Finalists announced for the Women in Games Awards

Finalists announced for the Women in Games Awards
Mike Stubbs

The finalists for the Women in Games Awards have been announced, including those in the brand new eSports Contender category.

For the first time at the awards the brightest female stars in the world of eSports are being honoured. Members from every corner of the industry have been nominated, with the panel narrowing the list down to just seven finalists. The winner will be announced at the Women in Games Awards, which are due to take place at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London on May 19th.

Other categories include New Development Talent, Creative Impact, Rising Star, Businesswoman of the Year, Career Mentor, Outstanding Contribution and Breakthrough Talent.

The full list of finalists can be seen below.

ESPORTS CONTENDER

Jasmine Kanunga – 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

BREAKTHROUGH TALENT (SPONSORED BY AARDVARK SWIFT)

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 Díez Huerta – Games Designer and Producer, Freelance

Sian Knight – Games Design Student, UCLan

Rachel Cabot – BossAlien / 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

Maria Stukoff – Head of Digital, BBC Academy

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 Division, 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 Pratchett – Scriptwriter, Story Designer and Narrative Paramedic, Independent

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 Calvin – 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

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

Kimberley Turner – Finance Director, Double 11

Sara Grover – Head of Marketing, WB Games UK

RISING STAR

Grace Carroll – Social Media Manager, Creative Assembly

Kitty Crawford – CEO, Blackstaff Games

Kirsten Cummings – 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, 110% 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 LTD

Caroline Miller – Founder and Director, Indigo Pearl

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