Kendjorsky to receive title shot & other news

Michael Kendjorsky will be receiving his first DubPoints title shot of any kind.
Michael Kendjorsky will be receiving his first DubPoints title shot of any kind.

Kendjorsky secures November OV title shot

While the fans anxiously await a stipulation and actual match between Ohio Valley Champion Joe Patterson and current #1 contender Chris Petroskey, the future for either man appears to already be set. Commissioner John Wyatt Edgar announced today that Michael Kendjorsky will receive the winner, and such, an Ohio Valley Championship match of some sort next month.

Details on what kind of match that will be have yet to be discussed. Kendjorsky, who has ties to the Ohio Valley but does not currently reside in it, will become the first-person outside of the Valley to challenge for the title. He was selected as the new #1 contender unanimously by the championship committee, who favored him at the current time over former Cinderella story Dom Vinci.

However, before any progress on putting his match together can be made, Patterson still needs to defend his title this month. Rumor going around is that the commissioner is growing frustrated as the end of the month approaches and he and Petroskey have not agreed to terms on a decisive bout, and that he is beginning to put contingency plans together that would include mandating a match type and/or putting in an emergency contender in the interim. So that really leaves it up in the air as to who Kendjorsky will be challenging in November for the brand’s second-most prestigious title.

Gang Wars championship rematch takes place this Saturday

Weeks of negotiation couldn’t put the Pugs of Anarchy (Nicholas Griffin & Brad Uhrig) and the current Gang Wars Champions Mel ‘n’ Del Connection (Lance & Melanie Delbrugge) in the same place at the same time before the end of the month, so some bizarre measures are currently being taken to make sure the match happens.

The two teams will compete in a simulated WWE2k17 match, in which each team will pick 3 superstars who will compete on their behalf in a 6-man ladder match. The team who has chose the winning participant will win the real-life Gang Wars title. It seems kind of silly to have a video game determining their championship fate, especially when they aren’t even playing it (but more on that below), but it may not matter much as Edgar has signed both teams as well as a mystery third team in a triple-threat title defense in November for whomever wins.

Edgar will be live-streaming the match at 11PM Saturday on the DubPoints Facebook page.

David Dodrill has done a great job at making the Internet Championship relevant, but can he douse the Howes?
David Dodrill has done a great job at making the Internet Championship relevant, but can he douse the Howes?

Dodrill comes to video game agreement with Howes for Internet Championship

While a date has yet to be selected (though it could happen this weekend), Internet Champion David Dodrill has an in-place agreement to play against Jimmy Howes in a best-of-7 WWE 2k17 match that will be streamed on Facebook and will serve as a title defense. It’s an interesting choice, considering that Howes is well-known in the community for being an avid gamer while Dodrill’s skills in that field are largely unknown.

The match was slated to take place last week but has been pushed back as both contestants select an alternative date. There is no word on who will be the top contender for the championship next month, though many expect Dodrill to have a rematch clause in his contract should he lose.

Keep checking back for more information on the DubPoints Championship picture!

Vince Levi named #1 contender to DubPoints World Championship

Vince Levi will be receiving his first ever shot at a DubPoints championship.
Vince Levi will be receiving his first ever shot at a DubPoints championship.

DubPoints Commissioner John Wyatt Edgar cut short the planned 20-person blitz to determine the new #1 contender to Charles Wilfong‘s World Championship, naming Vince Levi as his opponent for November. A clearly excited Levi, who is getting his first-ever crack at the title, said that he “gladly accepts” the opportunity.

The news came in the wake of a planned 20-person match which many experts thought leaned heavily towards Justine or Jessica Mentzer. In addition, Wilfong had publicly stated earlier in the year that he felt Ryan Church deserved a shot at the belt as well. And while that may still happen at some point, he will have to defend the title against “The Hammer” first.

