A host of female UK esports talent has been recognised in the*gameHERs awards – with voting now open.
The*gameHERs is an online platform that aims to support and empower women gamers, and the 2021 ceremony will be its second annual awards event to honour and celebrate women in the gaming industry.
Early last month, nominations opened for 36 individual awards across six categories including esports, game development, content creation, charity, marketing and rising stars at the collegiate level. Hundreds of people and brands have been nominated.
Voting is now open until September 25th, with those amassing the most votes being announced at the awards ceremony in November, which will be livestreamed on the*gameHERs Twitch channel.
Here are some of the UK talent nominated: Guild Esports’ Gee Nelly has been nominated for Top Charity Streamer of the Year, GGRecon’s Kateyrecon is up for Top Facebook Content Creator of the Year, Meg Kay (Megito) has been nominated for Top Journalist of the Year, as has British Esports’ Bryony-Hope Green.
Yinsu Collins and Jasmine ‘Veracity’ Kanuga have been nominated in the Best On Camera Talent category, while Kaeyidream and Ellibear are up for the Best Social Media of the Year award. Ellibear is also nominated in the Best Intern category.
UK registered charity Safe In Our World has been nominated for Most Charitable Gaming Organization.
The British Esports Association has also been nominated in the Advocate of the Year and Most Inclusive Organisation categories. Rix.GG has also been nominated for the latter, as has The Goose House and Vulpine Esports.
The full list of the*gameHERs awards nominees can be found here.
“We are thrilled to launch year two of our award series to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of all women across gaming,” said Heather Ouida, co-founder of the*gameHERs.
“This year, we are collaborating with influential women and forward thinking sponsors to continue driving interest and create an inclusive community for gamers alike.
“As our platform continues to grow, our goal is to amplify the voices of women by providing a safe space to be themselves. We are working to educate and connect women through our impactful events such as the awards and much more.”
The full list of the*gameHERs 2021 award categories are as follows:
- PrizePicks Top Team of the Year
- Version1 V1SIONARIES Top Player of the Year
- Most Inclusive Organization
- iFOLIO Best Esports Creative
- Best Team Brand Ambassador
- Most Inclusive Studio of the Year
- Standout Indie Development
- Standout Triple A Development
- Most Inclusive Game of the Year
- Narrative Designer of the Year
- Sound Designer of the Year
- Game Designer of the Year
- Top Facebook Content Creator of the Year
- Top Twitch Streamer of the Year
- Top Stream Team of the Year
- Top Journalist of the Year
- Top Creative Streamer of the Year
- Top D&D Campaign of the Year
- Top Charity Streamer of the Year
- Most Charitable Gaming Organization
- Best Community Manager – Triple A
- Best Community Manager – Indie
- Best Social Media of the Year
Rising Stars – Collegiate
- Rising Star – Collegiate Organization
- Rising Star – Up & Coming Pro Player
- Rising Star – Aspiring Leader
- Rising Star – Top Educator
- Rising Star – Best Intern
- Rising Star– Best Gaming Community
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.