I'll respectfully diagree. One or two people may have been playing some kind of Magma deck before worlds, but I think it is fair to say that the "Metagame" was unaware of the deck and it took the American players by surprise. There was no presence of the deck in lists of winners or runners up for any Premeire events. It took the US players time to figure out how to play against the deck, and by then it was too late. Both builds differed significantly from US/European builds. Taking Yamato, for example, the crux of the deck was his Corsola opening which let him get his Water evos out fast. It was amazing that no one in our Metagame had seen the worth of the card. No one was using it! The Infernape tech was for Scizor/Metagross matchups. I don't think he would have kept it in if he has known that those matchups were going to be so few and far between. But I'm just guessing there.