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The Game Awards will be coming to fans a day earlier this year. One of the biggest shows in gaming will be heading to fans on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, and it will be packed with major industry professionals, special guests, musical performances, and, of course, games. There are tons of games nominated, and there will surely be some major reveals and announcements at the show as well. This will also be the first time The Game Awards has had a live audience since 2019, so fans can expect this year’s celebration to be even bigger than before. With that said, here’s how to tune into the show to see the event.


First and foremost, The Game Awards will be free to access for anyone who is streaming it at home. Like in previous years, there will be a pre-show 30 minutes before the main event where presenters will discuss the show. The actual ceremony will start at 5:00 pm PT, 7:00 pm CT, 7:00 pm BRT, 8:00 pm ET, 10:00 BRT, Friday morning at 1:00 am GMT, and Friday morning at 10:00 am JST.

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Where to Stream The Game Awards 2022

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There will be a variety of platforms to stream The Game Awards. The main way to access the event is on The Game Awards’ official YouTube channel, which will, of course, stream the event live. The show will also stream on Twitch, and several other outlets like IGN and GameSpot will likely broadcast their own coverage of the event and provide commentary and updates.

Likewise, there will be dozens of “co-streamers” who will be streaming the show on Twitch to their audiences and reacting and discussing the show in real-time alongside their viewers. The Game Awards also has an official Discord that fans can join that will give them access to stream the event with the rest of the members of the Discord, exclusive AMAs with special guests, and more exclusives as the awards draw neared.

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What to Expect From the 2022 Game Awards

The Game Awards is much more than just an award ceremony. It has grown to become a major gaming event where there are just as many announcements and gaming reveals as there are awards given out at the show. Previous events have shown the reveal of games like Elden Ring and Alan Wake 2 as well as Sonic Frontiers‘ first gameplay reveal. There will surely be some major announcements to come from this year’s Game Awards. Plus, this will be the first live Game Awards since 2019, so there will likely be several impressive guests and segments prepared for the return to the live show.

The Game Awards also tends to feature some impressive musical guests and amazing orchestral performances celebrating music in video games. Combine that with the surprise guests and industry legends appearing on stage, and fans will have a lot to look forward to for the ceremony. There will be many spectacular things to come from this year’s Game Awards, and one can’t forget about the games.

While there will certainly be a ton of great events and surprises at The Game Awards, the main attraction is the games. This is meant to be a celebration and award for all the video games that have been released this year. 2022 was a fantastic year for video games, and it’s great to see so many strong and amazing contenders in each category. Naturally, fans don’t always agree on which game should be crowned Game of the Year, but that discussion and debate are part of the fun. Regardless of the results, it’s wonderful that so many games are getting recognized and that the people behind the games are being recognized for their hard work.

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