Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Gayming Awards 2022 Winners Revealed

As the curtains come down, we look back at the Gayming Awards 2022 – and all of the incredible winners of our prestigious categories!

The biggest winner of the night was by far Life is Strange: True Colors by Deck Nine and Square Enix. The game was the winner of no less than three awards taking home: Game of the Year, Authentic Representation Award, and Best LGBTQ Character, showing how popular the game is within the LGBTQ community.

While Life is Strange: True Colors took home a plethora of awards, there were huge celebrations to be had for Tanya DePass who picked up the Gayming Icon award, showing how much of a positive impact Tanya has brought to the LGBTQ community within gaming. Prior to the event, the Streamer Rising Star Class of ‘22 was announced with six amazing streamers being inducted into the new class with prizes from the category sponsors: Twitch, Shure, Overclockers, Noblechairs, Streamplify, and Cooler Master.

The full list of winners from the Gayming Awards 2022 are:

Game of the Year – Sponsored by PlayStation

Life is Strange: True Colors – Deck Nine / Square Enix

Gayming Magazine Readers’ Award – Sponsored by EA

Resident Evil Village – Capcom

Gayming Icon Award – Sponsored by Facebook Gaming

Tanya DePass

Industry Diversity Award – Sponsored by Hangar 13 and 2K

Ukie’s #RaiseTheGame pledge

Authentic Representation Award – Sponsored by Marvelous Europe

Life is Strange: True Colors – Deck Nine / Square Enix

Best LGBTQ Character Award – Sponsored by Rocksteady

Alex Chen, Life is Strange: True Colors – Deck Nine / Square Enix

Best LGBTQ Indie Game Award – Sponsored by Xbox

Unpacking – Witch Beam and Humble Games

LGBTQ Streamer of the Year – Sponsored by Twitch


LGBTQ Streamer Rising Star Class of ’22 – Sponsored by Twitch

It’s Me Holly






Best LGBTQ Contribution to Esports – Sponsored by Esports Technologies Inc

Emi “CaptainFluke” Donaldson

LGBTQ Tabletop Game Award – Sponsored by It Gets Better UK

Adventuring With Pride: Queer We Go Again – Jack Dixon

Best LGBTQ Comic Book Moment – Sponsored by Square Enix

The Pride Omnibus – ComiXology/Dark Horse Comics

Alongside the celebrations, the next event in the Gayming calendar, Gayming LIVE, debuted a new trailer for the queer geek convention in July at the Knockdown Center in Brooklyn. A limited time offer of 30% off all tickets is available on tickets at gayming.live until this Friday (April 29th) using code ‘GaymingAwards’.

The Awards will return in early 2023 with the show moving stateside to New York City for Gayming Awards 2023: Live on Broadway! 

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.