ByFrank Fields, writer at
Storyteller. World builder. Bant loyalist. My life for Aiur, Magic, and esports.

While Uncharted 4: A Thief's End went into The Game Awards as the most nominated title, it was perhaps Overwatch that stole the show. Blizzard's multiplayer FPS won Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Multiplayer Game, and Best eSports Game; four awards was the most of any one title.

Blizzard developer and Overwatch lead Jeff Kaplan also happened to give one of the most epic speeches of all time. Among his barrage of "thank you"'s was a huge thanks to the community, including Twitch chat and /r/Overwatch Redditors.

"Keep 'em out for Harambe."

- Jeff Kaplan, Game Director, Overwatch

Here are the multiple winners:

  • Overwatch: 4 Awards
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End: 2 Awards
  • Doom: 2 Awards
  • Inside: 2 Awards
  • Pokemon GO: 2 Awards

And just in case you wanted a recap, here is every award winner:

  • Game of the Year: Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Best Game Direction: Blizzard (for Overwatch)
  • Best Narrative: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/SIE)
  • Best Art Direction: Inside (Playdead)
  • Best Music/Sound Design: Doom (id Software/Bethesda)
  • Best Performance: Nolan North as Nathan Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
  • Games for Impact: That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games)
  • Best Independent Game: Inside (Playdead)
  • Best Mobile/Handheld Game: Pokemon GO (Niantic)
  • Best VR Game: Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)
  • Best Action Game: Doom (id Software/Bethesda)
  • Best Action/Adventure Game: Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)
  • Best RPG: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt -- Blood and Wine (CD Projekt RED)
  • Best Fighting Game: Street Fighter V (Capcom)
  • Best Strategy Game: Civilization VI (Firaxis Games/2K)
  • Best Family Game: Pokemon Go (Niantic)
  • Best Sports/Racing Game: Forza Horizon 3 (Playground Games/Microsoft Studios)
  • Best Multiplayer Game: Overwatch
  • Most Anticipated Game: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
  • Best eSports Game: Overwatch
  • Best eSports Team: Cloud9
  • Best eSports Player: Marcelo "coldzera" David
  • Trending Gamer: Boogie2988

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