Seventeen of thirty-two remaining contestants advance, with Cas Liber again leading the round
The third round of the WikiCup competition has finished in a flurry of last-minute activity, with 288 points being required to qualify for round 4. It was a hotly competitive round with all but four of the contestants exceeding the 106 points that was necessary to proceed to round 4 last year. Coemgenus and Freikorp tied on 288, and both have been allowed to proceed, so round 4 now has one pool of eight competitors and one of nine.
Round 3 saw the achievement of a 26-topic featured topic by MPJ-DK as well as five featured lists and 13 featured articles. PanagiotisZois and SounderBruce achieved their first ever featured articles. Carbrera led the GA score with 10, Tachs achieved 17 DYKs and MBlaze Lightning 10 In the news items. There were 167 DYKs, 93 GARs and 82 GAs overall; this last figure exceeds the number of GAs in round 2, when twice as many people took part. Even though contestants performed more GARs than they achieved GAs, there was still some frustration at the length of time taken to get articles reviewed.
Rocky Romero was one of three GA's for MPJ-DK (submissions) that helped them greatly. However, what really sealed the deal on their sixth place finish was ten points for each one of the twenty-six articles in a featured topic.
This WikiCup has been a very high paced one, with 33 FAs, 216 GAs, 14 FLs, 26 FTs, 15 GTs, 499 DYKs, 71 ITN, and 377 GARs. In this section, we pay tribute to the leaders in every section, even if they are no longer competing.