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Analyzing the Results of the Players Cup Kickoff Invitational and Limitless Invitational

Hey everyone! I hope you’ve had a nice summer and enjoyed following along with (or playing in!) the recent tournaments. Not much has changed since my last article, as I’ve been out of school for the past month. It’s been a quiet summer so far, and I’m hoping that the situation takes a turn for the better so that a normalcy can be reached.

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Congrats to everyone who participated in the events this past weekend!

As you would have seen in the title, this article is meant to address the results of the Players Cup Kickoff Invitational and Limitless Invitational. Though this tournament marked the end of the Limitless Online Series, the Players Cup Invitational marks the beginning (or, now, the midpoint of online qualification) of the Players Cup. I hope that you can take info from this article and apply it to deck-building and competition, if not now then in the future.

It was somewhat unfortunate that both events streamed on the same weekend, but it was still enjoyable to bounce back and forth between them. Both streams were amazing, and I have nothing but positive feedback for the Limitless and Pokémon crew. One aspect of the Pokémon stream that I really enjoyed was the quick summary of losers bracket matches. This kept the tournament flowing quickly. I would’ve liked to see slightly more gameplay, such as every knockout sequence. There was a tad too much info omitted for the viewer to reconstruct. This was mainly a factor when broadcasting single-Prize decks, as the compilation of all knockouts takes more time than with multi-Prize decks.

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