Levi has had much experience with DubPoints but has never really posed as a serious threat to the championship, so this seems like part experiment and part attempt to interject some much-needed fresh blood into the title picture. While Levi’s on-again-off-again tenure with the brand dates back to the original Gang Wars days (where he had some moderate success), his most prominent appearance was in the much publicized 2012 DubPoints IX tournament, where he had some impressive victories en route to his best-ever performance. Over the last year, he had assisted Edgar in drafting rules for various title matches, before Edgar jettisoned the idea prior to the championship brand expansion.

Levi, who is very active in the Fantasy Sports division, is not only attempting to get his first DubPoints Championship of any kind, but would also make himself and younger brother Nick Levi only the second sibling pairing to have won the DubPoints World Championship with a victory. (Nick won the tenth season of Ohio Valley Gang Wars in 2007 against Amber Lutz, and is recognized as a former world championship as it shares the lineage of the league).

World Champion Charles Wilfong was informed of the decision earlier today, but has not commented on his new opponent just yet, as he is likely formulating some ideas for match proposals. It is widely known that Wilfong and Levi are both extremely competitive, and both will probably handle this match with class and responsibility. We don’t yet know what form this match will take except that it will happen some time during the month of November.

Keep checking back for more news on this subject, as well as the rest of our multiple title pictures!

DubPoints LIVE to be recorded, will be published this weekend

Recent technical difficulties and fan feedback have prompted Commissioner John Wyatt Edgar to cancel this week’s live installment of DubPoints LIVE in favor of a pre-taped show.

The show will be co-hosted by Edgar and current Ohio Valley Champion Joe Patterson. The two will discuss all of this month’s matchups.

The hope is to increase the quality of the show as well as splice in some footage from the last couple weeks of events, and make sure that DubPoints LIVE is presented in its best possible form. Edgar still intends on using the Facebook Live platform for streaming some live matchups later this month.

Check back this weekend for the premiere of Episode 6!

Match Card set for rest of October

After a thrilling few days of championship action, it has calmed down enough to where Commissioner John Wyatt Edgar has finally had a chance to sit down and book the rest of the matches for the month of October. While these are subject to change, here is what we have on-tap for the rest of the month (some of these were mentioned or hinted at on the most recent edition of DubPoints LIVE):

DubPoints World Championship: Charles Wilfong (c) v. Ashleigh Thress

This match is actually going to happen later today, and it is a WWE No Mercy Pick ‘Em match. Both contestants will attempt to correctly predict the winners of the matches on this weekend’s WWE pay-per-view. While this might not be exciting for the general public, we will at least have a result before Monday rolls around.

DubPoints Gang Wars Championship: Mel ‘n’ Del Connection (c) v. Pugs of Anarchy

The blowout that took place on Wednesday didn’t change the fact that Nicholas Griffin & Brad Uhrig are still viewed as an elite pair. Lance and Melanie Delbrugge may feel slighted that they have to beat the same team two times, but they have to feel pretty confident about it given how they performed Wednesday. Match date and type to be determined.

DubPoints Internet Championship: David Dodrill (c) v. Jimmy Howes

David Dodrill is already promising to take the Internet Championship to huge heights, but he will have to defend against 2-time DubPoints Champion Jimmy Howes this month. While Howes has not been a fixture recently, it’s quite possible he not only comes out of retirement for this bout, but that the two agree to do some sort of challenge format. Match date and type to be determined.

DubPoints Ohio Valley Championship: Joe Patterson (c) v. Chris Petroskey

While Joe Patterson is known for being the co-host of DubPoints LIVE, he’s still relatively new to the competition. This match will feature him going off close friend and cousin Chris Petroskey as he attempts to raise the prestige of the belt as well as bring in new competitors to the fold. This one should be fun. Match date and type to be determined.

#1 Contender’s Match for the Ohio Valley Championship: Dom Vinci v. Michael Kendjorsky

Dom Vinci has had some great success in DubPoints in recent years, but Michael Kendjorsky has been hungrier for a title shot. This will be an interesting matchup, as these two are close rivals. However, it could end up being a traditional scoring match as there are some logistical concerns if they want to go a challenge route. Match date and type to be determined.

