The Game Awards 2022 Nominees, Where to Watch The Nerdy Basement

The Game Awards: When and Where To Watch, Full Nominees List

The 2022 award season is in full effect and The Game Awards is streaming tomorrow December 8th. Hosted by Geoff Keighley, fans worldwide will be tuning in to see if their favorite games of 2022 come out ahead of the competition. The show will also feature new world premiere trailers and gameplay for some of the most highly-anticipated titles coming in 2023 and beyond.

Below you will see the full list of this year’s nominees, as well as where you can watch the live event and on which streaming platforms. There are 31 categories in total this year including Best Narrative, Best Esports Athlete, and Content Creator of the Year. Leading with the most nominations this year is God of War: Ragnarok, with ten nominations.

Here Are Your Nominees For The 2022 Edition of The Game Awards:

Best Action Game: Bayonetta 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Neon White, SIFU, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge.

Most Anticipated Games: Final Fantasy XVI, Hogwarts Legacy, Resident Evil 4, Starfield, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Best Multiplayer: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Multiversus, Overwatch 2, Splatoon 3, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle: Shredder’s Revenge.

Games for Impact: A Memoir Blue, As Dusk Falls, Citizen Sleeper, Endling – Extinction is Forever, Hindsight, and I Was A Teenage Exocolonist.

Best Game Direction: Elden Ring, God of War: Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West, Immortality, Stray.

Best Narrative: A Plague Tale: Requiem, Elden Ring, God of War Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West, Immortality.

Best Art Direction: Elden Ring, God of War Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West, Scorn, Stray.

Best Score and Music: A Plague Tale: Requiem, Elden Ring, God of War: Ragnarok, Metal: Hellsinger, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

Best Audio Design: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Elden Ring, God of War: Ragnarok, Grand Turismo 7, and Horizon Forbidden West

Best Performance: Ashly Burch: Horizon Forbidden West, Charlotte McBurney: A Plague Tale: Requiem, Christopher Judge: God of War: Ragnarok, Manon Gage: Immortality, and Sunny Suljic, God of War: Ragnarok

Best Ongoing: Apex Legends, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, Fortnite, Genshin Impact

Best Indie: Cult of the Lamb, Neon White, SIFU, Tunic

Best Mobile Game: Apex Legends Mobile, Diablo Immortal, Genshin Impact, Marvel Snap, Tower of Fantasy

Best Community Support: Apex Legends, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, Fortnite, No Man’s Sky

Innovation In Accessibility: As Dusk Falls, God of War: Ragnarok, Return to Money Island, The Last of Us Part I, The Quarry

Best VR/AR: After the Fall, Among Us VR, Bonelab, Moss: Book II, Red Matter 2

Best Action/Adventure: A Plague Tale: Requiem, God of War: Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West, Stray, Tunic

Best Role Playing: Elden Ring, Live A Live, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Triangle Strategy, Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Best Fighting: DNF Duel, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R, The King of Fighters, Multiversus, SIFU

Best Family: Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Nintendo Switch Sports, Splatoon 3

Best SIM/Strategy: Dune: Spice Wars, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Total War: Warhammer III, Two Point Campus, Victoria 3

Best Sports/Racing: F1 22, FIFA 23, NBA 2K23, Gran Turismo 7, OlliOlli World

Content Creator of the Year: Karl Jacob, Ludwig, Nibellion, Nobru, QTCinderella

Best Debut Indie: Neon White, Norco, Stray, Tunic, Vampire Survivors

Best Adaptation: Arcane: League of Legends, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, The Cuphead Show, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Uncharted

Best Esports Game: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, DOTA 2, League of Legends, Rocket League, Valorant

Best Esports Athlete: Jeong “Chovy” Ji-Hoon, Lee “Faker” Sang-Hyeok, Finn “Karrigan” Andersen, Oleksandr “S1mple” Kostyliev, Jacob “Yay” Whiteaker

Best Esports Team: Darkzero Esports, Faze Clan, Gen.G, LA Thieves, Loud

Best Esports Coach: Andrii “B1AD3” Horodenski, Matheus “BZKA” Tarasconi, Erik “Doombros” Sandgren, Robert “Robban” Dahlstrom, Go “Score” Dong-bin

Best Esports Event: EVO 2022, 2022 League of Legends World Championship, PGL Major Antwerp 2022, The 2022 Mid-Season Invitational, Valorant Champions 2022

Where To Watch The Game Awards 2022:

IMAX will partner with the show to create The Game Awards: The IMAX Experience, a LIVE community event in cities around the world to experience The Game Awards. For those who want to stay in the comfort of their own home either watching as a fan, watching their favorite streamer, or even co-streaming the event can do so on Twitch, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok Live, and the official website for The Game Awards.

The Game Awards on Discord and Twitch Viewer Rewards:

The Game Awards is teaming up with Discord for a multi-faceted partnership — including fan voting in all categories on The Game Awards Discord Server. Discord is also presenting the Best Community Support award at TGA, which recognizes and team that continues to iterate and improve a game based on community feedback. Those tuning in via Discord can watch The Game Awards live on the server with Watch Together and AMA Stage Events ft. Special Guests including Geoff Keighley; more surprises to come during the show. Users can head to the server to lock in their favorites, and join the discussion about the show!

From December 8 at 4:30 PM PT until December 8 at 7:30 PM PT, viewers who watch 60 minutes of a participating channel broadcasting on Twitch during The Game Awards will receive 6 reward codes, while supplies last:

Fall Guys: A Fall Guys costume based on an unannounced collab with a major gaming franchise!

Rogue Legacy: Get a voucher code for the complete full game, free from the Epic Games Store.

Warframe: Get the Lucra Syandana and a 3-Day Affinity Booster

Among Us: You’ve asked for it: The return of the Geoff Keighley Among Us mask for one night only!

SIFU: A code for a deluxe edition upgrade of the game on Epic Game Store (requires full game ownership)

Cult of the Lamb: 3 Twitch Emote Follower Forms

In order to participate you must do the following:

  • Log in to your Twitch account (if necessary, first create a Twitch account at
  •  Visit one of the eligible participating Twitch channels listed below.
  • While the channel is broadcasting during The Game Awards, watch for 60 minutes to earn the reward codes.
  • Viewers who complete 60 minutes of watch time will receive reward codes via their Twitch inbox. This offer is first come first served, while supplies last.
  • Redeem codes before expiration on 12/10/2022 at 12:00 PM PT

Please note that the campaign will begin on December 8, 2022, at 4:30 PM (PT). Any watch time before the above start time will NOT be counted towards the campaign. For additional instructions on how to claim your Twitch rewards click here.

The Game Awards 2022 will begin on December 8, 2022, at 4:30 PM (PT), voting ends today!

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