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gamescom award 2020: "And the winners are...!"

The first winners of gamescom awards 2020 have been announced. The gamescom awards were presented in a total of four genre and three platform categories as part of gamescom: Opening Night Live, hosted by Geoff Keighley.

The Ubisoft title “Watch Dogs Legion” won in the category of Best Action Adventure Game, Electronic Arts is happy to be rewarded Best Action Game for its title “Star Wars: Squadrons” and “Curious Expedition 2” by Maschinen-Mensch received the award for Best Indie Game.

In the platform category, Best Microsoft Xbox Game went to “Tell Me Why,” “Little Nightmares 2” was the pick for Best Nintendo Switch Game and “Cyberpunk 2077” took home Best Sony PlayStation Game.

All winning titles in the genre and platform category groups are eligible for the top award, Best of gamescom, presented by the gamescom award jury. During gamescom, the international jury also selects a winner in the categories Best Announcement, Best Lineup, Best Presentation/Trailer and presents the special prize HEART OF GAMING Award.

All other genre and platform categories as well as the gamescom global awards and the consumer awards will be announced on Sunday, August 30, 2020, starting at 8:00 p.m. (CEST) during the gamescom: Best Of Show.

Overview of the already announced winners of gamescom awards 2020:

Best Action Adventure Game
Watch Dogs: Legion, Ubisoft

Best Action Game
Star Wars: Squadrons, Electronic Arts

Best Indie Game
Curious Expedition 2, Maschinen-Mensch

Best Microsoft Xbox Game
Tell Me Why, Microsoft

Best Multiplayer Game
Operation: Tango, Clever Plays

Best Nintendo Switch Game
Little Nightmares 2, Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Sony Playstation Game
Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt RED

The prizes in the following genre and platform categories will be awarded on Sunday, August 30, 2020, starting at 8:00 p.m. (CEST) during the gamescom: Best Of Show:

- Best Family Game
- Best Ongoing Game
Best PC Game
Best Racing Game
Best Remaster
Best Role Playing Game
Best Simulation
Best Sports Game
Best Strategy Game
Most Original Game
Most Wanted Hardware/Technology

Winners of the following consumer and gamescom global awards will also be revealed during the gamescom: Best Of Show.

- Best Announcement
Best Lineup
Best of gamescom
Best Presentation/Trailer
Best Show
Best Streamer
gamescom “Most Wanted”

For questions about the awards, please contact:

Benjamin Rostalski, Tobias Lo Coco
Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur
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About gamescom
gamescom is the world’s largest event for computer and video games and Europe’s largest business platform for the games industry. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, gamescom 2020 will be held exclusively in digital format from Thursday, August 27, 2020 to Sunday, August 30, 2020. On-site events in Cologne will not take place this year given the current situation. gamescom is jointly organized by Koelnmesse and game – the German Games Industry Association.

Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising trade fairs in the Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility segments. Trade fairs like photokina, DMEXCO, gamescom, gamescom asia, INTERMOT and THE TIRE COLOGNE are established as leading international trade fairs. Koelnmesse not only organises trade fairs in these areas in Cologne, but also in other growth markets like, for example, China, Singapore and Thailand, which have different areas of focus and content. These global activities offer customers of Koelnmesse tailor-made events in different markets, which guarantee sustainable and international business.

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