#1 Contender’s DubPoints Blitz Match for the World Championship: 20 participants, TBD

On Sunday, October 23rd, 20 participants will compete under traditional DubPoints scoring rules in order to determine who gets next month’s shot at the world title. This should end up being very interesting and giving a lot of new people an opportunity to compete. Typically contests like these have been held in days or weeks, but with 20 people trying to earn as many points as they can in a 24-hour window, scoring is surely going to be tough for Commissioner Edgar. The participants will be announced later this week on DubPoints LIVE.

Full match-by-match previews will be available as we get more information on match stipulations, dates, and venues. Keep checking back to for all the details.

DubPoints LIVE: Episode 5

Join us every Thursday at 7PM EST on the DubPoints Facebook Page for DubPoints LIVE!

Joining Commissioner John Wyatt Edgar is this week’s special guest co-host Joe Patterson.

Topics include:

  • Recap of the Ohio Valley and Gang Wars Championship matches
  • A special guest appearance by Internet Champion David Dodrill
  • Announcements regarding upcoming championship and contendership matches
  • DubPoints Fantasy Football League highlights
  • …and much much more!

Lots of DubPoints news for week of October 3

It’s been a busy last couple of weeks here at the DubPoints compound, and things look to get even more exciting this week with the conclusion of two title matches, some new #1 contender announcements, and of course the return of the weekly DubPoints LIVE show on Thursday. Let’s break down all the latest news, rumors, and rumblings to get you up-to-speed.

Ashleigh Thress will challenge Charles Wilfong this month for the DubPoints World Championship

Though the Fatal 4-way #1 contender’s bout was as lackluster as predictions initially indicated, Ashleigh Thress did emerge victorious and will receive a title shot for the World Championship this month. She squeaked by Spencer Conner (a surprise that he even participated, honestly) en route to victory. Luke Bumbico managed a single point but the once god-tier Eric Hersey rolled a complete shutout, leaving many to wonder if these two titans of DubPoints are done for good… or at least for a while.

This will be Wilfong’s first title defense in several months. While there could be a one-day classic scoring competition later in the month to determine the champion, it’s more likely that these two face off in a one-on-one, in-person battle of their choosing. We hope to have more information on the logistics of that matchup later in the week.

David Dodrill is the first-ever DubPoints Internet Championship

In a match that could have went either way, and was actually much closer than the score indicated, David Dodrill bested Ryan Church to lay claim to the inaugural DubPoints Internet Championship. His first order of business was to announce that he would be appearing on DubPoints LIVE later this week, presumably for a championship coronation and to call out his next opponent for this month. He may not have to wait long to start gathering material though — all signs indicate that Brandy Sall will get the title shot she deliberately skipped out on last month. Given their rivalry, it should be an interesting contest, and hopefully Dodrill will have some input on it at 7PM on Thursday!

Ryan Church was disappointed with his loss in the first-ever Internet Championship match, but played well enough that he could be in title contention "very soon."
Ryan Church was disappointed with his loss in the first-ever Internet Championship match, but played well enough that he could be in title contention “very soon.”

Gang Wars Championship Match will move forward on Wednesday, possibly streamed live

Lance and Melanie Delbrugge are slated to appear at the DubShack on Wednesday evening along with their opponents, Nick Griffin and Brad Uhrig (who is travelling all the way from Michigan), for the first-ever Gang Wars Championship match. The premise will be “Wheel of DubPoints” as agreed upon by the competitors, but the interpretation will be left up to Commissioner John Wyatt Edgar. It could end up being a legit “Wheel of Fortune” style match or something that just involves spinning his colorful prize wheel multiple times. Final details are being worked out.

There are rumors that DubPoints LIVE co-host Joe Patterson will be appearing at this special event, and could play a part in the match proceedings. Given the rivalry he has built up with Griffin through fantasy football, it is possible that we finally see a pay off on the option to compete in a tiebreaker to settle their Week 1 fantasy football draw. It’s also possible other guests will be in attendance, and Commissioner Edgar hopes to stream the event live, or at least film it for upload later in the week.

