The ongoing pandemic may have put a damper on 2020, with video games being the primary escape for many around the world. Fortnite continued to push boundaries this year, bringing players new ways to experience their favorite game.
The Game Awards is an annual awards show that highlights new games, evolving titles, and standout members of the gaming community. Despite the restrictions, the game awards will continue as planned on December 10.
Three years after the game’s release, Fortnite brought home three nominations in this year’s Game Awards: Best Ongoing Game, Best Community Support, and Best Esports Game.
Fortnite has been nominated alongside Apex Legends, Call of Duty: Warzone, Destiny 2. and No Man’s Sky in the category of Best Ongoing Game. We think it’s deserving of a win, here, after all that they’ve done in 2020.
Fortnite brought us to a whole new map late last year and continued to develop their new island over the course of 2020. Now, after over a year of development, we’re experiencing what might be the most ambitious crossover in the history of gaming in Season 4 – not to mention that this season feels like a return to form for the game.
What’s even more exciting is the upcoming event that should take place just before the Game Awards kick-off. By all accounts, the next season-ending event will be the biggest in the game’s history – a history that’s full of massive live events.
Let me express smth real quick to show how huge this event will bethis event has 2 encrypted paks a 721MB enc pak and a 500MB one they are probably Two times bigger than the biggest event pak we ever had + They are compressed so the size is way bigger ..— XTigerHyperX – Fortnite Leaks (@XTigerHyperX) November 18, 2020
Fortnite was also nominated for Best Community Support and Best Esports Game. The former would have been laughable at the beginning of the year, but Epic have begun communicating with the community, again.
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Best Esports Game seems like a long-shot for Fortnite. It’s in the category alongside games like Valorant, League of Legends, and CS:GO – all some of the strongest esports titles in gaming.
Fortnite has a strong competitive scene, but not nearly as strong as CS:GO and League, at least. Valorant is still young but that game looks to be taking esports very seriously as well. Tournaments like the FNCS have always felt like an afterthought to Epic Games.
while Epic and @TimSweeneyEpic has been trying to rally its Fortnite players to fight for them in their battle vs Apple (a cause I generally support), many of Fortnite’s biggest stars have been indifferent or straight up unsupportive because they feel Epic doesn’t listen to them— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) September 25, 2020
The Game Awards will stream live to viewers on December 10 – only a few days after the event that’s set to close Season 4. We’ll have to wait and see if this has any impact on the fandom of the game.
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