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Overwatch steals the limelight at the Golden Joystick Awards

Overwatch steals the limelight at the Golden Joystick Awards
The Golden Joystick Awards results are out - and Blizzard brings home no less than five awards for the triumphant Overwatch! As the end of the year grows closer, more awards are sure to follow for Overwatch as the game rakes in the popular votes with players - but will that be enough to make Overwatch rival other eSports giants in a sustained competitive scene?

On the awards, Editor-In-Chief of GamesRadar+ Daniel Dawkins, commented, “Overwatch is, arguably, 2016’s biggest breakout console hit and verges on a cultural phenomenon. Mechanically, it’s superb, but it’s the vibrant characters that have built an ultra-engaged community – and it’s this human affection that has powered Blizzard Entertainment’s game to five Golden Joystick Awards. Pokemon Go was *inarguably* a cultural phenomenon – and a deserved winner – plus it’s great to see Firewatch pick up Best Indie Game: a genuinely mature game, tackling complex human issues, but never preachy… with no guns in sight. As for Critics’ Choice winner, Titanfall 2: wow. That’s how you build a single-player campaign”.

The full list of Awards winners this year:


Best Original Game in association with The Sun - Overwatch
Best Storytelling - The Witcher 3:Blood and Wine
Best Visual Design - The Witcher 3:Blood and Wine
Best Audio in association with DTS - Fallout 4
Best Indie Game in association with Kotaku UK - Firewatch
Gaming Personality of the Year in association with Guiness World Records - Sean Plott (Day (9))
Best Multiplayer Game in association with PC Gamer Weekender - Overwatch
Competitive Play of the Year in association with PC Gamer Pro - Coldzera's jumping AWP quad kill at MLG Columbus
Best Gaming Moment in association with Absolute Radio - Play of the game in Overwatch
YouTube - Upcoming Personality of the Year - Jesse Cox
Studio of the Year in association with Edge - CD Projekt Red
Innovation of the Year - Pokémon GO
Lifetime Achievement Award - Eiji Aonuma
Best Gaming Platform - Steam
Best Gaming Performance - Doug Cockle
Competitive Game of the Year in association with PC Gamer Pro - Overwatch
Nintendo Game of the Year in association with Gamesmaster - The Legend of Zelda:Twilight Princess HD
Playstation Game of the Year in association with OPM - Uncharted 4:A Thief's End
Xbox Game of the Year in association with OXM - Rise of the Tomb Raider
PC Game of the Year in association with PC Gamer - Overwatch
Handheld/Mobile Game of the Year in association with Digital Spy - Pokémon GO
Breakthrough Award - Eric Barone - Stardew Valley
Hall of Fame - Lara Croft
Critics Choice Award - Titanfall 2
Most Wanted Game in association with Green Man Gaming - Mass Effect Andromeda
Ultimate Game of the Year in association with GamesRadar+ - Dark Souls 3