After an avalanche of nominations, a lot of diligent reading by our panel of judges, and a fair bit more besides, the very first Games Media Brit List will take place this Thursday, May 17th at Rich Mix in Shoreditch.
The Games Media Brit List was launched as a showcase of UK games media talent, open to anyone engaged in reporting, reviewing or commentating on video games and esports.
The award ceremony provides the spine of the evening, but it’s also a platform for the games media and the wider industry to network ahead of the announcement flurry of E3, to take part in gaming tournaments, to catch up with industry friends, and generally to bring everyone together for a night of celebration.
Oh, and drink cocktails and enjoy pizza.
We’re delighted with the feedback we’ve had and we’re really happy that so many of you will be joining us on Thursday.
We’ll have journalists, presenters and editors from across the spectrum, with representatives from:
5Live Game On, BBC Newsbeat, Cane & Rinse, Daily Star, Edge, Eurogamer, Forbes, Games Radar, Games Radar, Gamesindustry.biz, Gamesmaster, Gamespot, GamesTM, Digital Play, Ginx TV, GQ Magazine, IGN, IGN Podcast, Influencerupdate.biz, Kotaku, MCV, Network-N, Official Xbox Magazine, One Life Left, OnScreen, PCGamesInsider.biz, PCGamesN, Playstation Access, Pocketgamer.co.uk, Red Bull, Resero Network, Retro Gamer, RPS, RPS Electronic Wireless Show, Sky, Staying In, Steel Media, Stuff, Team VVV, The Computer Game Show, The Guardian, Toxic, ToyNews, VG247, Videogamer, and VR Focus.
If you want to be there too, we still have a few tickets available here.
On the night, as well as the free bar and pizza, Jägermeister has put together a series of gaming themed cocktails for guests. They are:
Ice Cold Shot
- Ice Cold shot of Jägermeister
It’s a Jäger Trailblazer ting..
Floating Island Punch
Reality Clash berry tea smash
Taking the helm as host is Simon Miller – AKA; ‘The Miller Report’, AKA; ‘YouTube Sensation Milibob’ AKA; ‘Indie dev Brian Cranst’, AKA; ‘down in the dumps Gerald Winesworth’.
Having worked in and around the games industry for the last 12 years, Simon is not only a writer, editor, producer and host - there are four different versions of him too... at least. Also currently training to be a pro-wrestler, Simon is ready to grab the Games Media Brit List Awards by the hand, and ‘walk it to somewhere beautiful.’
Ahead of the event, he recorded this message for you: