Genshin Impact is Replacing Tighnari’s English Voice Actor Elliot Gindi

Nawshad Noor
By Nawshad Noor
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Elliot Gindi, the voice actor of Tighnari, in Genshin Impact, is finally being replaced following sexual assault allegations.

Genshin Impact is an action RPG game developed by miHoYo, currently known as HoYoverse. The game is mainly free to play with a gacha monetization system. Players can spend real-world currency to purchase primogems and wish for their favorite characters and weapons.

As players are spending real money to wish for characters and weapons. HoYovsere makes the designs of these characters with utmost care and attention. Each of the characters has a unique backstory, full voice lines, different playstyle, eye-catching design, etc.

Tighnari is also such a character. Elliot Gindi was cast as the English voice actor of Tighnari on August 23, 2022. Everything was going fine, and fans loved the voice until the truth about Elliot Gindi came to light.

Elliot Gindi was recently accused of sexual assault allegations on different social media platforms. Many of Elliot Gindi’s victims came forward and shared screenshots of messages with Elliot Gindi. He even admitted to the allegations and said the screenshots were all true. Disgusted by such behavior, the whole of the Genshin Impact community demanded that HoYoverse change the voice actor of Toighnari.

A few days back, the hashtags, #Tighnari, and #Elliotgindi were trending with thousands of retweets, likes, and comments demanding the removal of Elliot. Finally, HoYoverse responded about the whole situation.

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HoYoverse Replacing Elliot Gindi as Tighnari’s Voice Actor:

On February 16th, the official Genshin Impact Twitter account made a post announcing the immediate removal of Elliot Gindi as Tighnari’s voice actor. Going forward he will not be voicing Tighnari in the subsequent versions of Genshin Impact.

They also mentioned that they are in talks about casting a new voice actor and redoing all of Tighnari’s old voice lines.

The tweet from the Genshin Impact Twitter reads,

“Dear Travelers,

After communications with the voice recording agency, we hereby confirm that Elliot Gindi, the English voice actor for Tighnari, will no longer be voicing the character in subsequent versions due to a breach of contract.

At present, we are communicating with the voice recording agency regarding matters of casting and re-recording. We will gradually replace Tighnari’s existing in-game voice lines, and issue these updates in the corresponding announcements. Thank you for your support, Travelers!”

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Nawshad Noor is a former Editor at GameRiv.