Overwatch wins big at DICE Awards

Blizzard Entertainment's hero-based shooter won four out of six awards it was nominated for.

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Blizzard is racking up even more awards for its 2016 hero-based shooter Overwatch.

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences awarded Overwatch with the title of 2016’s Game of the Year during the DICE Awards on Feb. 23 in Las Vegas. It’s taking over for Bethesda’s Fallout 4, which was awarded the honor for 2015 at last year’s event.

Overwatch was nominated for six awards, including Game of the Year. Of these, Overwatch won the categories for Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Design, Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay, and Action Game of the Year.

Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End beat out Overwatch for Outstanding Achievement in Animation and Outstanding Technical Achievement.

Overwatch, which was released in May of last year, has no shortage of awards to its name. Across PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, the game has amassed 25 million players.

Game titles are evaluated by a panel of Academy peers compromised of “the game industry’s most experienced and talented professionals.” Winners are chosen by academy members. A full list of winners in available on the DICE website.