The event is set to take place on Tuesday 23 October at Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park, London.
Hilary Bevan Jones, Chairman of the Academy said: “We are thrilled to have Vic fronting these Awards. His sheer exuberance, off-beat humour and love of video games make him the perfect choice.”
There will also be two live musical acts this year, with indie rock band Athlete confirmed so far.
This year’s Awards will include the publicly-voted PC World Gamers Award and a new BAFTA Ones To Watch Award in association with Dare to be Digital. Online voting for the PC World Gamers Award is live now at www.obsessedwithgames.co.uk