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  1. New Blue

    The Everyday Heroes of KSI

    Many members in this community put on a uniform, and go to work not knowing whether or not they may come home that day. From police, fire, and EMS, each first responder faces many challenges related to the career. Although a lot of these challenges happen on the clock, most still continue after the sirens are gone. The challenges that most first responders encounter on the job teach them skills that translate into other parts of their lives, such as KSI. First responders are often seen as heroes, in reality, they’re just your normal everyday people. We put our clothes on and go to work every day just like anyone else. The only difference is the job that first responders do, they run into situations that most people would run from. From shootings, cardiac arrest, structure fire, or a simple head injury first responders see a lot on a daily basis. The traumatic calls, the tough times create a bond between first responders that often isn’t seen in other careers. There are times that first responders have to lean on each other because nobody else can understand. Through the good times and the bad, we love our job and wouldn’t want to do anything else. First responders wake up and go to work for the one thing, we like to help other people on their hardest days. Let’s meet, and listen to some of the experiences of a few of our first responders within KSI. KSI xTITANx 7-FA Co-Founder (Firefighter) What drove you to be a first responder? "Growing up I watched fire trucks pass by my mom's office, a kid I went to preschool with, her dad was a captain for the local fire department and getting to see the truck when he would come by. Then when I got older, a massive grass fire threatened the community I lived in to the point we almost had to be evacuated. I wanted to go through the academy provided by my local community college but I got scared by the difficulty of the EMT course and didn’t follow through. Fast forward about a decade and what really drove me to become a firefighter was after my brother's suicide. I decided I wanted to follow my dream of becoming a firefighter but still wanted to stay in the job I had. A friend of mine just so happened to be a volunteer firefighter and invited me to come out to a training night and check it out. I filled out my application and the rest is history. Almost 4 years later I’m still a firefighter with the same fire department, and I can’t imagine my life without it. The friends I’ve made, the bonds of brotherhood I’ve made, becoming baptized by fire, the lives I’ve touched because of this job. It’s a life I wouldn’t ever change." What is one thing you’ve learned while being a firefighter? "Pride. Taking pride in my work. Taking pride in my apparatus. Making sure they are clean and ready to go. To show our citizens that their trust in us is not misplaced. By taking pride in how we treat and care for our citizens as if they were our own family." KSI Fire728-Valkyrie LT (Firefighter) What drove you to be a first responder? “I’ve always wanted to be a firefighter/first responder since I was a kid. My father, uncle (mom's side) and grandfather did it. My uncle was the only one to make a career out of it and is now I believe a captain or chief. My grandfather and father, like me, were volunteers for a dept when they were younger. My mother was an EMT for a while before she changed career paths. So growing up in a family like that you get drawn towards it. I also just like the feeling of helping people. The feeling of an adrenaline rush when a house is on fire and you get called to put it out. Being a first responder, especially a volunteer, because you don't get paid for it is an experience because you risk your life every time you choose to go to a call. Yes as a volunteer you can choose what calls you go to but I like to go to as many as I can. Its really an eye awakening thing and makes you appreciate life even more because you see what can happen to you or someone you care about. At the end of the day, I love it. I love what I do. I love the man I became because of it. I don't wish what I see upon anybody. I've been fortunate that I haven't seen any fatalities yet. As much as I don't want someone to pass away I know that day will eventually come and nobody is ever prepared for it. Everyone reacts and handles the situation differently.” KSI Gordon-Hades SGT (Firefighter) Is there any particular lesson or trait you’ve learned as a first responder that has helped you in KSI? “Some traits from being a first responder that has helped me in KSI is being level headed and always trying to help people out whenever I can.” What drove you to be a first responder? “Well, what drove me to be a first responder is the stories that my dad and uncle would tell me as a kid. My dad was a chief in the same department I and my brother are both in today. Guess you can say it’s sort of a family thing.” From a first responder, the news team, and all of KSI, we’d like to thank all of our heroes for everything they do! Written by: KSI x Maze, Contributor Edited by: KSI New Blue
  2. New Blue

    Former 1st Captain/Gen of Krypton/Xenon TI Returns

    i sent a friend request on discord !
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    Former 1st Captain/Gen of Krypton/Xenon TI Returns

    Welcome back brother! i am gonna get you in contact with somebody asap
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    why YOU should join KSI... again

    Please message me on discord then! KSI New Blue#5555
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    why YOU should join KSI... again

