Jay Lesage

Jay Lesage

I'm 20 years old, currently residing in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, and I play Pokemon mostly in the Toronto area (usually referred to as the GTA). I started playing approximately 13 years ago, dating all the way back to 7-year-old Jacob eating his brother Zach's cherished Suicune card. The following year, I revoked the edible, and began to strive for consistent finishes. In 2010, I was able to win one of every single tournament, including a Battle Road (an olden League Challenge), a City Championships, a State Championships, a Regional Championships, a National Championships, and lastly the World Championships. The following year I made Top 8 at Worlds 2011, and proceeded to go into Masters very cocky -- I was in for a rude awakening. I stumbled in 2013, and came just shy of my World Championship invite in 2014 by a few Championship Points; the next year, I came back with a vengeance, earning my Worlds invitation after multiple Top 8's at large events. In 2016, I was able to strive deep enough to finish within the Top 16 in North America, earning me a stipend to the World Championships in San Francisco (which I also finished Top 16 at). All of these events led me to this year, where I swiftly bombed my first Regional Championships of the season due to a last minute deck change -- my confidence was at an all-time low. Going into the first Intercontinental Championships, I figured I wanted to stick to something rather simple and familiar - Yveltal/Garbodor seemed to fit the bill. I managed to finish 2nd place overall at the event.

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"Brick Squad" - Glaceon-GX/Champions Festival

09/14/2018 by Jay Lesage // Glaceon-GX is an emerging deck in Standard that can take on any contender. (+17)

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"Meta-NOT-Gross" - Post-Rotation Metagross!

09/03/2018 by Jay Lesage // Need a League Cup finish? The Metagross list included in here will help get you where you need to go. (+15)

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"Final Countdown" - My Top 10 Picks for Worlds!

08/23/2018 by Jay Lesage // Need a list? Well here's 10 of them. (+21)

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"Straight out of Expanded" - 4th Quarter Ban List Update!

07/30/2018 by Jay Lesage // A cabaret of Jay's thoughts going into the 2019 Expanded format, detailing the new updated ban list. (+15)

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"Interviewer's Questions Part II" - Worlds Invites at a Glance

07/26/2018 by Jay Lesage // A second part extension off of Jay's first interview article! (+21)

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"Interviewer's Questions" - Worlds Invites at a Glance

07/09/2018 by Jay Lesage // A two-part article that explores different perspectives of getting a World Championship invitation. (+21)

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"R.O.C.S.T.A.R."

06/27/2018 by Jay Lesage // Take a peak at Jay's second volume in a four article series, which details practice regimes and ZoroRoc! (+21)

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"Z.W.O.L.E." - Buzzwole/Garbodor in Standard!

06/14/2018 by Jay Lesage // Jay takes an in-depth look at Ian Robb's list that performed well at Wisconsin! (+18)

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"Roar!" - A Review of Weavile/Zoroark GX

03/06/2018 by Jay Lesage // An in depth look at Zoroark/Weavile's position at Collinsville and Malmo Regionals. (+24)

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"Simon Says" - A Deep Look Into the Coaching Process

01/09/2018 by Jay Lesage // Want to be the best? Time to find yourself a coach! (+17)

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