‘Uncharted 4’ & ‘Overwatch’ Biggest Winners From SXSW Gaming Awards

Posted by March 19, 2017 Comment

Last night, SXSW held their annual Gaming Awards on the second to last day of the massive entertainment festival. The event was hosted by Austin Creed (WWE’s Xavier Woods) and OMGitsfirefoxx, with appearances from Jacksepticeye, Rachel Quirico, Markiplier, Janet Varney, Starbomb, and Cirque du Soleil. Sadly, for anyone outside of Austin, the event didn’t receive as much attention as it should have, as the festival greatly underplayed this year’s awards and scaled back on advertisement and promotion of the event compared to previous years. Which is a shame because this year’s awards weren’t too shabby. But I admit, I enjoyed it because of Creed’s involvement, the guy is basically the best personality going these days for gaming culture with his personality and pure love for the genre. Even when the dude loses on his own channel, he’s having fun.

Below are the complete list of winners, with the top winners being Uncharted 4 (5 awards) Overwatch (4 awards) taking home the biggest prizes for the evening with Video Game of The Year and ESports Game Of The Year, respectfully. If you’d like to watch the awards yourself, we’ve included the full Twitch stream at the bottom for you to enjoy!

Excellence in SFX: Battlefield 1

Excellence in Musical Score: DOOM

Excellence in Technical Achievement: Battlefield 1

Excellence in Visual Achievement: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Excellence in Animation: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Excellence in Art: Firewatch

Excellence in Convergence: Batman: The Telltale Series

Excellence in Multiplayer: Overwatch

Most Memorable Character: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Most Promising New Intellectual Property: Overwatch

Most Fulfilling Community-Funded Game: Starbound

Excellence in Gameplay: DOOM

Excellence in Design: Dishonored 2

Excellence in Narrative: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award: That Dragon, Cancer

Gamer’s Voice Multiplayer: Arena Gods

Gamer’s Voice Single Player: Owlboy

Fan Creation of the Year: Brutal Doom 64

Trending Game of the Year:  Overwatch

ESports Game of the Year: Overwatch

Tabletop Game of the Year: Arkham Horror: The Card Game

Mobile Game of the Year: Pokémon GO

Video Game of the Year: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

(Last Updated March 19, 2017 8:28 am )

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