Games Media Brit List 2019 is going virtual

It is with much regret we announce that the Games Media Brit List 2019 will not take the form of a live awards ceremony this year.

This decision was not taken lightly, but unfortunately, and despite our best efforts, we were unable to attract sponsorship partners for the event. This means we simply had no way of covering the costs of venue hire, food, drinks, entertainment, video production, host, and the umpteen other factors that go into putting on a physical awards ceremony.

However! In recognition (and gratitude) of the fact so many of you engaged with GMBL in the build-up earlier this year, and the HUGE amounts of nominations you took the time to send in, it doesn’t feel right to simply cancel GMBL entirely. 

The Games Media Brit List 2019 will instead run as a ‘virtual’ awards.

What does that mean? Well, the general process remains the same, but we will be announcing the winners online rather than at a physical event.

We will very soon reveal the shortlist of Finalists, which has been put together based on nominations made previously.

Following that, we will be contacting each Finalist to ask for a short bio and links to two pieces of work – whether that’s a game review, a YouTube Video, or podcast, depending on the category. This is to provide the Finalists with control of which pieces of work the judges consider.

Then the judging panel will be given this information and will decide the winners. We will then announce the winners on the GMBL website and on Twitter (we’ll let you know in advance of the date).

It’s not the quite the same, we know. Trust us – no one is more disappointed than we are that we won’t be able to get together in person and celebrate the amazing amount of media talent in this industry as we did last year. It was a great night, and everyone had a ball.

But we hope you continue to engage with GMBL in its new form (albeit virtually) and together we can still achieve what it was set out to do; to provide a platform to recognise the great wealth of talent within the UK games media community.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Carter on lisa.carter@gamesmediabritlist.com, and stay tuned for the finalist’s announcement.

Game on.

The GMBL team

Change of date for Games Media Brit List 2019

We’re sorry to let you know that we’ve had to move the Games Media Brit List Awards to a date later in the year.

First and foremost, all awards submissions still stand, but if you would like to update anything, given the longer lead time, we’re happy to accept additional info from you - simply email entries@gamesmediabritlist.com.

We are currently rearranging the date with the venue, so please bear with us. It will still take place at the awesome Rich Mix in Shoreditch. Date to be confirmed, but we’re looking at September/October.

Our Finalists will be announced at a later date.

It will still be free for the games media to attend, and we’ll have the Jaegermeister bar back too.

Apologies for the delay – events out of our control. But please let us know if you have booked travel/accommodation and we will ensure you’re not out of pocket.

Feel free to ask us any questions you have at lisa.carter@gamesmediabritlist.com.

Many thanks,

Lisa & The GMBL Team

GAMES MEDIA BRIT LIST 2019 – SIMON MILLER RETURNS AS YOUR HOST!

Pro wrestler, games writer, editor, producer and presenter jumps back into the GMBL squared circle for hosting duties

Awards event for everyone involved in the UK games media community will take place Thursday, May 16th 2019 

Simon Miller will once again be laying the smack down as host of the second annual Games Media Brit List awards.

That’s right, people, the games media legend, host of The Miller Report, pro wrestler and all-round badass will be keeping order at what will be the best night of the year if you work in, around or with the UK’s games media.

The Games Media Brit List will once again celebrate the very best in games writing and broadcasting on Thursday, May 16th 2019 at London’s Rix Mix.

Returning after a rip-roaring inaugural 2018 event, the Games Media Brit List awards are open to anyone involved in the games and eSports media – specialist consumer journalists, B2B reporters, vloggers, media brands, national media reviewers and more.

Miller said: "It's a pleasure to host the second ever Games Media Brit List, especially as there was that one Tweet which said it would never last that long. Just goes to show you can never truly rely on social media.

“I do look forward to seeing the industry's best (and Chris Bratt) gathered in one place, though, to give much deserved credit to all those who work so hard and show so much passion for games. You're only as young as you feel! That doesn't really tie in. I just thought it would be a nice way to end a quote..."

The Games Media Brit List awards provide a showcase of UK games media talent and will highlight achievements from the previous 12 months – whether for excellent reporting, influencer reach, or creative ingenuity.

The nominations period closes on Friday, February 28th– for a full list of categories and to nominate click here: https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com/enter-the-awards.

