PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was one of two games to win three awards at South by Southwest, the massive annual music and arts festival held in Austin, Texas. The awards show was held Saturday night to recognize outstanding games from 2017.
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PUBG wound up winning the Excellence in Multiplayer award, the Trending Game of the Year award, and, curiously, the Esports Game of the Year award.
The Award for Esports Game of the Year goes to PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS! pic.twitter.com/nLKSBA2pqz
— SXSW Gaming (@SXSWGaming) March 18, 2018
The only other game to win three awards at the festival was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which SXSW named their game of the year.
Other PC games that won awards include What Remains of Edith Finch (Excellence in Narrative), Night in the Woods (Most Fulfilling Community-Funded Game), Star Wars Battlefront II (Excellence in Convergence), Cuphead (Excellence in Art and Excellence in Animation), and NieR: Automata (Excellence in Musical Score and Excellence in Technical Achievement).