Golden Joysticks start season roster

War of Awards, a video game award mega-battle, has announced the first video game nominees added to the 5th Annual program.

The first nominees entering this season’s list of contenders were drafted in from the Golden Joystick Awards, announced on November 16, 2018. The Golden Joystick Awards are selected through a public vote that’s open to fans from all around the world.

This year’s War of Awards includes 7 categories, with the introduction of a new ‘Multiplayer’ category.

The critically-acclaimed, God of War, landed three nominations for ‘Art Direction’, ‘Audio’, and ‘Narrative’ — all stemming from recent Golden Joystick victories from those respective categories.

Fortnite, in what some consider a remarkable upset against the AAA titles in the running, took home ‘Ultimate Game of the Year’ and secured its spot as a nominee in the War of Awards for ‘Game of the Year’.

With the Golden Joystick Awards kicking off the first winners of the season, the inaugural nominees in the 5th annual War of Awards are:

ART DIRECTION
God of War (Golden Joysticks)

AUDIO
God of War (Golden Joysticks)

CHARACTER/PERFORMER
Detroit: Become Human – Connor (Golden Joysticks)

DESIGN
No Comparable Wins Yet

GAME OF THE YEAR
Fortnite (Golden Joysticks)

NARRATIVE
God of War (Golden Joysticks)

BEST MULTIPLAYER
Monster Hunter: World (Golden Joysticks)
Fortnite (Golden Joysticks)

The next nominees will be announced shortly after the winners of The Game Awards are decided during their live event on December 6, 2018.

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

Fans can make and track predictions at warofawards.org before each precursor award and as the PAX East finale gets closer.

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