The Game Awards 2017

The Game Awards, produced by Canadian games journalist Geoff Keighley, were presented December 7 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The shortlist was selected by a panel of 52 people in the video game industry. Public voting counted towards 10% of the winners’ selection in the jury-voted awards, while it was the sole consideration for the fan’s choice awards. Showrunner Geoff Kayleigh said most of the categories had over five million votes each.

Note: The winner of the Best Multiplayer category apparently wasn’t announced on the show, nor reported by industry websites, or the Wikipedia (where much of this info comes from.)

Jury-voted awards

Game of the Year

Best Game Direction

Best Narrative

Best Art Direction

Best Score/Music

Best Audio Design

Best Performance

Games for Impact

Best Ongoing Game

Best Independent Game

Best Mobile Game

Best Handheld Game

Best VR/AR Game

Best Action Game

Best Action/Adventure

Best Role Playing Game

Best Fighting Game

Best Family Game

Best Strategy Game

Best Sports/Racing Game

Best Multiplayer

Student Game Award

  • Level Squared – developed by Kip Brennan, Stephen Scoglio, and Dane Perry Svendsen, Swinburne University
    • Falling Sky – developed by Jonathan Nielssen, Nikolay Savoy, and Mohsen Shah, National Film and Television School
    • From Light – developed by Alejandro Grossman, Steven Li, and Sherveen Uduwana, University of Southern California
    • Hollowed – developed by Erin Marek, Jerrick Flores, and Charley Choucard, University of Central Florida
    • Impulsion – developed by Hugo Verger, Remi Bertrand, and Maxime Lupinski, Institut de l’Internet et du Multimédia
    • Meaning – developed by Hariz Yet, DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore

Best Debut Indie Game

Fan’s choice awards

Most Anticipated Game

Trending Gamer

  • Guy Beahm (“Dr. Disrespect”)
    • Andrea Rene (What’s Good Games)
    • Clint Lexa (“Halfcoordinated”)
    • Mike Grzesiek (“Shroud”)
    • Steven Spohn (AbleGamers)

Best eSports Game

Best eSports Player

  • Lee Sang-hyeok “Faker” (SK Telecom 1, League of Legends)
    • Marcelo “coldzera” David (SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: GO)
    • Nikola “NiKo” Kovac (FaZe Clan, Counter-Strike: GO)
    • Je-hong “ryujehong” Ryu (Seoul Dynasty, Overwatch)
    • Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi (Team Liquid, Dota 2)

Best eSports Team

Chinese Fan Game Award

  • jx3 HD – developed by Kingsoft Corporation
    • Honor of Kings – developed by Timi Studio Group
    • ICEY – developed by FantaBlade Network
    • Gumballs & Dungeons – developed by QcPlay Limited
    • Monument Valley 2 – developed by ustwo games

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