Published on December 12th, 2018 | by DJ Luos


Inside The Red Carpet At The 1st Ever Gamers Choice Awards

The Gamers Choice Awards pays homage to top Gamers as well as Streamers, You tube stars, Celebrities from TV, Film and Sports. The Same producers who created the Teen Choice Awards are behind the Gamers Choice Awards with winners determined by the public via online votes. The response far exceeded expectations, with over 2.1 million votes cast. Rock n Roll icons KISS performed opening up for the first ever TV special, and paid homage to the creative genius of Stan Lee who is credited with laying the foundation for many games and gaming characters.

The show was hosted by VH1 personality Carrie Keagan and gaming expert Marcus ‘dj Wheat’ Graham of Twitch TV. Top gamers and esports stars were in attendance including Ninja, who brought home three Gamers’ Choice Awards, taking home honors for Fan Favorite Esports Player of the Year, Fan Favorite Gamer Moment and the 2018 Super Nova Honor. Fortnite led the gaming sector with five GCA Fan Favorite Awards. The Fan Favorite Male and Female Streamers of the Year were TimTheTatman and Pokimane, respectively. Other winners announced on air included Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews, named Fan Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Actor). His pre-teen son, Isaiah, joined him on stage where Crews proudly said, “Getting closer through gaming, sharing fun times and VR experiences literally made me young again and keeps me young non-stop and I just want to dedicate this award to my son.” Snoop Dogg was awarded Fan Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Musician).

Carrie Keagan and Marcus ‘dj Wheat’ Graham on the Red Carpet Photo Credit: DJ LUOS

Also in attendance were Tony Hawk, Tom Green, Tara Lipinski, Jordan Fisher, Chandler Riggs, Felicia Day, Chuck Lidell, Camilla Luddington, Rhett McLaughlin, Link Neal, Tito Ortiz, and Lil Yachty. The one hour special aired on CBS-TV on Sunday, December 9th. The pre-show red carpet and other festivities were streamed live via Twitch. KISS begins their final tour, The End Of The Road Tour, on January 31, 2019 in Vancouver after a 45 year stellar career. The Hall of Famers have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and have planned the tour and special experiences to thank their fans for their loyalty over the years.

KISS opens up at the first ever Gamers Choice Awards Photo Credit: DJ LUOS

The winners of the other categories, a total of 50, are:

Fan Favorite Game: Fortnite
Fan Favorite Male Gamer/Streamer presented by Overpowered: TimTheTatman
Fan Favorite Female Gamer/Streamer:  Pokimane
Most Anticipated Game: The Last of Us II
Fan Favorite Action Game: Marvel’s Spider-Man
Fan Favorite Single Player Gaming Experience: Marvel’s Spider-Man
Fan Favorite Multiplayer Game: Fortnite
Fan Favorite Shooter Game: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Fan Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Actor): Terry Crews
Fan Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Athlete): Juju Smith-Schuster
Fan Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Musician): Snoop Dogg
Fan Favorite Esports Team: FaZe Clan
Fan Favorite Esports Game: Fortnite
Fan Favorite Esports Player (League of Legends): Faker
Fan Favorite Battle Royale Game: Fortnite
Fan Favorite Fighting Game: DragonBall FighterZ
Fan Favorite Sports/Racing Game: Rocket League
Fan Favorite Family-Friendly Multiplayer Game: Super Mario Party
Fan Favorite Role-Playing Game: Monster Hunter: World
Fan Favorite MMORPG: World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth
Fan Favorite VR Game: Beat Saber
Fan Favorite Mobile Game: Pokémon GO
Most Desired Franchise Resurrection: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Fan Favorite Indie Game: Subnautica
Fan Favorite Gaming Device: PC
Fan Favorite Gaming Convention: TwitchCon
Favorite Streaming Service: Twitch
Fan Favorite Gaming Moment presented by HyperX: Drake plays with Ninja
Fan Favorite Female Voice Actor: Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft (Shadow of the Tomb Raider)
Fan Favorite Character of the Year: Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Marvel’s Spider-Man)
Fan Favorite Retro Game: Super Mario Brothers
Fan Favorite Retro Character: Mario (Super Mario Bros.)
Fan Favorite Esports Player (Dota 2): Miracle
Fan Favorite Esports Player (Super Smash Bros Melee): Magn0
Fan Favorite Esports Player (Dragon Ball FighterZ): SonicFox
Fan Favorite Esports Player (CS:GO): s1mple
Fan Favorite Esports Player (Overwatch): Profit
Fan Favorite Esports Player (Rocket League): Squishy
Fan Favorite Esports Player (PUBG): Fuzzface
Fan Favorite Esports Player (Fortnite): Ninja
Fan Favorite Overall Esports Player: Ninja
Fan Favorite Esports Caster Duo: Monte and Doa
Fan Favorite Esports Caster: CouRage
Fan Favorite Esports Event of the Year: Call of Duty: World League Grand Finals
Fan Favorite Esports Moment: Cloud9 Wins Boston Major
Fan Favorite Esports League Format: Fortnite – Community Skirmishes
Fan Favorite Male Voice Actor: Christopher Judge as Kratos (God of War)
Fan Favorite Collegiate Esports Team Presented by iBuyPower: Ohio State
Fan Favorite Esports Host: Alex ‘Goldenboy’ Mendez
Fan Favorite Fall Release: Red Dead Redemption 2

Ninja being interviewed on the Red Carpet Photo Credit: DJ LUOS



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