Dylan Lefavour

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  • Joined Jun ’11
  • ✍ 23 articles written
  • 🌎 5× Worlds qualifier
  • 🃏 Playing since 2004

Bio: I’ve been playing Pokémon since July 2004. I won the 2008 world championship as a senior, New England Regionals in 2011 and in 2013. I finished in top 4-of U.S. Nationals and top 8-of Worlds in 2011. Founding member of the New England Pokémon retirement home. I currently work in esports, where I run the official Hearthstone collegiate program at Tespa.

Simply Standard

Revisiting Regionals, Adapting Old Favorites, a New Night March, and the Future of Frogs

The Great Divide

Bridging the Gap Between Night March and All the Rest

Retro-Cool

Building a Better Mewtwo and Long-Standing Decks to Finish Cities Strong

Circling the Hive

New Manectrics, Refreshed Toads, and the Timely Return of Bait & Switch

The Whirlwind Tour

75 Flip-Filled First Turns with Shiftry NXD
Its tentacles tear off easily, but it isn’t alarmed when that happens—it knows they’ll grow back. It’s about as smart as a three-year-old. (Clobbopus)

Night Maintenance

Tuning Up Decks for the Final Weekend of States

En Garde!

Pioneering the Primal Clash Metagame

Turning Tides

A Longer Look at Primal Clash

The Third Triumvirate

On the Tail of the Big Three

The Falling of the Forum

A Look at the Evolution of Communication in Pokémon TCG
It lived in snowy areas for so long that its fire sac cooled off and atrophied. It now has an organ that generates cold instead. (Galarian Darumaka)

Overcoming Toxicity

The Dunning-Kruger Effect in the Pokémon TCG

Paranormal Activity

The Spooky-Good Impact of Phantom Forces

New Challenger Approaching!

Weighing In on Furious Fists Entering the Ring

Ebb and Flow

The Uncertainty of the Post-Flashfire Metagame and a Look Back at Plox and Sablelock

Stellar Guidance

A 2014 New England States and Spring Regionals Rewind
The one with the best drumming techniques becomes the boss of the troop. It has a gentle disposition and values harmony among its group. (Rillaboom)