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CBS to Host ‘Gamers’ Choice Awards’

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CBS will be hosting its own game awards show celebration this year, fully stacked with celebrities and sports stars. Surprise guest and the biggest names in gaming will join forces to kickoff the inaugural Gamers’ Choice Awards, which is being put together by the creators of the Teen Choice Awards.

The GCA show is the first and only network televised awards show celebrating the popular worlds of gaming and e-sports. An unprecedented 12 network hours, across CBS and CBS Sports Network, will focus on the GCA’s. Along with the announcement, a number of the nominees were announced and profiled on CBS on the first of two GCA Nomination Preview Shows, hosted by VH1 personality Carrie Keagan and gaming expert Marcus ‘djWHEAT’ Graham, the executive director and the face of Twitch.tv.

Graham and Keagan will also host the Gamers’ Choice event on the December 9th telecast. Part two of the GCA Preview Show airs tomorrow, Sunday, November 18th following the NFL game on CBS. Fans can vote for their favorites at gamerschoice.tv now through November 27th, where you will also find the complete list of nominees. The GCA’s are the only 100% fan-voted Awards Show in the world of gaming.

The Awards winners will be honored on the 2018 Gamers’ Choice Awards broadcast exclusively on CBS On Sunday, December 9th from 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST, immediately following the NFL game.

Categories and nominations include:

Fan Favorite Male Gamer/ Streamer

Ninja
Shroud
Dr. Disrespect
Tyler1
TimTheTatman
Summit1g
Dr. Lupo
Tfue
Lirik

Fan Favorite Female Gamer/ Streamer

Imane “Pokimane” Anys
Rumay “Hafu” Wang (itsHafu)
Kristen “KittyPlays” Michaela
AnneMunition
Kat “Mystik” Gunn
Kim “Geguri” Se-Yeon
Amira “Xmiramira”
Julia “Juliano” Kiran
Zainab “zAAz” Turkie

Fan Favorite Game

Fortnite
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Overwatch
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Celeste
League of Legends
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
Monster Hunter: World

Fan Favorite Esports Game

League of Legends
Dota 2
Overwatch
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Rocket League
Fortnite
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Most Anticipated Game

The Last of Us 2
Kingdom Hearts 3
The Elder Scrolls 6
Death Stranding
Cyberpunk 2077
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Rage 2
Days Gone
Anthem
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

Fan Favorite Esports Team

Cloud9
Team Liquid
Team Solo Mid
100 Thieves
FaZe Clan
G2
Fnatic

Gaming Moment of the Year

Ninja Plays with Drake
The_Happy_Hob beats the Dark Souls Trilogy without taking a single hit
Red Dead Redemption 2 has the biggest opening weekend of any entertainment property ($725 million)
Dr. DisRespect hits a $100 headshot
Tyler1 returns to League of Legends
16 year old Joseph Saelee becomes Tetris World Champion
Soviet Womble attempts a tactical strategy

Fan Favorite Retro Character

Mario (Super Mario Bros.)
Link (The Legend of Zelda)
Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong)
Pacman (Pacman)
Bomberman (Bomberman)
Bonk (Bonk’s Adventure)
Mega Man (Mega Man)
Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Samus Aran (Metroid)

Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Musician)

Marshmello
Post Malone
Snoop Dogg
Drake
Lupe Fiasco
Justin Bieber

Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Athlete)

Austin Creed (AKA Xavier Woods)
Gordon Hayward
Kenny Omega
Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson
Ronda Rousey
Jeremy Lin
Neymar Jr.
JuJu Smith-Schuster
David Price

Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Actor)

Vin Diesel
Mila Kunis
Terry Crews
Olivia Munn
Zac Efron
Henry Cavill

Fan Favorite Esports Moment

Cloud 9’s League of Legends Worlds Run
OG wins The International 8
Mew2King wins Smash Summit 6
Cloud 9 wins Boston Major
NRG’s 0 second goal in Grand Finals of RLCS
Evil Geniuses wins Call of Duty: World League Grand Finals

Most Desired Franchise Resurrection

Half-life
F-Zero
Banjo-Kazooie
Earthbound
Chrono Trigger
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Jet Set Radio

Fan Favorite Video Game Character

Kratos (God of War)
Connor (Detroit: Become Human)
Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Marvel’s Spider-Man)
Lara Croft (Shadow of the Tomb Raider)
Leo Caruso (A Way Out)
Alexios and Kassandra (Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey)

Fan Favorite Mobile Game

PUBG Mobile
Pokemon Go
Florence
Arena of Valor
Alto’s Odyssey
Vandals

Fan Favorite Multiplayer Game

Fortnite
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Overwatch
A Way Out
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth
PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds
Destiny 2: Forsaken
Monster Hunter: World

Fan Favorite Esport Event of the Year

League of Legends Worlds
Dota 2 The International
Overwatch League Grand Finals
Evolution 2018
ELEAGUE Boston Major
Call of Duty: World League Grand Finals

Fan Favorite Collegiate Esport Team

Belleview University
University of Utah
Maryville University
University of Washington
Ohio State
UC Irvine
Robert Morris University
UC Berkeley

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