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.