Isaiah Williams

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  • Joined Jan ’13
  • 12 articles written

A Pair of Problems

Zoroarok/Control and Zoroark “Exodia” for the Dallas Regional Championships
Happy holidays SixPrizes readers! I hope that your testing is going just as great as your holiday season is. Our next major event is the Expanded Dallas Regionals, which I am extremely excited for given that it is my home turf as well as the event that I placed 2nd at last year. With this […]

A Gardevoir Guard

Looking at Gardevoir/Swampert/Solgaleo/Ninetales in Light of Roanoke’s Regional
Hey there SixPrizes readers! So much has happened since the last time weโ€™ve talked. With the addition of Lost Thunder, it was unclear on how the Standard meta would be affected. What new decks would rise to the top and claim the spot as BDIF? At LAIC, we saw Zoroark-GX/ Controlโ€”one of my favorite archetypes […]

The Control Center

A Look at Zoroark/Control from Portland Expanded and Into Lost Thunder Standard
Hey there SixPrizes readers! I recently got a 6th place finish at Portland Regionals with one of my favorite decks of all time, Zoro Control. I initially played a deck at Worlds 2018 and the Nashville Open. Even though Worlds Day 1 did not go too well due to me making a bad deck list […]

The Root of It All

Isaiah on Zoroark/Garbodor for Portland’s Regional Championships
Hey Everyone! Expanded testing has been a lot of fun for me as it is my favorite format. There are so many viable decks, and a lot of news one surfacing due to Hexโ€™s ban. This means that a lot of ability based decks will be resurfacing now that they no longer have to answer […]

The Shrine Show

Working the BDIF Within the Buzzwole/Garbodor/Shrine Meta
Hello everyone! With Memphis Regionals just around the corner, I am sure many of you are stressing about what to play because, honestly, there are so many viable options. In my testing, it seems that weโ€™ve finally reached a meta where its anyoneโ€™s game. Matchups no longer feel like โ€œRock/ Paper/ Scissorsโ€ as we have […]

The Forest for the Trees

Isaiah’s Look at Building Decidueye/Zoroark for Memphis Standard
Hello everyone! I hope the new season is treating you all well as now we are back into the full swing of things. This is my first year being 100% involved in the game, and so far I have been having both an extremely challenging and extremely fun time testing and playing in tournaments each […]

The Turn 2 Meta

Isaiah on the Game’s Early Stages and Zoroark/Lycanroc for Philly
Hey there everyone, I am very excited to be bringing you my first article in the new rotation of the Pokรฉmon Trading Card Game! I have been putting in a lot of testing, and I am very optimistic going into this new season. I feel as if my optimism has inspired the ideology behind the […]

The Flying Foe

Isaiah on Rayquaza/Garbodor for the World Championships
Hello everyone! I am honored to bring yโ€™all the last article before the Pokรฉmon World Championship in Nashville, TN. For the past few weeks I have been doing an insane amount of testing over multiple different matchups. Logging in just over 500 games since U.S. Internationals, I have never put this much time into testing […]

Getting In The Zone

A Look at Dusk Mane Necrozma/Magnezone for Worlds’ Standard
Hello everyone! If you guys are like me, the past few weeks have been quite the experience in trying to figure out what to play for the tournaments in Nashville. Whether you are playing in the World Championships or you are playing in the Nashville Open, your next tournament is easily one of the most […]

Malamar’s Method of Madness

Reviewing Malamar/Psychic for NAIC ’18
Hi everyone! Isaiah Williams here with the final installment of our NAIC mini series. NAIC is the day after tomorrow, and I know all of you are as excited as I am to prove yourself in such a large field. Today, I have an article for you on a deck that I am sure you […]

The Rock of the Cycle

Examining the Meta as a Cycle and Buzzwole/Lycanroc as a Future Play
Hello, everyone. Itโ€™s Isaiah Williams writing this article from Mexico City. I have spent the last week here to attend both the Mexico City SPE and Regionals. Within this week, I have put myself under a strict meta game testing regime. It was brutal to endure countless hours of dead draws and watching Caleb Gedemer […]

An Egg-celent Idea

Isaiah Williams’ Look at the Ins and Outs of Zoroark-GX/Exeggcute
Hello everyone! Isaiah Williams here for my first ever article. This article will be an comprehensive guide of the Expanded BDIF Zoroark-GX/Exeggcute PLF. First, let me start off by saying that I am very excited to be joining the SixPrizes writing team and am honored to be working alongside such a pantheon of players. A […]