XKI Summer Olympics: Closing Ceremonies Jul 4, 2020 0:47:38 GMT -5 Markanite, Paffnia, and 13 more like this
Post by HumanSanity on Jul 4, 2020 0:47:38 GMT -5
It is time, after a little over a month of competition, to wrap up the XKI Summer Olympics with our closing ceremonies.
After tallying the final points, I want to congratulate Team ALEN for a clean win with 525 points. Congratulations as well to Team ALEN's MVP and superstar Team Leader THX1138, who personally earned 143 of those points.
As a reward for their victory, 30 Legendary trading cards will be raffled off to the members of Team ALEN and 500,000 Tacos will be distributed evenly among Team ALEN's forum members. Congratulations to Team ALEN! Despite an early deficit, in the later stages of the competition they held a consistent lead and took home the win.
Congratulations to Team Fleeb on earning 2nd place with 396 points. Team Fleeb will receive 10 Legendary Trading cards and split 100,000 Tacos.
Commiserations to Team Anime Daisuki on their last place finish, although still earning a solid 339 points. The dedication and perseverance displayed by many of Team Anime Daisuki's members was truly laudable and I hope everyone had fun and made friends along the way. Five legendary cards will be raffled off to Team Anime Daisuki's members.
Over the next few days, trading card and Taco winnings will be distributed to all of the competitors. Every WA forum-side nation who participated in the event will receive a free Epic NS Trading card in addition to our Legendary card winners. Trading card winners and the cards they've been awarded can be found in the main spreadsheet in the raffle tab.
As we close up, I want to ask that people take a moment to answer the exit survey that we've put together. This will provide useful information and feedback for future Cultural Office staff to improve events: forms.gle/iJugmYqVzJJKcmo5A
On a personal note, I thoroughly enjoyed running this event! The event is probably one of my proudest accomplishments in NationStates in over nine years of playing and I'm warmed by the positive reception it received. It is my hope that this event served as a shining example of the kind of community we have built here in 10000 Islands, helped integrate new members into our community, and fostered new friendships and connections. Everyone played their part, but the way that some of our members, especially our newer members, lept at the opportunity to participate and take on leadership roles never ceased to amaze me! This event demonstrated to me conclusively that we are a vibrant region on the up and up with even greater things to come.
I have to thank a few people:
I want to thank Markanite for having faith in me as Cultural Officer and giving me all the space and tools I needed to make my crazy ideas happen. Mark's openness to contributions and ideas is part of what ensures this region's continued success, and it is my hope that this open minded approach to new ideas will keep the region moving forward.
I want to thank our card farmers Constantinolia, Klick Klack, and Free Las Pinas for their help in collecting awards. They took some of the weight off of my back and helped with the give aways for the event. I also want to thank praetor, DGES, 9003, and Feu de Glace for selflessly supporting our cards program and helping guide me through the process of setting it up and HN67 for providing coding support to the cards program.
I want to thank our Team Leaders THX1138, Control, Kuriko, Anisopterra, and Eastern New England for providing excellent team leadership and Louisistan for providing me advice that helped shape the event.
I want to thank Wille-Harlia and Paffnia for helping run events--the Jeopardy! and Nation Creation Contest were both highly attended events and the two of them stepping up took a few things off my plate.
Lastly, I want to thank Grea Kriopia. A few months ago, GK sent me a PM about an idea for an event with live board games which never went anywhere. But she showed a certain instinct and determination that I wanted to cultivate. Since then, she's taken a major role in Cultural Office operations including being my primary assistant in running this event, providing me with copious amounts of operational and emotional support throughout the event. A few days ago I announced I would be stepping back as Cultural Officer soon. Today, with Mark's permission, I'm proud to announce that Grea Kriopia will be taking over for me. She's well equipped for the job, having received hands on training helping with this event, and has all the skills she needs to take over. Leaving the Cultural Office is not an easy decision for me, but it is one I make confident in GK's ability to carry it forward.
And with that, the Olympic torch is extinguished. Thank you to all the competitors and I hope everyone had fun