December 10-2018
The Game Awards add ‘God of War’ to war of awards roster

War of Awards, a video game award mega-battle, has announced the latest video game nominees added to the fifth Annual program.This year’s extensive display that was the 2018 Game Awards has eventually concluded after more than 3 hours of trailers, adverts, exclusives, performances and interviews. But sprinked amongst the evening’s flashy festivities were some interesting game considerations, wins, and acceptance speeches.

The latest nominees were drafted in from The Game Awards, announced recently, with producer Geoff Keighley. The Game Awards are voted publicly with a final panel of industry judges that make the official decision.

The critically-acclaimed, Red Dead Redemption 2, landed three nominations for audio, character/performance, and narrative — all stemming from recent victories in those respective categories at The Game Awards.

Return of the Obra Dinn, a game known for its wildly minimalist yet remarkably stylised art, won Art Direction from the Keighley-led show in a surprising upset, beating AAA giants such as God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2.

The second rounds of nominees in the fifth annual War of Awards are now:

Art Direction
God of War (Golden Joysticks)
Return of the Obra Dinn (Game Awards)

Audio
God of War (Golden Joysticks)
Red Dead Redemption 2 (Game Awards)

Character/Performer
Detroit: Become Human – Connor (Golden Joysticks)
Red Dead Redemption 2 – Arthur Morgan (Game Awards)

Design
No Comparable Wins Yet

Game of the Year
Fortnite (Golden Joysticks)
God of War (Game Awards)

Narrative
God of War (Golden Joysticks)
Red Dead Redemption 2 (Game Awards)

Best Multiplayer
Monster Hunter: World (Golden Joysticks)
Fortnite (Golden Joysticks, Game Awards)

The next nominees will be announced shortly after the winners of the DICE Awards are decided on 13 February 2019.

Final winners in the War of Awards will be determined at the end of the current award season using an Iowa caucus live debate format by attendees of PAX East, the Penny Arcade Expo held March 2019 in Boston.