I never made it to top 10 - but came 3rd on the old strat 1v1 seasonal ladder which must mean I'm not that bad? :D Also I think I could take anyone on the old template (used to be able to at least, not sure about now since I'm very rusty)
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Best 1v1 Ladder player who's never reached #1: 3/10/2016 12:03:53
Yeon by a landslide I think. Widzisz and Krzychu can get silver and bronze in any order. BP is a valid option as well, but he was not as good as Yeon (I had both as teammates on the 2v2 so it's easy to compare).
Now for the worst player who took first place, I vote myself.
Best 1v1 Ladder player who's never reached #1: 3/30/2016 13:53:15
I personally would say Widzisz. He was one of the strongest opponents I've ever faced on Strategic 1v1, and it was quite surprising to me that he never took #1.
Yeon and Fath are also both very strong players who are good enough to not only take #1, but also hold it for a while. There's also a few more older players like Salah that I don't know as well, but from what I've heard of them, could have easily taken #1 if they had another (or first) shot at it. Dunga also comes to mind, as I believe that Timinator took #1 on his account, but dunga never actually did. Dunga was one of the most creative Strategic 1v1 players I've ever seen and was possibly the best at Strategic 1v1 when he retired, despite never taking #1.
Best 1v1 Ladder player who's never reached #1: 3/30/2016 22:47:20