2018 Harrogate Regionals: Day 2 Players and Decks

Below are the players who achieved 19 or more Match Points to advance to Day 2 of the 2018 Harrogate Regional Championships. Decks are being added as we continue to receive updates. 
  1. Adrian Fjell, 8-1-0 - 
  2. Bolly Olufon, 7-0-2 - 
  3. Yosefi Gad, 7-0-2 - 
  4. Bert Wolters, 7-1-1 - 
  5. Jake Burnyeat, 7-1-1 - 
  6. Philip Schulz, 7-1-1 - Zoroark-GX/Gyarados
  7. Jack Culkin, 7-1-1 - 
  8. Gonçalo Ferreira, 6-0-3 -
  9. Sen Caubergh, 6-1-2 - 
  10. Alex Dao, 6-1-2 - 
  11. Logan Madden, 6-1-2 - 
  12. Luke Kirkham, 6-1-2 -
  13. Phong Nguyen, 6-1-2 - 
  14. Daniele Matrigale, 6-1-2 - 
  15. Adam Hawkins, 6-1-2 - 
  16. Konsta Kallama, 6-1-2 - 
  17. Lucas Henrique de Araujo Pereira, 6-1-2 - 
  18. Jack Gregory-Campbell, 6-1-2 - 
  19. Timothy Tsang, 6-1-2 - 
  20. Ryan Moorhouse, 6-1-2 -  
  21. Benjamin Lundtvedt-Martinsen, 6-1-2 - 
  22. Max Roberts, 6-1-2 - 
  23. Daniel Melrose, 6-2-1 - 
  24. Michael Pustrowski, 6-2-1 - 
  25. Steven Mao, 6-2-1 - 
  26. Joni Virolainen, 6-2-1 - 
  27. Ondrej Skubal, 5-0-4 - 
  28. Paul Stringer, 6-2-1 - 
  29. Sander Wojcik, 6-2-1 - 
  30. Christopher Reyes, 6-2-1 - 
  31. Ӧjvind Svinhufvud, 6-2-1 - 
  32. Lahtela Tommi, 6-2-1 - 
  33. Tomas Just, 6-2-1 - 
  34. Nicholas Pearce, 6-2-1 - Lost March
  35. Adrian Kastelik, 6-2-1 - 
  36. Stéphane Ivanoff, 6-2-1 - Buzzwole/Lycanroc-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX
  37. Stian Nilsson, 6-2-1 - 
  38. Erik Bladh, 6-2-1 - 
  39. Nathan Williams, 6-2-1 - 
  40. Christian Wilhelm, 6-2-1 - 
  41. Raz Wolpe, 6-2-1 - 
  42. Jack Old, 6-2-1 - 
  43. Michael Ritchie, 6-2-1 - 
  44. Juho Kallama, 6-2-1 - 
  45. Gustavo Wada, 6-2-1 - 
  46. Siddiqur Rahman, 6-2-1 - 

Other notable decks: 
  • Philip Schulz (Zoroark-GX/Gyarados) was the only Limitless team member to reach Day 2. Below is what the rest of the team played: 
    • Nico Alabas 5-3-1, Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
    • Pedro Eugenio Torres 4-1-4, Meganium/Decidueye-GX/Swampert/Kingdra-GX/Porygon-Z
    • Robin Schulz 4-3-2, Sceptile-GX
    • Jesper Eriksen 4-5-0, Granbull Mill
  • Tord Reklev played the same "Granbull Mill" deck as Jesper Eriksen, finishing 5-2-2; PokéStats has not yet learned why it's referred to as a mill variant. 

Team DDG Acquires Azul Garcia Griego

13 December 2018 - Team Dead Draw Gaming, the current first-place team in Limitless TCG's 2018-19 season rankings, has acquired multiple-time Regional Champion, 2017-18 LAIC finalist, and 2017-18 top NA CP earner Azul Garcia Griego.

Team DDG has taken the competitive Pokémon TCG scene by storm this season, winning all five Regionals and SPEs on North American soil so far as well as the 2018-19 LAIC. Their roster features stars such as 2018 Philadelphia Regional Champion Caleb Gedemer, 2018 Portland and Virginia Regional Champion Jimmy Pendarvis, and 2018 Memphis Regional and 2018-19 LAIC Champion Daniel Altavilla, among many others. DDG signed up-and-coming player Carter Musgrove this past Tuesday and added Griego today to bring their current roster size to 19 players.

