A conglomerate of the industry’s leading companies and influencers have teamed up for the inaugural GAM3 Awards, which aim to become the Grammys for web3 gaming. The event, hosted by Polkastarter Gaming on December 15, will recognize this year’s best web3 games as voted by expert judges and community sentiment.
Over 200 web3 games and content creators are in the running for 16 awards including “Game of the Year”. Judges whose votes will determine which studios walk away with a prize include Justin Kan, Founder of Fractal; Urvit Goel, Head of Global Games at Polygon Studios; Itai Elizur Managing Partner at Market Across; Rachel Levin, Director of Venture & Strategy at ImmutableX and Matt Sorg, Head of Technology at Solana Foundation.
An all-star jury with decades of gaming experience includes former Square Enix CTO who directed games such as Sonic: Unleashed and Final Fantasy XIV Online (Yoshihisa Hashimoto) and former Senior Director of Partnerships at Electronic Arts (Edward Chang). The jury also boasts previous senior leaders at Electronic Arts, Riot Games, Zynga, Xbox Game Studios, Amazon Gaming and Unity Technologies including:
Sarutobi Sasuke, Head of Partnerships at YGGDan Patterson, General Partner at SfermionBrendan Wong, CEO at Avocado DAOJesper Lindquist, Senior Manager Web3 Gaming at Animoca BrandsMarco van den Heuvel, Co-Founder & CEO at Merit CircleDavid Hanson, Founder & CEO at UltraJohn Izaguirre, BD Director at BNB ChainAbhimanyu Kumar, Co-Founder at NaavikNathan N., Co-Founder at Ancient8
Set to be simultaneously broadcast across Polkastarter Gaming’s Twitch, YouTube, and Twitter channels, the GAM3 Awards were conceived to highlight best-in-class web3 games and showcase blockchain as a net plus to the gaming industry. The event will feature a jury of over 30 gaming and web3 thought leaders, ecosystems partners, and media outlets to ensure a thorough and fair voting process.
In addition to prestige & recognition, winners of the first GAM3 Awards will enjoy a share of $300,000 worth of prizes from sponsors such as Immutable X, Blockchain…