Here are the Official Nominees for the Gayming Awards 2021

See who's in the running.
See who's in the running. Gayming Magazine

The Gayming Awards 2021 officially revealed the nominees. Surprisingly, only four games managed to make it to the Game of the Year category. Of the games nominated, leading the pack is Tell Me Why with a total of four nominations.

This is the first awards ceremony that celebrates LGBTQ video gaming. You can learn more about the show here. Making this show different as well is that each category is sponsored by a gaming company. There’s also another thing that makes the Gayming Awards 2021 unique. The entire celebration will be broadcasted worldwide exclusively through Twitch. Read about that here.

The Gayming Awards 2021 will be held on February 24, 2021, at 3:00 PM ET.

Here are the nominees:

  • Game of the Year (sponsored by EA Games)
    • Animal Crossing
    • Final Fantasy VII Remake
    • Hades
    • Tell Me Why
  • Gayming Magazine Readers Award (sponsored by PlayStation)
    • Animal Crossing
    • Baldur’s Gate 3
    • Crusader Kings III
    • Final Fantasy VII Remake
    • Hades
    • If Found
    • Kentucky Route Zero Act V
    • Paradise Killer
    • Tell Me Why
    • The Last of Us Part II
  • Best LGBTQ Indie Game (sponsored by Xbox)
    • A Summer’s End
    • Ace in Space
    • Errant Kingdom
    • If Found
    • Ikenfell
    • Murder by Numbers
  • LGBTQ Streamer of the Year (sponsored by Twitch)
    • BiggusBennus
    • BiqtchPuddin
    • CypherOfTyr
    • Deere
    • Eevolicious
    • FoxQueen
    • IamBrandon
    • J0hnJ0hnn
    • LittleLegsTV
    • MermaidQueenJude
    • MeteorMatt
    • MiaByte
    • Psyche
    • QueerGod
  • Authentic Representation Award (sponsored by Green Man Gaming)
    • Hades
    • Later Daters
    • Tell Me Why
    • The Last of Us Part II
  • Best LGBTQ Character (sponsored by Rocksteady Studios)
    • Andrea Rhodea – Final Fantasy VII Remake
    • Ellie – The Last of Us 2
    • Sir Hammerlock & Jacob Wainwright – Borderlands 3: Guns, Love & Tentacles
    • Tyler Ronan – Tell Me Why
  • Best LGBTQ Narrative (sponsored by Hangar 13)
    • Borderlands 3 – Guns, Love & Tentacles
    • If Found
    • Tell Me Why
    • The Last of Us Part II
  • Industry Diversity Award (sponsored by Square Enix)
    • I Need Diverse Games
    • Rainbow Arcade
    • Rainbow Game Jam
    • Ukie: The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment

Gayming Magazine will present the Gayming Icon Award. This award recognizes the important contribution of an LGBTQ figure. It recognizes both their contribution to the gaming industry and to the visibility of the LGBTQ community. The visibility refers to the LGBTQ in games and profession. The winner will be inaugurated into the Gayming Icons Hall of Fame.

What about you? Who do you think will win in each category?

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