Having recently returned to the community, the Tormentors of Club Penguin suddenly announced their closure in a surprising move. What were the reasons that led to this unfortunate event?
The Tormentors were founded in 2014 by Sam, Zambi, and Simmonds2000 (also known as Arceus1296). While the initial generation of the army has limited historical records, Ay12, and Toxic Storm led its revival in August. The army held its reopening event on August 27th, maxing 12. With Ninja Leader receiving a promotion and Ay12 retiring, the army faced some leadership changes. Unfortunately, throughout its second generation, the Tormentors struggled to leave the lower positions of the Top Ten, with the ninth place being their highest placing. However, the army did have enough potential to grow.
On October 14th, Toxic Storm announced his retirement from the army, as he wanted to focus on his own project, the Coup Crusaders. This announcement was quickly followed by Ninja Leader announcing his retirement, leaving the army with no leaders. The latter then stated that he would be shutting down the army.
Club Penguin Armies attempted to reach out to Ninja Leader in order to gather his account on Tormentors’ shutdown. However, he was not comfortable with sharing his views. Therefore, we sat down with Toxic Storm to learn more about this event.
What circumstances led to Tormentors’ closure?
It started with me deciding to retire and leave it in Ninja leader’s hands, but he didn’t feel like he can handle leading alone, so he shut it down a minute after i officially retired. i had to leave to work on something i wanted to do, but it is what it is, and Ninja is the only person who could have kept the army going after my departure.
What do you believe it could have been done to improve the army?
We all could have put more effort into the army, but certain circumstances didn’t allow us to move forward. Basically everyone had something to do in real life, some members didn’t get along with each other. That’s probably most of it