The Game Awards 2021: Where to Watch, Timing and Everything to Know

The Game Awards 2021
The Game Awards 2021

The most hyped-up annual award show, The Game Awards 2021, is finally here! Fans eagerly wait to watch the famous gaming award ceremony on December 9, 2021. The award show will be aired live from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, USA. However, last year’s show was virtual due to the covid-19 pandemic. Geoff Keighley will host the most-awaited event for the exclusively invited audience. The entire event is going to be live-streamed for free on all the social networking and gaming platforms (such as Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Tiktok, Twitch, etc.) worldwide.

The Game Awards is held annually to acknowledge creative and technical excellence in the gaming industry globally. The award show officially started in 2014. It was founded by Geoff Keighley, who will also be the host this year. Fans are excited for the event because new games of 2022 and new game updates will be announced and revealed. A few of the presenters of The Game Awards 2021 are Jacksepticeye, Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey, Laura Bailey, and more. Read on to learn more about how to stream, preshow timings, nomination for the games, what to expect, and everything you need to know about The Game Awards 2021.

When and Where to Watch The Most Awaited Game Awards 2021?

The award ceremony will stream live on December 9, 2021 (Thursday) from Microsoft theater, Los Angeles. Here are the different timings of the live stream from audiences around the world:

  • United States of America and Canada: 8 pm EST on December 9, 2021 (Thursday).
  • United Kingdom: 1 am GMT on December 10, 2021 (Friday)
  • Australia: 11 am AEST on December 10, 2021 (Friday)
  • India: 6:30 am IST on December 10, 2021 (Friday)

The game award ceremony will be broadcast on all major social networking websites. Some of them are as follows: Youtube, Twitch, Twitter & Facebook Live.

The Game Awards 2021
The Game Awards 2021

What To Expect from The 2021 Game Awards?

The award show is famous for big and exciting new games announcements during the ceremony. Players worldwide are looking forward to the upcoming new games release. The world premiere of Sonic The Hedgehog 2 movie will be released during the award show. It is confirmed that the Suicide Squad Justice Leagues gameplay will air during the Game Awards 2021. Additionally, Among us has teased about a massive update revealed during the ceremony.

Earlier, Geoff Keighley has announced that ’40 to 50′ new games will feature during the award ceremony. Keighley also told in an interview that there will be four to five reveals during the ceremony that will be as big as Eden Ring Gameplay revel. So, make sure to watch the live stream of the award ceremony to witness the huge exciting reveals. Nonetheless, Destiny 2: The queen witch trailer will also premiere during the award function. One of the highly awaited games, ‘The Matrix Awakens, is premiering on the same day.

The Game Awards 2021 presenters include Keanu Reeves, famous gaming YouTuber- Jacksepticeye, Laura Bailey, Giancarlo Esposito, Reggie Fils-Aimé, Ashley Johnson, Simu Liu, Carrie-Anne Moss, Ming-Na Wen, Jim Carrey, and Ben Schwartz.

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Who are the nominees of The Game Awards 2021?

We will be able to see a total of 30 game categories up for nomination, including Game of the year, Best game direction, Best debut Indie game, best role-playing game, Best family game, etc. Here is the list of the games nominated with their categories:

Best VR Games nominations: The Game Awards 2021
Best VR Games nominations: The Game Awards 2021
Game of the Year

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Resident Evil Village
Best narratives of the year

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Psychonauts 2

 

Best Mobile Game of the year

  • Fantasian
  • Genshin Impact
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift
  • Marvel Future Revolution
  • Pokemon Unite
Best Action Game of the year

  • Back 4 Blood
  • Chivalry II
  • Deathloop
  • Far Cry 6
  • Returnal
Best Role-Playing Game of the year

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Tales of Arise
Best Fighting game of the year

  • Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles
  • Guilty Gear
  • Melty Blood: Type Lumina
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown
Best Multiplayer Game of the year

  • Back 4 Blood
  • It Takes Two
  • Knockout City
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • New World
  • Valheim
Best Game Direction of the year

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Returnal
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

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