Ian Asplund

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  • Joined Feb ’11
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Bio: My name is Ian Asplund, better known as Raen around the interwebz. I’ve always liked the Pokémon video games and have been an avid fan for most of my life; however, it wasn’t really until the spring of 2010 that I found myself interested in the TCG. My brother and I decided to pick up some starter decks, and as I was researching leagues, I noticed that the Utah State Championships was only a week away, so my brother and I thought it’d be fun to go.
Needless to say, we had a blast. I ended up doing surprisingly well, looking back. I went 2-4 with a theme deck! Still, I desperately wanted to become better. I read and read and read everything I could possibly find about the game, went to multiple leagues, and played in every tournament possible. Eventually, I began to improve, and now I’m where I’m at today, with multiple City Championship top cuts (ok, only 2, but still!), and a 6th place finish at the 2011 Utah State Championships. I’m continuing to improve, and I want to share the knowledge I have gained and hopefully will continue to gain with all of you!

This gluttonous Pokémon only assists people with their work because it wants treats. As it runs, it crackles with electricity. (Yamper)