The Game Awards 2020 Nominees Have Been Announced

The Game Awards 2020 Nominees Have Been Announced

Candidates for The Game Awards 2020 have been announced. Each candidate in the categories will be voted publicly. The award ceremony will be broadcast live on December 10th.

Sony Interactive Entertainment has managed to become a prominent name. How? With 22 nominations in total of course. More than 95 jurors from all over the world worked together to determine the candidates. It looks like Sony Interactive Entertainment will leave a mark on this award ceremony. The company, which won 22 nominations this year, has also managed to become the most nominated name since Nintendo, which received 23 nominations in 2017.

The 2020 Game Awards will be broadcast on more than 45 global video platforms on December 10th. Participants will be able to vote from here on out.

The productions competing in the award categories and categories are as follows:

Game of the Year:
Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)
DOOM Eternal (id Software / Bethesda Softworks)
Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix)
Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Hades (Supergiant Games)
The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Game Direction:
Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix)
Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Hades (Supergiant Games)
Half-Life: Alyx (Valve)
The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Narrative:
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (George Kamitani)
Final Fantasy VII Remake (Kazushige Nojima, Motomu Toriyama, Hiroaki Iwaki and Sachie Hirano)
Ghost of Tsushima (Ian Ryan, Liz Albl, Patrick Downs and Jordan Lemos)
Hades (Greg Kasavin)
The Last of Us Part II (Neil Druckmann and Haley Gross)

Best Art Direction:
Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix)
Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Hades (Supergiant Games)
Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Moon Studios / Xbox Game Studios)
The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Music:
DOOM Eternal (Mick Gordon)
Final Fantasy VII Remake (Nobuo Uematsu, Masashi Hamazu and Mitsuto Suzuki)
Hades (Darren Korb)
Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Garreth Coker)
The Last of Us Part II (Gustavo Santaolala, with additional Mac Quayle)

Best Sound Design:
DOOM Eternal (id Software / Bethesda Softworks)
Half-Life: Alyx (Valve)
Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Resident Evil 3 (Capcom)
The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Performance:
Ashley Johnson Ellie – The Last of Us Part II
Laura Bailey Abby – The Last of Us Part II
Daisuke Tsuji Jin Sakai – Ghost of Tsushima
Logan Cunningham Hades – Hades
Nadji Jeter Miles Morales – Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Effective Play:
If Found… (Dreamfeel)
Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition (Cardboard Computer)
Spiritfarer (Thunder Lotus Games)
Tell Me Why (Dontnod Entertainment / Xbox Game Studios)
Through the Darkest of Times (Paintbucket Games)

Best Ongoing:
Apex Legends (Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts)
Destiny 2 (Bungie)
Call of Duty: Warzone (Infinity Ward / Activision)
Fortnite (Epic Games)
No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)

Best Independent Game:
Carrion (Phobia Game Studio / Devolver Digital)
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (Mediatonic / Devolver Digital)
Hades (Supergiant Games)
Spelunky 2 (Mossmouth)
Spiritfarer (Thunder Lotus Games)

Best Mobile Game:
Among Us (Innersloth)
Call of Duty Mobile (Timi Studios / Activision)
Genshin Impact (miHoYo)
Legends of Runeterra (Riot Games)
Pokemon Cafe Mix (Genius Sonority / Nintendo)

Best Community Support:
Apex Legends (Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts)
Destiny 2 (Bungie)
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (Mediatonic / Devolver Digital)
Fortnite (Epic Games)
No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
Valorant (Riot Games)

Best VR / AR:
Dreams (Media Molecule / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Half-Life: Alyx (Valve)
Marvel’s Iron Man VR (Camouflaj / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Star Wars: Squadrons (Motive Studios / Electronic Arts)
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (Skydance Interactive)

Innovation in Access:
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)
Grounded (Obsidian Entertainment / Xbox Game Studios)
Hyperdot (Tribe Games)
The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Watch Dogs: Legion (Ubisoft Toronto / Ubisoft)

