The VGA Planets Nu leader board represents the current officers from the races of the Echo Cluster. Each player can develop one officer for each race. These officers are battling to become Emperor. There can be only one Reigning Emperor of the Echo Cluster at one time, so achieving this goal is extremely difficult.
Every six months (of real Earth time) a Championship match will begin. The top ranking players from each Race at the time will be invited to participate in the Championship match. Players who participate in these games will be given the special title of "Supreme Commander" of their race during the Championship game. The winner of each Championship match will become the new "Reigning Emperor of the Echo Cluster".
As each Championship match ends, the title of Emperor will pass from one player to another. Therefore, some Emperors may have shorter or longer periods of power. (much like normal history)
The ultimate achievement a player could make would be to become Emperor of the Echo Cluster in every Race.