The Last of Us Part 2 took home six wins last night, including Game of the Year. It also won other titles like Best Audio Design, Best Narrative, Best Action-Adventure Game, and the inaugural Innovation in Accessibility Award.
Also, other games won multiple awards. These were games like Innersloth’s Among Us, Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima, and Supergiant’s Hades, with each game bagging two plaques.
The Game Awards also recognized three new global citizens: Akiki Interactive’s Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Checkpoint’s Dr. Jennifer Hazel, and the organization Latinx in Gaming.
Also, the show celebrated 50 individuals as part of its ceremonial inaugural Future Class which represents the ‘bright, bold and inclusive future of video games’
— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 11, 2020
During the event, new games were revealed and their debut trailer was showcased. Out of the list, one which took everyone by surprise was Ruined King: A League of Legends Story.
This game is the first independent game in the League of Legends lore. But due to unknown reasons, it was delayed from its early 2021 release to a more general ‘2021,’ according to developers Riot Forge and Airship Syndicate.
Check out the debut trailer below:
Here’s what Ruined King: A League of Legends has in store for us:
“Players will be able to explore the world, navigating through the twisted streets of Bilgewater and uncovering the mysterious dungeons of the Shadow Isles. As players make their way through various locations, they will encounter various secrets, traps, and puzzles, as well as new enemies and monsters that will be roaming around the environment.
Players can interact with their environment, whether it’s chatting with friendly NPCs or initiating combat with enemies. Each Champion will have two Dungeon Skills they can use in the dungeons to initiate combat, interact with creatures or the environment while exploring. Some puzzles or secrets can only be solved with specific champions, like breaking weak walls with Braum’s shield or revealing stealth enemies with Ahri’s Orb.”
Listed below are the Game Awards winners for 2020 in hierarchy:
• Best Esports Coach: Danny ‘Zonic’ Sorensen • Best Esports Event: League of Legends World Championship 2020 • Best Esports Host: Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere • Best Esports Team: G2 Esports • Best Esports Athlete: Heo ‘ShowMaker’ Su • Best Esports Game: League of Legends • Content Creator of the Year: Rachell ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter • Global Gaming Citizens: Latinx in Gaming, Dr. Jennifer Hazel (CheckPoint), Dr. Adam Gazzaley (UC San Francisco, Akili Interactive) • Games for Impact: Tell Me Why • Best Community Support: Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout • Best Score and Music: Final Fantasy 7: Remake • Best Narrative: The Last of Us Part 2 • Best Audio Design: The Last of Us: Part 2 • Best Multiplayer: Among Us • Best Ongoing Game: No Man’s Sky • Best Art Direction: Ghost of Tsushima • Best Action Game: Hades • Best Action-Adventure Game: The Last of Us: Part 2 • Best Sim/Strategy Game: Microsoft Flight Simulator • Best Role-Playing Game: Final Fantasy 7: Remake • Best Family Game: Animal Crossing: New Horizons • Best Sports/Raging: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 • Best Mobile Game: Among Us • Best Fighting Game: Moral Kombat 11 Ultimate • Best VR/AR Game: Half-Life: Alyx • Best Performance: Laura Bailey, Abby – The Last of Us Part 2 • Most Anticipated Game: Elden Ring • Innovation in Accessibility: The Last of Us: Part 2 • Best Debut Game: Phasmaphobia • Best Indie Game: Hades • Player’s Voice: Ghost of Tsushima • Best Direction: The Last of Us: Part 2 • Game of the Year: The Last of Us: Part 2