THE PANTHEON OF FFA LEAGUE GODS
Cremisi has the most “2t” style of all the ffa league champions. He was very much a captain’s player, rather than the heroic individualists ffa league tends to breed. Perhaps counterintuitively, most ffa league champions have been bold, brash types rather than cowardly campers. Most FFA League champions are the type of player who would take the temple on Gor Ash LMOTH with max duffs and a minute left. Not so cremisi. He was very much the patient operator and grinder. He’d hide one myrk or pus ghol in the corner until nothing was left, motionless and machiavellian. There is something respectable about his win, and how long he managed to drag the league out into a long slugfest, even if he lacked the daring shine of later champions. Foreshadowing the future, rawr joined this tourney late and managed to capture 3rd place. Ratking got 2nd, but one sometimes wondered if he wasn’t more invested in boosting his vice-captain’s ego rather than winning the tourney himself. It is worth noting that chickenwire compeltely dominated the first few weeks of the tournament before disappearing, and that he very much met the street-myth ethos of ffa league play.
While par did not have the impressive weekly point totals of later champions such as Lizard King and rawr, his season stands as one of the most efficient of all time. His was most definately the most striking comeback in FFA League history. Adrenaline had a commanding lead, and yet paris managed to overtake him with short (less than one hour) but highly efficient performances each week. I think he was even playing with stolen wifi while having to change crazy people’s adult diapers or something. The very last week, adrenaline was out surfing or something and par stole the championship out from under him. Loser.
LK’s ffa league victory stands out as the most dominant ffa league performance of all time. He dominated every week he played, racking up historic point totals. The only argument against his being the most dominant ffa league championship is that no real rivalry developed à la par vs. adren in 2013. After the first few weeks, nobody ever had a chance, and one wonders if he would have dominated if ever faced with a real, strong rival. Incidentally, in a recent interview LK predicted that he would become the league’s first repeat champion, and that he would break the record and win in 5 weeks.
Rawr’s ffa league performance echoes LK’s, but without quite the high level of dominance. He opened with several strong performances, including a top 5 weekly score, and yet never quite had the championship convincingly in hand like LK did. To be fair, his more polarizing personality did create a hostile environment, where several individuals began organizing against him & even “trolling” him in order to prod his more fiery personality and tendency to play over emotionally. Limp was by far the most successful of these individuals, and even if he posted not-too-impressive scores, his presence did considerably slow rawr’s ascent. We must also note that rawr’s unexpected return and late season dominance in 2012 speaks in his favor.
Though there is little hope that cremisi returns for FFA League 2016, it looks like this year may involve a real showdown between the 3 great ffa league champions of the past 3 years. Will LK affirm that his dominance in 2014 was no fluke? Will rawr show the haters what’s what? Or will par appear, with his ruthless efficiency, and disrupt the proceedings entirely? Will adren finally start sulking, as he did when the championship was stolen from him in 2013, and make one more run for the covetted ffa league street myth belt? Or perhaps a new champion will step forward, out of the myther masses, and claim what is rightfully theirs.