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Blast win a trio of trophies at new UK-based esports business awards show GameFace

Esports tournament organiser Blast won a hat trick of trophies at the inaugural GameFace Awards ceremony last week, which was held online. GameFace is a new business-oriented esports awards show, aiming to ‘make heroes out of the people behind esports organisations and to connect them to global brands’. The ceremony celebrated everything from the best social media and internal events teams to the best partnership activations and tournament experiences. Blast took home trophies for Best Internal Social Media Team, Best Live Event Production and Best Partnership Activation for its work with watch brand TW Steel. Continue reading Blast win a…

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Women in Games opens nominations for revised esports and gaming awards

Not-for-profit organisation Women in Games has called for entries to its reworked global esports and gaming awards event. The awards have been expanded to cover six newly defined categories and 20 awards. Women in Games, which has been running awards for 10 years, says it would like to welcome ‘all the women who are working and participating in competitive gaming and esports, with a full suite of awards designed to celebrate all those contributing to the development of an open and transformative esports sector’. Continue reading Women in Games opens nominations for revised esports and gaming awards

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IGF’s 2021 nominees announced, mostly correct

Videogame awards are good for three things: they encourage people to continue creating new work; they direct attention towards particular pebbles among the otherwise amorphous landslide of new game releases; and they give bystanders like me something of mercifully little consequence to gripe about when nominations don’t align with our personal tastes. I’m sad to report that the Independent Games Festival has delivered only two out of three in 2021. The nominations for this year’s IGF Awards were announced yesterday, but they have left me little to gripe about. Read more

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2021 DICE Awards: Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us: Part 2 lead with the most nominations

The 24th annual DICE Awards takes place on April 8 with Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us: Part 2 two of the most nominated games for the awards.Other games with multiple nods for the 2021 DICE Awards include Ghost of Tsushima, Hades, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Game of the Year contenders are: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Ghost of Tsushima, Hades, and The Last of Us Part 2. The Last of Us Part 2 leads with 11 nominations followed by Ghost of Tsushima with ten nods and Hades…

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The Game Awards live stream was more popular than ever this year

The industry event continues to draw a bigger and bigger audienceGeoff Keighley’s The Game Awards attracted more viewers than ever this year.The event – which took place on Thursday, December 10 – reached a record 83 million people, an increase of 84% on the 45.2 million people that tuned in to watch the show in 2019.The Game Awards saw a peak of 8.3 million concurrent viewers, too. This is in part because the event was streamed across 40 different services around the world, gaining a significant international audience in the likes of  China, India, Japan, Russia, South East Asia, South…

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Gal Gadot, Troy Baker, Brie Larson and more announced as presenters at The Game Awards

By Patrick Dane, Saturday, 5 December 2020 11:59 GMT It’s turning into a who’s who of geekdom at The Game Awards.The Game Awards are set to air on Thursday, though their structure isn’t yet clear. The awards will have studios in Los Angeles, London and Tokyo as the show bounces from location to location.As is always the case, it looks like the ceremony is trying to acquire some celebrity guests to add prestige to proceedings. Tom Holland has already been announced to be presenting an award, with many expecting that this will lead to our first look at the Uncharted…