A guide to The Game Awards 2017: How and where to stream online for free, in 4K, and how to participate in voting.
Update: Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild wins both Game of the Year and Best Game Direction! Congrats!
Host and longtime video game journalist Geoff Keighley has outdone himself again for the The Game Awards 2017, a live event that promises to be bigger than any game awards program before it. And you can watch it all online, easily, and for free! 102 games and individuals have been nominated for this year’s awards, and some categories are voted on by YOU, the gamer.
The Game Awards 2017 can be viewed live on your phone, TV, or computer. The Game Awards is one of the widest distributed digital events on the planet – filmed in 4K UHD resolution and watchable for free across all major digital, gaming and social platforms. Featuring loads of world premieres and celebrity guests, this isn't something you'll want to miss.
Related: 2017 Game of the Year Nominees
What Time Does The Game Awards 2017 Start?
The show begins at 8:30 PM EST (New York, Toronto) / 5:30 PM PST (Los Angeles) / 1:30 AM GMT (London) / 10:30 AM (Japan) and can be streamed here:
Celebrities/Presenters at The Game Awards 2017
- Andy Serkis
- Norman Reedus
- Guillermo Del Toro
- Felicia Day
- Reggie Fils-Aimé
- Aisha Tyler
- Zachary Levi
- Hideo Kojima
- Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty)
- Kevin Hart, The Rock, and Jack Black for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
- Tina Guo
New Game Announcements and Premieres at The Game Awards 2017
The Game Awards 2017 will have more premieres and reveals than ever before! Keighley revealed on Twitter that viewers can expect around 15 premieres at The Game Awards 2017 that cover a variety of thing. Some will be all-new game announcements and some will be premiers of new gameplay/features/DLC, including the much-anticipated desert map Miramar coming soon to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.
Premieres will include things like 30-second teasers to one reveal which includes 7 minutes of gameplay.
Twitch Streamers can Co-Stream The Game Awards 2017!
Anyone can co-stream The Game Awards on their own personal Twitch channel. Whether you want to add your own colorful commentary or just keep chat clear for your community, this option is for you. Twitch created an interactive, only-on-Twitch experience that lets communities predict category winners before they’re announced via a custom overlay Extension right on your channel. If you’re co-streaming The Game Awards, all you need to do is activate the Extension.
The community that predicts winners with the highest accuracy will win an exclusive chat badge for a month and all associated bragging rights. Head to the Twitch blog for more information about how to co-stream and add the extension to your channel.
About The Game Awards Event
The Game Awards recognizes and upholds creative and technical excellence in the global video game industry. We bring together a diverse group of game players, game developers, and notable names from popular culture to celebrate and advance gaming’s position as the most immersive, challenging and inspiring form of entertainment.
Our Awards ceremony, held annually in December, celebrates both game creators and game players, and gives fans a sneak preview of games set to be released in the future. The program is broadcast globally, free-of-charge, on all gaming screens and digital platforms, and recognizes video games across PC, mobile, console, VR/AR, and also eSports.
Source: The Game Awards