The Game Awards Winners: See Who Won the Gaming Oscars, Pre-Show Edition

The Game Awards has finally come to a close and we’ve got our first batch of winners! Here’s who the winners of the year are for the pre-show awards:

For the full list of nominees, check out our original post of the announcement.

Best Mobile Game: Marvel Snap

Marvel Snap has won the Best Mobile Game award, beating out heavy (and perhaps controversial) contenders such as Diablo Immortal!

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Ben Brode, international treasure, accepting the award on behalf of his studio, Second Dinner.

Best Fighting Game: Multiversus

Multiversus, the Warner Bros. mega-crossover brawler has taken home the title of best fighting game released in 2022!

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All the Shaggies you’ll ever need.

Esports Awards

The Esports awards were a bit of a quickfire round, with no one being called up to take their prize, but time constraints are always a problem! Here’s the winners:

  • Best Esports Game: Valorant
  • Best Esports Athlete: Yay
  • Best Esports Team: Loud
  • Best Esports Coach: Bzka
  • Best Esports Event: 2022 League of Legends World Championship
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Riot Games once again knocks it out of the park, netting two wins from the Esports category.

Best Family Game: Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Everyone’s favorite pink blob has won the best family game award, on its 30th anniversary of the series!

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Did we… ever find out, why pink?

That’s all from the pre-show! The show continues with the big awards, including a musical performance from modern messiah Hozier, so stay tuned for the rest of the winners!