The Game Awards 2023 start time countdown - everything you need to know


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The 2023 edition of The Game Awards is right around the corner and everyone is starting to search for information surrounding The Game Awards 2023 start time.

The Game Awards is the final event of the gaming industry calendar. In addition to revealing which title will receive the coveted Game of the Year award, the ceremony often delivers exciting reveals and a sneak peek of what 2024 may have in store. Following the early GTA 6 reveal trailer and the release of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, expectations are high heading into 2023's The Game Awards.

Even with all that recent excitement, The Game Awards 2023 is bound to have some surprises up its sleeves. With the ceremony taking place in Los Angeles, The Game Awards 2023 start time will differ depending on your location.

The Game Awards 2023 start time countdown

The Game Awards 2023 start time

We've embedded a countdown timer above so you know exactly when Geoff Keighley will take to the stage.

The Game Awards 2023 begins at 00.30 AM GMT on December 8 and is scheduled to run for four hours, meaning it should finish at approximately 4.30 AM GMT. It's going to be a late night for UK and European gamers. Here's a full list of The Game Awards 2023 start times for various regions across the globe:

  • 00:30 am - Greenwich Mean Time
  • 01:30 am - Central European Time
  • 08:30 am - China Standard Time
  • 09:30 am - Korean/Japanese Standard Time
  • 11:30 am - Australian Eastern Daylight Time
  • 16: 30 pm - Pacific Time (United States)
  • 19:30 pm - Eastern Time (United States)

What to expect at The Game Awards 2023

We're sure The Game Awards 2023 will be filled with plenty of surprises and announcements from numerous developers. We've already got the Xbox release of Baldur's Gate 3 to look forward to and we cannot wait to see what else is planned for the evening looking back at what's been a stellar year for gaming.

Our sister site Gfinity is covering all the movers and shakers from The Game Awards 2023, so make sure you head over there for all the latest reactions, announcements, and more.

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