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The Game Awards 2021: all winners, list of nominees, and more

The Game Awards is one of the biggest events for gaming enthusiasts from all over the world. In the last few years, the gaming industry has bloomed so much that it has become the go-to for esports professionals and journalists. This fall season, video game journalist Geoff Keighley and Nodwin Gaming are partnering to bring a twist to The Game Awards 2021 with multiple distribution channels covering nine countries and languages, including India, Japan, China, Brazil, and more.

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The event will go live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on December 9th, 2021. According to a recent announcement by Keighley, The Game Awards 2021 will start at 8 PM PST (local time), which will be live-streamed on multiple online platforms such as Disney+Hotstar, YouTube, Voot, Loco, Facebook, Twitch, and Twitter in nine languages including English, and Hindi. Here’s everything you need to know about the Game Awards 2021.

The Game Awards 2021: what is it?

Founded in 2014, the Game Awards is an annual function that witnesses gaming enthusiasts, brands, and video game lovers come together under a single roof. The show is produced and hosted by the veteran journalist Geoff Keighley, who has been involved in the esports industry for over ten years. The event highlights upcoming gaming tiles, live performances, music, and also presents awards to deserving video games from multiple gaming genres.

The Game Awards 2021: list of all the nominees

Here is a list of all the games nominated for The Game Awards 2021. The voting is coming to the end right now and all the results will be live-streamed on December 10th, 2021 in India.

Game of the Year

  • Deathloop, It Takes Two
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village

Winner: It Takes Two

Best Game Direction

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Returnal
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Winner: Deathloop

Best Narrative

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Psychonauts 2

Winner: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Art Direction

  • Deathloop
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • The Artful Escape

Winner: Deathloop

Best Score and Music

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Deathloop
  • NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Artful Escape

Winner: Nier Replicant

Best Audio Design

  • Deathloop
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Returnal

Winner: Forza Horizon 5

Best Performance

  • Erika Mori as Alex Chen – Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Giancarlo Esposito as Anton Castillo – Far Cry 6
  • Jason E. Kelley as Colt Vahn – Deathloop
  • Maggie Robertson as Lady Dimitrescu – Resident Evil Village
  • Ozioma Akagha as Julianna Blake – Deathloop

Winner: Maggie Robertson as Lady Dimitrescu – Resident Evil Village

Games for Impact

  • Before Your Eyes
  • Boyfriend Dungeon
  • Chicory
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • No Longer Home

Winner: Life is Strange: True Colors

Best Ongoing

  • Apex Legends
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV Online
  • Fortnite
  • Genshin Impact

Winner: Final Fantasy 14

Best Indie

  • 12 Minutes
  • Death’s Door
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Inscryption
  • Loop Hero

Winner: Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Best Mobile Game

  • Fantasian
  • Genshin Impact
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift
  • MARVEL Future Revolution
  • Pokemon Unite

Winner: Genshin Impact

Best Community Support

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV Online
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky

Winner: Final Fantasy XIV Online

Innovation in Accessibility

  • Far Cry 6
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • The Vale: Shadow of the Crown

Winner: Forza Horizon 5

Best VR/AR

  • Hitman 3
  • I Expect You To Die 2
  • Lone Echo II
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Sniper Elite VR

Winner: Resident Evil 4

Best Action

  • Back 4 Blood
  • Chivalry II
  • Deathloop
  • Far Cry 6
  • Returnal

Winner: Returnal

Best Action/Adventure

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village

Winner: Metroid Dread

Best Role Playing

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Tales of Arise

Winner: Tales of Arise

Best Fighting

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles
  • Guilty Gear: Strive
  • Melty Blood: Type Lumina
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown

Winner: Guilty Gear: Strive

Best Family

  • It Takes Two
  • Mario Party Superstars
  • New Pokémon Snap
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  • WarioWare: Get It Together!

Winner: It Takes Two

Best Sim/Strategy

  • Age of Empires IV
  • Evil Genius 2: World Domination
  • Humankind
  • Inscryption
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator

Winner: Age of Empires IV

Best Sports/Racing

  • F1 2021
  • FIFA 22
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed
  • Riders Republic

Winner: Forza Horizon 5

Best Multiplayer

  • Back 4 Blood
  • It Takes Two
  • Knockout City
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • New World
  • Valheim

Winner: It Takes Two

Content Creator of the Year

  • Dream
  • Fuslie
  • Gaules
  • Ibai
  • TheGrefg

Winner: Dream

Best Debut Indie

  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Sable
  • The Artful Escape
  • The Forgotten City
  • Valheim

Winner: Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Best Esports Game

  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • DOTA2
  • League of Legends
  • Valorant

Winner: League of Legends

Most Anticipated game

  • Elden Ring
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Starfield

Winner: Elden Ring

Best Esports Team

  • Atlanta FaZe (COD)
  • DWG KIA (LOL)
  • Natus Vincere (CS:GO)
  • Sentinels (Valorant)
  • Team Spirit (DOTA2)

Winner: Natus Vincere (CS:GO)

Best Esports Athlete

  • Chris “Simp” Lehr
  • Heo “ShowMaker” Su
  • Magomed “Collapse” Khalilov
  • Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
  • Tyson “TenZ” Ngo

Winner: Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev

Best Esports Coach

  • Airat “Silent” Gaziev
  • Andrey “ENGH” Sholokhov
  • Andrii “B1ad3” Horodenskyi
  • James “Crowder” Crowder
  • Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun

Winner: Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun

Best Esports Event

  • 2021 League of Legends World Championship
  • PGL Major Stockholm 2021
  • PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2020
  • The International 2021
  • Valorant Champions Tour: Stage 2 Masters

Winner: 2021 League of Legends Championship

The Game Awards 2021: live streaming schedule

As mentioned above, The Game Awards 2021 will be live-streamed on multiple platforms and online services. The event will be live-streamed in India in both English and Hindi languages on the following channels.

Streaming PlatformStreaming LanguageLive Streaming Schedule
MTV IndiaHindi/EnglishDecember 10th, 2021, at 6:30 am IST
Disney+ HotstarHindi/EnglishDecember 10th, 2021, at 6:30 am IST
MX PlayerHindi/EnglishDecember 10th, 2021, at 6:30 am IST
VootHindi/EnglishDecember 10th, 2021, at 6:30 am IST
JioTVHindi/EnglishDecember 10th, 2021, at 6:30 am IST
LocoHindi/EnglishDecember 10th, 2021, at 6:30 am IST
YouTubeHindi/EnglishDecember 10th, 2021, at 6:30 am IST
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Ashish Khaitan is a Delhi University graduate with 2+ years of experience in tech writing. He has written troubleshooting guides for hardware and software products, and has previously worked for publications like AnimeIndia and OTAKUSMART. Ashish covers deals, gaming and features on Pricebaba. He enjoys reading comics and is a big fan of Japanese anime.