Uncharted 4 And Overwatch Clean Up At The 2017 SXSW Gaming Awards

  • -
WWGuncharted4
(Photo: Sony/Naughty Dog)

Austin, Texas’ South by Southwest (SXSW) is still primarily known as a music and film festival, but the ever-growing event encompasses pretty much every aspect of entertainment, including games. Since 2014 the festival has played host to the SXSW Gaming Awards, with this year’s show being hosted by WWE’s gamer-in-chief Xavier Woods, and popular Twitch streamer OMGitsfirefoxx.

The big winners at the show were Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, which picked up awards for Game of the Year, and Excellence in Narrative, and Overwatch, which won for Esports Game of the Year, New Intellectual Property, and Excellence in Multiplayer, amongst others. We also saw some interesting outside-the-box awards given out, like Trending Game of the Year, Fan Creation of the Year, and Most Fulfilling Crowdfunded Game. These aren’t your daddy’s video game awards, maaaan!

You can check out the full list of 2017 SXSW Gaming Awards Winners, below:

Video Game of the Year

Awarded to the game that exemplifies overall excellence and creates a distinct gaming experience across all platforms and genres.

Dishonored 2 - Bethesda Softworks / Arkane Studios

Doom - Bethesda Softworks / id Software

Overwatch - Blizzard Entertainment

Titanfall 2 - Electronic Arts / Respawn Entertainment

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog

 

Mobile Game of the Year

Awarded to the game that exemplifies overall excellence and creates a unique gaming experience on any handheld device.

Clash Royale - Supercell

Pokemon Go - Niantic

Pokemon Sun and Moon - The Pokémon Company / Game Freak

Reigns - Devolver Digital / Nerial

Severed - DrinkBox Studios

 

Tabletop Game of the Year

Awarded to the game that exemplifies overall excellence and ingenuity of any tabletop game in any genre.

Arkham Horror: The Card Game - Fantasy Flight Games

Captain Sonar - Asmodee North America

Inis - Asmodee North America

Mechs vs Minions - Riot Games

The Others - CMON Inc.

 

Esports Game of the Year

Awarded to the online game with the best competitive scene, growth, and entertainment value.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - Activision / Infinity Ward

Gears of War 4 - Microsoft Studios / The Coalition

Killer Instinct: Season 3 - Microsoft Studios / Iron Galaxy Studios

Overwatch - Blizzard Entertainment

Street Fighter V - Capcom

 

Trending Game of the Year

Awarded to the game that consistently entertained and kept us watching on social platforms with its humor, stories, and more.

Dead by Daylight - Starbreeze Studios / Behaviour Digital Inc.

Job Simulator - Owlchemy Labs

Overwatch - Blizzard Entertainment

Superhot - Superhot Team

Who's Your Daddy - Evil Tortilla Games

 

Fan Creation of the Year

Awarded to the most compelling fan-made piece of work across all games and platforms. This includes, but isn't limited to, artwork, writing, videography, special effects, and more.

Brutal Doom 64 - Sergeant_Mark_IV

Enderal - The Shards of Order - SureAI Team

Fallout 1.5: Resurrection - Resurrection Team

Fallout: Revelation - MechanicalCakeTV

Jack - A Stanley Parable Short Film - Vesio Productions

 

Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation

Awarded to the game that best challenges the “norm” of everyday gaming and offers a culturally innovative view of a game world, character, or gameplay.

1979 Revolution: Black Friday - INK Stories

Fragments of Him - Sassybot

Orwell - Surprise Attack / Osmotic Studios

Quadrilateral Cowboy - Blendo Games

That Dragon, Cancer - Numinous Games

 

Excellence in Narrative

Awarded to the game with the best storyline and dialogue.

Firewatch - Panic Inc. / Campo Santo

The Last Guardian - Sony Interactive Entertainment / SIE Japan Studio

Oxenfree - Night School Studio

That Dragon, Cancer - Numinous Games

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog

 

Excellence in Design

Awarded to the game with the best overall design concept and best execution.

Dishonored 2 - Bethesda Softworks / Arkane Studios

Inside - Playdead

Overwatch - Blizzard Entertainment

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog

The Witness - Thekla, Inc.

 

Excellence in Gameplay

Awarded to the game with the best gameplay mechanics.

Dark Souls III - BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment / FromSoftware, Inc.

