Golden Joysticks, Gamers Choice, And The Game Awards Details

We seem to be awash with awards ceremonies at the moment, be they the long established Golden Joystick awards here in the UK, the trailer-fest known as The Game Awards, or the brand new Gamers Choice Awards that will be televised by CBS in the states.

The Golden Joysticks have already been presented and God of War cleaned up, expand the section below for the winners.


Golden Joystick Awards Winners

Best Storytelling
God of War (Sony/SIE Santa Monica)

Best Competitive Game
Fortnite (Epic Games)

Best Cooperative Game
Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)

Best Indie Game
Dead Cells (Motion Twin)

Best Visual Design
God of War (Sony/SIE Santa Monica)

Best Audio
God of War (Sony/SIE Santa Monica)

Still Playing Award
World of Tanks (Wargaming)

Best Performance
Bryan Dechart for Detroit: Become Human (Sony/Quantic Dream)

Best VR Game
Skyrim VR (Bethesda)

Mobile Game of the Year
PUBG Mobile (PUBG Corp.)

PC Game of the Year
Subnautica (Unkown Worlds Entertainment)

PlayStation Game of the Year
God of War (Sony/SIE Santa Monica)

Xbox Game of the Year
Forza Horizon 4 (Microsoft/Playground Games)

Nintendo Game of the Year
Octopath Traveler (Nintendo/Square Enix)

Breakthrough Developer Award
Unknown Worlds Entertainment

Most Wanted Game
Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red)

Critics’ Choice Award
Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Dark Souls Director Hidetaka Miyazaki

Outstanding Contribution
Microsoft for the Xbox Adaptive Controller

Esports Games of the Year

Game of the Year

The Gamers Choice Awards will air on CBS on December 9th and are very focused on esports and personalities.

Gamers Choice Awards Nominees

Fan Favorite Male Gamer/ Streamer

  • Ninja
  • Shroud
  • Dr. Disrespect
  • Tyler1
  • TimTheTatman
  • Summit1g
  • Dr. Lupo
  • Tfue
  • Lirik

Fan Favorite Female Gamer/ Streamer

  • Imane “Pokimane” Anys
  • Rumay “Hafu” Wang (itsHafu)
  • Kristen “KittyPlays” Michaela
  • AnneMunition
  • Kat “Mystik” Gunn
  • Kim “Geguri” Se-Yeon
  • Amira “Xmiramira”
  • Julia “Juliano” Kiran
  • Zainab “zAAz” Turkie

Fan Favorite Game

  • Fortnite
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Overwatch
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Celeste
  • League of Legends
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  • Monster Hunter: World

Fan Favorite Esports Game

  • League of Legends
  • Dota 2
  • Overwatch
  • Counter Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Rocket League
  • Fortnite
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Most Anticipated Game

  • The Last of Us 2
  • Kingdom Hearts 3
  • The Elder Scrolls 6
  • Death Stranding
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Rage 2
  • Days Gone
  • Anthem
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

Fan Favorite Esports Team

  • Cloud9
  • Team Liquid
  • Team Solo Mid
  • 100 Thieves
  • FaZe Clan
  • G2
  • Fnatic

Gaming Moment of the Year

  • Ninja Plays with Drake
  • The_Happy_Hob beats the Dark Souls Trilogy without taking a single hit
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 has the biggest opening weekend of any entertainment property ($725 million)
  • Dr. DisRespect hits a $100 headshot
  • Tyler1 returns to League of Legends
  • 16 year old Joseph Saelee becomes Tetris World Champion
  • Soviet Womble attempts a tactical strategy

Fan Favorite Retro Character

  • Mario (Super Mario Bros.)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong)
  • Pacman (Pacman)
  • Bomberman (Bomberman)
  • Bonk (Bonk’s Adventure)
  • Mega Man (Mega Man)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Samus Aran (Metroid)

Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Musician)

  • Marshmello
  • Post Malone
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Drake
  • Lupe Fiasco
  • Justin Bieber

Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Athlete)

  • Austin Creed (AKA Xavier Woods)
  • Gordon Hayward
  • Kenny Omega
  • Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson
  • Ronda Rousey
  • Jeremy Lin
  • Neymar Jr.
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster
  • David Price

Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Actor)

  • Vin Diesel
  • Mila Kunis
  • Terry Crews
  • Olivia Munn
  • Zac Efron
  • Henry Cavill

Fan Favorite Esports Moment

  • Cloud 9’s League of Legends Worlds Run
  • OG wins The International 8
  • Mew2King wins Smash Summit 6
  • Cloud 9 wins Boston Major
  • NRG’s 0 second goal in Grand Finals of RLCS
  • Evil Geniuses wins Call of Duty: World League Grand Finals

Most Desired Franchise Resurrection

  • Half-life
  • F-Zero
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Earthbound
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Jet Set Radio

Fan Favorite Video Game Character

  • Kratos (God of War)
  • Connor (Detroit: Become Human)
  • Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Marvel’s Spider-Man)
  • Lara Croft (Shadow of the Tomb Raider)
  • Leo Caruso (A Way Out)
  • Alexios and Kassandra (Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey)

Fan Favorite Mobile Game

  • PUBG Mobile
  • Pokemon Go
  • Florence
  • Arena of Valor
  • Alto’s Odyssey
  • Vandals

Fan Favorite Multiplayer Game

  • Fortnite
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Overwatch
  • A Way Out
  • World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth
  • PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Monster Hunter: World

Fan Favorite Esport Event of the Year

  • League of Legends Worlds
  • Dota 2 The International
  • Overwatch League Grand Finals
  • Evolution 2018
  • ELEAGUE Boston Major
  • Call of Duty: World League Grand Finals

Fan Favorite Collegiate Esport Team

  • Belleview University
  • University of Utah
  • Maryville University
  • University of Washington
  • Ohio State
  • UC Irvine
  • Robert Morris University
  • UC Berkeley

And finally we have The Game Awards 2018 which have expanded to include esports.

