Game Developers Choice Online Award nominees announced

The nominees for the first-ever Game Developers Choice Online Awards, which will be presented during the similarly named GDC Online on October 5 - 8, were announced earlier today. The list of candidates reads like a who's who of heavy hitters in the online gaming space, such as World of Warcraft (nominated for the Best Ongoing Live Game award), Star Trek Online (nominated for Best Online Visual) and League of Legends (nominated for ... like, everything.)

Winners will be announced and accolades will be distributed at the conference on the evening of October 7. To see who's in the running for what, check out the full list of nominees posted after the jump.

BEST ONLINE GAME DESIGN (new)
  • We Rule (Ngmoco)
  • Champions Online (Cryptic)
  • Zoo Kingdom (Blue Fang)
  • Dungeon Fighter Online (Nexon)
  • League Of Legends (Riot Games)
BEST ONLINE VISUAL ARTS (new)
  • GodFinger (Ngmoco)
  • Papermint (Avaloop)
  • League Of Legends (Riot Games)
  • Star Trek Online (Cryptic)
  • Love (Quel Solaar)
BEST AUDIO (new)
  • Nightclub City (Booyah)
  • Champions Online (Cryptic)
  • We Rule (Ngmoco)
  • Music Pets (Conduit Labs)
  • Aion (NCSoft)
BEST ONLINE TECHNICAL (new)
  • Global Agenda (Hi-Rez)
  • Aion (NCSoft)
  • Love (Quel Solaar)
  • League Of Legends (Riot Games)
  • Champions Online (Cryptic)
BEST SOCIAL NETWORK GAME (new)
  • Nightclub City (Booyah)
  • NanoStar Siege (Digital Chocolate)
  • FIFA Superstars (Playfish)
  • Social City (Playdom)
  • Treasure Isle (Zynga)
COMMUNITY RELATIONS (ongoing)
  • Wizard101 (KingsIsle Entertainment)
  • Free Realms (Sony Online Entertainment)
  • EVE Online (CCP)
  • Guild Wars (ArenaNet)
  • World of Warcraft (Blizzard)
BEST NEW ONLINE GAME (new)
  • League Of Legends (Riot Games)
  • Dungeon Fighter Online (Nexon)
  • We Rule (Ngmoco)
  • FIFA Superstars (Playfish)
  • Nightclub City (Booyah)
BEST LIVE GAME (ongoing)
  • EVE Online (CCP)
  • World of Warcraft (Blizzard)
  • Dungeon Fighter Online (Nexon)
  • Farmville (Zynga)
  • League Of Legends (Riot Games)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.