It’s the 8th year that Popular Airsoft have held the Player Choice Awards and with less than a month until IWA, the winners have been announced.
For the last 2 months the fans and community have voted in droves. This event has always been campaign heavy as every company wants to get their most loyal fans involved.
Along with the campaigning comes the discussions, as heated conversations spread across the Facebook Groups and Forums for the weeks leading up to, and after the event. What normally transpires are arguments how certain brands got (or paid to) get there; however this year we see with no major upsets with the results.
If anything, I’m confident in saying you would find it hard not to agree with the large proportion of the 2018 Award winners.
Before I list the winners, I want to make clear that this is simply a popularity contest and a snapshot in time how the community feel about a specific company or item. While it’s a fantastic event and does the industry great justice; there are a small minority that get personally offended by the results, don’t be that guy.
Without events like this the industry would be a less interesting place. I’ll be at the Awards Cenemony held at IWA next month and aim to catch a few videos with the winners on the day.
With all that said and done – I want to give a huge congratulations to the winners and finalists. It was also very flattering to see Airsoft Nation reach the finalist stage, so thank you to anyone who voted.
Next time we will go for Gold!
Best Airsoft Retailer for North America
Best Airsoft Retailer for Europe
Best Airsoft Retailer for Asia
Best Gear Retailer for North America
Best Gear Retailer for Europe
Best Gear Retailer for Asia
Best Airsoft Magazine (Print or Digital)
Best English Language Airsoft News Website
Best Non-English Language Airsoft News Website
Best Airsoft Blog (Regardless of Language)
Best Airsoft Community/Forum
Best Airsoft Video Posted Online in 2017
Best Airsoft Event (Over 500 Players)
Best Airsoft Podcast or Video Channel
Best Airsoft Upgrade/Parts Maker
Best Airsoft KABOOM (Grenade/Mine/Mortar/Rocket/Pyro) Maker
Best HPA Airsoft Engine
Best Airsoft Pistol (Regardless of Power Source)
Best Airsoft Gas Blowback Rifle
Best Airsoft Shotgun (Regardless of Power Source)
Best Airsoft Sniper Rifle
Best Airsoft Automatic Electric Gun (AEG)
Best Airsoft Manufacturer
Special Airsoft Player Award (Male)
Special Airsoft Player Award (Female)
Kelly Louise Hardwick
Congratulations once again to the winners, it is well deserved. Thank You to Popular Airsoft and all the Sponsors involved on putting together an awards event for the airsoft industry.
Airsoft enthusiast since 2006, Graham is the founder and primary contributor towards Airsoft Nation. Every day is different and the role varies from developer to writer, graphics artist and videographer. If it can help improve Airsoft Nation, it will be done. The goal of Airsoft Nation is simple. Unite the community, strengthen the industry and provide a resource hub for airsofters.