Jimmy Pendarvis

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  • Joined Oct ’14

Bio: I have been playing since 2006 when I transitioned from Yugioh to PokΓ©mon. I wasn’t taking the game too seriously until 2010, when I won a Regionals and a State Championships. Two years later, I qualified for my first World Championships which was a really exciting moment for me. I have qualified for every World Championships since 2012 and it is always what I aim for every year.

Top 16 NA 2017

Top 32 World Championships 2012
Worlds Competitor 2013
Top 32 World Championships 2014
Top 32 World Championships 2015
World Championships Qualifier 2016(couldnt go)
Top 8 World Championships 2017

Top 16 National Championships 2012
Top 16 National Championships 2016
Top 32 North America International Championships 2017
Top 8 Place Australia International Championships 2018

1st Place Indiana Regional Championships 2016(with an undefeated record)
1st Place VA Regional Championships 2010
1st Place VA Regional Championships 2012
1st Place PA Regional Championships 2011
2nd Place VA Regional Championships 2011
Top 4 Place PA Regional Championships 2013
Top 8 VA Regional Championships 2013
2nd Place at Regional Championship Side Event Nationals 2014
Top 8 Madison Regional Championships 2017
Top 8 Dallas Regional Championships 2018

What Comes After Three?

The Past (Dallas w/ ZoroToad), The Future (SUM–TEU Standard), and a Team Up Top 10
Hello everyone! I am sad to report that I was unable to continue my winning streak in Dallas, tying my win-and-in after a solid 50 minutes vs. ZoroGarb. I knew I would lose eventually, and I am very proud of what I accomplished, so I am certainly not crushed by this by any means. I […]

The Eminent Excellency

Profiles on Zoroark/Seismitoad and Zoroark/Golisopod for Dallas Expanded
Hey everyone! It has been a bit longer than normal since my last article, but never fear I am back once again. Since my last article, I took down another Regional Championships with one of my favorite decks in recent history, ZoroToad. I had not expected to play the deck for the event whatsoever, and […]

A Deft Duo

Looks at Buzzwole/Basics and Trevenant BREAK for Anaheim Expanded
Hey SixPrizes readers! I am back with yet another Expanded article, to add onto what I delivered last week. I have been testing quite a bit to ensure I am ready for the event, and I have really been enjoying it! Expanded has just been a lot of fun for me, getting to pilot a […]

A Trio of Trouble

First Looks at Zoroark/Control, Blacephalon/Blacksmith, and Archie’s Blastoise for Anaheim Expanded
Hello SixPrizes readers! I am very excited to have a short break before Anaheim Regionals in mid-December. While I am very grateful to be able to attend every tournament, having to play the Latin American International Championships and then immediately play in the Roanoke Regional Championships was very stressful. Despite not being able to test […]

‘Zoroark’s Zany Zenith

A Profile of Zoroark-GX Control from the Latin American International Championships
Hello everyone and welcome back to SixPrizes! Many of you likely paid attention to the Latin American International Championships in Brazil, which means you got to hear all about the thrilling Zoroark-GX Control deck that my group played at the event. The deck definitely has a different style of play in comparison to most of […]

The New, Old, and Renewed

An Evaluation of Lost Thunder’s Change of Standard’s Pace and A Trio of Lost Thunder-Enabled Concepts
Hello everyone! Welcome back to SixPrizes, and another one of my articles. Lost Thunder has been released and testing for Brazil has begun, the Standard format has improved a lot! While Expanded is definitely still my preferred format, albeit with some bias, I no longer feel like the Standard format is borderline unplayable. The decks […]

The Spooky Standard

Jimmy’s Portland Regionals Winning List and Lost Thunder First Thoughts
Hello SixPrizes readers! I am Jimmy Pendarvis, and I am back from Portland after winning my second Masters Regional Championships! It truly means a lot to me because it was one of my main goals of the season, and I put a ton of effort in for the event. I ended up playing Seismitoad-EX/Zoroark-GX after […]

The Dark Side Returns

Profiling a New Spin on Zoroark-GX/Exeggcute for Portland Expanded
Hello SixPrizes! I have been playing a ton of the Expanded format in an attempt to get ready for Portland, and I have really been enjoying it. The Standard format is one that I am currently not a fan of, so Expanded has been very refreshing. The consistency and options of each deck make the […]

The Top of the Times

Looks at Zoroark/Golisopod, Zoroark/Lycanroc, Buzzwole/Shrine, and Empoleon/Swampert for Memphis Standard
Hello SixPrizes readers! I am back with another article on the standard format, and have quite an update on the state of the format from my last article. Philadelphia has come and gone, and the format is really starting to shape up and become understood. Philadelphia was the first Regional Championships of the year, so […]

The Top Tier

A Profile of Zoroark/Lycanroc and Rayquaza/Vikavolt for the Philly Standard
Hello SixPrizes readers! I have a lot to talk about in my first post-rotation article today. I have been playing as much as I can since finishing top sixteen at the World Championships, and the new format has been a lot of fun. I definitely miss N, Float Stone, and some other cards, but I […]

The Zoroark Zone Remains

A Final Look at Zoroark/Lycanroc and Zoroark/Gardevoir for Worlds
Hey everyone! I am stoked to be back with another article right before the World Championships! It is the biggest tournament of the year and is always a great time. I have been testing a lot for the event as this is certainly not a tournament I feel like “winging it” for, and I have […]

It’s a Zoro-World

A Primer on the Zoroark Variants of Celestial Storm, with Looks at Golisopod, Garbodor, and Magcargo
Hello SixPrizes readers! I hope everyone has been having as much fun exploring the new format as I have. Sadly, I haven’t found anything from the new set to be very powerful during my early stages of testing. Rayquaza-GX seemed great at first, and is definitely not a bad deck, but it was definitely worse […]

North America’s Best Bets

Reviewing the Top Finishers from NAIC with an Eye to Worlds
Hello everyone! I hope everyone has enjoying the relief of the North American International Championships being over. For some, that means a short break before the World Championships, and for others it was the last tournament of the year. I am happy to say that after top fouring the NAIC, I finished fifth place in […]

The Fighting Force

A Pair of Looks at Buzzwole/Lycanroc and Buzzwole/Garbodor for NAIC
Hello everyone! I am back from a short break after Mexico City Regionals, and I have been playing quite a bit! I finished top eight at Mexico with Buzzwole/Lycanroc, which many of you likely knew I was going to play. I have been a huge fan of the deck since I played it at the […]

A Twist on the Menu

A Profile of Buzzwole/Garbodor and a “One-Prize” Malamar/Psychic List
Hello everyone! I haven’t been to any tournaments since Madison Regionals where Buzzwole showed us its full potential, but I have been testing quite a bit to get ready for upcoming tournaments. I definitely still love Buzzwole/Lycanroc-GX, but my list hasn’t changed for that deck since Madison. I have found a couple other decks I […]