Our champion has been decided! After a total of 40 articles stretched across nine months, the Push Square community has chosen the winner of our Ultimate PlayStation Character Tournament.

This whole thing kicked off all the way back in October 2017. Every week since, we've pitted PlayStation characters against one another in polls on this very site. The community would vote, and the winner of each poll would move on to the next round of the tournament. The loser was out.

We're happy to announce that the winner of the first ever Push Square Ultimate PlayStation Character Tournament is...

Nathan Drake!

It's not exactly a shocking result, but the hero of the Uncharted games has taken the win. Drake has been a part of PlayStation since 2007, when Uncharted: Drake's Fortune launched on the PlayStation 3. Since then, Naughty Dog's series has become one of Sony's biggest exclusive properties on a global scale. No wonder so many of you voted for him!

Drake beat Aloy, of Horizon: Zero Dawn fame, in the Grand Final last week. Drake took an impressive 65% of the vote.

Here are the top 8 characters of the tournament (ranking is decided by tournament standing and then number of votes):

1st Place: Nathan Drake
2nd Place: Aloy
3rd Place: Kat
4th Place: Solid Snake
5th Place: Geralt of Rivia
6th Place: Kratos
7th Place: Cloud Strife
8th Place: Ellie

More than 100,000 votes were cast over the course of the tournament.

It goes without saying that this tournament wouldn't have been possible without the support of our community. 

Thanks for sticking with us!