    Okay, so you're thinking "why is blue posting something like this near the end of the forums" Well, that's a fair question. Here's the answer: KSI has been around since 2003. If you're reading this, odds are you are not in KSI at the moment. Today's members pretty much only use discord. There are very few reasons to hop on the forums today (besides the News). You have 1 of three opinions. 1. there is no reason to be in KSI or any other community. 2. KSI is not the way it used to be. 3. It is the next generation's turn to lead the community. So, while there may be some truth to those thoughts, allow me to break them down. 1. A community is a place to very easily find camaraderie. Whether you game solo, or with a small group, there are always places and times where you need one person to fit the position or niche you usually cannot find. KSI's members are so amazingly diverse that it's nearly guaranteed that we can help you out in that aspect. Even if you don't game anymore, we still have an entire Web Ops side. 2. You are completely correct. It is not. However, for good reason. Even only a couple years ago, KSI culture was dominated by seemingly impossibly responsibilities. If you were on News Team, you worked like a dog. If you were an officer, you recruited 4 or more people a week. Today's culture is 170% laxer. with one recruit good recruit a week, you could be successful. With only one graphic or news article every 2 weeks, you could still do well. Hell, the only way we can remove somebody for inactivity is after 30 days of silence on discord AND not playing with a KSI member. 3. Yeah. I could easily see how this makes sense, but if you look at it from a new perspective, you can see that we are not asking you to lead the community. In 2020 alone, Game x7, Anatomy, and Mizz Airy have made a return to help with the Wiki Team. Nex Addo and I run the team and would love you have YOU next. KSI Wiki Team: The goal of this team is to extract ALL the information from the KSI Forums. We are needing members that are wanting to preserve KSI's history throughout its 17 years. My contact info E-Mail: [email protected] Discord: KSI New Blue#5555 Xbox: KSI New Blue
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    KSIThePunisher

    This February KSI lost a great member. KSIThePunisher, rest in peace. “You never know what you have, until you lose it.” It is the sentiment that controlled the mood of Tuesday’s memorial meeting and game nights, with nearly a hundred attendees total. “He was a kind, nice, funny, loving, young man. It was last weekend we got married and began our lives together. He would always make sure that everyone I mean everyone else was happy before he took care of his own needs and wants, I witnessed him give multiple homeless people about $500 each so they could go get food, new clothes and whatever else they wanted. He honestly loved playing with you guys whenever he could. He made time to be around you guys, but he loved the outdoors.” -His Wife Victoria “He was playing D2 on pc for a short period, and he woke me up like 2 am (I am 6 hours ahead of est) to show me that the recluse had no recoil on pc it was so hilarious. He was so stoked about it and I was so tired, but in the end, we got a good laugh, and I’m happy we did. I’m gonna miss him. I think we all will.” -KSI_Cree “He was very important to me... When I first joined KSI I did not talk to anyone. He pulled me aside and talked to me about KSI and what it meant to be a part of KSI. He also started inviting me to game nights and introducing me to members. He taught me all about BO4 and the different weapons I knew nothing about. As we spent more time getting to know each other, he started teaching about the roles in KSI and how to rank up. He saw the potential I had as a leader and pushed me to rank up. He really meant a lot to me and I'm truly sorry he is gone.” -KSI Kush “Well, one of my favorites was when one time I was doing a Pit of Heresy run and it was before any of us figured out how to do any of it, so we kept jumping from symbol cave to symbol cave to find the right enemies and after 2 hours we pulled it off. then we got to the witches step and as much as we wanted to be serious about it, we kept knocking each other off, by accident at first, and then on purpose because by that point we were all crying from laughter because we didn’t know you could do that. and then when we finally finished that part, we got to the ogre caves, and at the worst time, we would block the shortcuts into caves to get each other killed because that got us laughing so hysterically I think at least 2 of us peed a little bit. Then we got serious, figured out the way through, got to the knight boss, and we were him down to one shot, and to finish it he and the other guy shot rockets at him but before they could hit I tweeted my body with a thunder crash and killed the boss and myself in an electrical blaze of glory, and all started laughing to tears again. it's one of my favorite memories of playing and hanging out with him, and I feel it shows just how happy and humorous he was.”-KSI_Zangestu Even though I personally only spoke to him once, he still sent me a DM every couple of months, only to ask how I was doing, or what I was up to. It was certain, through his words and actions, that he cared greatly about the community and its members. Although he’s gone, he will never be forgotten. “It is not the length of life, but the depth of life.” -Ralph Waldo Emmerson
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    Video Games for 2020

