He says he wants to work on his fysique in the offseason and that this was his last challenger. But I'm afraid he won't enter the AO directly if he stops playing now, and that's one of his goals. He should play 1 or 2 challengers to assure that goal.
he will enter the AO directly, he won't be out of the top 100 so he is a direct entrance. I guess he will be climbing cause other guys will lose some points