2019 San Diego Regionals Day 2 Players & Decks

Below are the players who obtained 19 or more match points to advance to Day 2 of the 2019 San Diego Regional Championships. Decks are being added as we continue to receive updates.
  1. Azul Garcia Griego (8-0-1), Malamar with Trevenant & Dusknoir-GX
  2. Brett Lopez (7-0-2), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX
  3. Alejandro Luna (7-0-2)
  4. Michael Catron (7-1-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  5. Daniel Altavilla (7-1-1), Malamar
  6. Zach Lesage (7-1-1), Turbo Reshiram & Charizard-GX
  7. Theodore Chen (7-1-1)
  8. Jimmy Zhang (7-1-1)
  9. Diego Cassiraga (7-1-1)
  10. Stefan Tabaco (7-1-1)
  11. JB Edraisa (7-1-1)
  12. Malachi Sparks (6-0-3)
  13. Alan Cook (7-2-0), Blacephalon UNB/Pidgeotto
  14. Justin Bokhari (6-1-2), Garchomp & Giratina-GX/Mismagius
  15. Grant Manley (6-1-2), Malamar with Garchomp & Giratina-GX
  16. Carter Barsh (6-1-2), Oranguru/Pidgeotto Control
  17. Kevin Clemente (6-1-2)
  18. Joe Sanchez (6-1-2), Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX
  19. Andrew Scott (6-1-2)
  20. Andrew Trinidad (6-1-2)
  21. Danny Prather (6-1-2)
  22. Nicolas Galaz (6-2-1)
  23. Preston Ellis (6-2-1), Persian-GX/Roxie
  24. Pablo Meza (5-0-4)
  25. Mitchell Anderson (6-2-1)
  26. Rahul Reddy (6-2-1), Garchomp & Giratina-GX/Mismagius
  27. Joshua Yehl (6-2-1)
  28. Israel Sosa (6-2-1)
  29. Jacob Chen (6-2-1), Persian-GX/Roxie
  30. Raymond Liu (6-2-1), Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  31. Ian Robb (5-0-4)
  32. Lena Evans (6-2-1)
  33. Jacob Lopez (6-2-1), Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX
  34. Andrew Marston (6-2-1), Malamar with Ultra Necrozma-GX
  35. Noa Bell (6-2-1)
  36. Yasser Moreno (6-2-1)
  37. Igor Costa (6-2-1), Oranguru/Pidgeotto Control
  38. Grady Hughes (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  39. Austin Fernando (6-2-1)
  40. Jonathan Rodriguez (6-2-1)
  41. Joel Stroeve (6-2-1), Doll Stall
  42. Bevin Trans (6-2-1)
  43. Alan Lee (6-2-1), Lucario & Melmetal-GX
  44. Alexander Gomez (6-2-1)
  45. Leonard Godoy (5-0-4)
  46. Gabe Bello (6-2-1), Persian-GX/Roxie
  47. Ramon DeVilla (6-2-1)
  48. Dylan Gunn (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  49. Angelo Toscano (6-2-1), Blacephalon UNB/Pidgeotto
  50. Bennie Pell (6-2-1)
  51. Jon Eng (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  52. Andrew Fulcher (6-2-1)
  53. Timothy Vigil (6-2-1)
  54. Edward Martin (6-2-1)
  55. Cameron Kawasaki (6-2-1)

LIVE COVERAGE: December 7-8, 2019

It's a big weekend for the Pokémon TCG: North American players will flock to the San Diego Regional Championships on the sunny California coast, while, on the other side of the globe, Australian players will compete in the continent's first Regional of the season in Brisbane, and Singapore will host a Special Event. Only the Singapore SPE will be streamed; see below for the stream information. In the absence of streams for San Diego and Brisbane, we will still be working hard to bring you coverage of the metagame at each tournament, along with your favorite pro players' decks and everything that's being played at the top tables.

