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gamescom award 2019: the fans are voting!

The nominees of the gamescom awards in the 13 remaining categories have been announced. In addition to the jury categories of Best Hardware, Best Multiplayer Game, Best Ongoing Game and Best VR / AR Game, the nominees in fan categories such as Best Streamer/Let's Player, Best eSports Experience and Best Booth have also been decided.

Effective immediately, visitors of gamescom can still choose their favourite streamers and decide which stand at gamescom they found best (Best Booth) until Friday, 4:00 p.m. The fans now also choose the Best eSports Experience of gamescom 2019. Fans of gamescom can chat with the gamesbot per WhatsApp to submit their vote. To do so, they only need to save the number +49 1579 24 700 97 to get started in WhatsApp. The jury itself will choose the winners in the categories of gamescom Indie Award and Best of CAMPUS. It is also presenting the HEART OF GAMING Award as a special jury prize for the first time.

On the gamescom Saturday, 24 August, as of 3:30 p.m., the winners of all of these categories will be distinguished in the IGN@gamescom now studio (hall 7, B60). There, at the finale of gamescom, it will also be announced which titles have won the main prizes of the gamescom "Most Wanted" Consumer Award (Fan category) and Best of gamescom (Jury category).

These are the nominees for the gamescom awards 2019 for the second award show on the occasion of the big gamescom finale on Saturday, 24 August:

Category Group: Best of gamescom



Best of gamescom

All winners of the genre and platform category groups can be chosen in this category:

Battle Chasers: Nightwar - Mobile Edition, HandyGames

Blacksad: Under the Skin, astragon Entertainment

Concrete Genie, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Desperados III, Mimimi Productions

DOOM Eternal, Bethesda

Dreams, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Gears 5 , Microsoft

GRID, Codemasters

Planet Zoo, Frontier

Roller Champions, Ubisoft

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Nintendo

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Ubisoft

Wasteland 3, inXile/Deep Silver

Winner of the category Best VR/AR Game       

Winner of the category Best Hardware / Technology   

Winner of the category Best Multiplayer Game           

Winner of the category Best Ongoing Game



Category Group: Genre

Best VR / AR Game(Jury category)

Journey to Elysium, Cronos Interactive

Marvel's Iron Man VR, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Best Hardware / Technology(Jury category)

Red Magic 3, Nubia Technology

SEGA Mega Drive Mini, SEGA/Atlus

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, Microsoft

Best Multi-Player Game(Jury category)

Borderlands 3, 2K

Gears 5, Microsoft

Hunt: Showdown, Crytek

Best Ongoing Game(Jury category)


Apex Legends Season 2, Electronic Arts

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, Capcom Entertainment

Sea of Thieves, Microsoft



Category Group: gamescom global Awards

Best Games Company(Jury category)

All of the games companies exhibiting in the Entertainment Area of gamescom can be chosen.

HEART OF GAMING Award(Jury category)

The winner of the HEART OF GAMING Award is chosen by the jury entirely at its discretion. Considered for this are not only games, expansions, products, technologies, etc., but also persons, institutions, companies, concepts or terms.



Category Group: gamescom Indie Award

gamescom Indie Award(Jury category)

El Hijo, HandyGames

Genesis Noir, Feral Cat Den

Minute of Islands, Mixtvision / Studio Fizbin

Mosaic, Krillbite

Unheard, NEXT Studios

Category Group: Best of CAMPUS

Best of CAMPUS(Jury category)

Drop Motion, Kempten University of Applied Sciences

Echoes of Etrya, S4G School for Games

Super Size Hero, Film Academy Baden-Württemberg



Category Group: Consumer Awards

Best Booth (Fan category)

Blacksad: Under the Skin, astragon Entertainment

Borderlands 3, 2K

Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt

Darksiders Genesis, THQ Nordic

Desperados III, THQ Nordic

Destroy All Humans!, THQ Nordic

DOOM Eternal, ZeniMax

ESL, Turtle Entertainment
Farming Simulator 20, astragon Entertainment

Final Fantasy VII Remake, Square Enix

Foundation, Polymorph Games

Hot Wheels Infinite Loop, Mattel

Indie Arena Booth, Super Crowd Entertainment

Little Nightmares 2, Bandai Namco

MARVEL'S AVENGERS, Square Enix

Marvel's Iron Man VR, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, Capcom Entertainment

OMEN Booth, Envy Create

Planet Zoo, Frontier

SpongeBob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated, THQ Nordic

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, Netflix

Wargaming gamescom 2019 Entertainment Booth, Wargaming

Xbox Booth, Microsoft

YouTube + Google Stadia, Google

Best eSports Experience (Fan category)

Asphalt 9 eSports Series (Asphalt 9 mobile), Turtle Entertainment & Gameloft

Beat the Legends Show-Match (Counter-Strike), ESL & Paysafe Card

ESL Championship Final (Counter-Strike), ESL

ESL Championship Final (League of Legends), ESL

TK University Open (Clash of Clans), ESL

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gamescom 2019 Invitational (Super Smash Bros.), Nintendo

League of Legends Premier Tour (League of Legends), Turtle Entertainment & Riot

Splatoon 2 European Championship (Splatoon 2), Nintendo

Farming Simulator League: gamescom Tournament (Farming Simulator 19), astragon

FIFA 19 Cologne Cup 2019 (FIFA 19), Sony PlayStation

Best Streamer/Let's Player (Fan category)

Fans can choose from 135 streamers or Let’s Players who are accredited for gamescom.

gamescom "Most Wanted" Consumer Award (Fan category)

All nominees of the genre and platform category groups can be chosen in this category:

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, Microsoft

Apex Legends Saison 2, Electronic Arts

Barotrauma, Daedalic Entertainment

Battle Chasers: Nightwar - Mobile Edition, HandyGames

Blacksad: Under the Skin, astragon Entertainment

Bleeding Edge, Microsoft

Borderlands 3, 2K

Concrete Genie, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Desperados III, Mimimi Productions

DOOM Eternal, Bethesda

Dreams, Sony Interactive Entertainment

EA SPORTS FIFA 20, Electronic Arts

eFootball PES 2020, Konami

Felix The Reaper, Daedalic Entertainment

Final Fantasy VII Remake, Square Enix

Foundation, Polymorph Games

Gears 5 , Microsoft

GRID, Codemasters

Hot Wheels Infinite Loop, Mattel

Hunt: Showdown, Crytek

Journey to Elysium, Cronos Interactive

Lock's Quest, HandyGames

Luigi's Mansion 3, Nintendo

MARVEL'S AVENGERS, Square Enix

Marvel's Iron Man VR, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, Capcom Entertainment

NBA 2K20, 2K

Need for Speed: Heat, Electronic Arts

Planet Zoo, Frontier

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, Nintendo

Red Magic 3, Nubia Technology

Roller Champions, Ubisoft

Sea of Thieves, Microsoft

SEGA Mega Drive Mini, SEGA/Atlus

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Nintendo

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Ubisoft

Wasteland 3, InXile/Deep Silver

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, Microsoft

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