Hi, I’m Matthew Hui, editor of The Mirage Island, here this time with a summary of the roller coaster ride that was my 2018 season.
Waddup I’m Nicholas Ong, my life is a joke and honestly I don’t even know why I’m making this stupid guide, but it’s probably because of the fact that I honestly am starting to get sick of this game. RNG keeps screwing me over, and yes, I’ve been keeping track. You’d think I’d be jaded by now – and I am, so this is me feeding off what are probably the last drops of my passion for this moronic game, which is plagued by an equally moronic competitive player base. You could call this a preservation of my knowledge, a legacy to leave behind? Man, that was emasculating to type. To hell with it, if you’re willing to learn or seek new, objective perspectives on this game, then read on. Continue reading “No Bullshit – How to play VGC”
A bit of a weird one this time, we (Matthew Hui and Justin Lok) will be sharing our thoughts and experience on a rather quirky team that we piloted in back-to-back tournaments in Malaysia, with varying degrees of success. Continue reading “Superior Surge: Malaysia (Open +) MSS Dec 2017”
Isaac Lam here again, dropping by one final time this year with a quick word on the final iteration of my Surge Offense team, which I used to finish in the Top 16 of the recent 2018 season Singapore Open I, and win its accompanying Mid-Season Showdown. If you haven’t read my previous report yet, do give it a look here – it explains the fundamentals and origins of the team, which I won’t touch on much today.
This is Ryan Loh again, and this time I’ll be writing a report on a season that went from 0 to an ending total of 328 Championship Points, and culminated with a 4-3 finish as I stumbled at the final Swiss hurdle of Worlds 2017 Day 1.
This season has been a satisfying one, and I’m happy I saw it through to the end. The story begins with Worlds 2016. Continue reading “Defeat doesn’t finish a man, quitting does: 2017 Season Report”
Hey everyone, it’s editor cum contributor Isaac Lam here again. With the conclusion of Singapore’s third Mid-Season Showdown at the House of N event on 25th June, my VGC season and career have reached their ends, spurring me to write this summary of my season; an ode to possibly my favorite team of all time.
It’s me, the Grandmaster.
This will be a simple team report, without war-stories.
This story began on the plane ride home after a devastating X-3 drop at the Malaysian Regionals. I was sitting with two other mates, and lamenting my crushing defeats. What was I doing wrong?
“You weren’t playing to your strengths. Ever since the start of your season, you’ve been obsessed with finding a perfect new core to work with. You play with hard reads, not defensive switching.”
Those words from Matt rang true. I hadn’t been playing to my strengths.
This wasn’t a long conversation. It was, after all, only a flight from Kuala Lumpur back to Singapore. It did move to an often overlooked Pokemon – Pheromosa.
Hello, I’m Alan Chia, a long-time member of The Mirage Island. After taking a hiatus during VGC16, I took a step back from my staff duties to get back to playing this year. This report houses my reflections after using this team for 2 months across 3 major events. Continue reading “A Whimsical Performance – Malaysia Regionals 20th Place”
Report posted on behalf of Matthias (@Mattadome02).
Hey guys, I’m Matthias Teo and I play in the Seniors division, where I recently got 3rd at the 2017 Latin America International Championships. With it being my first year playing VGC with a competitive mindset and a hunger for the World Championships, I thought it would be a pretty good idea to write about the choices I made in the season up ‘till now, both in my play and in teambuilding. Continue reading “Electro Balling to 3rd – a 3rd place LatAm Seniors Report”
This is Eugene Tan and I’m back writing a report on the Singapore Open II tournament. This team was built together with Martin back in February this year. In my opinion, it’s hard to pilot this team right now as it is outdated, though surprisingly, it was strong enough to take me to a Top 4 finish this tournament.
NOTE: The team’s dated origins unfortunately mean that I’ve forgotten some of the specific targets my EV spreads hit. Regardless, I think they’re mostly outdated and wouldn’t recommend ripping them anymore. Continue reading “Redesign, Rebuild, Reclaim and Report – Singapore Open II Top 4 Report”