Valorant Awarded Best Esports Game Of The Year

Valorant Awarded Best Esports Game Of The Year

The Game Awards 2022 has just concluded, and big news from the world of gaming was announced – from new titles to sequels and DLCS.

One of the awards that were given out was the Best Esports game of 2022.

Valorant walked away with the crown for the first time – snatching the win away from another Riot title, League of Legends. The accolade was conferred based on tournaments featuring the title, the community support it has received, content updates, and more. Last year, League of Legends was the winner of the same award.

Other big wins from the Valorant scene include Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker winning the Best Esports Athlete award – beating other names like faker, Karrigan and S1mple. Bzka from MIBR meanwhile won the best Esports Coach title and LOUD won the best Esports Team award.

Here is the full list of winners:

GAME OF THE YEAR: Elden Ring (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco) 

BEST GAME DIRECTION: Elden Ring (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco)

BEST NARRATIVE: God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)

BEST ART DIRECTION: Elden Ring (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco)

BEST SCORE AND MUSIC: Bear McCreary, God of War Ragnarök

BEST AUDIO DESIGN: God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)

BEST PERFORMANCE: Christopher Judge, God of War Ragnarök

GAMES FOR IMPACT: As Dusk Falls (Interior Night/Xbox Game Studios)

BEST ONGOING GAME: FINAL FANTASY XIV (Square Enix)

BEST INDIE: Stray (BlueTwelve Studio/Annapurna)

BEST DEBUT INDIE: Stray (BlueTwelve Studio/Annapurna)

BEST COMMUNITY SUPPORT, PRESENTED BY DISCORD: FINAL FANTASY XIV (Square Enix)

BEST MOBILE: MARVEL SNAP (Second Dinner Studios/Nuverse)

BEST VR/AR: Moss: Book II (Polyarc)

BEST ACTION: Bayonetta 3 (Platinum Games/Nintendo)

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE: God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)

BEST ROLE PLAYING: Elden Ring (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco)

BEST FIGHTING: MultiVersus (Player First Games/WB Games)

BEST FAMILY: Kirby and the Forgotten Land (HAL Laboratory / Nintendo) 

BEST SIM/STRATEGY: Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Ubisoft Milan/Paris/Ubisoft)

BEST SPORTS/RACING: Gran Turismo 7 (Polyphony Digital/SIE)

BEST MULTIPLAYER: Splatoon 3 (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)

MOST ANTICIPATED: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)

CONTENT CREATOR OF THE YEAR: Ludwig

BEST ADAPTATION: Arcane: League of Legends (Fortiche/Riot Games/Netflix)

INNOVATION IN ACCESSIBILITY: God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)

BEST ESPORTS GAME: VALORANT (Riot Games)

BEST ESPORTS ATHLETE: Jacob “Yay” Whiteaker (Cloud9, Valorant)

BEST ESPORTS TEAM: LOUD (Valorant)

BEST ESPORTS COACH: Matheus “bzkA” Tarasconi (LOUD, VALORANT)

BEST ESPORTS EVENT: 2022 League of Legends World Championship 

Players Voice: Genshin Impact (miHoYo)

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