Here are your 2017 Game Awards winners (plus the one they forgot to give out)

Last night's Game Awards show featured all kinds of world premieres, new trailers, sponsorships, overlong speeches, enthusiastic swearing, and even a few awards amidst it all. And don't worry if you missed the show, because we've got all the winners for you right here. 

  • Game of the Year – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Best Game Direction – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Best Narrative – What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Best Art Direction – Cuphead
  • Best Score/Music – Nier: Automata
  • Best Audio Design – Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
  • Best Performance – Melina Juergens as Senua, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
  • Games for Impact – Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
  • Best Ongoing Game – Overwatch
  • Best Mobile Game – Monument Valley 2
  • Best Handheld Game – Metroid: Samus Returns
  • Best VR/AR Game – Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • Best Action Game – Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
  • Best Action/Adventure Game – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Best RPG – Persona 5
  • Best Fighting Game – Injustice 2
  • Best Family Game – Super Mario Odyssey
  • Best Strategy Game – Mario + Rabbids Kingdom
  • Battle Best Sports/Racing Game – Forza Motorsport 7
  • Most Anticipated Game Presented by McCafé (ba dap bap bah bah) - The Last of Us Part 2
  • Best Independent Game – Cuphead
  • Best Student Game – Level Squared
  • Trending Gamer – Guy Beahm, Dr. Disrespect
  • Best Esports Game – Overwatch
  • Best Esports Player, Presented by Omen by HP – Lee sang-hyeok, "Faker"
  • Best Esports Team – Cloud9
  • Best Debut Indie Game, presented by Schick Hydro – Cuphead
  • Best Chinese Game - jx3 HD(《剑网3》重制版 )

You may have noticed, if you were reading closely, that the Best Multiplayer award isn't in the list. That's because, once the dust had begun to settle, people noticed that it hadn't actually been handed out.

A quick look at the Game Awards website late last night confirmed it: Voting on all six eligible games—Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, Fortnite, Call of Duty: WWII, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Destiny 2—had closed, but none of them were indicated as the winner.

Game Awards producer and host Geoff Keighley told Polygon that the omission wasn't an oversight, but just a delay—for which he apologized—and said that a winner had in fact been selected. Odd as it all appeared, there's no real surprise which game came out on top: It was PUBG.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.