Alex Hill

Author Archive
  • Joined Aug ’10

Bio: I am a recent graduate from Michigan State University with a degree in Computer Science. Currently, I’m working in Atlanta GA for Enformia Inc as a Software Developer. I have been involved in the competitive scene of the Pokรฉmon TCG for over 10 years and wrote on and off for this site from 2010 to 2018.

Major Accomplishments:
2014/2015/2016/2017 Worlds Competitor
2017 Top 16 North America

2014 Ontario Provincial Champion
2014 Fort Wayne Regional Top 4
2015 Ontario Regional Champion
2016 Kansas Regional 2nd Place
2018 Collinsville Regional Top 4
2018 Costa Mesa Regional Top 4
2018 Portland Regional Top 4

2015 US Nationals Top 32
2016 London Internationals Top 16
2017 Oceania Internationals Top 8
2018 North America Internationals Top 32

2015 Worlds Top 32
2015/2016/2017 Worlds Day 2

Of Squids and Men

A 2nd Look at Malamar and Brewing with Beast Box

Too Much Buzz

Alex Discusses Post-LAIC Standard with Buzzwole and Ultra Necrozma

Been There, Back Again

An Expanded Primer for Salt Lake Regionals

A New Light

Alex’s Forbidden Light Set Review and Buylist, Plus Standard/Expanded Recommendations

Ensnaring Barbaracle

Learning from Tournament Prep feat. Glaceon (Part 2/2)
With a lithe body and sharp claws, it goes around stealing food and eggs. Boltund is its natural enemy. (Thievul)

Knuckle’s Impact

Learning From Tournament Prep feat. Buzzwole (Part 1/2)

Gaga for Glaceon

Lists for Glaceon in Standard and Thoughts on Ultra Prism (+Buylist)

Fighting with Fire

Combatting Zoroark with Forgotten Expanded Concepts (Donphan, Buzzwole, and Turtonator)

A Stunning Performance

Discussing The List, Techs and Matchups for Gardevoir

Minding The Gaps

Stories of Gameplay Decisions, Testing Methods, and Deck Thoughts from London
After many battles, it evolved dangerous claws that come together to form daggers when extended. (Perrserker)

A New Speed of Tortoise

An In-Depth Look at Lists, Techs, Tricks, and Matchups for Turbo Turtonator in Daytona Beach

Step into the Ring

Fighting with Fire, Thoughts on BKT-On, and Looks at Salazzle, Alolan Ninetales, and Xerneas

The Home Stretch

Talking Techs, Discovering Strategies for Day 2, and Escaping to Expanded

Trending to the Top

Junior/Senior Metagame Analysis for Worlds 2017

The Shadow Format

A Quick Look at Volcanion, Thoughts on Gardevoir, Drampa, and Decidueye, and One Last Goodbye to Gyarados
By rapidly rolling its legs, it can travel at over 18 mph. The temperature of the flames it breathes exceeds 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. (Carkol)