Streamer Status Is Key was in search of a cool gaming memento the opposite day, however when he tried to purchase a Sport Awards trophy on-line he bought much more than he was initially anticipating.
Having been making an attempt for years to purchase a reproduction Sport Award as a trinket he might placed on his shelf, and by no means having any luck, he thought he’d lastly discovered one on eBay a few weeks in the past. Solely this one, weirdly, wasn’t a reproduction; as PC Gamer report it was an precise Sport Awards trophy, which had been handed out on stage.
Curious to seek out out what the hell was happening, Status requested the place precisely the trophy had come from, however the vendor of the award—a retailer that doesn’t usually take care of online game merch or collectibles—couldn’t present a lot assist apart from say it had come from “liquidation sources”. Which means that perhaps whoever gained the award had gone out of enterprise and the trophy had been seized as a part of the closure.
No matter, it was an precise trophy, one thing even cooler than the reproduction he’d initially been in search of, so Status bid on it and gained:
Upon receiving it—and having by no means seen one this “shut” earlier than, the heft of the factor (seen within the video at the very least) was very pleasing to me—he was capable of immediately verify the place it had come from. The bottom of the trophy had the 12 months, class and winner on it and huh.
Celeste was developed by Extraordinarily OK Video games, and they’re very a lot nonetheless in enterprise, so Status contacted them to allow them to know he’d simply purchased their trophy. They have been capable of partially clear up the thriller by saying, surprisingly, that that they had by no means bought their award within the first place; regardless of receiving it from Ninja stay on stage, the exhibits organisers took the trophy again shortly afterwards and stated they’d mail it to them after the present. However by no means did.
So whoever was accountable for that fucked up someplace alongside the way in which, which means for 4 entire years Extraordinarily OK Video games might say they’d gained a Sport Award with out ever having the ability to really present it (UPDATE: I neglected that they really gained two that night time, this one and “Video games For Influence”).
Seeing as he now owned another person’s award, Status has determined to ship the trophy to Celeste’s builders, who might be reimbursing him the price of the public sale and postage, and sending him some signed copies of Celeste in return.