Genshin Impact Grabs Game of the Year at Mobile Games Awards 2021

See who won.
See who won. Steel Media

There’s no denying that Genshin Impact is truly the biggest mobile game right now. After all, it managed to bag the top prize at the Pocket Gamer Mobile Games Awards 2021. The game got the Game of the Year beating 19 other games that included Pokémon GO and Marvel Realm of Champions. It wasn’t the only award as the game also grabbed Best Audio/Visual Accomplishment.

Other winners include SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off taking home the Pocket Gamer People's Choice Award, and Alba: A Wildlife Adventure with Best Storytelling.

Besides games, the event also celebrated other aspects of the industry. Best Publisher Award went to Tencent, known for games like Call of Duty: Mobile. Niantic received the Best Innovation Award, which is not that surprising. After all, you only had to look at the rework they did for Pokémon GO during the lockdown.

In a statement, Steel Media CEO Chris James revealed that the Mobile Games Awards play an important role in recognizing the achievements and effort of the whole ecosystem. He went on to say that the role of mobile games became even more important in keeping people around the world engaged and connected.

The complete list of winners are:

  • Pocket Gamer People's Choice – SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off (Tilting Point)
  • Best Advertising & UA Service – Unity Ads
  • Best Analytics / Data Tool – AppsFlyer
  • Best Developer – TiMi Studio Group
  • Best GAAS Tools & Tech – Azure PlayFab
  • Best Audio/Visual Accomplishment – Genshin Impact (miHoYo)
  • Best Game Engine – Unity
  • Best Storytelling – Alba: A Wildlife Adventure (ustwo games)
  • Rising Stars – Jana and Sham Al Bdour (Sakura Games)
  • Best Tools Provider – Game UI Database
  • Best Games Industry Law Firm – Sheridans
  • Best Service Provider – Pollen VC
  • Best Live Ops – Clash Royale (Supercell)
  • Best QA and Localization Service Provider – Amber Studio
  • Best Indie Developer – Innersloth
  • Best PR/Marketing Team – Scopely
  • Best Influencer Marketing Agency – Game Influencer
  • Investor of the Year – Play Ventures
  • Best Publisher – Tencent
  • Best Innovation – Niantic ( Pokémon GO lockdown reworking)
  • Game of the Year – Genshin Impact (miHoYo)
  • Mobile Legend – Chris DeWolfe (Jam City)

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