The Game Awards wasn’t the only awards show this year because Australia staged its own show called the Australian Games Awards.
This is the first year for the show and it was a huge success. Over 10,650 watched the show on Twitch with thousands of more viewers watching on other streams and locations.
The hashtag #TheAGAs was trending for several hours when the show was on earlier this week. Not to mention the show gave awareness to many Australian developed games.
The Australian Games Awards was different to The Game Awards because Red Dead Redemption 2 won the ‘Game of the Year’ award. The Game Awards awarded that moniker to God of War instead.
Comments from the organizer was posted in a press release. You can read his comments posted down below.
Speaking on the inaugural event, Australian Games Awards Producer, Joel Van Daal said, “We are thrilled with the success of the first ever event. The community engagement and broadcast numbers were great for a first-time event.
Van Daal added, “We want to thank the community for their support throughout the awards process, from nominations to voting to the broadcast their time and opinions matter, and we thank them for it. We wanted to give the Australian Games Community their own voice, and they spoke loudly.”
The organizers feel the 2018 show was a huge success and they will be back to do it all over again in 2019. You can check out the full list of winners below.
Multiplayer/Online Title of the Year – Fortnite
Esports Title of the Year presented by Turtle Beach – Tom Clancy Rainbow Six: Siege
Mobile/Handheld Title of the Year – Octopath Traveller
Sports, Racing or Fighting Title of the Year – Forza Horizon 4
Family/Kids Title of Year – Spyro Reignited Trilogy
Table Top of the Year – Terrible Candidates by Half-Monster Games
Audio Brand of the Year – Plantronics
Controller and Accessories Brand of the Year – Razer
Strategy Title of the Year – Frostpunk
RPG of the Year – Detroit Become Human
Action/Adventure Title of the Year –Red Dead Redemption II
Independent Game of the Year – Hollow Knight
Shooter of the Year – Call Of Duty Black Ops IIII
Gaming Publication of the Year – Press Start Australia
The Gamechanger – Rae Johnston
Journalist of the Year – Rae Johnston
Cosplayer of the Year – Whereisdanielle
Social Media God – TheClickCrew
YouTube Creator of the Year – The Sim Supply
Mixer Creator of the Year – Duke of Flukes
Twitch Creator of the Year – TobyontheTele
Breakout Creator of the Year – Pestily
Creator of the Year – James ‘TheSimSupply’ Turner
Organisation of the Year – FNATIC
Play of the Year – Acez’s 1v4 Ace
Esports Personality of the Year – Miles Ross
Team of the Year – FNATIC – Rainbow Six
Player of the Year – Futwiz Jamie
Australian Developed Game of the Year – Hollow Knight
Game Of The Year – Red Dead Redemption II