SixPrizes originated as a collaborative effort between Jeremy Maron (the 2005 World Champion) and Adam Capriola during the summer of 2009. Their goal: create one Pokémon TCG strategy article per day to be viewed and discussed by readers and the community at large. At this time, finding legitimate deckbuilding information was nothing like it is in the modern era of the TCG. Pojo and Pokégym were the two main hubs of the community, but the former began to deteriorate in terms of quality, and the latter involved hours rummaging through message boards. SixPrizes was born.
Many changes have come along the way. Jeremy left, Pablo Meza (now perhaps better known as Tablemon) came on board, and later departed (and is now back as a writer!). Afterwards, Adam managed the site solo for many years. Jeremy and Pablo were incredible contributors and the site is indebted to them for helping develop the foundations and setting the positive tone for the site.
In early 2017, Adam decided his days of editing were coming to a close, and Christopher Schemanske and Alex Hill stepped in to manage the day-to-day operations of the site. Christopher has been working with Adam on editing since early 2014 and writing for 6P since the spring of 2015. Alex has been writing off and on for the site for most of its history, but made his Underground debut in June 2015. Adam’s still around as our technical support and as an advisor. Together, our goal is to make Underground the best premium Pokémon TCG article content available.
Be sure to let us know if you have any suggestions. We’re always open to discussion at events (you’ll find one of us at almost every major tournament in North America), but are also available on Twitter and via email.