Following an inaugural virtual event earlier this 12 months, the Gayming Awards will return in 2022 with an in-person occasion
“I’m delighted and honoured to be able to bring back the Gayming Awards for a second year,” stated Robin Grey, founding father of Gayming Magazine, in regards to the announcement.
“We were blown away by the amount of support year one got both by fans and sponsors, it really shows the value in an awards show dedicated to queer excellence in video games.”
Going down April 2022, the in-person ceremony will happen in London and be broadcast globally through Twitch. Nominations will open later this 12 months for a fair larger vary of classes.
As per the press launch, “spanning from AAA titles to creator showcases, everybody pioneering more representation across the industry will have an opportunity and platform.”
Be part of us for an evening of celebration, revelry, and historical past with the icons of queer geek tradition 🌈🕹️
The pink carpet rolls out in London, April 2022 💃
— Gayming Journal (@gaymingmag) September 16, 2021
“The LGBTQIA+ community makes an unprecedented and invaluable contribution to the video game landscape and we are beyond thrilled to partner with the Gayming Awards to both celebrate and recognise this,” stated Matt Webster, Senior Director of Advertising and marketing for EMEA at Twitch in regards to the partnership. “We can’t wait to collaborate closely over the coming months and make next year’s event even more successful, both in person and live on Twitch.”
The awards got down to have fun the achievements inside international gaming tradition that symbolize and champion the LGBTQ+ expertise. Launched earlier this 12 months, the digital-only ceremony was watched by over 150,000 distinctive viewers all over the world, making it the biggest LGBTQ+ occasion on Twitch over the previous 12 months.
Winners included Hades as Sport of The Yr, DEERA received LGBTQ Streamer of the Yr, whereas If Discovered… received Finest LGBTQ Indie Sport and Finest LGBTQ Narrative.
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