The Gayming Awards 2021 are coming! The Awards are set to be the first LGBTQ+ Gaming Awards Show, with the event being sponsored by EA Games and Gayming Magazine.
Mark your calendars! The first-ever Gayming Awards are coming February 24, courtesy of EA Games and Gayming Magazine.
EA aren’t the only sponsors of the Gayming Awards, though. Ukie, Games London, Square Enix, Green Man Gaming, Jagex, and Creative Assembly have all also shown huge support for the event. They are all listed as additional sponsors, too.
In terms of eligibility, any title released in 2020 is a viable option for voters. The voting itself will take place throughout the last weeks of 2020, which may exclude any latecomers.
The Gayming Awards award categories are listed below:
Game of the Year, sponsored by EA Games;
Authentic Representation Award, sponsored by Green Man Gaming;
Best LGBTQ+ Character;
Best LGBTQ+ Narrative;
Best LGBYQ+ Indie Game;
Best LGBTQ+ Streamer;
Industry Diversity Award, sponsored by Square Enix;
Special Recognition Award;
Gayming Magazine Readers Award.
Each category will be judged by an esteemed global panel of over 20 LGBTQ+ judges, while the ‘Best LGTBQ+ Streamer’ and ‘Gayming Magazine Readers Award’ award will be open to public voting.
Gayming Awards 2021 Official Statement
EA are delighted to be sponsoring the first ever Gayming Awards. said . As one of the founding partners of the #RaiseTheGame pledge, we’re committed to celebrating diversity and inclusion within the games industry and the Gayming Awards is a great opportunity to do just that.Colin Blackwood, UKI Country Manager at EA
For all the information about the Gayming Awards 2021, check out Gayming Mag’s post on what to expect here: Gayming Magazine Awards Information