WRs This Month|
January POM: David Clemens
In a month where volume was needed to steal a POM from Streets SA 1:55 or Silo 00A 1:28, David Clemens brought plenty of it. However, among an outstanding total of 10 WRs in 18 days were ... 10 outstanding WRs. A 2 second untied, Control Aztec Bunker II SA/00A pairs (these are highly active levels over the last copule of months!), Streets Agent 1:13, and Dam SA 1:17. Whoa!
Link: POM history for previous winners and overall standings
WR of the Month: Bunker II SA 0:46 (David Clemens)
WR Setters this Month
To start us off this month, Bryan Bosshardt put his name on the Silo rankings with a 1:28 untied WR, breaking one of Ryan White's strongest records. Ryan white, however, responded swiftly with a quick untied of his own, lowering the bar again to 1:27. In between their battle for Silo supremancy, Rayan Isran poked his head in for 3 swift records: An Archives SA/00A pair and 1:25 Train SA. I'm not sure which is more suprising - that he didn't have the 0:54 pair, or that nearly a year after his Train pwnage, he returned for yet another untied on this level.
Then.. it was time for Clemens. He hit a pair of untied records on Aztec, including becoming the first player not named Ilari to untie the SA difficulty since Boss set 1:43 in early 2006. Sandwiching these WRs was a Bunker 2 00A 0:58 tie (Rayan Isran), 1:13 on Streets A and an incredible 1:17 on Dam SA. Illu held this untied for 18 months, and this WR was considered by many to be in the top 5 strongest WRs at the-elite. At the end of the month, he hit 410/413 on Control, completing a clean sweep of this level, before finishing strong with a 1:26 on Surface II 00A. As a result of all of this madness, Henning Blom fell off of our leaderboards, and Clemens made up a 7 WR gap to overtake Boss for #1 on the WR count leaderboard.
Not lost among these final 18 days was 1:55 on Streets SA (see above), Boss poking his head back in for a quick Aztec 00A tie (the same day Clemens took it from him!) and Adam Flint with his first WR.. Dep- wait what? Not Depot? Okay, Adam Flint with his first WR and our monthly Runway SA 0:23 WR!
The elite total time changes from 1:14:27 to 1:14:17!