The Sword Doggo Reigns Supreme – A Look at Standard and Upcoming Qualifiers By: Jimmy Pendarvis Posted 6 months ago to Premium Article Hello everyone! I am back with another article on the Standard format discussing the upcoming PTCGO tournament qualifier and how I am approaching it myself. I was unable to play this past weekend, which ended up working out due to how things unfolded. The Battlefy servers crashed, resulting in the tournament being rescheduled then pushed back a little further in order to provide the organizers more time to prepare. I think these qualifiers are a great thing for the community, which otherwise have no real outlet for competitive play. It is certainly going to be a lot of fun if nothing else. A lot of players seemed pretty excited about it, including myself, and the event had an absolutely massive player pool. The rules provide a nice twist on the tournament structure that everyone has grown used to. Plus, I think the rules will definitely have an impact on the results of the tournament, more on that later! I will offer a few tricks for performing better in the upcoming qualifiers, more than just the deck I think is best to use. More importantly, I have been playing with the deck that I consider to be the undisputed BDIF, Arceus and Dialga and Palkia-GX / Zacian V. This deck is very strong and the correct choice for upcoming tournaments, but I believe it has made the format a lot less fun to play. Without Zacian V in the format, I could see a lot of decks having competitive potential. The way things shaped up has turned the meta into Arceus and Dialga and Palkia-GX / Zacian V and the short list of decks that stands a chance against it. With that being said, let’s kick off the article with a look at my favorite list for the BDIF. If you'd like to continue reading PokeBeach's premium articles, consider purchasing a premium membership! It grants you full access to PokeBeach's premium articles and allows you to submit your deck lists and questions to our writers for advice! If you're not completely satisfied with your membership, you can request a full refund within 30 days! Simply cancel it in Paypal and then PM Water Pokemon Master for a full refund. No questions asked! Each subscription automatically renews at the end of its cycle, but you can stop or change it before then. 5.95 USD per 7 days Subscribe Weekly Subscription 5.95 / week. 14.97 USD per month Subscribe Monthly Subscription 14.97 / month. You'll also get a special subscriber badge under your avatar. 41.70 USD per 3 months Subscribe Quarterly Subscription Averages to 13.90 / month. You'll also get a special subscriber badge under your avatar and an Advanced Member banner.