This weekend will see a whole lot of gamers from across the globe descend on Washington, D.C. to compete within the Pokemon World Championships 2019. The Pokemon Buying and selling Card Recreation a part of the occasion is of particular word for having the most important money prize, with $25,000 going to the winner of the Masters division, so gamers can anticipate fierce competitors as they battle their method to the highest. Nevertheless, as a result of some sudden shakeups heading into the competition, this yr’s Worlds might be particularly difficult for gamers.
The reason for all this tumult stems from the set rotation introduced for the upcoming 2019-2020 aggressive season. Usually, older playing cards are rotated out to make room for the brand new after Worlds, however this yr The Pokemon Firm Worldwide threw a curveball so Worlds would be the first occasion to make use of the brand new format and a model new set, Unified Minds. Gamers often rely upon attending to follow their decks in massive tournaments main as much as Worlds, however this changeup means there can be no main occasions to provide them an concept of what the Worlds metagame will seem like. There’s no knowledge to research and no decklists to review, at the very least not in an official capability.