The Game Awards 2021 are premiering tonight in front of both a live audience and around the world. And we’ve got all the information you need to know to tune in and discover the big winners.
The show is once again being hosted by Geoff Keighley, and the event takes place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. As usual, the event will be a mixture of presenting game awards in different categories and announcing new games that players can look forward to.
The Game Awards seemingly get bigger every year, and we have no shortage of celebs appearing at this event. This includes movie stars like Keanu Reeves and Simu Liu along with celebs the gaming community loves (including beloved former Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime). Famous faces will even be providing music, with performances from both Sting and Imagine Dragons. Sting is a particularly nerdy addition because he will be singing his song “What Could Have Been” from the surprise Netflix hit show Arcane: A League Of Legends Story.
When does The Game Awards livestream start?
The main show starts at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET. But if you want some additional content, the pre-show actually starts at 4:30 p.m. PT / 7:30 p.m. ET. The main event will consist of giving awards for over 30 different categories, including Game of the Year and Esports Player of the Year. There will also be a minimum of 40 new game announcements, and Geoff Keighley has promised that at least five of these announcements will be as buzz-worthy as Elden Ring.
How to watch The Game Awards?
The easiest way to watch the show is by using the official YouTube livestream. We have it embedded below for your convenience:
The event will also be streamed across platforms such as Twitch, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok. And if you’d like to interact with the event in different ways, you can also explore the Game Awards Festival on Steam (complete with free demos) or check the event out through the eyes of the Official Co-Streamers for the event.
What announcements do we already know about?
Part of the fun of watching the event is getting surprised by unexpected announcements. But there are a few things we already know will be announced:
- The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
- New Sonic game
- Halo TV show
- Destiny 2: The Witch Queen
- Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League
- Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
- Homeworld 3
- Saints Row
- Dying Light 2
- Steel Rising
- Lost Arc
- Game Pass updates
- The Matrix Resurrections and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie announcements
The list is practically growing by the minute. What are you most excited about seeing? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!