At CBS’ first Gamers’ Choice Awards, which aired Dec. 10, Overwatch personalities took home a few awards for the game. It was Fortnite that took home the fan-favorite esports game award, but Overwatch casters, a player, and a host rounded out the night with three awards.
Overwatch League casters Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles and Erik “DoA” Lonnquist won the Gamers’ Choice Award for fan-favorite esports casting duo. London Spitfire DPS Park “Profit” Joon-yeong was awarded the title of Overwatch’s fan-favorite player, while Overwatch League host Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez took home the fan-favorite esports host award. (Mendez continues to work throughout the esports industry and is not exclusively an Overwatch League host.)
This is more awards than the game took home at the weekend’s other game industry award show, The Game Awards. Overwatch did get one major honor at the event, however: Blizzard won the award for best esports game at The Game Awards, beating out Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Fortnite, and League of Legends.
Mendez was also nominated at The Game Awards for a similar role, but lost to Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere.
There’s plenty more awards to be given out as folks round-up the best moments and games before entering into the new year. Blizzard’s sure to rack up a few more accolades before we move into 2019.