Kashvinder Singh Mann will be updating us live as he competes in the Singapore SPE; Jeremy Lim is our "man on the ground" for Brisbane, although he won't be playing in the event; and Zachery Everest is bringing us the details on San Diego. Tate Whitesell and Erin Palmer round out our live coverage team for this weekend. Keep refreshing this post throughout the day for more updates on the metagame and top decks, check the homepage later on for the Day 2 Players & Decks posts for each event, and be sure to follow us on Twitter @pokestatstcg for more coverage!

San Diego Regionals
580 or 599 Masters (conflicting sources)

Metagame information:
There is a lot of variety at top tables, with Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX, Malamar, and Turbo Reshiram & Charizard-GX appearing to be the most-played decks, followed by Blacephalon UNB, Doll Stall, Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX, and Pidgeotto Control. There is not as much Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox as expected, and there is a significant showing of Gustavo Wada's Garchomp & Giratina-GX/Mismagius deck. Team DDG is playing an unexpected deck.
Source: Jeremy Jallen

Notable players and decks:
Michael Catron - Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
Ross Cawthon - Blacephalon UNB
Igor Costa - Oranguru/Pidgeotto Control
Zach Lesage - Turbo Reshiram & Charizard-GX
Phinn Lynch - Persian/Roxie
Grant Manley - Malamar
Jose Marrero - Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
Jimmy Pendarvis - Doll Stall
Frank Percic - Malamar
Michael Pramawat - Malamar
Rahul Reddy - Garchomp & Giratina-GX/Mismagius
Israel Sosa - Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
Em Taylor - Pikachu & Zekrom-GX (unusual engine and techs)


Brisbane Regionals
152 Masters

UPDATE: Matthew Burris has won this event with Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox, defeating Brent Tonisson in a 60-card mirror in finals.

View Top 8 bracket

Metagame information:
Most-played decks appear to be Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX and Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox.

Notable players and decks:

Henry Brand - Garchomp & Giratina-GX/Mismagius
Matthew Burris - Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
Christian Hasbani - Turbo Reshiram & Charizard-GX
Angus Johnson - Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX
Jack Millar - Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
Jordan Palmer - Malamar
Aaron Van Der Kolk - Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox


Singapore SPE
122 Masters

View Top 8 bracket

Metagame information:
Most-played decks appear to be Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX and Malamar.

Notable players and decks:
Clifton Goh - Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox with Charizard & Braixen-GX
Jit Min Lim - Steelix CEC/Torterra UPR/Grovyle
Kaiwen Cabbabe - Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox with Charizard & Braixen-GX
Klive Aw - Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Spiritomb
Tan Yong Siang - Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Pheromosa & Buzzwole-GX

