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Sandbox: Details on the annual THE GAME AWARDS ceremony and voting announced

The fifth annual The Game Awards will take place on December 6th at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The annual event which has been described as “The Oscars of the gaming world” by the New York Times pays tribute to the best games of the past year. 

Nominees for this year will be announced on November 13th at 12pm Eastern/9am Pacific with the ceremony will starting at at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific on December 6th. 

For those who can’t make it to the award show in person, the event will be live streamed across many platforms including YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Mixer, Steam TV, PlayStation 4, Xbox Live, and more. 

More information including how to vote on the awards as well as more details are below courtesy of their press release. All images courtesy of their press release.

The Game Awards Will Livestream Across 40 Global Video Networks


Innovative Viewer Voting Across Discord Server, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant Give Gamers Even More Choice to Select Winners

Nominees for The Game Awards will be Announced on Tuesday, November 13 at Noon ET / 9 am PT at TheGameAwards.com

LOS ANGELES (November 9, 2018) – The Game Awards, the video game industry’s biggest celebration, is leveling up to reach even more gamers in 2018. This year’s gala broadcast, set for Thursday, December 6 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, will livestream to gamers around the world across a record-setting 40 global video networks, including expanded distribution in China.

Hailed by The New York Times as “The Oscars of the gaming world,” The Game Awards reached over 18 million viewers in 2017. Designed exclusively for digital streaming platforms, The Game Awards brings together game developers, Esports champions, digital influencers and Hollywood names for a night of awards, exclusive new game announcements and musical performances. The Game Awards is available to watch for free across every major mobile, desktop and console devices used to play video games.

“Video games are a common passion around the world, and in 2018, The Game Awards is expanding its distribution to celebrate the power of games in more places than ever before,” said Geoff Keighley, creator/executive producer of The Game Awards. “We’re also giving gamers even more choice in how they select winners across the web, social media, Alexa Voice, Google Assistant, and for the first time ever, via a Discord server.”

Platforms that will air The Game Awards live on December 6 will include YouTube (in 4K UHD resolution), Twitter, Facebook, Mixer, Steam TV, PlayStation 4, Xbox Live, IGN, GameSpot, Polygon, MLG, Caffeine.tv, with more to be announced.

Internationally, The Game Awards will air live with translation on the following platforms:

CHINA: Tencent QQ, EgameQQ, DouYu, Panda TV, BilliBili, Huya, NimoTV, Huomao, Longzhu, Wegame, iQIYI, G-Cores, Quanmin, Zhanqi.tv

SOUTH-EAST ASIA: Bigo Live, Tamago


KOREA: AfreecaTV, KakaoTV, Naver

GERMANY: RocketBeans

JAPAN: NicoNico, OpenRec

BRAZIL: CubeTV, StreamCraft, UOL Jogos

RUSSIA: GoodGame, VKontakte

Content creators on select platforms will also be able to co-stream the show and share it with their audience in real-time.


Fans can help choose the winners in all categories via online voting across several digital and social platforms, including on TheGameAwards.com. Certain award categories can also be voted on directly via Facebook Messenger and Twitter Direct Message. Fans can talk to Amazon Alexa to vote for specific categories, and also use their voice to vote via The Game Awards action, which works with the Google Assistant.

In an industry-first, gamers will be able to help select the winners in all categories of The Game Awards by voting for their favorites in the official The Game Awards Discord server (discord.gg/thegameawards). The server, which is open for fans to join now, will be the place to get show info before, during and after the awards. Voting will officially open in-server on November 13 and run to December 5.


Nominees for The Game Awards will be announced on Tuesday, November 13 at Noon ET / 9am PT with a video announcement at TheGameAwards.com. News on world premieres, presenters, honorees, and musical performances will be announced in the coming weeks leading into the live show on Thursday, December 6.

The Game Awards is executive produced by Geoff Keighley and Kimmie H. Kim. LeRoy Bennett is creative director, and Rich Preuss is director.

Tickets to attend The Game Awards are now on sale for purchase via AXS.com, including special VIP packages.

For more information and to stay up to date on the latest announcements, please visit www.thegameawards.com or contact info@thegameawards.com.  

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About The Game Awards

The Game Awards, created by Geoff Keighley in 2014, is an annual awards ceremony that honors video game and content creators across console, mobile and PC gaming, as well as esports. The program is both an awards show and a first look at the future of the video game industry. Built from the group up to air exclusively across streaming platforms globally, the 2017 show was seen by more than 18 million viewers. The Game Awards is guided by an advisory board that includes the executive leadership teams from Activision, AMD (Dr. Lisa Su, CEO), Electronic Arts (Laura Miele, Chief Studios Officer), Microsoft (Phil Spencer, EVP of Gaming), Nintendo of America (Reggie Fils-Aime, President), Rockstar Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment (Shawn Layden, Chairman, Worldwide Studios), Tencent (Steven Ma, SVP), Ubisoft (Yves Guillemot, CEO), Valve and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (David Haddad, President).

Dan Berry
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