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Gayming Awards returns in person for 2022 with long-term presenting sponsor Twitch

Our sister magazine, Gayming Magazine, is excited to reveal that the Gayming Awards, presented by Twitch, will return for its second year in 2022. With a mission to celebrate diversity and inclusivity globally within games and interactive media, it’s set to be even grander than the inaugural event. 

“I’m delighted and honoured to be able to bring back the Gayming Awards for a second year. 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.” says Robin Gray, founder of Gayming Magazine, the world’s first LGBTQ+ online gaming publication that created the Gayming Awards initiative. 

Since their inception, Gayming Magazine has rapidly grown to become the voice of LGBTQ+ gaming and they’re excited to be able to acknowledge and reward game developers, publishers and industry individuals for their work through the awards. 

With an expansion of award categories set to be revealed in October, they anticipate even more success to be highlighted and celebrated in the space. Spanning from AAA titles to creator showcases, everybody pioneering more representation across the industry will have an opportunity and platform. 

Gaming heavyweights Xbox, EA, Green Man Gaming, and Hangar 13/2K are renewing their sponsorship of the event, as it shifts away from its online roots, while Devolver Digital, Marvelous Europe and Space Ape are among the new sponsors who have signed on for this year’s awards. Supporters of the event include: Out Making Games, UKIE, London Games Festival and the German Games Industry Association.

The digital-only inaugural awards were watched by over 150,000 unique viewers around the world, making it the largest LGBTQ+ event on Twitch last year. 

We are thrilled that the Gayming Awards are back in action at an in-person event, taking place in April 2022, live from London! Twitch will exclusively broadcast the event, making the highly anticipated award show accessible for a global audience.

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. 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.

Matt Webster, Senior Director of Marketing for EMEA at Twitch

Nominations will be opening up later this year, inviting everybody to have their say on what’s important to them in the space.

To stay up to date with nominations, panelists and ticketing, visit the Gayming Awards Website or follow Gayming Magazine on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

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