Ohio Valley Champion will probably be declared this week, #1 contender already decided

Speaking of Patterson, he will be facing Jim Jasinski in the first-ever Ohio Valley Championship match this week. It looks like the two have agreed to do a best-of-three series featuring different contests. While some details are being finalized minutes to midnight, it looks like billiards and skee-ball will form two-thirds of the competition, with a more luck-based scenario being involved as a third game tiebreaker.

Commissioner Edgar has already selected the new #1 contender to the belt following the conclusion of the match, and expects to announce it shortly. He assures us that it will be a “good fit for an October matchup” regardless of who ultimately takes home the belt this week.

Fantasy Hockey draft in 1 week; Basketball in 2

Edgar is still trying to fill up slots for the fantasy hockey league that is due to start next Monday, but a few have already been claimed by people who haven’t officially registered yet. He is having a tougher time with basketball but is expected to fill that up to the 20 team maximum prior to its draft. If you’re interested in either league, please contact him ASAP.

The fantasy football league is still very competitive, and many are said to be pleased with how the games are going so far. We probably won’t have any idea at who the real candidates for the first-ever Fantasy Sports Championship are until later in the season, as the depth of teams equates to a lot of parity in the field.

Check back on the Facebook page for further updates, and don’t forget to tune in to DubPoints LIVE this week! It’s a can’t miss show.


Preview: Fatal 4-way on Thursday/Friday to determine World Championship #1 contender

DubPoints World Champion Charles Wilfong has waited over three months to defend his title again, possibly under the impression that he would never have to. The DubPoints brand has undergone many changes and revisions since then, and the whole state of the competition was in flux for a while. And even though the focus this month on DubPoints LIVE has been the crowning of the newly introduced championships, there is still business at hand in determining Wilfong’s #1 contender.

Commissioner John Wyatt Edgar has booked four former champions in a two-day, “Fatal 4-way” #1 contender’s bout under traditional DubPoints scoring categories (availability, creativity, effort, publicity, and value). The action kicks off on Thursday, September 29, at midnight eastern and continues through the end of the day on Friday. And while this star-studded affair has all the talent necessary to create a high-scoring event, the build has been somewhat lackluster and underwhelming.

Ashleigh Thress, the most recent champion of the four candidates, has emerged as a clear favorite to win. Though her enthusiasm has waned since the disappointing DelPoints tournament earlier this year, she has been the only one of the four to consistently put forth any kind of effort into the brand in the months following. Thress is still a good fit for the title picture, and a one-on-one matchup against Wilfong is bound to be entertaining and have some unique stipulations, assuming it does take place. While nothing is a guarantee in DubPoints, it certainly would appear that this match may be nothing more than a formality in regards to her ascencion back to the top stage.

While the other three participants have to be portrayed as underdogs, Spencer Conner looks to be the least likely to walk into the weekend with a championship opportunity. After some tremendous activity in 2012-13, including a DubPoints IX championship, Conner’s fall from top-caliber competition has happened quickly and quietly. While there is no negating his impact on the event’s history, his relocation to the east coast has made him somewhat of a ghost when it comes to DubPoints events. If he wants to remain in consideration for the future, he needs to put forth some kind of effort, even if it doesn’t result in victory, as his stock is dropping fast.

Eric Hersey is in a similar situation, but for different reasons. Despite still being a productive force as recently as last year, and with two titles on his resume, Hersey is believed to be on hiatus from competition. That hiatus isn’t expected to be a permanent one, but it does appear to be one with no definitive end just yet. Hersey is known for being extremely active or inactive in DubPoints depending on the time of year, and coinciding with his fantasy football leagues is a real issue for him. Hersey takes his competitions very seriously and doesn’t want to compete if he feels he can’t bring something to the table. He is resourceful, though, and could make a move in this match — but only if he sees a clear path to victory.

