First time I've ever been at the top tier of a game, ever. ANY game. Board, card, video, whatever.
I'll spare everyone the details but, dear God, it didn't look like it was going to happen. Three times (that I remember) I needed just one last win ... and three times I was batted away.
And then I got some luck at the end. Favorable matchups, decent card draw, etc. And on the final day of the season ...
I have peaked for life, clearly.