    In 2019 we were given a wide variety of blockbuster titles of video games. We got Ace Combat 7, The Outer Worlds, The Division 2, and many more. At E3 and many other expos games were announced as well as delays from 2019 to 2020. As we get close to 2020 let us take a gander at the games coming out and some details. Watch Dogs: Legion (XBOX 1, PS4, PC) - March 20th Near future London has turned into a hackers nightmare after a group who utilized control of London via the CToS system. Its now time for the hacktivist group Dedsec to free the citizens and by doing this it will be YOUR job to gather a resistance. This video game will feature the ability to control other characters which can be lost permanently through various methods forcing the player to play as someone else. Don’t forget not everyone is a fan of Dedsec and will support your enemies. Gather the resistance and free London! Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) - March 20th Grab your bags and hop on the plane as you continue your next adventure with your animal neighbors in the new game brought to you by Nintendo. The long-awaited casual sim for the series is finally out. Fish, hunt bugs, plant flowers, decorate your space, and much more! Up to 18 players can play at once on one person’s island. So grab that switch get your tickets! Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4, XBOX 1, Stadia, PC) - April 16th Imagine corporations deciding and controlling laws created in the country and state now place your self in futuristic California. You play as, V a mercenary whose looking to make a name for themself in Night City. A robust character making and decisions you make in the game will affect the grand scheme of things. Martin Blacha, CD Projekt Red’s plot director, spoke to ‘Inn: Poland’ which was later translated via VGC, “From a creator’s perspective, Cyberpunk 2077 is a story about heroes in opposition to the world, and that world itself is one of the heroes as well.” It is also to be said that the game contains multiple volumes of dialogue. Microsoft Flight Simulator (XBOX 1, PC) - In the Year 2020 Its time to explore petabytes of information and make a flight, show yourself the world. Expect thousands of different airports, flowing waters, roaming landscapes, and much more as you plot yourself flight plans. Weather will also be a factor for example at E3 it was said that if it was raining in real life you will also get to experience that in the game itself. Halo Infinite (XBOX) - Holiday 2020 Master Chief is back! The game sets with our favorite protagonist right after Halo 5 outside of that we do NOT know much about the plot but were given a teaser trailer at E3 2018. Keep your ears to the ground and your eyes on the web as more information will be released the sooner we get closer to the release date. Written by Nex Addo, Senior Writer
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    A Year In the Life of KSI 2019

