The Game Awards 2023 Reached 118M Livestreams


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By: Jason Siu


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Viewership of The Game Awards 2023 was up 15% year-over-year

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The Game Awards 2023 was packed full of trailers, world premieres, celebrities, advertisements, and short speeches. This year’s show set a new record for The Game Awards, with over 118 million global livestreams. This marks an increase of 15 percent year-over-year. These numbers not only are impressive but also highlight the significant growth of the video game industry over the last decade since the start of The Game Awards.

Since the show, there has been plenty of feedback on the limited time award winners were given to deliver their speeches. Many critics of The Game Awards 2023 argue that it overly prioritized trailers, advertisements, and celebrity appearances, while not allowing enough time for developers and voice actors on stage.

For those who missed the show, a complete list of this year’s winners is available below.

The Game Awards 2023 Full Winners List

  • Game of the Year: Baldur’s Gate 3 (review)
  • Best Game Direction: Alan Wake 2
  • Best Narrative: Alan Wake 2
  • Best Art Direction: Alan Wake 2
  • Best Score/Music: Final Fantasy 16 (review)
  • Best Audio Design: Hi-Fi Rush
  • Best Performance: Neil Newbon – Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Games for Impact: Tchia
  • Best Ongoing Game: Cyberpunk 2077
  • Best Indie Game: Sea of Stars (review)
  • Best Debut Indie Game: Cocoon (review)
  • Best Mobile Game: Honkai: Star Rail
  • Best Community Support: Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Best VR/AR Game: Resident Evil Village
  • Innovation in Accessibility: Forza Motorsport
  • Best Action Game: Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon (review)
  • Best Action/Adventure Game: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (review)
  • Best RPG: Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Best Fighting Game: Street Fighter 6 (review)
  • Best Family Game: Super Mario Bros. Wonder (review)
  • Best Sports / Racing Game: Forza Motorsport
  • Best Sim / Strategy Game: Pikmin 4 (review)
  • Best Multiplayer Game: Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Content Creator of the Year: IronMouse
  • Best Esports Athlete: Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok
  • Best Esports Coach: Christine “potter” Chi
  • Best Esports Event: 2023 League of Legends World Championship
  • Best Esports Game: Valorant
  • Best Esports Team: JD Gaming
  • Most Anticipated Game: Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth
  • Best Adaptation: The Last of Us
  • Players’ Voice: Baldur’s Gate 3

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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