Australian Games Awards finalists announced, voting open

The finalists for the inaugural Australian Games Awards have been announced today. From over 5,500 nominations, across 10-days, the finalists have been reduced to 282. These 282 individuals will compete across 30 categories.

Some nominees appear multiple times and across multiple categories and overall, the nomination process has shown that there is a demand for these kinds of awards in Australia.

Joel Van Daal, Director of the Australian Games Awards said, “We were utterly blown away with the response to the call for nominations and are excited to see the scale of the voting period.”

Australian Games Awards

PowerUp! has been nominated in two categories;

  • Best Gaming Publication 
  • Best Journalist – Leo Stevenson 

With voting now open, the Australian Games community will decide the ultimate winners. Voting closes Midnight, Friday, December 7, 2018.

Go here to lodge your vote.

Those wishing to attend the event are able to purchase tickets from the official website.

The event is shaping up to be an incredible one and Director Joel Van Daal said;

We are just over three weeks away from the event, which is shaping up to be the biggest celebration of video game culture in Australian history, and we can’t wait to celebrate it with the community

The full list of nominees follows (thanks to Press Start).

Action/Adventure Title of the Yea

  • Assassins Creed: Odyssey
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Fallout 76
  • Far Cry 5
  • God of War
  • Hand of Fate 2
  • Hollow Knight
  • Kingdom Come Deliverance
  • Marvels Spider-Man
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Red Dead Redemption II
  • Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas
  • Yakuza 6

Audio Brand of the Year

  • Astro
  • Audio-Technica
  • Corsair
  • HyperX
  • Logitech G
  • LucidSound
  • Plantronics
  • SteelSeries
  • Turtle Beach
  • Zowie

Australian Developed Game of the Year

  • An Aspie Life
  • Damsel
  • Death Squared
  • Florence
  • Hand of Fate 2
  • Hollow Knight
  • Infliction
  • Objects in Space
  • Paperbark
  • Piffle
  • Storm Boy
  • The Gardens Between
  • VR Regatta

Breakout Creator of the Year

  • Cardboard Cowboy
  • Carlaful
  • Charlie Rosco
  • Crayator
  • Duke_of_Flukes
  • Eystreem
  • Game On AUS
  • LadyKezza
  • LegendTriks
  • Lildeviltan
  • Pestily
  • Retro Gamer Girl

Controller and Accessories Brand of the Year

  • 8Bitdo
  • AKRacing
  • Corsair
  • HyperX
  • Kontrol Freek
  • Official Xbox
  • Official Nintendo
  • Official PlayStation
  • PowerA
  • Razer
  • SCUF Gaming
  • Steelseries

Cosplayer of the Year

  • A.K. Wirru
  • Astro Kerrie
  • Beke Cosplay
  • CosPlay Chris
  • Henchwench
  • Infamous by Laura
  • Just Yeliz
  • LounaTuna
  • Nichameleon
  • Shiiva Cosplay
  • Variable Cosplay
  • Vera Chimera
  • Whereisdanielle
  • Will-O-Wisps

Creator of the Year

  • Bajo
  • ChampChong
  • Chinglish
  • Deligracy
  • iamfallfromgrace
  • James Turner
  • Lachlan
  • Lazarbeam
  • Loserfruit
  • Muselk
  • Naysy
  • Stabbies
  • TheMasterBucks
  • Vondle
  • Wyld

Esports Personality of the Yea

  • Ben Green
  • Danny “DK” Kim
  • Geordie ‘Mac’ McAleer
  • Jake “Hysterics” Osypenko
  • Jake Tiberi
  • Jordan “ElfishGuy” Mays
  • Michelle Mannering
  • Miles Ross
  • Nathan Patrick
  • Simon “amFlea” Davis
  • Vandie
  • Yumi Cheeseman

Esports Title of the Yea

  • Counter Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Drone Legion
  • FIFA 19
  • GT Sport
  • League of Legends
  • NBA 2K19
  • Overwatch
  • Rocket League
  • StarCraft 2
  • Street Fighter V
  • Tom Clancy Rainbow Six: Siege

Family/Kids Title of Year

  • Just Dance 2019
  • Kirby Star Allies
  • Overcooked 2
  • Piffle
  • Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee
  • Spotty Bear – A Spot a of Bother
  • Spyro Reignited trilogy
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas
  • Storm Boy
  • Super Mario Party
  • Unravel 2

Game Of The Year

  • Assassins Creed: Odyssey
  • Battlefield V
  • Call Of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Fallout 76
  • Far Cry 5
  • FIFA 19
  • Fortnite
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • God of War
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Red Dead Redemption II
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Super Mario Party
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Gaming Publication of the Year

  • Digitally Downloaded
  • Fandom Australia
  • Filthy Casuals Podcast
  • Game Informer Australia
  • Game On Australia
  • Gamers Classified
  • GameSpot
  • Gamey Gamey Game
  • Good Game Spawn Point
  • Goto.Game
  • IGN Australia
  • Kotaku Australia
  • OnlySP
  • Pedestrian.TV
  • Pixel Sift
  • Player2.net.au
  • PowerUp!
  • Press-Start Australia
  • Respawn ninja
  • Rocket Chainsaw
  • Snowball Esports
  • STACK Magazine
  • Stevivor
  • Vooks
  • Well Played

Independent Game of the Year

  • Celeste
  • Damsel
  • Dead Cells
  • Fe
  • Florence
  • Hand of Fate 2
  • Hollow Knight
  • Paperbark
  • Return of the Obra Din
  • Storm Boy
  • The Gardens Between

