no no, Holsten lost 5 StarRealms finals before winning for the first time
he took all those losses with humor, i can say.
but well, losing 5 finals in a row means having reached 5 finals in a row.
so not too bad.
and yes, i'm sure you knew that quite well and were just kidding
and i can confirm that Holst did not read SW rules nor a single card text (before playing), chose Fallen Kingdom just because he always liked to play the Undead in Heroes of Might & Magic 3, did not play the tutorial and went to battle with the standard deck
so he must have been just a lucky guy.