Erik Nance

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  • Joined Jun ’11

Bio: My brother and I have played the PokΓ©mon TCG competitively for about 7 years now. In that time, we’ve competed at the highest level and done pretty well. Here is a quick list of my personal achievements in the game:

– World Championship Level: Top 16 in 2006, Invitation in 2008, Top 32 in 2010
– National Championship Level (US): Top 32 in 2008, 2nd Place in 2010, Top 32 in 2012
– Regional Championship Level: 3rd Place in 2006 (Southeast), 1st Place in 2008 (Southeast), Top 32 in 2012 (Georgia), Top 32 in 2012 (Pennsylvania), Top 16 in 2013 (Pennsylvania), Top 16 in 2014 (Virginia)
– State Championship Level: 2nd Place in 2010 (SC), 2nd Place in 2012 (NC), multiple top cut finishes
– City Championship Level: Multiple CC wins and top cut finishes
– NC Gym Challenge winner in 2006

Quad Goals

Form-Fitting an Old Concept to Today’s Standard Format


An Examination into the Seldom Accredited Game-Ending Plays of Past and Present
When it targets an enemy, it charges furiously while whipping its body with its long tails. (Tauros)
A strange seed was planted on its back at birth. The plant sprouts and grows with this PokΓ©mon. (Bulbasaur)

The Last Draw

A History of ‘Deck Out’ Strategies, Durant Again, and the Bunny Zone

Tints and Tones

Investigating the Strengths of Various Card Types (Colorless, Dragon, Metal, Fairy, and Psychic)
Its sleek shape is perfect for swimming. It slashes prey with its claws and drains the body fluids. (Kabutops)