Luke Bumbico is kind of the wildcard. He’s a more decorated champion than anyone in this match, but has also been the most vocal in recent years when it comes to denouncing the brand. But, he’s also the most clever of the four and could make a real charge at victory if that’s what he wants to do. Bumbico certainly follows the day-to-day activities of DubPoints, and while he thrives on competition, he doesn’t want to ruffle feathers or create controversy at this stage in his playing career. The recent evolution of the brand is much more inviting for a Luke Bumbico return, but the thought is he would only really go for a victory if he could do so by concentrating only on a couple categories.

While the above predictions may make the match sound considerably dull, it is simultaneously what makes it very exciting to watch. A dominating Thress victory is just as likely as a scenario in which none of the four competitors do much of anything to earn points, and the winner of the match ends up being determined by literally the smallest, most insignificant advantage. That could be as simple as sending Edgar a text or liking a Facebook post. If nothing else, who wouldn’t want to step up and try something — anything — if it meant being victorious in a match where their abilities have been downplayed on a weekly basis all month?

We will know the outcome at the end of the week, but don’t be surprised if Wilfong has already made a list of possible title match stipulations with Ms. Thress solely in mind.


Preview: Church v. Dodrill on Wednesday for the Internet Championship

DubPoints is set to crown the first holder of one of its numerous new championships this week, following the conclusion of tomorrow’s much-anticipated Internet Championship match.

The match, which will feature co-#1 contenders Ryan Church and David Dodrill, will be a 24-hour affair that begins at midnight eastern on Wednesday, September 27, and run throughout the day. During the day, both competitors will be trying to earn points in only three of the five notorious DubPoints scoring categories: creativity, effort, and publicity… conveniently, the three that have the greatest chance of being showcased on the Internet.

Social media will likely be the key battleground for this event, and it is expected that both competitors will be doing most of their battling and rallying on Facebook, whether that be on the official DubPoints page or on Commissioner Edgar’s wall. While they can each earn points in whatever manner they choose, Edgar’s choice to eliminate the availability and value categories for this internet-focused event should make it nothing short of an entertaining spectacle for the general public.

Ryan Church was a late entry into the match after Edgar removed Brandy Sall following the recent deactivation of her Facebook account (it has since been re-activated). It is rumored that she will have a title shot as early as next month, but Edgar couldn’t risk having a forfeit victory in the inaugural match and promptly called upon Church, who was already widely believed to be one of the division’s strongest competitors.

Both contestants are hungry for championship gold, but already have a proven track record that has yielded results and carved out a nice legacy for themselves.

People are already gawking at the shiny new Internet Championship, but it'll look even better on one of these two competitors.
People are already gawking at the shiny new Internet Championship, but it’ll look even better on one of these two competitors.

Ryan Church has been involved with the DubPoints brand since its predecessor years as the Ohio Valley Gang Wars fantasy league. He was the only team owner in the league’s twelve-season history to post a perfect 18-0 regular season, and was also present at the original talent draft in December of 2004. He has become an integral part of the last few major DubPoints elimination tournaments, with Top 10 finishes in the last two. He has also carried the city of Martins Ferry on his back for years now, and is a well-known cultural icon in the heart of both fans of DubPoints as well as the general public.

David Dodrill’s 2013 splash into DubPoints was nothing short of trendsetting, as he became the first person to net a perfect daily score in a tournament round, as well as being a participant in the first-ever “challenge stipulation” to end a round, vs. Spencer Conner. He has an immense social media following and is viewed as a local inspiration. A lot of this is due to his well-documented success story: the high school variation of Dodrill was an overweight, possibly somewhat awkward punk rock kid — but when he evolved into his adult form, he gained the body physique of a Greek god through thousands of hours of hard work and dedication. (Still likes punk rock.)

Comparing these two competitors is a difficult proposition. These are two local legends that possess massive yet healthy egos. They wield influence over far more people with their natural charisma than any amount of hype a DubPoints event could do for them. Winning the Internet Championship is just another notch in their trophy case, but it’s well-deserved — and it’s a huge benefit to the brand to have the opportunity for these two to battle for the championship.

