About the Game Awards
The Game Awards, created by Geoff Keighley, is an annual awards ceremony to honor outstanding artistic, technical and gameplay achievements in the video game industry. Spanning console, mobile and PC gaming, as well as eSports, The Game Awards is the first of a new breed of award shows, built from the ground up exclusively for global digital and streaming platforms.
The game awards is guided by an advisory board that includes the executive leadership teams from Activision (Eric Hirshberg, CEO), AMD (Dr. Lisa Su, CEO), Electronic Arts (Peter Moore, CCO), Microsoft (Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox), Nintendo of America (Reggie Fils-Aime, President), Rockstar Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment (Shawn Layden, Chairman, SIE Worldwide Studios), Telltale Games (Steve Allison, SVP Publishing), Ubisoft (Yves Guillemot, CEO), Valve and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (David Haddad, President). The advisory board is not involved in the selection of nominees or winners, and learns of the winners at the same time of the public, live at the Awards ceremony.
Designed by WETA Workshop in New Zealand and Geoff Keighley, The Game Awards trophy depicts an angel rising up through digital building blocks, showing the evolution and ascension of the video game medium. Watch a behind the scenes look at the making of the trophy at WETA Workshop.Watch
Over the past two decades, Geoff Keighley’s GameSlice has established itself as the leading live event production company for the video game industry. Founded by veteran video game journalist and TV host/producer Geoff Keighley, GameSlice is focused on building tent pole programming for millennial audiences that is exclusively distributed across digital platforms. GameSlice’s flagship properties include YouTube’s annual “Live at E3” broadcast and The Game Awards, the video game industry’s annual awards show. Previously, Keighley worked as a videogame critic for Entertainment Weekly and spent nearly a decade producing and hosting programs for Viacom Media Networks, where he served as Executive in Charge of Publisher Relations.
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