To whom it may concern, I am officially retiring from Pokemon. I got an internship in Cambridge this summer and I won't have any time for Nats or Worlds and basically can't take days off for them. I will be going to the Philly regional where I will give all friends (chodes, ducks, seniors, and others not mentioned) wins and hope you guys get the top seed and dominate Nats and Worlds! Don't let Ray Rizzo dominate again! Depending on the job schedule next year, I might come back for a year or so, who knows. It's been awesome meeting and chilling with you guys at Pokemon events and I hope to see you again. Props go to The Chodes- Who have been training and trolling with me since the beginning. Hopefully Dragonfe can finally go to some goddam events. Team Seniors- Our next generation of pokemon trainers. Stay strong guys, don't let outsiders win. Ducks- I have to admit I was skeptical about you guys at nats due to some old "fights" I've had with older members but that's the past. You guys are awesome and so fun to hang out with at Nats. Worlds wouldn't have been the same without you. Team Skarmbliss(although this is basically the chodes since we do the same thing, ray just doesnt have chode sprit)- The most hilarious people ever. Created a trollish and fun community that dominates in competitive play. Keep it alive Thomas Mifflin and Ray Rizzo. Don't forget to make Trista Medine mad and go insane. Schambers Brothers- Amazing duo of battlers and great friends. Best brothers in pokemon next to the zhengs and I guess the Ha's too. The Tyler Min Aaron Simon In N' Out crew- Best food crew in the world. Hilarious and funniest group the hang out with. Yerrrrr Surf Herdierrrrr Daniel Levinson- Great friend. Helped me out with TCG and VGC too. We always have fun planning meet-ups and hang outs in NYC. Pokemon Business man of the year! Aaron Zheng, Brendan Shouldhavewonworlds Zheng- You two are the best "family" I could have. Thanks so much for the Nats trip (and the team) as I couldn't have made it to worlds without you. You 2 are the best in the world and both of you better take Nats and Worlds this year. Amazing family including your random assortment of pets and you should have won the family award, not the Arnonlds. Good luck and win! I will miss you all and hope you guys continue to dominate the competition.