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MCV AWARDS 2013: Hard work pays off for UK's best

Michael French
MCV AWARDS 2013: Hard work pays off for UK's best

Some of the most proactive and innovative firms in the UK games business took home top honours at this evening's MCV Awards.  

16 different companies claimed the trade's most coveted awards, voted for by a judging panel of peers and senior execs. 

CentreSoft won the highest honour, the Grand Prix, a worthy win recognising 30 years of business supporting retailers and key publishing partners. It also was named the year's best High Street Distributor.  

GAME reclaimed its Specialist Retailer crown after a tumultuous 2012. CEO Martyn Gibbs, who has led the firm out trouble post-administration, was also given the Special Recognition prize honouring 25 years in retail. 

Ubisoft won the most, taking Digital Distribution Team, Export Sales Team and Marketing Team while Assassin's Creed III won Game Campaign and Digital Campaign. 

Activision won two, taking Trade Marketing Team and Third Party Games Hardware for Skylanders Giants. 

EA also won two key trade awards - UK Sales Team, and the coveted Game Publisher of the Year prize.  

But in total there were sixteen different winners across the 25 prizes, reflecting a diverse UK games business with players of all sizes.  

Other happy recipients included Scottish indie retail chain Game Centre, Steam (for Digital Distributor), and Bethesda's Dishonored (New Game Brand winner). 

The full list of winners can be found below. 

The MCV Awards are organised by the team behind MCV and have been running for 11 years.  

The event is supported by platinum partner The Hut Group, award partners Click Entertainment, Incomm Europe, Link Distribution, MCM Expo, OnLive, Respondez, Wii U and 2K Games plus event partners Electronic Arts, OPM Recruitment, Koch Media, Intergi, Warner Bros, ShopTo, Green Man Gaming and IGN. 

MCV AWARDS 2013: THE WINNERS IN FULL

Independent Retailer – High Street                        
GAMES CENTRE

Independent Retailer – Online
SIMPLY GAMES

Retail Concept
HMV OXFORD STREET GAMES SHOWCASE 

Mainstream Retailer
AMAZON

Specialist Retailer
GAME 

Digital Retailer
STEAM                                                 

Digital Distribution Team
UBISOFT

High Street Distribution Team
CENTRESOFT

Sales Triumph
MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION (MOJANG/MICROSOFT)

UK Sales Team
ELECTRONIC ARTS

Export Sales Team
UBISOFT

Marketing Team
UBISOFT

PR Team
2K GAMES

UK Games Studio
TRAVELLER’S TALES

Third Party Games Hardware
SKYLANDERS GIANTS (ACTIVISION)

New Game Brand
DISHONORED (BETHESDA)

Digital Campaign
ASSASSIN’S CREED III (UBISOFT)

Audience Engagement
EUROGAMER EXPO

Media Sales Team
IGN

Trade Marketing Team
ACTIVISION

Game Campaign
ASSASSIN’S CREED III (UBISOFT)

Specialist Games Publisher
NAMCO BANDAI 

Game Publisher
ELECTRONIC ARTS

MCV Special Recognition
MARTYN GIBBS

Grand Prix
CENTRESOFT

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