August 11, 2018

2018 ARG Invitational: Standings Entering Top 16

The 2018 ARG Invitational is this weekend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. 114 players of all ages attended the Pokémon TCG tournament; after seven Swiss rounds, the Top 16 will continue play tomorrow. Note that the event uses the 2018 World Championships format: Celestial Storm is legal.

Below are those 16 players along with their decks. Thanks to Michael Catron for compiling this information.

  1. Ian Robb, Buzzwole/Lycanroc-GX
  2. Gibson Archer-Tang, Gardevoir-GX
  3. Michael Catron, Buzzwole/Lycanroc-GX
  4. Nick Chimento, Zoroark-GX/Garbodor
  5. Jon Eng, Zoroark-GX Control *
  6. William Wallace, Zoroark-GX/Garbodor
  7. Regan Retzloff, Zoroark-GX/Garbodor
  8. Rob Stephens, Buzzwole FLI/Garbodor
  9. Lauren Talley, Naganadel-GX/Stakataka-GX
  10. Isaiah Bradner, Zoroark-GX Control *
  11. John Gavin III, Rayquaza-GX
  12. Luke Smith, Rayquaza-GX
  13. Jason Annichiarico, Zoroark-GX/Magcargo/Counters
  14. John Gavin Jr., Rayquaza-GX
  15. Dan Wallace, Rayquaza-GX
  16. Nicholas Moffitt, Zoroark-GX/Garbodor

* Zoroark-GX/Magcargo/Oranguru UPR. Unless and until announced otherwise, this deck will be known as "Zoroark-GX Control" in all PokéStats media. 


Jon Eng will attempt to win the event for the second time; he won the inaugural ARG Invitational in 2017, his first tournament as a Masters division player.

We will report on the final standings of the event tomorrow.

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