Hello, I'm not as new as some, i was aware of this site, and have been making teams since i found out about tiers such as OU since coming here. I only became aware of the competitive scene about three months after b/w came out. I prefer playing my sand team to any other team, mostly because some of my favorite pokemon goes well in sand teams. I started to learn more about EV training about a year after b/w came out, and have perfected the art, and have started to learn about breeding for IVs in the past week. I hope to start participating in tournaments and other competitions and maybe win a few. My first online official pokemon tournament was last month on the rotation battle, and i got 700th place out of almost 7k people, and i was pretty proud of it, only had one uber, and most everyone else had much more. I want to get to the point that when someone goes against me, they say "Man, this guy is really good" and i feel the first step to that is, making friends who can teach me all i need to know, and can practice with me, for practice makes perfect.