The voting is in for the initial ANRPC ANR Hall of Fame (HOF). Before we get to the first class of inductees, let me start with four people who we decided should be auto-includes. They were all key contributors to the game's development, growth, and continuation. They should need no introduction, but, if you are unaware of their major contributions to ANR, please read the profiles for them on the link attached to this post.
Congratulations to these four for the past, present, and/or future ANR accomplishments. They are our first Honorary Members:
Cedric ‘Alsciende’ Bertolini
Konstantine 'db0' Thoukydides
Mihn 'mtgred' Tran
We posted a list of 32 possible HOF candidates, and opened up voting to the public. We received over 250 public votes, and over 32 votes from our Selection Commitee. Voting was extremely tight, yet had a fair amount of consistency. The Venn diagram encompassing both voting parties had a large cross-section, with 10 people showing up in the top 12 of both polls. Two remaining members were very close in both. Chris Hinkes polled very highly with the Selection Commitee, and also did well with the public voters. Jesse Marshall was a fan favourite, and the public voting pushed him over the top into the 12th spot. (Mihn scored very well in both polls; since we moved him to an Honorary Inductee, it opened an additional spot.)
Below is the initial ANRPC ANR HOF class. Please, visit the HOF page, if you haven’t, and read up on their achievements, and what their peers wrote about them. Congratulations to them!
Abram 'thebigboy' Jopp
Chris 'nemamiah' Dyer
Chris 'zeromus' Hinkes
Dan 'mediohxcore' D'argenio
Dave 'cerberus' Hoyland
Dien 'd1en' Tran
Jacob 'jakodrako' Morris
Scott 'spags' Pagliaroni
Timmy 'tmoiynmwg' Wong
To the rest of the nominees, congratulations to you for being noted, and you will remain on the list. The second wave of voting will come before Worlds, with another list of new nominees added to the remaining list.
Thanks to hermit for all of his work on the HOF site. It looks great, and has fantastic functionality. Also, thanks to all who participated! We appreciated your effort, and your voices.