Jay Hornung

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  • Joined Oct ’10
  • ✍ 55 articles written
  • 🌎 10× Worlds qualifier
  • 🃏 Playing since 2004

Bio: I was a professional Pokémon Player from 2004-2013. While I’m officially “retired” from the game, I still enjoy discussing, playing, and creating content for retro formats. My goal has always been to share my experience and help grow this game we all love.

Dragon Rushes and Darkness Graces

An In-Depth Look at the 2010 DP–UL Format, Part 2

Sweet Sleeping Format

A Deep Look into HS–BLW, the Wild-Ride Anything-Goes 2011 Nationals and Worlds Format

Purple Reign

A Complete Guide to Gardevoir, the Best Deck of the 2010 DP-on Format

Further Inspection

The PTCGO vs. Hearthstone Article, Part Two

The Firestarter

A Look Back at the Radical and Still Not Yet Fully Explored 2004 EX–HL Format
This Pokémon has slumbered for many years. Some say it’s Zamazenta’s elder sister—others say the two Pokémon are rivals. (Zacian)

Meet the Flintstones

Primal Clash Creations for Florida Regionals and Beyond

Mind If I Roll Need?

What PTCGO Can Learn from Hearthstone, Blizzard’s Latest Cash Cow

Static Shock

One Pyroar, Multiple Manectric, and a Follow-Up on ‘No False Move’

Desert Toad

Top 32 Phoenix Regionals Report with Seismitoad/Pyroar and Speed Lugia

Getting the Green Light

On Copies of Cards and Virizion Variants for Autumn Regionals
Common throughout the Galar region, this Pokémon has strong teeth and can chew through the toughest of berry shells. (Greedent)

What Would You Do?

Ethical Dilemmas in the Pokémon TCG

Rethinking the Rotation

Patching Predictions for the BCR-on Format

Bright Looks and Psychic Locks

An In-Depth Look at the 2010 DP-UL Format, Part I

Scouting Ahead

Early 2014-2015 Standard Format Deck Discussion

Title Fight

Rising Fist (Furious Fists) Preview and 2014–2015 Format Predictions
It stands in grasslands, watching the sun’s descent from zenith to horizon. This Pokémon has a talent for delivering dynamic kicks. (Stonjourner)