The leading crypto firms and influencers have collaborated for the inaugural GAM3 Awards. Dubbed the Grammys of the Web3 gaming industry, this event will be hosted by Polkastarter Gaming. It will be held on December 15 to acknowledge the best Web3 games for 2022.
The All-Star Jury
Voting will be conducted by an all-star jury, including industry experts and the wider Web3 community. More than 200 Web3 games and game developers/content creators will compete in this event.
There are 16 award categories, which include the coveted Game of the Year title. The jury deciding the winners comprises Fractal founder Justin Kan, Market Across’ managing partner Itaj Elizur, Urvit Goel, Global Games at Polygon Studios’ head, Solana Foundation’s head of technology Matt Sorg, and ImmutableX’s venture and strategy director, Rachel Levin.
With their decades-long gaming experience, former Square Enix CTO and creator of games like Sonic: Unleashed and Final Fantasy XIV Online, Yoshihisa Hashimoto, ex-Senior Director of Partnerships at Electronic Arts, Edward Chang, and senior leaders at Riot Games, Xbox Game Studios, Electronic Arts, Amazon Gaming, and Unity Technologies. Some of the senior leaders include the following.
- Sarutobi Sasuke, Head of Partnerships at YGG
- Dan Patterson, General Partner at Sfermion
- Brendan Wong, CEO at Avocado DAO
- Jesper Lindquist, Senior Manager Web3 Gaming at Animoca Brands
- Marco van den Heuvel, Co-Founder & CEO at Merit Circle
- David Hanson, Founder & CEO at Ultra
- John Izaguirre, BD Director at BNB Chain
- Abhimanyu Kumar, Co-Founder at Naavik
- Nathan N., Co-Founder at Ancient8
The jury consists of mainstream Web3 ecosystem partners, thought leaders, and media outlets to ensure a fair voting process.
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Polkastarter Gaming will broadcast the event on all platforms simultaneously, including its YouTube, Twitch, and Twitter channels. The event will highlight the best Web3 games. Winners of the GAM3 Awards will receive a share of $300,000 worth of rewards and will gain sponsorships from Blockchain Game Alliance, Immutable X, Machinations, Ultra, Naavik, etc. The event is organized to recognize Web3’s best games and highlight the developers’ hard work in creating quality content.
Here is the list of categories for which awards will be issued.:
Action Game, Mobile Game, Adventure Game, Casual Game, RPG, Shooter Game, Graphics, Strategy Game, Card Game, Multiplayer Game, Esports Game, Graphics, and Content Creator.
Apart from that, there will be awards for Game’s Choice, Most Anticipated Game, and People’s Choice. The company stated that new categories would be added in the next edition of the awards.
It is worth noting that 90% of the decision will be decided by the jury and 10% by the community, except for Games’ Choice, the winner of which will be determined by industry game studios as they will vote for their own version of the Game of the Year. Moreover, Best Content Creator and People’s Choice awards winners will be solely determined by the community, and their votes will carry 100% weight.
Judgment criteria include core loop, accessibility, graphics, replayability factor, playing experience, fun elements, etc. Eligibility criteria entail integration and utilization of blockchain technology.