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Posted by Susan-Han 29 days ago

Mnet denies that the final results of 'Queendom 2' were rigged + explains that Spotify streams were counted per user, per day

AKP STAFF

Mnet has released an official statement to deny allegations that the final results of 'Queendom 2' were rigged. 

Back on June 2, the winner of 'Queendom 2' was announced during the competition program's final live broadcast. On this day, the winner was determined by combining points earned from past battle rounds, as well as during the final broadcast round, which factored in the following: domestic/global music chart streaming scores, YouTube views, fan voting, and live text message voting. 

According to the global streaming scores shown by Mnet, LOONA ranked #1 in global Spotify streams, while Cosmic Girls ranked #2. However, some time after the broadcast, some netizens claimed that Mnet's global Spotify stream scores were incorrect, and that VIVIZ had the second-highest streaming score. 

As of June 3, Mnet has released the following statement, clarifying:

"In order to hear the voices of global K-Pop fans, Mnet counted global streaming scores using Spotify's 'Queendom 2 Playlist'.
As previously detailed, the streaming scores factored in each daily play by each unique user on the 'Queendom 2 Playlist'. Multiple plays in a day, as well as multiple plays by the same unique user, did not count toward the score.
This streaming data was provided by the global streaming service, and the final points were tallied by a scoring official before the results were handed over to the staff of 'Queendom 2'. After confirming with the scoring official, the scores shown on the final broadcast of 'Queendom 2' were correct.
We would like to thank all fans for their interest in 'Queendom 2' all the way up to the finale." 
  1. Brave Girls
  2. Cosmic Girls
  3. Kep1er
  4. LOONA
  5. Hyolyn
  6. VIVIZ
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ThePhantomThief
ThePhantomThief2,426 pts 29 days ago 8
29 days ago

"Multiple plays in a day, as well as multiple plays by the same unique user, did not count toward the score."

LOVE IT. LOVE IT SO MUCH.

Love that it makes all those multiple streaming nerds actions all in vain.

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mesalina
mesalina429 pts 29 days ago 5
29 days ago

Why are so many people making this about LOONA? It's VIVIZ that came in 3rd despite having the 2nd most plays, to me demanding an explanation was always about understanding how VIVIZ came in 3rd and not about LOONA.

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