Before I read the applications, I would not have bet on there being a candidate I would vote for over Rising_Dusk. I know Rising_Dusk well enough to know that he is fantastically intelligent, a very logical thinker, an expert debater, and a level-headed and even-handed leader. He also has a good grasp on the principles of winning competitive Pokemon.
That being said, I have read the applications, and DarkSlay's application blew me away. First there is the content: his review of his post history in the CAP project really highlighted beautifully what a massively underrated poster he has been; the posts to which he linked were consistently excellent. He displayed examples of brilliant competitive reasoning and attention to detail. As important as this is, what really struck me, however, was the sheer quantity of work and thought he obviously put into his application. Being a TL is a LOT of hard work, and I now believe that DarkSlay is seriously up to the challenge. In a pool of seriously heavyweight candidates, I am amazed to be voting for DarkSlay #1. But I honestly believe that he merits it.
Zarator would be a tremendous candidate in his own right, and I have a lot of respect for him as a player and as a poster. This is a slate full of giants, and unfortunately I can't put everyone #1.
I think Wyverii is very good at thinking outside the box and has very strong leadership qualities, but from the standpoint of knowing what wins at Pokemon, I believe she isn't on the level as the other candidates. She belongs as a serious contender, but as I noted above, this is a slate of deserving candidates, and factors like competitive experience makes a difference in such a close race.
CAP2 won't go wrong no matter who wins this poll.
Originally Posted by Fat Aeroblacktyl
who the hell is reachzero
Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself.
Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.