The Game Awards 2019: All of the winners, nominees, and categories

The Game Awards 2019 was held Thursday night in LA. And while there were some surprise game announcements as well as the unveiling of the Xbox Series X, there were also some surprise winners.

The annual awards ceremony honors achievements in the video game industry, highlights new games coming out next year and beyond, and features appearances from developers and industry leaders. This year’s show even had a Green Day performance.

The Game Awards had over two dozen categories this year. They ranged from the best indie game to the best video game music. And then there is, of course, the big tamale: Game of the Year, which this year went to… well, just find out below!

GAME OF THE YEAR

ACTION GAME

ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME

  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice — Winner
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Death Stranding
  • Control
  • Borderlands 3

ART DIRECTION

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

AUDIO DESIGN

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

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

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

CONTENT CREATOR OF THE YEAR

  • Shroud — Winner
  • Grefg
  • Ewok
  • Dr. Lupo
  • Courage

ESPORTS COACH

  • Zonic — Winner
  • Adren
  • Cain
  • Grabbz
  • Kkoma
  • Sockshka

ESPORTS EVENT

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

ESPORTS GAME OF THE YEAR

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

ESPORTS HOST

  • Sjokz — Winner
  • Machine
  • Redeye
  • Goldenboy
  • Candice

ESPORTS PLAYER

  • Bugha — Winner
  • Faker
  • Perkz
  • S1mple
  • Sinatraa

ESPORTS TEAM

  • G2 Esports — Winner
  • Astralis
  • OG
  • San Francisco Shock
  • Team Liquid

FAMILY GAME

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

FIGHTING GAME

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — Winner
  • Jump Force
  • Dead or Alive 6
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Samurai Shodown

FRESH INDIE GAME

  • Disco Elysium — Winner
  • Gris
  • My Friend Pedro
  • Outer Wilds
  • Slay the Spire
  • Untitled Goose Game

GAME DIRECTION

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

GAMES FOR IMPACT

  • Gris — Winner
  • Concrete Genie
  • Kind Words
  • Life is Strange 2
  • Sea of Solitude

INDEPENDENT GAME

  • Disco Elysium — Winner
  • Baba Is You
  • Katana Zero
  • Outer Wilds
  • Untitled Goose Game

MOBILE GAME

  • Call of Duty: Mobile — Winner
  • Grindstone
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Sky: The Children of Light
  • What the Golf?

MULTIPLAYER GAME

  • Apex Legends — Winner
  • Borderlands 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Tetris 99
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

NARRATIVE

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

ONGOING GAME

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

PERFORMANCE

  • Mads Mikkelsen — Winner
  • Matthew Porretta
  • Laura Bailey
  • Courtney Hope
  • Ashly Burch
  • Norman Reedus

ROLE-PLAYING GAME

  • Disco Elysium — Winner
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
  • The Outer Wilds

SCORE AND MUSIC

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

SPORTS/RACING GAME

  • Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled— Winner
  • Dirt Rally 2.0
  • EFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020
  • F1 2019
  • FIFA 20

STRATEGY GAME

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

VR/AR AGAME

  • Beat Saber — Winner
  • Asgard’s Wrath
  • Blood & Truth
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Trover Saves the Universe
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