    As we approach 2020, it would only be natural to reflect on our 2019. Oh, what a roller coaster we’ve had this year. We’ve cried tears of sadness and joy. We split squads, merged squads, split a division, and merged a division. Our gains and losses have given KSI one of its most dynamic years ever. At the very start of the year, KSI JT 7 and KSI Kered 7 inducted 3 outstanding leaders into the KSI Hall of Fame. Congratulations to KSI Chaoticz 7, KSI_Johnson_7, and KSI POSEIDON 7! Additionally, starting the year, the PS4 division Fatal Genesis, the longest lasting division at the time, split to create Infinite Reality under the leadership of KSI Rivers 7, KSI_Johnson_7, KSI POSEIDON 7, and KSI Icespot 7 on January 26th. Consequently, KSI_Johnson_7 was promoted to Director of both divisions. At the end of the month, KSI POSEIDON 7 was promoted to the Director of Education in KSI. “With Poseidon, I think we’ve found a person that can elevate education to the point that hasn’t been done before.” -KSI Kered 7 The same day, KSI Heroiism 7 was promoted to the Founder of Fallen Angels. Near the beginning of February, the 3 Divisional Representatives to the Board of Leaders were elected. KSI xREDDOGx for Fallen Angels, KSI 7th Seraph for Infinite Reality, and KSI-DRAMAMAMA-7 for Fatal Genesis. On February 11th, the community was hit with a huge announcement. KSI Kered 7 would be retiring as Executive Director of KSI come May. In his article, Kered let us know that he would be nominating KSI Elderpoot 7 as his successor. At the end of February, KSI Heroiism 7 was promoted to Division Leader by KSI Elderpoot 7. Early March, brought some needed change to the Fallen Angels’ leadership. KSI BIG JOHN 7 was moved to Founder of FA, and KSI Chaoticz 7 was promoted to Co-Founder over Valkyrie and Judgement. On March 9th, KSI_Johnson_7 was promoted from Director to Senior Director by KSI Kered 7 and KSI Elderpoot 7. “Johnson has been an integral part of the KSI team, and I couldn’t be more proud of his, and all of KSI’s growth and performance over the past year.” -KSI Elderpoot 7 KSI Icespot 7 took Johnson’s previous spot as Director over the PS4 Divisions. Unfortunately for the entire community, on April 1st, KSI Elderpoot 7 let everyone know that he would have to step down from his position as Operations Director due to the overbearing workload he had been enduring. He planned on having KSI Koda 7 step in at the end of the month. After around 8 hours, Elder let us know that it was only an April Fools joke and that he would be staying Operations Director for the foreseeable future. Thank God. On a much more serious note, April 25th brought us heartbreaking news. KSI Atlantis 7 had passed away. Atlantis was a Co-Founder in Fatal Genesis and was involved in AAP, Internal Affairs, and Education. “He exemplified the qualities we look for in a KSI member. The time and effort he has put into this community will echo for years along with our memories of him.” -KSI Kered 7 The next day, KSI JT 7 and KSI Kered 7 inducted Atlantis into the KSI Hall of Fame, the highest achievable honor in KSI. Atlantis also became Member of The Month April and had Fatal Genesis re-named Atlantis Rising in his honor. At the tail end of April, KSI-DRAMAMAMA-7 was moved to Founder of Atlantis Rising Mid-May, KSI Icespot 7 made the announcement that Infinite Reality would be Merging into Atlantis Rising. IR Exitum and Imperium would be merging into Integritas. The Div Staff moving forward would be KSI Rivers 7, KSI 7th Seraph, KSI-DRAMAMAMA-7, and KSI POSEIDON 7. May 23rd, the Director of Education, KSI POSEIDON 7, stepped down from his position to put his full focus on Clan Ops. That left a hole that KSI Viktory 7 was fully prepared to jump into. Also on the 23rd, KSI Icespot 7 was promoted to Senior Director. “Icespot represents all the qualities we look for in senior leadership, and then some. He has the full trust and faith of JT, Poot, and myself in carrying out the duties and responsibilities required of a Senior Director.” -KSI Kered 7 3 days later, KSI Kered 7 announced that KSI Elderpoot 7 was promoted to Executive Director of KSI. “I can say with full conviction that Poot Poot is the right guy to lead y’all to realize the potential taking advantage of the tools available.” On May 31st, KSI Elderpoot 7 made his first announcement as Executive Director. KSI Icespot 7 would be moving up to become Operations Director of KSI. “We look forward to working with Icespot over the coming months to elevate KSI into the gaming community that will be the envy of the community world.”- KSI Elderpoot 7 So, another month goes by and Fallen Angels’ Rapture squad officially split into Azrael under the leadership of KSI Ares 70, KSI xXLEGIONXx, and KSI MamaTwirly. This split moved KSI Copper 7 to Founder of Fallen Angels and KSI Ares 70 to Co-Founder of both squads. Come September, Web Ops had been on the backburner for months. With the only active team somewhat being Events, it was time to choose a new Director of Web Operations. When KSI Elderpoot 7 brought KSI Heroiism 7 to The Board, Heroiism was unanimously voted the Director of Web Operations. On September 22nd, the Chief Justice, KSI Crusader 7, announced that after an entire decade of service, he would be stepping down and retiring. “Continue to work hard and make this community the best it could be. Put aside differences and come together to work hard and achieve the same goal every leader in KSI strives to be.”-KSI Crusader 7 Seemingly out of nowhere, on October 13th, KSI Elderpoot 7 released the KSI Handbook. The Handbook covers dozens of topics ranging from the Recruitment Process to revoking a “7”. At the very end of October, KSI Icespot 7 announced that Atlantis Rising would see the promotion of two fantastic leaders. KSI Viktory 7 was moved to Division Leader and KSI 7th Seraph moved to Founder. Thanks to the leadership of KSI xLucifer, KSI x Maze, and KSI x Falcons, The Fallen Angels watched Leviathan split into Hades, bringing FA to 6 squads on November 20th. A month later, December 20th, the Head Hunters overhaul began. The K7 League is here! KSI CH3DDAR, the AAP Team Lead, gave us an early Christmas present on December 23rd: AAP Awards would be officially opening on Discord! After over 350 graphics, 200 live streams, 1600 recruitments, 25 articles, 1500 Game Nights, and countless memories, nobody can deny that this year has been amazing! Happy New Year, KSI! Written by: KSI New Blue, Senior Writer
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    12 Days of KSI 2019

