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Top o’ the World Player Profile
15 years old
Currently Ranked 87th
#1, which I think no one will object to)
first i saw it at school 3 years ago. I didnt like
it but that was probably because i didnt know anything.
(Maybe reason now people my age won't let school
mates know?) Anyways i was at the mall watchin a
movie with some friends and we went to KB-Toys. (keep
in mind we were 7th graders then) I come across a
blackout deck, borrow some money and buy it. We head
down to the "empty" food court, half the deck
and start playing. I continuously lose to a
Ness: How did you get into this game?
What do you like about it?
like the competitveness. The gameplay. And the
randoms. I used to like the comptetion, but pokemon
has almost become extinct around these parts with the
exception of a few quality players.
What don’t you like about it?
FLIPS SUCK d00d. I cant stand them and i have
HORRIBLE luck with them. Maybe the reason i picked
What’s your favorite deck to play?
like fun decks. You can't always win with them but
they are fun. Like blastoise for a while was fun.
Then came around haymaker and totally changed
What do you think is the strongest deck in the current
there is no doubt in my mind that slowking is the best in
an Unlimited format. But with the recent dci format
of "rocket-on" i would have to say FERALIGATR.
Again no doubt in my mind.
What deck do you hate to play against?
hate mirror matches. They are probably the longest
and most boring games. Although there is one good
thing about them, they take mondo skill yo.
What would your “Top 10 Best Pokémon” list look like?
Top 5 trainers?
Where do you usually play?
Asylum: Comics and Games
Who is your most difficult competition?
Batow. AKA TB86NO2 or PokeTim
What do you win at tournaments?
What are some of your most thrilling victories?
went to OKC a few times and when i got there i could here
them talking about the other randoms. Like saying
stuff like, "yes more randoms." Then i won
And your most devastating losses?
though they shouldnt be its when i lose to tim. Ha i
know its sounds funny because he is my toughest
competition but he is almost my only competition. But
i have kept my eye on some rising stars.
Did you compete in the TMB, STS, or any other
large-scale tournaments? If you did, how’d ya do?
played in the dallas ecstsq tournament but lost in the
finals to a bad draw. I never question weather i
made bad mistakes that tournament. It was single
elimination and i hadnt had a prize drawn against me all
day until this one bad draw. And i still lost 13
If you had to ban one card, what would you ban?
would ban some multiple cards. And i would change
some rules. but just the broken cards like Oak
Search and Finder. Maybe big ol kINg.
What deck do you think is the funnest to play?
I fun deck. Id have to say SMEARGLE.DEC ok
thats a lie but there are a ton of good decks. I
would have to say the funnest time is back in the good ol'
days of base set ONLY.
What do you think of Wizard’s ideas of No 15+
qualifiers, Prop 15, modified, etc.?
that is gone. But it sucked. Rocket on is SOOOO Much
What does it mean to be ranked as one of the best Pokémon
players in the world?
though i think of myself as good. I dont like to be
cocky. There are so many unranked awesome players.
But it does feel good to be ranked high. Especially
first in the state.
Do your friends/schoolmates know you play Pokémon? Does
it give ya a good/bad reputation?
they dont know. It never comes up. Its kinda
like i have this whole other life that no one at school
If you could have 100 Smeargles or 100 Japanese Woopers,
which would you rather have? =/
thats the best question and easiest one yet. Of
course the smeargles... i mean look at him... he is the
biggest POKEPIMP ever.
Who do you believe is the best Pokémon TCG player in the
close friends Josh Goldstein and Tim Batow. If Tim
gets his chance... everyone will know him too.
Any other hobbies?
play magic and dbz. Wowzers 3 tournaments on the
Thanks for the interview, Jeremy.
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