Who’s Limitless?

During this season you probably got to know our team for our great performance at tournaments and for our event coverage via social networks.
On our new website you will be able to find even more information about tournament results, statistics and articles all around the Pokémon TCG. But all of this wouldn’t be possible without at great team.
So read on to get to know the players and staff behind Limitless and to find out how to differ between Philip and Robin Schulz.

Our Players:

Tobias Smutkowski:

How long have you been playing Pokémon so far?

I started playing Pokémon competitively about 6  years ago. However, I had a one year break in between and started playing again when entering into the Masters Division.

What is your greatest achievement as a Pokémon player?

My biggest achievement so far was making Top 22 in Europe last season and therefore getting a travel award to the World Championship in San Francisco. Actually, it was my first worlds participation and accordingly a really amazing experience.

What are you doing beside playing Pokémon?

Right now I have finished school and I’m going to start studying mathematics in autumn this year. What I also really like beside Pokémon is going to the gym. It gives me an incredibly good feeling to work hard and see some progress.

To how many countries did you travel because of a Pokémon event so far and which did you like best?

I have travelled to lots of countries for Pokémon events mainly in Europe. I really enjoyed San Francisco since it was my first time in the US. Besides, it was smashing doing some vacation there in the summer.

What is the biggest difference between Philip and Robin Schulz?

In general Robin is more down-to-earth than Philip is.

Nico Alabas:

How long have you been playing Pokémon so far?

I started playing in February 2009. Funnily enough, it was also Robin’s and Philip’s first tournament.

What is your greatest achievement as a Pokémon player?

I tried to grind in at the Last Chance Qualifier Tournament for the World Championships 2014, which is a single elimination tournament starting with around 500 players. Only the best four players got to compete at the World Championship. I made it into Top 8 and lost the very last round but I am still very proud of my performance. One of my recent achievments is my Top 8 placement at the Regional Championships in Birmingham.

What are you doing beside playing Pokémon?

I am studying business Psychology. In my free time I like to watch movies and TV shows.

To how many countries did you travel because of a Pokémon event so far and which did you like best?

I have already traveled to UK, Brazil, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Austria, USA and Italy. So far I liked USA most, as I was there for the World Championship.

What is the biggest difference between Philip and Robin Schulz?

Philip is more of a homemaker as he knows how to do stuff like cooking and washing clothes.

Philipp Leciejewski:

How long have you been playing Pokémon so far?

I’ve been playing for 6.5 years now, starting in early 2011.

What is your greatest achievement as a Pokémon player?

I don’t have a single greatest achievement, I am just a very consistent player, so I would just say my greatest achievement is currently being in the Top 16 of Europe thanks to consistently top cutting events throughout the season.

What are you doing beside playing Pokémon?

I am studying law in Munich, which takes up a lot of my time, but besides that I like to go to the movies and watch Netflix series and I also kind of like cooking.

To how many countries did you travel because of a Pokémon event so far and which did you like best?

I have traveled basically all over Germany, to France, Italy, the UK, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Austria, Slovakia and of course the United States. I can’t say that I liked one country more than any other, but my favorite place I’ve been to was definitely San Francisco.

What is the biggest difference between Philip and Robin Schulz?

There is a difference?

Jesper Eriksen:

How long have you been playing Pokémon so far?

Soon I will be playing the Pokémon TCG for 10 years.

What is your greatest achievement as a Pokémon player?

My greatest achievement is definitely my victory at the World Championships 2016.

What are you doing beside playing Pokémon?

I am just done with public school, what took up most of my non-Pokémon time. In my free time I like to play football.

To how many countries did you travel because of a Pokémon event so far and which did you like best

Honestly I can’t remember all of them, but it should be something around 10 to 15.

What is the biggest difference between Philip and Robin Schulz?

When I first saw them I thought they were twins. They both are bad at winning tournaments, they only get second at the most. So it would be just the fact that they aren’t twins, because actually most people don’t notice that they aren’t.

Robin Schulz:

How long have you been playing Pokémon?