    In 2018, Chaoticz 7 wrote a beautiful article asking 12 members what KSI meant to them. This year, he told me that he would write it again. Then, in classic Chaoticz fashion, he let me know that he was just messing with me and that I’d have to write it. Thank you Chaoticz -_-. With that, here’s your 12 Days of KSI 2019! What does it mean to be a KSI member and what is your favorite memory/part of KSI? On the first day of Christmas, KSI Elderpoot 7 said to me: For me being a KSI member means being part of a community of friends where you always have somebody play or talk with. My favorite memory in KSI is a group of memories from back on Halo 2. The long nights of sitting in a lobby just talking and hanging out with friends for hours and hours. And on occasion, starting up the game on Containment and driving around in warthogs having fun. Those nights of fun with friends were unforgettable, and KSI as a whole changed the course of my life! -KSI Elderpoot 7, Executive Director On the second day of Christmas KSI Cresit said to me: To me being a member is being a part of a great big family. I love everyone in KSI as a bro and sis, and I've been treated the same. It's great meeting different people from around the world and having a laugh. I can't actually pick one favorite moment there’s too many. I've had a great time with a variety, but if I could narrow it down I loved it when I was in Judgment and we'd jump on bo4 for some custom blackout but it wouldn't just be a normal game. We'd do different things, like vehicles only, and we'd all have a laugh trying to hit everyone. There was no drama it was just us in the game, having a good time, of course, there are other moments but that's the first thing that comes to my mind! -KSI Cresit (B-SSGT) On the third day of Christmas KSI xMaze said to me: To me what it means to be a KSI member is that I’m part of a team or a community of people with similar interests. It means that you always have someone online to play with or talk to no matter the time of day. KSI is essentially just a big family and we are always there for one another. My favorite part of KSI is just the big family aspect. I’ve been in KSI for nearly a year and when I first joined I didn’t expect much out of it. I thought it was just gonna be a group of random people that all they did was play Xbox. I quickly learned that I was wrong, and many of the people I’ve met through KSI are close friends of mine. No matter what happens, I know that I’ll always have someone to talk to and lean on. -KSI xMaze, Graphics Lead, Events Team (H-MAJ) On the fourth day of Christmas KSI JACOBKILLER said to me: I am glad to be apart of the best community and to support this community! My favorite memories are when we get teams together and destroy randoms. -KSI JACOBKILLER (R-LT) On the fifth day of Christmas XxT3DdYTGODXOxX said to me: For me, being a KSI member means to be a helpful and caring person. What it means to me is to be there for your squad. Talking to them, sharing games with them, maybe financially aiding them. I’m always there for my squad. 25/8 thru thicc and thin all always be there to aid anyone. My favorite memory was very recent. It was becoming Major of AR Olympia. It really let me do what I feel Olympia was capable to do. -XxT3DdYTGODXOxX (O-MJR) On the sixth day of Christmas KSI xLucifer said to me: To me, being a member of KSI is about being apart of an extended family. Its a chance to meet new people from all over, and get to know them. There are people in the community who have been there for me when I needed them and I have been there for others here. Some of my favorite times in KSI is a hard question, there’s been so many. It would probably be before deploying, playing prop hunt on bo4 with Leviathan and KSI xTITANx 7. Our team would be hiding, and KSI xTyrone would do everything he can to bring the hunters to me. Or playing as manikins on nuke town and not worrying about winning, we just tried to mess with the hunters as much as possible. We did this for hours as a squad, almost every day before I left home. -KSI xLucifer, Graphics Team, FA Co-Founder On the seventh day of Christmas KSI Icespot 7 said to me: What does it mean to me? It means family. Cliché, I know, but it's the honest truth. I come across people all the time who talk about the amazing friends they've made in our community. At the end of the day, that's what it's all about. The people you meet and the experiences you have - that's what it means to be in KSI. Favorite memory? No one specific moment, but the late night sessions with my friends where we're laughing so hard we can't even play the game. That's what I love. -KSI Icespot 7, Operations Director On the eighth day of Christmas Nex Addo said to me: Being a KSI member means you understand gaming can be more than just playing around. In KSI you get the chance to make lifelong friends that in some cases you get to hang with outside of Xbox. In KSI you get the chance to learn different gaming techniques, join creative teams, and much more. Again, KSI is more of an experience in HOW you enjoy gaming. I have quite a bit of favorite moments in KSI, not just a singular moment. I would have to say one moment I enjoy a lot is when Anatomy and I were able to host a 24hr live stream charity event. We raised money for a great cause. -Nex Addo, The Legend On the ninth day of Christmas KSIGamma said to me: For me being in KSI is a chance to get back to the roots of gaming and what I enjoy about it. Camaraderie. Equality. Family. One time some guy was saying that he had been to Germany And Norway and they were nice and all, but he wouldn’t trade them for an American Cheeseburger, and KSI Cree went off saying “oh I’m sorry that we have the best healthcare on the planet, I’m sorry that...” And then I popped off with “hey guys, can I get some fries with that?” Good times. -KSIGamma (L-CPT) On the tenth day of Christmas KSI ckeirnan said to me: What it means to be a KSI member is the opportunity to be in the most elite force on Xbox and have a family of gamers that have each other's back no matter what! My favorite part is, not sure yet because I haven't been in that long but I would have to say the game nights. -KSI ckeirnan (L-SGT) On the eleventh day of Christmas KSI xX BUBBA Xx said to me: Being in KSI is very interesting. Why? Well, what I mean is that within KSI there are two sides that I like to call one side the business side and the entertainment side. Now, being a member of KSI I lean towards the business side where you take yourself to another gaming experience level; which is more focusing on moving up and growing the community. Although, how much you may like doing that, at the same time; you can never get enough love from the entertainment side of things in KSI. Being part of an amazing group and gathered with men and women of all ages that love to game is an awesome and amazing experience and KSI makes it feel that way. From experience, from other gaming communities, they don’t even come close to KSI. KSI is my home and that everyone treats everyone with the unlimited KSI experience and that is my favorite part. -KSI xXBUBBAXx, Events Team (A-MAJ) On the twelfth day of Christmas KSI-SubsidingAxe said to me: To me, KSI is like a family with brothers and sisters but I enjoy everyone even if nobody understands me. lol. The most memorable moment was when I was moved up to captain it was a very happy thing I couldn't ask for more, of course, I had to help Exitium out before it fell apart but I got to host my very first meeting in my KSI time but of course, I had trouble talking to people but they enjoyed it. Met some cool people even did a video series with them on my YouTube channel but my time in KSI is a wonderful time. -KSI-SubsidingAxe (A-SGT) Written by: KSI New Blue, Senior Writer
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    November Member of The Month

