Photo: Call of Duty: Black Ops
Fans chose their favorites for the first-ever edition of the MTV Game Awards (#MTVGameAwards). With more than 375 thousand votes registered, first-person shooter games far surpassed the competition and crowned themselves victorious in the night’s most anticipated categories. Call of Duty: Black Ops was the big winner, taking home three awards, including: “Most Realistic Game”, “Best Game for Pulling the Trigger” and “Best Latino Participation in a Game” specifically for an appearance by actor Dany Trejo. Killzone 3 took home the coveted “Game of the Year” award while Little Big Planet won “Best Game for Sharing Your World”, Sports Champions was voted “Best Game to Shake Your Body To” and Linkin Park earned “Best Song in a Videogame” for their single “Blackout” which was featured on FIFA Soccer 11. The first-ever MTV Game Awards, hosted by Alfonso Herrera with co-host Mikki Lusardi of MTV Guik, will air on MTV Latin America, Sunday November 27, 2011 at 6pm in Mexico, Argentina and Colombia and on Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas in the US on Friday, December 2, 2011 at 10pm, (EST).
The show kicked off its string of musical performances with Belenova, who took fans by surprise with an ultra-pop performance of their single “Mariposas”. Among the night’s most exciting moments was Mexican rock legend Alex Lora presenting video game legend Shingo “Seabass” Takasuka, creator of Pro Evolution Soccer with the “Legend Award”. The game has grown into one of the most popular video game franchises in history, spawning more than 11 editions, in 15 languages across 48 countries and registering more than 70 million units sold around the world.
Popular Colombian rock band, Don Tetto, made their Mexican debut performance with the single “Mi Error” from their latest album Mienteme-Prometeme. The “PlayStation® Most Unexpected Player Award” celebrates that “anyone can be a player.” In this category, fans nominated themselves and their friends by uploading videos to www.mtvla.com. Finalists were invited to attend the show, with Aaron Martinez Rivera, a player just 3 years old, taking home the award.
Instrumental alternative rock band, Austin TV surprised fans by taking the stage with Pato Machete for a rendition of “El Hombre Panico” from their album Los Caballeros del Albedrio. One of the most voted-on categories was “Classic of Classics” where FIFA Soccer 11 went head-to-head with Pro Evolution Soccer 2011. Mexican soccer star Rafael Marquez, who appears on the cover of FIFA Soccer 12, accepted the award on behalf of FIFA.
The first four Awards of the night were presented on the awards’ unique “pixel carpet” by MTV’s Diego Alfaro, and will air exclusively on MTV Guik, Friday, November 25th at 8pm (Mex/Arg/Col) in Latin America. Leonel Messi earned the “Best Weapon of Mass Destruction Award” for his crushing performance in Pro Evolution Soccer 2011. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare3 took home the “Most Anticipated game Award” and Call of Duty: Black Ops was victorious in two categories: “Best Game for Pulling the Trigger” and “Most Realistic Game”.
MTV closed the show with a very rockin’ performance by British band The Horrors, who brought down the Salon Vive Cuervo venue with their explosive version of “I Can See Through You.”
The first-ever edition of the MTV Game Awards featured appearances by: Hanna and Ashley of Ha*Ash, Dulce Maria, Danna Paola, Ana Serradilla, Jesse & Joy, Pepe Madero of Pxndx, Ricardo Flores “El Abulon”, Gilberto and CarlosofKinky, Habacuc, Omar Chaparro, Rodrigo and Billy of Motel, Los Claxons, Lino Nava, Alfonso Dosal, Le Baron, Luis Lauro, the band Lilyput, Naty Botero, Rey Pila, Hello Seahorse!, LosBunkers, Adanowsky, MTV Latin America’s Diego Alfaro, Yurem, General Director of Guerrilla Games and creator of the popular game series Killzone, Hermen Hulst and Christian Phillips, Director of SCE San Diego Studio, developers of titles such as the NBA and MLB game series, and “youtubers” Werevertumorro, Benshorts, La Galatzia, amongst others. Mexican band Vicente Gayo were the house DJs, filling the night with tunes in their peculiar “circuit bending” style, which creates music through a mash-up of electronic sounds, guitar effects, toys, synthesizers and circuits from videogame consoles.
Below is a complete list of winners at the 2011 MTV Game Awards:
Game of the Year
Best Game for Sharing Your World
Little Big Planet 2
Best Game to Shake Your Body To
Best Latino Participation in a Game
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Best Song in a Game
FIFA Soccer 11
Classic of Classics
FIFA Soccer 2011
Most Realistic Game
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Best Game for Pulling the Trigger
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Most Anticipated Game
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Best Weapon of Mass Destruction
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
Playstation® Most Unexpected Player Award
Aaron Martinez Rivera (Mexico) – 3 years old
Shingo “Seabass” Takatsuka, Creator de PRO Evolution Soccer
The first-ever MTV Game Awards in Latin America is a unique and exciting event that fuses a gamers’ conference with an awards show. Since its launch, MTV has created musical events and awards shows that have established new standards across various industries. Currently, the brand produces a total of 19 local productions each year around the world including: Germany, India, the United States, Mexico, Japan, and Russia, amongst others.
The MTV Game Awards will air on MTV Latin America
Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 6pm Mex/Arg/Col
And in the US on Tr3s, December 2, 2011 at 10pm (EST)