2019-20 Daytona Regionals: Day 2 Players & Decks

Below are the players who obtained 19 or more match points to advance to Day 2 of the 2019 Daytona Regional Championships. Decks are being added as we continue to receive updates.
  1. Will Jenkins (8-0-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX
  2. Franco Puertas (8-1-0), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX 
  3. David Zheng (7-1-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  4. Jimmy Pendarvis (7-1-1), Doll Stall
  5. Mike Morton (7-1-1), Malamar with Mimikyu TEU and Venusaur & Snivy-GX
  6. Isaiah Williams (7-1-1), Doll Stall
  7. Grant Manley (7-1-1), Doll Stall
  8. Jose Marrero (7-1-1), Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  9. Gustavo Wada (7-2-0), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  10. Tyler Chaplin (7-2-0), Malamar/Ultra Necrozma-GX
  11. Phuc Nguyen (6-1-2), Malamar/Trevenant & Dusknoir-GX
  12. João Pedro Medeiros Zambrano (6-1-2), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX
  13. Daniel Altavilla (6-1-2), Malamar/Ultra Necrozma-GX
  14. Zachery Stover (6-1-2)
  15. Dean Nezam (6-1-2), Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX
  16. Caleb Gedemer (6-1-2), Doll Stall
  17. Drew Cate (6-1-2), Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX with Lugia-GX and Omastar
  18. Xander Pero (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX
  19. Brady Guy (6-2-1), Malamar/Garchomp & Giratina-GX
  20. Jon Eng (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  21. Azul Garcia Griego (5-0-4), Doll Stall
  22. Benjamin Branch (6-2-1)
  23. Tanner Hurley (6-2-1), Turbo Reshiram & Charizard-GX
  24. Justin Kulas (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  25. Alexander Velichkov (6-2-1)
  26. Gustavo Izquierdo (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  27. Joshua Sutherland (6-2-1), Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  28. Axel Alvarez (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  29. Evan Campbell (6-2-1), Turbo Reshiram & Charizard-GX
  30. Steven Haering (6-2-1)
  31. Stephen Hunter (6-2-1), Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  32. Sierra Hunter (6-2-1), Turbo Reshiram & Charizard-GX
  33. Chris Siakala (6-2-1), Malamar/Garchomp & Giratina-GX
  34. Rahul Reddy (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX
  35. Diego Cassiraga (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  36. Matthew Campbell (6-2-1)
  37. Derek Travisano (5-0-4)
  38. Jesper Eriksen (6-2-1), Oranguru/Pidgeotto Control 
  39. Ahmed Ali (6-2-1), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX with Judge
  40. Andre Chiasson (6-2-1), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  41. Nathan Brower (6-2-1)
  42. Brendan Dixon (6-2-1)
  43. Jalen Jones (6-2-1)
  44. Mark Stephens (6-2-1)
  45. Kyle Adams (6-2-1), Blacephalon UNB/Pidgeotto
  46. Martina Canto (6-2-1)
  47. Jacob Peltier (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX
  48. Michael Catron (6-2-1), Malamar with Faba
  49. Michael Pramawat (6-2-1), Malamar/Ultra Necrozma-GX

2019 LAIC: Day 2 Players & Decks

Below are the players who obtained 19 or more match points to advance to Day 2 of the 2019 Latin America International Championship. Decks are being added as we continue to receive updates.

If you missed any of the Day 1 stream, you can find our stream match recaps here.

