GDC Online Award winners announced, League of Legends wins big

Last night in Austin, Texas, the creators of some of this year's biggest and boldest online games were honored during the Game Developer's Choice Online awards ceremony. In particular, Riot Games and its heavyweight debut title, League of Legends, took home half of the awards up for grabs, including Best Online Technology, the Audience Award and Best New Online Game. It also took home "Best Game With a Title That Reads 'LOL' as an Acronym," but that's not ... a real thing. That's a thing we made up, just now.

Check out the real list of real winners after the jump.
  • Best Online Technology -- League of Legends (Riot Games)
  • Best Social Network Game -- Social City (Playdom)
  • Best Online Visual Arts -- League of Legends (Riot Games)
  • Hall of Fame -- Ultima Online (Origin/Electronic Arts)
  • Best Audio for an Online Game -- Aion (NCsoft)
  • Best Community Relations -- World of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Best Online Game Design -- League of Legends (Riot Games)
  • Online Game Legend -- Dr. Richard A. Bartle
  • Audience Award -- League of Legends (Riot Games)
  • Best Live Game -- EVE Online (CCP)
  • Best New Online Game -- League of Legends (Riot Games)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.