As well as the awards themselves, the Games Media Brit List will once again bring together the games media community and the wider industry for an evening of entertainment and networking in the buildup to E3, the global industry’s leading trade event in LA.

And for finalists, the Games Media Brit List will once again be completely free to attend.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GamesMediaBL #GMBL19

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gamesmediabritlist

To become a Games Media Brit List event partner, visit: https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com/our-partners

For further information contact Lisa Carter on +44 (0)7970 164201 / lisa.carter@gamesmediabritlist.com

About The Games Media Brit List

The Games Media Brit List recognises excellence in games reporting and commentary, celebrating journalists, podcasters, vloggers, media brands, and more in a who’s who of the UK games media talent pool.

For further information contact:

Lisa Carter

+44 (0)7970 164201

lisa.carter@gamesmediabritlist.com

GAMES MEDIA BRIT LIST 2019 – DATE CONFIRMED & NOMINATIONS OPEN

Awards event for everyone involved in the UK games media community will take place

Thursday, May 16th 2019 * Jägermeister bar returns!

Nominations now open!

The Games Media Brit List will once again celebrate the very best in games writing and broadcasting on Thursday, May 16th 2019 at London’s Rix Mix.

Returning after a rip-roaring inaugural 2018 event, the Games Media Brit List awards are open to anyone involved in the games and esports media – specialist consumer journalists, B2B reporters, vloggers, media brands, national media reviewers and more.

The awards provide a showcase of UK games media talent and will highlight achievements from the previous 12 months – whether for excellent reporting, influencer reach, or creative ingenuity.

Nominations are open to anyone working in the UK games media. Entrants don’t have to be British, but they do need to have worked for a UK games media outlet within the past 12 months.

As well as the awards themselves, the Games Media Brit List will once again bring together the games media community and the wider industry for an evening of entertainment and networking in the buildup to E3, the global industry’s leading trade event in LA.

And for finalists, the Games Media Brit List will once again be completely free to attend.

The Games Media Brit List 2019 categories are:-


Best Critic

Pretty self-explanatory. Have you reviewed anything in print, online or as part of a podcast/video? This category is for you.

Best Reporter

For all you news hounds across any medium.

Best Features Writer

Is longform your thing? Print, digital, mainstream or specialist features writers, step this way.

Best Video Presenter

Got a face for video? This category covers both solo YouTubers and brand-produced content.

Best Podcast & Radio

We know that video hasn’t killed the radio/podcast star. This category celebrates this still-thriving sector of the media.

Print Editorial Team

Does what it says on the tin. Recognising magazine and newspaper teams – specialist and mainstream.

Online Editorial Coverage - Specialist

Ditto. If you and your specialist games team cover games online, enter here.

Online Editorial Coverage - Mainstream

Same, but for the national and mainstream media.

Video Production Team

Again, not much to explain. Open to any editorially-led video production teams who cover games.

Emerging Talent

This category celebrates those just starting out on their journey as a games writer or broadcaster. Open to anyone who’s been writing about games for under two years.

Editor of the Year

This category is open to magazine, online or section editors who have inspired and led their teams to success over the past year.

Unsung Hero

Do you know someone who has gone out of their way to mentor and foster upcoming talent? Or have gone beyond the call to help with worthwhile initiatives. This one’s for them.

Most Influential 

This will recognise an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the UK games media during his/her career. The winner of this award will be chosen by the Games Media Brit List team, who will take soundings from leading industry individuals.

Winners will be chosen by a panel of independent peer judges.

To find out more about the event and to submit a nomination, visit https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GamesMediaBL #GMBL19

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gamesmediabritlist

To become a Games Media Brit List event partner, visit: https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com/our-partners

For further information contact Lisa Carter on +44 (0)7970 164201 / lisa.carter@gamesmediabritlist.com

Games Media Brit List 2018 - The Winners In Full

Keza MacDonald named Most Influential

Eurogamer, Gamespot, Radio 5 Live, IGN and more amongst the winners

Games Media Brit List will return on Thursday, May 16th 2019

The winners of the first Games Media Brit List Awards were revealed last night at a fun-filled ceremony in Shoreditch, London.

