Featuring

Drew Holton

Drew Holton

After taking a hiatus from the game for a few years, Drew returned to competitive play in 2008, which was his best overall season to date; he finished 2nd at US Nationals and followed it up with a Top 32 finish at Worlds. Seeing as the last season he played in was 2005, Drew's successful year let everyone know he was back and here to stay. Like the other members of The Top Cut, Drew has been playing since Base Set. In fact, he played in the first World Championship in 2002 when Wizards of the Coast held the Pokémon license and again in 2004 during Nintendo’s first World Championship; he finished 10th and 5th respectively at the events. Overall, Drew is regarded as an extremely consistent player who places well at nearly every tournament he enters. At heart, he is a lifelong fan of the game who has a great passion for competition.

Josue Rojano

Josue Rojano

Josue, probably better recognized as his screen name "Criminal," was a top player in the early stages of the Pokémon TCG (Wizards of the Coast era). Back in the day, all of the best players would compete constantly for the top spot on the Pojo ladder - players like the two-time World Champion Jason "Ness" Klaczynski and Alex "Chuck" Brosseau. More often than not, you would find Crim near the top; he was a feared player and was considered one of the best in the world. In addition to Pokémon, Crim has played other TCG's, such as Magic and VS, and he has had success in all of them. In his own words, Josue is the "best strategical mind in the world" when it comes to card games. Although he hasn't had stellar results in any recent tournaments, Crim is someone with an undying passion and love for the Pokémon TCG, and he is always a competitor at the highest level.

Justin Sanchez

Justin Sanchez

Justin is known for his 2011 Nationals win.

Kyle Sucevich

Kyle Sucevich

Even though he has been playing since Base Set, Kyle did not become known in the Pokémon community until the Nintendo era began. Initially he was known for creating unusual rogue decks, such as the unheard of Exeggutor d/Raichu d deck that took 1st and 2nd place at 2006 Nationals. However, as time has passed, Pooka started to play more standard decks, and he has seen great success as a result. After winning 2009 US Nationals and following it up with a 3rd place finish at 2010 US Nationals, he is regarded as one of the world's best players. Still, he hasn't lost touch with his creative roots; often he will feature a few strange cards in his deck to throw off his opponents, such as Rayquaza LA in his National Championship winning Luxray/Infernape deck. As long as the game exists, Pooka says he will continue to play; he grew up with Pokémon and wants to see it grow into something great.

Michael Pramawat

Michael Pramawat

Even though he has been playing the game since the Wizards of the Coast era, Michael has been a player who has somewhat flown under the radar until just recently. While he has won multiple State and Regional championships and placed well at Nationals and Worlds over the years, Pramawat finally got his breakthrough moment by taking 2nd at Worlds 2010. In fact, barring a diastrous topdeck in the finals from his opponent, he would have been World Champion. Although he often will play unusual cards in his deck, solid strategy and decision making allow Pram to win a lot of tournaments. At the end of the day, he is a fierce competitor who leaves everything on the table; you can see how important the game is to Pramawat just by watching him play.

Drew Holton

Drew Holton

After taking a hiatus from the game for a few years, Drew returned to competitive play in 2008, which was his best overall season to date; he finished 2nd at US Nationals and followed it up with a Top 32 finish at Worlds. Seeing as the last season he played in was 2005, Drew's successful year let everyone know he was back and here to stay. Like the other members of The Top Cut, Drew has been playing since Base Set. In fact, he played in the first World Championship in 2002 when Wizards of the Coast held the Pokémon license and again in 2004 during Nintendo’s first World Championship; he finished 10th and 5th respectively at the events. Overall, Drew is regarded as an extremely consistent player who places well at nearly every tournament he enters. At heart, he is a lifelong fan of the game who has a great passion for competition.