I don't know. This sounds almost TOO good to be true.
Also not to knock on Diantha or anything but given both their track records in the anime, her being higher ranked than Cynthia breaks my suspension of belief even more
Also the fact that there are two XY characters back to back
BTW wasn't Flint also a M8 member?
It’s assumed that Flint was knocked out (I think this has some actual basis based on a magazine but I’ll have to find it for you)
I’m not that surprised by Diantha and Alain honestly because it would of been overkill with Paul, Cynthia and Flint. Either way I don’t think Paul is in the PWC
While I think he could be (very low possibility) trolling us, it makes absolutely no sense why he wouldn’t just pander with the “popular” choice and just put Paul in the list despite it not being true.
Even though he only leaks game information he himself addressed it and said “I don’t even watch the anime” and how would he know to include Alain there?
Also I don’t think they’re ranked yet tbh
Hopes this answers everything.