The new awards event celebrated the very best in games writing and broadcasting, and attracted nominations from across the spectrum of the games media – from specialist consumer journalists, B2B reporters, eSports presenters, YouTubers, streamers, media brands, national media reviewers and more.

The winners were:

BEST CRITIC
Christian Donlan – Eurogamer

BEST REPORTER
Ben Barrett - Freelance

BEST FEATURES WRITER
Tamoor Hussain – Gamespot

BEST VIDEO PRESENTER
Chris Bratt – Eurogamer

BEST STREAMER
Eurogamer

PODCAST/RADIO SHOW
Adam Rosser – Radio 5Live Game On

BEST PRINT EDITORIAL TEAM
Edge

BEST ONLINE EDITORIAL TEAM
Eurogamer

BEST VIDEO PRODUCTION TEAM
IGN

EMERGING TALENT
Vic Hood – Freelance

An award for the MOST INFLUENTIAL was also announced, with The Guardian’s Games Editor Keza MacDonald picking up the prestigious trophy.

The awards were hosted by writer, editor, producer, and trainee pro wrestler Simon Miller and hosted at the Rich Mix venue in Shoreditch.

Supporting the very first Games Media Brit List Awards were Trailblazers from Rising Star Games, Belong by GAME, Reality Clash, Bossa Studios, Hitman Definitive Edition from Warner Bros, Vuelio, Jägermeister, plus industry bodies Ukie, TIGA and ERA.

The next Games Media Brit List will take place on Thursday, May 16th 2019 - More details will be announed soon at www.gamesmediabritlist.com.

Alternatively, follow the Games Media Brit List on Twitter or sign up to the GMBL email newsletter to receive updates.

Lisa Carter, Event Director at Games Media Brit List, said: “We’re absolutely delighted with the response we’ve had to the first Games Media Brit List Awards. To see such positivity in the room, with friends, peers and rivals cheering each other was absolutely brilliant.

“A huge congratulations to all the winners, a big thank you to our partners who helped make it happen, and apologies for any sore heads. See you all again in 2019!”

For more information about the Games Media Brit List, contact Lisa Carter on +44 (0)7970 164 201 or email lisa.carter@gamesmediabritlist.com.

The Games Media Brit List 2018 is this Thursday – are you coming along?

Here’s all you need to know before the big night

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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

Jägermeister Mule 

  • Jägermeister, ginger beer, Lime & Cucumber

 It’s a Jäger Trailblazer ting..

  • Jägermeister, Grapefruit soda (ting)

 Floating Island Punch 

  • Jagermeister, passion fruit, cloudy apple juice, cinnamon & fruit cider)

 Reality Clash berry tea smash 

  • Jägermeister, berry tea, blackcurrent jam, maple syrup & lemon

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:

 

As well as the gaming consoles scattered around the venue, entertainment will be provided by Plug n Play – the UK’s only video game covers band.

The band will bring to life favourites from the 8-bit era and beyond – performing live medleys from games such as Pokémon, Sonic, Mario, Final Fantasy and much more.

You can check them out in action below:

 

A huge thanks to the companies and brands who are helping us to host this event – namely Trailblazers by Rising Star Games, Belong by GAME, Reality Clash, Vuelio, Bossa Studios, Warner Bros and Jaegermeister.

It’s going to be a hell of a night, and we can’t wait to see you all on Thursday.  

To find out more about the event, visit: https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GamesMediaBL #GMBL18

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gamesmediabritlist

About the Games Media Brit List

The Games Media Brit List recognises excellence in games reporting and commentary, celebrating journalists, podcasters, vloggers, media brands, and more in a who’s who of the UK games media talent pool. For more information, visit https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com

For further information contact:

Lisa Carter

+44 (0)7970 164201

lisa.carter@gamesmediabritlist.com

Belong by Game joins Games Media Brit List 2018 partners as After Show Party and Emerging Talent Category Sponsor

And will also be bringing PS4 gaming stations to the event on May 17th at Rich Mix, Shoreditch

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Belong by Game, a gaming arena and tournament organiser owned by the specialist retailer, is sponsoring the After Show Party and Emerging Talent Category at the Games Media Brit List 2018.  

Belong will also be providing PS4 gaming stations on the night, loaded with FIFA 18 and Overwatch.

The emerging talent category highlights the up-and-coming stars of the UK’s games media.

