Roger Szarek wins Season I of Ranked Games

After seven weeks of intense competition, Ranked Games Season I has come to a thrilling end. The season started off slowly with the removal of placement games, but a tweak to the ranked points attribution made the game more dynamic, igniting the players’ motivation to fight for a higher rank.

Emerging as the triumphant champion of Season I is Roger Szarek from Poland, who dominated the competition by a significant margin. Following in second place is Yury Khiuppenen from Russia who finished just 19 points ahead of the bronze medalist Ove Hjelvik from Norway, who improved his final ranking compared to his 5th place finish in the Beta season.

On the last day, Gavin Wolpert stole the spotlight with an extraordinary run earning more than 1000 ranking points and moving from 7th to 4th place!

Steve Weinstein, the victor of the Beta season, finished 5th, just a few hundred points behind the podium.

The top 10 players of Season I showcased their exceptional abilities and competitive spirit, making their mark in the annals of the competition. Check out the top 10 players:

Ranked Games: Season 1 TOP 10

Congratulations to all participants who dedicated themselves to the battles of Ranked Games Season I. Their relentless pursuit of victory and commitment to improving the gaming experience led to an unforgettable inaugural season!

Check out these couple of infographics with the highlights of Season I:

With the end of Season I, Season II began, join the competition:

If you missed out on Gavin’s dramatic final day run, you can catch the action in his video here:

If you are looking for good strategies to progress through the ranks or haven’t played Ranked Games yet, check out Pete Hollands’ start-of-the-season video here:

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