Winners in 30 Gaming and Community Categories Presented with
2021 Trophies Custom Designed by Presenting Sponsor iam8bit
“Hades” and “The Last of Us Part II” Scored Two Wins Each
Show Included Musical Performances by Eskimo Callboy, Cane Hill;
New Animation World Premiere by RockSoftCookie; and Character Transformation by Djarii
COLOGNE/STOCKHOLM/NEW YORK — DreamHack, the immersive, gaming lifestyle experience where the gaming community comes to life, announced the full list of winners at today’s second annual “The Dreamies” Award Show, presented by iam8bit. Featuring musical performances by Eskimo Callboy and Cane Hill; an animation world premiere by RockSoftCookie; character transformation by Djarii; Faces of the New G4; and special talent and presenters from across the gaming world, the event was streamed live globally via Twitch and is available for repeat viewing on YouTube.
“DreamHack creates an arena where you can come to connect, explore, win, play a part, and be yourself through the gaming lifestyle experience. We are so happy to bestow Dreamie love on the very best in global gaming through our distinctly-colorful, music-infused, uniquely-broadcast way,” said Justin Burnham, Vice President of Creative for DreamHack. “All of us at DreamHack are immensely proud of this live streamed production of ‘The Dreamies’. We especially want to congratulate all of our esteemed winners and nominees, and to thank our ever-engaged community for their tremendous support.”
With 20 Gaming categories and 10 Community categories gamers understand and connect with, “The Dreamies” not only rewards 2020’s games with the most impressive visuals, development and design — but also celebrates all the reasons games are played.
This year’s multiple Award winners include:
- “Hades” by Supergiant Games (2 awards — Mind Melting, Adrenalized Action (Watch acceptance video HERE)
- “The Last of Us Part II” by Naughty Dog and Sony Interactive Entertainment (2 awards — Emotionally Explosive, Compelling Character)
See below for the full list of main Gaming categories presented on-air and Community category winners.
“THE DREAMIES” ENTERTAINMENT
Today’s Award Show featured an exciting, diverse range of entertainment, presenters and talent, including:
- Eskimo Callboy Performed “Hypa Hypa” from their recent EP “MMXX,” to kick off the show
- Cane Hill Performed new single, “Blood and Honey” (Watch debut video HERE)
- Rock Soft Cookie Presented a world premier animation entitled “Three Things I Don’t Understand About Dota” (YouTube)
- Djarii – Character transformation inspired by the winner of her presenting category, “Risk of Rain 2” (YouTube)
“THE DREAMIES” PRESENTERS (and Award Presented)
“THE DREAMIES” MAIN AWARD CATEGORIES
The judges panel, comprising senior leadership from DreamHack and industry professionals, voted to determine the winners in 20 main gaming categories.
Award winners in those 20 categories are as follows (game title/developer/publisher):
Earlier this year, the public helped submit nominations for “The Dreamies” Community categories online (dreamhack.com/dreamies). Leading up to the Awards today, fans were also able to vote on their favorite community nominees via a series of polls on DreamHack’s Twitter, affording them a deciding voice on ten of this year’s winners.
The winners in the 10 Community categories are:
* All photos of nominees, entertainment and presenters are available HERE.
(Photo credit: Courtesy of DreamHack)
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DreamHack is an immersive, gaming lifestyle experience where the community comes to life. Millions of fans tune in to DreamHack broadcasts each year, and the 24 hour-a-day festival weekends feature everything gaming under one roof. Attendees experience professional esports tournaments, amateur and varsity gaming tournaments, world-famous bring-your-own-computer (BYOC) LAN party, cosplay championship, panels, art, activities, expo, screenings, live music and more. In 2020, DreamHack merged with ESL to create ESL Gaming, the world’s largest esports and gaming lifestyle company. The two organizations have been shaping the industry and leading esports and gaming innovation, across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline esports competitions and festivals.
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