Game Awards 2023 start time countdown PT, ET, UK GMT and where to watch

Game Awards 2023 start time countdown PT, ET, UK GMT and where to watch
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It has been a remarkable year in regard to video game releases. We’ve truly been blessed with a jampacked year, and here’s hoping 2024 is anywhere near as good. While the heavy number of AAA game releases is over, the good news is that the Game Awards 2023 start date and time countdown for PT, ET, and UK GMT is just over the horizon. Here you will discoverly exactly when the event will start along with how to watch.

It’s been an incredible December so far. The GTA 6 trailer came out early and has over 100 million views, and Avatar Frontiers of Pandora is now available to play. Not to mention there’s the free Cyberpunk 2077 2.1 update available to download for every owner of the game on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Baldur’s Gate 3 is also finally joining Xbox this month, and there other things to anticipate such as the Epic Games store 15 days of free games.

While all of the above is exciting, so too is the Game Awards 2023. There should be plenty of game reveals and stunning trailers, so be sure to get some snacks ready for the event.

Game Awards 2023 start date

The start date for the Game Awards 2023 is December 7th/8th. This is confirmed on the event’s official website. It will be hosted by Geoff Keighley once more, and there will be numerous appearances from developers, voice actors, and famous celebrities.

The game of the year nominees are as follows:

  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  •  Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
  •  Alan Wake 2
  •  Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  •  Resident Evil 4 Remake
  •  Super Mario Bros Wonder

All of the above games deserve to be nominated for this year’s main prize. Our Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 review rewarded it with a 10/10, and all of the other nominees are 10/10 masterpieces, too. Baldur’s Gate 3 and Tears of the Kingdom are the favorites to take home the prize, but Alan Wake 2 is a serious contender.

When does the Game Awards 2023 start?

The start time for the Game Awards 2023 is 4:30 PM PT/ 7:30 PM ET on December 7th, and 12:30 AM GMT on December 8th. This is when the opening act will start per the official FAQ. Unfortunately, it’s another late night if you plan to watch in the United Kingdom.

TGA Start time US PT, ET

  • 4:30 PM PT on Thursday, December 7th
  • 7:30 PM ET on Thursday, December 7th

TGA Start time UK GMT

  • 12:30 AM GMT on Friday, December 8th

How to watch The Game Awards 2023

You can watch the Game Awards 2023 live on either the official website, or you can watch it on YouTube or Twitch. Your favorite YouTuber may also be co-streaming it with their running commentary.

Geoff Keighley has shared how long the event will last, and it is planned to run two-and-a-half to three hours. If you don’t mind spoilers, some exciting leaks and rumors have surfaced. None of these are official, but they speculate that a new Arkane game will be shown as well as possible God of War Ragnarok DLC or a half-sequel.

Game Awards 2023 FAQ

What time does the Game Awards 2023 start?

The Game Awards 2023 starts at 4:30 PM PT/7:30 PM ET on December 7th, and 12:30 AM GMT on December 8th.

How long is the event?

It is expected to last three and a half hours.

Where to watch

You can watch the event live on the Game Awards official website, YouTube, or Twitch channels.

What are the Game of the Year nominees?

The game of the year nominees are Baldur’s Gate 3, Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, Alan Wake 2, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Resident Evil 4 Remake, and Super Mario Bros. Wonder.