2018 Gamers’ Choice Awards: How to watch, nominees, winners

Gamers’ Choice Awards

The 2018 Gamers’ Choice Awards, the first video game awards show shown on a broadcast network, has just wrapped on CBS.

The show aired at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT), running for about an hour. Unlike The Game Awards, which streamed online on Thursday, the CBS awards show appears to be constructed mainly from fan voting. 

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If you can’t access a CBS station over an antenna or from a cable provider, you can sign up for CBS All Access’ 7-day free trial. After that trial, the service costs $6 per month for a plan with limited commercials and $10 per month for commercial-free. Commercials will be a part of the CBS livestream though, regardless of the plan.

You can also get CBS by signing up for one of the many online video subscription services that can substitute for a cable or satellite subscription, such as PlayStation Vue, DirectTV Now, Hulu with Live TV ($39.99 at Hulu) and YouTube TV. CBS is not currently available on Sling TV.

Categories and a sampling of the nominees are below, and winners will be bolded as they are announced. For categories where we do not have the nominees, we are listing the winners at the end of the list. Several of the winners are being announced on the awards’ shows Twitter account. 

Fan Favorite Male Gamer/Streamer



Dr. Disrespect


Winner: TimTheTatman


Dr. Lupo



Fan Favorite Female Gamer/ Streamer

Winner: Imane “Pokimane” Anys

Rumay “Hafu” Wang (itsHafu)

Kristen “KittyPlays” Michaela


Kat “Mystik” Gunn

Kim “Geguri” Se-Yeon

Amira “Xmiramira”

Julia “Juliano” Kiran

Zainab “zAAz” Turkie

Fan Favorite Game

Winner: Fortnite

God of War

Marvel’s Spider-Man


Dragon Ball FighterZ


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


Counter Strike: Global Offensive

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Rocket League

Winner: Fortnite

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Most Anticipated Game

Winner: The Last of Us 2

Kingdom Hearts 3

The Elder Scrolls 6

 Death Stranding

Cyberpunk 2077

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Rage 2

Days Gone


Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

Fan Favorite Esports Team


Team Liquid

Team Solo Mid

100 Thieves

Winner: FaZe Clan



Gaming Moment of the Year

Winner: 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

Joseph Saelee becomes Tetris World Champion

Soviet Womble attempts a tactical strategy

Fan Favorite Retro Character

Winner: 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)


Post Malone

Snoop Dogg


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.

Winner: JuJu Smith-Schuster

David Price

Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Actor)

Vin Diesel

Mila Kunis

Winner: Terry Crews

Olivia Munn

Zac Efron

Henry Cavill

Fan Favorite Esports Moment

Winner: 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





Chrono Trigger

Winner: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Jet Set Radio

Fan Favorite Video Game Character

Kratos (God of War)

Connor (Detroit: Become Human)

Winner: 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

Winner: Pokemon Go


Arena of Valor

Alto’s Odyssey


Fan Favorite Multiplayer Game

Winner: Fortnite

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4


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

Winner: Call of Duty: World League Grand Finals

Fan Favorite Collegiate Esport Team

Belleview University

University of Utah

Maryville University

University of Washington

Winner: Ohio State

UC Irvine

Robert Morris University

UC Berkeley

Additional categories and winners are below. More can be found on the Gamers’ Choice Awards Twitter account.

Fan Favorite Male Voice Actor winner: Christopher Judge as Kratos from God of War

Fan Favorite Esports Host winner: Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez

Fan Favorite Sports Game winner: Rocket League

Fan Favorite Gamer (Athlete) winner: Juju Smite-Schuster

Fan Favorite Esports Player (Super Smash Bros Melee) winner: Mang0

Fan Favorite VR game winner: Beats Saber

Fan Favorite Esports Player (Overwatch): Profit

Fan Favorite Esports Player (League of Legends): Faker

Fan Favorite Esports Player (Dota 2): Miracle

Fan Favorite Esports Player (PUBG): FuzzFace

Fan Favorite Esports Player (Rocket League): Squishy

Fan Favorite Supernova award: Ninja

Fan Favorite Esports Player (CS: Go): s1mple

Fan Favorite Esports Player (Fortnite): Ninja

Fan Favorite Esports Player (Dragon Ball FighterZ): SonicFox

Fan Favorite Esports Caster Duo: Monte and Dog

Fan Favorite Esports League Format: Fortnite Skirmishes

Fan Favorite Esports Caster: CouRage

Fan Favorite Gaming Event/Convention: TwitchCon

Fan Favorite Gaming Device: PC

Fan Favorite Indie Game: Subnautica

Fan Favorite Role Playing Game: Monster Hunter World

Fan Favorite Single Player Gaming Experience: Marvel’s Spider-Man

Fan Favorite Shooter Game: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Fan Favorite Action Game: Marvel’s Spider-Man

Fan Favorite Battle Royale Game: Fortnite

Fan Favorite MMORPG: Wow: Battle for Azeroth

Fan Favorite Family-Friendly Multiplayer Game: Super Mario Party

Fan Favorite Fighting Game: Dragon Ball FighterZ

Fan Favorite Retro Game: Super Mario Bros.

Fan Favorite Fall Release: Red Dead Redemption 2

Fan Favorite Streaming Service: Twitch

Fan Favorite Female Voice Actor: Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft in Shadow of the Tomb Raider 

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