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FPL/FPL-C Recap: JT gets some Project Destiny funds
New year, same old FPL.
Written by: Nohte    January 8th 2019 11:51 pm    #FACEIT #FPL #FPL-C #JT #wippie #RIKO #arT #Stewie2K #swag #oBo #ptr #curry #Cooper- #MarKE #nitr0 #tex #cJ #s0m #tyfoon #PwnAlone #floppy #tropiiical #ben1337 #leaf #Polen #Swisher #Magowi #RenZ  

We should hopefully have more pictures of the Bravado players soon

The first week of FPL for the new year has concluded, with Bravado's Johnny "JT" Theodosiou topping the board for his second time having won 36 of his 57 matches played. Last week's winner, Russian transplant Maxim "wippie" Shepelev, sits just twelve points behind JT, winning 30 matches out of the 48 he played over the past week.

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Here are the top 20 players for the last week:

Rank Name Points Prize $
1. za Johnny "JT" Theodosiou 284 $1,500
2. ru Maxim "wippie" Shepelev 272 $1,000
3. us Dylan "RIKO" Sabin-Arnce 244 $700
4. br Andrei "arT" Piovezan 240 $500
5. us Jake "Stewie2K" Yip 236 $400
6. us Braxon "swag" Pierce 228 $300
7. us Owen "oBo" Schlatter 220 $200
8. us Peter "ptr" Gurney 212 $200
9. us Rahul "curry" Nemani 208 $200
10. us Austin "Cooper-" Abadir 208 $200
11. mx Edgar "MarKE" Jimenez 204  
12. us Nick "nitr0" Cannella 184  
13. us Ian "tex" Botsch 182  
14. us Christopher "cJ" Jones 176  
15. us Sam "s0m" Oh 164  
16. ca Marian "tyfoon" Lesnic 160  
17. us Josh "PwnAlone" Pigue 156  
18. us Ricky "floppy" Kemery 152  
19. us Daniel "tropiiical" Elshani 152  
20. us Ben "ben1337" Smith 148  

Over half the players who placed in the top 20 from last week return for the first week of January, with nine newcomers joining the list this time around. Jake "Stewie2K" Yip continues to remain in the top five during the CS:GO off-season, playing the most overall in the week with an incredible total of 76 matches. Daniel "tropiiical" Elshani also makes his final appearance in FPL for now, having been demoted to FPL-C earlier in the week.

Additional changes to the league's roster include Dylan "RIKO" Sabin-Arnce and Sam "s0m" Oh's trials concluding, and Ricky "floppy" Kemery and Anthony "gMd" Guimond being promoted to the big time. To compensate, Logan "voltage" Long and Danny "huynh" Huynh have been sent to FPL-C.

The full standings for the week are available on FACEIT's website.

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Here are the total combined winnings from the daily ladders this week:

Name Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7  Total
us Jake "Stewie2K" Yip   $350     $350     $700
ru Maxim "wippie" Shepelev $200   $150 $350       $700
us Braxton "swag" Pierce $350 $100 $200         $650
za Johnny "JT" Theodosiou $150 $200 $50         $400
us Austin "Cooper-" Abadir     $350 $50       $400
us Owen "oBo" Schlatter           $350   $350
us Timothy "autimatic" Ta             $350 $350
us Dylan "RIKO" Sabin-Arnce       $100   $200   $300
br Andrei "arT" Piovezan   $150 $100         $250
us Samuel "SileNt" Portillo             $200 $200
us Christopher "cJ" Jones       $200       $200
us Ricky "floppy" Kemery         $200     $200
ca Marian "tyfoon" Lesnic       $150       $150
us Erick "Xeppaa" Bach         $150     $150
us Josh "PwnAlone" Pigue           $150   $150
us Skyler "Relyks" Weaver             $150 $150
mx Edgar "MarKE" Jimenez $100             $100
us Peter "ptr" Gurney         $100     $100
us Nick "nitr0" Cannella           $100   $100
us Rahul "curry" Nemani         $50 $50   $100
us Sebastian "seb" Bucki             $100 $100
us Gage "Infinite" Green $50             $50
us Matt "Pollo" Wilson   $50           $50
us Cameron "hydrex" Kern             $50 $50

Over in FPL-C the first week of 2019 has also come to a close, with Masked's most recent pickup of Nathan "leaf" Orf topping the board over 100 points above his closest competition in Mythic's Adam "Polen" Polen.

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Here are the top 10 players from the first week of January for FPL-C:

Rank Name Points Prize $
1. us Nathan "leaf" Orf 1,194 $250
2. us Adam "Polen" Polen 1,088 $200
3. us Mike "Swisher" Schmid 1,086 $150
4. ca Shawn "Magowi" O'Malley 1,084 $100
5. us Austin "RenZ" Dickman 1,084 $50
6. us Ryan "foGO" Erickson 1,074  
7. ca Stephan "vEz" Vezina 1,062  
8. ca "Vila" 1,058  
9. us Dylan "Hiki" O'Kane 1,054  
10. us Tyler "tweiss" Weiss 1,052  

Unlike the close margins in the previous two weeks, leaf pulled far ahead of second place by winning 25 of his 32 matches played. While leaf comfortably sat in first place, the remaining slots in the top five were heavily contested, with Polen edging out second place with a two point lead over leaf's Masked teammate Mike "Swisher" Schmid.

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A two-way tie for fourth and fifth place saw Shawn "Magowi" O'Malley net himself an extra $50 despite having played and won the same number of matches as Austin "RenZ" Dickman this past week, while last week's FPL-C winner, CLG Red coach Stephan "vEz" Vezina, came in at seventh.

Every week, we bring you the recap of the action in North American FPL and FPL-C. Think you can build up your skills, make the top of FPL-C, challenge the pros, and be a part of the FPL action? You can try your hand at the format by heading on over to the Dust2.us Western Pro League to test your might and climb your way to the top!

#1 parks2214
2019-01-09 00:15
Polen on the grind watch out
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