The Game Awards 2019 took place last night and that means it is now ‘official’. No need to yell at each other about your favorite game, because the industry has spoken. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, also know as Ninja  Dark Souls, has won Game of the Year at the Game Awards. There’s a couple of surprises in there (though none beat the surprise of Microsoft announcing the Xbox Series X).

The annual Game Awards features a wide selection of popular games, split up into multiple categories. Dozens of gaming media outlets from across the world vote on their favorite games. Of course, gamer’s themselves are also entitled to an opinion. This year, gamer’s voted Fire Emblem: Three Houses as the Player’s Choice, beating Death Stranding, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

In terms of surprises, Game Awards 2019 didn’t have that many. Fortnite won best ongoing game, which doesn’t come to much surprise as the show would’ve been a joke if they excluded one of the biggest game in the history of gaming. Death Stranding won Best Game Direction and that game is basically an interactive movie, with no other game coming even close to the care they’ve put in the psychedelic walking simulator.

Funnily enough, Tetris 99 got nominated for Best Multiplayer Game. It is technically a battle royale-type game but it is nowhere near as multiplayer as, say, Modern Warfare or Apex Legends. And the surprise hit by Respawn Entertainment takes the cake on that one with Apex Legends.

Check out all the winners (in bold) and losers for the Game Awards 2019 below:

Game of the Year

  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • The Outer Worlds

Best Action Game

  • Apex Legends – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
  • Astral Chain – Platinum Games/Nintendo
  • Devil May Cry 5 — Capcom
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Infinity Ward/Activision
  • Gears 5 – The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios
  • Metro Exodus – 4A Games/Deep Silver

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Borderlands 3 – Gearbox/2K Games
  • Control — Remedy Entertainment/505 Games
  • Death Stranding – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Resident Evil 2 – Capcom
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – Grezzo/Nintendo
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – FromSoftware/Activision

Best Art Direction 

  • Control  
  • Death Stranding
  • Gris
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Best Audio Design 

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Gears 5
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Best Community Support

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2 
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Fortnite
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Content Creator of the Year

  • Jack “Courage” Dunlop
  • Benjamin “Dr. Lupo” Lupo
  • Soleil “Ewok” Wheeler
  • David “Grefg” Martínez
  • Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek 

Best Family Game

  • Luigi’s Mansion 3
  • Ring Fit Adventure
  • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Yoshi’s Crafted World

Best Fighting Game

  • Dead or Alive 6 – Team Ninja/Koei Tecmo
  • Jump Force – Spike Chunsoft/Bandai Namco
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Bandai Namco/Sora Ltd./Nintendo
  • Mortal Kombat 11 – NetherRealm/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Samurai Shodown – SNK Corporation/Athlon Games

Fresh Indie Game 

  • ZA/UM for Disco Elysium
  • Nomada Studio for Gris
  • DeadToast Entertainment for My Friend Pedro
  • Mobius Digital for Outer Wilds
  • MegaCrit for Slay the Spire
  • House House for Untitled Goose Game

Best Game Direction

  • Control
  • Death Stranding 
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Outer Wilds

Games for Impact

  • Concrete Genie – Pixelopus/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Gris – Nomada Studio/Devolver Digital
  • Kind Words – Popcannibal
  • Life Is Strange 2 – Dontnod/Square Enix
  • Sea of Solitude – Jo-Mei Games/Electronic Arts

Best Independent Game

  • Baba Is You – Hempuli
  • Disco Elysium – ZA/UM
  • Katana Zero – Askiisoft/Devolver Digital
  • Outer Wilds – Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive
  • Untitled Goose Game – House House/Panic

Best Mobile Game

  • Call of Duty: Mobile – TiMi Studios/Activision
  • Grindstone – Capybara Games
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts – Simogo/Annapurna Interactive
  • Sky: Children of Light – Thatgamecompany
  • What the Golf? – Tribland

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Apex Legends – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
  • Borderlands 3 – Gearbox/2K Games
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Infinity Ward/Activision
  • Tetris 99 – Arika/Nintendo
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 – Massive Entertainment/Ubisoft

Best Narrative

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Control
  • Disco Elysium 
  • Death Stranding
  • The Outer Worlds

Best Ongoing Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Fortnite
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Best Performance

  • Ashly Burch as Parvati Holcomb – The Outer Worlds
  • Courtney Hope as 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

Best Role Playing Game

  • Disco Elysium – ZA/UM
  • Final Fantasy XIV – Square Enix
  • Kingdom Hearts III – Square Enix
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne – Capcom
  • The Outer Worlds – Obsidian Entertainment/Private Division

Best Score/Music 

  • Cadence of Hyrule
  • Death Stranding 
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled – Beenox/Activision
  • Dirt Rally 2.0 – Codemasters
  • eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 – PES Productions/Konami
  • F1 2019 – Codemasters
  • FIFA 20 – EA Sports

Best Strategy Game

  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall
  • Anno 1800
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses 
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms
  • Tropico 6
  • Wargroove

Best VR/AR Game

  • Asgard’s Wrath – Sanzaru Games/Oculus Studios
  • Blood & Truth – SIE London Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Beat Saber – Beat Games
  • No Man’s Sky – Hello Games
  • Trover Saves the Universe – Squanch Games

Best Esports Game

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends 
  • Overwatch

Best Esports Coach

  • Eric “adreN” Hoag (Team Liquid, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • Nu-ri “Cain” Jang (Team Liquid, League of Legends)
  • Fabian “GrabbZ” Lohmann (G2 Esports, League of Legends)
  • Kim “Kkoma” Jeong-gyun (SK Telecom T1, League of Legends)
  • Titouan “Sockshka” Merloz (OG, Dota 2)
  • Danny “Zonic” Sørensen (Astralis, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)

Best Esports Event

  • 2019 League of Legends World Championship
  • 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals
  • EVO 2019
  • Fortnite World Cup
  • IEM Katowice 2019
  • The International 2019

Best Esports Host

  • Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez
  • Alex “Machine” Richardson
  • Duan “Candice” Yu-Shuang
  • Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
  • Paul “Redeye” Chaloner

Best Esports Team

  • Astralis (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • G2 Esports (League of Legends)
  • OG (Dota 2)
  • San Francisco Shock (Overwatch League)
  • Team Liquid (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)

Best Esports Player

  • Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf 
  • Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok
  • Luka “Perkz” Perkovic
  • Oleksandr “S1mple” Kostyliev
  • Jay “Sinatraa” Won

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