Limitless Online Qualifier 1: Expected Metagame and Luke Morsa's Deck Rankings

PokéStats's Luke Morsa, aka Celio's Network, has built a metagame analysis spreadsheet for this weekend's Limitless Online Series Qualifier #1.

Click here to see the spreadsheet

How to use the spreadsheet:

  • Each deck Luke analyzed is listed in the left-most column.
  • The matchups for each deck are listed in the row across the top.
  • Each cell contains the expected win rate for the given matchup. For example, in cell 2C, Blacephalon UNB has a 40% win rate against Cinccino Mill. 
  • In column O, the average win rate for each deck is calculated to obtain the Unweighted Matchup Spread.
  • In column P, the Unweighted Matchup Spread for each deck is weighted by the deck's expected meta share to obtain the Weighted Matchup Spread. This is how we create our final deck power rankings, shown below.
    • Luke's expected meta shares for each deck are shown at the bottom of the spreadsheet. 


Deck power rankings

2020 Malmö Regionals Day 2 Players & Decks

Below are the Top 32 players advancing to Day 2 of the 2020 Malmö Regional Championships. Decks are being added as we continue to receive updates.

With 301 Masters, this tournament is not using the "19 match points advance" system; rather, only the Top 32 players are advancing to Day 2. Logan Madden is the only player advancing with fewer than 19 match points. This is also the first Regional or International of the season with no 5-0-4 players in Day 2.

Congrats to PokéStats's own Victor Bergerskogen for making Day 2! And thanks, as usual, to Stéphane Ivanoff for help with collecting decks.

  1. Magnus Pedersen (8-0-1), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  2. Bryan de Vries (8-1-0), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  3. Mehdi Hafi (7-1-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  4. Sander Wojcik (7-1-1), Oranguru/Cinccino Control
  5. Bastian Sellmaier (7-1-1), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  6. Tord Reklev (7-1-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  7. Joe Bernard (7-1-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  8. Stéphane Ivanoff (7-2-0), Blacephalon UNB
  9. Lucas Mazurkiewicz (6-1-2)
  10. Victor Bergerskogen (6-1-2), Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  11. Robin MacMoffat (6-1-2), Fire Toolbox
  12. Niels Jürgensen (6-1-2), Mewtwo & Mew-GX/Malamar Toolbox
  13. Benjamin Lundtvedt-Martinsen (6-1-2), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  14. Pedro Eugenio Torres (6-1-2), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  15. Bert Wolters (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  16. Stefan Weber (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V with Lucario & Melmetal-GX
  17. Teodor Skjaeveland (6-2-1), Magcargo-GX
  18. Bernardo Dias (6-2-1), Magcargo-GX
  19. Pierre-Emmanuel Médus (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX/Welder Toolbox
  20. Juho Kallama (6-2-1), Fire Toolbox
  21. Mathieu Vidal (6-2-1), Cinccino Mill
  22. Philipp Leciejewski (6-2-1), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  23. Alessandro Cremascoli (6-2-1), Magcargo-GX
  24. Miloslav Poslední (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  25. Öjvind Svinhufvud (6-2-1), Fire Toolbox
  26. Max Schleheider (6-2-1), Blacephalon UNB
  27. Julius Mo Krag (6-2-1), Cinccino/Naganadel-GX/Dewgong/Koffing/Roxie
  28. Marco Spataro (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  29. Jan Ringel (6-2-1), Blacephalon UNB
  30. Jack Old (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  31. Diego Bomben (6-2-1)
  32. Logan Madden (6-3-0), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX

