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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

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