Geoff Keighley’s 4th annual video game awards show came and went, giving recognition to some of the biggest accomplishments of gaming in 2017.
However, it appears that they completely forgot to give out the award for Best Multiplayer.
Fortnite, Call of Duty: World War II, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Destiny 2, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds were all nominated for Best Multiplayer. While every other category received a winner, an award was not given for Best Multiplayer.
Some of the categories on the awards page on the official website do not have a highlighted winner but the winners were still announced during the pre show. Monument Valley 2 won Best Mobile, Forza Motorsport 7 won Best Racing, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice won Best Audio Design, and Injustice 2 won Best Fighting Game. Best Multiplayer was completely ignored.
In addition, none of the contenders are claiming they are the winner of the award on social media.
So… that’s a little awkward.
This isn’t the only mistake committed by The Game Awards. Back when the nominees for The Game Awards 2017 were first announced, Fire Emblem Heroes and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia were both listed as “Fire Emblem Heroes: Shadows of Valentia.” They then fixed the name for Fire Emblem Heroes under Best Mobile Game but gave it the picture for Fire Emblem Echoes while Fire Emblem Echoes still showed up as Fire Emblem Heroes: Shadows of Valentia under Best Handheld Game. The problem was fixed the next day.
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