The Game Awards Betting On Game Of The Year, eSports, & More

A promo for The Game Awards 2023 December 7

A promo for The Game Awards 2023 December 7

On December 7th at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles, California, The Game Awards 2023 will begin. The ceremony honors the best in gaming for the current calendar year, with categories covering art direction, audio, best multiplayer, RPG, and more.

Leading the nominees for 2023 are Baldur’s Gate 3 and Alan Wake II, with eight each.  Entertainment betting sites have posted odds for several 2023 categories, with lines taking action between now and when the awards are handed out in ten days.

Game Of The Year

Baldur’s Gate 3 -700
The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom +500
Alan Wake 2 +800
Resident Evil 4 +1500
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 +2000
Super Mario Bros. Wonder +2000

When it comes to the odds for Game of the Year, Baldur’s Gate 3 is holding a massive lead over Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. BG3 leads Zelda by a whopping 1000 points in the moneyline odds to win, suggesting anything but a Baldur’s Gate win would be a major upset.

Best Art Direction

Alan Wake 2 -110
Hi-Fi Rush +250
Lies Of P +250
The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom +350
Super Mario Bros. Wonder +1500

Alan Wake II leads the odds for best art direction, with near-even money being offered for the game’s chances of winning. The Legend of Zelda could be a sleeper in this category. Zelda bets will payout at $3.50 on the dollar for those brave enough to place a wager.

Best Audio Design

Hi-Fi Rush -110
Dead Space +300
Alan Wake 2 +350
Resident Evil 4 +350
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 +800

Hi-Fi Rush leads the pack for the odds to win Best Audio Design. The game already won Best Sound honors at the 2023 CEDEC Awards, and will require a bet of $1.10 to net a dollar if they win again.

Best Independent Game

Dave The Diver -125
Sea Of Stars +150
Cocoon +250
Dredge +1200
Viewfinder +1200

Entertainment prop bets for the best game produced independently favor Dave the Diver, an adventure game where you collect fish and run a sushi restaurant. Sea of Stars and Cocoon are within striking distance and will deliver solid profits if they win.

Best Multiplayer

Baldur’s Gate 3 +200
Street Fighter 6 +200
Super Mario Bros. Wonder +200
Diablo IV +300
Party Animals +1000

The Best Multiplayer odds are easily the tightest on the board, as a +200 moneyline has been offered for Baldur’s Gate 3, Street Fighter 6, and Super Mario Bros. Wonder. If you bet correctly, you’ll be in line for 2-to-1 payouts.

Best Narrative

Baldur’s Gate 3 -300
Final Fantasy: XVI +275
Alan Wake 2 +400
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty +1000
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 +2000

Best Performance

Ben Starr – Final Fantasy XVI -110
Neil Newbon – Baldur’s Gate 3 -110
Cameron Monaghan – Star Wars Jedi: Survivor +1000
Melanie Liburd – Alan Wake 2 +1000
Yuri Lowenthal – Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 +1000
Idris Elba – Cyperpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty +1500

Best RPG

Baldur’s Gate 3 -500
Starfield +350
Lies Of P +600
Final Fantasy XVI +700
Sea Of Stars +1000

The following lines are being offered for betting on eSports players, coaches, games, and teams. For each award offered for eSports, the favorite holds a sizeable lead except for the game of the year.

Best Esports Athlete

Faker -300
Zywoo +300
Demon1 +500
Ruler +1200
Hydra +1600
Imperialhal +1600

Best Esports Coach

Potter -400
Homme +800
Gunba +1100
Zonic +1200

Best Esports Team

Evil Geniuses (Valorant) -225
Gaimin Gladiator (Dota2) +400
Team Vitality (CSGO/CS2) +400
JD Gaming (LoL) +800
Fnatic (Valorant) +1000

Best Esports Game

Counter-Strike 2 +150
Dota2 +300
PUBG Mobile +300
League Of Legends +400
Valorant +400

The games listed in this eSports line are tried-and-true classics that continue to attract hordes of online players year after year. Valorant was the winner in 2022, but it is bringing up the rear in 2023.

Bets can be placed on any of the above The Game Award prop bets through December 7th, with some odds remaining active until the award is announced.



Author: Alan Morris