Jonathon Dornbush
December 03, 2015 AT 12:00 PM EST

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt took home the top prize at The 2015 Game Awards, hosted and produced by Geoff Keighley.

CD Projekt Red’s Witcher 3, which competed against Bloodborne, Fallout 4, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and Super Mario Maker, also won CD Projekt the honor of Developer of the Year while also nabbing Best RPG Game.

Other big winners of the night included Rocket League, which won both Best Independent Game and Best Sports/Racing Game, while Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain won Best Action/Adventure Game and Best Soundtrack. Series mastermind Hideo Kojima was not present at the awards, with host and producer Keighley saying Kojima’s employer, Konami, prevented him from attending. Her Story also won two awards for both Best Narrative and for actress Viva Seifert’s role in the Best Performance category.

Fans voted in six categories. Counter Strike: Global Offensive won eSports game of the year, Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller won Trending Gamer, Kenny “KennyS” Schrub was named eSports Player of the Year and Optic Gaming named Team of the Year, Portal Stories: Mel won Best Fan Creation, and No Man’s Sky was named Most Anticipated games.

The night’s best speech came courtesy of one of those fan-voted awards, as Kinda Funny‘s Miller accepted his award.

Formerly of IGN, Miller left to co-found Kinda Funny, primarily a YouTube channel fronted by Miller and his former IGN co-workers Colin Moriarty, Nick Scarpino, and Tim Gettys. Miller used his Trending Gamer speech time not to speak of his accomplishments, but to shine a spotlight on those behind the games that inspired his and so many others’ line of work.

“Thank you for making games. I would not be the person — we would not be the people we are today — if it wasn’t for video games,” Miller said, dedicating his time to honoring the untold number of game designers who don’t have the opportunity to stand on a stage and have their achievements recognized. Watch Miller’s full speech below via Kotaku.

The Game Awards’ winners (which EW participated in voting for) were decided by a panel 30 individual judges from various outlets. These are the second Game Awards in their current incarnation, independently produced by Keighley following his run as host of Spike’s VGX Awards in 2013, which itself was a replacement of the Spike Video Game Awards.

The full 2015 winners follows:

Game of the Year

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Developer of the Year

CD Projekt Red

Best Independent Game 

Rocket League

Best Mobile/Handheld Game 

Lara Croft GO

Best Narrative 

Her Story

Best Art Direction 

Ori and the Blind Forest 

Best Score/Soundtrack 

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Best Performance 

Viva Seifert (Her Story)

Games for Change Award 

Life Is Strange (DONTNOD Entertainment / Square Enix)

Best Shooter 

Splatoon

Best Action/Adventure Game 

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain  

Best Role Playing Game 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Best Fighting Game 

Mortal Kombat X

Best Family Game 

Super Mario Maker

Best Sports/Racing Game 

Rocket League

Best Multiplayer 

Splatoon

Most Anticipated Game 

No Man’s Sky

eSports Player of the Year 

Kenny “KennyS” Schrub

eSports Team of the Year

Optic Gaming

eSports Game of the Year 

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Trending Gamer 

Greg Miller

Best Fan Creation 

Portal Stories: Mel (Prism Studios)

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