The Game Awards Preview

Thursday, December 12th will play host to The Game Awards. It is the most prestigious award ceremony for Gaming and Esports of the year. While the festivities are set to kick off at 8:30 PM EST, we’re previewing the event here. Over the next couple days, we’ll be dropping our predictions for who’s going to win the major categories.

Make sure to click the links for the full preview and reasoning behind the pick!


Game of the Year – Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Best Audio Design – Control

Best Art Direction – Gris

Content Creator of the Year – Dr. Lupo

Best Esports Coach – Cain

Best Esports Host – Goldenboy

Best Esports Player – Bugha

Best Esports Team – Team Liquid

Best Family Game – Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Best Narrative – Death Stranding

Best Ongoing Game – Fortnite

Best Performance – Mads Mikkelsen

Best Score/Music – Cadence of Hyrule

The Game Awards can be seen starting at 8:30 PM EST on Twitch, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, and basically all major online platforms. Check out the full list of how to watch here.

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About The Author

Kali Scales Kali got into gaming from a young age when her mom bought her a GameBoy with The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. She’s been a lifelong gamer, particularly fond of the Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, and Star Wars franchises. Her interests extend outside gaming; she loves comics and is particularly passionate about movies. As a member of the LGBTQ+ family, she feels strongly about working with charitable causes and has hosted numerous charity streams. She serves as the Head of Content for the CheckpointXP brand, but also as a producer for the CheckpointXP Radio Show. She occasionally appears as a guest on CheckpointAFK.

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