Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice scores top prize at the Game Awards

Is this an upset?

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an excellent game. Without a doubt, one of the best to release in all of 2019. But going into the Game Awards tonight, I didn’t expect it to walk away with any trophies at all. The categories it was nominated in were super competitive this year, especially the game of the year award. So when Vin Diesel read the winner’s name from the envelope, my jaw dropped. This victory may be the most surprising of the Keighley-produced shows since Telltale’s The Walking Dead shambled off with the overall award.

Below is the list of all the winners, including the esports stuff you don’t care about. A round of applause for the developers behind the winning games, especially Disco Elysium, which absolutely cleaned house — or House House — tonight.

  • Game of the Year: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Action Game: Devil May Cry 5
  • Action-Adventure Game: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Art Direction: Control
  • Audio Design: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Community Support: Destiny 2
  • Family Game: Luigi’s Mansion 3
  • Fighting Game: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Fresh Indie Game (celebrating the first released game from an indie studio): Disco Elysium
  • Game Direction: Death Stranding
  • Games for Impact: Gris
  • Independent Game: Disco Elysium
  • Mobile Game: Call of Duty Mobile
  • Multiplayer Game: Apex Legends
  • Narrative: Disco Elysium
  • Ongoing Game: Fortnite
  • Performance: Mads Mikkelsen in Death Stranding
  • Role-Playing Game: Disco Elysium
  • Score & Music: Death Stranding
  • Sports/Racing Game: Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled
  • Strategy Game: Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • VR/AR Game: Beat Saber
  • Player’s Voice Award: Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • Content Creator of the Year: Shroud
  • Esports Coach: Danny Sorensen
  • Esports Event: League of Legends World Championship 2019
  • Esports Game of the Year: League of Legends
  • Esports Host: Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
  • Esports Player: Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf
  • Esports Team: G2 Esports – League of Legends
CJ Andriessen
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