With the year officially drawing to a close, the Club Penguin Armies administration are proud to announce the Person of the Year 2022.
CPA Central first launched Person of the Year back in 2012, where it ran annually until their closure in 2016. The title took a hiatus until 2020, when Club Penguin Army Hub decided to bring the prestigious title back. Throughout the last ten years, the community has witnessed individuals such as Badboy and Flipmoo win the title, with Crazzy and Xing being our most recent winners. Essentially, Person of the Year focuses on the person that as been spoken about most throughout the year, in addition to community wide impact. Although, it must be highlighted that the impact can indeed be both positive and negative. The winner of Person of the Year does not have had to change our community for the better, nor move it in a new direction. Person of the Year is the one who everyone has been talking about the most.
Before we proceed with the five runner-ups and the official ‘Person of the Year’, I would like to highlight some of the names that were considered for the post but did not quite make it. Honourable mentions included Calgo, ACP Leader, Link3000, RPF Leader and Max, Ex CPA Administrator. However, only five individuals could be included in the post. I think that everyone can certainly agree that our Person of the Year for 2022 most definitely deserves it.
Furthermore, I would like to thank Dino for our amazing Person of the Year Graphics, they truly are amazing.
The runner ups have been ordered alphabetically.
The Vigorous Viking
Crazzy joined the CPA community in June 2019 as a troop in the Rebel Penguin Federation. Racing through the ranks, she joined RPF’s staff team in September, where later in December, she was promoted to third-in-command, where she began to have a keen interest in army affairs and wanted to contribute more to RPF. However, her most significant contribution was the notable Defense of Tuxedo against Chaos during World World Rewritten. In addition, leading RPF to a victory in CPAM’s Premier League tournament, Crazzy’s already impressive achievements that were only the beginning of her blooming career. Crazzy was promoted to leader in early June of 2020, to lead alongside her co-leader Cosmo, where together they would lead a golden era of RPF.
Immediately she sprang into action by leading RPF into victory against Ice Warriors during an intense Legends Cup X semi-finals battle, then winning the Legends Cup X Title against Help Force, maxing a total of 162+ during the finals round. Following the tournament, she served as a vital member in forming the Black Ice Alliance with Ice Warriors and Dark Warriors. Crazzy led alongside the other BIA leaders to mitigate the New Dawn Alliance, successfully captured the Doritos of CP capital of Summit, and won the war. Crazzy added various victories to her resume, including winning the Fright or Fight Tournament against Army of Club Penguin, the Black Seas War against Water Vikings, and the Christmas Chaos finals against Ice Warriors, followed by her retirement in early January. Crazzy’s contributions have allowed her to obtain multiple awards, such as 2020 Army Legend, RPF Legend, and she received the community’s most prestigious award of CPAH’s Person of the Year Award.
To call Templars an army isn’t quite right, Xing through both lunacy and genius has morphed Templars from an army into his own cult. Every troop knows Xing, they want to talk to Xing, they want to impress Xing, they want to embody Xing and his persona. Perhaps through puerility or sheer cunning, Xing has developed an uncanny ability to connect with the modern day recruit leading to a bulk of Templar forces being made up of the “Roblox recruits”. Every single new recruit is exposed to Xing and his methodology, he is constantly talking to them for hours upon hours as his charismatic persona charms them into attending for the army. When Xing starts a new trend they all copy and like a plague it spreads across the community. xd nice.
Two changes Xing made to Templars have stuck with me as majorly influential in Templars’ success. The first being the meaninglessness of ranks. Ranks mean nothing in Templars, all you are is a servant of the Emperor. Conceptually it’s always been understood that higher ranks should be hard to attain, come with prestige and to be earned through passion yet Templars flips the script. Anyone can join for anything, there is nothing to it. Secondly, with the ranks being inconsequential, Xing decided to flip the narrative on the armies High Command chat and expose extremely low ranks to it. As of writing, currently after role addition, 135+ people have access to the High Command chat. This gets people involved extremely early on, giving them a sense of importance.
Similarly to last year, this year has been full of controversy for Xing continuing to battle allegations of all kind from those in the community however his addiction and love for Templars has not wavered for a moment. Everyday no matter the day he is there, a new speech is here, a new initiative has begun, another war is on the horizon. There is never a moment he is not thinking about Templars and the next move. Whether it be calculated or just plain stupidity, the passion and desire to see another Templar victory is the addiction and is done by whatever means necessary. Focally it is impossible not to look upon Xing and Templars as the centrepiece of armies and is a complete tribute to his success that the Emperor once again stands alone at the top, with another year of dominance behind him.
-Popcorny, Templars Advisor
And so the Person of the Year 2022 comes to a close, as we say goodbye to a chaotic year. Throughout the last few weeks, the administration team have been involved in numerous discussions to be able to narrow down the list to just six individuals, but we feel that these are the people that have been the most spoken about this year. 2022 has most certainly been a difficult year as we bid farewell to Club Penguin Rewritten and once again joined together under a unified league. We look forward to seeing what 2023 will bring. From everyone here at CPA, we would like to wish you a Happy New Year!