  1. Eder Jarillo Soto (8-1-0), Turbo Reshiram & Charizard-GX
  2. Igor Costa (8-1-0), Naganadel & Guzzlord-GX/Mismagius/Beast Bringer
  3. Robin Schulz (8-1-0), Turbo Reshiram & Charizard-GX 
  4. Ondrej Skubal (8-1-0), Doll Stall
  5. Matias Matricardi (7-1-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  6. Rafael Santos (7-1-1), Blacephalon UNB/Pidgeotto
  7. Jimmy Pendarvis (7-1-1), Naganadel & Guzzlord-GX/Mismagius/Beast Bringer
  8. Bruno Sermann (7-1-1), Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX
  9. Lucas Gusso (7-1-1), Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  10. Fabien Pujol (7-1-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX with Drampa
  11. Jimmy Marcus Munk (7-1-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX
  12. Manuel Jorach (7-1-1), Blacephalon UNB/Pidgeotto
  13. Romulo Vianni Zappelli de Oliveira (7-1-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX
  14. Giovanni Peregallo (7-1-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX with Drampa
  15. Luigi Profeti (7-1-1), Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX
  16. Rahul Reddy (7-2-0), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  17. Fábio Andrade (6-0-3), Blacephalon UNB
  18. Andressa Nakahata Medrado (6-1-2), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  19. Lucas Fabiano Maiola (6-1-2), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  20. Stian Nilsson (6-1-2), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX
  21. Mauricio Ricardo Reyes Rodriguez (6-1-2), Turbo Reshiram & Charizard-GX
  22. Gustavo Wada (6-1-2), Naganadel & Guzzlord-GX/Giratina & Garchomp-GX/Mismagius/Omastar
  23. Victor Veira (6-1-2), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Green's Exploration
  24. Tommi Lahtela (6-1-2), Sawsbuck/Florges Doll Stall
  25. Alessandro Cremascoli (6-1-2), Oranguru/Pidgeotto Control
  26. Pedro Eugenio Torres (5-0-4), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX
  27. Jorge Recabal (6-2-1), Blacephalon UNB/Pidgeotto
  28. André Porto (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Green's Exploration
  29. Rodrigo Ciulla (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  30. Alex Schemanske (6-2-1), Turbo Reshiram & Charizard-GX
  31. Giovanni Rossato (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Fire Toolbox
  32. Mehdi Hafi (6-2-1), Turbo Reshiram & Charizard-GX
  33. Fabian Huerta (6-2-1), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  34. Ramon Duarte (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  35. William Azevedo (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Green's Exploration
  36. Samuel Alves (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX
  37. Patricia Gonzalez Walsh (6-2-1), Oranguru/Pidgeotto Control
  38. Vinicius La Padula (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX
  39. Claudio Ferla (6-2-1), Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX
  40. Brent Tonisson (5-0-4), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  41. Diego Falcao (6-2-1), Turbo Reshiram & Charizard-GX
  42. João Vidal (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Green's Exploration
  43. Owyn Kamerman (5-0-4), Blacephalon UNB/Pidgeotto
  44. Matthew Burris (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  45. James Cox (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  46. Gabriel Chiginhi (6-2-1), Blacephalon UNB
  47. Dyego Rathje (6-2-1), Malamar/Trevenant & Dusknoir-GX
  48. Jean Claude Valdevieso (6-2-1), Reshiram & Charizard-GX/Green's Exploration
  49. Damian Riquel (5-0-4) Malamar/Solgaleo & Lunala-GX/Lillie's Full Force
  50. Vitor Lugon (6-2-1), Oranguru/Pidgeotto Control
  51. Vinicius Gomes (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  52. Stéphane Ivanoff (6-2-1), Quagsire/Silvally-GX/Keldeo-GX/Blastoise & Piplup-GX
  53. Mauricio Santana Luz (6-2-1), Quagsire/Naganadel
  54. Guilherme da Mata Pinho (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Green's Exploration
  55. Jelle van Kampen (5-0-4), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX
  56. Gabriel Kim (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  57. Rodrigo Nuñez (6-2-1), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  58. Pedro Henrique Alves (6-2-1), Malamar/Giratina
  59. Francesco Pasquale Caterino (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX
  60. Darin O'Meara (6-2-1), Oranguru/Pidgeotto Control
  61. Alejo Salvador (6-2-1), Oranguru/Pidgeotto Control
  62. Otavio Gouveia (6-2-1) Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX
  63. Jon Eng (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  64. João Santos (6-2-1), Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  65. Lucas Freitas (5-0-4), Quagsire/Naganadel
  66. Gustavo Pastorin (6-2-1), Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX
  67. Rafael Yuiti (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  68. Maximiliano Lofredo (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX
  69. Lisandro Angelakis (6-2-1), Reshiram & Charizard-GX/Green's Exploration
  70. Pedro Giovannetti Marques Ricardo (6-2-1), Blacephalon UNB/Pidgeotto
  71. Leonardo Braga (6-2-1), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  72. Daniel Abramovici (6-2-1), Charizard & Braixen-GX/Green's Exploration
  73. André Pimenta (5-0-4), Charizard/Salazzle
  74. Antonio Vitor Jardim (6-2-1), Oranguru/Pidgeotto Control
  75. Tiago Marins (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX
  76. Mateus Nathan Penido (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX
  77. Samuel Moro Jacques (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Green's Exploration with Omastar
  78. Bryan de Vries (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  79. Jack Millar (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  80. Douglas Castro (6-2-1), Oranguru/Pidgeotto Control
  81. Renato Christian (6-2-1), Malamar/Trevenant & Dusknoir-GX
  82. Diego Cassiraga (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX
  83. Vinicius Moschen (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX/Green's Exploration
  84. Pedro Provenzi (6-2-1), Florges/Doll Stall
  85. José Orellana (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  86. Gabriel Andrade (6-2-1), Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX
  87. Emildo Andrade (6-2-1), Blacephalon UNB/Hoopa
  88. Gabriel Pino (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox

