The first round of The Ultimate Writer Season 6 has officially ended… TUW 29 featured pivotal first-round matchups; some that were chosen due to an advantage the creator had, or by AI. The winners of this round will determine the two groups of creators and set the tone for the rest of the season.
If you don’t already know, The Ultimate Writer is a competition that features 12 of the best combat sports content creators around the world in a competition where views matter. Winners this season are determined weekly and for this first round, each contestant’s highest viewed piece of content went head-to-head to determine the week’s winner.
The Scrap staff participating in TUW Season 6 will be competing for the grand prize of $50.
See the results for TUW 29 below…
Katie Vega (131 views) def. Mishal Shuhaiber (74 views) via third-round Submission
Mishal Shuhaiber really stepped up to the plate this round, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to beat the reining queen, Katie Vega. With the win, Katie secures her spot in the winner’s circle. Mishal will join the losers and will have to fight to stay in the competition. The crazy thing about this round is Mishal chose to face Katie, who has won TUW three times. Katie would have lost if it wasn’t for her 100 views advantage… Mishal may be new to the site, but he has tons of potential and already produces quality content. We’ll see how he does in Round 2.
Austin Luff (3,590 views) def. Marcos Antelo (379 views) via first-round TKO
The new content king, Austin Luff, is back at it again. Ever since finding his niche on The Scrap, Austin has been a BIG problem for content creators on TUW. Not only does he get crazy views, he had the highest viewed piece of content this week. As for Marcos, he has all the potential in the world to win this entire competition. When it comes to quality, his content is second to none. Once he finds his footing in this competition, others should worry. Sadly, he lost to the current best in the competition, so the next round will be very interesting.
Kyle Dimond (108 views) def. Lee Brown (38 views) via first-round Submission
Upset alert! Kyle Dimond is the first newbie to get a win in the first round. To do it, he had to take on The Scrap veteran, Lee Brown. Lee started off strong with his Boxing article on the sport’s resurgence, but it was Kyle’s YouTube content that did the trick after interviewing our very own, Ben Davis. We know Lee can bounce back strong. As for Kyle, the next round will be a tough one… So let’s see what happens when he’s up against other winners.
Jake Noecker (2,500 views) def. Asad Shahid (92 views) via first-round TKO
Imagine getting a win and not having to do a damn thing? In legendary fashion, Jake Noecker’s advantage allowed him to clone Austin Luff’s view count for a day. Instead of him publishing interviews, he sat back and watched what everyone did this round. Asad Shahid ended up having a solid first round without having to use the advantage given. Though the views couldn’t compare to Jake’s, they would have beaten plenty of people if they didn’t have an advantage. So Round 2 will be very interesting… Jake may not be new to the site, but he is new to TUW. So that’s another win for the newbies!
Evan Mazotti (146 views) def. Juan Reneo (118 views) via Split Decision
Huge upset alert! Evan Mazotti defeated one of TUW’s best, Juan Reneo in a very close matchup. Evan has made his return to covering combat sports since joining the team a few weeks ago. To have to go up against Juan, who has really built a following on X, and win – is huge. We’re excited to see what he does in Round 2. Juan may have to fight his way back into the winner’s circle, but I’d bet that he will.
Anik Subramanian (133 views) def. Utkarsh Tiwari (23 views) via first-round Submission
Surprisingly, this was the only matchup involving two TUW newbies. Anik Subramanian got it done with his interview showcasing BKFC title challenger, Melanie Shah. He’s been a refreshing addition to The Scrap and has been producing some awesome content. Same goes for Utkarsh Tiwari, who had some fun articles this round. The only thing lacking was the promotion on social media, so once he masters that… He’ll be a problem in this competition.
Be on the lookout for surprises and twists in the next round. The competition is only getting started!
Which content creator do you think takes home the title of The Ultimate Writer?