Defeat doesn’t finish a man, quitting does: 2017 Season Report

Hello!

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”

From the Ashes – T8 SG Open III

Introduction

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.

Continue reading “From the Ashes – T8 SG Open III”

Redesign, Rebuild, Reclaim and Report – Singapore Open II Top 4 Report

 

Greetings, readers!

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 In my opinion, it’s hard to pilot this team right now as it is outdated, though surprisingly, it was strong enough to take me to a Top 4 finish this tournament.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 Regardless, I think they’re mostly outdated and wouldn’t recommend ripping them anymore.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”

Perseverance does pay off – A Malaysian Regional’s Champion Report

Justin Lok, back again with another team report, after I placed Top 4 in the most recent Malaysia Open, and Champion in the Malaysian Regionals.

The team has not changed much since my previous endeavour in Melbourne, but the minor changes seem to have been enough to push my performance beyond what I’m used to. I’ll be giving insight into the team (some of it repeated from my previous report so please bear with me ><), and taking you through my journey in the Malaysian Regionals (to the best of my memory) Continue reading “Perseverance does pay off – A Malaysian Regional’s Champion Report”