The Game Awards 2020: Winners and Premieres

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The Game Awards 2020: Winners and Premieres
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The most celebrated night for gamers, The Game Awards, happened on December 10, 2020. The show brought together many different types of gamers, developers in the same field. The night was meant to be a celebration for the gamers and games around the world. 

The Game Awards was hosted by Geoff Keighley with many amazing guests including Brie Larson, Keanu Reeves, Christopher Nolan, Reggie Fils-Aime, Nolan North, and many more. The Game Awards was meant to be a huge festival for everyone and all things gaming. The biggest gaming night of the year, or the coming of digital players together, whatever you may call it has managed to leave a great mark.

As we know, this years’ event was supposed to be different. The Game Awards were broadcasted online from Los Angeles, London and Tokyo for three hours. The Game Awards was a mix of presenting awards and World Premieres of many new video games for the first time. 

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Last years’ event was a blast and super happening, with so many eyes dropping teasers of the upcoming games and consoles. 

This year was no different, in bringing forward the best upcoming releases for 2021. 

A lot of things happened in the Games Awards from awards to trailers to world premiers.

The Game Awards 2020 Winners

the Game Awards
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Category: Game of the Year

This category had 6 nominees which included:

  • Doom Eternal
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • The Last of Us Part 2
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The winner of this category was The Last of Us Part 2

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Category: Best Action/ Adventure

This category also had 6 nominees which included: 

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • The Last of Us Part 2
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales 

The winner of this category was The Last of Us Part 2 

Category: Best Score and Music

There were 5 nominees in this category, which included:

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Hades
  • Doom Eternal
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • The Last of Us Part 2

The winner of this category was Final Fantasy VII Remake

Category: Best Debut Games

The Best Debut Games category has 5 nominees, which included: 

  • Carrion
  • Raji: An Ancient Epic
  • Mortal Shell
  • Roki
  • Phasmophobia

The winner of this category was Phasmophobia

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Category: Best Family Games

This category had 6 nominees, which included:

  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It;s About Time
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Paper Mario: The Original King
  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

The winner of this category was Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Category: Best Performance

This category had 5 nominees, which included:

  • Daisuke Tsuji as Jin Sakai, Ghost of Tsushima
  • Ashley Johnson as Ellie, The Last of Us Part 2
  • Laura Bailey as Abby, The Last of Us Part 2
  • Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales, Marvel’s Spider Man: Miles Morales
  • Logan Cunningham as Hades, Hades

The winner of this category was Laura Bailey as Abby, The Last of Us Part 2

Category: Best Sports/ Racing 

This category had 5 nominees , which included:

  • F1 2020
  • DIRT5
  • FIFA 21
  • NBA 2K21
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

The winner of this category was Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

Category: Best Ongoing

This category had 5 nominees, which included:

  • Destiny 2
  • Apex Legends
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • No Man’s Sky 
  • Fortnite

The winner of this category was No Man’s Sky

Category: Best VR/AR

This category had 5 nominees, which included:

  • Dreams
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Star Wars: Squadrons
  • Marvel’s Iron Man VR
  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

The winner of this category was Half-Life: Alyx

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Category: Best Action

This category had 5 nominees, which included:

  • Doom Eternal
  • Hades
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Nioh 2
  • Streets of rage 4

The winner of this category was Hades.

Category: Best Narrative

This category has 5 nominees, which included:

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Hades
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • The Last of Us Part 2
  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

The winner of this category was The Last of Us Part 2

Category: Best Art Direction

This category had 5 nominees, which included:

  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • The Last of Us Part 3
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake

The winner of this category was Ghost of Tsushima

Category: Games for Impact 

The nominees for this category were:

  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
  • Spiritfarer
  • Tell Me Why
  • If Found…
  • Through The Darkest of Times

The winner of this category was Tell Me Why

Category: Best Multiplayer

The nominees of this category were:

  • Among Us
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Valorant

The winner of this category was Among Us

Category: Best Role Playing Games

The nominees of this category were:

