The winners of the Gayming Awards 2023, presented by Logitech G & Streamlabs, have been announced, with Cult of the Lamb beating Elden Ring, God of War Ragnarok and Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers to win Game of the Year.
The ceremony took place last last month at Industry Bar in New York City, with honours on the night shared amongst games, content creators and companies, all reflecting the incredible diversity on show in the global games industry.
In total, 10 categories celebrated video games, tabletop games, comic books, organisations and content creators that have championed diversity and inclusivity globally in the past year.
Additionally, Ashly Burch picked up the Gayming Icon Award in recognition of their contribution to the LGBTQ community within gaming by giving voice to so many LGBTQ characters. Plus, Gayming Magazine also inducted seven more streamers into its Rising Star Class.
“Making our Broadway debut and celebrating LGBTQ excellence in the global games industry was such a proud moment,” said Robin Gray, Founder of Gayming Magazine and the Gayming Awards. “Coming into our third year of the Awards, we’re now firmly established as the leading voice on LGBTQ gaming and to be able to celebrate the success of our community in person, in such a prestigious location, it was truly awesome.”
The full list of winners from the Gayming Awards 2023:
Game of the Year Award
Cult of the Lamb – Devolver Digital & Massive Monster
Gayming Magazine Readers’ Award – sponsored by Devolver Digital
Stray – Annapurna Interactive & Blue Twelve Studio
Gayming Icon Award – sponsored by Facebook Gaming
Best LGBTQ+ Indie Game Award
Wylde Flowers – Studio Drydock
LGBTQ+ Streamer of the Year Award – sponsored by Streamlabs
LGBTQ+ Streamer Rising Star Class of ’23 – sponsored by Logitech G
- BetweenTwoGays (Jayce & Ryan)
- Marisol Lords
Authentic Representation Award
I Was a Teenage Exocolonist – Northway Games & Finji
Best LGBTQ+ Character Award – sponsored by Rocksteady Studios
Lor – New Tales from the Borderlands – Gearbox & 2K
Industry Diversity Award
Best LGBTQ+ Contribution to Esports Award
Best LGBTQ+ Tabletop Game of the Year Award
Adventuring with Pride – A Queero’s Journey – Jack Dixon
Best LGBTQ+ Comic Book Moment Award
Young Men in Love – Joe Glass and Matt Miner (editors) & A Wave Blue World
The Gayming Awards return to New York City in 2024 with public nominations opening in October 2023.