Game Infinite's Best of 2021 Event Recap

2021 was an absolutely amazing year for games, and with that saw amazing cosplay, fan art, and other creator content! End of year we do a massive end of year event, where we celebrate the gaming industry as a whole, along with the content creators in the community. We also celebrate content from games in our various Gi Channels. 2021 lead us to do the biggest "Best Of" yet. We included more channels, more community polls, and more articles, than ever before. This article will be a celebration and recap of all the "Best Of" awards that Game Infinite gave out and community selections. All creator content is shared with permission. As the event concludes, we will select two winners from the winner pool to win a grand prize of either a free shirt, or a 25$ gift card prize.

We want to thank all creator participants who trust us with their content. Just being nominated speaks to the quality we see in your content. We want to congratulate the winners of each community poll as it shows how much the community values your amazing work! All creator content is shared with permission. Links to participants in each category are connected throughout.

Gaming Industry / General

This category we shout out a select few games of 2021, that had special praise. These choices were picked by Game Infinite.

Forza Horizon 5 - GOTY 2021

Splitgate - Indie GOTY 2021

Apex Legends - Best Ongoing Game 2021

Mass Effect Legendary Edition - Best Remaster 2021

Tales of Arise - Best RPG 2021

Life is Strange True Colors - Best Narrative 2021

Forza Horizon 5 "Innovative Approach to Custom Character" - Best New Character 2021

Splitgate "Battle Rifle" - Best New Video Game Weapon 2021

In addition to these, we also did several Game Infinite Best of 2021 Event Articles you may find interesting.

Top 10 Games of 2021

Top 10 Indie Games of 2021

Best Revisits of 2021 (Remasters, Expansions, Seasons)

Top 10 New Video Games Weapons of 2021

Top 10 New Video Game Characters of 2021

Most Anticipated Games of 2022 and Beyond.

A look back at our past GOTY Winners...

Game Infinite Player's Choice GOTY 2021

We asked the Game Infinite community what their pick for GOTY 2021 would be. During this event, we did many community polls, and it seems right to introduce a "Player's Choice" category, to see what our community enjoyed most this year. Some runner-ups include Deathloop in number 2, with Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart and Life is Strange True Colors receiving praise as well. However, in the end, the most votes arrives for Lady D herself in Resident Evil Village. Make sure to tell us what your favorite game of the year was in the comments on this articles post on socials. Do you agree with our top pick in Forza Horizon 5, or do you side with the masses and pick Village?

Best 3D Render Art

3D Render Art was a new category we innovated on this year, as we have seen a growing interested to 3D art and felt we had come across some truly amazing talent in 2021.

Nier Automata (2b) - @milapone_official WINNER

Resident Evil (Jill) - @gta_gvjlima

Mass Effect (Commander Shepard) - @cshells_n7

Wonder Woman - @p7j5art

Tomb Raider - @doppelzgz

GiFriends Creator Community

GiFriends is the name of our creator community. While we support hundreds of creators, this community is for creators we have partnered with to regularly support and feature as a member of the Game Infinite family. These talented creators continue to deliver quality content, and we give them special mention here.

GiFriends Best Fan Art

The community voted for the amazing and talented @nico_artoooo and their Triss fan art from the Witcher series. Major shoutout the the incredible art from these other GiFriends artists.

Witcher (Triss) - @nico_artoooo WINNER

Resident Evil (Lady D) - @naytendo

Danganronpa (Mikan) - @suoniko

Genshin Impact (Xiao) - @mafersketch

Genshin Impact (Mona) - @_paintless_

My Hero Academia (Midoriya) - @2b_mako.arts

GiFriends Best Original Character Art

Our talented GiFriends has created some absolutely amazing original art. These are original characters, made by our GiFriends artists. They are all available in the Creator Collection on the GI Store where you can support these creators financially.

@naytendoshop Yukki

@suoniko Jelly

@aelion_draws Zuri WINNER

@woofgalaxyofficial Borias

@sabrinatwyla Prism

GiFriends Best Cosplay

Mass Effect (Miranda Lawson) - @cshells_n7 / @ishouldgo_n7

Wonder Woman - @altheashrimpiecosplay (Althea)

Super Girl - @altheashrimpiecosplay (Shrimpie)

Valorant (Killjoy) - WINNER

Harley Quinn @dragonlordcosplays

Genshin Impact (Eula) - @zorua.maximum


It truly was amazing to see the followers of these talented creators flock in support of their favorite streamer. I know it meant a lot to them to see our community and theirs come together to celebrate them. We at Game Infinite love it when we get to catch their streams, and absolutely can't wait to see how they bring it this 2022. Zorua is helping us beta test a new promotional program for streamers called GiFriends Elite, that we hope to launch in 2022. Jay had his streaming highlighted by the actual Tomb Raider official page. Brandy is so close to Twitch Partner, we can't wait to see her cross that finish line! Pam was our two time Best Cosplay winner, so it was amazing to support her on her transition towards more streaming focused content this year!

A) @scionjay96

B) @slaywithbrandy WINNER

C) @zorua.maximum

D) @pamm.pann

Final Fantasy Infinite

Best Final Fantasy Fan Art

(In Order from Left to Right, Top to Bottom)

A) @sey_fanarts WINNER

B) @maurel._quinonez


D) @teban1983

Best FFXIV Character Shot

Final Fantasy XIV is a huge part of the FF Community, and it has spawned an entire community of photo enthusiasts who spends as much time ph