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‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons,’ ‘The Last of Us Part 2,’ ‘Hades’ & ‘Fortnite’ Among the Nominees for The Game Awards 2020

‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons,’ ‘The Last of Us Part 2,’ ‘Hades’ & ‘Fortnite’ Among the Nominees for The Game Awards 2020

Geoff Keighley announced Wednesday the nominees for The Game Awards 2020, the biggest night celebrating the best in video games and esports.

Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part 2 leads the categories with ten nominations including Game of the Year, Best Action/Adventure Game, and Innovation in Accessibility. Supergiant Games’ Hades follows with eight noms including Game of the Year and Best Action Game categories. Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Remake trails with six nods, including Game of the Year, Best Narrative and Best RPG.

Nintendo’s cult-favorite and quarantine companion Animal Crossing: New Horizons scored three nominations and will see the family game vie for Game of the Year. Fortnite is contending in three categories, including Best Ongoing Game and Best Esports Game.

This year’s nominees include honors for Esports categories including best event, athlete, coach, team, host, and game. Riot GamesLeague of Legends is among the nominees for Best Esports Event. Heo “Showmaker” Su, Ian “Crimsix” Porter, Kim “Crayon” Geon-Bu and more seek the title of the Best Esports Athlete, while Team Secret, G2 Esports and Damwon Gaming contend for the Best Esports Team award.

The Game Awards 2020 will be livestreamed on December 10 across more than 45 platforms globally, including YouTube, Twitch, TikTok, Weibo, KakaoTV, NaverTV, PlutoTV and more.

The nominees in each category are now available for public voting at The Games Awards website.

Watch The Game Awards 2020 Nomination Announcement and a full list of nominees below:

The Game Awards 2020 Nominees are:

Game of the Year

•          Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo

•          Doom Eternal – id Software

•          Final Fantasy VII Remake – Square Enix

•          Ghost of Tsushima – Sucker Punch

•          Hades – Supergiant Games

•          The Last of Us Part 2 – Naughty Dog

Best Game Direction

•          Final Fantasy VII Remake

•          Ghosts of Tsushima

•          Hades

•          Half-Life Alyx

•          The Last of Us Part 2

Best Narrative

•          13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

•          Final Fantasy VII Remake

•          Ghosts of Tsushima

•          Hades

•          The Last of Us Part 2

Best Art Direction

•          Final Fantasy VII Remake

•          Ghosts of Tsushima

•          Hades

•          Ori and the Will of the Wisps

•          The Last of Us Part 2

Best Score/Music

•          Doom Eternal

•          Final Fantasy VII Remake

•          Hades

•          Ori and the Will of the Wisps

•          The Last of Us Part 2

Best Audio Design

•          Doom Eternal

•          Half-Life: Alyx

•          Ghosts of Tsushima

•          Resident Evil 3

•          The Last of Us Part 2

Best Performance

•          Ashley Johnson – Ellie, The Last of Us Part 2

•          Laura Bailey – Abby, The Last of Us Part 2

•          Daisuke Tsuji – Jin, Ghost of Tsushima

•          Logan Cunningham – Hades, Hades

•          Nadji Jeterm – Miles Morales, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Games for Impact

•          If Found…

•          Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition

•          Spiritfarer

•          Tell Me Why

•          Through Darkest of Times

Best Ongoing Game

•          Apex Legends

•          Destiny 2

•          Call of Duty: Warzone

•          Fortnite

•          No Man’s Sky

Best Indie Game

•          Carrion

•          Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

•          Hades

•          Spelunky 2

•          Spiritfarer

Best Debut Game

•          Carrion

•          Mortal Shell

•          Raji: An Acient Epic

•          Roki

•          Phasmophobia

Best Mobile Game

•          Among Us

•          Call of Duty Mobile

•          Genshin Impact

•          Legends of Runeterra

•          Pokemon Cafe Mix

Best Community Support

•          Apex Legends

•          Destiny 2

•          Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

•          Fortnite

•          No Man’s Sky

•          Valorant

Best VR/AR Game

•          Dreams

•          Half-Life: Alyx

•          Marvel’s Iron Man VR

•          Star Wars: Squadrons

•          The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

Innovation in Accessibility

•          Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

•          Grounded

•          Hyperdot

•          The Last of Us Part 2

•          Watch Dogs Legion

Best Action Game

•          Doom Eternal

•          Hades

•          Half-Life: Alyx

•          Nioh 2

•          Streets of Rage 4

Best Action/Adventure Game

•          Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

•          Ghosts of Tsushima

•          Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

•          Ori and the Will of the Wisps

•          Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

•          The Last of Us Part 2

Best RPG

•          Final Fantasy VII Remake

•          Genshin Impact

•          Persona 5 Royal

•          Wasteland 3

•          Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Best Fighting Game

•          Granblue Fantasy: Versus

•          Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

•          Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

•          One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows

•          Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[CL-R]

Best Family Game

•          Animal Crossing: New Horizons

See Also

•          Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time

•          Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

•          Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

•          Minecraft Dungeons

•          Paper Mario: The Origami King

Best Sim/Strategy Game

•          Crusader Kings 3

•          Desperados 3

•          Gears Tactics

•          Microsoft Flight Simulator

•          XCOM: Chimera Squad#

Best Sports/Racing Game

•          Dirt 5

•          F1 2020

•          FIFA 21

•          NBA 2K21

•          Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

Best Multiplayer Game

•          Animal Crossing: New Horizons

•          Among Us

•          Call of Duty: Warzone

•          Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

•          Valorant

Content Creator of the Year

•          Alanah Pearce

•          Jay Ann Lopez

•          Nickmercs

•          Timthetatman

•          Valkyrae

Best Esports Athlete

•          Ian “Crimsix” Porter

•          Heo “Showmaker” Su

•          Kim “Canyon” Geon-Bu

•          Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro

•          Matthieu “Zywoo” Herbaut

Best Esports Coach

•          Danny “Zonic” Sorensen

•          Dae-Hee “Crusty” Park

•          Fabian “Grabbz” Lohmann

•          Lee “Zefa” Jae-Min

•          Raymond “Rambo” Lussier

Best Esports Event

•          Blast Premier: Spring 2020 European Finals

•          Call of Duty League Championship 2020

•          IEM Katowice 2020

•          League of Legends World Championship 2020

•          Overwatch League Grand Finals 2020

Best Esports Game

•          Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

•          Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

•          Fortnite

•          League of Legends

•          Valorant

Best Esports Host

•          Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez

•          Alex “Machine” Richardson

•          Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere

•          James “Dash” Patterson

•          Jorien “Sheever” Van der Heijden

Best Esports Team

•          Damwon Gaming

•          Dallas Empire

•          G2 Esports

•          San Francisco Shock

•          Team Secret

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