Watch The Game Awards 2021 live right here!

watch the game awards 2021

The year is already almost over, and that means it’s video game awards season. No show draws more attention than The Game Awards hosted annually by Geoff Keighley since 2014. This year’s event will be an in-person affair, marking a return to form after COVID forced a digital-only show last year. As usual, it will feature a mixture of accolades, trailers, and musical performances. The pre-show kicks off at 4:30 p.m. Pacific / 7:30 p.m. Eastern, which is 12:30 a.m. (Friday) in the UK. The full show starts a half-hour later, although there’s relatively little difference between the two. You can watch it all live right here by clicking below!

Watch The Game Awards 2021

About the show

The Game Awards 2021 will last for approximately 3 hours, plus an additional half-hour for the pre-show. You can check out the full list of categories and nominees by clicking here. We also have some idea of what we can expect for reveals, as a few have been teased ahead of time.

If you watch The Game Awards 2021, you’ll catch a new movie trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and our first look at the next Sonic video game. We also know that former Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime will be making an appearance. Keighley has also been teasing a big reveal that’s been in the works for two and a half years. In the past, Nintendo has used the show to reveal Smash fighters, unveil Zelda trailers, and more.

Ben Lamoreux
Nintendo Enthusiast's Managing Editor. I grew up on Super Nintendo and never stopped playing. Been writing video game news, opinions, reviews, and interviews professionally for over a decade. Favorite franchises include Zelda, Metroid, and Mother.