Awards

The closing event of the Women in Games Festival was the amazing Global Awards, in partnership with Ginx TV Ltd., with the support of PlayStation, Testronic, Hangar 13 and Sumo Digital Ltd.

The closing event of the Women in Games Festival was the amazing Global Awards, in partnership with Ginx TV Ltd., with the support of PlayStation, Testronic, Hangar 13 and Sumo Group.

Over 250 nominations for 20 awards were judged by 32 industry judges to create shortlists of 130. After a public vote in 3 of the 6 new categories, the 38 winners were revealed in a 90 minute broadcast on Saturday 18th September.

The talented Rachel Stringer presented, while Jay Shin and Lauren Kaye made up our panel to discuss the awards as they were announced. We celebrated everyone shortlisted and the winners from all 4 corners of the world.

Thanks to everyone involved in our awards consultation, promotion and judging, and to everyone working to produce content on the night to make these awards such a resounding success. You can watch the full 90-minute ceremony, as well as see the list of shortlists and winners below.

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Women in Games Community Awards

  • Outstanding Corporate Ambassador of the Year

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  • Outstanding Individual Ambassador of the Year

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  • Outstanding Twitch Streamer of the Year

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Category shortlist

Hangar 13 - WINNER

Creative Assembly

Dovetail Games

Outplay Entertainment

Sumo Digital

the*gameHERs

Category shortlist

Diana Rodriguez Aparicio - WINNER

Dominika Szot - WINNER

Micaela Mantegna - WINNER

Rebecca Sampson - WINNER

Sandra Castro Pinzón - WINNER

Alexandra Ashalley-Anthony

Crystal Mills

Greden Camacho

Kah Hui Teo

Rita Rios Arce

Category shortlist

Iistalrii - WINNER

BeesGoBzzz

Engineerbunny

Lauren Kaye

Mollyzxgames

Women in Games Education Awards

  • University or College Games or Esports Diversity Initiative

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  • University or College Student Portfolio Awards

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Category shortlist

Roehampton Esports - WINNER

Annabel Zinn - Esports and gaming program at UCF

Dr Bobbie Fletcher - University of Staffordshire

Kaitlin Teniente - St. Mary's University, Texas

Lia Fuziy - Méliès Animation School, Brazil

Category shortlist

Abby Sherlock - WINNER

Anisah Munim - WINNER

Charlotte Beale - WINNER

Christina Moir - WINNER

Khushboo Gupta - WINNER

Rebekah Little - WINNER

Video Games Awards

  • Favourite Female Gaming Protagonist of the Year

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  • Favourite Game developed by a woman or female team

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  • Video Games Advocacy Awards – recognising games organisations advocating for change

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  • Video Games Gender Diversity Initiative of the Year

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Category shortlist

Sleeping Beauty (EverMerge) - WINNER

Alba (Alba: A Wildlife Adventure)

Lou Steiner (Hardspace: Shipbreaker)

Mo (Minute of Islands)

Sunny Tong (Road to Guangdong)

Category shortlist

Heirloom - WINNER

Big Fish Casino

Chicory: A Colorful Tale

Hardspace: Shipbreaker

Obsidian Prince

Sloffs

Category shortlist

FemDevs Peru - WINNER

Limit Break - WINNER

MISSING from Leena Kejriwal - WINNER

Take This - WINNER

Finji

iCivics.org and Louise Dube

International Mixed Reality Sports (XRS) association - Anna Lisa Martin-Niedecken

Pincer Games - Laia Bee

Tanya DePass - I Need Diverse Games

Tyi McCray - EquipT (equiptgame.com)

We in Games Finland

Women Game Jam - a global game development marathon for women

Category shortlist

Code Coven - WINNER

Limit Break - WINNER

WINGS Interactive - WINNER

Women Game Jam - a global game development marathon for women - WINNER

Esther Sodeke for Natural Motion

Sophie Brugmann for Womenize!

Women in Games Lifetime Achievement Awards

  • Hall of Fame Awards

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Category shortlist

Heather Garozzo - WINNER

Kate Edwards - WINNER

Sarah Spiers - WINNER

Tara Mustapha - WINNER

Anna Lisa Martin-Niedecken

Cami Smith

Diksha Shukla

Gina Nelson

Julia Hiltscher

Liz Mercuri

Stephanie Barish

Stevie Ward

Gaming and Esports Awards – Industry

  • Most Influential Esports Campaigner or Entrepreneur

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  • Most Influential Esports Host

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  • Most Influential Esports Shoutcaster or Analyst

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  • Most Influential Esports Twitch Streamer

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  • Most Influential Gaming Community Group or Network

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  • Most Influential Esports Writer or Journalist

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  • Most Influential Gaming Community Manager

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  • Most Valuable Esports Player

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Category shortlist

Dhayana Sena - WINNER

Heather Garozzo

Kristin Banse

Rachell Hofstetter

Sabine Saeidy-Nory

Stephanie Harvey

Category shortlist

Frankie Ward - WINNER

Britanni Johnson

Indiana "Froskurinn" Black

Jorien "Sheever" van der Heijden

Laure Valée (Bulii)

Miss Harvey

Category shortlist

Emily Donaldson - WINNER

Froskurinn

jessGOAT

Lauren "Pansy" Scott

Lemonkiwi

Michelle "Moxxi" Song

Category shortlist

starsmitten - WINNER

Aerial Powers

Emzia (Emilie)

FRAN

Imfamousx1x

Lulu Luvly

Category shortlist

BrownGirlGamerCode - WINNER

Code Coven - WINNER

Dota Valkyries

Full Sail University Esports

Melanin Gamers

the*gameHERs

Category shortlist

Melek Balgün - WINNER

Ashley Kang

Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani

Kendryx/Gillian Linscott

Laure Valée

Monica Miller

Category shortlist

Lauren Moses - WINNER

Abby Reynolds

Anisah 'geomancy' Munim

Annette Escalente

Carolina Moraes

Kelli Dunlap

Category shortlist

Emmalee "EMUHLEET" Garrido - WINNER

AMELITHA

Charlie Martin

Cosmic

Emily Rose Worrall

Stephanie Fillers

Gaming and Esports Awards - Innovation

  • Favourite All-Women or Co-Ed Esports League or Tournament

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  • Most Inclusive Esports Initiative – Project or Structure

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Category shortlist

Verizon VCT Game Changers, presented by Dignitas - WINNER

eFuse - Women of the eRena (WOTE)

Female Esports League FSL

NUEL League of Legends tournament

Queens' League

Women's Esports League - from Female Legends

Category shortlist

Wesports: Women in esports" by GGWP Foundation and BNR - WINNER

Brown Girl Gamer Code

Melanin Gamers

Queer Women of Esports

Race Me: athletes and gamers for diversity & inclusion

Sarail Puyol - ESportsspartana