DreamHack Announces Winners For Inaugural "The Dreamies" Awards

Inaugural Awards Show was Hosted by Naomi Kyle and CaptainSparklez

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STOCKHOLM/ANAHEIM — DreamHack wrapped up the annual awards season with the inaugural  “The Dreamies” Award Show today, Sunday, February 23, live at DreamHack Anaheim.  

What makes this awards show different is the creation of 18 categories gamers will understand and connect with. It’s great to reward impressive visuals or best design — but those aren’t the only reasons we play games. It’s also about what made us laugh so hard we fall on the floor … or yell at the screen and nearly smash a $100 keyboard.

In addition to the judges panel, the public was also able to vote for favorite nominees, offering an opportunity for fans to have their voices heard during the decision process.  The judging panel was composed of senior leadership from DreamHack and industry professionals.

“This was such a great first year for The Dreamies Awards Show,” said DreamHack Global Creative Director Justin Burnham. “We strive to bring the best experiences to our fans, and this new awards show in Anaheim was another opportunity to celebrate the tremendous community of gamers we are connected to. We thank all of our nominees, as well as the thousands of people who voted — and, of course, we offer our sincere congratulations to this year’s winners.”

The winners are below. Complete list of nominees is HERE.

CATEGORY: HISTORICALLY ALTERED

The fun of taking historical events, periods, or locations and putting a spin on them never gets old. Definitely a more fun way to visit history than an actual history class.

TITLE: A Plague Tale: Innocence

DEVELOPER: Asobo Studio

PUBLISHER: Focus Home Interactive

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CATEGORY: PAINFULLY CUTE

Games that are so kawaii they give you a headrush when you see the trailer—are totally amazing.


TITLE: Planet Zoo

DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER: Frontier Developments

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CATEGORY: DAILY COMMUTE

Be it your car, bike, spaceship, or even mech, the vechicular rush is irreplaceable. Ways to get from here to there have never been more fun.

TITLE: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

DEVELOPER: Beenox

PUBLISHER: Activision

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CATEGORY: TRY NOT TO LAUGH

The funniest games to bring to a party, watch streamers play, or have great comedic writing are usually riddled with hilarious moments that you'll always remember.

TITLE: Untitled Goose Game

DEVELOPER: House House

PUBLISHER: Panic Inc.

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CATEGORY: YOU LOOK FAMILIAR

Sequels, remakes, or spiritual successors aren't easy to make—you have to recapture the magic from the original source. So when it's done right, it's amazing.

TITLE: Resident Evil 2

DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER: Capcom

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CATEGORY: SCARED WITLESS

Sequels, remakes, or spiritual successors aren't easy to make—you have to recapture the magic from the original source. So when it's done right, it's amazing.

TITLE: Resident Evil 2

DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER: Capcom

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CATEGORY: DYNAMIC DUO

The Batman and Robin of games can be the team that works well together that helps us power through tough moments.

TITLE: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

DEVELOPER: Respawn

PUBLISHER: Electronic Arts

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CATEGORY: ACTUAL GOOD LOOT

Rewarding loot is like a piñata on Christmas. It should feel satisfying to get and the loot definitely needs to be valuable.

TITLE: Borderlands 3

DEVELOPER: Gearbox Software

PUBLISHER: 2K

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CATEGORY: HOURS CLOCKED

You’ve probably put in more hours with your game than you’ve spent on…anything else. But that’s cool, we don’t judge.

TITLE: Dauntless

DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER: Phoenix Labs

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CATEGORY: THAT'S PRETTY CLEVER

Gimmicks have a bad rep but can sometimes be the reason the game is so good!

TITLE: Untitled Goose Game

DEVELOPER: House House

PUBLISHER: Panic Inc.

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CATEGORY: RAGE QUIT

For those who actually beat challenging games, good for you. Most of us don’t and we end up throwing a tantrum.

TITLE: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

DEVELOPER: FromSoftware

PUBLISHER: Activision

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CATEGORY: WORTH THE WAIT

It was supposed to come out a while ago or you've been waiting for an awesome entry... and it finally happened in 2019. But you’re a die-hard fan and it was worth waiting for.

TITLE: Devil May Cry 5

DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER: Capcom

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CATEGORY: ULTIMATE BAYHEM

The building jump, the explosions, the absolutely necessary slow-walking away from said explosions, and so on.

TITLE: Devil May Cry 5

DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER: Capcom

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CATEGORY: TEARJERKER

It doesn’t matter if you cried or not, these titles rocked your world.

TITLE: A Plague Tale: Innocence

DEVELOPER: Asobo Studio

PUBLISHER: Focus Home Interactive

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CATEGORY: MIND BLOWN

The experiences that are totally off the wall or the twist that left our mouth agape. These games leave us making up theories about the meaning until the end of time.

TITLE: Control

DEVELOPER: Remedy Entertainment

PUBLISHER: 505 Games

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CATEGORY: PUSHING BOUNDARIES

Some games are over the top with edgy content or they touch on subjects most are afraid to. They let us live the rush or emotion of that experience.

TITLE: Eliza

DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER: Zachtronics

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CATEGORY: LEAP OF FAITH

Developers that dare to cross genres, or put a new twist on an overdone concept, have guts.

TITLE: Disco Elysium

DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER: ZA/UM

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CATEGORY: SLEEPER HIT

Titles that come out of nowhere are a nice surprise. You didn't have it on your wishlist before release, but now you can't stop talking about how awesome the game is.

TITLE: Disco Elysium

DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER: ZA/UM

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DreamHack wrapped up the annual awards season with the inaugural  “The Dreamies” Award Show today, Sunday, February 23, live at DreamHack Anaheim. Here are all the winners.
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