Griego, who streams on Twitch at AzulGG and can be found on Twitter @Azul_GG, last played for CCG Castle, before becoming a free agent on February 16 of this year after CCG disbanded. He finished the 2017-18 season with the most CP of any North American player and second in the world, behind only Tord Reklev. In addition to winning that season's San Jose Regionals, he infamously lost in the 2017-18 LAIC finals to Dyego Rathje, who was disqualified from a later tournament for cheating.

With this acquisition, Team DDG now boasts 5 of the top 25 players in the Limitless one-year global rankings, 9 of the top 25 players in the Limitless one-year NA rankings, and 7 of the Top 16 players on Pokémon's official US & Canada CP leaderboard.

At this weekend's Anaheim Regionals, all eyes will be on Team DDG--especially with this big new roster addition--to see if they can be stopped from winning a North American major event title for the first time this season. 

2018 Virginia Regionals: Day 2 Players and Decks

Below are the players who achieved 19 or more Match Points to advance to Day 2 of the 2018 Virginia Regional Championships. Decks are being added as we continue to receive updates. 
  1. Charlie Lockyer, 9-0-0 - Lost March
  2. Ryan Antonucci, 8-1-0 - Buzzwole-GX/Lycanroc-GX/Ninetales-GX
  3. Simon Trottier-Lacasse, 7-0-2 - Granbull
  4. Jason Annichiarico, 7-0-2 - Malamar
  5. Zack Taylor, 7-1-1 - Granbull
  6. Adler Pierce, 7-1-1 - Zoroark-GX/Decidueye-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX
  7. Stephen Hunter, 7-1-1 - Zoroark-GX/Decidueye-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX
  8. Nguyen Tran, 7-1-1 - Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  9. Alex Schemanske, 7-1-1 - Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  10. Beckett Pierce, 7-1-1 - Malamar
  11. Joseph Perez, 7-1-1
  12. Zach Lesage, 7-1-1 - Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  13. Frank Diaz, 7-1-1
  14. Austin Ellis, 7-2-0 - Zoroark-GX/Lycanroc-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX
  15. Michael Bergerac, 6-0-3 - Granbull
  16. Ian Robb, 7-2-0 - Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  17. Tye Pellecchia, 6-1-2 - Buzzwole-GX/Lycanroc-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX
  18. Brandon Salazar, 6-1-2 - Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  19. Butch Smith, 6-1-2 - Hoopa/Regigigas/Unown LOT 91
  20. Matt Vuchichevich, 6-1-2 - Naganadel/Quagsire/Suicune-GX/Lugia-GX
  21. Edward Khodaei, 6-1-2 - Hoopa/Steelix/Unown LOT 91
  22. Aaron Morgan, 6-1-2 - Hoopa/Steelix/Wailord/Unown LOT 91
  23. Franco Llamas III, 6-1-2 - Zoroark-GX/Decidueye-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX
  24. Evan Gregory, 6-1-2 - Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  25. Isaiah Williams, 6-1-2 - 6-2-1 - Gardevoir-GX/Solgaleo-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX/Swampert
  26. Chris Siakala, 6-2-1 - Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  27. Noel Totomoch, 6-2-1 - Lost March
  28. Joe Turrentine, 6-2-1 - Magnezone/Dialga LOT
  29. Dalton Didelot, 6-2-1 - Malamar/Ultra Necrozma-GX
  30. Nixon Cedillos, 6-2-1 - Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  31. Connor Finton, 6-2-1 - Lost March
  32. Chris Fulop, 6-2-1 - Malamar/Ultra Necrozma-GX
  33. Hunter Harless, 6-2-1 - Malamar Spread
  34. Michael Catron, 6-2-1 - Hoopa/Regigigas/Unown LOT 91
  35. Jimmy Pendarvis, 6-2-1 - Gardevoir-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX/Swampert
  36. Lance Bradshaw, 6-2-1
  37. Evan Campbell, 6-2-1
  38. Carl Sitavi, 6-2-1 - Hoopa/Shuckle-GX
  39. Riley Hulbert, 6-2-1 - Zoroark-GX/Decidueye-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX
  40. Azul Garcia Griego, 6-2-1 - Gardevoir-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX/Swampert
  41. Brock Davis, 6-2-1 - Gardevoir-GX/Solgaleo-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX/Swampert
  42. Justin Kulas, 6-2-1 - Vikavolt/Rayquaza-GX
  43. Patrick Littleson, 6-2-1
  44. Justin Bokhari, 6-2-1 - Hoopa/Steelix/Wailord/Unown LOT 91
  45. Rudy Wade, 6-2-1 - Zoroark-GX/Banette-GX
  46. Tony Santos, 6-2-1
  47. Russell Maracle, 6-2-1
  48. Rob Stephens, 6-2-1
  49. Brian Miller, 6-2-1 - Zoroark-GX/Lycanroc-GX
  50. Michael Pramawat, 6-2-1 - Gardevoir-GX/Solgaleo-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX/Swampert
  51. Christopher Watkins, 6-2-1 - Hoopa/Regigigas/Unown LOT 91
  52. Rukan Shao, 6-2-1 - Zoroark-GX/Decidueye-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX
  53. Drew Cate, 6-2-1
  54. Charlie Kerr, 6-2-1
  55. Eric Smith, 6-2-1 - Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel *
  56. Brian Goodspeed, 6-2-1 - Gardevoir-GX/Solgaleo-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX/Swampert
  57. Tristan Lackey, 5-0-4 - Zoroark-GX/Decidueye-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX
  58. Tristan Fearing, 6-2-1 - Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  59. Ryan Mefford, 6-2-1 - Buzzwole-GX/Lycanroc-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX
  60. Nic Stewart, 6-2-1 - Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  61. Jeff Kang, 6-2-1 - Malamar with Ditto ♢ and Zoroark-GX
  62. Josh Taylor, 6-2-1 - Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  63. Marcus Guy, 6-2-1
  64. TJ Knowles, 6-2-1 - Hoopa/Regigigas/Unown LOT 91
  65. Noah Peltier, 6-2-1 - Granbull
  66. Matthew Grooms, 6-2-1 - Vikavolt/Rayquaza-GX
  67. Tyler Ralston, 6-2-1
  68. Daniel Green, 6-2-1

