no_one took first in the final FPL prize week of 2019

FPL-[C] Recap - no_one around to close out the year; shanks, Sneaky earn promotion

The final week of the year saw no_one claim a first place finish in FPL, while Sneaky and shanks topped the FPL-C leaderboard to make in into FPL for 2020.

2019 has come to an end, and with it, the final week of FPL for December. Frequent flier Matthew "no_one" Congdon was the one to claim the throne in the final week of the year, finishing 13 points ahead of his closest competition in the form of Gen.G's Sam "s0m" Oh.

The top twenty players for the last week of December are:

Rank Player Points Prize
1. United States Matthew "no_one" Congdon 1,592 $3,000
2. United States Sam "s0m" Oh 1,579 $2,000
3.  Maxim "wippie" Shepelev 1,569 $1,000
4. United States Stefan "Lacore" Paunovic 1,568 $800
5. United States Jake "Stewie2K" Yip 1,557 $700
6. United States Bryce "PureR" Lovell 1,548 $600
7. United States Jake "kaboose" McDonald 1,544 $500
8. United States Victor "food" Wong 1,537 $500
9. United States Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte 1,537 $450
10. Canada Bradley "ANDROID" Fodor 1,532 $450
11. United States Owen "oBo" Schlatter 1,524  
12. United States Gage "Infinite" Green 1,524  
13. United States Corbin "C0M" Lee 1,523  
14. Canada Matthew "WARDELL" Yu 1,522  
15. United States Hunter "SicK" Mims 1,518  
16. United States Skyler "Relyks" Weaver 1,515  
17. United States Peter "ptr" Gurney 1,516  
18. United States Michael "dapr" Gulino 1,512  
19. Canada Yassine "Subroza" Taoufik 1,512  
20. United States Erick "Xeppaa" Bach 1,512  

The full leaderboard can be found here.

The end of the regular CS season saw the return of a handful of familar faces from professional teams, including Jake "Stewie2K" Yip, Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte, and Owen "oBo" Schlatter. Stewie2K placed the highest on the board at fifth as a result of winning twelve of the 18 games he played, while Brehze just barely snuck into the top ten by securing seven wins out of nine matches.

Over in FPL-C, Danny "cxzi" Strzelczyk led the way with a 57% winrate, ending the week sixteen points above Caleb "opportunity" Davis.

The top ten players were as follows:

Rank Player Points Prize
1. United States Danny "cxzi" Strzelczyk 1,098 $1,250
2. United States Caleb "opportunity" Davis 1,082 $600
3. Canada Ryan "shanks" Ngo  1,076 $300
4. United States Riley "Reality" Fusch 1,068 $200
5. United States Koby "kobruh" Higgs 1,058 $150
6. Canada Stephan "vEz" Vezina 1,056  
7. United States Malick "dangle" Abid 1,046  
8. United States David "Sneaky" Polster 1,042  
9. Canada Paul "aris" Wilson 1,038  
10. Canada Randy "smiley" Sandoval 1,034  

The full leaderboard can be seen here.

The top five players in FPL-C for December are:

Rank Player Points Prize
1. Canada Ryan "shanks" Ngo 1,272 FPL
2. United States David "Sneaky" Polster 1,248 FPL
3. United States Danny "cxzi" Strzelczyk 1,170  
4. Canada Shawn "Magowi" O'Malley 1,150  
5. United States Koby "kobruh" Higgs 1,146  

The full leaderboard can be found here.

Strong performances from Ryan "shanks" Ngo and David "Sneaky" Polster throughout the course of the month put both players well ahead of cxzi on the monthly leaderboard, with shanks ending December over 100 points above the third place spot. 

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