The Game Awards 2022: Date, Where To Watch, And Winners!

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Looking for all the information on The Game Awards 2022, including where to watch it? Our comprehensive coverage will help you with all the details!

By Anirban Dutta Choudhury - 
Updated: 9th Dec 2022 10:10 IST
Table Of Contents
  • 1
    What are The Game Awards?
    • How does the TGA vote work?
  • 2
    How to stream The Game Awards 2022?
  • 3
    The Game Awards 2022 Winners
    • Game of the Year
    • Best Art Direction
    • Best Narrative
    • Best Game Direction
    • Best Performance
    • Games For Impact
    • Best Action/Adventure Game
    • Best Action Game
    • Best Multiplayer Game
    • Best Sports/Racing Game
    • Best Mobile Game
    • Best Role Playing Game (RPG)
    • Best Family Game
    • Best Ongoing Game
    • Best Sim/Strategy Game
    • Best Fighting Game
    • Best VR/AR Game
    • Most Anticipated Game
    • Best Esports Game
    • Best Esports Team
    • Best Esports Event
    • Best Esports Coach
    • Best Esports Athelete
    • Best Indie Game
    • Best Debut Indie Game
    • Innovation in Accessibility
    • Best Score and Music
    • Best Audio Design
    • Best Community Support
    • Content Creator of the Year
    • Best Adaptation
  • 4
    Summing up

With 2022 reaching its final month, it’s time to look back at some of the games which have pleasantly surprised us. The Game Awards 2022 will be hosted on December 9, at 6:00 AM IST. This year, the most anticipated award show in the gaming industry will give us a sneak peek at the games coming next year. Moreover, due to fan feedback, the Game Awards will also be utilising a shorter format. So, if you’re an enthusiastic gamer who wants to know more about the annual award ceremony, this is the place to be.

We’re going to look at what the Game Awards ceremony is and how you can watch it at home. Moreover, there will be a brief discussion and listing of the games that have been nominated for various award categories. With that being said, let’s jump right in!

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What are The Game Awards?

The game awards

The Game Awards ceremony is an annual awards ceremony that is meant to showcase and recognise the achievements of the gaming industry. From small indie developers to the AAA games from major studios, the ceremony will take a look at what made gaming tick in that particular year. It was first established in 2014, and the 2022 ceremony will be its ninth edition.

How does the TGA vote work?

The Game Awards (TGA) vote works similarly to other prestigious award ceremonies. There’s a committee comprising representatives from famous companies such as Microsoft, AMD, Nintendo, Nvidia, and Sony. Furthermore, this committee then selects thirty of the best and most prestigious video game news organisations. These thirty news organisations will then have the right to vote on their favourite games from various categories. Of course, the game with the most vote in a particular category wins the award!

The nomination process for the video games also works similarly. The committee puts up a list of possible nominees in various categories. After this, the representatives take votes on their favourite games in said categories. Ultimately the winner in a category is chosen through a blended vote. This means that 90 per cent of the voting rights go to the various representatives. The other 10 per cent comes down to fan voting.

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How to stream The Game Awards 2022?

Now that you’re aware of how the voting process works at The Game Awards, it’s time to know how you can watch this amazing awards ceremony. Thankfully, this award ceremony will be livestreamed on all major platforms. This means that you can watch it on YouTube, Twitter, Twitch, TikTok, Steam, and Facebook. There’s some good news for streamers as well. Since the ceremony will be clear of copyrights, streamers will be able to co-stream the live event on their channels. Check out the official channels below:

The Game Awards 2022 Winners

Game awards nominees

There are various categories at The Game Awards 2022. Of course, most of us would be excited about categories such as Game of the Year, Best Graphics, and Best Narrative. Nonetheless, let’s take a look at the various categories and their nominees. Bear in mind that the winners for their respective categories have not been announced yet. We’ll also put in our predictions for the same!

Game of the Year

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

Best Art Direction

  • Elden Ring – Winner
  • Stray
  • Immortality
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • God of War Ragnarok

Best Narrative

  • God of War Ragnarok – Winner
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Elden Ring
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Immortality

Best Game Direction

  • Elden Ring – Winner
  • Immortality
  • Stray
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West

Best Performance

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

Games For Impact

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

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Stray
  • Tunic
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • God of War Ragnarok – Winner

Best Action Game

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

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
  • Overwatch 2
  • Splatoon 3 – Winner
  • MultiVersus
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • FIFA 23
  • F1 2022
  • NBA 2K23
  • OlliOlli World
  • Gran Turismo 7 – Winner

Best Mobile Game

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

Best Role Playing Game (RPG)

  • Elden Ring – Winner
  • Triangle Strategy
  • Live a Live
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Best Family Game

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

Best Ongoing Game

  • Final Fantasy XIV – Winner
  • Fortnite
  • Apex Legends 
  • Destiny 2 
  • Genshin Impact

Best Sim/Strategy Game

  • Dune: Spice Wars 
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope – Winner
  • Victoria 3 
  • Total War: Warhammer III 
  • Two Point Campus 

Best Fighting Game

  • DNF Duel 
  • MultiVersus – Winner
  • Sifu
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R 
  • The King of Fighters XV

Best VR/AR Game

  • After The Fall
  • Moss Book II – Winner
  • Red Matter II
  • Among Us VR
  • Bonelab

Most Anticipated Game

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

Best Esports Game

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • League Of Legends
  • Valorant – Winner
  • Rocket League
  • Dota 2

Best Esports Team

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

Best Esports Event

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

Best Esports Coach

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

Best Esports Athelete

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

Best Indie Game

  • Cult of the Lamb 
  • Stray – Winner
  • Tunic 
  • Neon White 
  • Sifu

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Norco 
  • Neon White
  • Stray – Winner
  • Tunic 
  • Vampire Survivors

Innovation in Accessibility

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

Best Score and Music

  • Olivier Deriviere – A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Yasunori Mitsuda – Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  • Two Feathers – Metal: Hellsinger
  • Tsukasa Saitoh – Elden Ring
  • Bear McCreary – God of War Ragnarök – Winner

Best Audio Design

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II 
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Elden Ring 
  • God of War Ragnarök – Winner

Best Community Support

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

Content Creator of the Year

  • Karl Jacobs
  • Ludwig – Winner
  • Nibellion
  • Nobru
  • QTCinderella

Best Adaptation

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

Apart from these special categories, there are a few others based on Community Support, games which have created an impact, Esports players, and content creators. To find out the rest of the nominees, you can check The Game Awards website here.

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Summing up

2022 has been a great year for gaming. With PlayStation exclusives finally hitting the PC market, a new God of War game, and some indie darlings as well. With so many exciting categories and well-deserving nominees, this award ceremony is definitely going to be worth the wait. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find your next favourite game through The Game Awards. If you think some other games should be nominated, let us know in the comment section below!

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Highlights of the Story
  • The Game Awards 2022 will be held on December 9, 6:00 AM IST.
  • This time, the format of the award ceremony will be shorter.
  • Check out how to live stream TGA and the various nominees right here!

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