Pokemon Unite named Best Game at Google Play's Best of 2021 awards

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Pokemon Unite has been named Best Game at Google Play's Best of 2021 awards. Google praised TiMi Studio's strategic team battler for its "dynamic gameplay and cross-platform experience."

Google's annual award ceremony celebrates those Google Play apps and games that have made positive cultural contributions over the past 12 months.

Other notable 2021 winners include Garena Free Fire Max, which nabbed the Users' Choice 2021 award, and League of Legends: Wild Rift and Overboard!, which were honored in the Best Competitive and Best Game Changers categories, respectively.

Elsewhere, Donut County, Bird Alone, My Friend Pedro: Ripe for Revenge, 7 Billion Humans, and Puzzling Peaks EXE were all championed in the Best Indies category.

You can find the full list of Best of Game winners below.

Best Game

  • Pokémon UNITE

Users’ Choice 2021

  • Garena Free Fire MAX

Best Competitive

  • League of Legends: Wild Rift
  • MARVEL Future Revolution
  • Pokémon UNITE
  • Rogue Land
  • Suspects: Mystery Mansion

Best Game Changers

  • Inked
  • JanKenUP!
  • Knights of San Francisco
  • Overboard!
  • Tears of Themis

Best Indies

  • 7 Billion Humans
  • Bird Alone
  • Donut County
  • My Friend Pedro: Ripe for Revenge
  • Puzzling Peaks EXE

Best Pick Up & Play

  • Cats in Time
  • Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!
  • Disney POP TOWN
  • Switchcraft
  • Towers

Best for Tablets

  • Chicken Police — Paint it RED!
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift
  • My Friend Pedro: Ripe for Revenge
  • Overboard!
  • The Procession to Calvary

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