The Game Awards Nominees Announced

Published: November 20, 2019 8:00 AM /


The Game Awards

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) - Winner
  • 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 - Winner


Esports Coach

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


Esports Event

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


Esports Game of the Year

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


Esports Host

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


Esports Player

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


Esports Team

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


Family Game


Fighting Game


Fresh Indie Game (Presented by Subway)

  • Za/Um for Disco Elysium (Our Review) - Winner
  • 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

  • Baba Is You (Our Review)
  • Disco Elysium - Winner
  • Katana Zero (Our Review)
  • Outer Wilds
  • Untitled Goose Game


Mobile Game

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


Multiplayer Game

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




Ongoing Game

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



  • 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 - Winner
  • 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) - Winner
  • Dirt Rally 2.0
  • Efootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020
  • F1 2019
  • FIFA 20


Strategy Game

  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall
  • Anno 1800 (Our Review)
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Our Review) - Winner
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms
  • Tropico 6
  • Wargroove (Our Review)


VR/AR Game

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

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

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