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Joining Underground gives you (and a friend) complete access to our latest Underground articles plus their companion discussion sections to ask our writers questions. (Never read an article before? Start here 馃憠: These ones are free to read.)

New Underground articles are published on average 3脳 per week and are written by our staff of competitors + correspondents who report on an array of topics helpful for any Pok茅mon TCG player.

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Q. Who writes for Underground?
A. Our current writing staff consists of:

  • 12脳 Worlds invitee 路 Playing since 2003 路 “El Table”
  • 9脳 Worlds invitee 路 Playing since 2009
  • 8脳 Worlds invitee 路 Playing since 2010 路 “The Worst Schemanske”
  • 7脳 Worlds invitee 路 Playing since 2012 路 “All the way from Brazil”
  • 7脳 Worlds invitee 路 Playing since 2012 路 “1 of each Pok茅mon > 1 billion lions”
  • 7脳 Worlds invitee 路 Playing since 2010
  • 4脳 Worlds invitee 路 Playing since 2013 路 “Eager to Night March”
  • 4脳 Worlds invitee 路 Playing since 2011 路 “Bee Revenge is best served Cold”

Extended bios can be found on each author page.

Q. When are new Underground articles published?
A. There are on average three (3) new Underground articles published each week, Tuesday thru Thursday, at ~12pm EDT. We schedule more content before major tournament weekends than after, so you may see four articles one week and then only two the next. Our objective is to help you prepare for events. A calendar of upcoming articles and events can be viewed here.

Q. What topics are included in Underground articles?
A. An Underground article could鈥

  • profile the best decks for an upcoming tournament
  • discuss how to play the crucial matchups
  • analyze decklists
  • talk about upcoming card releases
  • report on a first-hand tournament experience
  • offer tips for high-level play

鈥r include any combination of above! We cover a range of topics to help competitive players elevate their game.

Q. Do your articles apply to Juniors and Seniors?
A. While our focus is on Masters play, our commentary is applicable for all age divisions. Of our writers, Alex Schemanske, Xander Pero, and Jon Eng have earned Worlds invitations in Juniors and/or Seniors, and many of our writers have also coached Juniors and/or Seniors, so we have experience in navigating those divisions. Please ask if you ever read an article and would like to clarify anything specific to Juniors or Seniors.

Q. How can I ask your writers questions?
A. You can connect with our writers in three ways:

  1. in the companion discussion sections for each article,
  2. by personal messaging through our forum,
  3. or via social media, if the writer mentions they are open to connecting that way.

We encourage you to reach out whenever you have questions.

Q. What happens after I join?
A. The current page will refresh and you will have immediate access to all of our Underground content.

Q. Can I upgrade or downgrade my subscription?
A. Your subscription can be upgraded, downgraded, canceled, or reenabled at any time. If you upgrade, you will be immediately switched over to and charged for the new plan, minus a credit for unused time on your current subscription. If you downgrade, you will be switched over to the new plan after your current subscription ends. To manage your subscription, visit your payment profile.

Q. How do I add a friend to my subscription?
A. To add a friend to an existing subscription, enter their SixPrizes username in the Shared Account field on your profile. If your friend doesn’t already have a SixPrizes account, they can register free.

Q. How can I request a refund?
A. If you would like to request a refund for your subscription鈥攆or any reason鈥攜ou can do so within your first 30 days of joining Underground. Contact Adam with your account details, and he will issue your refund shortly.

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