Watch the Women in Games Awards 2017 here

Watch the Women in Games Awards 2017 here

Today is the day of our third Women in Games event, a collaboration between Esports Pro, Develop and MCV to honour the successes and achievements of women in the UK games industry.

You can watch the event, which will hand out an award for Best Esports Contender, live on Twitch using the window below, when the event kicks off at 2pm.

Watch live video from MCV on www.twitch.tv

The shortlist for Best Esports Contender is as follows:

Jasmine Kanuga, Counter-Strike Tournament Administrator, ESL and Multiplay

Susie Kim, Twitch Partnerships Manager Korea, Twitch

Veronique Lallier, VP European Publishing, Hi-Rez Studios

Kim Newsome, Founder/Editor in Chief, eSports Source

Claire Sharkey, Brand and Community Manager, Dingit.tv

Amy Yu, Director, Varsity Games

Petya Zheleva, Founder, SKYLLA


We’ll have more coverage on the winner next week, for now, you can watch the awards above, or look at the full shortlist below.

BREAKTHROUGH TALENT

Anya Elvidge, Trainee Campaign Map Artist, Creative Assembly

Jess Hider, European Community Manager for Unreal Engine, Epic Games

Naomi Kotler, Games Designer, Supermassive Games

Rosa Carbo-Mascarell, Games Lead, Creative Industries Federation

Alessia Nigretti, Professional Services, University of Sussex

Maria Fernanda Diez Huerta, Game Designer & Producer, Freelance

Sian Knight, Games Design Student, UCLan

Rachel Cabot, Student, Boss Alien / University of Bath

CAREER MENTOR

Lizi Attwood, Technical Director, Furious Bee

Natalie Griffith, CEO, Press Space

Susie Kim, Twitch Partnerships Manager Korea, Twitch

Caroline Miller, Founder and Director, Indigo Pearl

Erin O’Brien, Culture Developer, Gram Games

Adriana Pucciano, Lead Animator, Creative Assembly

Michelle Tilley, Senior Release Engineer, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Dr Maria Stukoff, Director; Maker Space, The University of Salford

Romana Ramzan, Lecturer in Games Design, Glasgow Caledonian University

CREATIVE IMPACT

Chantal Beaumont, Graphic Designer, Sumo Digital

Yasmine Altawell, Lead Facial Animator, The Imaginarium Studios

Jodie Azhar, Lead Technical Artist, Creative Assembly

Sally Blake, Associate Producer - The Divisions, Reflections, a Ubisoft Studio

Jessica Curry, Independent, The Chinese Room

Katie Goode, Creative Director, Triangular Pixels

Rebecca-Louise Leybourne, Facial Animator, The Imaginarium Studios

Rhianna Prachett, Scriptwriter, Story Designer and Narrative Paramedic, rhiannaprachett.com

Lulu Zhang, Lead Concept Artist, Creative Assembly

NEW DEVELOPMENT TALENT

Lucy Blundell, Game Creator, Games By Kinmoku

Lisa Burgers, Level Designer, Creative Assembly

Olivia Butler-Stroud, Environment Artist, Creative Assembly

Kate Clavin, Character Design, Animator, Voice Actor, Pewter Games Studios

Naomi Kotler, Games Designer, Supermassive Games

Mohrag Taylor, Technical Artist, Creative Assembly

Hannah McMillan, 3D Artist, Freejam

ESPORTS CONTENDER

Jasmine Kanuga, Counter-Strike Tournament Administrator, ESL and Multiplay

Susie Kim, Twitch Partnerships Manager Korea, Twitch

Veronique Lallier, VP European Publishing, Hi-Rez Studios

Kim Newsome, Founder/Editor in Chief, eSports Source

Claire Sharkey, Brand and Community Manager, Dingit.tv

Amy Yu, Director, Varsity Games

Petya Zheleva, Founder, SKYLLA

BUSINESSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

Helen Burnill, Commercial Director, Mediatonic

Angela Dickson, Commercial Director, Activision Blizzard

Veronique Lallier, VP European Publishing, Hi-Rez Studios

Caroline Miller, Founder and Director, Indigo Pearl

Kat Osman, Owner and Managing Director, Lick PR

Kimberly Turner, Finance Director, Double 11

Sara Grover, Head of Marketing, WB Games UK

RISING STAR

Grace Caroll, Social Media Manager, Creative Assembly

Kitty Crawford, CEO, Blackstaff Games

Kirsten Cummins, Senior Marketing Associate, Double 11

Alex Moyet, Founder and Director, Amcade

Otisha Sealy, UK Project Manager, WB Games UK

Megan Garrett, Digital Distribution Administrator, SEGA Europe

Roz Tuplin, Business Development Administrator, Games London

Lucy Galloway, Editor, 100% Gaming, DC Thomson

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION

Jodie Azhar, Lead Technical Artist, Creative Assembly

Noirin Carmody, Founder and COO, Revolution Software

Catherine Channon, Director of PR, Warner Bros

Tanya Laird, CEO, Digital Jam

Caroline Miller, Founder and Director, Indigo Pearl

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