The Game Awards 2018

Game of The Year

  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Celeste
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Game Direction

  • A Way Out
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Art Direction

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • God of War
  • Return of the Obra Dinn

Best Score and Music

  • Celeste
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Performance

  • Bryan Dechart as Connor, Detroit: Become Human 
  • Christopher Judge as Kratos, God of War
  • Melissanthi Mahut as Kassandra, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Roger Clark as Arthur Mogan, Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Yuri Lowenthal as Peter Parker, Marvel’s Spider-Man

Best Independent Game Nominees

  • Celeste
  • Dead Cells
  • Into the Breach
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • The Messenger

Best Esports Game

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch

Best Narrative

  • Detroit: Become Human 
  • God of War
  • Life is Strange 2 Episode 1
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Games for Impact

  • 11-11 Memories Retold
  • Celeste
  • Florence
  • Life is Strange 2 Episode 1
  • The Missing J.J.MacField and the Island of Memories 

Best Audio Design

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Debut Independent Game

  • Donut County 
  • Florence
  • Moss
  • The Messenger
  • Yoku’s Island Express

Best Mobile Game

  • Donut County 
  • Florence
  • Fortnite
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Reigns Game of Thrones

Best VR/AR Game

  • Astro Bot Rescue Mission
  • Beat Saber
  • Firewall Zero Hour
  • Moss
  • Tetris Effect

Best Action Game

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Dead Cells
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Far Cry 5
  • Megaman 11

Best Action Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Best RPG

  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Pillars of Eternity II Deadfire

Best Fighting Game

  • Blazeblue Cross Tag Battle
  • Dragonball Fighter Z
  • Soul Calibur VI
  • Street Fighter V Arcade Edition

Best Family Game

  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • Nintendo Labo
  • Overcooked 2
  • Starlink Battle for Atlas
  • Super Mario Party

Best Strategy Game

  • Battletech
  • Frost Punk
  • Into the Breach
  • The Banner Saga 3
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • FIFA 19
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • NBA 2K19
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Fortnite
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Sea of Thieves

Best Esports Player

  • Dominique “SonicFox” McLean
  • Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi
  • Jian “Uzi” Zihao
  • Alexander “S1mple” Kostylev
  • Bang “Jjonak” Sungh Hyeon

Best Esports Team

  • Fnatic, League of Legends
  • Astralis, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Cloud 9, League of Legends
  • London Spitfire, Overwatch
  • OG, Dota 2

Best Esports Coach

  • Bok “Repeared” Han Gyu, Cloud 9, League of Legends
  • Danny “Zonic” Sorensen, Astralis, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dylan Falco, Fnatic, League of Legends
  • Yamato Cannon, Team Vitality, League of Legends
  • Janko “YNk” Paunovic, MIBR, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Cristian “Ppasarel” Banaseanu, OG, Dota 2

Best Esports Event

  • Overwatch League Grand Finals
  • League of Legends World Championship
  • ELEAGUE Major (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • The International Dota 2 Championships
  • The Evolution Championship Series (EVO)

Best Esports Host

  • Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
  • Alex “Machine” Richardson
  • Paul “Redeye” Chaloner
  • Anders Blume
  • Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez

Best Esports Moment

  • OG’s upset at Dota 2 Finals
  • KT versus IG’s Base Race at the LL worlds
  • Cloud 9’s triple-overtime comeback win at ELeague
  • G2 beating RnG at League Worlds
  • SonicFox’s side switch and win at EVO

Content Creator of the Year

  • Dr. Lupo
  • Myth
  • Ninja
  • Pokimane
  • Willyrex

Best Student Game

  • Combat 2018 from Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
  • Dash Quasar from University of California Santa Cruz
  • Gera from Digipen Institute of Technology in Spain
  • LIFF from iStart Digital in France
  • RE: Charge from the Massachusetts Institue of Technology.

Best Ongoing game

  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Overwatch
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Source: WCFtech / PSL / TheGameAwards

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  1. What’s the point of even watching. Red dead 2 will win everything and other great titles will not get a chance. Far better games that came out this year better than RDR2

    • I don’t think RDR2 will win Best Independent Game :) But I wouldn’t be surprised if it won a fair few of them.

    • RDR2 seems to have been released too late to be nominated in a lot of awards. So half of the approximately 9000 different game of the year awards will go to something that clearly isn’t the game of the year.

      The other half will probably get it right and just name RDR2 in every possible category.

      It really is game of the year. Game of the whole generation even.

      • I disagree, God of war is better. I am finding RDR2 to be a chore and petty missions with buddies gets boring after the second chapter. I guess the first one was so new at the time, it was amazing but this now feels like yeh ok been here and done this already.

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