Game Awards Reveals Nominees for December’s Awards Show


by in Entertainment | Nov, 17th 2021

With December 9th being only two weeks away, it seems that time is inching ever closer to the fateful night of The Game Awards 2021. However, while people are excited for the promised 40 games coming to the show, with a massive amount of new surprises around every corner, there’s still one thing that players are looking forward to when it comes to The Game Awards: the awards themselves. Finding out what the public thinks the Game of the Year is going to be a big one, and with a lot of very highly rated games coming out in the past year, there’s a lot of very important contenders for the game of the year, as well as many other games that deserve recognition.

The Game Awards Nominees


The 2021 Game Awards have announced their nominations for the show in two weeks, and all players are going to be able to put their votes in. However, with 30 categories for players to vote on, knowing the nominations is the most important part. Here are all the important nominations for each category.

Game of the Year

The nominees for Game of the Year are Deathloop, It Takes Two, Metroid Dread, PsychoNauts 2, Ratchet, and Clank: Rift Apart, and Resident Evil Village. It’s going to be a really tough choice as all of these games are solid picks for the title.

Best Fighting Game

The nominees are Demon Slayer -Kimetsu No Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles, Guilty Gear -Strive-, Melty Blood: Type Lumina, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, and Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown.

Best RPG

The nominees are Cyberpunk 2077, Monster Hunter Rise, Scarlet Nexus, Shin Megami Tensai V, and Tales of Arise. Cyberpunk 2077 is going to have a tough time picking that spot, with the controversy following its release.

Best Multiplayer

The nominees for Best Multiplayer are: Back 4 Blood, Knockout City, It Takes Two, Monster Hunter Rise, New World, and Valheim.

Best VR Title

VR’s best title has some surprising contenders with Hitman 3 (PSVR Only), I Expect You to Die 2, Lone Echo 2, Resident Evil 4, and Sniper Elite VR, fighting for the title.

Best Community Support

This title is meant specifically for games whose communities have kept them alive outside of developer updates, the nominees for this award are Apex Legends, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy 14 Online, Fortnite, and No Man’s Sky.

Best Indie Game

Coming in from the independent titles, comes the nominees for best indie game: 12 Minutes, Death’s Door, Inscryption, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, and Loop Hero

Most Anticipated Game

With these titles not released yet, there’s still a vote for the most anticipated game which includes: Elden Ring, God of War Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West, the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Starfield

Best Esports Title

Coming in at one of the most important categories is the best esports title, featuring Call of Duty, CS:GO, Dota 2, League of Legends, and Valorant

Best Esports Athlete

Including esports games is one thing, but there can’t be a best esports game, without a best esports player, the nominees for this category are Chris “Simp” Lehr, Heo “Shadowmaker” Su, Magomed “Collapse” Kahlilov, Oleksandr “S1MPLE” Kostyliev, and Tyson “Tenz” Ngo.

Best Esports Team

With best game, and best player, there’s still the matter of best esports team, here’s everyone who’s been nominated for best Esports Team: Atlanta Faze (Call of Duty), DWG KIA (LoL), Natus Vincere, (CS:GO), Sentinels (Valorant), and Team Spirit (Dota 2)

Best Esports Coach

Behind every player, and every team is a coach, and with all of these teams being nominated, the coaches are getting an award as well. The nominees are Airat “Silent” Gaziev, Andrey “Engh” Sholokhov, Andrii “B1AD3” Horodenskyi, James “Crowder” Crowder, and Kim “Kkoma” Jeong-Gyun.

Best Esports Event

The final esports category focuses on the esports events throughout the year, with the winner being a multi-day event that delivered the best experience for players and viewers alike. The nominees are: 2021 Leauge of Legends World Championship, The International 2021, PGL Major Stockholm 2021, PUBG Mobile Championship 2021, and Valorant Champions Tour: Stage 2 Masters

Best Esports Event


The final esports category focuses on the esports events throughout the year, with the winner being a multi-day event that delivered the best experience for players and viewers alike. The nominees are: 2021 Leauge of Legends World Championship, The International 2021, PGL Major Stockholm 2021, PUBG Mobile Championship 2021, and Valorant Champions Tour: Stage 2 Masters

With that, this covers some of the most important categories for The Game Awards, but there’s still plenty of categories for players to see and to vote on. There’s still time to head to The Game Awards website to place votes on the 2021 show too, so if you want to cast your ballot head on over right now! Hopefully, players will see some of their favorites take the gold when December rolls around.

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