How to Watch The Game Awards and What to Expect | IGN

It’s about that time where we look back on all the games that came out over the last year and discuss the spectacular achievements the games industry has made. The Game Awards is an annual event that brings those members of the game industry and people who love gaming together to honor those special achievements and the individuals who made it all possible. That’s not all − there’ll be musical performances, celebrity presenters, and even some surprise game announcements and reveals. Here’s everything you need to know to make sure you don’t miss it.

The Game Awards 2020 Date and Start Time

The Game Awards takes place on December 10 and will lead with a 30-minute pre-show hosted by Sydnee Goodman. Since it’s a live event, it’s hard to say exactly how long the show itself will be, but it typically lasts for about three hours. If you’re worried about missing any potential news, you might want to tune in for the pre-show festivities as Geoff Keighley announced viewers can expect five world premieres and a musical performance during that time alone. Here are the times The Game Awards pre-show starts:

  • 3:30pm PT
  • 6:30pm ET
  • 12:30am BST
  • 9:30am AEST

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How to Watch The Game Awards 2020

We’ll be hosting the stream for The Game Awards here on IGN and on our accounts across all major platforms including YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, and Facebook. Here’s the full list of places we’ll be streaming The Game Awards so you can watch it on your preferred platform:

The Game Awards 2020 Presenters

As usual, you can expect to see a variety of talent at the awards show. From well-known actors and developers to music artists, a well-known sports analyst, and even a… Muppet? Here’s the list of all the presenters that have been confirmed to be at The Game Awards this year:

  • Christopher Nolan
  • Swedish Chef from The Muppets
  • Brie Larson
  • Gal Gadot
  • Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam (performing)
  • Tom Holland
  • Troy Baker
  • Reggie Fils-Aimé
  • Stephen A. Smith
  • John David Washington
  • Nolan North
  • Josef Fares

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Game Announcements and Trailers to Expect

Every year, game announcements and trailers are sprinkled throughout the awards show. Some are teased prior to the event while others are kept under wraps and make for a fun surprise reveal. Below is a list of game announcements and trailers that were officially confirmed to be featured at The Game Awards:

  • The world premiere of Call of Duty Black Ops: Warzone Season One gameplay trailer
  • An early look at the next Dragon Age adventure
  • A first look at a new Among Us map
  • A Fall Guys Season 3 announcement trailer
  • An Elite Dangerous: Odyssey gameplay trailer
  • A Warhammer 40,000: Darktide 4-player co-op gameplay video

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