I'm gonna assume you can nominate more than one but I can narrow it down if needed. That way we can have a more varied group.
Best Match: I barely remember my matches but I would say either https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer?GameID=15024920
(me and joi playing in the berlin open when we were noobs and still winning despite the odds and also has my most watched clip on my twitch channel) or https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer?GameID=15368467
(that time Aura Guardian surrendered when we had an over 10 income advantage) not sure if matches including me count but I dont know any others.
Best Map: https://www.warzone.com/Map/31753-Archipelago
this is a surprisingly simple and fun map that I've seen on QM that I like (I would pick biomes but that's in 2017 so im trying my best to do only 2018 stuff).
Best Warzoner: There are so many choices and I am not well informed on particular achievements but I'm gonna put my vote on deadman. I think some others to consider can be Rufus, master of desaster, Quicksilver and Xenophon
Community member of the year: I'm going to choose a bunch of people in here. Dan, Ekstone, Farah, Bane, King C******V, Deadman, LionHeart.
Best Fizzer moment: I would say probably giving all of those coins and memberships for christmas this year. It was very nice and generous of him to do.
Best Clan: Masters https://www.warzone.com/Clans/?ID=11
(the dominant clan for pretty much all of 2018 with many of the best players currently active in it. Strong showings in numerous ladders, tournaments and being number 1 in clan league)
Europa Unitum aka EU https://www.warzone.com/Clans/?ID=353
(new clan from Irise that has done a great job getting new Europeans into the community with plenty of members)
(another new clan that acts as a feeder clan to the glorious vipers. I've seen plenty of players in my games so even if they dont seem too well known there are plenty of active members that I've seen.)
(yes I know it's kind of cheating since I'm in it but hear me out. We went from essentially a dead clan after a huge collapse in late 2017 to a mid to high tier clan who has gotten several players improving from casual players to many doing well in 1v1, multiday and seasonal ladders both in the past and right now such as MGO, Gonzalo, TableTrivia, Joi and others. Essentially a huge resurrection from a clan that many considered dead when 2018 first came along. Even if I never joined I would still be amazed to see how the clan reformed itself this year and managed to stay in the B division despite several issues that were plaguing it)
Best Mapmaker: My answer is pretty obvious. My vote is definitely going to lionheart. He has consistently made some amazing looking maps and one of the highest profile mapmakers of recent memory. Some of his maps like biomes have become huge hits in the strategic community and many others look great and work for all sorts of games. Besides that, I will give a shoutout to my man Bane for making some really neat maps this year that were fun to play and took lots of dedication to make.
Best new mapmaker: This one was hard since I don't know many mapmakers, but looking at the maps made this year I've decided on these names
(while originally making a few meme maps, his new map Kenya is surprisingly good and good looking for only a 3rd map. If he decides to make future maps, I think he has lots of potential in becoming a great mapmaker.
(His maps have been very creative and interesting ideas for fictional universes like fallout. Also has plenty of scenarios for alternate history scenarios)
[NL] Goldtank https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=4750011718
(he made a new massive Hearts of Iron 4 inspired map for Europe. That is a massive undertaking for any mapmaker, but this is his first map that took over several months according to the description. Looks like an awesome map for diplo games if people ever want a ww2 map. One of the most impressive mapmaking feats I've ever known so I included him here.)
Edited 12/27/2018 00:57:11