Elden Ring, developed by FromSoftware studio, won the Best Videogame of the Year award at The Game Awards 2022, beating its main competitor in this version of God of War Ragnarok, by Santa MonicaStudio.
The Game Awards 2022, which are the awards that honor the best games of the year, was founded by entrepreneur Jeff Kelly in 2014, and in this version it was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles (USA) during the early hours of this Friday. 🇧🇷 In total, up to 32 awards were given, including the best mobile game or various “eSports” categories.
Winner of the 2021 Game of the Year, It Takes Two, Game Director Joseph Fares was responsible for announcing this year’s winner. And so, preceded by an interpretation of the soundtracks of the six nominated games, including Horizon Forbidden West and Stray and A Plague Tale Requiem, FromSoftware President Hidetaka Miyazaki had the Elden Ring trophy wrapped by his team.
Elden Ring is a role-playing video game (RPG) set in the Midlands, a place ruled by heroes who have inherited the blood of Queen Márika the Eternal, which players will have to traverse on their way to Elden Circle. Its story was created by George R.R. Martin, writer of the Song of Ice and Fire novels that inspired the Game of Thrones series, and its director, Miyazaki, is the creator of notable FromSoftware titles such as Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, Bloodborne and Sekiro.
In addition, Elden Ring won in three other categories, Best Direction, Best RPG and Best Art Direction. “We want to express our gratitude to all the fans who have supported us. We are making games in the best possible way thanks to you,” added Hidetaka Miyazaki.
However, God of War Ragnarok was another favorite at the ceremony, becoming the highest scoring video game in up to six categories: Best Action Game; Best Performance, with Christopher Judge, who plays the protagonist Kratos; better music and sound; Best Sound Design, Accessibility Innovation Award and Best Storytelling.
This new installment of the video game distributed by Sony bases its plot on the game’s protagonists, Kratos and Atreus, who must travel to each of the nine realms in search of answers, while the Asgardian forces prepare for the prophesied battle that will spell the end of the world.
Other games with more awards in this edition of The Game Awards were Stray, for Best Indie Game and Best Debut Indie Game; Final Fantasy XIV, in the Best Community Support and Best Game as a Service categories; and Gran Turismo 7, which was awarded Best Sports Game.
For Best Action Game, it was nominated for Bayonetta 3. Similarly, Multiversus won Best Fighting Game and Splatoon 3 won Best Multiplayer Game. In keeping with that theme, Best Strategy Game went to Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope and Best Mobile Game went to Marvel Snap.
In addition to these video games, Moss: Book II won Best VR/AR Game and Ludwig won Best Content Creator. On the other hand, Arcane: League of Legends was the best adaptation and the most anticipated game was The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. Finally, As Dusk Falls won the Games for Impact award and Best Family Game went to Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
In terms of dedicated esports categories, Riot Games’ Valorant was voted best game. It is a “shooter” type game that takes place in both first-person and multiplayer modes. In this game, tactics and precision in the use of weapons are valued in order to win.
Jacob ‘Yay’ Whiteaker was named esports player of the year and Loud was the best on the team. In that sense, Matheus “Bizca” Tarasconi was the best coach in the sector and the most crowned event was the 2022 League of Legends World Cup.