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Gayming Awards Announce Categories, Public Nominations Are Now Open!

This year sees a new LGBTQ+ Streamer Rising Star Award, as well as categories in Comic Books, Esports and Tabletop Gaming !

The Gayming Awards, the first and only global award ceremony celebrating LGBTQ+ video gaming, are pleased to announce their categories for 2022.

Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural awards, the categories for this year’s Gayming Awards have been expanded to include further elements of geek culture, by introducing awards for Comic Books, Esports and Tabletop Gaming.

This year, in partnership with Twitch, an expert panel of established LGBTQ+ streamers will decide the nominees and winner of the new LGTBQ+ Streamer Rising Star Award. The introduction of this category aims to promote and accelerate the trajectory of an exemplary queer streamer in the space.

Returning Categories:

Game of the Year – Sponsored by PlayStation

Previous Winner: Hades

Gayming Magazine Readers’ Award – Sponsored by EA

Previous Winner: Hades

Gayming Icon Award – Sponsored by Facebook Gaming

Previous Winner: Robert Yang

Industry Diversity Award – Sponsored by Hangar 13 & 2K Games

Previous Winner: I Need Diverse Games

Authentic Representation Award – Sponsored by Marvelous Europe

Previous Winner: Tell Me Why

Best LGBTQ Character Award – Sponsored by Rocksteady

Previous Winner: Tyler Ronan, Tell Me Why

Best LGBTQ Indie Game Award – Sponsored by Xbox

Previous Winner: If Found…

LGBTQ Streamer of the Year Award – Sponsored by Twitch

Previous Winner: DEERE

New for 2022:

LGBTQ Streamer Rising Star Award – Sponsored by Twitch

This award is to celebrate the success of a rising star of LGBTQ streaming.

Best LGBTQ Comic Book Moment – Sponsored by Square Enix

This award recognises the best LGBTQ moment in a comic book in 2021.

LGBTQ Tabletop Game Award

This award recognises the best tabletop game with LGBTQ themes

Best LGBTQ Contribution to Esports

This award recognises the contribution of a person or organisation who has done a significant amount of work in promoting, developing and championing diversity in esports.

“I’m so excited to start seeing nominations for all of the open categories. Our new categories will enable us to celebrate more queer excellence across the spectrum of geekdom that Gayming Magazine now represents. We will have over 40 judges who will be split into specialist juries to ensure that our categories are being judged fairly and accurately by LGBTQ industry experts.”

Robin Gray, founder of Gayming Magazine.

Robin Gray, founder of Gayming Magazine.

Everyone at home can now have their say by nominating exceptional people and works for the following categories:

  • Industry Diversity Award
  • Best LGBTQ Indie Game Award
  • LGBTQ Streamer of the Year Award
  • Best LGBTQ Contribution to Esports
  • LGBTQ Tabletop Award
  • Best LGBTQ Comic Book Moment

The Gayming Awards look forward to welcoming all of their guests to walk the red carpet, sponsored by video game publisher Devolver Digital. Your nominations will help decide who will celebrate on the night in the Cooler Master Winner’s Lounge, sponsored by leading PC hardware manufacturer, Cooler Master.

This year’s awards are also supported by: Green Man Gaming, Bandai Namco, Space Ape Games, UKIE, German Games Industry Association, Out Making Games and London Games Festival.

Nominations are now open, everybody can have their say by going to the Gayming Awards Website. Nominations will close on 18th December, ready to be shortlisted.

To stay up to date with voting and ticketing follow the Gayming Magazine Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages.

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