This year’s all digital Gamescom event kicks off on Thursday with Geoff Keighley’s Opening Night Live, but on Tuesday the nominees for the Gamescom Awards 2020 were also announced. The jury made up of German and international games journalists, YouTubers, and others in the industry made the nominations from over 140 submissions for several different categories.

Fans get to choose the winner in the categories Best Show and Best Streamer, as well as the Most Wanted award. Votes will be tallied on the official Gamescom website.

The following will be awarded during Opening Night Live.

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Grounded
  • The Medium
  • Watch Dogs Legion

Best Action game

  • Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Star Wars: Squadrons

Best Indie Game

  • Cris Tales
  • Curious Expedition 2
  • The Medium

Best Microsoft Game

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Grounded
  • Tell Me Why
Best Multiplayer Game

  • Dual Universe
  • NBA 2K21
  • Operation: Tango

Best Nintendo Switch Game

  • Black Book
  • Figment: Creed Valley
  • Little Nightmares 2

Best PlayStation Game

  • Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
  • Cyberpunk 2077

For a full list of nominees and awards, you can head to Gamescom’s official site. Opening Night Live will be live at 8 PM CEST / 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT on Thursday, and you can watch that on The Game Awards YouTube or Twitch channels.

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Mom, Army wife, talkative introvert and retail veteran are the best adjectives to describe this Midwestern native. Amanda has been playing games since Tomb Raider back in the ’90s. Fast forward 20-some-odd years, you’ll find her with a little less time on her hands, but she’ll still play anything with a great story and memorable characters. (Bonus points if there’s a female protagonist involved!) In her free time you’ll find her playing tabletop RPG’s with friends, and hanging out with her husband Adam, son Will, and Boykin Spaniel/Corgi/Blue Heeler mix Arya Bark!