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Please note, not to be published before 5:30 p.m.! Gamescom award 2019: "And the winners are...!"

The winners of one of the most coveted prizes of the international computer and video games industry have been determined: the gamescom awards in the still open categories were presented on gamescom Saturday. In addition to the expert jury's decision about the winners in another six jury categories, and the Best of gamescom award, the winners of the four fan categories were also announced, including the gamescom "Most Wanted" consumer award". The award ceremony took place in the IGN@gamescom now studio. More than 160 submissions reached the award office, which was this year once again run by the Digitale Spielekultur foundation. The first winners of the gamescom award were already announced in many jury categories on Tuesday in the context of gamescom: Opening Night Live.

The coveted Best of gamescom award was this year secured by the Sony title "Dreams“. The both powerful and accessible games modules from the British developer Media Molecule also convinced the jury in the categories Best Sony PlayStation 4 Game and Most Original Game. The gamescom fans chose "Borderlands 3" as their hottest title of the year. The 2K title was also distinguished by the jury as Best Multiplayer Game. PietSmiet was chosen by the gamescom fans as the Best Streamer/Let's Player. THQ Nordic can be pleased with being distinguished as Best Games Company of gamescom 2019. The Best Strategy Game "Desperados III" from Mimimi Productions also appears with THQ Nordic. HandyGames, the developer and publisher belonging to THQ Nordic, acquired the award as Best Mobile Game with "Battle Chasers: Nightwar – Mobile Edition", and publishes the winner of the  gamescom Indie Award, "El Hijo" from Honig Studios.

The HEART OF GAMING Award, newly created as a special prize of the jury, won the theme of diversity at gamescom and thereby especially the focus on accessibility. The jury of the gamescom award thus on the one hand rewards the diversity of gamescom fans, whose passion for gaming unites the entire community despite all differences, as well as the efforts of many exhibitors and actors of the games industry to truly involve everyone in gaming, irrespective of physical limitations. At gamescom 2019, the heart of gaming was noticeably beating for diversity and accessibility.

Here are the 13 winners of the gamescom award who were announced on Saturday:

Category group: Best of gamescom

Best of gamescom (Jury category)
Dreams, Sony Interactive Entertainment



Category group: Genre

Best VR / AR Game
Marvel’s Iron Man, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Best Hardware / Technology
Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, Microsoft

Best Multiplayer Game
Borderlands 3, 2K

Best Ongoing Game
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, Capcom Entertainment



Category group: Consumer awards

Best Booth (Fan category)
Indie Arena Booth, Super Crowd Entertainment

Best eSports Experience(Fan category)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gamescom 2019 Invitational, Nintendo

Best Streamer/Let's Player (Fan category)
PietSmiet

gamescom "Most Wanted" Consumer Award (Fan category)
Borderlands 3, 2K



Category group: gamescom global awards

Best Games Company(Jury category)
THQ Nordic

HEART OF GAMING Award(Jury category)
Diversity with a focus on accessibility



Category group: gamescom Indie award

gamescom Indie award(Jury category)
El Hijo, Honig Studios



Category group: Best of CAMPUS

Best of CAMPUS (Jury category)
Super Size Hero, Film Academy Baden-Württemberg



The following winners of the gamescom award 2019 were already distinguished on gamescom Monday in the context of gamescom: Opening Night Live:

Category Group: Genre

Best Action Adventure Game
Blacksad: Under the Skin, astragon Entertainment
 

Best Action Game
DOOM Eternal, Bethesda
 

Best Family Game
Concrete Genie, Sony Interactive Entertainment
 

Best Racing Game
Grid, Codemasters
 

Best Role Playing Game
Wasteland 3, InXile/Deep Silver
 

Best Simulation Game
Planet Zoo, Frontier
 

Best Sports Game
Roller Champions, Ubisoft
 

Best Strategy Game
Desperados III, Mimimi Productions
 

Most Original Game
Dreams, Sony Interactive Entertainment



Category Group: Platform

Best Microsoft Xbox One Game
Gears 5, Microsoft
 

Best Nintendo Switch Game
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Nintendo
 

Best Sony PlayStation 4 Game
Dreams, Sony Interactive Entertainment
 

Best Mobile Game
Battle Chasers: Nightwar - Mobile Edition, HandyGames
 

Best PC Game
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Ubisoft



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