Nominees Announced For 2022 Gayming Awards

On February 6th, the nominees were announced for the 2022 Gayming Awards, an event that is considered to be “the first and only global award ceremony celebrating LGBTQ+.” Some of the categories being awarded this year include Game of the Year, Best LGBTQ Character of the Year, LGBTQ Streamer of the Year, and so on.

“This year’s line-up of games and nominees is hugely iconic and inspiring. It’s awesome to see how much LGBTQ representation there is in games and in the industry. I’m super excited to gather together and celebrate this amazing group of people and reveal the winners!” said Robin Gray, the founder of Gayming Magazine.

It was also announced that the Gayming Awards will be held on April 25th, 2022 at the Troxy Theatre in London, England. The event is expected to feature in-person attendance.

Members of the public were allowed to vote on two categories: LGBTQ Streamer of the Year, and the Gayming Magazine Readers’ Award. Voting for these awards closed on February 22nd. Still, tickets to the event can be purchased now.

A list of award categories and nominees can be found below:

Game of the Year – Sponsored by PlayStation

  • Boyfriend Dungeon – Kitfox Games
  • Life is Strange: True Colors – Deck Nine/Square Enix
  • Psychonauts 2 – Double Fine/Xbox Game Studios
  • Unpacking – Witch Beam/Humble Bundle

Gayming Magazine Readers’ Award – Sponsored by EA

  • Boyfriend Dungeon – Kitfox Games
  • Forza Horizon 5 – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
  • Metroid Dread – MercurySteam/Nintendo
  • Resident Evil Village – Capcom
  • Sable – Shedworks/Raw Fury
  • Shin Megami Tensei V – SEGA
  • Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania – Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio/SEGA
  • The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles – Capcom

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

  • I Need Diverse Games
  • London Gaymers
  • Ukie’s #RaiseTheGame pledge
  • Women in Games International

Authentic Representation Award – Sponsored by Marvelous Europe

  • Boyfriend Dungeon – Kitfox Games
  • Life is Strange: True Colors – Deck Nine/Square Enix
  • Unpacking – Witch Beam/Humble Bundle
  • Unsighted – Studio Pixel Punk

Best LGBTQ Character Award – Sponsored by Rocksteady

  • Alex Chen, Life is Strange: True Colors – Deck Nine/Square Enix
  • Helmut Fullbear & Bob Zanotto, Psychonauts 2 – Double Fine/Xbox Game Studios
  • Steph Gingrich, Life is Strange: True Colors – Deck Nine/Square Enix
  • Meredith Weiss, Lake – Gamious/Whitethorn Digital

Best LGBTQ Indie Game Award – Sponsored by Xbox

  • A Year Of Spring – NPCKC
  • Boyfriend Dungeon -Kitfox
  • Lake – Gamious/Whitethorn Digital
  • Sword of the Necromancer – Grimorio of Games
  • Unpacking – Witch Beam/Humble Bundle
  • When The Night Comes – Lunaris Games

LGBTQ Streamer of the Year Award – Sponsored by Twitch

  • Aimsey
  • BlizzB3ar
  • CriticalBard
  • Eevoh
  • Eret
  • Nihachu
  • ReadySetBen
  • RekItRaven
  • Sammy M Jay
  • Shaaba and Jamie
  • Shawn
  • Toph

LGBTQ Streamer Rising Star Award – Sponsored by Twitch

  • ItsMeHollyy
  • Cruuuunchy
  • CoderGirlChan
  • LuciaEverblack
  • Luke_Boogie
  • Trish Olson

Best LGBTQ Comic Book Moment – Sponsored by Square Enix London Mobile

  • DC Pride #1 – DC Comics
  • Killer Queens – David Booher / Dark Horse Comics
  • The Pride Omnibus – ComiXology/Dark Horse Comics
  • X-Factor #10 – Leah Williams / Marvel

LGBTQ Tabletop Game Award

  • Adventuring With Pride: Queer We Go Again – Jack Dixon
  • The House Doesn’t Always Win – Michael ‘Wheels’ Whelan
  • Thirsty Sword Lesbians – Evil Hat Productions
  • Wanderhome – Possum Creek Games

Best LGBTQ Contribution to Esports

  • Amanda Stevens
  • Cloud9 White Valorant Team
  • Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association [CMSA]
  • Emi “CaptainFluke” Donaldson

(All information was provided by Esports News UK)

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