The 2017 Malaysia Regional Championships had just been concluded over the weekend (6-7 May) at Quill City Mall Kuala Lumpur, with a total participation of 151 players, consisting of 134 Masters, 9 Seniors, and 8 Juniors, a record-high for all Regional Championships held in Malaysia so far ! Kaiwen Cabbabe, who came all the way from Australia, faced Lim Jit Min of Singapore in the finals, which featured a close match between 2 Decidueye GX decks (one with Vileplume, the other without).
With that, we have the final results as well as a deck breakdown and analysis for one of the final premier events without the new Guardians Rising expansion.
Here are some numbers from the tournament :
Top16 consisted of :
- 4 Decidueye GX/Vileplume (25%)
- 2 Darkrai EX (12.5%)
- 2 Volcanion EX (12.5%)
- 2 M Mewtwo EX/Garbodor (12.5%)
- 2 M Rayquaza EX (12.5%)
- 1 M Gardevoir EX STS/PRC (6.25%)
- 1 Darkrai EX/Giratina EX (6.25%)
- 1 Decidueye GX (6.25%)
- 1 Lapras GX (6.25%)
Top8 consisted of :
- 3 Decidueye GX/Vileplume (37.5%) & 1st place
- 1 Decidueye GX (12.5%)
- 1 Darkrai EX (12.5%)
- 1 Volcanion EX (12.5%)
- 1 M Gardevoir EX (12.5%)
- 1 M Mewtwo EX/Garbodor (12.5%)
Decidueye GX/Vileplume remains to be one of the more dominant decks in the format, taking up a quarter of the Top16, 3 spots in the Top8, and winning the entire tournament. However, players have very much adjusted to playing decks that are still able to match the potential of Decidueye GX/Vileplume as demonstrated in a relatively diverse Top16, with 9 different decks being played.
Some fun facts :
- With 151 participants (134MA/9SR/8JR), this is the biggest ever Regional Championship hosted in Malaysia, and the biggest ever Premier Event in Malaysia in the recent 10 years.
- The event (TCG only) was attended by participants from at least 8 different countries, namely Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, Hong Kong, Canada and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
- Top8 is represented by players from 4 different countries, namely Malaysia (3), Indonesia (3), Singapore (1), and Australia (1).
- There was a live stream provided by The Rainbow Wing, it can be found at this link.
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