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The Game Awards Nominees Announced

Gaming article by Samuel Guglielmo on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 08:00
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Your Favorite Game Didn't Make It

The Nominees for the 2019 Game Awards have been announced, letting us know what people think are the best games this year.

Any game released between November 15th, 2018, and November 14th, 2019, could make the list. This means Super Smash Brothers Ultimate can make the list despite coming out last year. On the other hand, Pokemon Sword & Shield and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order both need to wait until next year. The winners will be announced during the show on December 12th.

 

Without further ado, here are the nominees:

Game of the Year

 

 

Action Game

 

Action/Adventure Game

 

 

Art Direction

 

Audio Design

 

Community Support

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2 (Our Review)
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Fortnite
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Seige

 

Content Creator of the Year

  • Jack "Courage" Dunlop
  • Benjamin "Dr. Lupo" Lupo
  • Soleil "Ewok" Wheeler
  • David "Grefg" Martinez
  • Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek

 

 

Esports Coach

  • Eric "Adren" Hoag
  • Nu-Ri "Cain" Jang
  • Fabian "Grabbz" Lohmann
  • Kim "Kkoma" Jeong-Gyun
  • Titouan "Sockshka" Merloz
  • Danny "Zonic" Sorensen

 

Esports Event

  • 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals
  • EVO 2019
  • Fortnite World Cup
  • IEM Katowice 2019
  • League of Legends World Championship 2019
  • The International 2019

 

Esports Game of the Year

  • Counter Strike: Global Offensive
  • DOTA 2
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch

 

Esports Host

  • Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere
  • Alex "Machine" Richardson
  • Paul "Redeye" Chaloner
  • Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez
  • Duan "Candice" Yu-Shuang

 

 

Esports Player

  • Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf
  • Lee "Faker" Sang-Hyeok
  • Luka "Perkz" Perkovic
  • Oleksander "S1mple" Kostyliev
  • Jay "Sinatraa" Won

 

Esports Team

  • Astralis
  • G2 Esports
  • OG
  • San Francisco Shock
  • Team Liquid

 

Family Game

 

Fighting Game

 

Fresh Indie Game (Presented by Subway)

  • Za/Um for Disco Elysium (Our Review)
  • Nomada Studio for GRIS
  • Deadtoast Entertainment for My Friend Pedro (Our Review)
  • Mobius Digital for Outer Wilds (Our Review)
  • House House for Untitled Goose Game

 

Game Direction

 

Games for Impact

 

Independent Game

 

Mobile Game

  • Call of Duty: Mobile
  • Grindstone
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Sky: Children of Light
  • What the Golf?

 

Multiplayer Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Borderlands 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Our Review)
  • Tetris 99
  • Tom Clancy's The Division 2 (Our Review)

 

Narrative

 

Ongoing Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Fortnite
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Seige

 

Performance

  • Ashley Burch as Parvati Holcomb in The Outer Worlds
  • Courtney Hope as Jesse Faden in Control
  • Laura Bailey as Kait Diaz in Gears 5
  • Mads Mikkelsen as Cliff in Death Stranding
  • Matthew Porretta as Dr. Casper Darling in Control
  • Norman Reedus as Sam Porter Bridges in Death Stranding

 

Role-Playing Game

 

Score & Music

 

Sports/Racing Game

  • Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (Our Review)
  • Dirt Rally 2.0
  • Efootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020
  • F1 2019
  • FIFA 20

 

Strategy Game

 

VR/AR Game

  • Asgard's Wrath
  • Blood & Truth
  • Beat Saber
  • No Man's Sky
  • Trover Saves the Universe

The full awards show will be on December 12th at 8:30pm EST.

See any games you personally would vote for? Excited for the awards? Let us know in the comments below!

About the Author

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Samuel Guglielmo

Associate Review Editor

I'm Sam. Been playing video games since PlayStation. Favorite games include Ace Combat 5, Perfect Dark, Final Fantasy IX, Metro 2033, and MonsterBag. Also loves books and can be found face first in one all the time.