This week, the Game Awards 2020 website launched voting in The player’s Voice category. We are talking about choosing the game of the year according to the gaming community.
Voting was divided into three rounds, the last of which started on December 6. In the first two rounds, Ghost of Tsushima was in the lead (about 14% of the vote), and The Last of Us Part II was in second place (about 10%).
However, in the third round, the situation changed dramatically. The Last of Us Part II took a sharp lead with 41% of the vote, while Ghost of Tsushima was noticeably behind with 33%. Neil Druckmann, the newly appointed co-President of Naughty Dog, also called for active voting for his project. he wrote on social networks that with each vote, “haters will lose the opportunity to use Caps Lock”.
And this clearly did not like some hackers. According to preliminary data, the site of the Game Awards 2020 was hacked, which is why it is impossible to participate in the vote (connecting an account with social networks gives an error). At the same time, all voices flowed to Ghost of Tsushima (shows 100%).
TGA founder Jeff Keighley has not yet commented on the incident. Judging by the latest changes, administrators are trying to revive the site and return correct voting results. However, there are still bugs.