Considering the amount of talent in this matchup, it’s strange to think that neither of these competitors have already tasted DubPoints gold, but timing is everything. The social calendars of both Church and Dodrill is as exclusive as a black tie affair, so did anyone honestly expect that either of them would win a 6-week grueling tournament that required much more time than they could afford? With 24 hours, the chance for them to shine is much greater… and at a far smaller expense to what makes them great for this matchup: being indestructible social butterflies.

DubPoints LIVE: Episode 4

Join us every Thursday at 7PM EST on the DubPoints Facebook Page for DubPoints LIVE!

Joining Commissioner John Wyatt Edgar is this week’s special guest co-host Joe Patterson.

Topics include:

  • Final breakdown of all the matches as we enter championship week!
  • A special guest appearance by Chris Petroskey!
  • Technical difficulties which throw the commissioner off his game.
  • …and much much more!

Full schedule of events for first monthly DubPoints Championship Series

As we approach the end of the month and the inevitable crowning of several new champions, Commissioner John Wyatt Edgar has made official the schedule of events for the rest of the month. Full details to come on this week’s episode of DubPoints LIVE, streaming on the DubPoints Facebook page Thursday, 9/22, at 7PM EST. Below is a list of the events, when they start, how long they run, and what all is at stake!

Monthly DubPoints Free-for-all Match

  • Date/Time: September 22 through September 30 (24/7 scoring)
  • Who: Open to everyone
  • Format: Traditional DubPoints scoring (availability, creativity, effort, publicity, value)
  • Summary: During the last nine days of this month, Edgar will be scoring friends, acquaintances, and social media followers in an effort to determine who should earn future title shots. There is no formal entry process and results will be posted daily, both here on the website and with a daily scoring “recap” show that will also be streaming on Facebook throughout this window. Scoring will run midnight through 11PM EST during each day, and the stream will go up around 11:30 PM EST.

Jasinksi v. Patterson for the Inaugural Ohio Valley Championship

  • Date/Time: TBD (sometime later this month)
  • Format: TBD
  • Summary: Both Jim Jasinski and Joe Patterson have mutually agreed that they will settle this title matchup in a format outside of normal DubPoints scoring. The official announcement has not yet been made, but as soon as we know when and where that is taking place, we will be updating it here on the site. More details from Mr. Patterson himself likely on this week’s DubPoints LIVE.

Pugs of Anarchy v. Mel ‘n’ Del Connection for the Inaugural Gang Wars Championship

  • Date/Time: October 5, 2016 (7:30 PM EST) — tentative
  • Format: “Wheel of DubPoints”
  • Summary: Every effort is being made to get all four team members present for an agreed-upon game show-style event that will see them compete for the vacant tag team championships. There are still details to be finalized, but at the very least, the plan is to stream this event in its entirety on Facebook’s Live platform. Much like the match above, they will be exempt from normal scoring rules for this title bout.

Dodrill v. Sall for the Inaugural Internet Championship

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (all-day)
  • Format: Modified DubPoints Scoring (ONLY the creativity, effort, publicity categories)
  • Summary: This was originally planned to be a week-long event, but is now just a 24-hour affair after Edgar deemed it a little too excessive. Both competitors will have about a week to gameplan before laying their best foot out there in hopes to become the first ever Internet Champion. As it is a belt that represents social media activity above everything else, it’s only fitting that the scoring system they are using was modified to fit their needs and this new title.

Bumbico v. Conner v. Hersey v. Thress to determine the DubPoints World Championship #1 Contender

  • Date/Time: Thursday, September 29, 2016 & Friday, September 30, 2016
  • Format: Traditional DubPoints scoring (availability, creativity, effort, publicity, value)
  • Summary: These four former champions will square off in a 2-day event to determine who current World Champion Charles Wilfong will face next month. Picking his next contender has been a long-time coming, but it seemed unlikely that all four of these participants would be willing to do a week-long deal, hence the decision to cut the match to two days and allow them to put their best foots forward. Should be interesting, considering we haven’t seen activity from many of these competitors lately.

Keep posted and tune in to DubPoints LIVE on Thursday, for all the details on these matchups, as well as an in-depth preview of the “Free-for-all” Match, and how you can get involved and earn some points to help your ranking!