Season 6 of The Ultimate Writer started with 12 Content Creators and for the first time in a while, more than half were newbies to TUW & The Scrap. The season had tons of twists and turns, per usual, and it was a rapid fire season so contestants had to evolve to the ever-changing landscape of the competition. We also added some TUW Veterans in the mix to make things fun.
The Vets were extremely seasoned to the competition and brought forth crazy stats that no one knew until the very start of the competition. We had creators who won TUW 3x, contestants who have been in every season ever, and even some who were in the finale before.
But we had hungry newbies to match the energy, leading to the best and most competitive season we have ever had. Both of our finalist kicked ass from the very beginning, beating out some of the very best and taking out some of the early front runners in dominating fashion.
See the results for TUW 34 below…
Kyle Dimond vs. Anik Subramanian vs. Katie Vega vs. Austin Luff
The finale began on October 16th, almost a month ago. Our final four had to continue until the final content creator was standing. On paper, it was the most stacked finale we’ve ever had and it featured four active creators creating new content every week. We had an idea for the finale, until the finale started playing out. So originally, we were going to eliminate a new person every week. But we eliminated one, and then the actual final round would begin as a triple threat.
Eliminated: Austin Luff
Once we had our final three, we knew it had to be the last matchup. Everyone worked incredibly hard this season, so it was awesome to see a veteran vs. two newbies fighting for the crown of The Ultimate Writer. Going into the finale, Katie had 577 views, Anik had 521 views, and Kyle had 156 views.
Kyle Dimond vs. Anik Subramanian vs. Katie Vega
The finale was off to a huge start and allowed the creators to create original content in the following categories: An Article, Joint Article, Video & Reel/Short.
As Kyle was just starting to find his groove, Anik widened the gap between the two view-wise. It got to the point where Kyle was getting left behind because though Katie was also behind, the gap wasn’t as large. We wish Kyle continued, because some of the advantages could have gotten him much closer. But nonetheless, he decided to concede and eliminate himself…
Conceded: Kyle Dimond
We knew, what Katie Vega brings to the table, winning 3 seasons, 2 back-to-back, including the first-ever tag team season. She’s the Queen and no one has proven to be as strategic and adaptable as she has been…
…that is until Anik Subramanian joined the team. Anik put out quality content after quality content. He adapted well, studied the competition and tried new things throughout each week to beat out 10 other talented creators in his rookie season. He’s contributed to the BKFC wing of the site that was lacking attention and has started to get tons of eyes to tune in. It has been a while since a newbie has made such a big splash, but to see Anik in the finale is no surprise.
So in the very end we get The Rookie vs. The Veteran. Three seasons later, Katie is in the same spot, but on the other side of things. Can she stop the insane start Anik had in the finale and block him from his first TUW win? Or does the newbie get it done in his first season ever?
Anik Subramanian vs. Katie Vega
To kick off the dramatics of revealing the finale stats and crown a winner, we’ll start with the ARTICLES.
- Anik kicked off the finale RIGHT AWAY, wasting no time with publishing his Jimmie Rivera interview. Between both weeks, he was able to gather a total of 86 views on the written portion.
- Katie Vega was a slow starter for the first time ever in TUW, publishing her first piece at the tail end of the first week. Her article on Ricco Rodriguez was able to gather 22 views over the course of both weeks.
JOINT ARTICLES were also eligible in the finale.
- Katie was the first to get hers published, a piece she asked Joey to collaborate on. It was a follow up to her most read article on The Scrap, identifying Puerto Rican fighters. Though it’s starting to gain traction now, it was able to accumulate a total of 138 views.
- Anik was able to get his go-to tag team partner when it comes to collaborating and published his UFC 295 predictions with Mishal. Though it was published a little late in the game, it was able to gather a total of 68 views.
Next up were REELS/SHORTS, which the majority of views came from. It made things VERY INTERESTING.
- Anik got his MASSIVE LEAD from his Jiri/Alex piece that was published on IG & YouTube. It gathered 13.6k views on IG and 9,718 views on YouTube leading to a TOTAL of 23,318 views. Add in the views they carried over from the first round, Anik has a total of 23,993.
- Katie took the simple route with her YouTube/IG Reel publishing hers much later in the game. It ended up getting 1,196 views on IG and 4,651 on YouTube, leading to a TOTAL of 5,847 views. Add in the views they carried over from the first round, Katie has a total of 6,584.
But we cannot forget how the ADVANTAGES came into play…
This is where things got very very interesting, because this is where being the veteran is an advantage in itself. Katie being in this predicament in every TUW she was part of, truly made the difference.
- Anik at first chose to eliminate views from someone. But then he second guessed it and decided he wanted the chance to double his views and further his lead. It ended up allowing him to double his ARTICLE views. It brought him up to 24,079 views.
- Katie chose to eliminate views from someone else which made so much sense being in 2nd place. It ended up allowing her to eliminate Anik’s IG views from his Jiri reel, which put a huge dent in his total views, bringing Anik down to 10,479 Views.
But let’s not forget about the BONUSES too:
- Anik’s bonus allowed him to create another Reel/Short. His Conor piece added an additional 989 views. So it boosted him up to 11,468 views.
- Katie’s bonus allowed her to include a previous Article & Reel/Short made during this season of TUW. The pieces she chose (Paulo/Khamzat Reel & Mercedes Article) gave her a total of 4,372 views to add. It boosted her up to 10,956 views.
Lastly, were the YOUTUBE VIDEOS…
- Anik’s Jimmie Rivera interview. At 12am today, it garnered 95 views. Leaving him with a total of 11,563 for the entire finale.
- Katie published a video during UFC 295 that started to really gain traction the day after. It’s on the up as we speak, however at 12am today, it had 747 views, leaving Katie with a total of 11,703.
Winner of TUW Season 6: Katie Vega
Katie becomes the first ever 4x TUW winner in history, extending her insane run of wins. Not only does it further cement her as one of the best creators on The Scrap, it shows that sometimes you just need to be given a chance. Katie won her first season and became an official member on staff with zero experience. Look at her now…