I just placed first on 2 different toons, neither got an accolade or trophy
*edit I did get some crappy purple mk x and xi gear though
Did either of these toons already have the accolade from the time of the old CE encounter? If so, you won't get them again. If these characters had never done the CE encounter (old or new), then yep, sounds like a bug.
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That's lame that the accolade only goes to the person in 1st place, not like giving everyone who completes it the accolade like before would break the game since all you get is a floor trophy. I could understand if the event was around all the time but since they say it's a limited event that means they are forcing you to grind a lot more then you would have to and hope you get lucky and get 1st place if you want to complete this accolade if you missed it from when the CE event used to be available.
I just got first place with My Science character in a Vesta... It can be done.
I got 1st in a B'Rel with a Sci character. Yes it can be done with any ship but you would need to have a lot of luck having other players flying lower damage potential ships and also those players having lower level gear and so on. They need to start applying more then damage as outcome for first place.