Apex Legends named Online Game of the Year at D.I.C.E. Awards

An Apex Predator at the awards show.

Image via Respawn Entertainment

Respawn Entertainment’s hit title Apex Legends has reached Apex Predator status at the D.I.C.E. Awards. The game was presented with the Online Game of the Year award last night at the 23rd annual awards show in Las Vegas.

Apex was up against the classic remake Modern Warfare, Destiny 2, Tetris 99, and Wargroove. Apex is one of the most popular games with about 70 million players worldwide and has blossomed into a highly competitive esport.

The biggest winner of the night wasn’t an esport, however. House House’s Untitled Goose Game‘s unique concept and gameplay was a global phenomenon during its release, spawning hilarious content and memes about the titular goose.

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The foul fowl was duly rewarded with three awards, including the coveted Game of the Year over heavyweight experiences like Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding and Remedy Entertainment’s Control.

The D.I.C.E. Awards are the “most credible, respected and recognized awards for the interactive entertainment community.” A total of 65 titles released in 2019 were up for prizes at the award night. Votes were cast by the academy’s 33,000 strong membership base.