With the 2012-13 Barclays Premier League season now behind us, we take a quick look back at the top finishers in the Inaugural FPL Vibes Prize League.
Congratulations to the winner of the FPL Vibes Prize League, Rene Ribiero with his team BESBRAHN FC. After enduring a rough start in the first 3 months, Rene turned it around in December and steamed further forward to claim the January Monthly prize. He maintained his momentum throughout and held off the challenge of the competition to become the only repeat monthly prize winner by claiming the April Monthly Prize. With a sizeable league in hand, he was able to ride out the last couple gameweeks to claim his prize of an Apple iPad and $100USD.
Rene finished the 2012-13 Fantasy League with a grand total of 2,256 points and an overall rank of 3,901 in the world. He also finished 3rd amongst all players in Trinidad and Tobago making this his best ever performance.
In second place was Joel Rochard with his team Real Skinner Park. Jo Ro was consistent throughout, boasting an impressive start to the first couple months of the league that culminated in him claiming the November Monthly Prize. He maintained his form through the difficult December/January period and pushed hard to even maintain the top spot for a period and challenge for several monthly prizes to in the end claim his second prize of a Sony Playstation 3 and $100USD.
Joel finished the 2012-13 Fantasy League with a grand total of 2,205 points and an overall rank of 11,680 in the world. He also finished 13th amongst all players in Trinidad and Tobago making this also his best ever performance. Congrats to Joel on a stellar season.
Our second runner up was Robert Simmons with his team HaRl3m5HAk3. After a somewhat subdued start, Robert made his move in December and progressed forward steadily through the coming months. His performance piqued at the right time as he motored through April and finished strongly to claim the May Monthly Prize. His 3rd place finish saw him claim the 3rd place prize of an Amazon Kindle Fire and $50USD.
Robert finished the 2012-13 Fantasy League with a grand total of 2,192 points and an overall rank of 14,943 in the world. He also finished 19th amongst all players in Trinidad and Tobago. Congrats to Robert on a stellar season.
Finally, in the personal podcast bet between FPL Vibes co-hosts Darryl Celestine and Omar Romero, Darryl prevailed to claim his prize of a 1 Litre bottle of Johnnie Walker Black. While I’m tempted to attribute his win to luck or some employment of dark arts, I have to give him credit for an impressive late charge in the last 3 gameweeks to close a 40pt gap and claim the prize. Good stuff Darryl, but I will definitely be reclaiming that bottle at the end of next season however!!
Thanks to all competitors in the inaugural FPL Vibes Prize League. Hope to have everyone back for next season. Look out for an even bigger and better competition next year featuring bigger and better prizes from your FPL Vibes Crew. Details to follow in the summer.
by Omar Romero