Is seeing your favorite game win an award at a certain event something important in your life? Especially if the award is given in the name of the number of votes, which usually represents popularity rather than the quality of the game itself. If not, then you will live your life more calmly. If so, then the conflict between Sonic Frontiers and Genshin Impact fans that is currently happening seems like a rational sight for you. The basis for the conflict between the two? It’s simple, the Player’s Voice Award at The Game Awards 2022 is determined by the number of votes.
Through various existing social media, Sonic Frontiers fans alleged that miHoYo had “bribed” Genshin Impact gamers with primogems, either explicitly or implicitly, to win this category. They proved this by the speed at which Genshin Impact’s voting numbers skyrocketed after Sonic Frontiers was at the top with a large percentage difference. Sonic Frontiers fans believe that Genshin Impact gamers always do this with the lure of Primogems, which makes this voting process feel unfair.
holy shit Mihoyo must’ve promised primogems at some point we just lost that lead to genshin in 7 hours pic.twitter.com/jSzIknSlOC
— Mlick (@Mlickles) December 2, 2022
This disappointment was also voiced to the organizer of the event – Geoff Keighley who had received this complaint and will investigate it. Geoff also mentions that this is one of the reasons why they don’t choose winners in each of the main categories on a 100% voting basis. What do you think about this situation?