After selection by the Staff, the shortlist of 7 candidates are as follows:
Each member will have 2 votes. This poll runs for a week.chaosprophet
CP first joined the Staff in 2009, and became Executive Staff in 2010. He was described by maglor as his predecessor, and was involved in vote checking, tournament formulation and forum management. He was also a translator for Portuguese. He took a back seat and became a Consultant in 2013, but is still helping with nomination tallying.
Cytrus was one of the founding members of the ISML Staff, and is one of the few members remaining who have served since the beginning of ISML. He mainly works in Character Profiles, being responsible for every single contestant who has appeared over the years of the tournament. He is also a Russian translator, and also contributes to other writings and discussions.
Eater joined the Staff in 2011, and was initially recruited into the Graphics team. He succeeded CP's position in the Executive Staff in 2013, and engaged more in website support and programming, effectively becoming Crisu's assistant. With Crisu's retirement as Commissioner, he has taken a more important role in being the webmaster.
Ichigo-Sora, as a founding member of the ISML Staff, specializes in promotional graphics as the only remaining member of the original graphics team. Despite being inactive on Forums due to her busy real life, she is still helping the ISML to design the Elimination Stage promotional posters every year.
Marinara initially worked in graphics and design as an ISML Staff founding member, but eventually took up the role of proofreading Featured Match Write-ups, and has been the Chief Editor ever since, ensuring the quality of writings before every match. She is also highly engaged in forum moderation, and is the leader of Global Moderators.
melange is another founding ISML Staff member. He has mainly been responsible for the interactive features of the website, such as tournament brackets and other statistical interactive interface, and also wrote for the Space Opera. He is also a calm and leading voice in Staff discussions, and is one of the few who demands adequate respect within the Staff to keep things under control. He can also serve to translate Japanese.
sirwence joined the Staff in 2010, and his primary role has been with forum moderation. He is responsible for posting the Voting thread before each round in the appropriate tournament bracket, and he is also engaged in Staff discussions involving tournament operations and forum management.