The Game Awards 2018 Doubled Viewership over Last Year to 26 Million Live StreamsChandra Prabu (Author) Published Date : Dec 13, 2018 12:48 IST
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."
This year viewership of #TheGameAwards more than doubled over last year to 26 million live streams. This is simply unbelievable. Thank you for watching and supporting us across these past 5 shows. Gaming only keeps growing. pic.twitter.com/pd0bIJ3AID— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) December 12, 2018
The Game Awards 2018 Doubled Viewership over Last Year to 26 Million Live Streams