The Game Awards 2022 Nominees For The Multiplayer Categories Have The Usual Suspects And New Contenders

24 days till the show kicks off.

Anthony Jones
By Anthony Jones, News Editor November 14, 2022
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The Game Awards 2022

The Game Awards 2022 nominees have been announced for the annual showcase going live on December 8 from Los Angeles. Those nominees range from the behemoth IPs heading the "Game of the Year" award like God of War: Ragnarok, to the "Innovation in Accessibility" award on titles paving the way for all types of gamers.

In the case of the primary multiplayer categories, there are quite a lot of the usual suspects we all are familiar with and a few new arrivals from 2022:

"Best Ongoing Game"

  • Apex Legends - Respawn/EA
  • Destiny 2 - Bungie
  • Final Fantasy XIV - Square Enix
  • Fortnite - Epic Games
  • Genshin Impact - HoYoverse

"Best Community Support"

  • Apex Legends - Respawn/EA
  • Destiny 2 - Bungie
  • Final Fantasy XIV - Square Enix
  • Fortnite - Epic Games
  • No Man's Sky - Hello Games

"Best Mobile"

  • Apex Legends Mobile - Lightspeed & Quantum/Respawn/EA
  • Diablo Immortal - Blizzard/NetEase
  • Genshin Impact - HoYoverse
  • Marvel Snap - Second Dinner/Nuverse
  • Tower of Fantasy - Hotta Studio/Perfect World/Level Infinite

"Best Multiplayer"

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II - Infinity Ward/Activision
  • MultiVersus - Player First Games/WB Games
  • Overwatch 2 - Blizzard
  • Splatoon 3 - Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge - Tribute Games/Dotemu

"Best Esports Game"

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Valve
  • DOTA 2 - Valve
  • League of Legends - Riot Games
  • Rocket League - Psyonix
  • Valorant - Riot Games

Many of these categories list IPs continuing to imprint the industry in various ways (in fact, some categories match or damn near match last year's nominees, like the "Best Community Support" category) and surprise hitters like Marvel Snap and Tower of Fantasy. When the show goes live, you can expect Geoff Keighley to host the event as usual, alongside a selection of game reveals piggybacking on the multiple award ceremonies.

You can view The Game Awards 2022 website for more details.

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Anthony Jones
Anthony Jones, News Editor
Anthony Jones is a gaming journalist and late 90s kid in love with retro games and the evolution of modern gaming. He started at Mega Visions as a news reporter covering the latest announcements, rumors, and fan-made projects. FFXIV has his heart in the MMORPGs scene, but he's always excited to analyze and lose hours to ambitious and ambiguous MMOs that gamers follow.

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