Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Guess Who Dominated The First Week of the SCOOP League?

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The inaugural SCOOP League is one week down, and there are some familiar faces at the top of the leaderboard.

After over 80 winners have been crowned, no drafted player has won an event, but there have been some close calls, and the overall lead changes daily.

Overall SCOOP League Standings

Lex Veldhuis

However, after five days, Lex Veldhuis leads the way, with a gap of over 500 points to Spraggy in second place.

The fact that Lex and Spraggy are leading the SCOOP League is down to the fact that the pair both achieved third-place finishes in the opening week. First, Spraggy turned a $109 satellite into a $52,000 score in SCOOP 16-M: $1,050 NLHE Super Tuesday.

Then, the following evening, Veldhuis followed it up with a third-place finish in SCOOP 31-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Mystery Bounty].

Team Points
Lex 3,935
Spraggy 3,405
Tonkaaaa 2,285
Fintan 1,790

However, the pair have seen their teams record wins as Spraggy saw Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson win his eighth SCOOP title before Lex banked wins from Jerry “Perrymejsen” Odeen and Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov.

Individual Player Standings (May 5-11)

Both Veldhuis and Spraggy feature in the top 10 for individual player performance in the SCOOP League, and it’s their players who feature at the top of the counts.

Denis Strebkov

Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov’s win last night has seen him take over as the leading overall points scorer, slightly ahead of “FAL1st” who won the low leaderboard and overall leaderboard of the 2023 SCOOP and is putting up a good effort again this year.

Patrick Leonard

Patrick “pads1161” Leonard (pictured) hasn’t been able to add to his seven SCOOP titles, but has had a strong performance over the opening week to lead slightly from Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson in fourth, who won his eighth title in SCOOP 16-H: $10,300 NLHE [Super Tuesday High Roller] along with a $186,000 payday — the largest of the series so far.

The only other players in the Top 10 who has bagged themselves a title are Jerry “Perrymejsen” Odeen and Niklas “Lena900” Astedt, while the best-placed Team Fintan player is “flerrehuve” sitting in 17th place overall.

Rank Player Points Team
1 Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov 680 Lex
2 FAL1st 620 Spraggy
3 Patrick “pads1161” Leonard 615 Lex
4 Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson 565 Spraggy
5 Jerry “Perrymejsen” Odeen 470 Lex
6 Lex “L. Veldhuis” Veldhuis 430 Lex
7 Niklas “Lena900” Astedt 370 Tonkaaaa
8 Benjamin “Spraggy” Spragg 365 Spraggy
9 Blaž “Scarmak3r” Žerjav 350 Tonkaaaa
10 Sebastian “peace&loove” Huber 330 Spraggy

Win a UKIPT Malaga Package with the SCOOP League

While the PokerStars Ambassadors might be fighting it out, there are prizes on offer for poker fans with the SCOOP League. The four-way competition will see a freeroll for the winning team awarding Power Path tickets and a package to UKIPT Malaga.

Simply enter the starcode “SCOOPLeague” in the PokerStars client (via the “Tools” tab) to receive a freeroll ticket. Use this ticket to enter one of four freerolls, each bearing the name of Veldhuis, Talbot, Hand, or Spragg. You only get one freeroll ticket, and using it to register for one of the four freerolls is akin to voting for that team. Choose wisely because you cannot unregister!

If you choose to enter the freeroll of the SCOOP League winners, you’ll get to play for some superb prizes. Those reaching the freeroll’s final table will receive a Power Path Step 4 ticket, with the eventual champion bagging a UKIPT Malaga package!

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Based in the United Kingdom, Will started working for PokerNews as a freelance live reporter in 2015 and joined the full-time staff in 2019.

He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German. He also holds an NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism.

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