* Eric Smith actually played a Sceptile-GX deck during the early rounds of the tournament. During a mid-round deck check, it was found that that list had not been successfully submitted in RK9 Labs, but Smith was allowed to continue the tournament with a backup list he did submit (Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel).  

2018 Virginia Regionals: Top Players' Decks and Metagame Trends

Day 2 advancements

After Round 8:

  • Ryan Antonucci
  • Azul Garcia Griego
  • Stephen Hunter
  • Zach Lesage, Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  • Brian Miller, Zoroark-GX/Lycanroc-GX
  • Tye Pellecchia
  • Adler Pierce
  • Beckett Pierce
  • Tony Santos
  • Alex Schemanske
  • Zack Taylor
  • Joe Turrentine, Magnezone/Dialga LOT
  • Noel Totomoch, Lost March
  • Matt Vuchichevich


After Round 7:
  • Jason Annichiarico
  • Michael Bergerac, Granbull with PokéNav
  • Austin Ellis, Zoroark-GX/Lycanroc-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX
  • Charlie Lockyer, Lost March
  • Tran Nguyen
  • Chris Siakala
  • Carl Sitavi
  • Simon Trottier-Lacasse

Expected metagame
Some of the most-played and most-successful decks are expected to be Buzzwole/Alolan Ninetales-GX, Zoroark-GX/Lycanroc-GX, Zoroark-GX/Decidueye-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX, Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel, Malamar variants, and Granbull.

Zoroark-GX Control is expected to be heavily countered after winning the LAIC last weekend.

Some under-the-radar decks rumored to be good plays include Gardevoir-GX, spread decks (Tapu Koko), and stall decks (Hoopa variants with Regigigas, Steelix, and/or Wailord).


Top players' decks
Check back here as PokéStats receives updates throughout the day. 

