The Game Awards 2022: how to watch, date, time, list of nominees and everything we can expect

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The Game Awards will return in 2022 with a live audience for the first time since 2019. There are already loads of games nominated for the show and some of the biggest names in gaming in attendance. You can expect everything from reveals to musical performances as presenter Geoff Keighley reveals the 2022 award winners.

The Game Awards can be seen for free at home from December 9. If you are wondering how and where to watch the online event in 2022, we will inform you of all the details below.

How to watch The Game Awards 2022 live

The broadcast of The Game Awards 2022 will take place on Friday 9 of december and it will start at 01:30 pm (Spanish peninsular time)once the pre-shows are over.

Where to watch The Game Awards 2022 online

Will Elden Ring win Game of the Year?You can follow The Game Awards 2022 live on the official channels of the gala. Here are all the links where you can watch the broadcast on December 9:

How long will The Game Awards broadcast last?

Even The duration of The Game Awards 2022 has not been confirmedbut it is expected to last a while. The 2021 Game Awards lasted about 3 hours, so we expect this year’s show to be similar in length.

What to expect from The Game Awards 2022

The first thing you can expect from this year’s The Game Awards is the awards themselves. There is a total of 32 categories with 5 nominees in each one and there are serious contenders for Game of the Year in 2022. The two favorites for the Game of the Year category this 2022 are Elden Ring and God of War: Ragnarök. Both games are nominated in various categories and are very likely to win in some of them.

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In addition to the awards themselves, The Game Awards have historically offered big upcoming game reveals. In other years we’ve been able to see reveals like Elden Ring and Sonic Frontiers, so we expect to potentially see some new reveals at the 2022 show. Considering this is the first live The Game Awards show since 2019, it’s also likely that there are plenty of great guests to talk about future games in depth.

Finally, musical guests and performances centered on video game music are expected. The Game Awards are a true video game party, so it is likely that this year we will also find some surprises.

The Game Awards 2022 Nominees List


game of the year

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Elder Ring
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Stray
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3

best direction

  • Elder Ring
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Immortality
  • Stray

best narrative

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Elder Ring
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Immortality

Best Art Direction

  • Elder Ring
  • God of War: Ragnarok
  • Horizon: Forbidden West
  • Scorn
  • Stray

Best Soundtrack and Music

  • Olivier Deriviere – A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Tsukasa Saitoh – Elden Ring
  • Bear McCreary – God of War: Ragnarok
  • Two Feathers – Metal Hellsinger
  • Yasunori Mitsuda

best sound design

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Elder Ring
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Horizon Forbidden West

best performance

  • Ashly Birch – Horizon: Forbidden West
  • Charlotte McBurney – A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Christopher Judge – God of War: Ragnarok
  • Manon Gage – Immortality
  • Sunny Suljic – God of War: Ragnarok
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game with impact

  • A Memoir Blue
  • As Dusk Falls
  • Citizen Sleeper
  • Endling – Extinction is Forever
  • Hindsight
  • I Was a Teenage Exocolonist

Best constantly evolving game

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy 14 Online
  • Fortnite
  • Genshin Impact

best indie game

  • Cult of the Lamb
  • Neon White
  • Sifu
  • Stray
  • TUNIC

best indie debut

  • Neon White
  • NORCO
  • Stray
  • TUNIC
  • Vampire Survivors

best mobile game

  • Apex Legends Mobile
  • Diablo Immortal
  • Genshin Impact
  • Marvel Snap
  • Tower of Fantasy

Better community support

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy 14 Online
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky

Best Virtual/Augmented Reality Game

  • After the Fall
  • Among Us VR
  • BONELAB
  • Moss: Book II
  • Red Matter 2

innovation in accessibility

  • As Dusk Falls
  • God of War: Ragnarok
  • Returnal
  • Return to Monkey Island
  • The Last of Us Part 1
  • The Quarry

best action game

  • Bayonetta 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
  • Neon White
  • Sifu
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Stray
  • TUNIC

Best RPG

  • Elder Ring
  • Live a Live
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus
  • Triangle Strategy
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3

best fighting game

  • DNF Duel
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R
  • The King of Fighters 15
  • MultiVersus
  • Sifu

best family game

  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
  • Nintendo Switch Sports
  • Splatoon 3

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • F1 22
  • FIFA 23
  • NBA 2K23
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • OlliOlli World

Best Strategy/Simulation Game

  • Dune: Spice Wars
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
  • Total War: WARHAMMER 3
  • Two Point Campus
  • Victoria 3

best multiplayer

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Multiversus
  • Overwatch 2
  • Splatoon 3
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
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Content Creator of the Year

  • Karl Jacobs
  • Ludwig
  • Nibellion
  • Count up
  • QTCinderella

best eSports player

  • Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon (Gen.G, LOL)
  • Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (T1, LOL)
  • Finn “Karrigan” Andersen ( (FaZe Clan – CS:GO)
  • Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev (Born to Win, CS:GO)
  • Jacob “Yay” Whiteaker (Cloud9, Valorant)

Best eSports Coach

  • Andrii “B1ad3” Horodenskyi (Born to Win, CS:GO)
  • Matheus “bzkA” Tarasconi (LOUD, VALORANT)
  • Erik “d00mbr0s” Sandgren (FPX, VALORANT)
  • Robert “RobbaN” Dahlström (FaZe Clan, CS:GO)
  • Go “Score” Dong-bin (Gen.G, LOL)

Best eSports event

  • EVO 2022
  • 2022 League of Legends World Championship
  • PGL Major Antwerp 2022
  • The 2022 Mid-Season Invitational
  • VALORANT Champions 2022

Best eSports game

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • DOTA 2
  • League of Legends
  • Rocket League
  • VALUING

Best eSports Team

  • DarkZero Esports (Apex Legends)
  • FaZe Clan (CS:GO)
  • Gen.G (League of Legends)
  • LA Thieves (Call of Duty)
  • LOUD (Valorant)

most anticipated game

  • Final Fantasy 16
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Starfield
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

best adaptation

  • Arcane: League of Legends
  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
  • The Cuphead Show!
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Uncharted