Wizard101 Cleans Up in 2010 MOG Reader’s Choice Awards

World of Warcraft, Star Trek Online, and Eve Online also snag trophies

After nearly two months and thousands of entries, the winners of the Beckett Massive Online Gamer 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards, celebrating the best in massively multiplayer online gaming, have been announced. In a surprising turn of events, KingsIsle Entertainment’s family-friendly MMORPG, Wizard101, captured top honors in several categories, including Best MMO of 2010, a testament to its burgeoning fan base, which was announced at 10 million players in June 2010.

A complete list of the winning games can be found in the Mar/Apr 2010 (#29) issue of Massive Online Gamer, in stores now, and is also reprinted below. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Best MMO of 2010

Winner: Wizard101 (KingsIsle)

Runner-up: World of Warcraft (Blizzard)


Best New MMO of 2010

Winner: Star Trek Online (Cryptic)

Runner-up: Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)

Best Fantasy MMO of 2010

Winner: World of Warcraft (Blizzard)

Runner-up: The Lord of the Rings Online (Turbine)

Best Non-Fantasy MMO of 2010

Winner: Eve Online (CCP Games)

Runner-up: City of Heroes (Cryptic)

Best Kid-Friendly/All-Ages MMO of 2010

Winner: Wizard101 (KingsIsle)

Runner-up: LEGO Universe (LEGO Group)

Best F2P MMO of 2010

Winner: Wizard101 (KingsIsle)

Runner-up: The Lord of the Rings Online (Turbine)

Best Online Console Game of 2010

Winner: Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)

Runner-up: Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard)

Most-Anticipated MMO

Winner: Guild Wars 2 (NCSoft)

Runner-up: The Old Republic (BioWare)

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