It's a game of skill and luck. Luck has always played a part in the game. Flippy cards have been around since day 1. Disruption has been around since day 1. Bad hands and top decks and unlucky pairings . . . all a constant part of the TCG.I definitely have a choice over what I can chose to play, but I can't chose what decks I play against all day. Pokemon is a game of skill,
They do. Look at the number of wins/top cuts for Zek/Eels compared to Durant. 24 wins vs 4, 118 top 8 finishes vs 30.and although there's nothing wrong with decks having different skill levels, those with higher ones should give it's user an increased chance of winning.
Pretty much true of any match up between any two decks.Sure, Durant didn't dominate State Championships, and any deck is capable of beating any deck, but Durant pushes this notion too far. With the right start and coin flips on it's side, it can often put the opponent in a situation where no matter what they do, they're just unable to win.
Again, that has always been a part of Pokemon. Durant didn't create that situation. Blame the top cut caps, or the fact that single game Swiss is not a perfect system. Pick your favourite ever format: I guarantee that people were whiffing cut due to bad match ups or opponent god starts.When we have tournaments where the Swiss is Best of One, and players with records like 6-2, 5-2 or 4-1 are missing Top Cut, it's just not healthy for the game to have situations like that, just like donks.