Sections writer Rebekah Valentine wins Journalist of the Year at GameHERs Awards

First year of the GameHERs recognises "women in all aspects of gaming" senior staff writer Rebekah Valentine has been named Top Gaming Journalist of the Year at the first annual GameHers Awards.

Since joining the team in 2018, Rebekah has made a huge contribution to the content and voice of -- specifically through her focus on smaller teams and independent games, and detailed investigations into complex issues.

Among Rebekah's best work over the last year are investigations into the toxic cultures at Dangen Entertainment and GlobalStep, and her singular, ongoing analysis of the industry's use of conflict minerals in consumer hardware.

The GameHERs Awards started this year to "recognize women in all aspects of gaming for their dedication to creating content, building communities, and empowering each other."

The full list of this year's winners is below:


  • Twitch Streamer of the Year: Nati Zombiunicorn
  • YouTube Streamer of the Year: JazzyGuns
  • Facebook Streamer of the Year: Sachie
  • Charity Team Raised Funds: Black Girl Gamers
  • Streamer Raised Charity Funds: Kelsey Impicciche
  • Top Cosplayer of the Year: Shellanin

Content Creation

  • Best Collegiate Esports Team: University of California Irvine
  • Best Social Media Account: Pokémon
  • Indie Community Manager of the Year: Gabrielle Murphy
  • Best Gaming Community: Amelia Rose Blaire
  • Best Community Manager: Anastasia Celeste


  • Best Social Media of the Year: Lindsay Caudill
  • Best Diversity & Inclusion Initiative: For the Women
  • Top Analyst of the Year: Autumn Johnson
  • Top Host of the Year: Soe Gschwind
  • Top Player of the Year: Athena
  • Top Shoutcaster of the Year: Jessica Bolden


  • Top Gaming Journalist of the Year: Rebekah Valentine
  • Most Impactful Story: The Last of Us Part 2
  • Mobile Game of the Year: Minecraft
  • Female Protagonist of the Year: Ellie, The Last of us Part 2


  • Top Voice Actor / Motion Capture: Anjali Bhimani
  • Standout Team Leader: Genevieve St-Onge
  • Most Inclusive Team: EQNX Gaming
  • Standout Solo Game Developer of the Year: Amy Jo Kim

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