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gamescom: gamescom award 2019: „And the winners are...!“

+++ "Dreams" from Sony Interactive Entertainment wins in two categories +++ Sony can be pleased with a total of three Awards, Ubisoft with two +++ gamescom "Most Wanted" Consumer Award and other awards will be presented on the gamescom Saturday as of 3:30 p.m. in the IGN@gamescom now studio (hall 7, B60) +++

» The first winners of the most coveted prizes of the European computer and video games industry have been decided. In the context of gamescom: Opening Night Live, hosted by Geoff Keighley, the gamescom awards were presented in a total of nine genre and five platform categories. More than 1,500 spectators were present live and on location, as well as many more gamescom fans with the live stream on www.gamescom.de. More than 160 submissions were received at the award office, which was again managed by the Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur (Digital Game Culture Foundation) this year.

The winners of the gamescom awards 2019 have been decided: the games module "Dreams" from Sony Interactive Entertainment wins in the categories of Best Sony PlayStation 4 Game and Most Original Game. Another Sony title, "Concrete Genie", was also chosen by the jury as Best Family Game. The remake of "The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening", was distinguished as Best Nintendo Switch Game, and "Gears 5" as the Best Microsoft Xbox One Game.

Codemasters, Koch Media and Ubisoft can also be pleased with further distinctions: Codemasters′ title "Grid" and Koch Media′s "Wasteland 3" were honoured as Best Racing Game or Best Roleplaying Game, Ubisoft′s "Roller Champions" is the Best Sports Game and "Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint" the Best PC Game.

All winning titles in the genre and platform category groups are eligible for the top award of Best of Gamescom, presented by the gamescom award jury. The categories of Best Hardware / Technology, Best Multiplayer Game, Best Ongoing Game and Best VR / AR Game are evaluated by the international jury of experts during gamescom and presented on the gamescom Saturday as of 3:30 p.m. in the IGN@gamescom now studio. The winners in the other jury categories, such as Best Games Company, Best of CAMPUS and the gamescom Indie Award, as well as various fan categories, including the gamescom "Most Wanted" Consumer Award and Best Streamer/Let’s Player awards will then also be announced.

An overview of the already decided winners of the gamescom awards 2019:

Category Group: Genre

Best Action Adventure Game
Blacksad: Under the Skin, astragon Entertainment


Best Action Game
DOOM Eternal, ZeniMax Germany


Best Family Game
Concrete Genie, Sony Interactive Entertainment


Best Racing Game
Grid, Codemasters


Best Role Playing Game
Wasteland 3, Koch Media


Best Simulation Game
Planet Zoo, Frontier


Best Sports Game
Roller Champions, Ubisoft


Best Strategy Game
Desperados III, THQ Nordic


Most Original Game
Dreams, Sony Interactive Entertainment


Category Group: Platform

Best Microsoft Xbox One Game
Gears 5, Microsoft


Best Nintendo Switch Game
The Legend of Zelda: Link′s Awakening, Nintendo


Best Sony PlayStation 4 Game
Dreams, Sony Interactive Entertainment


Best Mobile Game
Battle Chasers: Nightwar - Mobile Edition, HandyGames


Best PC Game
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Ubisoft

The following categories will be presented on the gamescom Saturday, 24 August 2019, as of 3:30 p.m. in the IGN@gamescom now studio:

Category Group: Best of gamescom
Best of gamescom


Category Group: Genre
Best VR / AR Game (Jury category)
Best Hardware / Technology (Jury category)
Best Multi-Player Game (Jury category)
Best?Ongoing?Game?(Jury category)

Category Group: gamescom global Awards
Best Games Company(Jury category)
HEART OF GAMING Award (Jury category)

Category Group: gamescom Indie Award
gamescom Indie Award(Jury category)

Category Group: Best of CAMPUS
Best of CAMPUS(Jury category)


Best Booth (Fan category)
Best Booth (Fan category)
Best Streamer/Let′s Player (Fan category)
gamescom "Most Wanted" Consumer Award (Fan category)


About gamescom
gamescom is the world’s largest event for computer and video games and Europe’s largest business platform for the games industry. Hundreds of thousands of visitors from more than a hundred countries celebrate the latest games live at the event in Cologne. They are joined by millions of fans across the globe on digital channels. With the business area, the entertainment area, the developer conference devcom, the gamescom congress and the gamescom city festival, gamescom covers games culture in all its diversity. In 2019, gamescom opens its doors to trade visitors on Tuesday, 20 August 2019, and to members of the public on Wednesday, 21 August 2019. gamescom is jointly organised by Koelnmesse and game – the German Games Industry Association.

Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility:
Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising trade fairs in the Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility segments. Trade fairs like photokina, DMEXCO, gamescom, gamescom asia, INTERMOT and THE TIRE COLOGNE are established as leading international trade fairs. Koelnmesse not only organises trade fairs in these areas in Cologne, but also in other growth markets like, for example, China, Singapore and Thailand, which have different areas of focus and content. These global activities offer customers of Koelnmesse tailor-made events in different markets, which guarantee sustainable and international business.

The next events:
gamescom - The world′s largest trade fair and event highlight for interactive games and entertainment (with trade visitor and media day), Cologne 20.08. - 24.08.2019
DMEXCO, Cologne 11.09. - 12.09.2019
photokina - IMAGING UNLIMITED, Cologne 27.05. - 30.05.2020



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Quelle: Press Release - No. 26 / August 2019, Cologne

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