PUBG receives couple 2018 SXSW Gaming Awards

The star-studded presentation, hosted by IGN's own Alanah Pearce (a.k.a. Charalanahzard) and Major League Gaming impresario Rich Campbell, featured high-profile guest presenters like OMGitsfirefoxx (former SXSW Gaming Awards host), Raphael Colantonio, Saira Mueller, Patricia Summersett (the voice of Zelda!), and other gaming luminaries.

You'll want to check out the Twitch VOD to experience the intermission performance by Manatee Commune, "Seattle’s best electronic musician and one-man synth, guitar, violin, and percussion artist," as well as a surprise guest appearance by The Attack’s host Alex Corea.

As it turns out, viewers who supported The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS showed keen foresight. While each game won three categories, Zelda arguably outshone all others, winning the prestigious trio of Excellence in Gameplay, Excellence in Design, and Video Game of the Year. But PUBG demonstrated its wild popularity by taking home Trending Game of the Year, Esports Game of the Year, and, of course, Excellence in Multiplayer. Few could argue these accolades were undeserved.