Dishonored 2 - Bethesda Softworks / Arkane Studios

Doom - Bethesda Softworks / id Software

Firewatch - Panic Inc. / Campo Santo

I Expect You To Die - Schell Games

 

Most Fulfilling Community-Funded Game

Awarded to the game that was primarily produced via crowdfunding platforms and had excelled beyond the expectations set before it.

Darkest Dungeon - Red Hook Studios

Hyper Light Drifter - Heart Machine

Starbound - Chucklefish Games

Superhot - Superhot Team

That Dragon, Cancer - Numinous Games

 

Most Promising New Intellectual Property

Awarded to a new property that risked creating something fresh and that excelled within its genre or category for the year.

Firewatch - Panic Inc. / Campo Santo

Overwatch - Blizzard Entertainment

Stardew Valley - Chucklefish Games / ConcernedApe

Superhot - Superhot Team

Tom Clancy's The Division - Ubisoft / Ubisoft Massive

 

Most Memorable Character

Awarded to the best game character that left an overwhelming impression.

Firewatch - Henry & Delilah

The Last Guardian - Trico

Overwatch - Tracer

Titanfall 2 - BT-7274

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - Nathan Drake

 

Excellence in Multiplayer

Awarded to the game with the best player-to-player interaction experience.

Battlefield 1 - Electronic Arts / EA DICE

Gears of War 4 - Microsoft Studios / The Coalition

Overwatch - Blizzard Entertainment

SpeedRunners - tinyBuild / DoubleDutch Games

Titanfall 2 - Electronic Arts / Respawn Entertainment

 

Excellence in Convergence

Awarded to the game that excels in crossover to other entertainment mediums such as film, music, toys, animation, sports, and more.

Batman: Arkham VR - Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment / Rocksteady Studios

Batman: The Telltale Series - Telltale Games

FIFA 17 - EA Sports / EA Canada

NBA 2K17 - 2K Sports / Visual Concepts

Total War: Warhammer - SEGA / Creative Assembly

 

Excellence in Art

Awarded to the game with the most expressive and creative artistic style.

Abzu - 505 Games / Giant Squid

Firewatch - Panic Inc. / Campo Santo

Inside - Playdead

Overwatch - Blizzard Entertainment

The Witness - Thekla, Inc.

 

Excellence in Animation

Awarded to the game with the most outstanding animation effects and graphics.

Doom - Bethesda Softworks / id Software

Inside - Playdead

The Last Guardian - Sony Interactive Entertainment / SIE Japan Studio

Overwatch - Blizzard Entertainment

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog

 

Excellence in Visual Achievement

Awarded to the game with the most well-designed and stunning visuals.

Battlefield 1 - Electronic Arts / EA DICE

Doom - Bethesda Softworks / id Software

Final Fantasy XV - Square Enix

Titanfall 2 - Electronic Arts / Respawn Entertainment

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog

 

Excellence in Technical Achievement

Awarded to the game that pushed the capabilities of technology and programming.

Battlefield 1 - Electronic Arts / EA DICE

No Man's Sky - Sony Interactive Entertainment / Hello Games

Overwatch - Blizzard Entertainment

Pokémon GO - Niantic

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog

 

Excellence in Musical Score

Awarded to the game that best exemplifies artistic excellence in musical score and how it progresses the narrative of the game.

Doom - Bethesda Softworks / id Software

Final Fantasy XV - Square Enix

Hyper Light Drifter - Heart Machine

The Last Guardian - Sony Interactive Entertainment / SIE Japan Studio

Thumper - Drool

 

Excellence in SFX

Awarded to the game with the most outstanding and impactful sound effects.

Battlefield 1 - Electronic Arts / EA DICE

Dishonored 2 - Bethesda Softworks / Arkane Studios

Inside - Playdead

Titanfall 2 - Electronic Arts / Respawn Entertainment

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog

[via GameSpot]

WWG CS:GO TEAM RANKINGS

1 Astralis 6-4
2 Virtus.pro 6-4
3 1 Natus Vincere 5-5
4 1 SK Gaming 7-3
5 FaZe Clan 7-3
6 5 Fnatic 7-3
7 1 North 9-1
8 OpTic Gaming 2-8
9 Ninjas in Pyjamas 3-7
10 1 Gambit Gaming 6-4
FULL LIST