SXSW Gaming Awards 2017 Nominees Revealed; Overwatch as Top Nominated Title

Overwatch Is the Most Nominated Title as the SXSW Gaming Awards Nominees Are Revealed

With the SXSW (South by Southwest) Gaming Awards just 2 months away, the nominees have been revealed! This will be the fourth annual SXSW Festival, and as it is every year, it will be hosted in Austin, Texas. The Gaming industry takes over the SXSW Festival on March 16th, continuing until the Game Awards on March 18th, hosted by WWE Tag Team Champion Xavier Woods and gaming broadcaster OMGitsfirefoxx.

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The annual SXSW Festival brings together the worlds of music, film, games and the interactive arts, honoring the biggest achievements of each industry. The full list of nominees for this year’s Gaming Awards have been revealed, with over 100 nominees across the 23 different categories! There are some new categories this year as well, including Fan Creation of the Year, eSports Game of the Year and Trending Game of the Year.

Overwatch leads the award nominations with 10, followed by Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End with 8. Titanfall 2 and Firewatch received 5 nomination each. Voting begins today, and the polls will close on February 10th, so make sure to get those votes in! The SXSW Gaming Awards will take place on Saturday, March 18th, at 5pm PST.

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Check out the some of the nominations for this year’s awards below.

Video Game of the Year
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

Trending Game of the Year
• 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

Excellence in Narrative
• 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
• 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
• 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

The full list of nominees can be found here.


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