In the end, Jedi were no match for space ninjas.

Throughout the Free-To-Play World Cup, we’d seen fairly low vote totals for each contest. We’d thought that by @mentioning the games in the polls that some accounts might retweet them and garner additional support for their games. That didn’t happen, though — until the final round.

The winning margin, 96% to 4%, was the highest we’d seen in any of our contests, and the votes cast were just as gargantuan: 17,696. No other poll had even cracked quadruple digits, yet Warframe fans, it seemed, took up the challenge and sliced through Star Wars: The Old Republic like a hot katana through a ewok.

SWTOR fans, take heart: 4% of 17,696 is still 708, which would have been plenty to win any other matchup in the F2P World Cup. And Warframe fans, don’t get too cocky about your victory … what was that someone said about being struck down and then becoming more powerful than you could possibly imagine?

Congratulations to Warframe for taking the title, to Star Wars: The Old Republic for making it to the finals, and to all the other games, and their fans who voted throughout the contest!

the author

Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  4. PotatoXXL on July 25, 2018

    Congrats to Warframe! One of the best space ninja game ever made! F2p, never get bored of it, awesome community.

  5. Zeeennn on July 24, 2018

    Swtor is free to play but they implemented level restrictions for free users and restrictions for certain gears when it’s important in pvp which sucks they made the game unbearably unbalanced. Even when some says it’s a “free to play” category and not being actually a “demo” it’s still gonna lose because of player support from devs which they constantly ignore where warframe listens to their players more. Swtor is basically a cash grab game.

  6. Felipe on July 24, 2018

    Warframe, has a terrible PVP mode and a boring end game. But it’s still the best MMORPG F2P I’ve played.
    Congratulations to the winner!

    • Luthor on July 24, 2018

      Warframe devs already said that warframe is pve concentrated base game since the game’s launch. And end games are supposedly grindy because making the game too easy is boring enough.

    • Akira on July 24, 2018

      Boring endgame? What do u mean tenno? 🤔

  7. Peasant on July 24, 2018

    I’m glad the deserving game won the tournament.

  8. Mogar on July 24, 2018

    The final battle shouldn’t have been SWTOR vs Warframe. Path of Exile vs Warframe seemed like a more likely matchup. SWTOR having gone to the finals was surprising, not in a good way.

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  10. Xenoxic on July 24, 2018

    I sure hope you guys make a video of giving Digital Extremes a big ass trophy and film their reactions!

  11. Marcooos on July 24, 2018

    Clem with the Twin Grakkata is why WARFRAME won

  12. guru on July 24, 2018

    path of exile should be up there too

  13. Vaz on July 24, 2018

    SWTOR has one of the worst F2P models and Warframe has one of the best.

    • Alazne on July 24, 2018

      You cant call swtor f2p model. Is a trial, just a demo. You cant do nothing with lvl 50 cause most of people dont stop at lvl 50.

      And you have to check the new champions online offer who gives you a premium pack at 1500 zens. Unlocking most of the premium options forever except the Freeform.

      • Alazne on July 24, 2018

        Oh and forgot in Champions online you can get all the things of the game just playing. That is a real F2P.

        • Preciel on July 24, 2018

          doesnt change the fact that both swtor and champions are horrible games to play, warframe is superior and i dont even play it because i hate DE

          • R0 on July 24, 2018

            Why would you hate DE?

  14. Alazne on July 24, 2018

    How will be swtor a problem for warframe? Swtor is trial mode and warframe is f2p. Swtor limited level to 50 while cap actually if paying is 65 or 70 cant remember. With this you arent f2p is like call f2p World of warcraft with lvl 20 cap for people who try to play free. So swtor never will win none.

  15. Cloak on July 23, 2018

    Not much of hurdle when the majority of F2P’s are garbage. I still don’t understand why everyone is occultist like when it comes to Warframe. It’s boring with trash mobs as bad as Vindictus probably worse because you see people just run through the dungeon in most streams. The pointless repetitiveness just has me dumb founded into why any would waste their time on such a game.

    Yes, congratulation Warframe. (slow clap)

    • Furry fury on July 24, 2018

      A better question yet. Why would people waste their time on you? A very short sighted imp.

      • Cloak on July 27, 2018

        Ironic seeing you spent the time to reply.

    • Zeeennn on July 24, 2018

      And what do you mean by the majority? Most pay to play games are terrible than f2p games. Plus you are judging the game just by watching other people play. Which means you have barely or never played it all.

      • Cloak on July 27, 2018

        On the contrary I have 203 hrs spent on warframe. Nor do I think it even takes 2 hrs to realize how repetitive and boring the game is. And from the look of it the game has not change much. Which it will never will because the core is just dull and dense.

      • Cloak on July 27, 2018

        And the majority as specifically and only F2p’s.

    • Akira on July 24, 2018

      Then it just mean warframe isnt for you. A lot of people will love warframe and a lot of people will hate it. If warframe fits a
      u, then u will not get bored.

      • Cloak on July 27, 2018

        I actually use to like Warframe but when I realized how little teamwork there was and how bad the A.I. was… I had to put it down. Anyone that loves this game I will just say, good for them. And I will leave it at that before things get ugly.

    • Rustle on July 25, 2018

      Well, Warframe’s genre is kind of niche (even though there seems to be too many players for that…). It’s one of the few MMO shooters that is PvE-based that is actually good. I love shooters (PUBG, Fortnite, Halo, Mass Effect, Call of Duty, GunZ, etc, etc), but I’ve always hated the PvP aspect of it. Warframe then becomes perfect for players like me.

    • Matthew Tan on July 25, 2018

      Warframe is the kind of game that only gets legit fun at higher levels, when u do 3h endurance runs on endless missions and need to kill enemies to stay on the mission for longer. But to get there, it’s a long and hard grind. I took 1.6k+ hours just to get to where I am and I’m about an early to middle, nearer to middle, level player, able to handle up to 1h runs tops before having to retreat due to too hard-to-kill enemies. Another thing that is the usually in app purchase only currency most games have (Platinum in Warframe’s case) can be obtained through grinding through the game and selling the items you get to other players and in the Warframe trading system, Platinum is the standard currency to use. So it’s bit hard to get exclusive credit if you play the the enough. But for me, it’s selling point was the hours of mindless grinding you can he get from the game for destrsss

      • Cloak on July 27, 2018

        Whatever helps you sleep at night, I’m not going to argue with that.

    • Envy on July 25, 2018

      “boring” Get out of here. You must not realize how much content is in Warframe. It’s the reason why most MMO/Paid shooter’s RPG’s are dying is because of Warframe. Once you get into the game you will notice the customization of gun’s, Warframe’s, pet’s and etc. There’s so much free-will with how you want to play game ( Also it’s easy to catch up to veteran players with the right help)

      • Cloak on July 27, 2018

        Doesn’t matter how much content is put into the game if the core is dull and repetitive. Sounds to me you described the same game I played 3 years ago.

        And whatever “shooters/mmo’s have died from Warframe” were probably outed due to several other factors. Unless you have undeniable proof I will have to remain skeptical of that statement.

        My evidence, Counter strike had peak 386,955 and 161, 149 playing right now. Warframe 76,373 online and 98,463 peak. So yeah…it’s not killing anything. If I were to theorize I’d say Warframe is more likely to die before Counter-strike. And CS is more likely to die before PUBG.

  16. Mr.Tomato on July 23, 2018

    I like the tomato 😀