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The Gayming Awards 2021 Winners Revealed

History has been made with the Gayming Awards 2021 – the very first queer gaming award show.

The Gayming Awards, sponsored by EA Games and broadcast exclusively on Twitch, were designed to celebrate diversity and inclusion throughout gaming – whether it’s through the authentic representation of a video game character, or the incredible people that brought these LGBTQ+ games to life.

Our own editor and founder, Robin Gray, had the following to say on the momentous night: “I am so proud to be able to say we have held the world’s first LGBTQ video game award show! 2020 was truly a watershed moment for LGBTQ inclusion in games and to be able to celebrate it with everyone, although virtually, was amazing! Congratulations to all the winners, well done to all the nominees and thank you again to all our sponsors! See you in 2022!”

Colin Blackwood, EA’s UK & Ireland Country Manager, was also overjoyed by the reception to the Gayming Awards, saying: “congratulations to the amazing nominees and winners celebrated tonight. As a founding partner of the #RaiseTheGame pledge, EA are thrilled to sponsor the inaugural Gayming Awards, celebrating and recognising the power of inclusion of LGBTQ+, and diversity of stories and creators, in video games. We look forward to these awards becoming an annual tradition.”

It’s sad to say that the queerest night in gaming had to come to an end, but don’t be sad. This is just the very first of a gaming award show that will be annual from now on – so if you haven’t managed to catch the show live yesterday, you’ll get your chance in the future! Of course, head on over to our official Twitch channel if you’d like to watch the VOD of the night.

But who were the winners of the Gayming Awards 2021? Alright, we won’t keep you in suspense. Have a look:


Best LGBTQ Narrative Award – sponsored by Hangar 13
If Found…
DREAMFEEL

Authentic Representation Award – sponsored by Green Man Gaming
Tell Me Why
DONTNOD Entertainment/Xbox Game Studios

Best LGBTQ Character Award – sponsored by Rocksteady Studios
Tyler Ronan – Tell Me Why
DONTNOD Entertainment/Xbox Game Studios

LGBTQ Streamer of the Year Award – sponsored by Twitch
DEERE

Industry Diversity Award – sponsored by Square Enix London Mobile
I Need Diverse Games

Best LGBTQ Indie Game Award – sponsored by Xbox
If Found…
DREAMFEEL

Gayming Magazine Readers’ Award – sponsored by PlayStation
Hades
Supergiant Games

Gayming Icon Award – presented by Gayming Magazine
Robert Yang

Game of the Year – sponsored by EA Games
Hades
Supergiant Games


To find out more about the Gayming Awards 2021, including a list of all 50+ nominees, head to gaymingawards.com

Aimee Hart

[She/They] Aimee Hart specializes in queer fandom, video games and tabletop, having started her career writing for numerous websites like The Verge, Polygon, Input Magazine and more. Her goal now is to boost LGBTQ+ voices in the video games industry.