I thought it was mainly Matt Cox who wrote about Valorant, so I kinda ignored it. [edit: for this list! not because I hate Matt or anything! ]
I forgot about the Game Guides guys and the Videos Peeps (as always! sorry guys!)
Plus the new people are a complete unknown here. (Unless someone was motivated enough to go off and research them wherever they were writing previously!)
I get the sense that this year it might have been a good idea just to pick the popular games of the year.
But then again I thought it’d be boring if we all just picked the same games.