Games Media Brit List 2018 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the first Games Media Brit List has been announced, with the aim being to ‘celebrate the very best in UK games writing & broadcasting’. With the presentation ceremony set for Thursday, May 17th 2018 at Rich Mix, Shoreditch.

The awards were open to anyone in the UK games and eSports media to enter – including specialist consumer journalists, B2B reporters, vloggers, streamers, media brands, national media reviewers and more – highlighting achievements from the previous 12 months.

The organisers, industry veterans Lisa Carter and Andrew Wooden who previously worked at NewBay on the Games Media Awards, stated that ‘the shortlist, whittled down from hundreds of nominations received between December 4th and February 28th this year, is a celebration of the very best in games writing, publishing and broadcasting.’

Event Partners include Jägermeister, Vuelio, Reality Clash, Rising Star Games, TIGA, UKIE and the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA).

‘As well as the awards themselves, the Games Media Brit List will bring together the games media community and the wider industry for an evening of entertainment and networking in the build-up to E3, the global industry’s leading showcase event in LA.’

The Games Media Brit List will be completely free to attend for all the finalists. Winners will be chosen by a panel of independent judges.

Best Critic

  • Alice Bell,
  • Brenna Hillier, VG247
  • Chris Scullion, Freelance
  • Chris Schilling, Freelance
  • Christian Donlan, Eurogamer
  • Edwin Evans-Thirwell, Freelance
  • Joe Skrebels, IGN
  • Kirk McKeand, VG247
  • Martin Robinson, Eurogamer
  • Oli Welsh, Eurogamer
  • Patrick Dane, Freelance
  • Steve Boxer, Freelance

Best Reporter

  • Alex Calvin,
  • Ben Barrett, PCGamesN
  • Ben Skipper, Freelance
  • Chris Dring,
  • James Batchelor,
  • Leon Hurley, Games Radar
  • Mike Stubbs, Forbes/Freelance
  • Richard Stanton, Kotaku
  • Sherif Saed, VG247
  • Steffan Powell, BBC Newsbeat
  • Tom Phillips, Eurogamer

Best Features Writer

  • Alice Bell,
  • Ben Sillis, Red Bull Games
  • Brendan Caldwell, Rock Paper Shotgun
  • Chris Schilling, Freelance
  • Dan Dawkins, Games Radar
  • Dave Aubrey,
  • Dave Houghton, Games Radar
  • Ian Dransfield, Freelance
  • Jeremy Peel, PCGamesN
  • Josh West, GamesTM/Play Digital
  • Keza MacDonald, The Guardian
  • Kirk McKeand, VG247
  • Robert Purchese, Eurogamer
  • Sam Loveridge, Games Radar
  • Tamoor Hussain, Gamespot
  • Wesley Yin-Poole, Eurogamer

Best Video Presenter

  • Alice Liguori, PCGamesN
  • Alysia Judge, IGN
  • Chris Bratt, Eurogamer
  • Colm Ahern, Videogamer
  • Elle Osili-Wood, Ginx TV
  • Gav Murphy, IGN
  • James Gilmour, Steel Media
  • Robert Pearson, PlayStation Access

Best Streamer

  • Eurogamer
  • FoxDrop
  • Jupiter Hadley, JupCraftGaming
  • JurassicJunkieLive
  • LeahViathan
  • OnScreenLol
  • Valkia

Best Podcast & Radio

  • Adam Rosser, BBC 5 Live Game On
  • Cane and Rinse
  • Gareth Dutton, Making Games Is Fun
  • IGN
  • One Life Left
  • RPS Electronic Wireless Show
  • Staying In
  • Stefan Powell, BBC Newsbeat
  • The Computer Game Show
  • Videogamer Podcast

Print Editorial Team

  • Edge
  • GamesMaster
  • GamesTM
  • MCV
  • Official PlayStation
  • Official Xbox
  • PC Gamer
  • Retro Gamer
  • Stuff
  • Toxic

Online Editorial Team

  • Daily Star
  • Eurogamer
  • Games Radar
  • GameSpot
  • The Guardian
  • IGN
  • Kotaku
  • PCGamesN
  • Rock Paper Shotgun
  • Steel Media B2B team
  • VG247

Video Production Team

  • Eurogamer
  • Gamespot
  • GamesRadar
  • IGN
  • PCGamesN
  • PlayStation Access
  • Resero Network
  • Team VVV
  • VR Focus

Emerging Talent

  • Alex Avard, GamesRadar
  • Chris Tapsell, Eurogamer
  • Danielle Partis,
  • Dougie Powell, Freelance
  • Elliot Gardner, Freelance
  • Haydn Taylor,
  • Matt Cox, Rock Paper Shotgun
  • Richard Scott-Jones, PCGamesN
  • Sam Greer, GamesMaster
  • Vic Hood, PCGamesN

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