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The Game Awards trophy was designed by Weta Workshop, and it's gorgeous

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With less than seven hours to go until the start of the inaugural Game Awards, show creator Geoff Keighley revealed the design of the award itself — and it's perfect.

Created by Weta Workshop, the Game Award is meant to resemble an "angel rising to the heavens, pursuing great heights out of the digital blocks of the land," said Weta founder Richard Taylor in a video posted on The Game Awards' YouTube channel. Weta has worked with the video game industry on numerous occasions, producing items such as sculptures for veteran employees of Blizzard Entertainment and the championship trophy for the Dota 2 International tournament.

"We hope it inspires people to further reach for the stars and create unique worlds going forwards," Taylor added.

The Game Awards 2014 will be livestreamed from Las Vegas on services such as YouTube, Twitch, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live starting at 9 p.m. ET tonight. You'll also be able to watch a stream right here on Polygon, so tune in for the show and for our coverage of all the big game reveals. In the meantime, you can peruse the full list of nominees.