    November has been another great month for KSI. In Fallen Angels, Leviathan split into Hades under the leadership of KSI xLucifer and KSI xMaze. Great job and congratulations to them. In Atlantis rising, all the squads are doing good and have gotten close to split numbers. All HH raid teams and such have really stepped up too. Great work AR! Nonetheless, I proudly present to you our November Member of The Month Award recipients! For Atlantis Rising: KSI_UNITEDMARINE. He’s the Major of Awoken Squad. “UNITEDMARINE deserves Member of The Month due for his outstanding work as an officer and a member of the KSI community. He has contributed greatly to the raid community. He sometimes even played some gambit and crucible with members of KSI. He has hosted game nights that bring the community together. Overall he is an all out friendly individual who is nice to the many members of KSI.” -KSI skylarker (A-SSGT) For the Fallen Angels: KSI x Maze. She’s the General of Hades Squad, Graphics Team Lead, and member of the Events Team. “Maze deserves it because of her determination to make our squad, Hades, the best in FA. So far she has stopped at nothing to be the best she can be for Hades. She holds update meetings keeping us officers informed and making sure we are on top of our jobs she is active and always is there when a member is in need.” -KSI Luffy215 (H-LT) On behalf of News Team, AAP Team, and all of KSI, thank you Maze and United for everything you do for our community. We are all looking forward to everything you will continue to do. Written by: KSI New Blue, Senior Writer With special thanks to KSI CH3DDAR, KSI x Maze, and KSI UNITEDMARINE
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    Member Spotlight: Viktory 7

