KLONDIKE, CP Army Headquarters – Today we bring back a fan-favorite, immensely popular column “The Next Leader”! Every week, we interact with one of the future leaders of our community. Today we talk to Echo, a current Grand Prior in Templars. Who is Echo and what should we expect from him?
Echo joined the community way back in 2015 as a troop in the Blue Miners Army. The Miners community helped him learn the basics of CP Armies. Although he took part in the community before 2015, he did not involve himself until he joined the Miners. Fast forwarding one year later, he enlisted in the Ice Warriors. However, he soon retired from armies altogether because CPA got a bit boring for him. In 2019, he started playing Club Penguin Online and Xing attempted to recruit him into Templars.. and of course, he said yes! During his first few months with Templars, he was inactive. However, after a while, he took a massive interest in CPA. He attended many events and began recruiting and grinding for the HCOM ranks. But he never thought that there would come a day when he becomes a Grand Prior.
In December 2019, he received the title of Grand Prior. However, his tenure met an early death in January 2020 when he got into a fight with some other HCOM members. He lost all of his roles and received a 6 month ban. During those 6 months, he mostly army hopped, trying to find a place that could fill the void left behind by his family – the Templars. He began developing a CPPS called Penguin Remix. Somewhere around that time, the Templars were defaced. Due to them needing new members, Echo’s CPPS partnered with the army and thus Echo rejoined the Templars.
After Penguin Remix shutdown, Xing DMed him to ask him to come home to the Templars. He returned for a Leader In Training rank. After months of hard work and devotion, he was once again named Grand Prior. He helped the army max 40+ alongside his colleague Racecar4. As per Echo, Xing truly mentored him and taught him how to lead an army in a way that nobody ever has. Some people may see him as “Xing’s lapdog”, but Echo has a strong bond with him and the other Templars. He sees them as his family, because they have been there for him in his worst moments. He states that “The people I work with I’d risk anything to ensure that they are safe”. Recently, he received the title of Templars Legend in the army for his achievements.
CP Army Headquarters reached to Echo for an exclusive interview about his thoughts on leadership.
If you became leader tomorrow, what is the first thing you would change about the army?
The way people rank up, I feel like it’s a bit too fast
What has been one of your favorite memories within Templars?
Honestly there are too many for me to pick a favorite, but the one that comes to my head right now would be the time that Xing was screaming in General VC at HCOM for doing stupid things (I don’t remember why he was mad) and a random troop joined the VC and Xing switched to a wholesome guy in 0.1 seconds. I remember we were laughing our butts off that whole night.
Where do you see yourself in the future? Do you have any army goals until then?
I see myself more experienced and more committed and most definitely more mature and in Templars still. My biggest goal right now in CPA is to become a CPA Legend. I will probably not accomplish that in 3 months but I am gonna push towards it.
What is one thing you want the community to know?
Don’t ever let someone decide your future.. just because they can’t do something does not mean you can’t as well. People will see you as a friend till they see you as a competition once you are a competition they will hate you and you need to close off all negative feedback and work on yourself and yourself only.
Echo is certainly experienced and ready to take up leadership in the future. He plans to make the community within his army stronger. With Templars as his home, he plans on staying as long as possible and keep that family relationship going.
What do YOU think? Does Echo have what it takes it be the next Templars leader? Let us know your thoughts down below!
CP Army HQ Reporter