Twitch Unveils Chat’s Choice Awards, Where Each Streamer’s Chat Room Crowns Its Own Winners

By 08/20/2020
Twitch Unveils Chat’s Choice Awards, Where Each Streamer’s Chat Room Crowns Its Own Winners

Twitch is putting a twist on award shows.

The streaming platform today unveiled the Chat’s Choice Awards, which will dole out awards to various video games across 13 categories, from Best Ongoing Game to Savior of Quarantine to Cutest In-Game Moment of the Summer.

But, unlike typical award shows, Twitch’s won’t crown one universal winner for each category. Here’s how things work: Twitch consulted a group of creators to nominate five games per category. On Sept. 3, any creator can co-stream the show’s official broadcast. While it’s airing, each streamer’s chat room will use the site’s voting tools to decide their own winner from those nominees.

This means awards will be tailored to creators’ communities, Twitch said.

“So, if your community is super into Animal Crossing, while everyone else seems way more into battle royales, give Animal Crossing an award!” it said. “Sure, we have plenty of opinions, but yours are the ones that matter most.”

The Chat’s Choice Awards broadcast will feature appearances from streamers AnneMunition (623K followers), BaerTaffy (80.7K), BruceGreene (148K), CupAhNoodle (29.6K), DansGaming (817K), DechartGames (413K), DuendePablo (515K), Emiru (216K), LEGIQN (202K), Northernlion (359K), Pokimane (5.4 million), Swiftor (1.2 million), and Trihex (432K).

Viewers can tune in to the show on co-streaming creators’ channels or on twitch.tv/twitchgaming Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. Eastern.

You can see all award categories and nominees below.

The Next Twitch Blockbuster Award

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Valorant
  • Call of Duty: Warzone (Season 5)
  • Halo Infinite

The Best Ongoing Game Award

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Call of Duty: Warzone (Season 5)
  • Fortnite Chapter 2 (Season 3)
  • Destiny Beyond Light
  • GTA V Enhanced

The Best Early Access of the Summer

  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2
  • Grounded
  • Marvel’s Avengers
  • Hyper Scape
  • Destroy All Humans

The Savior of Quarantine Award

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Valorant
  • The Last of Us Part II

The Top of Twitch 2020

  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Grand Theft Auto V/Online

Best Character of the Summer

  • Ellie–The Last of Us Part II
  • Your Character–Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Johnny Silverhand–Cyberpunk 2077
  • Tifa–Final Fantasy 7 Remake
  • Ori–Ori and the Will of the Wisps

The Cutest In-Game Moment of the Summer

  • Petting foxes–The Ghost of Tsushima
  • Barret and Marlene at bedtime–Final Fantasy 7 Remake
  • Bugsnax Trailer
  • Ellie and Dina dancing in the kitchen–The Last of Us Part II
  • Cloud flirting with Tifa–Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Best in Show

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Halo Infinite
  • Fable
  • Horizon Forbidden West

The Best Trailer Award

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Far Cry 6
  • Stray
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Resident Evil Village

The Best Console Exclusive Reward

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales for PlayStation 5
  • Horizon Forbidden West for PlayStation 5
  • Halo Infinite for Xbox
  • Fable for Xbox
  • Stray for PlayStation 5

The Best Competitive Game Announcement Award

  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Valorant
  • Call of Duty: Warzone (Season 5)
  • Star Wars Squadrons
  • Hyper Scape

The Best Single Player Announcement Award

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Demon’s Souls
  • Resident Evil Village

The Best Independent Game Announcement Award

  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Tetris Effect: Connected
  • Ooblets
  • Hello Neighbor 2
  • Carrion