Jon Eng

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  • Joined Jul ’17
  • “1 of each Pokémon > 1 billion lions”

Bio: I first picked up cards in 2010, went to my first event in 2012, and have been in love with the game ever since. I am currently in my 3rd season as a master. Last season was my best season to date, and I can’t wait to try to do even better this season! Here are some of my more notable accomplishments in Masters:

Top 32 Regionals x5
Top 16 Regionals x5
Top 8 Regionals x3
Top 4 Regionals x1
Finalist Regionals x1
Top 64 IC x2
Top 32 IC x2
Top 16 IC x1
Finished 11th in North America 2018-19 Season

Wake Me Up When Junetember Ends

Sitting Out the Players Cup, Qualifying 101, My Personal Preparation Process, Trends from Limitless Q3, and Hybrid PikaRom for Q4

A Decade-Plus of Pokémon

Looking Back on My Time in the Game, from Greenhorn Junior to Successful Senior and, at Long Last, When We Left Off, Top-Ranked Master

What a Tool

Where We Left Off, Decks I’m Worried About for Toronto, and Tanky/Tooly ADP, My Fav Play for this Weekend

The Full Blitz

T16 @ OCIC w/ PikaRom, Why I Played It, Match Recaps, Matchups In-Depth, and Updates for the New Meta

Get a Whiff of This

T4 @ Dallas w/ ZoroGarb, Other Good Expanded Decks, Idea Dump (Sword & Shield Edition), and an Early UPR–SSH Tier List
It starts off battles by attacking with its rock-hard horn, but as soon as the opponent flinches, this Pokémon bites down and never lets go. (Chewtle)

Bags of Tricks

UPR–CEC Standard Meta Review, the Rise of Malamar, and Expanded Mewtwo Box

Aiming for Perfection

Jon’s LAIC Report w/ Mew Box and Updates for Daytona Beach

A Hot Mess

ZoroGarb for Portland, Jon’s Idea Dump (UPR–CEC Edition), and Charizard & Braixen Hand Lock for LAIC

Caught the Spark

PikaRom Tuned and Matched Up for Knoxville

August Heat

Idea Dump Updates, the Not BDIFs, and ReshiZard’s Matchups In-Depth for Worlds
Intense hunger drives it to extremes of violence, and the electricity in its cheek sacs has converted into a Dark-type energy. (Morpeko)

Starting Points and Launching Pads

The Latest on ReshiZard + PikaRom and Jon’s Idea Dump for Worlds

How to Train Your Dragons and Squids

Matchup Guides for Malamar & Friends and Ability ReshiZard for Origins + NAIC, and Some Words on the Final Stretch of the Season

Hit and Run and Hit and Run and…

Recapping the BLW–TEU Format, Expanded Now, and Hitmonchan for Hartford (with Many Matchups!)
This Pokémon rapidly extends its retractable neck to sink its sharp fangs into distant enemies and take them down. (Drednaw)