End of Year Community Awards: Best Online Play of 2017

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Posted January 2nd, 2018 at 11:45 am

With 2017 having come to a close we look back on the developments that have taken place and acknowledge the various efforts in sports gaming. The next category in the annual Community Awards is open for voting. You can check out the winners from previous years here.

Best GameplayBest Career/Story ModeBest Franchise Mode, Best Team-Building Mode and Best Presentation can already be voted on! Categories still to come include Sports Game of the Year, Best New or Non-Yearly Sports Game, Best Mobile Game, Best Racing Game, Best Post-Release Support, and Best New Feature. All winners announced later in the month.

Madden NFL 18 is looking to claim the seventh straight victory for the series in the category, as its reliable servers have been key along with a variety of different ways to play (Online Franchise, H2H, Ultimate Team, MUT Draft, and now MUT Squads). FIFA 18 returns as a challenger with an always incredibly impressive consistent online performance considering it has the most total players and they’re spread across the globe. The remarkably popular Rocket League was the runner-up in 2016 and gets another shot in 2017.


  • Keith.

    Rocket League just announced yesterday they’ve hit 49 million players. Unbelievable, but great for them. Such an awesome game — should win any Best Online Play poll in a landslide.

    • SockfulOfNickels

      10000000% agree. No one has made online play as fun as Rocket League in the sports genre, it’s not even close. This is the rare game that I hope people are spending money on loot crates and car packs so they can afford to keep supporting it since I don’t see a sequel to it coming out on this generation. Folks, this game deserves your money!