    Member Spotlight is back! Originally began by KSI Chaoticz 7 in 2018, it’s been a great way to highlight the outstanding members of KSI. Today’s member has well over a decade of KSI knowledge, been a Board member multiple times, is the Division Leader of Atlantis Rising, and Director of Education. Yup, It’s Viktory 7. KSI New Blue: So what do you go by? Viktory, Vik, Vikktory, or Viktoria? KSI Vik 7: Haha I've gone by all of those at one time or another. True story, when I was Division Leader of Fatal Genesis (What's now become Atlantis Rising), Icespot split Integritas squad and took over the new squad he named Victoria, which was a reference to me having an alter ego called "Viktoria" at an all girl game night back in the day. KSI New Blue: When did you first join KSI? What squad and division did you join? KSI Vik 7: Haha it's been a long time. I originally joined KSI in 2007, I was recruited in around. Christmas time to a squad called Sparta in Lost Empire Division. I don't even think I could tell you who the leaders were at the time. Names from that time escape me, and people came and went a lot. Thousands of people in a group it's hard to grasp at straws. I can tell you that at the time the Director over my Division was Tex 7, who I had a great deal of respect for as I took lots of training under them. KSI New Blue: Considering that in the past you were blacklisted from KSI, what does it mean to you to be Director of Education, Division Leader of Atlantis Rising, and have a spot on the Board? KSI Vik 7: I guess it means that I've come full circle. I was Blacklisted for going to join a group with my friends that was like KSI but without the size or pressure. The community was called GGN, and some of the people running it had some less than ideal intentions. It was supposed to be this big F U to KSI, which most of these split offs are. Here's the thing with the Blacklist. You could get Blacklisted for the silliest reasons. Or you could get placed on there with something legitimate. The fact is I was placed there for something legitimate enough for me not to fight it. I don’t agree with it, but it's not like I was innocent either. But being in the positions I am in now; Div Lead, Education Director, and Board Member, It goes to show that as long as you work hard for the members, you will be rewarded. And that it doesn't matter where you come from, it only matters where you're going and how you plan to get there. And I’m thankful for the opportunity to get to share experiences such as this one with a new generation of members. So that they can see where we all came from, but also see where KSI is going and how we can make it a great place to be. KSI New Blue: What has being Director of Education taught you? KSI Vik 7: So for me, being Director of Education has been as much of a learning experience as one where I get the opportunity. It’s not easy being Department Head, you have challenges related to working with a team, staffing said team, approving various incentives and initiatives, and so on. It’s a trying experience and you really learn to practice patience and understanding with my staff and those we provide a service for. One of the first things I did when I was granted the position was attending a meeting with Elder and Kered about the expectations, what role I was filling and how to fill it. While I have mostly been left to my own devices, I do have to follow a set of standards and understand where I fit in at the top. How being at the top affects the rest of the department, how it will affect the member base your decisions immediately concern. It’s a fair amount of pressure, but I have learned to thrive on it. Director of Education also comes with a seat on the Board of Directors, where I am on equal footing with the rest of the Leaders. I have to be patient, democratic, and supportive, while also providing criticism and presenting disagreement about issues and proposals. You learn quickly that in order to succeed, it comes from knowing where your place is; having the confidence to perform well, and constantly trying to better the team you’re apart of. You work hard at bettering yourself in the process. KSI New Blue: What are you looking forward to for the future of Education and AR? KSI Vik 7: For me, I’m looking forward to growth. That’s what KSI is all about at the end of the day, growth of family, community, and individual. I have road maps in the works for the department and the division for the whole of 2020. I’m looking forward to seeing how this whole operation grows into something new and succeeding where maybe we haven’t in the past. There are some goals set that should push the aspects of the community that I lead into new directions. There will be challenges, struggles, and losses. But there will be gains, and lessons learned. We hope to see another Playstation Division by the end of 2020, with a full robust leadership and members who want to be apart of something. In Education, we hope to see the entire department integrated into Google Classroom, with fully functioning programs and curriculums to help develop the future leaders of tomorrow with more intuitive, and advanced strategies to bring out the best in every member for KSI. I see both Education Staff and Clan Ops members in AR making huge strides in their development and taking on more to improve our little family and the members who are apart of it. I am very proud of everyone I work with on a daily basis, and even more proud of where this community is going. It’s something that really brings me joy and fulfillment, and has for many years. I look forward to many more years of being apart of this great community and helping us build a brand that will leave a lasting legacy. I would like to personally thank Vik for his contributions to KSI and his consistent willingness to teach myself and others anything they want to learn. With that, Member Spotlight will be returning; Hopefully in a semi-regular schedule. Are you interested in being the next featured member? Send me a Discord message at KSI New Blue#5555! Written by: KSI New Blue, Senior Writer With special thanks to KSI Viktory 7
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