Three days into qualifications incredible typing speeds are being registered for a chance at a piece of the largest prize pool in competitive typing history
The Ultimate Typing Championship, the search for the fastest typist in the world, is off to a blazing start with typists setting the bar for qualifying for the competition extremely high. Three days into qualifications there are a number of familiar names that are off to an early lead in solidifying their place in the top 25 competition, including the current champion, Sean Wrona who is currently ranked in 4th place.
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The early and most dominant leader in the qualification round has been the US racer chak, who was unknown until he burst onto the typing scene a few years ago with speeds that have been near impossible to match. Boasting a top 30 race qualifying average of 200.0 WPM on just 62 qualification races with a high speed of 233.0 WPM, chak is clearly leading the field with his mind-blowing speed.
The current 2nd place racer is izzy from Israel, who is carrying a 196.5 WPM average during the qualification round. Even with this super-human average, izzy is still off pace with the leader with 4 days to go. While it will be tough for racers to catch up to chak or izzy, who currently have substantial leads, it is too early to count on anything.
The 3rd and 4th positions are currently very close, both with a 190 WPM as of a few minutes ago, and now the reigning champ, Sean, moving up to the 3rd spot with a new average of 193.4 WPM. Shazzy, now with a 190.4 WP average and 3.6 seconds ahead of the next fastest racer is famous for using 3-4 fingers while he types, and also for using a standard laptop keyboard.
Who to Watch
With a minimum average speed of 175 WPM likely needed to break into the top 25, only the fastest typists stand a chance of qualifying and winning a Das Keyboard 4 Professional. The top ten leaders are now posting average speeds of over 177 words-per-minute, causing people to scratch their heads as to how this is even possible.
There are a number of typists that are likely to shake up the rankings before qualifications close at midnight on Sunday, August 9th. A few of the top typists have yet to join the competition, such typist is Michael Deroche, who boasts a 180 WPM non-quit average on other competitive typing sites. Another extremely fast typist, Bailey, is one of the youngest typists at the age of 15 and has a 175 WPM non-quit average.
Other competitors to watch during qualifications include Foggy, who just a few hours ago was towards the bottom of the leaderboard was then battling edwin from New Zealand for the 10th spot, and who has since moved into 8th position. Keep an eye on 365days, currently in 21st position as well as PicklePower in 23td as they currently hold top 10 global average speeds on Typrx.com, which include abandoned races. Another dark horse to keep an eye on is jtitor, who has the 9th fastest speed in the hall of fame on Typrx.com at 199.7 WPM, but who is currently out of the top 25 qualifiers in 27th place with just 24 qualifying races. Andreaak is rounding out the field in the 25th spot and would be a clear winner for any Italian language speed typing competition. Will enough English typing tests get andreaak to the Ultimate Typing Championship? Only time will tell.
Top 25 Leaderboard as of Wednesday, 6:45 pm CST:
With so many talented typists in the field, not all could be mentioned. Rankings are changing every hour, for up-to-date rankings view the live leaderboard
|1||chak||United States||200.0 WPM|
|3||arenasnow||United States||193.4 WPM|
|5||Adamsky||United Kingdom||186.0 WPM|
|7||eiko||United Kingdom||179.0 WPM|
|8||Foggy||United States||179.0 WPM|
|9||angelo||United States||178.4 WPM|
|10||Conspyre||United States||177.7 WPM|
|11||edwin||New Zealand||177.4 WPM|
|13||GMU_Oats||United States||175.8 WPM|
|15||John||United States||175.2 WPM|
|16||jessegarcia||United States||175.2 WPM|
|17||typer_unknown||United States||175.0 WPM|
|18||Vielle||United States||174.8 WPM|
|19||wilburt||United States||174.4 WPM|
|20||LeSirH||United States||174.2 WPM|
|21||365days||United States||173.4 WPM|
|22||JelaniNelson||United States||172.8 WPM|
|23||PicklePower||United States||172.7 WPM|