For those who don’t know, I have accepted a position at The Pokémon Company International. In a lot of ways, it’s a dream come true. Instead of working an ordinary desk job, my occupation will be my passion. I get to do Pokémon-related work every day! On top of that, I have an opportunity to help the game I love from the inside of the company. To put it simply, I am extremely excited about what lies ahead.
Unfortunately, taking this opportunity means that I will have to step down from The Top Cut.
When we started The Top Cut in 2011, things like event coverage, game footage, and live streams hardly existed; we changed that. Our streams gave people access to live tournament action, our YouTube channel provided games with professional commentary, and our event coverage brought attention to successful players and strategies. On top of that, we provided entertainment and the materials to help players improve their skills. Without a doubt, we broke new ground and paved the way for the future. I am extremely proud of what we accomplished.
Over these past four years, the effort I put into The Top Cut was extremely rewarding, and I wouldn’t trade my experience in for anything. But the time has come to leave it behind. For the foreseeable future, this will be the end of The Top Cut. Existing content will continue to be available, but new YouTube videos and all other content will stop being produced.
I truly appreciate any fans who have supported us, said a kind word, or simply watched one of our videos. From Bad Deck Monday to the World Championships, every moment was important to me. Thank you.
Although I won’t be able to compete or make content anymore, I will be able to provide commentary at the big tournaments. I will keep attending events when I can. My involvement with the Pokémon TCG will continue to be strong; it just will be in a different way now.
As I leave The Top Cut behind, my only request is for you to support the community members and groups who put the effort into growing the game. Please show your love to the following:
Thank you for four great years. It was a great run.
-Kyle “Pooka” Sucevich