Gamers' Choice Awards

The Gamers’ Choice Awards, which showcases fan-favorite video games from the year, aired this weekend, marking Fortnite among gamers favorite game from 2018.

Unlike the Game Awards show in Los Angeles on Thursday, which was only available via livestream, the Gamers’ Choice Awards was shown on CBS for an hour on Saturday, making it the first video games awards show on a broadcast network. All categories highlight “fan favorites” from video games released this year, to favorite streamers, and even favorite video game moments.

Fortnite stole the show, taking home five ‘fan-favorite’ awards, most notably as “Fan Favorite Game’, beating out both God of War and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Ninja, a popular Twitch streamer of Fortnite, won ‘Fan Favorite Gaming Moment ’, ‘Fan Favorite Esports Player’ (Fortnite/Overall), and the ‘Fan Favorite Supernova Award’; Ninja won the second most awards of the night.

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is a popular Twitch streamer and professional Battle Royale player.

The GCA also had winners in other esports games, like PUBG, Super Smash Bros Melee, and DragonBall FighterZ, highlighting those who play video games competitively and the moments that fans won’t forget from esports this year, like Cloud9 winning the Boston Major.

A complete list of winners from the Gamers’ Choice Awards can be found below:

Fan Favorites:

Game: Fortnite (Epic Games)

Multiplayer Game: Fortnite (Epic Games)

Esports Game: Fortnite (Epic Games)

Battle Royale Game: Fortnite (Epic Games)

Male Gamer/ Streamer (Presented by Overpowered): TimTheTatman

Female Gamer/Streamer: Pokimane

Action Game: Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games/SIE)

Single Player Gaming Experience: Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games/SIE)

Shooter Game: Call of Duty Black Ops 4 (Activision)

Celebrity Gamer (Actor): Terry Crews

Celebrity Gamer (Athlete): Juju Smith-Schuster

Celebrity Gamer (Musician): Snoop Dogg

Esports Team: FaZe Clan

Esports Player (League of Legends): Faker

Fighting Game: DragonBall FighterZ

Sports/Racing Game: Rocket League

Family-Friendly Multiplayer Game: Super Mario Party (Nintendo/NDcube)

Role-Playing Game: Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)

MMORPG: World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth (Blizzard)

VR Game: Beat Saber (Hyperbolic Magnetism)

Mobile Game: Pokémon GO (Niantic)

Indie Games: Subnautica (Unknown Worlds Entertainment)

Gaming Convention: TwitchCon

Streaming Service: Twitch

Gaming Moment: Drake Plays with Ninja

Male Voice Actor: Christopher Judgeas as Kratos (God of War)

Female Voice Actor: Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft (Shadow of the Tomb Raider)

Character of the Year: Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Marvel’s Spider-Man)

Retro Game: Super Mario Brothers (Nintendo)

Retro Character: Mario (Super Mario Brothers)

Esports Player (Dota 2): Miracle

Esports Player (Super Smash Bro Melee): Magn0

Esports Player (DragonBall FighterZ): SonicFox

Esports Player (CS:GO): s1mple

Esports Player (Rocket League): Squishy

Esports Player (Overwatch): Profit

Esports Player (PUBG): Fuzzface

Esports Player (Fortnite): Ninja

Overall Esports Player: Ninja

Esports Caster Duo: Monte and Doa

Esports Caster: CouRage

Esports Event of the Year: Call of Duty: World League Grand Finals

Esports Moment: Cloud9 Wins Boston Major

Esports League Format: Fortnite – Community Skirmishes

Collegiate Esports Team (Presented by iBuyPower): Ohio State

Esports Host: Alex ‘Goldenboy’ Mendez

Fall Release: Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)


Most Anticipated Game: The Last of Us II (SIE)

Most Desired Franchise Resurrection: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic