The Game Awards 2018 Doubled Viewership over Last Year to 26 Million Live Streams

God of War Poster. Source IMDB

God of War Poster. Source IMDB

Geoff Keighley is celebrating today in that he announced that "The Game Awards 2018" had 26 million live streams. 

The Game Awards is an annual awards ceremony honoring achievements in the video game industry. The shows are produced and hosted by Canadian games journalist, Geoff Keighley. The ceremonies feature premieres of new games and in-depth looks at previously announced one.

The Game Awards 2018 took place at the Microsoft Theater on December 6, 2018.

The Game Awards 2018 Winners

Game of the Year - God of War

Best Game Direction - God of War

Best Narrative - Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Action Game - Dead Cells

Best Art Direction - Return of the Obra Dinn

Best Role Playing Game - Monster Hunter: World

Best Fighting Game - Dragon Ball FighterZ

Best Family Game - Overcooked 2

Best Action/Adventure Game - God of War

Best Student Game - Combat 2018

Best Score/Music - Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Audio Design - Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Performance - Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan, Red Dead Redemption 2

Games for Impact - Celeste

Best Ongoing Game - Fortnite

Best Mobile Game - Florence

Best VR/AR Game - Astro Bot Rescue Mission

Best Strategy Game - Into the Breach

Best Sports/Racing Game - Forza Horizon 4

Best Multiplayer Game - Fortnite

Best Independent Game - Celeste

Best Debut Indie Game - The Messenger

Best Esports Game - Overwatch

Best Esports Player - Dominique "SonicFox" McLean

Best Esports Team - Cloud9

Best Esports Event - 2018 League of Legends World Championship

Best Esports Host - Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere

Best Esports Moment - Cloud9 comeback win in triple OT vs Faze

Content Creator of the Year - Ninja

Industry Icon Award - Greg Thomas

More than 10 new games announced in the function. Jonah Hill, Christoph Waltz, The Russo Brothers, Rosa Salazar, JackSepticEye, Ninja, Pokimane, The Duffer Brothers (Stranger Things), Pepe the King Prawn from the Muppets and Joel McHale, Lorne Balfe Orchestra  and special guests Hans Zimmer, Harry Gregson-Williams, Lena Raine (composer, Celeste) and Sarah Schachner (composer, Anthem) appeared in the function.

The viewers increasing year by year

2018: 26.2 Million (Up 128 percent)

2017: 11.5 Million (Up 202 percent)

2016: 3.8 Million (Up 65 percent)

2015: 2.3 Million (Up 23 percent)

2014: 1.9 Million

"Five years in, it's amazing to see The Game Awards continue to grow both domestically and internationally," said creator, host, and producer Geoff Keighley.

"These results further validate our focus on an all-digital, no-friction approach of sharing this show globally across more than 45 video platforms, not to mention the growing interest and passion for video games around the world."

The Game Awards 2018 Doubled Viewership over Last Year to 26 Million Live Streams