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The Gamers' Choice Awards was an award show that honored the video game industry in 2018. It was held on December 3, 2018 and broadcast on December 9, 2018 on CBS.[3] It was the first televised gaming and esports awards show.[4]

Gamers' Choice Awards
Awarded forExcellence in video games
Sponsored byCBS
DateDecember 9, 2018 (2018-12-09)
VenueThe Fonda Theatre, Hollywood, California[1]
CountryUnited States
Hosted byCarrie Keagan and Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham[2]
Last awarded2018
Highlights
Most awardsFortnite (5)
Most nominationsGod of War (7)
Fan Favorite GameFortnite
Websitegamerschoice.tv
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBS

EventEdit

The idea for the show came from Michael Burg who was the Executive Producer for the Teen Choice Awards.[5][6] He got the idea while discussing live video game events with a friend who was a promoter in the industry.[1] Victor Borachuk also worked on production along with his company Jupiter Return, but left the project prior to the show's airing, citing creative differences.[1]

The awards were based on fan voting[4] and online public voting was held beginning November 17, 2018 to decide the winners.[5][6] Two previews shows were held on November 17 and November 18, 2018 and aired on CBS.[7] The initial shows were nomination shows prior to the main show on December 9.[1]

The award show was held on December 3, 2018 at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, California. KISS performed followed by a tribute to Stan Lee.[8] The competition featured 150 nominees in 22 categories.[1]

The show premiered on CBS on December 9, 2018, following an NFL game.[9] Winners included Ninja who was awarded Fan Favorite Esports Player of the Year, Fan Favorite Gamer Moment, and the 2018 Super Nova Honor.[8] Other winners included TimTheTatman and Pokimane who were named Streamers of the Year. Fortnite led the award shows with five fan favorite awards.[8] Additional winners included Terry Crews for Fan Favorite Celebrity Gamer and Snoop Dogg for Fan Favorite Music Artist Gamer.[10][11]

Winners and nomineesEdit

Video gamesEdit

Titles in bold won in their respective category.[4][12][3]

Fan Favorite Game Most Anticipated Game Fan Favorite Action Game
Fan Favorite Single Player Gaming Experience Fan Favorite Multiplayer Game Fan Favorite Shooter Game
Fan Favorite Mobile Game Fan Favorite Sports/Racing Game Fan Favorite Family-Friendly Multiplayer Game
Fan Favorite Esports Game Fan Favorite Battle Royale Game Fan Favorite Fighting Game
Fan Favorite Role-Playing Game Fan Favorite MMORPG Fan Favorite VR Game
Most Desired Franchise Resurrection Fan Favorite Indie Game Fan Favorite Fall Release
Fan Favorite Character of the Year Fan Favorite Male Voice Actor Fan Favorite Female Voice Actor
Fan Favorite Retro Game Fan Favorite Retro Character Fan Favorite Gaming Moment

Esports and celebritiesEdit

Fan Favorite Male Gamer/Streamer Fan Favorite Female Gamer/Streamer Fan Favorite Esports Player
  • Pokimane — Imane Anys
    • AnneMunition
    • Mystik — Kat Gunn
    • itsHafu — Rumay Wang
    • KittyPlays — Kristen Michaela
    • Geguri — Kim Se-Yeon
    • Xmiramira — Amira
    • Juliano — Julia Kiran
    • zAAb — Zainab Turkie
Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Musician) Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Athlete) Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Actor)
Fan Favorite Esports Team Fan Favorite Esports Moment Fan Favorite Esports Host
Fan Favorite Esports Event of the Year Fan Favorite Esports League Format Fan Favorite Collegiate Esports Team
Fan Favorite Esports Player (Dota 2) Fan Favorite Esports Player (Super Smash Bros Melee) Fan Favorite Esports Player (Dragon Ball FighterZ)
  • Miracle
    • Topson
    • Somnus
    • 7ckngMad
    • RAMZES666
    • No[o]ne
    • ana
Fan Favorite Esports Player (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) Fan Favorite Esports Player (Overwatch) Fan Favorite Esports Player (Rocket League)
  • Profit
  • Squishy
    • Kaydop
    • GarrettG
    • Turbopulsa
    • ViolentPanda
    • Kuxir
    • JSTN
Fan Favorite Esports Player (PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds) Fan Favorite Esports Player (Fortnite) Fan Favorite Esports Player (League of Legends)
  • Fuzzface
    • lionkk
    • Sambty
    • EscA
    • Pr0phie
  • Ninja
    • Tfue
    • Vivid
    • Poach
    • Cloakzy
Fan Favorite Esports Caster Fan Favorite Esports Caster Duo Favorite Streaming Service
  • Monte and Doa[13]
    • Artosis and Tasteless
    • Scar and Toph
    • Sajam and Tasty Steve
    • James Bardolph and ddk
    • James Chen and Ultra David
    • Achillos and Wolf
    • Brandon Smith and Richard Buckley

OtherEdit

Fan Favorite Gaming Device Fan Favorite Gaming Convention

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In official Gamers' Choice Awards press releases, this award is listed. However, no nominations for this category were published by the Gamers' Choice Awards.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Crecente, Brian (2018-12-14). "How Gamers' Choice Awards Failed to Live Up to the Hype, Ended in Potential Lawsuit". Variety. Archived from the original on 2018-12-16. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  2. ^ Fox, Sarah (2018-11-17). "CBS to Host 'Gamers' Choice Awards'". The Slanted. Archived from the original on 2018-12-16. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  3. ^ a b "2018 Gamers' Choice Awards". Archived from the original on 2018-12-14. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  4. ^ a b c Sorrentino, Mike. "2018 Gamers' Choice Awards: All the winners". CNET. Archived from the original on 2018-12-15. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  5. ^ a b c d Nelson, Samantha (2018-11-27). "Vote for the Gamers' Choice Awards". Escapist Magazine. Archived from the original on 2018-12-16. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  6. ^ a b Chalk, Andy (2018-11-19). "2018 Gamers' Choice Awards voting is now open". PC Gamer. Archived from the original on 2018-12-20. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  7. ^ Awards, Gamers' Choice (2018-11-17). "First-Ever Network Televised Gamers' Choice Awards Announces Nominees". GlobeNewswire News Room. Archived from the original on 2018-12-20. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  8. ^ a b c Haring, Bruce (2018-12-09). "Ninja Takes Home Three Honors In Gamers Choice Awards On CBS". Deadline. Archived from the original on 2018-12-16. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  9. ^ Awards, Gamers' Choice (2018-12-03). "KISS Opens First Ever Gamers' Choice Awards". GlobeNewswire News Room. Archived from the original on 2018-12-19. Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  10. ^ "Terry Crews and Son Attend Aquaman Premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre". BCK Online. 13 December 2018.
  11. ^ Garth, Gerald (10 December 2018). "2018 Gamers' Choice Awards Names Winners and Fan Faves". Chill.
  12. ^ Glyer, Mike (2018-11-19). "2018 Gamers' Choice Awards Nominees". File 770. Archived from the original on 2018-12-15. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  13. ^ Carpenter, Nicole (2018-12-10). "Overwatch takes home a few accolades at CBS' Gamers' Choice Awards". Dot Esports. Archived from the original on 2018-12-10. Retrieved 2018-12-20.