Winners Announced for the 8th Players’ Choice Awards

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!

8th Player Choice Award Winners

Best Airsoft Retailer for North America

Best Airsoft Retailer for Europe


Best Airsoft Retailer for Asia

RedWolf Airsoft

Best Gear Retailer for North America

Best Gear Retailer for Europe

Military 1st

Best Gear Retailer for Asia

eHobby Asia

Best Airsoft Magazine (Print or Digital)

Airsoft Action Magazine

Best English Language Airsoft News Website

Airsoft & MilSim News Blog

Best Non-English Language Airsoft News Website

Best Airsoft Blog (Regardless of Language)


Best Airsoft Community/Forum

ASG Evo Scorpion Owners Group

Best Airsoft Video Posted Online in 2017

Krytac Kriss Vector AEG – Redwolf Airsoft TV

Best Airsoft Event (Over 500 Players)

Border War 9

Best Airsoft Podcast or Video Channel


Best Airsoft Upgrade/Parts Maker


Best Airsoft KABOOM (Grenade/Mine/Mortar/Rocket/Pyro) Maker

Airsoft Innovations

Best HPA Airsoft Engine

PolarStar Airsoft Fusion Engine

Best Airsoft Pistol (Regardless of Power Source)


Best Airsoft Gas Blowback Rifle

Tokyo Marui M4 CQB-R Block 1

Best Airsoft Shotgun (Regardless of Power Source)

Tokyo Marui M870 Breacher

Best Airsoft Sniper Rifle

Tokyo Marui VSR-10 G-Spec

Best Airsoft Automatic Electric Gun (AEG)

Tokyo Marui HK416 Delta Custom

Best Airsoft Manufacturer

Tokyo Marui

Special Airsoft Player Award (Male)

Marty Airsoft

Special Airsoft Player Award (Female)

Kelly Louise Hardwick

“Femme Fatale Airsoft”


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.


  • Tokyo Marui
  • Airsoft Sports Games (ASG)
  • APS
  • GunFire
  • LayLax
  • Redwold Airsoft
  • Military1st
  • Evike
  • Specna Arms
  • Airsoft Atlanta
  • Low Speed Gear (LSG)
  • Airsoft Junkiez
  • WGCShop

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