2016 is closing out in a big way for Blizzard‘s hero shooter, Overwatch, after it cleaned up at The Game Awards last night. This year’s iteration of the closest thing to the gaming industry’s version of the Oscars saw the game win four awards, including the biggest of them all, 2016’s Game of the Year.
Overwatch also won Best Esports Game, Best Multiplayer Game and Best Game Direction, making it the winningest title of them all at this year’s show. For Game of the Year, Overwatch beat out Titanfall 2, Doom, Inside, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 2, 2016
When accepting the final award, Blizzard’s Ray Gresko said “While we’ve been very happy with how the game has been received, we’re also extremely proud that this game and the world that we’re building has a message and it’s a message about heroism. It’s a message about diversity. It’s a message about a bright and positive and hopeful future. And these are all things that we really believe everyone needs a little bit of right now.”
GAMURS would like to congratulate Blizzard and the Overwatch team for all of the game’s early success and its huge potential as the next big esport.
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