2020 Collinsville Regionals: Day 2 Players & Decks

Below are the players who obtained 19 or more match points to advance to Day 2 of the 2020 Collinsville Regional Championship. Decks are being added as we continue to receive updates.
  1. Andrew Mahone (8-0-1), Snorlax VMAX/Cinccino
  2. Will Jenkins (8-1-0), Trevenant & Dusknoir-GX/Milotic
  3. Ben Cryer (8-1-0), Turbo Dark
  4. Andrew Mancuso (8-1-0), Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor-GX/Rillaboom
  5. John Mostowy (7-0-2), Stall
  6. Lucas Benson (7-0-2),
  7. Isaac Milaski (7-1-1), Stall
  8. Connor Finton (7-1-1), Trevenant & Dusknoir-GX/Milotic
  9. Sam Elliott (7-1-1), Trevenant BREAK
  10. Jordan Nelle (7-1-1), 
  11. Isaiah Bradner (7-1-1), Trevenant & Dusknoir-GX/Milotic
  12. Grant Hays (7-2-0), Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor-GX/Vileplume
  13. Alex Schemanske (7-2-0), Morpeko VMAX/Dusknoir BCR
  14. Connor Chiappetta (6-1-2), 
  15. Zachery Stover (6-1-2), Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor-GX/Vileplume
  16. Jeffery Torres (6-1-2), Stall
  17. Caleb Gedemer (6-1-2), Turbo Zacian V
  18. Ryan Pena (6-1-2), Sableye/Garbodor
  19. Frank Percic (6-1-2), Mew FCO/Cramorant V Toolbox
  20. Bob Zhang (6-1-2), Trevenant & Dusknoir-GX/Milotic
  21. Joey Ruettiger (6-1-2), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  22. Grant Manley (6-1-2), Stall
  23. Brendan Dixon (6-1-2), 
  24. Thomas Happel (6-1-2), 
  25. Gabriel Smart (6-1-2), Trevenant & Dusknoir-GX/Milotic
  26. Drew Ashbacher (6-1-2), 
  27. Ryan Doverspike (6-1-2), Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor-GX/Vileplume
  28. Caleb Patton (6-2-1), 
  29. Kolton Day (6-2-1), Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor-GX/Vileplume
  30. Jake Ewart (6-2-1), Cinccino Control
  31. Zachary Cooper (6-2-1), Stall
  32. Evan Smith (6-2-1), Stall
  33. Jose Avila (6-2-1), 
  34. Bryan Hunter (6-2-1), Stall
  35. Tyler Annaert (6-2-1), Reshiram & Zekrom-GX/Ho-oh EX
  36. Carter Anderson (6-2-1), 
  37. Andrew Nunez (6-2-1), 
  38. Alexander Pineda (6-2-1), 
  39. Brady Heath (6-2-1), 
  40. Nicholas Moffitt (6-2-1), Trevenant & Dusknoir-GX/Milotic
  41. Thomas Masse Jr.  (6-2-1), 
  42. Nathan Brower (5-0-4), 
  43. Tyler Renfro (6-2-1), 
  44. James Langley (6-2-1), Doll Stall
  45. Joshua Yehl (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Blacephalon-GX
  46. Pablo Meza (6-2-1), Trevenant & Dusknoir-GX/Milotic
  47. Hunter Butler (6-2-1), Mew FCO/Cramorant V Toolbox
  48. John Gilomen (6-2-1), 
  49. Michael Laundrie (6-2-1), 
  50. Don Deatrick (6-2-1), 
  51. Zack Taylor (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  52. Dartagnan Fancher (6-2-1), Ultra Necrozma/Counters
  53. Zachary Fortier (6-2-1), 
  54. Andrew Rogers (6-2-1), Ultra Necrozma/Octillery
  55. Tanner Hurley (6-2-1), Stall
  56. Scotty Chesser (6-2-1), 
  57. Maximino Mendez (5-0-4), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  58. Ashton Parker (6-2-1), Ultra Necrozma/Garbodor
  59. Adler Pierce (6-2-1), Stall
  60. Wyatt Palguta (6-2-1), 
  61. Hector Ibarra (6-2-1), 
  62. Carrington Huffman (6-2-1), Sableye/Garbodor
  63. Justin Bokhari (6-2-1), 
  64. Eric Shen (6-2-1), 
  65. Dylan Gunn (6-2-1), 
  66. Evan Malone (6-2-1), Doll Stall
  67. Ahmed Ali (6-2-1), Night March
  68. TJ Ortiz (6-2-1), 
  69. Rowan Stavenow (6-2-1), Trevenant & Dusknoir-GX/Milotic
  70. Kyle Ritchey (6-2-1), Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor-GX/Rillaboom
  71. Chad Ross (6-2-1), 

FOLLOW LIVE: Collinsville Regionals 2020

Our coverage for the 2020 Collinsville Regional Championships will be somewhat abbreviated today, as the majority of our usual live coverage team is playing in the tournament. We'll be posting updates on notable players and decks on this page, and some additional updates on our Twitter. As always, we'll make a separate post with all Day 2 players and decks at the conclusion of Day 1.

