First-Ever Network Televised Gamers’ Choice Awards Announces Nominees

Celebrities and sports stars will join forces with the biggest names in gaming for the inaugural Gamers’ Choice Awards (GCA), from the creators of the Teen Choice Awards.

The GCA show is the first and only network televised awards show celebrating the booming worlds of gaming and e-sports. An unprecedented 12 network hours, across CBS and CBS Sports Network, focus on the GCA’s.

Today, a number of the nominees were announced and profiledon CBS on the first of two GCA Nomination Preview Shows, hosted by VH1 personality  Carrie Keagan and gaming expert Marcus ‘djWHEAT’ Graham, executive director and the face of, the largest live streaming video game service in the U.S. They will also host the Gamers’ Choice December 9 telecast. Part two of the GCA Preview Show airs tomorrow, Sunday, November 18th following the NFL game on CBS.

Fans can vote for their favorites at now through November 27, where there is the complete list of nominees. The GCA’s are the only 100% fan-voted Awards Show in the world of gaming.

The Awards winners will be honored on the 2018 Gamers’ Choice Awardsbroadcast exclusively on CBS On Sunday, December 9thfrom 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST, immediately following the NFL game.

Categories and nominations include:

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
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