Some Fans Are Disappointed With the Latest Splatfest Results

More like May-no.

By Marc Deschamps. Posted 08/07/2017 16:45 Comment on this     ShareThis

In this weekend’s battle of Ketchup vs. Mayonnaise, there could only be one victor. Despite the fact that Ketchup claimed a majority of the vote (73 percent to 27 percent), Team Mayo took home victory in Splatoon 2‘s first official Splatfest competition. While Splatfests have certainly had their share of upsets, this weekend was a bit more disappointing for the losing side.

When Splatfests end up lopsided in terms of votes, oftentimes players end up facing their own team, rather than players that selected the alternative option. So, while many players that selected Ketchup were busy facing off against one another, their wins, theoretically, weren’t being counted. The opposing team likely had much less difficulty finding matches, and fans in Splatoon 2‘s lobby and on social media are arguing that it may have played a decisive role in the final results. Of course, this being a Splatoon game, there was plenty of positivity to go around, as well.

There is, of course, another factor involved, as well. Some Splatoon players vote for whichever side their favorite character endorses. In the original Splatoon, Marie was so beloved by players that it caused lopsided voting. With Splatoon 2, Marina has found equal favor among squids and kids alike. While it wouldn’t resolve all of the issues, perhaps the answer is to not let fans know which character is endorsing which team until after the final results are in.

Hopefully Nintendo will find some way to counter these issues for future Splatfest competitions.

Source: Kotaku

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