World of Warcraft, EVE Online, Aion and Ultima Online also recognized at the inaugural Game Developers Choice Online Awards.
The winners of the inaugural Game Developers Choice Online Awards have been announced, and Riot Games took home five awards for League of Legends! The game earned awards for Best Online Game Design, Best Online Visual Arts, Best Online Technology, Best New Online Game, and the Audience Award!
To celebrate, Riot Games will be making all Champions free-to-play this weekend in League of Legends. Also, all summoners will receive a 4 Win IP boost by Oct. 13. Congratulations, Riot!
In other award news, Blizzard took home the Best Community Relations Award for World of Warcraft, and EVE Online won the Best Live Game Award. Aion earned Best Audio for an Online Game, and Social City was named the Best Social Network Game.
Ultima Online was inducted into the GDC Online Awards Hall of Fame. "I am thankful to be part of an amazing team, but more importantly I’m humbled by the experience and force that helped shape an industry … before there WAS an industry," Producer Calvin Crowner said on the Ultima Online site.
Also, Dr Richard A. Bartle was the recipient of the Online Game Legend Award. He is best known for having co-written the first virtual world, MUD, in 1978.