Best Action:
DOOM Eternal (id Software / Bethesda Softworks)
Hades (Supergiant Games)
Half-Life: Alyx (Valve)
Nioh 2 (Team Ninja)
Streets of Rage 4 (Dotemu)

Best Role Playing:
Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix)
Genshin Impact (miHoYo)
Persona 5 Royal (Atlus / P Studio / Sega)
Wasteland 3 (inXile Entertainment / Deep Silver)
Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio / Sega)

Best Fight:
Granblue Fantasy: Versus (Arc System Works / Cygames / XSEED Games)
Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate (NetherRealm Studios / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
Street Fighter V Champion Edition (Dimps / Capcom)
One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows (Spike Chunsoft / Bandai Namco)
Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late [cl-r] (French-Bread / Arc System Works / Aksys Games)

Best Family Game:
Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (Toys for Bob / Activision)
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (Mediatonic / Devolver Digital)
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Velan Studios / Nintendo)
Minecraft Dungeons (Mojang / Double Eleven / Xbox Game Studios)
Paper Mario: The Origami King (Intelligent Systems / Nintendo)

Best Sim / Strategy:
Crusader Kings III (Paradox Development Studios / Paradox Interactive)
Desperados III (Mimimi Games / THQ Nordic)
Gears Tactics (Splash Damage / The Coalition / Xbox Game Studios)
Microsoft Flight Simulator (Asobo Studio / Xbox Game Studios)
XCOM: Chimera Squad (Firaxis / 2K Games)

Best Sport / Racing:
DIRT 5 (Codemasters Cheshire / Codemasters)
F1 2020 (Codemasters Birmingham / Codemasters)
FIFA 21 (EA Vancouver / EA Sports)
NBA 2K21 (Visual Concepts / 2K Games)
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 (Vicarious Visions / Activision)

Best Multiplayer:
Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)
Among Us (InnerslotH)
Call of Duty: Warzone (Infinity Ward / Activision)
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (Mediatonic / Devolver Digital)
Valorant (Riot Games)

Content Creator of the Year:
Alanah Pearce
Jay Ann Lopez
Nickmercs
timthetatman
Valkyrae

Best Debut:
Carrion (Phobia Game Studio / Devolver Digital)
Mortal Shell (Cold Symmetry / Playstack)
Raji: An Ancient Epic (Nodding Heads Games / Super.com)
Roki (Polygon Treehouse / United Label)
Phasmophobia (Kinetic Games)

Best eSports Player:
Ian “Crimsix” Porter (Call of Duty)
Heo “Showmaker” Su (League of Legends)
Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu (League of Legends)
Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro (Call of Duty)
Matthieu “ZywOo” Herbaut (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)

Best eSports Coach:
Danny “Zonic” Sorensen (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
Dae-Hee “Crusty” Park (Overwatch)
Fabian “Grabbz” Lohmann (League of Legends)
Lee “Zefa” Jae-Min (League of Legends)
Raymond “Rambo” Lussier (Call of Duty)

Best eSports Event:
BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 European Finals (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
Call of Duty League Championship 2020 (Call of Duty)
IEM Katowice 2020 (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
League of Legends World Championship 2020 (League of Legends)
Overwatch League Grand Finals 2020 (Overwatch)

Best eSports Game:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward / Raven Software / Activision)
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
Fortnite (Epic Games)
League of Legends (Riot Games)
Valorant (Riot Games)

Best eSports Server:
Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez
Alex “Machine” Richardson
Effje “Sjokz” Depoortere
James “Dash” Patterson
Jorien “Sheever” Van Der Heijden

Best eSports Team:
Dawon Gaming (League of Legends)
Dallas Empire (Call of Duty)
G2 eSports (League of Legends)
San Francisco Shock (Overwatch)
Team Secret (DOTA 2)

We are eagerly waiting for the results. We wish success to all productions, games and people. Congratulations already.