It is the first and only global awards ceremony to celebrate LGBTQ+ video gaming
After an inaugural virtual event earlier this year, the Gaming Awards will return in 2022 with an in-person event
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“I’m delighted and honored to be able to bring back the Gaming Awards for another year,” said Robin Gray, founder of the Game. gaming magazineRegarding the announcement.
“We were blown away by the amount of support years received by both fans and sponsors, it really shows the value in an awards show dedicated to the outstanding excellence in video games.”
Taking place in April 2022, the in-person ceremony will take place in London and will be broadcast globally via Twitch. Nominations for even larger categories will begin later this year.
According to the press release, “from AAA titles to the Creator Showcase, everyone who is over-represented in the industry will have an opportunity and platform.”
Join us for a night of celebration, revelry and history with the epitome of queer geek culture ️
The pink carpet in London in April 2022
— Gaming Magazine (@gaymingmag) September 16, 2021
Matt Webster, Senior Director of Marketing for EMEA at Twitch, said of the partnership, “The LGBTQIA+ community makes an unprecedented and invaluable contribution to the video game landscape and we are thrilled to partner with The Gaming Awards to celebrate and recognize it. Huh.” “We can’t wait to collaborate closely in the coming months and make next year’s event even more successful, both in person and live on Twitch.”
The awards are set to celebrate achievements within the global gaming culture that represent and champion the LGBTQ+ experience. Earlier this year, the digital-only event saw over 150,000 unique viewers worldwide, making it the largest LGBTQ+ event on Twitch in the past year.
winners include hadis As for Game of the Year, DEERA won LGBTQ Streamer of the Year, while if found… Won Best LGBTQ Indie Game and Best LGBTQ Narrative.
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“There are some very famous Twitch streamers who are fans of our band,” he said, “and one of them wears our merchandise on their streams. We sold too many items from that merchant… in our Spotify stream last year The audience has grown to 100,000, and our demographic has skewed massively at a young age. It really surprised me.”