The Games Media Brit List takes place on Thursday, May 17th 2018 at Shoreditch’s uber-cool community arts hub, Rich Mix.

The Awards celebrate the very best in games writing and broadcasting and are open to anyone involved in video games and eSports media – specialist consumer journalists, B2B reporters, vloggers, streamers, media brands, national media reviewers and more.

The Games Media Brit List’s partners also include Reality Clash, Trailblazers, Bossa Studios, Vuelio, Jägermeister, Ukie, TIGA, and ERA.

As well as the awards themselves, the Games Media Brit List will bring together the games media community and the wider industry for an evening of entertainment and networking in the build up to E3, the global industry’s leading trade event in LA.

The finalists have been announced -  and the winners will be picked by a named panel of independent judges.

To find out more about the event, visit https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GamesMediaBL #GMBL18

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gamesmediabritlist

About Belong by Game

Each Belong Gaming Arena is a bespoke space, designed to cater for all, from the ultimate hard core gamer to the newest and freshest faces in the world of gaming! With custom high-powered gaming PCs, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles readily available throughout the arena, every game and gamer is catered for.
Play the latest and greatest titles next to your friends, compete in your favourite game against some of the country’s best players and experience the latest in VR gaming under one roof at Belong.

About The Games Media Brit List

The Games Media Brit List recognises excellence in games reporting and commentary, celebrating journalists, podcasters, vloggers, media brands, and more in a who’s who of the UK games media talent pool. For more information, visit https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com

For further information contact:

Lisa Carter

+44 (0)7970 164201

lisa.carter@mimrammedia.co.uk

Bossa Studios joins Games Media Brit List 2018 partners as Video Production Team Category Sponsor

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Developer and publisher joins roster of sponsors for the inaugural event, held on May 17th at Rich Mix, Shoreditch

Bossa Studios has signed up as Video Production Team Category Sponsor at the inaugural Games Media Brit List awards. The developer and publisher is behind such titles as World’s Adrift, Purrfect Date, Surgeon Simulator and I am Bread.  

The Games Media Brit List takes place on Thursday, May 17th 2018 at Shoreditch’s uber-cool community arts hub, Rich Mix.

The Awards celebrate the very best in games writing and broadcasting and are open to anyone involved in video games and eSports media – specialist consumer journalists, B2B reporters, vloggers, streamers, media brands, national media reviewers and more.

The Video Production Team category highlights the leading lights behind editorially-led video content in the games media.

Bossa Studios is a BAFTA-winning independent games developer and publisher based in London and Seattle. Driven by creativity, charm and flair, they make games that champion innovation and originality, including the critically-acclaimed Surgeon Simulator, I am Bread and Monstermind. Their community is integral to their ethos, as best represented by Worlds Adrift - a truly ambitious undertaking that's redefining the genre through its use of crowdsourced content, introducing the world's first Community-Crafted MMO. 

The Games Media Brit List’s partners also include Vuelio, Reality Clash, Trailblazers, Ukie, TIGA, ERA, and Jägermeister.

As well as the awards themselves, the Games Media Brit List will bring together the games media community and the wider industry for an evening of entertainment and networking in the build up to E3, the global industry’s leading trade event in LA.

The finalists have been announced and the winners will be picked by a named panel of independent judges.

To find out more about the event, visit https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GamesMediaBL #GMBL18

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gamesmediabritlist

About Bossa Studios

Bossa Studios is a BAFTA award winning independent games developer and publisher based in London. We make games for fun's sake and are driven by doing things differently with creativity, charm, and flair. Our titles are loved by millions of gamers worldwide including Surgeon Simulator and I am Bread. We're also completely in love with our players, and are excited to see what they are creating and contributing to our ambitious new open dev project Worlds Adrift, a truly unique sandbox that is redefining the MMO genre.

About The Games Media Brit List

The Games Media Brit List recognises excellence in games reporting and commentary, celebrating journalists, podcasters, vloggers, media brands, and more in a who’s who of the UK games media talent pool. For more information, visit https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com

For further information contact:

Lisa Carter

+44 (0)7970 164201

lisa.carter@mimrammedia.co.uk

Games Media Brit List 2018: Everything you need to know about the entertainment, the venue, the host, and more

We are around a month away from the inaugural Games Media Brit List awards - so here’s some more details about the entertainment on the night and the Uber cool venue where we’ll be celebrating the best of the best in the UK’s games media...     

