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How to watch The Game Awards 2018 – Stream, start time, nominees and more

Published: 5/Dec/2018 13:29 Updated: 7/Dec/2018 2:19

by Ross Deason

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The Game Awards 2018 ceremony is set to begin on Thursday, December 6, with an impressive list of nominees all hoping to take home a trophy. Here’s everything you need to know.

After another successful ceremony in 2017, the Game Awards returns yet again in 2018 to celebrate the best games and biggest personalities of the year.

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When and where is it?

The fifth annual Game Awards ceremony will begin on Thursday, December 6 at 17:30 PST or 20:30 ET. (Friday, December 7 at 01:30 GMT, 02:30 CET, 12:30 AEDT).

The Game Awards will take place in Los Angeles, California, and will be hosted by Geoff Keighley.

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The Game AwardsGeoff Keighley will once again host the awards ceremony.

How can I watch?

If you’re not lucky enough to be attending the event in person, you can catch all of the Game Awards action across a variety of streaming platforms.

MLG, Twitter, Twitch, Facebook, Mixer, Steam TV, PlayStation 4 and Xbox Live and more will all be showing the action. Alternatively, you can keep tabs on the results as they happen by following @Dexerto on Twitter.

The Game Awards’ Twitch stream can be found below:

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Watch live video from thegameawards on www.twitch.tv

What awards are being handed out and who are the nominees?

A total of 30 categories, ranging from Game of the Year to Best Esports Coach, will be featured this year. Red Dead Redemption 2 and God of War are the games with the best chance of earning multiple awards thanks to their eight nominations each.

Twitch superstar Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins is sure to be the favorite for Content Creator of the Year but he’ll face tough competition from the likes of Dr. Lupo, Myth, Pokimane and Willyrex.

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The full list of awards and nominees can be found here.

God of War has been nominated for eight awards.

How are the winners decided?

The nominees for each game category were chosen by an international panel of 69 media outlets and influencers that have expertise in the various areas. A separate jury did the same for the esports categories.

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The winners are then decided by a ‘blended’ vote between the voting jury and fan votes. The jury’s vote holds 90% of the weight, while fans contribute 10%.

If you want to vote for your favorite game, streamer or esports personality in any of the categories, you can do so here.

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CoD streamers slam Warzone star WarsZ for “pathetic” K/D tanking

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:16

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone stars continue to call each other out – this time Tommey is joined by HusKerrs and others in critiquing multi-event champion, WarsZ, for manipulating tournament Kill-Death Ratio (K/D) caps by tanking his account.

With more and more money being piled into Warzone tournaments, the stakes are higher than ever and competitors are understandably adamant about integrity. Many of these competitions have turned to K/D caps, as a way to limit good players from forming super squads that’ll end up dominating the opposition.

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Following earlier condemnations from top streamers like NICKMERCS and Aydan about others gaming the K/D cap limits, Tommey has exposed WarsZ in particular for allegedly partaking in the unfair practice.

Tommey, a former Call of Duty League player and multi-time Warzone champion, did not hesitate to single out WarsZ for a suspicious drop in his kill-death ration just ahead of this week’s leg of the $210,000 Vikkstar Warzone Showdown. 

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Although the caps have been instituted in tournaments to provide for better parity among teams, they can also be manipulated by purposefully delivering uncharacteristically poor performances.

WarsZ has won six Warzone championships across different tournaments, so Tommey’s linked image of the streamer having double-digit zero-kill matches in the past few days is particularly damning.

“People seem to be scared of the repercussions but I’m fed up with the bulls**t,” Tommey tweeted, tagging the rival competitor directly while calling the alleged tanking “pathetic.”

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As for WarsZ’s response, it was not well-received. Suggesting that this notable drop in K/D was spurred by having his “girl” play on his account, a variety of notable Warzone competitors slammed the excuse. Among those wast renowned multi-time champion, HusKerrs, who replied simply, “Brother, c’mon now… nobody is buying that.”

Popular streamer DougisRaw also chimed in, mocking the excuse for how obviously the screenshot goes against the idea of letting an inexperienced player drop in for some games: “Damn, your girl plays solo squads. She’s cracked.”

 

While none of the allegations can be proven, many seem dissatisfied with WarsZ’s excuse and believes it is unfair to competitors like Jukeyz and others who were unable to snag tournament spots because of their high K/D.

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It must be noted, as Tommey mentioned in the tweet above, that Vikkstar’s tournament technically doesn’t prohibit such a tactic, so while WarsZ isn’t breaking any rules, it’s fair to say that the rest of the big-name competitors don’t think too highly of it.

It remains to be seen if other tournaments will begin following NICKMERCS in the way he runs his MFAM Gauntlets, monitoring participants’ past in-game performances to make sure that they’re not trying to circumvent the K/D cap.

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