I’d like to start this article with something other than the typical “Hey guys!” that usually appears at the beginning. This piece is something different than the usual. The season is over, the chase is finished, and Top 16 is secured. I don’t know how I truly feel right now, given that this is the second time I’m in this position. Last year, my spot in Top 16 was entirely up for grabs, but with lots of practice, some skill, and some luck, I managed to keep my spot at 16th and even leapfrog a few others into 13th place. There was a great pleasure in knowing that I didn’t need to get points this year to stay in it aside from the doomsday scenario that Rahul Reddy informed me of the night before the tournament. Nevertheless, that didn’t happen, and I had an enjoyable tournament that absolutely didn’t matter for my standing in T16.
The current mood of the article is the result of me reading Christopher’s personal blog post he posted recently here. I highly recommend that you read that first, then come back and read this. Or if you’d like to end with the better of the two pieces of writing, read this one first! I’ll also be much more brief in my reflection of the year, since this is 6P first and foremost. I’d like to think that I have some experience in chasing Top 16; I’ve gotten it in 3/4 years it’s been implemented, only missing it during the 2016 season. It’s something I regret now, yet not very much. It would’ve been cool to keep up the streak of having it every year if it was maintainable, but I’m fairly certain I won’t have the opportunity nor the desire to travel this much next year.
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