Journalist of the Year

  • Agus Berry
  • Alex Walker
  • Alice Clarke
  • Andrew Wray
  • Ben Salter
  • Daniel Vuckovic
  • David Milner
  • Derek “Dez” Maggs
  • Ewan Roxburgh
  • Hope Corrigan
  • James Cottee
  • James O’Connor
  • James Swinbanks
  • Jason Imms
  • Jess Zammit
  • Joab Gilroy
  • Leo Stevenson
  • Lucy O’Brien
  • Luke Lawrie
  • Luke Reilly
  • Mark Serrels
  • Matt Hewson
  • Rae Johnston
  • Shannon Grixti
  • Steve Wright

Mixer Creator of the Year

  • Bunny-Pie
  • Choadas
  • Duke of Flukes
  • KTLODO
  • LegendTriks
  • LilDevilTan
  • MagiktheGamer
  • MaskedNozza
  • Mikpwn
  • MissZee
  • OzzyKent
  • Pacedd
  • Tas7e
  • TwoForFive

Mobile/Handheld Title of the Year

  • Agent of Love
  • Asphalt 9: Legends
  • Dragonball Legends
  • Fortnite
  • Jurrasic World Alive
  • Octopath Traveller
  • Paperbark
  • Piffle
  • Storm Boy

Multiplayer/Online Title of the Year

  • Battlefield V
  • Call Of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  • Fallout 76
  • Farcry 5
  • Fortnite
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Player Unknown’s Battleground
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Organisation of the Year

  • Athletico
  • AVANT Gaming
  • Chiefs Esports Club
  • Dark Sided
  • FNATIC
  • Grayhoundgaming
  • Justice Esports
  • Kanga Esports
  • Legacy Esports
  • Mindfreak
  • ORDER
  • Tainted Minds

Play of the Year


Player of the Year

  • Acez-Fnatic
  • AliStair
  • Ashley “Trill” Powell
  • Christian ‘ROF’ Dedaljia
  • Dickstacey
  • DiGeDoG
  • Drippay
  • EmoRin
  • Ethan.ATH
  • Futwiz Jamie
  • Hayden ‘Damage’ Handakas
  • Jouxy
  • Justin “jks” Savage
  • Lusty-Fnatic
  • Magnet.fantic
  • Neophyter-Fnatic
  • Rizraz-Fnatic
  • Scott “Custa” Kennedy
  • Shockz

RPG of the Year

  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  • Detroit Become human
  • Fallout 76
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Pokemon Let’s Go
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4
  • Vampyr

Shooter of the Year

  • Battlefield V
  • Call Of Duty Black Ops IIII
  • Escape From Tarkov
  • Far Cry 5
  • Fortnite
  • Player Unknowns Battlegrounds

Social Media God

  • BajoPants
  • Charlie Rosco
  • conkyOCE
  • Dash Gamer
  • genelle_aimee
  • Iamfallfromgrace
  • Jack Huddo
  • Lauren “lozunnie” Elwood
  • manfightdragon
  • marben
  • Muselk
  • Paris Winston
  • Retro Gamer Guy
  • TheClickCrew
  • vook64

Sports, Racing or Fighting Title of the Year

  • Dragonball FighterZ
  • Drone Legion
  • F1 2018
  • FIFA 19
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • NBA 2K19
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • UFC 3
  • VR Regatta
  • WWE 2K19

Strategy Title of the Year

  • The Banner Saga 3
  • Frostpunk
  • into the breach
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4

Tabletop of the Year

  • Fallout Wasteland Warfare
  • Good Society: A Jane Austen Roleplaying Game
  • Oracle by Ash McAllan
  • Reign by Garage Games Australia
  • Scoffton
  • Spirits of Carter Mansion
  • Terrible Candidates
  • The Blood Must Flow by Luke Jordan
  • The Brigade by RedGenieGames
  • Unfair Expansion: Alien B-movie Dinosaur Western

Team of the Year

  • Athletico – Rainbow Six
  • Avant Gaming – LOL
  • Dark Sided – Fighting Games
  • FNATIC – Rainbow Six
  • Grayhound – CS:GO
  • Justice Esports – Rocket League
  • Mindfreak – COD
  • Oddity – Rainbow Six
  • ORDER – CS:GO
  • Tainted Minds – COD
  • The Chiefs – Rocket League

The Gamechanger

  • Alice Clarke
  • Dr Alayna Cole
  • Jess Zammit
  • Lucy O’Brien
  • Max Laughton
  • Rae Johnston
  • Steve Wright
  • Vee Pendergrast

Twitch Creator of the Year

  • Anais “Naysy” Riley
  • AstroKittyLive
  • Bazza Gazza
  • BlessRNG
  • Bluntnate
  • Cayinator
  • ChinglinshTV
  • Crayator
  • fasffy
  • Geekgg
  • heyimbee
  • IAMFALLFROMGRACE
  • KidKerrigan
  • LiquidWifi
  • Loserfruit
  • Pestily
  • Raejayy
  • Rudeism
  • Sam Green Media
  • ScopicTV
  • Seriesofblurs
  • Steven ‘Bajo’ O’Donnell
  • TobyontheTele
  • WetForJesus
  • Wyld

YouTube Creator of the Year

  • Bajo
  • BazzaGazza
  • Bordie
  • Camelworks
  • ChampChong
  • Cutzy
  • Darkmyre Gaming
  • Deligracy
  • Eystreem
  • he Sim Supply
  • Iamfallfromgrace
  • Jarrad HD
  • Lachlan
  • LazarBeam
  • Loserfruit
  • MasterBucks
  • Muselk
  • MyelinGames
  • SparringDK
  • Stimpee
  • The Last Gamer
  • Zuckles

 

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Leo Stevensonhttps://powerup-gaming.com/
I've been playing games for the past 27 years and have been writing for almost as long. Combining two passions in the way I'm able is a true privilege. PowerUp! is a labour of love and one I am so excited to share.

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