The Hick's Award


"We're all in strung out shape, but stay frosty, and alert. We can't afford to let one of those bastards in here."
―Hicks, to Hudson and Vasquez

Our patron Saint Corporal Dwayne Hicks of the United States Colonial Marine Corps, part of 2nd Battalion Bravo Team. Cpl. Hicks inspires the spirit and determination of Stay Frosty pilots in the face of overwhelming odds in the cold, dark regions of Low Security space and it his "never give up" determination that we all strive to achieve every time we undock. It is only natural then that I created the "Hick's Award" back in May 2013 to honor the pilot that registers the most kills for the month. Since then we've awarded this honor every single month to pilots that have gone on to become some of the most feared and respected Pirates in all of New Eden.

I consider it a point of pride as CEO of this inglorious band of lawbreakers that I have personally only be able to win this award once during our very first month. While I always seem to appear in the list of top killers, it was always another pilot who managed to rise to the top each month. Which is awesome. Honestly that first month I only managed 63 kills and I think we had about 15-20 members just starting to get set-up in Hevrice. In my mind that one always came along with an asterisk.

Until this past month when, due to a rare combination of me looking for work, starting my own business, and having more than the usual amount of time to play (Not to mention some of our more aggressive pilots being on break) - I managed to end the month at the top of the board with 135 kills. As you'll see from the following list, nothing extraordinary in that accomplishment. It still feels good to finally add my name to the award roll beyond that first month.

In light of that accomplishment I'd like to present to you the roll of Hick's Award Winners from May 2013 to October 2019. Damn good pilots each and every one. And all Stay Frosty, no matter where they happen to be flying today.

Stay Frosty
Monthly Hicks Award Winners (Top Killers)

2013
May - Rixx Javix (63)
Jun - Joffy Aulx-Gao (218)
Jul - Nakamura Shuji (169)
Aug - Bloody James (265)
Sep - Joffy Aulx-Gao (199)
Oct - Joffy Aulx-Gao (142)
Nov - Cervantes Marovinjun (247)
Dec - Stan Ace (309)

2014
Jan - Syl Kougai (445)
Feb - Ciba Lexlulu (322)
Mar - Deltron Zi (275)
Apr - Skir Skor (241)
May - Cervantes Marovinjun (215)
Jun - Bloody James (242)
Jul - Laguna Fox (283)
Aug - Laguna Fox (231)
Sep - Laguna Fox (139)
Oct - Skir Skor (154)
Nov - Ciba Lexlulu (224)
Dec - Ciba Lexlulu (173)

2015
Jan - Tia Aves (411)
Feb - Reed Tannid (163)
Mar - Ciba Lexlulu (225)
Apr - Joffy Aulx-Gao (280)
May - Demeisen 00 (236)
Jun - Ciba Lexlulu (205)
Jul - Ciba Lexlulu (246)
Aug - Ciba Lexlulu (266)
Sep - Cervantes Marovinjun (236)
Oct - Cervantes Marovinjun (232)
Nov - Raylan Yutan (325)
Dec - Raylan Yutan (283)

2016
Jan - Cervantes Marovinjun (317)
Feb - Laguna Fox (301)
Mar - Cervantes Marovinjun (250)
Apr - Raylan Yutan (300)
May - Raylan Yutani (329)
Jun - Methea Selenis (274)
Jul - Methea Selenis (355)
Aug - Methea Selenis (145)
Sep - Methea Selenis (278)
Oct - Methea Selenis (326)
Nov - Methea Selenis (471)
Dec - Methea Selenis (591)

2017
Jan - Methea Selenis (490)
Feb - Methea Selenis (325)
Mar - Raylan Yutani (260)
Apr - Martinez Grabov (187)
May - Hamul Jinn (285)
Jun - Cervantes Marovinjun (199)
Jul - Soul Online (346)
Aug - Methea Selenis (174)
Sep - Methea Selenis (239)
Oct - Methea Selenis (441)
Nov - Methea Selenis (353)
Dec - Cervantes Marovinjun (271)

2018
Jan - Martinez Grabov (194)
Feb - h0tsauce 0onyaD0G (293)
Mar - h0tsauce 0onyaD0G (348)
Apr - Martinez Grabov (160)
May - masonk (167)
Jun - Martinez Grabov (136)
Jul - Spar Jamlamin (77)
Aug - NanoSpirit (101)
Sep - Ginzou Tzestu (189)
Oct - Sebastian Thielman (157)
Nov - Daniel Alpena (215)
Dec - Daniel Alpena (94)

2019
Jan - Ciba Lexlulu (240)
Feb - Ciba Lexlulu (138)
Mar - Ciba Lexlulu (183)
Apr - Sokolnikov (279)
May - Sokolnikov (285)
Jun - Sokolnikov (160)
Jul - Cervantes Marovinjun (97)
Aug - Watson Crick (400)
Sept- FireSequence (118)
Oct-  Rixx Javix (135)

Who will rise to the top next month? Only time will tell.




3 comments:

  1. "Game over man... Game *over*!"

    "How do I get out of this chickenshit outfit?"
    "You secure that shit, Hudson!"

    I love Hudson... man whatta good flick! I always wondered if "Stay Frosty" came from there. Cool.

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    1. My Son and I were watching it and we both looked at each other and said, "Y'know, that would be a great corp name!"

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  2. "Its the only way to be sure..." Was a big part of our vernacular back in the day. Awesome movie and one of my absolute favorites :)

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