I went through this thread in order to compile a list of all the ONEs throughout the history of WoA. Unfortunately I'm missing 3 winners: #44 (2nd half of January 2018), #45 (1st half of February 2018), and #47 (1st half of March 2018, also the first PvP tournament in the new season).
Yes. First season there were a bunch who had 22 saved battles from old format. Jin has fought all his so didn’t make leaderboard until second season. I do remember the same person won first and second season under new format.
Congrats to Lesterio, who cruised to an easy victory.
This was the second season with 5v6 and 5v7 spawns. Not many diamonds were spent by the top warlords, as many were leery of another glitchy season. Thankfully, the season was relatively glitch-free, with the exception of a few sessions which spawned clone armies.
Hurdles for competing Warlords included a change in spawn mechanism about 3 days in, courtesy of our intrepid dev team. Needless to say, competitive players were up in arms over this unannounced change.
This was followed shortly after by the download bug that had many players unable to enter the game for nearly a day. After that, the Blue Tiles of Misery bug affected our iOs players for a few spawn sessions.
Props to Alex, who had a phenomenal run with an army under 30k AP. That's some studly fighting!