Author Archives: Isaac Lam

About Isaac Lam

The youngest of the community's dinosaurs at 19, Isaac has actively participated in Singapore's Pokemon VG scene since the days of HeartGold and SoulSilver, and has helped host in-house tournaments as early as 2011. He currently serves National Service in the Navy as a combat medic, and is a former student of St. Joseph's Institution, (Secondary and Senior schools) together with 2014's prolific Champion Nelson Lim, his long-time plotting and practice partner. Hydreigon is his favourite Pokemon.

Surfer’s Paradise is Balls! – Angbao Challenge Champion VGC’17 Season Report

July 20th, 2017 | Posted by Isaac Lam in Team Reports - (Comments Off on Surfer’s Paradise is Balls! – Angbao Challenge Champion VGC’17 Season Report)

Hey everyone, it’s editor cum contributor Isaac Lam here again. With the conclusion of Singapore’s third Mid-Season Showdown at the House of N event on 25th June, my VGC season and career have reached their ends, spurring me to write this summary of my season; an ode to possibly my favorite team of all time. …
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Togedemaru and Juliet – Singapore MSS II 2017 Top 4 Report

April 18th, 2017 | Posted by Isaac Lam in Team Reports - (Comments Off on Togedemaru and Juliet – Singapore MSS II 2017 Top 4 Report)

  Note: Report published by Isaac Lam on behalf of Chelsea Tan Hey everyone, Chelsea Tan (@komalavgc) here. Recently, I finished Top 4 at the second Singapore Midseason Showdown. Since it is probably the last tournament I will be playing in for a while, I wanted to write a report to share my thoughts on …
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Initial D.A. – Isaac and Ryan’s Post-Regionals Reports

February 14th, 2016 | Posted by Isaac Lam in Team Reports - (Comments Off on Initial D.A. – Isaac and Ryan’s Post-Regionals Reports)

Breaking from the traditional style of team reports, this piece is a combined effort from Singapore Regionals runner-up Ryan Chiam, and myself, winner of Singapore’s inaugural VGC’16 Premier Challenge. Ryan and I piloted teams which, in essence, functioned identically to each other in our best performances so far, revolving around the same core combining Mega Rayquaza …
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Looking ahead to VGC’16 – The Winners and Losers

December 11th, 2015 | Posted by Isaac Lam in Articles - (Comments Off on Looking ahead to VGC’16 – The Winners and Losers)

Introduction The rules for 2016’s Pokémon VGC season have finally been made known to the public, and seem to have horrified just about everyone not named Ryan Loh and Max Goh. It’s a massive break from the formats we’ve gotten cosy with over the years, unleashing the titans traditionally termed ‘Ubers’ by competitive players, which, …
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Making Pokemon Your Game – Reflections of a Rebel

August 14th, 2015 | Posted by Isaac Lam in Game Theory - (Comments Off on Making Pokemon Your Game – Reflections of a Rebel)

Introduction Hey everyone, Isaac ‘Izzy’ Lam here. Most of you are probably familiar with who I am, but for those who don’t know, I’m one of The Mirage Island’s longest-participating members, having played competitive VGC as a part of Singapore’s community since the days of TRVG and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, and contributed fairly actively …
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