The Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) finals went down at the Pokémon Players Cup II today, and they did not disappoint (unless you don’t like watching Pikachu and Zekrom GX decks). The final match took place between Zach Lesage from America and Brent Tonisson from Oceania. Here’s what happened, what decks the players used, and how Lesage took home the Pokémon Players Cup II TCG crown.
The Pokémon Players Cup II TCG decks
Both Lesage and Tonisson play Pikachu and Zekrom GX decks. These decks are strong because it’s easy to get Pikachu and Zekrom GX on the board with Electromagnetic Radar or Quick Ball. Boltund V is also useful in this deck as it helps get Electric Energy cards on the Pokémon. Its moves are extremely powerful and also help get energy out.
While these weren’t the only decks that players brought to the tournament, they clearly seemed the strongest. Both finalists’ decks did have slight variations. For example, Lesage chose to bring Mew and Mewtwo GX whereas Tonisson does not.
Zach Lesage Wins 2-1 in the finals
Lesage won the first set of matches 2-1 to hand Tonisson his first loss and force a second match. The Mewtwo and Mew GX came in clutch for him, allowing him to use the moves of his Pikachu and Zekrom GX with it in his discard pile.
In the final match, Zach Lesage won 2-1 to take home the prize. The American played his deck well and showed how strong the Mewtwo and Mew GX and Boss’s Orders cards are. Lesage even had a string of bad RNG where his opponent destroyed his energy with Crushing Hammer and lucky coin tosses. Nevertheless, he was able to navigate each situation to win a close and intense final.
If you weren’t able to catch the finals, be sure to check out the video at some point. It was a close match and both players played well.