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The 2020 Game Awards Pre-Show Winners and Game Announcements

The 2020 Game Awards kicked off explosively with the presentation of winners, several upcoming game announcements and an astounding performance from singer Lyn Inaizumi and her band for the highly anticipated Persona 5 Strikers (Coming 2021).

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Photo courtesy of the Game Awards

Here are the categories and winners from the 2020 Game Awards Pre-Show:

Best Music/Score
Doom: Eternal
Final Fantasy VII: Remake – WINNER
Hades
Ori and The Will of the Wisps
The Last of Us Part II

Best Action/Adventure Game:
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Marvel’s Spider Man: Miles Morales
Ori and The Will of the Wisps
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
The Last of Us Part II – WINNER

Best Family Game:
Animal Crossing New Horizons – WINNER
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Minecraft Dungeons
Paper Mario: The Origami King

Best Community Support:
Apex Legends
Destiny 2
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Fortnite
No Man’s Sky
Valorant

Best Debut Game:
Carrion
Mortal Shell
Phasmophobia – WINNER
Raji: An Ancient Epic
Röki

Best Esports Game:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Fortnite
League of Legends – WINNER
Valorant

Best Esports Coach:
Dae-Hee “Crusty” Park
Fabian “Grabbz” Lohmann
Raymond “Rambo” Lussier
Jae-Min “Zefa” Lee
Danny “Zonic” Sorensen – WINNER

Best Esports Event:
Blast Premier: Spring 2020 European Finals
Call of Duty League Championship 2020
IEM Katowice 2020
League of Legends World Championship 2020 – WINNER
Overwatch League Grand Finals 2020

Best Esports Host:
James “Dash” Patterson
Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez
Alex “Machine” Richardson
Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden
Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere – WINNER

Best Esports Team:
Dallas Empire
Damwon Gaming
G2 Esports – WINNER
San Francisco Shock
Team Secret

Best Esports Athlete:
Ian “Crimson” Porter
Heo “Showmaker” Su – WINNER
Kim “Canyon” Geon-Bu
Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro
Matthie “Zywoo” Herbaut

Devolver Digital Game Award 2021:
Nina Struthers Presents: 
Shadow Warrior 3
Olija
Card Shark
Weird West
BoomerangX
Loop Hero – WINNER

The 2020 Game Awards official TikTok account @TheGameAwards also held a vote to see which The Last of Us Part II team they favored, Team Ellie or Team Abby, with Team Ellie taking the win. Additionally, Reddit’s r/gaming community’s pick for 2020’s Game of the Year went to Ghost of Tsushima.

Image Courtesy of The 2020 Game Awards

The 2020 Game Awards also showcased a slew of new and upcoming titles, some of which are available now. Some of the reveals and features include:

Tchia

Tchia, an upcoming open-world adventure title inspired by New Caledonia. This sneak peak offered a look at beautiful imagery and intriguing gameplay mechanics, including taking control of animals and objects and playing a ukulele.

Sea of Solitude: Director’s Cut

Arriving on the Nintendo Switch, the trailer of Sea of Solitude Director’s Cut gave us a look at the alluring indie title. The game is set to feature new voice acting, a new script, and new features including a photo mode.

Shady Part of Me

Shady Part of Me is a dark, puzzle platformer game that is available now on Steam and the Xbox One. The game features actor Hannah Murray (Game of Thrones, Skins, etc.) and dives into themes of human psychology and brings players through creative and thought-provoking puzzle gameplay.

Nier Replicant

The 2020 Game Awards graced us with clips of gameplay from the much anticipated 2021 title Nier Replicant Ver. 1.22474487139…, showcasing fiery combat and enthralling graphics. Nier Replicant Ver. 1.22474487139 is set for release on April 23rd, 2021.

We are OFK

The trailer for the upcoming interactive game We Are OFK featured a delightful musical presentation and calming imagery. We Are OFK arrives in the Spring of 2021.

Century: Age of Ashes

The Century: Age of Ashes trailer featured its beautiful graphics and dragon v. dragon gameplay, with players soaring through gorgeous locations and battling to “rule the skies”. This multiplayer title is set for release February 2021.

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