We finally have a winner of the fighter of the year and it is Gunnar Steigelmann!!! I did an update of the rankings on the 22nd of October, updated until GAMMA#590 Lewis v Williams and at that point Gunnar was in 2nd place behind Rufus McTearson, but i predicted that Gunnar would probably end up winning the award, due to the extra fight, plus the fact that he was holding the title at the time. Well, i ended up getting it right as Gunnar completed the year with a total of 100 points tipping Rufus McTearson for second place. It did not help that Rufus had a poor run of form to end the year, but end of the day, it would not play much of a role on the final standings. Prado dropped down to 4th, something i did not expect, Viv sent him down 1 spot. There was some movement in the lower positions, with Joe Jordan making the biggest late season push, but overall there was not massive changes in the positions since October.
Interesting to point out here is the fact that both Gunnar and Rofus are managed by current GAMMA HOF manager Dom Jaehnke, where as Viv and Fernando are managed by another HOF manager in Whymer Van Mastodon who is favorite for the game's 2016 manager of the year.
A reminder how points are awarded:
+1 Per fight
+1 Per draw
+1 Fight of the night awards
+3 Per title fight/Super fight
+3 Per win
Here is the final top 9 standings (fighters with 70+ points only included):
Gunnar Steigelmann (196145) = 100 (UP 1)
Rufus McTearson (186694) = 95 (Down 1)
Viv Richards (168454) = 88 (UP 1)
Fernando Prado (181926) = 86 (Down 1)
Joe Jordan (196358) = 79 (UP 1)
Matt Quin (239220) = 78 (Up 1)
Joe "Big Shot" Gage (212536) = 78 (Up 1)
Stanly Williams (174422) 74 (=)
Oscar Boma (212771) = 74 (Down 4)
Gunnar will be awarded the end of the year trophy now.