The Gayming Awards will have a new home when it returns in 2023. The industry awards show dedicated to LGBT and transgender representation will be moving to New York City as it seeks new audiences in new timezones.
As an awards show hosted by Gayming Magazine, a UK-based online LGBTQ+ site, the Gayming Awards was previously held in London. In moving to New York, the show hopes to continue to grow its international audience, which rose from 150,000 viewers in 2021 to 320,000 in 2022.
“What better way for us to continue building on our Gayming successes than with a debut on Broadway?” Gayming Magazine co-founder Robin Gray said in a statement. “We’ve had an amazing time in our home in the U.K. but it had always been our plan to bring the Awards over to the U.S. to ensure our fans and the industry here get their time to shine too. 2023 will be our first time broadcasting on a U.S. time zone so we’re expecting a significant lift in audience in addition to other exciting plans we’ve got cooking up. This Broadway show will be one not to miss!”
Like previous events, the Gayming Awards will seek to honor the best games that also promote LGBTQ diversity and inclusion. Last year’s winner was Life is Strange: True Colors, which was selected over Boyfriend Dungeon, Pyschonauts 2, and Unpacking. The Gayming Awards 2023 will be the show’s third year, with the previous two events being virtual and hybrid events respectively.
The Gayming Awards has not yet announced the venue for the 2023 event, but as always, you can watch the stream right here on IGN.
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