I started playing the game as a Senior in 2009, so it has been a part of my life for quite some time now.

What is your greatest achievement as a Pokémon player?

My most memorable tournament win is the Arena Cup Würzburg in 2015. It was not only my first win at a big tournament but also the first tournament of the season which gave it quite some hype. And of course using a deck that caught people by surprise and became popular afterwards (ToadTina) makes it even more special to me! Other than that, I’m also proud of getting 3rd at German Nationals last year, making the european top 22 and playing Worlds for the first time, and finishing 10th at this year’s Latin American International Championship.

What are you doing beside playing Pokémon?

I am studying Mathematics, 2nd year currently, but honestly most of my time this year has been spent on Pokémon! I also very much enjoy playing and watching Super Smash Bros. games.

To how many countries did you travel because of a Pokémon event so far and which did you like best?

This season alone I’ve played in the UK, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Austria, Australia and Brazil! In past seasons I’ve also been to the Czech Republic, Belgium and of course the USA. Oddly enough, I’ve never been to France before, but I hope to change that in the future. I enjoyed Australia a lot, Melbourne is a beautiful city and I really hope I can make it back there next season.

What is the difference between Philip and Robin Schulz?

Serious answer: Pokemon wise, I feel like he’s a bit less susceptible for those small in game misplays, while I’m usually more informed about deck trends and events in the community. We both love consistent basic Pokémon decks, but I’m probably more willing to try out other kinds of decks too, even though I almost never end up using them in tournament (Fun fact: I actually really enjoy Greninja). On PTCGO, I try to get in some games with every deck in the format, while he just focuses on one deck at a time. I also usually prefer to avoid mirror matches, while he’s often fine with playing them.

Philip Schulz:

How long have you been playing Pokémon so far?

I went to my first tournament in 2009, so I’ve been playing for about 8-9 years already.

What is your greatest achievement as a Pokémon player?

I made it into the Top 4 at last years Internationals in London.

What are you doing beside playing Pokémon?

I study Philosophy and you will often see me reading a book, mostly literary and philosophical ones. That combined with all the traveling I do for Pokémon events consumes most of my time.

To how many countries did you travel because of a Pokémon event so far and which did you like best?

I’ve played Pokémon in 13 different countries so far: Germany, UK, USA, Netherlands, France, Italy, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic. The most memorable tournament was the 2012 World Championship on Hawaii. But basically every International and World Championship is a total blast.

What is the biggest difference between Philip and Robin Schulz?

For various reasons I had to sleep in a park quite a few times already. I don’t think Robin ever had to do that and it’s an experience that really changes you.

Our Staff:

Bodo Baumann:

What are your main tasks for Limitless?

Providing the team with all the cards they need from our huge Cardicuno Pokémon TCG stock is my main activity.

What was your greatest achievement as a Pokémon player?

I am very proud of having participated in the 2013 Pokémon World Championships in Vancouver.

What are you doing beside playing Pokémon?

Since we founded Cardicuno I am pretty busy with building up a huge interesting stock for collectors, casuals and pro players from Pokémon, Magic the Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh! I feel like a collector with the difference that my collection changes all the time.

To how many countries did you travel because of a Pokémon event so far and which did you like best?

I have already traveled USA, Canada, Brazil, Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Denmark, Sweden… so that makes 12. I think every trip is special so it would be unfair to all the nice people I met in other countries.

What is the biggest difference between Philip and Robin Schulz?

Parting of the hair. What will mankind do when they choose a different haircut?

Cetin Yildirim:

I decided to engage in a close cooperation with the Team in order to help generate high quality content and to pursue the goal to advance the Pokémon Organized Play and help the Community. So my task is to do everything that helps Limitless to get there.

What was your greatest achievement as a Pokémon player?

After a long time without playing, reaching Day 2 in Milan was a great feeling. But I think we have to go too far back into the past for my achievements. The structure did change dramatically since then, in a positive way though.

What are you doing beside playing Pokémon?

