutting down a majority of the events in the world. This has led to the Pokémon season being canceled and everyone being stuck inside. What did that mean for me personally? My job allows me to work from home, so that aspect of my life remains unchanged, but the thing I miss the most—besides my girlfriend—is traveling to events every weekend and seeing my closest friends and competing. The first couple of weeks I was holding on strong and nothing could phase me, but this past weekend I was watching old World Championships opening ceremonies with Nico Alabas on Discord, and I couldn’t help tearing up. Missing a World Championships feels like a huge part of what I look forward to has been taken away from me. The circumstances are like this for a lot of people, but it just hit me hard while watching Nick McCord usher in the competitors in 2013 and the goosebumps it gave me.
I hope everyone’s been safe in these times and holding on strong. Today TPCi announced the rotation for the 2020–2021 season, but I haven’t had a chance to look too much into it, so I won’t be talking about that. I’m going to talk about how Pokémon can still be fun in this time and what the community is doing together to continue to compete and have fun along the road.
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