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,, Gamesmaster, Gamespot, GamesTM, Digital Play, Ginx TV, GQ Magazine, IGN, IGN Podcast,, Kotaku, MCV, Network-N, Official Xbox Magazine, One Life Left, OnScreen,, PCGamesN, Playstation Access,, 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:

Twitter: #GMBL18


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

For further information contact:

Lisa Carter

+44 (0)7970 164201