Before the 2022 WPT Tampa series ended, Clemen Deng locked up the top spot as the WPT Player of the Festival. Four players had a shot at the title as the penultimate night was rounding down.
Clyde Maliauka was leading the race with Brock Wilson (at the Championship final table), AJ Kelsall (deep in the $5K), and Deng (in the $10K High Roller) trying to chase him down.
Deng went on to win the $10,000 High Roller Tuesday evening and locked up the title. Even with a win in the Championship, Wilson would fall short, and a $5K win by Kelsall would give him the same amount of points as Deng, but he would finish second based on tiebreakers.
Deng cashed three times during the series; in addition to the High Roller win, he also finished second in $1,700 NLH Event 17 and fifth in $2,200 Event 19.
He earned a $1,100 WPT Prime Passport and another WPT trophy.