The time has come to cast your votes in the 2023 Gam3rs’ Choice Awards! With eighteen categories and dozens of games nominated, there are plenty of options to choose from. Winners revealed at the end of January.
We just recently finished one round of web3 gaming awards with the Gam3 Awards, now it’s time to vote in another contest called the Gam3rs Choice Awards. Voting is free, though players need to create an account in order to vote.
There will be a livestream on January 31st, 6pm EST to announce the winners. There will also be a $1000 giveaway during the livestream.
Categories and Nominees
The Gam3r’s Choice Awards include eighteen categories. Here are the categories along with the nominees.
- Game of the Year: Big Time, Illuvium, Blankos Block Party, Undead Blocks, ev.io
- Most Anticipated game: Shrapnel, Illuvium, Star Atlas, Deadrop, Treeverse
- Content Creator of the Year: Brycent, Spike, CryptoStache, RealJonahBlake, Cagy
- Best Game Lore: Illuvium, Star Atlas, Shrapnel, Big Time, My Pet Hooligan
- Best Game Trailer: Shrapnel, Illuvium, Star Atlas, Metalcore, The Bornless
- Best Action / Adventure: Big Time, Metalcore, Illuvium, Superior, My Pet Hooligan
- Best Mobile Game: Guild of Guardian, Thetan Arena, Skyweaver, Axie Infinity, Blast Royale
- Best Sports Game: STG Football, SoRare, Edenbrawl, Rumble Kongs, NFL Rivals
- Best Casual Game: Blankos Block Party, Legends of Venari, Axie Infinity, Town Star, Sunflower Land
- Best RPG Game: Big Time, Illuvium, Phantom Galaxies, The Beacon, Aurory
- Best FPS Game: ev.io, Undead Blocks, Metalcore, Deadrop, MetaOps
- Best Strategy Game: Gods Unchained, Skyweaver, Splinterlands, Planet Mojo, Axie Infinity
- Best eSports Game: ev.io, Spider Tanks, Thetan Arena, Axie Infinity, Gods Unchained
- Metaverse of the Year: The Sandbox, Decentraland, WorldWideWeb3, Otherside, Chibi Dinos
- Gaming Blockchain of the Year: Polygon, Immutable X, Solana, Ethereum, Avalanche
- Organization of the Year: Polkastarter GG, Animoca Brands, Elixir Games, YGG, Fractal
- Studio of the Year: Gala Games, Mythical Games, Illuvium, Big Time Studios, Amgi Studios
If anyone was counting, that is only seventeen categories. The final category is a write-in box, for user to select the ‘Most Engaged Web3 Game Community’.
Thoughts on Nominees
Like many of these awards programs, you really have to question some of the nominees. Sure, the industry is still new, and a lot of games aren’t actually released yet, but I still wouldn’t ever considering nominating a game in a ‘Best Of’ category when all they’ve released were very limited, closed alpha previews! Or even less than that (I’m looking at you, Otherside)! And though I’m bullish on both Illuvuim and Metalcore, and I like what they have shown us so far, neither game is in any sort of finished state. And yet, somehow both games have multiple nominations throughout these categories!
But alas, nobody asked my opinion before these nominees were selected, so I guess we’re stuck with the options we’re given! Head over to the official site to register and vote!