The Game Award’s Winner Roundup

On December 12, 2019, industry professionals, the press, and fans gathered to watch their favorite games of the year earn recognition. The Game Awards, seen as the Academy Awards of video gaming, breezed through 29 different categories that covered everything from game development to Esports. 

Overall, it was a rather unsurprising evening after fans voted for their top picks and many expected heavy hitters received well-deserved recognition. Whether you missed out on the evening festivities or maybe didn’t catch some of the glossed over awards, there is a bit to cover and catch up on. Along with the award ceremony, The Game Awards focuses heavily on world premiers, but that’s a different topic entirely.

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For now, we’re here to break down the winners of the evening across each category. 

Esports Event

League of Legends World Championship 2019

Esports Team

G2 Esports

Esports Coach

Danny “Zonic” Sorensen

Esports Host

Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere

Esports Game Of The Year

League of Legends

Esports Player

Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf

Content Creator of the Year


Community Support

Destiny 2

Score & Music

Kojima Productions/SIE – Death Stranding 

Audio Design

Infinity Ward/Activision – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Art Direction

Remedy/505 Games – Control


Mads Mikkelsen – Death Stranding


ZA/UM – Disco Elysium

Game Direction

Kojima Productions/SIE – Death Stranding

Mobile Game

Call of Duty: Mobile

Fresh Indie Game

ZA/UM – Disco Elysium

Games For Impact


Independent Game

Disco Elysium

Ongoing Game


Family Game

Luigi’s Mansion 3

Multiplayer Game

Apex Legends

Fighting Game

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

VR/AR Game

Beat Saber

Strategy Game

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Sports/Racing Game

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Role-Playing Game

Disco Elysium

Action / Adventure Game

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Action Game

Devil May Cry 5

Player’s Voice

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Game of the Year

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

On top of rewarding the development teams and eSports personalities of 2019, The Game Awards also recognized the best gaming tweets and even the best Reddit communities. While not conventional categories, it was interesting to see the focus to land on social media and a place known for its toxic communities. Especially during a night that was already too packed to begin with.

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