Markiplier is trending online after many assumed he was “snubbed” at the 2023 Streamy Awards. Instead, with Dream winning Gamer of the Year, Markiplier’s fans are ensure that their objections will be known.
The Streamy 2023 Awards have officially been handed out and one big name missed out on taking home the crown many feel he deserves. Markiplier was nominated for a Gamer Award again after winning the 2022 award, but this time, he ended up losing to Dream.
Considering some of the controversy surrounding Dream and the huge variation in the amount of game-specific content each creator released this year, many fans felt the award was given to the wrong person.
Now, they’re taking to Twitter to express their shock and disappointment, with the general consensus being that “anyone but Markiplier who won Gamer of the Year feels wrong.”
Why do fans think Markiplier should have won Gamer of the Year?
The Streamy Awards are a celebration of online excellence, honoring the creators who have shaped digital entertainment and their influence in different communities. With over 30 million subscribers and over 170 streams of the game that bears his name, fans are sure that Markiplier will win Gamer of the Year for the second time.
Last year he brought home two Gamer awards as well as Series with best script, but this year this YouTuber left empty-handed. Instead, with five related streams released this year, Dream was awarded the title of Top Gamer. A title that many – including Dream himself – did not expect him to win.
This has sparked an online debate around fan voting bias as well as the variety and quality of content. Not only do fans of Markiplier feel his achievements deserve more recognition, but many also feel that giving Dream the award is disrespectful considering the allegations against him.
Why is Dream so controversial?
Dream was criticized after allegations of grooming appeared on Twitter. One user of the platform, Anastasia, claims the streamer would flirt and ‘have sex’ with her while she was still underage.
Anastasia shared screenshots of conversations she claims were with Dream, alleging he used a record account to interact with her when she was 17. As of now, these allegations have not been confirmed.
Dream was also accused of racism after scrolling through an old YouTube video in which he allegedly used racial slurs. However, he has steadfastly denied these claims.
In a March 25 tweet, Dream stated, “People are sharing a video of some random guy saying the n word and saying it’s me, as well as a random account with a gross name history. and said it was mine… I’m not sure either. People are disgusting.”
Awarded or not, it is undeniable that Markiplier has had a great influence and influence on the YouTube and Gaming communities. And whether you believe Dream deserves to win the Streamy Awards or not, it seems at least Markiplier is accepting that loss for good.
He tweeted a picture of himself holding up last year’s Gamer of the Year award, jokingly captioned it, “What an honor for you guys. Thank you #streamys for this incredible win.” Fans joined the joke, congratulating him for the title they felt he had won.
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