The annual Game Awards is back for another run in 2018! They have just released information out on when the next event is going to be and where it’s going to be located. Lucky for you, we got all the up to date information on it right here to soften any complexity this matter might have.
What Is The Game Awards?
Worlds Will Change. Will You? #TheGameAwards will stream live on 40 global video platforms on Thursday, December 6. Watch it everyone, with the largest lineup of new game announcements in show history. pic.twitter.com/At1nWSA6xm
— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) November 9, 2018
For all the young grasshoppers out there, the Game Awards is an annual awards ceremony created by Geoff Keighley in 2014, that honors accolades in the video game industry. It also features premieres of new exciting games and upcoming contents that spice up the industry. Once hailed by The New York Times as “The Oscars of the gaming world,” they reached over 18 million staggering viewers in 2017.
Developed exclusively for digital streaming platforms, The Game Awards unifies a diverse population of game developers, Esports victors, digital influencers and Hollywood stars to participate in a night that showcases winners, new game announcements, and like every party, musical performances.
Viewers can also vote for their favorite contender/game to win different titles. These titles are:
- Game of the Year
- Developer of the Year
- Best Independent Game
- Best Mobile/Handheld Game
- Best Narrative
- Best Score/Soundtrack
- Best Performance
- Games for Change
- Best Shooter
- Best Action/Adventure
- Best Role-Playing Game
- Best Fighting Game
- Best Family Game
- Best Sports/Racing Game
- Best Online Direction
- Best Remaster
- Most Anticipated Game
- ESports Player of the Year
- ESports Team of the Year
- Trending Gamer
- Best Fan Creation
- Industry Icon Award
Nominees for The Game Awards are passed along to an international jury of 69 global media and influencer outlets, selected for their history of critical evaluation of video games. If you’re curious to see what games or who won what title from last year, you can see it all here.
The Game Awards is available to watch for free across every major mobile, desktop and console devices used to play video games.
How To Watch The Game Awards: Live Stream & Route
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018
Start Time: 8:30 PM Eastern / 5:30 PM Pacific Time
Location: Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
- United States: YouTube (in 4K UHD resolution), Twitter, Facebook, Mixer, Steam TV, PlayStation 4, Xbox Live, IGN, GameSpot, Polygon, MLG, Caffeine.tv, with more to be announced.
- China: Tencent QQ, EgameQQ, DouYu, Panda TV, BilliBili, Huya, NimoTV, Huomao, Longzhu, Wegame, iQIYI, G-Cores, Quanmin, Zhanqi.tv
- South East Asia: Bigo Live, Tamago
- Taiwan: KingKong
- Korea: AfreecaTV, KakaoTV, Naver
- Germany: RocketBeans
- Japan: NicoNico, OpenRec}
- Brazil: CubeTV, StreamCraft, UOL Jogos
- Russia: GoodGame, VKontakte
More details on the 2018 show will be released later this year, including information on how fans can attend the live ceremony and on-site events.