Video Game Awards 2021

Weekly Recon Gaming Awards

Welcome to the first annual Weekly Recon Video Game Awards. This is where we, as a community, come together and recognize some of the best achievements across gaming and esports in 2021. Help us celebrate the video game industry by voting for a nominee in each of the 9 categories below. Voting closes on December 5th and the winners will be crowned on December 6th.

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Video Game Of The Year

  1. Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart VOTE

  2. Psychonauts 2 VOTE

  3. Metroid Dread VOTE

  4. Returnal VOTE

  5. Resident Evil Village VOTE

  6. Forza Horizon 5 VOTE


Best Story

  1. It Takes Two VOTE

  2. Life Is Strange: True Colours VOTE

  3. Kena: Bridge of Spirits VOTE

  4. Deathloop VOTE

  5. Far Cry 6 VOTE

  6. Guardians of the Galaxy VOTE


Best Multiplayer

  1. Call of Duty: Vanguard VOTE

  2. Battlefield 2042 VOTE

  3. Pokemon Unite VOTE

  4. Halo Infinite VOTE

  5. Valheim VOTE

  6. New World VOTE


Best Post-Launch Content

  1. Ghost of Tsushima: Iki Island VOTE

  2. Death Stranding Director’s Cut VOTE

  3. Hitman 3: Seven Deadly Sins VOTE

  4. Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part Two VOTE

  5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition VOTE

  6. Marvel’s Avengers: War for Wakanda VOTE


Guilty Pleasure

  1. Minecraft VOTE

  2. Grand Theft Auto V VOTE

  3. Fortnite VOTE

  4. Call of Duty: Warzone VOTE

  5. Rocket League VOTE

  6. Apex Legends VOTE


Most Anticipated Game Of 2022

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 VOTE

  2. Elden Ring VOTE

  3. God of War Ragnarok VOTE

  4. Horizon Forbidden West VOTE

  5. Gotham Knights VOTE

  6. Starfield VOTE


Esports Team Of The Year

  1. Atlanta FaZe (Call of Duty) VOTE

  2. Sentinels (Valorant) VOTE

  3. Edward Gaming (League of Legends) VOTE

  4. Team Spirit (Dota 2) VOTE

  5. Natus Vincere (CS:GO) VOTE

  6. Shanghai Dragons (Overwatch) VOTE


Esports Player Of The Year

  1. Heo “ShowMaker” Su (League of Legends) VOTE

  2. Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev (CS:GO) VOTE

  3. Magomed “Collapse” Khalilov (Dota 2) VOTE

  4. Tyson “TenZ” Ngo (Valorant) VOTE

  5. Jae-won “LIP” Lee (Overwatch) VOTE

  6. Emmalee “EMUHLEET” Garrido (Valorant) VOTE


Streamer Of The Year

  1. xQc VOTE

  2. Nickmercs VOTE

  3. TimTheTatman VOTE

  4. Dr Disrespect VOTE

  5. Valkyrae VOTE

  6. Ludwig VOTE