We’re delighted to announce that Plug n Play – the UK’s only video game covers band – will be providing the tunes at the after party.

The band will bring to life favourites from the 8-bit era and beyond – performing live medleys from games such as Pokémon, Sonic, Mario, Final Fantasy and much more.

You can check them out in action below:

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.’

He has this message for you:

The venue, Rich Mix, is East London’s independent arts centre. Once a vast leather factory, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road was transformed into a multi-arts venue, all 62,000 feet of it. Stretched over five floors it has a three screen cinema showing the latest releases and takes part in a number of independent film festivals.

The venue says it’s aim ‘is to be a place where the communities of the world, who are the citizens of East London and beyond, can come together to experience and make world class art and feel that it’s a place where they belong.’

On the night there will also will be gaming tournaments, game themed cocktails, and of course fancy canapés.  

The Games Media Brit List celebrates the very best in games writing and broadcasting in video games and eSports media.

The Games Media Brit List’s partners include Vuelio, Jägermeister, Reality Clash, Trailblazers, Bossa Studios, Ukie, TIGA and ERA.

As well as the awards themselves, the Games Media Brit List will bring together the games media community and the wider industry for an evening of entertainment and networking in the build up to E3, the global industry’s leading trade event in LA.

The finalists have been announced - and the winners will be picked by a named panel of independent judges.

To find out more about the event, visit: https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GamesMediaBL #GMBL18

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gamesmediabritlist

About the Games Media Brit List

The Games Media Brit List recognises excellence in games reporting and commentary, celebrating journalists, podcasters, vloggers, media brands, and more in a who’s who of the UK games media talent pool. For more information, visit https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com

For further information contact:

Lisa Carter

+44 (0)7970 164201

lisa.carter@gamesmediabritlist.com

Games Media Brit List Awards: Trailblazers to get the party started!

The drinks are on Rising Star Games and its innovative racer from UK studio Supergonk

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Rising Star Games’ Trailblazers will raise a toast to the trailblazers of the UK games media next month, as the drinks reception partner at the Games Media Brit List Awards.

The game will be available to play whilst guests step up to the starting grid for the awards themselves.

Trailblazers is a fresh new co-operative racing title with an innovative on-track game mechanic: paint the track, boost on your colour and work as a team to win. It’s been created by UK indie studio Supergonk.

“We are delighted to be the Drinks Reception Partner at the very first Games Media Brit List Awards, which will showcase the very best in the UK games media. Games journalism – whether print, digital or broadcast – plays an incredibly important role in informing and inspiring consumers,” said Rising Star Games’ Managing Director Martin Defries.

“We are proud to support these awards, and all of the talented brands and individuals in the sector.”

The Games Media Brit List takes place on Thursday, May 17th 2018 at Shoreditch’s uber-cool community arts hub, Rich Mix.

The Awards celebrate the very best in games writing and broadcasting and are open to anyone involved in video games and eSports media – specialist consumer journalists, B2B reporters, vloggers, streamers, media brands, national media reviewers and more.

As well as the awards themselves, the Games Media Brit List will bring together the games media community and the wider industry for an evening of entertainment and networking in the build up to E3, the global industry’s leading trade event in LA.

The finalists have been announced < link - https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com/the-finalists/> and the winners will be picked by a panel of independent judges.

To find out more about the event, visit https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GamesMediaBL #GMBL18

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gamesmediabritlist

About Rising Star Games

Rising Star Games is a privately held video games publisher with a global reach. With operating offices in Europe and USA the company publishes video game entertainment across all gaming platforms from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and via Steam. With decades of combined experience and a genuine passion for interactive entertainment, Rising Star Games is proud of its ever-expanding and enormously diverse catalogue of over 130 titles. www.risingstargames.com

About The Games Media Brit List

The Games Media Brit List recognises excellence in games reporting and commentary, celebrating journalists, podcasters, vloggers, media brands, and more in a who’s who of the UK games media talent pool. For more information, visit https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com

For further information contact:

Lisa Carter

+44 (0)7970 164201

lisa.carter@mimrammedia.co.uk