I have to disagree, as the main reason it isn’t is welder. Welder is just this OP rediculous card that allows you to accelerate energy to these tag teams for rediculous ammounts of damage turn 2. It’s practically killed off almost every other deck in format. Except malamar. Malamar, though not a top deck at regional tourneys (though it did top 16 at Sheffield) has been making a name for itself at cups. For example, grant Manley recently made a list that has won him 2 cups, got him 2nd in 2 others, and got top 8 in two more, plus two league cup challenge wins and a 2nd place at a third. He went 9 for 9 with top cut or top 8. I think the reason you don’t see mally as a deck making top few, is that it’s a slow deck. Even if it sets up, it takes a while to win, so in a bo3 it usually ties. Not what you need for success.