08 Dec The 2018 Gaming Awards!
Another Game Awards has come and gone and this year’s was something to be remembered. A huge variety of games, teams, players, and streamers alike to the stage to claim the priceless Game Award trophy. The winners of each category were chosen by the fans and there was a lot of diversity in choices for games, genres, and players. Not everyone picked “Shroud” or “Faker” this time (gotta give the other guys a chance). I’m going to be doing a run-down on the biggest awards and their recipients.
First up, we have the prized Game of the Year award. This award had so many amazing games to choose from and the winner surprised many fans. The nominees were Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft Quebec / Ubisoft), Celeste (Matt Makes Games), God of War (Sony Santa Monica / SIE), Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / SIE), Monster Hunter: World (Capcom),and Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games).
Can you imagine the struggle fans had at trying to pick a winner??? Knowing the hype around the game, everyone thought the clear winner was Red Dead Redemption, but to many of our surprises, God of War took home the trophy. With its unique storyline and fight mechanics, the fans chose God of War as the best game of 2018.
Next up is the award for Best Esports Moment, and might I just say, this one could’ve gone anywhere. With moments such as the KT vs IG Base Race in the LoL World Championship, SonicFox switching sides against Go1 in DBZ, and OG upsetting LGD in the DOTA 2 Finals, this was definitely one of the hardest categories to choose from. The winner, however, was probably guessed by many CS:GO fans. C9’s massive comeback win over FaZe in TRIPLE OT won out among the nominees and for good reason. Both C9 and FaZe were exceptionally good teams going into the Boston ELeague Major, and C9 wasn’t going to let FaZe by without a fight. C9 finally bested the crowd favorite and walked away with their chins up and the crowd roaring.
The last award we’re going to talk about is the Content Creator of the Year award. This award was given to the streamer, youtuber, or gamer that fans loved the absolute most. Many popular faces were on the list such as Myth, Pokimane, and Dr. Lupo, so competition was pretty tough. Well, it WOULD’VE been tough if the most famous streamer in the world, “Ninja”, wasn’t on the list. Ninja, probably the most famous streamer in gaming history, has been playing Fortnite since it first came out and very little can come close to his skill and knowledge of the game. His popularity skyrocketed and even landed him on the cover of Sports Illustrated, something a gamer has never done. Richard Tyler Blevins took home Content Creator of the year with a smile that stretched across the entire stage.
If you’d like to read more on the awards and see the rest of the categories and their winners, check out this website! https://www.polygon.com/game-awards-tga/2018/12/6/18130000/the-game-awards-winners-2018