In my free time I enjoy going out with friends or to play board games. I do also like watching or sometimes even playing soccer. I also like to go to the cinema to be up to date for the Oscars because we try to do an annual Oscar Quiz.

To how many countries did you travel because of a Pokémon event so far and which did you like best?

Too many! I really stopped counting a long time ago. Don’t forget I’ve been playing since 2003.

What is the biggest difference between Philip and Robin Schulz?

Tricky question as the owner I have to answer very carefully. Of course there is a small CP gap between the two of them but I think their similarities are what actually really matters for the team. They are two brothers who are really addicted to the game.

Timm Grandpair:

What are your main tasks for Limitless?

My main task for Limitless is the creation of graphics for our social media pages and the website. I also manage our Twitter account and help out with organisational things whenever it’s needed.

What was your greatest achievement as a Pokémon player?

Might not be the biggest thing in the world, but my personal greatest achievement is top 4 at a regional with my favorite card – Flareon EX in the Greninja meta (XY-Breakpoint format).

What are you doing beside playing Pokémon?

When I’m not doing Pokémon related things I also do graphic design for a living. Besides that I like to play a variety of other card games, like Magic the Gathering and Hearthstone. Other than that I enjoy art a lot and visit museums quite frequently. Oh and of course a good combination of live music and cocktails.

To how many countries did you travel because of a Pokémon event so far and which did you like best?

Around 10 I guess? Luckily I’m living in Germany which is a very good spot for traveling abroad as there are a bunch of countries nearby. I actually like Italy the most, especially Milan, which is a beautiful city!

What is the biggest difference between Philip and Robin Schulz?

At least 100 Super Scoop Up heads.

Lydia Hombach:

What are your main tasks for Limitless?

In my function as a Communication Manager my main activity is writing. This includes e-mails to our sponsors and partners, internal messages to coordinate team events and in the future articles and news for our website.
Beside of that, I am helping out at events wherever I can.

What was your greatest achievement as a Pokémon player?

As a player the 2013/14 season was the strongest I had. I managed to win the Regional Championship in Gent, Belgium which I am very proud of. I also competed in the World Championships that year, what was a great experience.

What are you doing beside playing Pokémon?

I spent most of my time on studying mechanical engineering, which can be quite hard at times but in general I really like it. In my free time I hit the gym a few times a week to burn of some energy. Beside of that I really love to take care of my flowers and vegetables on the balcony.

To how many countries did you travel because of a Pokémon event so far and which did you like best?

Until now I have been to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Canada and USA to play or work at a Pokémon event. That makes 10 so far, but I hope there are many more to come. My favorite destination was Canada, but I also enjoy traveling to France a lot.

What is the biggest difference between Philip and Robin Schulz?

Seen from the outside Philip and Robin may seem quite similar. But as a person Robin is far more focused, while Philip is probably the most spontaneous person I know. He also does the best scrambled egg on this planet, which is something Robin would likely burn while trying.

David Hochmann:

What are your main tasks for Limitless?

My main task is streaming events and occasionally helping out with Youtube or other twitch content.

What was your greatest achievement as a Pokémon player?

During my time as a player I won multiple EU Regional Championships, but my biggest achievements are my 2nd place at the ECC 2013 with Darkrai Mewtwo and my Top 4 placement at the ECC 2014 with Virizon Genesect Crobat.

What are you doing beside playing Pokémon?

I am currently studying Mathematics, Japanese and Educational Science, which I pretty much spend all the non-Pokémon time with. I am also a fan of the Super Smash Brother series, but I watch more than I play.

To how many countries did you travel because of a Pokémon event so far and which did you like best?

I played at tournaments in Germany, Belgium, Czech, Switzerland, Austria, Netherland, Denmark, Sweden, England, France, Italy and the USA. I really like most places I’ve been to, I liked Paris, Vienna, Copenhagen and Milan (not in that order) the most in terms of tourism stuff, but I am a big fan of the Danish tournaments.

What is the biggest difference between Philip and Robin Schulz?

Philip reads books about philosophy, while Robin listens to One Direction.

 

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