eSports organizer Northern Arena has confirmed that its first-ever Annual Canadian Game Awards will take place digitally on Friday, September 18th.
An in-person ceremony was originally set to take place in April in Toronto, but later shifted to a pre-recorded show due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Soon after, however, the new event was indefinitely postponed — until now.
2020 has been a whirlwind but we still wanted to give recognition to the Canadian gaming industry's work in 2019. The 1st Annual Canadian Game Awards is going digital this Friday, September 18th, 2020!
For more information, visit our website https://t.co/h67DkjPMUi#cgameawards pic.twitter.com/IEO7RiGxNk
— Canadian Game Awards (@cgameawards) September 14, 2020
Canadians will be able to tune into the show on September 18th via gaming network Squad State’s Twitch channel starting 8pm ET.
As the name suggests, the Canadian Game Awards will honour a variety of AAA and indie titles that hail from Canadian developers.
The five games up for Game of the Year are:
- Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the Necrodancer — developed by Vancouver-based Brace Yourself
- Far Cry New Dawn — developed by Quebec’s Ubisoft Montreal
- Gears 5 — developed by Vancouver-based The Coalition
- Luigi’s Mansion 3 — developed by Vancouver-based Next Level Games
- Pistol Whip — developed by Vancouver-based Cloudhead Games
Meanwhile, the full list of categories and nominees can be found here.
While this is Northern Arena’s first Canadian Game Awards, it’s not the first time that such an event has been held in Canada. Years ago, B.C.-based Reboot Communications produced the ‘Canadian Video Game Awards,’ with the final ceremony taking place in 2016.
The Canadian Game Awards were created and executive produced by Carl-Edwin Michel, the founder and CEO of Northern Arena.
Image credit: Nintendo
Source: Northern Arena