GAM3 Awards Return for Second Year to Celebrate Excellence in Web3 Gaming

Prepare for the Second Year of the GAM3 Awards

GAM3 Awards, the largest event recognizing excellence in web3 gaming, is set to return for its second year. The December 14 final will celebrate the industry’s greatest achievers across more than a dozen categories. Winners will share prizes worth over $2M sponsored by esteemed partners like Amazon, Google, Magic Eden, and Blockchain Game Alliance.

The maturation of the web3 gaming space will be reflected in the GAM3 Awards 2023, which will encompass the past 12 months of innovation, a period marked by unparalleled creativity. The 2023 awards will once again be presented by GAM3S.GG, the web3 gaming platform dubbed “the home of web3 gaming” and Magic Eden, the community-centric NFT marketplace.

New web3 titles, with their innovative gameplay and immersive experiences, are poised to be strong contenders for the top spots at the GAM3 Awards, making this year’s competition fiercer than ever. They will go up against games that were decorated at last year’s event, including Game of the Year winner – Big Time, which recently successfully launched their preseason & game economy; and Shrapnel, which won Most Anticipated Game and is now preparing for its highly anticipated public playtest.

The inaugural 2022 GAM3 Awards celebrated over 100 web3 games nominated across 16 categories. These categories were designed to honor the best in web3 gaming as chosen by

an expert panel and the gaming community. The GAM3 Awards 2023 sees the same list make a return, and introduces three new categories: Best Fighting Game, Best Sports Game, and Best On-Chain Game.

Games will be evaluated on various criteria including core loop, accessibility, replayability factor, fun elements, graphics, and overall gameplay experience. Only games with a live, playable version that meet the mentioned criteria will be eligible for nomination, with the exception of the Most Anticipated Game category and People’s Choice Award.

This year’s awards also see the Best Content Creator award return as a category, which saw Brycent win last year – with the creator receiving further accolades & successfully signing for XSET, a renowned American professional esports and entertainment organization, shortly after.

Familiar faces from the gaming world including thought leaders and industry veterans will serve on the jury to support a diverse and transparent voting system.This year’s jury sees both returning 2022 jurors in addition to new representatives from web3 gaming VCs, chains and ecosystems, infrastructure partners and content creators – in addition to traditional gaming leaders as well as tech giants such as Amazon and Google. 

The jury’s decision will have a 90% weightage, while community votes will contribute 10% to the final outcome. However, categories like People’s Choice Award and Best Content Creator will see a 100% dependence on community voting, while Games’ Choice Award sees game studios voting for their favorite game of the year.

In the run-up to the GAM3 Awards ceremony, exclusive content, including interviews with the finalists and jury members, which will build anticipation ahead of the winners being crowned in the live event on December 14. Moreover, the ceremony itself serves as a key industry landmark event, with games expected to release major announcements and exclusive content during the show. 

Nominations will begin starting today, October 26th, directly on GAM3S.GG, and will run until the shortlist is announced ahead of the final voting.

Last year the awards saw over 250,000 votes, and the ceremony was live streamed to over 30,000 viewers across streaming platforms as the finalists competed for a $1M prize pool in grants & services. 

This year, the hosts & partners aim to make the event even bigger and better.

About GAM3 Awards

GAM3 Awards is the industry’s leading web3 gaming awards. The event, presented by GAM3S.GG, celebrates the highest quality web3 games, rewarding innovation and creativity at the intersection of blockchain and consumer entertainment. Back for its second year with new partners such as Magic Eden, Amazon and Google, the GAM3 Awards will reward the top games developers with monetary prizes and services valued at over $2M.

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