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10 questions with Jit Min

Posted: June 20, 2013 in Interview
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A Singaporean player who requires no introduction Lim Jit Min or Jit is a veteran among veterans. He has consistently went to World’s since 2005 and is considered one of the best in Singapore. He takes a few moments out of his busy schedule to answer a few of my questions.

 

You can be considered a veteran of the game. How did you get into the game?

I started in primary school when my friends bought their cards and I just got hooked ever since.

 

What do your friends and relatives think of your passion for the game?

I think they find it childish at times, but also pretty awesome that someone can be so passionate for something.

 

Other than the Pokemon TCG what are you busy with in your everyday life?

Pokemon is really just a small part of my life. I do a lot of other things like school, work, dance and obviously partying!

 

You are probably most famous around the world as a master of rogue decks. What drives you as a deckbuilder to create such decks; what is your philosophy?

 

I just enjoy being different. I find no meaning in winning with an archetype thus I always try to find new ways to come up with a good deck. Even though I love rogues, I wouldn’t play it unless its good. Theres a difference between rogue and trash.

 

You have your own Pokemon website, Party of Six with fellow Singaporean players. How did you come up with the inspiration to create it and what are your ambitions for the Party of Six?

 

It was during World’s 2012 and we saw how the Top Cut was giving back to the community and we decided we wanted to do so too and from there we brainstormed. We are in the midst of a project that will take your minds away. Just wait and see. I hope to change the way people see pokemon into a cool platform and lifestyle that you can meet friends from around the world and challenge yourself strategically.

 

To scoop or not to scoop, what is your opinion of the prevelance of scooping to friends for CP and such?

 

I am definitely for it. I think that there is a lot more to just the so called spirit of the game. There is also team bonding and helping your friends to get there.

 

As a multiple Worlds participant you are certainly the most experienced and qualified Singaporean to dish out advice. So do you have anything to say to those who are on their way or have already earned their invite to Vancouver this year?

 

I think that the invites this year standards are really low and easy to get.

I hope players do not easily get complacent if they do get the invite and put in a lot more effort to polish themselves and do Singapore proud 🙂 Also to fully enjoy the experience, going to worlds is also more than just competing. Its about meeting people and making awesome friends from around the world!

 

Are there any players whom you think have contributed to your growth as a player?

 

I would like to thank Clifton for always testing using the archetypes against my rogues so I can keep refining them. Matthew Khoo from Canada who is one of my closest testing buddies always inspiring me. Also the community of friends who makes the game enjoyable. Too many to name!

 

What are your thoughts on the current format? Any favourite formats/decks that you would like to share with our readers?

 

I think the current format decks are really easy to play and good. So it will be difficult to find an edge over mirrors and a deck that can match the archetypes pace.

 

 

Juniper, Skyla, Bianca or Elesa?
I think they are all the same. All cards can be good depending on how you use them.
Ed: Looks like Jit has no eyes for the ladies of Pokemon.