Author Archives: Ryan Loh

About Ryan Loh

Ryan Loh has been a competitive Pokémon player since 2009. He first started with Platinum OU on Smogon, and then became a VGC Player from 2010 onward.

He tends to get lazy mid-season, and indulges in Monster Hunter and other games in between seasons, to the ire of Coach Matthew.
When not gaming, he can be found trapped in a book or writing silly poetry or even writing fluff articles for TMI.

Personal Motto: “Hear Me Roar.”
…which he prolly stole from House Lannister, that fiend.

Defeat doesn’t finish a man, quitting does: 2017 Season Report

October 27th, 2017 | Posted by Ryan Loh in Team Reports - (Comments Off on Defeat doesn’t finish a man, quitting does: 2017 Season Report)

Hello! This is Ryan Loh again, and this time I’ll be writing a report on a season that went from 0 to an ending total of 328 Championship Points, and culminated with a 4-3 finish as I stumbled at the final Swiss hurdle of Worlds 2017 Day 1. This season has been a satisfying one, …
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From the Ashes – T8 SG Open III

July 12th, 2017 | Posted by Ryan Loh in Team Reports - (Comments Off on From the Ashes – T8 SG Open III)

Introduction It’s me, the Grandmaster. This will be a simple team report, without war-stories. This story began on the plane ride home after a devastating X-3 drop at the Malaysian Regionals. I was sitting with two other mates, and lamenting my crushing defeats. What was I doing wrong? “You weren’t playing to your strengths. Ever …
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Enter the Sandman – Top 8 SG Open and Top 4 KL Open Team Report

December 30th, 2016 | Posted by Ryan Loh in Team Reports - (Comments Off on Enter the Sandman – Top 8 SG Open and Top 4 KL Open Team Report)

Introduction Hi y’all, I’m Ryan Loh, also known as ‘opkil’. I’m back in the circuit after taking a break during the VGC16 season. I’ve honestly never been a particularly amazing player. If you’d use TVTropes to describe me as a player, I’d be the guy Overshadowed by Awesome. In the 2015 season, we had the …
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Player Spotlight: Theron Ho

June 20th, 2015 | Posted by Ryan Loh in Player Spotlight - (Comments Off on Player Spotlight: Theron Ho)

The <Player Spotlight> is a series of articles presented by our contributor Ryan Loh, who will be interviewing the local players who have made the VGC community what it is today. In the first of this series, Ryan interviews Theron Ho, who made it to the final of the 2015 Australia National Championships, the first Singaporean …
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Ryan Loh – Boost or Die: Malaysia Asia Cup Qualifiers Top 8 Report

May 9th, 2015 | Posted by Ryan Loh in Team Reports - (Comments Off on Ryan Loh – Boost or Die: Malaysia Asia Cup Qualifiers Top 8 Report)

Hi everyone, I’m Ryan Loh. I’m better known as ‘opkil’ on Nugget Bridge and Pokémon Showdown’s VGC Room. I’m also one of the founding members of the Singaporean Pokémon community, and an active player of the current VGC format. So, Malaysia just held their first Premiere Challenge in Kuala Lumpur, and when we heard about …
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