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The Game Awards 2019 Reveals Full List of Nominees

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In just over three weeks time, The Game Awards 2019 will descend upon Los Angeles and honor some of the year's best video games, content creators, and esports personalities. An annual awards ceremony hosted by games journalist Geoff Keighley, The Game Awards have become quite an event, and fans tune in from across the globe to enjoy the festivities and see who will go home a winner. However, before there can be winners there must be nominees, and a full list of 2019 Game Awards nominees is now available for fans to peruse.

Coming out on top this year is Hideo Kojima's recently-released Death Stranding, which has received nine nominations, including Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, and Best Art Direction. While Death Stranding reviews have been decidedly mixed, many players have found a lot to love in this unique title, and time will tell if that affection translates into awards for Kojima Productions and Sony Interactive Entertainment.

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Trailing just behind Death Stranding is Remedy's Control with eight nominations that range from Game of the Year to Best Performance. As many players will know, Control reviews were remarkably positive, and while the title did not receive attention on the level of Death Stranding, the incredibly rich world and thrilling gameplay that it offers may just be enough to see the game come out ahead

From there, titles like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, with five nominations, and Resident Evil 2 and The Outer Worlds, each with four nominations, round out the top spots. Without question, these three games were met with adoration upon their releases, and all of them certainly have a chance of walking away with The Game Awards' coveted Game of the Year title next month.

This is, of course, just scratching the surface of the Game Awards 2019 nominations, and interested fans can view the full list below. Unfortunately, not every nominee on this list will be able to walk away from the show a winner, but the caliber of these nominations do make one thing perfectly clear: 2019 was a great year for video games. Hopefully, the ceremony and the Game Awards 2019 world premieres will be able to live up to the high bar set by the titles being honored.

Game of The Year

Control

Death Stranding

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Resident Evil 2

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

The Outer Worlds

Best Game Direction

Control

Death Stranding

Resident Evil 2

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Outer Wilds

Best Narrative

A Plague Tale: Innocence

Control

Death Stranding

Disco Elysium

The Outer Worlds

Best Art Direction

Control

Death Stranding

Gris

Sayonara Wild Hearts

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Best Score/Music

Cadence of Hyrule

Death Stranding

Devil May Cry 5

Kingdom Hearts III

Sayonara Wild Hearts

Best Audio Design

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Control

Death Stranding

Gears 5

Resident Evil 2

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Best Performance

Ashly Burch as Parvati Holcomb, The Outer Worlds

Courtney Hopeas Jesse Faden, Control

Laura Bailey as Kait Diaz, Gears 5

Mads Mikkelsen as Cliff, Death Stranding

Matthew Porretta as Dr. Casper Darling, Control

Norman Reedus as Sam Porter Bridges, Death Stranding

Games for Impact

Concrete Genie

Gris

Kind Words

Life is Strange 2

Sea of Solitude

Best Ongoing Game

Apex Legends

Destiny 2

Final Fantasy XIV

Fortnite

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Best Independent Game

Baba Is You

Disco Elysium

Katana ZERO

Outer Wilds

Untitled Goose Game

Best Mobile Game

Call of Duty: Mobile

GRINDSTONE

Sayonara Wild Hearts

Sky: Children of Light

What the Golf?

Best Community Support

Apex Legends

Destiny 2

Final Fantasy XIV

Fortnite

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Best VR/AR Game

Asgard's Wrath

Blood & Truth

Beat Saber

No Man's Sky

Trover Saves the Universe

Best Action Game

Apex Legends

Astral Chain

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Devil May Cry 5

Gears 5

Metro Exodus

Best Action/Adventure Game

Borderlands 3

Control

Death Stranding

Resident Evil 2

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Best RPG

Disco Elysium

Final Fantasy XIV

Kingdom Hearts III

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

The Outer Worlds

Best Fighting Game

Dead or Alive 6

Jump Force

Mortal Kombat 11

Samurai Showdown

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Best Family Game

Luigi's Mansion 3

Ring Fit Adventure

Super Mario Maker 2

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Yoshi's Crafted World

Best Strategy Game

Age of Wonders: Planetfall

Anno 1800

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Total War: Three Kingdoms

Tropico 6

Wargroove

Best Sports/Racing Game

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

DiRT Rally 2.0

eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020

F1 2019

FIFA 20

Best Multiplayer Game

Apex Legends

Borderlands 3

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Tetris 99

Tom Clancy's The Division 2

Fresh Indie Game Presented by Subway

ZA/UM for Disco Elysium

Nomada Studiof or Gris

DeadToast Entertainment for My Friend Pedro

Mobius Digital for Outer Wilds

Mega Crit for Slay the Spire

House House for Untitled Goose Game

Content Creator of the Year

Courage - Jack Dunlop

Dr. Lupo- Benjamin Lupo

Ewok- Soleil Wheeler

Grefg- David Martínez

Shroud- Michael Grzesiek

ESPORTS AWARDS

Best Esports Game

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

DOTA2

Fortnite

League of Legends

Overwatch

Best Esports Player

Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf (Immortals, Fortnite)

Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok (SK Telecom, League of Legends)

Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic (G2 Esports, League of Legends)

Oleksandr ‘S1mple’ Kostyliev (Natus Vincere, CSGO)

Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won (SF Shock, Overwatch)

Best Esports Team

Astralis (CS:GO)

G2 Esports (LOL)

OG (DOTA2)

San Francisco Shock (OWL)

Team Liquid (CS:GO)

Best Esports Event

2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals

EVO 2019

Fortnite World Cup

IEM Katowice 2019

League of Legends World Championship 2019

The International 2019

Best Esports Coach

Eric ‘adreN’ Hoag (Team Liquid, CS:GO)

Nu-ri ‘Cain’ Jang (Team Liquid, LOL)

Fabian ‘GrabbZ’ Lohmann (G2 Esports, LOL)

Kim ‘Kkoma’ Jeong-gyun (SK Telecom T1, LOL)

Titouan ‘Sockshka’ Merloz (OG, DOTA2)

Danny ‘Zonic’ Sørensen (Astralis, CSGO)

Best Esports Host

Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere

Alex “Machine” Richardson

Paul “Redeye” Chaloner

Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez

Duan "Candice" Yu-Shuang

The Game Awards 2019 will take place on December 12, 2019.

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