Bronze Medal Match:
|Shovel Knight||An Underlying Problem (The Lost City)||9||8||Transistor||The Spine|
By a margin of a single vote, Shovel Knight’s “An Underlying Problem (The Lost City)” triumphs over Transistor’s “The Spine”. Chiptune > trip hop, it’s officially science now.
|Persona 5||Last Surprise||6||10||Undertale||Hopes and Dreams|
By a margin of several votes, our winner is Undertale’s “Hopes and Dreams”! Honestly this isn’t one of the Undertale songs I would have guessed could win, but this game has maybe the most celebrated OST of the era (Toby Fox gets to compose for Pokémon on the reg now!) so a victory is fitting. Persona 5 taking silver is also well-deserved, even if many people saw it coming, contrary to “Last Surprise”‘s claims.
And that’s a wrap! We’ll open nominations for the 2017-2020 tournament on Monday September 5th. (AKA when the US observes Labor Day; having the day off will make it easier to get on top of nominations!)