IGN's People Choice Award breaks voting records

Christopher Dring
IGN's People Choice Award breaks voting records

258,367 gamers voted in IGN’s People’s Choice Award, breaking records for the most individuals voting for a games award.

Valve’s Dota 2 won the prize, which saw players choose their game of Gamescom 2011. The incredible number of voters will mean it goes into the Guinness Word Records – Gamers Edition.

IGN says that the achievement sees it ‘overtake other gaming awards ceremonies that attract a larger total number of votes due to their multi-category format, but deliver a far smaller number of gamers taking part.’

Digital PC game Dota 2 got its first public unveiling at Gamescom and combines online RTS and RPG gaming. An international tournament took place on the show floor.

"Dota 2 is a deserving winner for our first-ever IGN People’s Choice Award – it really captured the imagination of fans on the show floor and hundreds of thousands more around the world," said UK editor-in-chief Alex Simmons.


Other games that came highly recommended included Battlefield 3, Diablo III, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Guild Wars II.

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Tags: Gamescom 2011 , ign , dota , Dota 2

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