  • Wasteland 3
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Genshin Impact
  • Persona 5 Royal
  • Yakunza: Like a Dragon

The winner of this category was Final Fantasy VII Remake

Category: Best Audio Design

The nominees of this category were:

  • Doom Eternal
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • The Last of Us Part 2
  • Resident Evil 3

The winner of this category was The Last of Us Part 2

Category: Best Sim/ Strategy

The nominees of this category were:

  • Crusader Kings III
  • Desperados III
  • Gears Tactics
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • XCOM: Chimera Squad

The winner of this category was Microsoft Flight Simulator

Category: Best Indie Game

The nominees of this categories were:

  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Carrion
  • Hades
  • Spelunky 2
  • Spiritfarer

The winner of this category was Hades

Category: Best Fighting

The nominees of the category were:

  • Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
  • One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows
  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus
  • Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
  • Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late [CL-R]

The winner of this category was Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

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Category: Best Mobile Games

The nominees of this category were: 

  • Call of Duty Mobile
  • Among Us
  • Genshin Impact 
  • Legends of Runeterra
  • POkemon Cafe Mix

The winner of this category was Among Us

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Category: Innovation in Accessibility

The nominees of this category were:

  • Grounded
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 
  • Hyperdot
  • The Last of Us Part 2
  • Watch Dogs Legion

The winner of this category was The Last of Us Part 2

Category: Best Community Support

The nominees of this category were:

  • Destiny 2
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Apex Legends
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Valorant

The winner of this category was Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Category: Best Game Direction

The nominees of this category were:

  • Hades
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • The Last of Us Part 2

The winner of this category was The Last of Us Part 2

Category: Best Esports Team

The nominees of this category were: 

  • Dalla Empire (COD)
  • G2 Esports (LOL)
  • Damwin Gaming (LOL)
  • San Francisco Shock (OWL)
  • Team Secret (Dota2)

The winner of this category was G2 Esports Team 

Category: Best Esports Host

The nominees of this category were:

  • Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez
  • Alex “Machine” Richardson
  • Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
  • James “Dash” Patterson
  • Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden

The winner of this category was Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere

Category: Best Esport Games

The nominees of this category were:

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • League of Legends
  • Fortnite
  • Valorant

The winner of this category was League of Legends

Category: Best Esports Event

The nominees of this category were:

  • Call of Duty League Championship 2020
  • IEM Katowice 2020 (CS:GO)
  • Blast Premier: Spring 2020 European Finals (CS:GO)
  • League of Legends World Championship 2020
  • Overwatch League Grand Finals 2020

The winner of this category was League of Legends World Championship 2020

Category: Best Esports Athlete

The nominees of this category were:

  • Ian “Crimsix” Porter (COD)
  • Heo “Showmaker” Su (LOL)
  • Kim “Canyon” Geon-Bu (COD)
  • Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro (COD)
  • Matthieu “Zywoo” Herbaut (CS:GO)

The winner of this category was Heo “Showmaker” Su (LOL)

Category: Content Creator of the Year

The nominees of this category were:

  • Alanah Pearce
  • Nickmercs
  • Valkyrae
  • Jay Ann Lopez
  • Timthetatman

The winner of this category was Valkyrae

Along with the awards, many new trailers and premieres were shown in the Game Awards

The Game Award Trailers and Premieres

The Game Awards was a huge stage for the launch and premier of the upcoming games. Some the games that were announced at the Game Awards are listed below.

Loop Hero

Sea of Solitude: Director’s Cut

Shady Part of Me

Nier Replicant

Century: Age of Ashes

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Sephiroth

Perfect Dark

Back 4 Blood

The Callisto Protocol

Open Roads

Dragon Age

Endless Dungeon

Crimson Desert

Seasons

ARK II

F.I.S.T

Odyssey: Elite Dangerous

Evil Dead: The Game

Returnal

Outriders: Mantra of Survival 

It Take Two

Elder Scrolls Online: Gates of Oblivion

Monster Hunter Rise

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story

Mass Effect “Will Continue”

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