RK9 Labs pairings



General metagame information
Based on sources Friday evening, decks with a considerable amount of hype or discussion at the event include Zacian V (Metal Toolbox), Stall (especially builds like Boston Moreland's Dallas Regionals list), and Battle Compressor decks (Night March and Vespiquen).

Notable players & decks
 = eliminated from Day 2 contention
  • Grant Manley - Doll Stall
  • Azul Garcia Griego - Doll Stall
  • Pablo Meza - Trevenant & Dusknoir-GX/Milotic
  • Daniel Altavilla - Turbo Zacian V
  • Michael Pramawat - Turbo Zacian V
  • Jimmy Pendarvis - Turbo Zacian V
  • Hunter Butler - Mew FCO Toolbox
  • Kiernan Wagner - Mew FCO Toolbox
  • Nick Robinson - Mew FCO Toolbox
  • Alex Schemanske - Morpeko V
  • Xander Pero - Turbo Dark
  • Adler Pierce - Doll Stall
  • Em Taylor - Mew FCO Toolbox
  • Mike Morton - Mew FCO Toolbox
  • Tate Whitesell - Mew FCO Toolbox
  • Caleb Gedemer - Turbo Zacian V
  • Dallas Wright - Mew FCO Toolbox
  • Frank Percic - Mew FCO Toolbox
  • Brady Botner - Doll Stall
  • John Mostowy - Doll Stall
  • Michael Catron - Doll Stall
  • Grant Hays - Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor-GX
  • Drew Cate - Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Moltres & Zapdos & Articuno-GX
  • Andrew Mahone - Snorlax VMAX

Stream match recaps

Rounds 1-5: not streamed


2020 OCIC: Day 2 Players & Decks

Below are the players who obtained 19 or more match points to advance to Day 2 of the 2020 Oceania International Championship. Decks are being added as we continue to receive updates.
  1. Bert Wolters (8-1-0), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  2. Yohei Takeda (8-1-0), Magcargo-GX
  3. Tord Reklev (8-1-0), Mewtwo & Mew-GX/Welder Toolbox
  4. Zach Lesage (7-1-1), Fire Toolbox
  5. Ricki Madsen (7-1-1), Zacian V/Lucario & Melmetal-GX
  6. Nico Alabas (7-1-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX/Welder Toolbox
  7. Pedro Pertusi (7-1-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX/Malamar Toolbox
  8. Man Tsung Wong (7-1-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  9. Louis Pozzacchio (7-2-0), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  10. Yong Siang Tan (6-1-2), Blacephalon UNB
  11. Soma Arai (6-1-2), Magcargo/Mareep Mill
  12. Tadashi Maeda (6-1-2), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  13. Benjamin Lundtvedt-Martinsen (6-1-2), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  14. Koyo Taniguchi (6-1-2), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  15. Grant Manley (6-1-2), Malamar
  16. Miloslav Poslední (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  17. Matty Masefield (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  18. Andre Chiasson (6-2-1), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  19. Kenneth Tan (6-2-1), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  20. Akira Sato (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX/Malamar Toolbox
  21. Louis Chi (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  22. James Williams (6-2-1), Cinccino Mill
  23. Peter Lo (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  24. Andrew Tandianus (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  25. Colin Tang (5-0-4), Mewtwo & Mew-GX/Malamar Toolbox
  26. Brennan Kamerman (6-2-1), Blacephalon UNB
  27. Takuya Shomura (5-0-4), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  28. Sean Takemoto (5-0-4), Magcargo-GX
  29. Jon Eng (6-2-1), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  30. Clifton Goh (5-0-4), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  31. Chienwei Yu (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  32. Logan Madden (6-2-1), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  33. Jack Millar (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  34. Will Jenkins (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  35. Otavio Gouveia (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  36. Tim Bartels (6-2-1), Obstagoon
  37. Daniel Altavilla (6-2-1), Malamar
  38. Aaron Stringfellow (6-2-1), Cinccino Mill
  39. Wo Pan Wong (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX/Malamar Toolbox
  40. Ian Robb (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  41. Raz Wolpe (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  42. Robert Spiller (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  43. Mehdi Hafi (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX/Welder Toolbox
  44. Yuki Ishii (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  45. Corey Munro (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  46. Robin Schulz (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  47. James Cox (6-2-1), Cinccino Mill
  48. Christian Hasbani (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Zacian V
  49. Tsz Ping Fung (6-2-1), Blacephalon UNB