You may have heard of the Grammy Awards, the Academy Awards, or even the Webby Awards, but there’s a new awards show on the block: The Game Awards.
The Game Awards seek to recognize creative and technical excellence in the global video game industry and celebrate the accomplishments of those who change the gaming community for the better. Visit https://thegameawards.com/about for more information about this awards show.
This awards show is admittedly not as new as most folks would think, as it was first established in 2014 by founder, producer and host Geoff Keighley, who has also served as a producer and host of other video game programs.
The Game Awards of this year occurred on December 10th, 2020. The hosts this year were Geoff Keighley and Sydnee Goodman, with lifelong gamer Brie Larsen making a guest host appearance.
And Now, the Winners
The winners of The Game Awards 2020 are as follows.
- The Last of Us: Part 2 won multiple awards:
- Game of the Year
- Best Action/Adventure Game
- Best Game Direction
- Best Narrative
- Best Audio Design
- The award for Best Performance went to Laura Bailey, who performed as Abby.
- The game has also an award for Innovation in Accessibility – all in all, an impressive sweep.
- Ghost of Tsushima won the award for Best Art Direction.
- Final Fantasy VII Remake was awarded Best Score/Music and Best RPG.
- Tell Me Why was awarded Games for Impact.
- No Man’s Sky won the award for Best Ongoing Game.
- Hades was awarded Best Indie Game and Best Action Game.
- Phasmophobia won the award for Best Debut Game.
- Among Us won the awards for Best Mobile Game and Best Multiplayer Game.
- Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout earned the award for Best Community Support.
- Half-Life: Alyx was awarded Best VR/AR Game.
- Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate was awarded Best Fighting Game.
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons won the award for Best Family Game.
- Microsoft Flight Simulator was awarded Best Sim/Strategy Game.
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 won the award for Best Sports/Racing Game.
- The Content Creator of the Year went to the game company Valkyrae.
- The Best Esports Athelete Award went to Heo “Showmaker” Su.
- The award for Best Esports Coach was given to Danny “Zonic” Sorensen.
- The League of Legends World Championship 2020 was awarded Best Esports Event, with the game it is hosted on, League of Legends was titled the Best Esports Game of this year.
- The title of Best Esports Host was awarded to Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere.
- And the award for the Best Esports Team of 2020 was given to G2 Esports.
Congratulations to all of the award winners and nominees. You have all worked hard to be part of this awards show, and you all deserve to be recognized.