MCV AWARDS 2016: THE FINALISTS

MCV AWARDS 2016: THE FINALISTS

With just eight weeks to go until the big night, the finalists of this year's MCV Awards are revealed. Is your name on the list…?

Over 80 different companies are shortlisted for this year's event, which takes place on Thursday, March 3rd at the Hilton Bankside, London.

The biggest number of nominations belongs to PlayStation, with ten nods, while Warner Bros has eight.

But without further ado, here's the full list of finalists competing for an award this year…

SPECIALIST RETAILER
GAME
Grainger Games
Green Man Gaming
ShopTo
Steam

INDEPENDENT RETAILER
Base.com
Games Centre
Go2Games
Simply Games
The Game Collection
XPRESS Games

MAINSTREAM RETAILER
Amazon
Argos
Asda
Sainsbury's
Shop Direct
Tesco
Zavvi

BUYING TEAM
Amazon
Argos
GAME
Sainsbury's
Tesco
The Hut Group

PERIPHERALS & ACCESSORIES BRAND
A4T
Astro Gaming
Gioteck
MadCatz
Orb
PDP
Razer
Turtle Beach
Venom

NEW GAMES BRAND
Bloodborne – SCEE
LEGO Dimensions – WB Games
Life Is Strange – Square Enix
Project CARS – Bandai Namco
Splatoon – Nintendo
The Escapists – Team 17

SALES TRIUMPH
Amiibo – Nintendo
Dirt Rally – Codemasters
Farming Simulator 15 – Koch Media
LEGO Dimensions – WB Games
Minecraft: Story Mode – Avanquest
The Escapists – Team 17
The Witcher 3 – Bandai Namco
WWE 2K16 – 2K Games
Xbox Elite Controller – Xbox

MARKETING TEAM
2K Games
Activision
Bandai Namco
Bethesda
EA
Xbox
Nintendo
PlayStation
Ubisoft
WB Games

DIGITAL MARKETING TEAM
Bethesda
EA
PlayStation
Sega
Ubisoft

TRADE MARKETING TEAM
Activision
EA
Koch Media
Xbox
Nintendo
PlayStation
Ubisoft

PR TEAM
Activision
Bandai Namco
Bethesda
Capcom
EA
Koch Media
Xbox
Nintendo
PlayStation
Sports Interactive/Sega
Ubisoft
WB Games

AGENCY TEAM
Attention Seekers
Brown Betty
Indigo Pearl
Jelly Media
Lick PR
Premier
Red
Renaissance PR
Studio Diva
Swipe Right PR
The Field


COMMUNITY TEAM
2K
Bethesda
Capcom
Creative Assembly
EA
GAME
Jagex
Xbox
PlayStation
Ubisoft

DISTRIBUTION TEAM
Advantage
CentreSoft
Click Entertainment
Exertis
Koch Media
Lime Distribution
Link Distribution
Pavilion Distribution

MEDIA TEAM
Future
Gamer Network
IGN
Playwire
MEC
Target Media
Twitch
Venatus Media
Wikia

SALES TEAM
Activision
Bethesda
EA
Koch Media
Xbox
Nintendo
PlayStation
Ubisoft
WB Games

INDIE GAMES LABEL
505 Games
Curve Digital
Devolver
KISS
Nomad Games
Ripstone
Sold Out
Team 17
Tiny Build Games

GAME CAMPAIGN
Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Ubisoft
Batman Arkham Knight – WB Games
Fallout 4 – Bethesda
FIFA 16 – EA
Guitar Hero Live – Activision
Just Cause 3 – Square Enix
Metal Gear Solid V - Konami
Rise of the Tomb Raider – Xbox
Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection – SCEE

GAMES PUBLISHER
Activision
Bandai Namco
Bethesda
EA
Xbox
Nintendo
PlayStation
Take-Two
Ubisoft
WB Games

EVENTS TEAM
EGX
GAME/Multiplay
Nintendo
PlayStation/Team PlayStation
Replay Events
Ubisoft
WB Games

The judging process now begins, with MCV putting together a panel of experts to decide the ultimate winners, who will be revealed on the night. The Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, March 3rd at the new Hilton Bankside, London.

On the evening a further three special awards will be announced, namely:-
Store Manager Of The Year
Unsung Hero
Person Of The Year

No shortlists will be announced for these categories, with the MCV team choosing the winners – with consultation from the industry.

Tickets for the MCV Awards are available now. Platinum tables of ten cost 3,295, Gold tables are priced at 3095 and Silver tables of ten are priced at 2895. Individual tickets can be bought for 289. Click here to purchase your ticket.

Sponsors of the MCV Awards 2016 include OPM Recruitment, Gamescom and Aardvark Swift, but a number of additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Lesley McDiarmid (lmcdiarmid@nbmedia.com) or Conor Tallon (ctallon@nbmedia.com) to find out more.

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