Andrew Mahone is a Pokemon TCG player who has been competing since 2012. Though relatively new to competitive gaming, Mahone has finished in the Top-8 of a Regional every year since 2013, winning St. Louis in 2015 and placing second at Fort Wayne in 2016. Mahone has qualified for the Pokemon TCG World Championships twice, capturing a 9th place finish during his breakout 2015 season. Before focusing his energy into Pokemon, Mahone was an NCAA Division III National Champion Track and Field athlete. Mahone ran competitively for ten years, and employs what he learned on the track about determination to fuel his spirit for gaming. Outside of competition, Mahone has enjoyed skateboarding and skateboarding culture since he was a teenager, and continues to skate in his free time. Currently, Mahone works as a Special Education Teacher in Akron, Ohio.
Jose is a well known and respected player from Orlando, Florida. He's been playing competitively since 2010 back during the SP era. His first year playing consisted of a Top 64 finish at US Nationals as well as a Top 32 finish at Florida Regionals. Since then he has been a two time regionals finalist, state champion, and has qualified for the last 4 World Championships since 2013 and is looking to make that 5 since he's sitting at 309 CP for the 2017 season so far. Jose currently writes for the website 60cards.net. He's played numerous other TCG's over the year's, such as Yu-Gi-Oh and DBZ but now only sticks to Pokémon.
Grant Manley is a competitive Pokemon TCG player from North Carolina. He is a senior in high school and is homeschooled. He has been playing competitively since 2012 and has many excellent tournament finishes. Most notably, Grant has made Top 4 at both Nationals and Worlds. He's also bubbled Worlds twice at 33rd, and has made Top 8 and Top 16 at US Nationals. He has many finishes at lower level tournaments such as Regionals and States as well. Grant also enjoys playing soccer, ping pong, and Super Smash Bros. He writes Pokemon articles for various websites when he gets the chance.
Michael Canaves has been a competitive Pokemon TCG player on and off since 2003, competing in his first World Championships at age 12 in 2004. Since then, Michael has gone on to compete in 5 World Championships and counting, made it to T32, 64, and 128 of US Nationals every time he has competed, and has taken second as well as 3rd and 4th multiple times at several Regional Championships. He is consistently within the top 16 players at Regionals and previous state championships, and often is known to pilot a new strategy or bring a new twist on the existing metagame at events. Outside of Pokemon, Michael has dabbled in other TCGs such as Magic! The Gathering, YuGiOh, and Naruto, and is an insurance agent living in the Orlando, FL area.