Every year on the night before G*Star begins, there would be an award ceremony to honor the best in Korean gaming for the year. The highest honor would be the Presidential Award, which Mabinogi won last year (link). And this year, Bluehole Studio’s maiden action MMORPG, TERA, clinched the coveted prize. TERA also won the 3 categories for best sound effect, graphics and character design.
In what I see as a 2-way fight between TERA and Nexon’s Cyphers, the latter won the award for most popular game together with a baseball game based on fan votes. The most outstanding company award was given to Nexon for its efforts in social work.