SNOW STORM, CPAN Headquarters – Welcome back everybody to another edition of This Week in CPA History! This week, we recap the retirement of one of the most influential people to ever touch the media side of the community: Woton.
For those who are unaware, Woton is the founder of Club Penguin Army Central: the most influential and longest-lasting news source for Club Penguin armies. He created the website sometime in July, 2009 and assumed the Chief Executive Officer role for the first two years of its’ lifetime.
Club Penguin Army Central was so successful that despite closing down in early 2017 due to Club Penguin’s closure, many of its’ unique ideas and focuses are still present in Club Penguin media today. Woton created the very first Top Ten, something that has become a staple in the community and something many armies and troops look forward to every Sunday. Woton and CPAC also revolutionised the way army news reads and presents, and the style is still used today.
Outside of Club Penguin Army Central, Woton has also had, albeit brief, stints in armies’ leaderships. Leading the Fire Warriors, Nachos and his very own Military Penguins to high places on his Top Ten. All of this, the work in armies and founding and running of Club Penguin Army Central allowed him to become a Club Penguin Army Legend – a title only held by 79 individuals as of the writing of this post.
However, all good things must come to an end and on this week in CPA History, on August 17th, 2011, Woton announced a permanent (but not really) retirement from the community. Woton cited the main factor of his retirement as since he was retiring two weeks after anyway, he was as well doing it now and handing over CEO to somebody else. After his retirement, Kingfunks4 and Bluesockwa2 took the helm. Both of these individuals are amongst the most well renowned media personalities, even today.
Woton truly created something incredible on that day in July of 2009. Club Penguin Army Central played a significant role in the community during it’s time, and still influences news websites to this day. If it were not for Woton & CPAC, I do doubt that any of us would be here today.
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