Epic Games debuts Unreal E3 Awards 2019

The Unreal E3 Awards will hand out honors to games across several different categories.

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We're slowly inching closer to E3 with each day that passes, and Epic Games is ready to unleash all its latest plan for the event.

Its latest machinations include unveiling the Unreal E3 Awards, which will take place during the show. Sponsored by Intel and Nvidia, it's a new annual award show the will highlight "standout achievements from Unreal Engine game developers across several categories." These categories include "Original Game," or "Unreal Underdog."

Judges will take a look at dozens of different games that use the Unreal Engine throughout E3, and nominees will be announced on Thursday, June 13 on the final day of the show. Winners won't be announced, however, until June 20 the next week. Winners in the five categories, including Eye Candy, Biggest Buzz, Most Engaging, Outstanding Original Game, and Unreal Underdog, will win an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card and an Intel i9-9900K processor, thanks to the Intel Game Dev Program.

Here's how each category breaks down:

"Eye Candy: This award is given to the most visually impressive Unreal Engine game at E3 2019 and rewards the use of leading-edge graphics that push the medium of interactive entertainment forward.

Biggest Buzz: This award is given to the project that creates the most talked about moment of E3 2019. From a major game reveal to an undeniably impressive demo or a twist that flips the industry on its ear, this award goes to the Unreal Engine team or project that produces the most buzz.

Most Engaging: This award is given to the experience that we simply can’t put down. Nominees will make players forget about their surroundings and be transported into a truly immersive experience.

Outstanding Original Game: This award is given to the project with huge potential as an all-new IP. Nominees will spark interest not only through gameplay, but through original characters, worlds and the potential that is put on full display during E3 2019.

Unreal Underdog: This award is given to the team that pushes the limits to achieve an amazing showing for their game or experience at E3. Focusing on 

Be sure to catch the action when it goes down when E3 2019 rolls around – not much longer to wait now!

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