The medal system as pretty arbitrary along with PoTG, however PoTG has less of an impact on player behavior than medals. Maybe a rework to medals one day could be a good idea, for the life of me I dont know what they’d do though lol.
I agree with you in that the Medal system encourages bad gameplay though. PoTG I havent seen as much. Mostly just the one player getting the warm and fuzzies and the rest leaving the match because they lived it once real time then again in the kill cam and dont want to relive it a third lol