Published on November 5th, 2018 | by Admin
First Ever Australian Games Awards Announced. Event to be held on December 19
Sydney, November 5, 2018 – Trade Media is proud to announce the launch of the first ever Australian Games Awards (AGAs).
The AGAs will be held at Big Top in Sydney’s Luna Park on Wednesday, December 19. The awards will be the most complete recognition of Australian gaming culture, with awards across games, accessories, games journalism, esports and content creation.
Built for and voted on by the Australian gaming community, 29 categories will be recognised at the inaugural awards. Nominations have opened today and will run through until midnight AEDT on Sunday, November 18. Voting will then open later that week, closing in early December.
In addition to helping decide this year’s winners, 200 Ultimate Fans will also be able to celebrate alongside finalists and the Australian Games Industry. Tickets are available through EB Games, the official retail partner of the AGAs, at $199. Along with all the celebrations, these fans will receive food, drinks, and commemorative exclusive swag – with further inclusions to be announced in the lead up to the event.
Speaking on the launch of the Australian Games Awards, Trade Media Director, Joel Van Daal said, “I’m so thrilled to finally reveal the event.”
Joel added, “This will be the biggest ever celebration of Australian gaming culture, and will give the community the opportunity to have their say. Games are the premier form of entertainment, and we are just pleased to be able to give them the platform it deserves.”
To nominate, secure one of the 200 Ultimate Fan tickets, connect with the event on social media, and for more information, you can check the official site: www.australiangamesawards.com.
2018 Award’s List
Action/Adventure Title of the Year
Audio Brand of the Year
Australian Developed Game of the Year presented by Bethesda
Breakout Creator of the Year
Controller and Accessories Brand of the Year (includes chairs, travel cases etc.)
Cosplayer of the Year
Creator of the Year
Esports Personality of the Year
Esports Title of the Year
Family/Kids Title of Year
Game Of The Year
Gaming Publication of the Year
Independent Game of the Year presented by Nintendo
Journalist of the Year
Mixer Creator of the Year
Mobile/Handheld Title of the Year
Multiplayer/Online Title of the Year
Organisation of the Year
Play of the Year
Player of the Year
RPG of the Year
Shooter of the Year
Social Media God (best use of social media/community engagement)
Sports, Racing or Fighting Title of the Year
Strategy Title of the Year
Team of the Year
The Gamechanger (has influenced positive change in games)
Twitch Creator of the Year
YouTube Creator of the Year