2019 LAIC: Day 1 Stream Match Recaps

Day 1 VOD: part 1 / part 2part 3



Round 9: not streamed

Round 8: Rafael Santos (6-0-1, Blacephalon & Pidgeotto) 1-2 Robin Schultz (6-1-0, Turbo Reshiram & Charizard-GX)
Game one was wrapped up quickly by 2018 World Champion Robin Schultz as Santos was unable to bench any Basic Pokémon. Game two threatened a similar ending as Rafael was unable to play a supporter turn one. As the game progressed, Santos demonstrated the benefits of Pidgeotto's Air Mail ability. Santos had no trouble finding the resources he needed and with neither player opting to tech Reset Stamp, Santos was able to close out game two. Game three, similar to game one, was another demonstration of how quickly Schultz's deck can set up. Schultz won the series during his second turn of the game after Rafael could not bench any additional Pokémon. Schulz secured his fourth career LAIC Day 2 appearance. -Erin Palmer 

Round 7: Rodrigo Ciulla (6-0-0, Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox) 1-2 Matias Matricardi (6-0-0, Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox)
Rodrigo Ciulla (who had no notable results in Limitless prior to this event) and Matias Matricardi (no stranger to Top 8 across several Latin American Regionals and SPEs in the past few years faced off in a Mewtwo & Mew-GX mirror match. Ciulla got off to a blazing start in game 1, OHKOing Matricardi's first Mewtwo & Mew-GX when Matricardi was unable to find a Weakness Guard Energy, then using Flare Blitz GX to OHKO a second Mewtwo & Mew-GX for game. The variance swung more in Matricardi's favor in game 2, and he pulled off a big Reset Stamp-plus-KO turn to leave Ciulla with no response. In game 3, it seemed like Ciulla would run away with the series--but Matricardi played to his outs and used Puffy Smashers GX in an attempt to avoid a turn of Tag Purge so he could take the winning KO. The Asleep flip was tails and Ciulla's hand was dead--so he had no choice but to extend the hand, and Matricardi was off to Day 2. -Tate Whitesell

Round 6: Zach Lesage (4-1-0, Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX1-2 Jimmy Pendarvis (4-1-0, Naganadel & Guzzlord-GX/Mismagius)
Due to some confusion with the stream graphics, some details are unclear about this series. It was initially believed by most of the twitch chat, casters, and stream production that Zach scooped the first game to Jimmy. However, Jimmy scooped game one to Zach, after Zach used Girafarig to send Jimmy's only out to Keldeo-GX (Ultra Forest Kartenvoy) to the Lost Zone. In game two, we watched Jimmy hit every resource needed to dominate this matchup. He closed out the game by flashing a Great Catcher to Zach, who followed this action with a swift scoop as both Regional Champion Veterans knew time was limited. Jimmy then had another explosive start to game three compared to a slow one on Zach Lesage's side of the board. As a result, Jimmy beat the clock and Zach to win this series. -Erin Palmer


