All about The Game Awards 2021: date, time, duration, games and nominees

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The Game Awards 2021 is a few days away from its celebration. The most media awards gala of the year recovers the face-to-face format from Los Angeles, California, with a massive event that will not only reveal the winners of all categories, including the Game of the Year, the Game of the Year (GOTY), but also several dozen trailers and a few world firsts. Let us know all the details regarding your date, schedule, game announcements and the full list of nominees. You can follow it live with MeriStation.

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When is The Game Awards and which games are nominated

The Game Awards will take place during the early morning of December 9 to 10, specifically from 01:00 (CET), peninsular time in Spain, when we are in Friday, December 10. The preview will begin at 00:30 (CET) on Friday, December 10. In Latin America it will still be Thursday, December 9. The gala will last for several hours, although they have not confirmed exactly how long it will last. In previous years the gala has lasted more than three hours. The invitation from Calendar specify that can last up to four hours.

The games nominated for Game of the Year (GOTY) are the following six titles: Deathloop, It Takes Two, Metroid Dread, Psychonauts 2, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Resident Evil Village. Xbox Game Studios is the publisher with the most nominations, a total of 20, followed by Sony Interactive Entertainment with 11 and Square Enix with 10 nominations.

The Game Awards 2021: presenters, guests and announcements

There are several artists invited to the gala. Like every year, in addition to Geoff Keighely We will have well-known faces on an international scale from both the world of videogames and other cultural sectors of videogames; from the world of music to cinema through television. The Game Awards 2021 will feature Simu Liu, actor from Shang-Chi, or artist Sting, who will perform a theme from the Arcane series, based on League of Legends.

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On the other hand, the organization has already confirmed that this edition will be the one with the most games and announcements to date, including “real next gen stuff.”

“I think we have only touched the tip of the iceberg of what is possible to do on PS5 and Xbox Series X and I am sure you will see things that will leave you speechless,” he said. viewers that the best of the industry is yet to come, “said Geoff Keighley on the occasion of the announcement. The person in charge of the event ensures that the program includes between 40 and 50 games, of which approximately a dozen will be world firsts.

“I think it’s going to be a special night and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again because I haven’t been able to see many people myself,” he says. Plus, they’ve been working on one of those ads for two and a half years.

The Game Awards 2021: where to watch it, schedule and duration

The official Twitch channel TGA is the official method for follow the conference live (in English), while from MeriStation you can read all the news minute by minute, including the list of winners and all the world firsts.

These are the exact schedules in which the awards gala will begin in Spain, Latin America and the United States. As they explain, there will be a previous half hour before the gala itself begins; that is, at 00:30 (CET); 16:30 in Mexico City.

  • Spain (peninsular time): December 11 at 01:00.
  • United States (Los Angeles): December 10 at 3:00 p.m.
  • United States (New York): December 10 at 6:00 p.m.
  • México (Mexico City): December 10 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Costa Rica: December 10 at 5:00 p.m.
  • El Salvador: December 10 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Honduras: December 10 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Guatemala: December 10 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Nicaragua: December 10 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Chile: December 10 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Argentina: December 10 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Paraguay: December 10 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Uruguay: December 10 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Dominican Republic: December 10 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Venezuela: December 10 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Colombia: December 10 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Ecuador: December 10 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Peru: December 10 at 6:00 p.m.
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All nominees at The Game Awards 2021

Game of the Year

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: A Dimension Apart
  • Resident Evil Village

Best Direction

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Returnal
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: A Dimension Apart

Better Support

  • Apex Legends
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online
  • Fortnite
  • Genshin Impact

Best Indie

  • 12 Minutes
  • Death’s Door
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Inscryption
  • Loop Hero

Best Indie Debut

  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Sable
  • The Artful Escape
  • The Forgotten City
  • Valheim

Best Narrative

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Psychonauts 2

Best Art Direction

  • Deathloop
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: A Dimension Apart
  • The Artful Escape

Best Soundtrack

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Deathloop
  • NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Artful Escape

Best Sound Design

  • Deathloop
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Ratchet & Clank: A Dimension Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Returnal

Best Performance

  • Erika Mori como Alex Chen, Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Giancarlo Esposito as Anton Castillo, Far Cry 6
  • Jason E. Kelley como Colt Vahn, Deathloop
  • Maggie Robertson como Lady Dimitrescu, Resident Evil Village
  • Ozioma Akagha as Julianna Blake, Deathloop

Impact Games

  • Before Your Eyes
  • Boyfriend Dungeon
  • Chicory
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • No Longer Home

Better Community Support

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky

Best Mobile Game

  • Fantasian
  • Genshin Impact
  • League of Legends. Wild Rift
  • Marvel Future Revolution
  • Pokémon Unite

Best Virtual Reality Game

  • Hitman 3
  • I Expect You To Die 2
  • Lone Echo II
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Sniper Elite VR
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Best Action Game

  • Back 4 Blood
  • Chivalry II
  • Deathloop
  • Far Cry 6
  • Returnal

Best Action / Adventure Game

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: A Dimension Apart
  • Resident Evil Village

Best Role Playing Game

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Tales of Arise

Best Fighting Game

  • Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles
  • Gilty Gear -Strive-
  • Melty Blood: Type Lumina
  • Nichelodeon All-Star Brawl
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown

Best Family Game

  • It Takes Two
  • Mario Party Superstars
  • New Pokémon Snap
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  • WarioWare: Get It Together!

Best Sports or Driving Game

  • F1 2021
  • FIFA 22
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed
  • Riders Republic

Best Simulator or Strategy Game

  • Age of Empires IV
  • Evil Genius 2: World Domination
  • Humankind
  • Inscryption
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator

Best Multiplayer

  • Back 4 Blood
  • It Takes Two
  • Knockout City
  • Monstger Hunter Rise
  • New World
  • Valheim

Most Anticipated Game

  • Elden Ring
  • God of War Ragnarök
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • La secuela de The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Starfield

Innovation in Accessibility

  • Far Cry 6
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Ratchet & Clank: A Dimension Apart
  • The Vale: Shadow of the Crown

Content Creator of the Year

  • Dream
  • Fuslie
  • Gauls
  • Ibai
  • TheGrefg

Best Sports

  • Call of Duty
  • Counter Strike: Global Offensive
  • DOTA 2
  • League of Legends
  • Valuing

Best Sports Athlete

  • Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr
  • Pig ‘ShowMaker’ Su
  • Magomed ‘Collapse’ Khalilov
  • Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev
  • Tyson ‘TenZ’ Ngo

Best Esports Team

  • Atlanta FaZe
  • Born to win
  • Sentinels
  • Team Spirit

Best Esports Coach

  • Airat ‘Silent’ Gaziev
  • Andrey ‘ENGH’ Sholokhov
  • Andrii ‘B1ad3’ Horodenskyi
  • James ‘Crowder’ Crowder’
  • Kim ‘kkOma’ Jeong-gyun

Best Esports Event

  • 2021 League of Legends World Championship
  • PGL Major Stockholm 2021
  • PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2020
  • The International 2021
  • Valorant Champions Tour: Stage 2 Masters


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