Dominique McLean stole the show at The Game Awards 2018 with his acceptance speech after winning Best Esports Player
The FGC star beat fellow nominees Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi, Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao,
Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev and Sung-hyeon “JJoNak” Bang at the ceremony in Los Angeles.
SonicFox charmed the crowd at the Microsoft Theater and hundreds of thousands more watching online with his acceptance speech.
SonicFox acceptance speech in full:
"Wow. I really won this shit! Oh my god - hey, look, mom!
"I guess I wanna say this is a big honour. I really really enjoy playing video games competitively. I've never really done it for the fame, I kinda just enjoy the rush of beating people up, y'know?
"One of my closest friends -Oh my god, I'm nervous - his dad had cancer. I said to him, whether I win or lose, I will be donating at least $10k of the prize winnings to his father for his stage-three cancer. I hope it works out for him.
"This is more scary than when I won EVO. For now I just give a shout out to the team that's helped me all the way, Echo Fox. I wanna give a shout out to all my friends back home, my best friend who's helped me out so much through life.
"As you guys may or may not know, I'm also super-gay. So I wanna give a super-shout out to all my LGBTQ+ friends who have help me through life.
"Obviously, I'm a furry, so shout out to all the furries.
"I guess all I've got to say is that I'm gay, black a furry (pretty much everything a Republican hates) and the best esports player of the whole year. Thank you so much."