Round 5: Nico Alabas (4-0-0, Turbo Reshiram & Charizard-GX) 2-0 Stéphane Ivanoff (4-0-0, Quagsire/Silvally/Keldeo-GX/Blastoise & Piplup-GX)
An unusual deck from two-time International Champion Stéphane Ivanoff found difficulty overcoming what many viewers assumed would be a favorable matchup, due to the Water-type Weakness of the attackers in Nico Alabas's Fire deck. Alabas played the matchup extremely well, making use of his single-Prize attackers to deal with Ivanoff's Keldeo-GX and offset the Prize trade in his favor. Despite having the new Silvally-GX to draw cards, Ivanoff often struggled to find what he needed and continually power up attackers. Both games were fairly close, but despite Ivanoff's attempts to force a tie as time in the round expired, Alabas was able to pull off a big Hot Burn GX to close out the second game. -Tate Whitesell

Round 4: Karl Blake (3-0-0, Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX) 1-1 Sander Wojcik (3-0-0, Doll Stall with Latios-GX, Mareep, Omastar, and Will)
Sander Wojcik, known for playing off-the-wall stall and control decks, brought possibly his wackiest concoction yet this weekend, putting a spin on the Florges/Lillie's Poké Doll "Doll Stall" archetype by adding cards such as Mareep, Omastar, Latios-GX, and Will. In game 1, Wojcik was no doubt disappointed to see Blake play down a Cryogonal--this prevented Wojcik from using his Lillie's Poké Doll, and Blake was able to take the first game quickly. In game 2, Wojcik had to look for an alternate win condition, and he found it in Unown LOT 91. In a thrilling conclusion to the series, since Blake did not play Reset Stamp in his list, Wojcik was able to accumulate 35 cards in hand and use Unown's HAND Ability to win on turn 3 of time, forcing a tie. -Tate Whitesell

Round 3: Connor Finton (2-0-0, Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX0-2 Pedro Torres (2-0-0, Arceus & Palkia & Dialga-GX)
Torres began game 1 with three of his Jirachi Prized--but luckily, he started his fourth copy in the Active spot and even had an Escape Board to go with it. He also had a Lillie to get a strong turn 1 setup. Finton also hit the turn 1 Lillie. Both players' second turns again mirrored each other's as they both used Altered Creation GX. Finton then whiffed the Energy Switch he needed to start attacking with Keldeo-GX. On Torres's third turn, he KOd Finton's Keldeo-GX with Drampa, prompting a quick concession from Finton. In game 2, both players started Keldeo-GX. Finton took the first Prize of the game, but Torres was the first to use Altered Creation GX. Both players traded KOs with the help of Great Catcher. In the end, Torres was able to thin his deck enough to find his last Great Catcher and take the win. -Kashvinder Mann

Round 2: Grant Manley (1-0-0, Naganadel & Guzzlord-GX/Mismagius0-2 Rahul Reddy (1-0-0, Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox)
Game 1 was not streamed due to technical difficulties. Reddy commented after the match that Manley missed drawing into a Reset Stamp in game 1, which was important in helping Reddy win. In game 2, both players had strong first-turn setups, but on his second turn, Manley whiffed a few combo pieces and was unable to attack. Reddy then hit a second Welder to set up multiple Mewtwo & Mew-GX, and seeing the writing on the wall, Manley scooped to end this short series. -Kashvinder Mann

Round 1: Denner Ramires (0-0-0, Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox) 2-1 Danny Altavilla (0-0-0, Naganadel & Guzzlord-GX/Mismagius)
In Game 1, Ramires Prized two Welder while Altavilla Prized two Dusk Stone. Altavilla managed to set up the Beast Ring turn on turn 2, and his Naganadel & Guzzlord-GX picked up 4 Prizes with the help of Beast Bringer. Altavilla then took the first game with Naganadel & Guzzlord’s GX attack. Ramires played slowly throughout game 2, performing actions such as shuffling in between search cards. After a misplay from Altavilla, Ramires won a close game 2. Altavilla started game 3 by attaching to a lone Misdreavus and passing--an unfortunate unlucky start that gave Ramires the opening to simply find a Welder and win the series, which he did. Altavilla, who was the 2018 LAIC Champion, tweeted after the match that he believed he threw the series. -Kashvinder Mann