The Game Awards Will Be Livestreamed on Twitter Dec. 6

Fans can vote via a special direct message experience

Fans can vote via Twitter DM Twitter Gaming
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Video game and esports awards show The Game Awards 2018 will be livestreamed on Twitter for the third consecutive year.

A preshow will be livestreamed via @thegameawards at 5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET Dec. 6, followed by the two-hour event, and it can be accessed by logged-in and logged-out users.

The livestream will also feature a timeline displaying real-time conversation about The Game Awards, with the opportunity for viewers to chime in via tweet.

Live comments from Twitter on the event and results from Twitter polls will be integrated into the livestream.

Fans can use a special direct message experience to vote for the winners of the night’s biggest awards.

Also, for the first time ever, the #TwitterGamingAward will be handed out, also voted on by fans.

Nominees (listed below) are the moments that generated the best conversation on Twitter in 2018, and the winner will receive a custom Twitter-inspired trophy and a special hashtag-triggered emoji.

The nominees for the #TwitterGamingAward are:

  • Cloud9 Wins #ELEAGUE Major
  • Ninja & Drake Duo in Fortnite
  • Epic #NintendoE3 Announcement
  • #SpiderManPS4 Photo Mode
  • #BlackOps4 Launch
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Finally, a special hashtag-triggered emoji will appear in tweets containing #TheGameAwards. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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