Games Media Brit List 2018

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.

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

Prepare yourselves... Simon Miller is hosting the Games Media Brit List 2018

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Writer, editor, producer, host, and trainee pro wrestler, Miller is ready to grab the Games Media Brit List Awards by the hand, and take it somewhere beautiful…

That’s right, Simon Miller – AKA; ‘The Miller Report’, AKA; ‘YouTube Sensation Milibob’ AKA; ‘Indie dev Brian Cranst’, AKA; ‘down in the dumps Gerald Winesworth’ – is taking the helm at the inaugural Games Media Brit list awards… and he’s not going to take any of your nonsense.

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

Having worked in and around the games industry for the last 12 years, Simon Miller 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.’

"It's a real pleasure to host the first ever Games Media Brit List and recognise some of the best talent throughout games journalism... and then see those who didn't get nominated get upset about it on Twitter," said Miller.

He’s recorded this special message ahead of the big night:

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, Rising Star Games, 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

Vuelio to recognise the biggest influencers in video games at the Games Media Brit List 2018

Integrated PR software platform joins the line-up of Event Partners

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Vuelio has joined the line-up of Event Partners for the Games Media Brit List, which takes place on Thursday, May 17th 2018 at Shoreditch’s uber-cool community arts hub, Rich Mix.

Vuelio’s communications software includes the UK’s most comprehensive influencer database as well as uniquely powerful tools for measuring and understanding their power – making it perfect for the inaugural Games Media Brit List.

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

Joanna Arnold, Chief Executive of Vuelio, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting the Games Media Brit List and look forward to celebrating the best games reporters in the UK. We work closely with our PR and brand clients to identify the very best in media, and believe that the Games Media Brit List will showcase the greatest talent in the UK today.

“Influence goes beyond having the loudest voice or the most famous name – true influence is about having a genuine connection with your audience and creating an engaged community. We’re particularly excited for the Vuelio Influencer Score to be incorporated into the judging process, and look forward to see which influencers will be rewarded on the night.”

Andrew Wooden, Event Director at the Games Media Brit List, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Vuelio as one of our Event Partners. Vuelio helps to connect people, enabling conversations to happen and stories to be told – perfect for an evening that will be packed full of powerful connections, memorable conversations and compelling stories.”

The Games Media Brit List’s Partners also include 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.

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

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

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

To nominate yourself or a colleague, visit https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com/enter-the-awards

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

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

About Vuelio

With a customer base of over 1,700, Vuelio provides a range of integrated solutions for comms, public affairs and stakeholder engagement. Whether you’re seeking to influence the media, politics or individuals, Vuelio offers everything you need to identify, understand and engage with the right audience. Access the UK’s largest influencer database, manage outreach and engagement, and measure and analyse the effectiveness of your campaigns. For more information, visit vuelio.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, Event Director

+44 (0)7970 164201

lisa.carter@gamesmediabritlist.com

Jägermeister to toast the cream of British games journalism at the Games Media Brit List 2018

World famous liqueur brand will provide the party atmosphere at the inaugural awards ceremony, with a pop-up bar and selection of video games-inspired cocktails

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Jägermeister will provide the party atmosphere as an Event Partner at the inaugural Games Media Brit List Awards, mixing a selection of video games-inspired cocktails at its very own pop-up bar – guaranteed to put smiles on the faces of all the finalists on the big night.

Celebrating the very best in games writing and broadcasting, 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.

Discussing the partnership, Benjamin Errington, Key Account & Marketing Manager, Mast-Jägermeister UK, said: “We’re really looking forward to being able to bring the Jägermeister pop-up bar to the Games Media Brit List awards and supplying all those attending with a selection of video games inspired cocktails for them to enjoy.

“You could say we’re putting the mix into Rich Mix! Good luck to all!”

Lisa Carter, Event Director at the Games Media Brit List, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to announce a brand as respected and renowned as Jägermeister as one of our Event Partners.

“We can’t wait to see what their mixologists are going to conjure up – it’s going to make for a very memorable night!”

The Games Media Brit List’s Industry Partners also include Vuelio, 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.

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

Winners will be picked by a named panel of independent judges.

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

To nominate yourself or a colleague, visit https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com/enter-the-awards

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

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

About Jägermeister

Best served as an ice cold shot, original Jägermeister is a unique herbal spirit that was developed by Curt Mast from a secret recipe and launched in Germany 80 years ago. The liqueur is made by Mast-Jaegermeister SE, in Wolfenbüttel Germany using a secret blend of 56 different herbs, blossoms, roots and fruits from all over the world and this secret recipe has not changed since it was first made. The pure and natural ingredients used within Jägermeister guarantee a high quality finish, and authentic taste. Jägermeister contains 35% alcohol by volume. For more information, visit http://www.mast-jaegermeister.co.uk

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