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How to watch The Game Awards 2019 - Nominations and categories

by Brad Norton

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The Game Awards is one of the biggest spectacles in the gaming industry. Geoff Keigley’s sixth iteration of the show is right around the corner and here’s everything you need to know.

With the most prestigious developers around the world converging on Los Angeles to celebrate the past 12 months in gaming and share a glimpse of the future, The Game Awards serves as one of the most important events each calendar year. 

From Overwatch in 2016, to God of War in 2018, an ultimate winner will be crowned as the single greatest game of the year. Additionally, a wide array of categories will highlight the pinnacle of the medium and a number of exclusive reveals will be uncovered throughout the broadcast. 

The Game Awards 2018
The Game Awards 2018
In an iconic moment, The Game Awards 2018 brought together the figureheads of Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft to open the show with a bang.

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When does the show begin?

Set to kick off at 5:30PM PT on December 12, the show will go through a number of categories and world premieres before reaching the apex and crowning a winner of the 2019 Game of the Year award.

The Game Awards is scheduled to run for approximately three hours, much the same as each iteration throughout previous years. Be it 1:30AM in London or 11:30AM on December 13 in Australia, you can use the handy graphic below to check the starting time in your locale. 

The Game Awards
The Game Awards
The Game Awards will also be available on a number of international streaming services.

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  • Los Angeles - 5:30PM PT
  • New York - 8:30PM ET
  • Brazil - 10:30PM BST
  • London - 1:30AM GMT
  • Russia - 3:30AM GMT+3
  • China - 9:30AM CST
  • Japan - 10:30AM JST
  • Australia - 11:30AM AEDT

Where can you watch The Game Awards 2019?

The Game Awards will be broadcasted around the world in a number of unique ways in 2019. With 12 unique streaming platforms for the English stream, the show will be live across the likes of Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, Facebook Live, and many more platforms.

Additionally, a number of yet unannounced content creators will be co-streaming the event through their own channels and reacting along the way. 

The Game Awards will also be presented in a select number of Cinemark cinemas across the United States and Virtual Reality users will be able to access a VR stream through Oculus Venues. 

The Game Awards
The Game Awards
A look at The Game Awards trophy in all of its glory.

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Categories and Nominations

With a number of global gaming outlets chiming in on 29 different categories, there’s a lot of great accomplishments to celebrate throughout the show. Viewers are able to chime in and sway the decision by voting through the official Game Awards website.

Each category and a full list of nominations can be found below:

Category Nominations
Game of the Year
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • The Outer Worlds
Action Game
  • Apex Legends
  • Astral Chain
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Gears 5
  • Metro Exodus
Action/Adventure Game
  • Borderlands 3
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Resident Evil 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Art Direction
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Gris
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Audio Design
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Gears 5
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Community Support
  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Fortnite
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Content Creator of the Year
  • CouRage
  • Dr. Lupo
  • Ewok
  • Grefg
  • shroud
Esports Coach
  • Eric 'Adren' Hoag
  • Nu-ri 'Cain' Jang
  • Fabian 'Grabbz' Lohmann
  • Kim 'Kkoma' Jeong-Gyun
  • Titouan 'Sockshka' Merloz
  • Danny 'Zonic' Sorensen
Esports Event
  • 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals
  • Evo 2019
  • Fortnite World Cup
  • IEM Katowice 2019
  • League of Legends World Championship 2019
  • The International 2019
Esports Game of the Year
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch
Esports Host
  • Eefje 'Sjokz' Depoortere
  • Alex 'Machine' Richardson
  • Paul 'Redeye' Chaloner
  • Alex 'Goldenboy' Mendez
  • Duan 'Candice' Yu-Shuang
Esports Player
  • Kyle 'Bugha' Giersdorf
  • Lee 'Faker' Sang-Hyeok
  • Luka 'Perkz' Perkovic
  • Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
  • Jay 'Sinatraa' Won
 Esports Team
  •  Astralis
  • G2 Esports
  • OG
  • San Francisco Shock
  • Team Liquid
Family Game
  • Luigi's Mansion 3
  • Ring Fit Adventure
  • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Yoshi's Crafted World
Fighting Game
  • Dead or Alive 6
  • Jump Force
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Samurai Showdown
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Fresh Indie Game
  • Disco Elysium
  • Gris
  • My Friend Pedro
  • Outer Wilds
  • Slay The Spire
  • Untitled Goose Game
 Game Direction
  •  Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Outer Wilds
Games for Impact
  • Concrete Genie
  • Gris
  • Kind Words
  • Life is Strange 2
  • Sea of Solitude
Independent Game
  • Baba is You
  • Disco Elysium
  • Katana Zero
  • Outer Wilds
  • Untitled Goose Game
Mobile Game
  • Call of Duty: Mobile
  • Grindstone
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Sky: Children of the Light
  • What the Golf?
 Multiplayer Game
  •  Apex Legends
  • Borderlands 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Tetris 99
  • Tom Clancy's The Division 2
Narrative
  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Disco Elysium
  • The Outer Worlds
Ongoing Game
  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Fortnite
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Performance
  • Ashly Burch - The Outer Worlds
  • Courtney Hope - Control
  • Laura Bailey - Gears 5
  • Mads Mikkelsen - Death Stranding
  • Matthew Porretta - Control
  • Norman Reedus - Death Stranding
 Role-Playing Game
  •  Disco Elysium
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
  • The Outer Worlds
Score & Music
  • Cadence of Hyrule
  • Death Stranding
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
Sports/Racing Game
  • Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled
  • Dirt Rally 2.0
  • eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020
  • F1 2019
  • Fifa 2020
Strategy Game
  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall
  • Anno 1800
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms
  • Tropico 6
  • Wargroove
 VR/AR Game
  •  Asgard's Wrath
  • Blood & Truth
  • Beat Saber
  • No Man's Sky
  • Trover Saves the Universe