With no official public ranking of DubPoints competitors available, contestants are often left wondering when, or even if, they will receive a one-on-one championship opportunity for one of the four main titles. Commissioner John Wyatt Edgar made the looking glass a little less cloudy today, when he confirmed that Michael Kendjorsky is “next in line” for a title shot.
It’s really too early to tell what this means, but it’s looking quite possible that he would get a title shot in October. Kendjorsky narrowly missed out on taking the Ohio Valley Championship from Joe Patterson earlier in the year, and a spin of the DubPoints Wheel left him short in having this month’s tag team opportunity against Brad Uhrig and Charles Wilfong. However, he has remained a dedicated competitor and, along with Vince Levi, is one of only two players to make the playoffs in all four fantasy sports leagues this year.
With Edgar also confirming that the D-1 Classic Tournament would be held in October for the World Championship, it is likely that Kendjorsky will get a shot at one of the other three titles (though he will undoubtedly qualify for the tournament as well). The championship opportunity is not a guarantee; however should any of the other current title holders win out this month, Kendjorsky would be the next up.
Quite simply that means that either Joe Patterson, Donnie Yeager, or Uhrig/Wilfong must retain in their matches at the end of the month, and Kendjorsky would be the next top contender for one of those titles. In the unlikely, but possible, event where all three champions would lose, their opponents would have automatic rematch clauses invoked for November. That would put him on the backburner for at least another month.
The good news? The statistical probability of the Ohio Valley, Internet, and Tag Team Championships all changing hands at the end of this month is about 13%, meaning that Kendjorsky has a near 90% chance of getting a title shot next month. The bad news? The Wheel has been unkind to him the last few months and luck may not be on his side.
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