Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez Named Fan Favorite Esports Host at the Gamers’ Choice Awards

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The Puerto Rican professional esports commentator and host was one of the winners of the first Gamers’ Choice Awards.

Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez

Mendez, a host/commentator on multiple games including Call of DutyHalo and most recently, Overwatch, was named Fan Favorite Esports Host.

The winners were announced over the weekendon a CBSbroadcast, led by gamer Ninja copping three honors.

KISS kicked off the show with an homage to the creative genius of comics creator Stan Lee, who is credited with laying the foundation for many games and gaming characters.

Here are the winners in the 50 categories:

Fan Favorite Game: Fortnite
Fan Favorite Male Gamer/Streamer presented by Overpowered: TimTheTatman 
Fan Favorite Female Gamer/Streamer:  Pokimane
Most Anticipated Game: The Last of Us II  
Fan Favorite Action Game: Marvel’s Spider-Man
Fan Favorite Single Player Gaming Experience: Marvel’s Spider-Man
Fan Favorite Multiplayer Game: Fortnite 
Fan Favorite Shooter Game: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Fan Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Actor): Terry Crews
Fan Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Athlete): Juju Smith-Schuster
Fan Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Musician): Snoop Dogg
Fan Favorite Esports Team: FaZe Clan
Fan Favorite Esports Game: Fortnite
Fan Favorite Esports Player (League of Legends): Faker
Fan Favorite Battle Royale Game: Fortnite 
Fan Favorite Fighting Game: DragonBall FighterZ
Fan Favorite Sports/Racing Game: Rocket League
Fan Favorite Family-Friendly Multiplayer Game: Super Mario Party
Fan Favorite Role-Playing Game: Monster Hunter: World 
Fan Favorite MMORPG: World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth
Fan Favorite VR Game: Beat Saber
Fan Favorite Mobile Game: Pokémon GO 
Most Desired Franchise Resurrection: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Fan Favorite Indie Game: Subnautica 
Fan Favorite Gaming Device: PC
Fan Favorite Gaming Convention: TwitchCon 
Favorite Streaming Service: Twitch 
Fan Favorite Gaming Moment presented by HyperX: Drake plays with Ninja
Fan Favorite Female Voice Actor: Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft (Shadow of the Tomb Raider)
Fan Favorite Character of the Year: Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Marvel’s Spider-Man
Fan Favorite Retro Game: Super Mario Brothers
Fan Favorite Retro Character: Mario (Super Mario Bros.)
Fan Favorite Esports Player (Dota 2): Miracle 
Fan Favorite Esports Player (Super Smash Bros Melee): Magn0 
Fan Favorite Esports Player (Dragon Ball FighterZ): SonicFox
Fan Favorite Esports Player (CS:GO): s1mple
Fan Favorite Esports Player (Overwatch): Profit
Fan Favorite Esports Player (Rocket League): Squishy 
Fan Favorite Esports Player (PUBG): Fuzzface
Fan Favorite Esports Player (Fortnite): Ninja
Fan Favorite Overall Esports Player: Ninja
Fan Favorite Esports Caster Duo: Monte and Doa
Fan Favorite Esports Caster: CouRage
Fan Favorite Esports Event of the Year: Call of Duty: World League Grand Finals 
Fan Favorite Esports Moment: Cloud9 Wins Boston Major
Fan Favorite Esports League Format: Fortnite – Community Skirmishes
Fan Favorite Male Voice Actor: Christopher Judge as Kratos (God of War)
Fan Favorite Collegiate Esports Team Presented by iBuyPower: Ohio State
Fan Favorite Esports Host: Alex ‘Goldenboy’ Mendez 
Fan Favorite Fall Release: Red Dead Redemption 2

Roberto Orci Bringing Galaga Arcade Game to Television

Roberto Orci is helping bring the popular arcade game Galaga to the small scree…

The 45-year-old Mexican film and television screenwriter and producerand Emmy-winning animation studio ShadowMachine have joined the effort by digital studio The Nuttery Entertainment to bring to life the animated sci-fi saga Galaga Chronicles, a story based on Bandai Namco’s classic arcade game.

Roberto Orci 

The Nuttery announced the project at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The animated re-imagining of the iconic game is planned for a 12-episode inaugural season. The series is being shopped for distribution but anticipates a late 2019/early 2020 premiere.

Long before the days of Call of Duty and Mario Kart, Galaga, was the arcade video game to play. In the retro video game similar to Space Invadersthe player controlled a starfighter and the objective was to destroy insect-like alien creatures to rack up as many points as possible.

Orci will work with The Nuttery to shape the vast and sprawling Galaga Chronicles universe and also will serve as an executive producer. Known for the films Transformers, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Star Trek and creator of the television shows Sleepy Hollow and ScorpionOrci also will serve as an executive producer.

“Galaga is one of the games I played growing up,” Orci said. “I have fond memories of the quarters and hours upon hours I spent playing the game. I look forward to working with The Nuttery and to capture that magic in an exciting new format.”

ShadowMachine, producer of television shows BoJack Horseman, Robot Chicken and Final Spacewill be the animation production company. “This is by far one of the best video game adaptations I’ve ever read or been a part of. It is an absolute playground for animation.” ShadowMachine founder and CEO Alexander Bulkley said.

“We couldn’t be more stoked to have this level of creativity and craftsmanship on board our space adventure,” said Magnus Jansson, CEO of The Nuttery. “Roberto’s incredible sense of story and science fiction mastery and ShadowMachine’s excellent animation and design chops have already elevated the project to the next level. I think we are sitting on an amazing origin story for Galaga that will not disappoint.”