Major television network CBS announced The Gamers’ Choice Awards, which is scheduled for December 9. The show is being created to celebrate eSports and gaming alike, with nominees encompassing eSports teams, streamers, and fan favorite games.
Quite a few celebrities were nominated as well, including Post Malone, Olivia Munn, Kenny Omega, and much more. There’s even an award for a favorite retro game character that includes nominees like…Bonk? Other categories include favorite video game character, best mobile game, favorite multiplayer game, gaming moments of the year, and a whole bunch more. The full list of categories and nominees is posted below.
This award show looks pretty interesting and is giving me some Spike TV Game Awards vibes with the inclusion of all these celebrity nominees. It remains to be seen as exactly what the tone is for this, but buckle up for what is sure to be quite a night either way. Personally, I’m now hoping Bonk takes retro character of the year award at The Gamers’ Choice Awards.
In other gaming awards news, The Game Awards is on the horizon and the nominees are in. Many people are talking about the Game of the Year category which features big hitters like Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, and indie darling Celeste. Check out the full list of The Gamers’ Choice Awards nominees below.
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