PwnAlone placed in the top five in every week of October

FPL Recap - PwnAlone closes out the month; cxzi removed from FPL following Twitter spat with steel

Sometimes winning isn't enough.

The final week of FPL for October has been conquered by Josh "PwnAlone" Pigue, who finally attained a first place finish after placing among the top five throughout the month.

The top twenty players for the final week of October, and first few days of November, are as follows:

Rank Player Points Prize
1. United States Josh "PwnAlone" Pigue 1,566 $3,000
2. United States Owen "oBo" Schlatter 1,545 $2,000
3. United States Anthony "vanity" Malaspina 1,544 $1,000
4. United States Collin "wrath" McSweegan 1,540 $800
5. Canada Joshua "steel" Nissan 1,538 $700
6. United States Sam "s0m" Oh 1,537 $600
7. United States Stephen "reltuC" Cutler 1,536 $500
8. United States Leonardo "Laski" Arroyo 1,535 $500
9. United States Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan 1,534 $450
10. United States Austin "crashies" Roberts 1,533 $450
11. United States Danny "cxzi" Strzelczyk 1,531  
12. United States Erick  "Xeppaa" Bach 1,531  
13. United States Matthew "no_one" Congdon 1,528  
14. Mexico Edgar "MarKE" Maldonado 1,523  
15. Canada Matthew "WARDELL" Yu 1,520  
16.  Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov 1,518  
17. United States Skyler "Relyks" Weaver 1,514  
18.  Maxim "wippie" Shepelev 1,512  
19. United States Pujan "FNS" Mehta 1,508  
20. United States Austin "Cooper-" Abadir 1,508  

The leaderboard for the above week can be found here.

PwnAlone's run to the top saw the 28-year-old secure victories in 13 of the 18 games he played in, winning five in a row to close out the week and assure his spot at the top. Below him, the remaining players in the top ten had one of the closest battles for shares of the prize money, with the majority of them sitting within one point of each other by the time the leaderboards closed. 

Perhaps more notable than the tight race in the top ten was a Twitter spat between Danny "cxzi" Strzelczyk and Joshua "steel" Nissan, with the former player tweeting that "the worst part about playing FPL is probably playing with steel." The Canadian in-game leader issued a scathing reply, pointing towards cxzi making "constant bullshit excuses" when playing.

A number of players and community members also issued replies in support of steel, echoing similar sentiments and chastising cxzi for his poor approach and mentality. Although he issued a TwitLonger where he attempted to further explain his point of view, cxzi found himself removed from FPL on the final day of the week, with the player seemingly opting to take an early leave.

The final standings for the month of October are:

Rank Player Points
1. United States Hunter "SicK" Mims 2,053
2. United States Josh "PwnAlone" Pigue 1,945
3. United States Collin "wrath" McSweegan 1,789
4. United States Anthony "vanity" Malaspina  1,767
5. Maxim "wippie" Shepelev 1,741

The FPL leaderboard for the entirety of October can be found here.

Hunter "SicK" Mims retained his spot at the top of the monthly leaderboard following a number of top finishes, leaving him a considerable lead as the month drew to a close. PwnAlone also held a comfortable lead over Collin "wrath" McSweegan in third place as a result of his own top five placements, while Maxim "wippie" Shepelev slipped from third place last week to bring up the bottom of the board in fifth.

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