Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, Fortnite among The Game Awards 2018 nominees

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The list of nominees for The Game Awards 2018 has been revealed, with Red Dead Redemption 2 and God of War bagging eight nominations each.

The full list of nominees across 22 main categories (plus a further seven e-sports categories as well as Content Creator of the Year) can be found here (where you can also vote for your favourites). The games slugging it out for Game of the Year are Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, Celeste, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Monster Hunter World and Red Dead Redemption 2.

Other highlights include four nominations for Fortnite, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Celeste, and three apiece for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Destiny 2: Forsaken. This year’s Game Awards also let you vote for your favourite e-sports player and team; among the nominations for Content Creator of the Year are Ninja, Myth, Dr Lupo, Willyrex and Pokimane.

The Game Awards — the brainchild of popular presenter Geoff Keighley — will be broadcast from Los Angeles on Friday December 7, starting at 1.30am UK time. They will be streamed across all the expected channels; for more details regarding how to watch them, click here.