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Here are your MCV Awards finalists for 2019

It’s that time of year again, where we celebrate the creativity, ingenuity and hard work of the UK’s games industry, it’s the MCV Awards 2019. We’ve had a great year, with some huge releases and three console platforms firing on all cylinders, while PC continued to grow.

As always we’re very thankful for the effort that the industry has put in to create all these entries for our judging panels. For next year we promise to look at reducing the burden on the industry, while still retaining the rigour and relevance that the categories provide.

A couple of quick changes to the running order this year. In response to the unprecedented number of entries in the PR category, we’ve decided to divide them into ‘Major’ and ‘Boutique’ awards based on headcount. This change is a reflection of the UK’s growing strength in the sector with genuine global reach.

We have also decided to switch our Major Publisher award to an editorially-decided shortlist, which will be voted on by all our judges across all our judging panels, in order to create a true industry-wide barometer of the best-of-the-best.

All of that means we have 16 awards categories this year, to continue our efforts to bring a focused lineup and streamlined event on the night. And with over fifty companies and almost 100 shortlisted nominations, we tried to keep the shortlists both concise and competitive.

This year’s awards event will follow last year’s hugely successful template to make it a more interactive and social event. Head to the MCV Awards 2019 website for table bookings and contact our new sales manager Alex Boucher for sponsorship opportunities.

So without further ado, here’s the MCV Awards shortlist for 2019, congratulations to everyone listed below. We hope to see you all at the awards ceremony on the 7th of March.

PUBLISHER AWARDS

IN-HOUSE PR TEAM OF THE YEAR

Bethesda

Capcom

Frontier

Jagex

Sega

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment UK

MARKETING TEAM OF THE YEAR

Bethesda

Capcom

Frontier

Future Games of London

PlayStation UK

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment UK

SALES TEAM OF THE YEAR

Bethesda

Koch Media

PlayStation UK

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment UK

MAJOR GAMES PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR (editorial selection)

Activision Blizzard

Epic Games

Microsoft

Nintendo

PlayStation

Take-Two

Ubisoft

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment UK

INDIE GAMES PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR

Bossa Studios

Curve Digital

Kasedo Games

Merge Games

Sold Out

Wales Interactive

Wired Productions

NEW GAMES IP OF THE YEAR

Dead Cells – Motion Twin

Kingdom Come: Deliverance – Warhorse Studios & Deep Silver

Moss – Polyarc Games

Subnautica – Unknown Worlds

Two Point Hospital – Two Point Studios & Sega

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT OF THE YEAR

Bethesda

Curve Digital

Frontier

Jagex

Jellymedia

Future Games of London

CAMPAIGNS AND EVENTS

GAMING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR – UNDER £500K BUDGET

Bossa Studios – Surgeon Simulator CPR

GAME – Red Dead Redemption 2

PlayStation UK – Detroit: Become Human

Sega – Two Point Hospital

Wired – GRIP

GAMING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR – OVER £500K BUDGET

Bethesda – Fallout 76

Capcom – Monster Hunter: World

Frontier – Jurassic World Evolution

PlayStation UK – Marvel’s Spider-Man

PlayStation UK – God of War

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment UK – Hitman 2

GAMES EVENT OF THE YEAR

Bossa Studios – World’s Adrift launch event

GAME – Insomnia Gaming Festival

Gamer Network – EGX

Gamer Network – EGX Rezzed

Gfinity – F1 New Balance Esports Pro Series 2018

Jagex – Runefest

RETAILER AND DISTRIBUTOR

DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

Click Entertainment

Genba Digital

Koch Media

Link Distribution

Sony DADC

Super Rare Games

MAJOR RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Amazon

GAME

Sainsburys Argos

ShopTo.net

Very – Shop Direct Group

INDEPENDENT RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Go2Games.com

Gamersheek

Seedee Jons

Super Rare Games

The Game Collection

PR AND MEDIA

MAJOR PR AGENCY OF THE YEAR

Bastion

Indigo Pearl

Little Big PR

Plan of Attack

Think Jam

BOUTIQUE PR AGENCY OF THE YEAR

Big Games Machine

BOPE

Dead Good PR

Decibel-PR

Mimram

Renaissance PR

CREATIVE AGENCY OF THE YEAR

Attention Seekers

Diva

Fourth Floor Creative

Gamer Creative

Heaven Media Ltd

ICHI Worldwide

Network N

TAKEOFF Creative Agency

INDIVIDUAL

Industry Hero – to be announced on the night

MCV Person of the Year – to be announced on the night

Once again, head to the MCV Awards 2019 website for table bookings and contact our new sales manager Alex Boucher for sponsorship opportunities.

About Seth Barton

Seth Barton is the editor of MCV – which covers every aspect of the industry: development, publishing, marketing and much more. Before that Seth toiled in games retail at Electronics Boutique, studied film at university, published console and PC games for the BBC, and spent many years working in tech journalism. Living in South East London, he divides his little free time between board games, video games, beer and family. You can find him tweeting @sethbarton1.

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