Michael Bergerac - Granbull
Justin Bokhari - Hoopa/Steelix/Wailord Stall
Austin Ellis - Zoroark-GX/Lycanroc-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX
Jon Eng - Buzzwole-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX
Connor Finton - Lost March
Caleb Gedemer - Gardevoir-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX/Swampert
Wesley Hollenberg - Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
Zach Lesage - Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
Charlie Lockyer - Lost March
Grant Manley - Hoopa/Shuckle-GX Stall
Jimmy Pendarvis - Gardevoir-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX/Swampert
Xander Pero - Zoroark-GX/Decidueye-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX
Noel Totomoch - Lost March


Other successful rogues
Patrick Brodessor - Slaking (with Zoroark-GX?)
Dalton Didelot - Malamar/Ultra Necrozma-GX
Joe Turrentine - Magnezone/Dialga LOT

2018-19 LAIC: Day 2 Players and Decks

Below are the players who achieved 19 or more Match Points to advance to Day 2 of the 2018-19 LAIC. Decks are being added as we continue to receive information. 
  1. Ian Robb, Buzzwole-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX/Custom Catcher
  2. Fabrizio Bellucci, Zoroark-GX/Decidueye-GX (Lillie + Balls, no Elm)
  3. Joe Ruettiger, Zoroark-GX Control
  4. Daniel Altavilla, Zoroark-GX Control
  5. Nicolas Magliulo
  6. Caio Navarro, Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  7. Alex Schemanske, Buzzwole-GX/Lycanroc-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX
  8. Clifton Goh, Zoroark-GX/Decidueye-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX
  9. Lucas Henrique De Araujo Pereira, Passimian
  10. Javier Gamboa, Granbull
  11. Robin Schulz, Gardevoir-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX/Solgaleo-GX/Swampert
  12. Victor Freitas, Granbull
  13. Eder Jarillo Soto, Zoroark-GX/Decidueye-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX
  14. Agustín Pasini
  15. Felipe Carreño
  16. Fabien Pujol, Decidueye-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX
  17. Roberto Gomes Coregio Junior, Zoroark-GX/Glaceon-GX
  18. William Azevedo, Malamar Spread
  19. Manuel Jorach, Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  20. Agustin Campo
  21. Vitor Lugon, Zoroark-GX/Lycanroc-GX
  22. Gabriel Modesto
  23. Tord Reklev, Granbull
  24. Pedro Henrique Cunha de Lacerda, Passimian/Tapu Koko
  25. Giovanni Peragallo
  26. Michael Pramawat, Zoroark-GX Control
  27. Nicolas Antonio Galaz Sanhueza, Granbull
  28. Bastian Silva
  29. Gabriel Massaroth
  30. Dillon Bussert, Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  31. Miloslav Poslední, Zoroark-GX/Lycanroc-GX
  32. Eduardo Storto, Malamar Spread (Spell Tag)
  33. Gustavo Wada, Passimian/Tapu Koko
  34. Jimmy Pendarvis, Zoroark-GX Control
  35. Ramon Duarte, Zoroark-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX/Weavile
  36. Antonio Vitor Jardim
  37. Thiago Burda Mayer
  38. Paulo Gouveia de Freitas
  39. Sebastian Ignacio Arias Pastene, Buzzwole/Lycanroc-GX
  40. Jorge Nieto, Malamar (GasKan with Giratina)
  41. Dalton Acchetta, Vikavolt/Rayquaza-GX
  42. Zach Lesage, Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  43. Caleb Gedemer, Zoroark-GX Control
  44. Felipe Kato
  45. Damian Riquel, Buzzwole/Lycanroc-GX
  46. Joaquim Postal, Lost March
  47. Sebastian Lugo
  48. Bryan de Vries
  49. Marcus Vinícius Silva
  50. Renato Christian, Zoroark-GX/Lycanroc-GX
  51. Vinicius Lopes, Vikavolt/Rayquaza-GX
  52. Tobias Thesing, Gardevoir-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX/Swampert
  53. Jorge Salas
  54. Nelson José Motta Rodrigues, Steelix/Wailord/Unown LOT 91
  55. Riley Hulbert, Zoroark-GX Control
  56. Pedro Freitas, Zoroark-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX
  57. Jose Marrero, Zoroark-GX/Lycanroc-GX
  58. Rodolfo Jesus
  59. Ricardo Pereira Celebroni, Zoroark-GX/Lycanroc-GX
  60. Pedro Giovannetti Marques Ricardo, Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  61. Augusto Lespier, Zoroark-GX/Lycanroc-GX
  62. Marcelo Magalhaes
  63. Júlio César Crusaro, Vikavolt/Rayquaza-GX
  64. Benjamin Ferrel
  65. Bruno Santos Lima