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Gayming Awards adds to Baldur's Gate 3's Game of the Year accolades

Wizards of the Coast's Jeremy Crawford named this year's Gayming Icon, and a double win for Outerloop Games' Thirsty Suitors

The winners of this year's Gayming Awards have now been revealed, with Larian Studios picking up even more accolades for Baldur's Gate 3.

The seminal RPG picked up both the top prize as Game of the Year, as well as the Gayming Magazine Readers' Award. It scored a hat trick of awards thanks to Shadowheart being voted as best LGBTQ+ character.

The other major award, Gayming Icon, was given to Wizards of the Coast's Jeremy Crawford in recognition of his work supporting and representing the LGBTQ community within Dungeons and Dragons.

Elsewhere, Outerloop Games' acclaimed Thirsty Suitors picked up two awards: Best LGBTQ+ Indie Game and Authentic Representation.

The winners were revealed today during a livestream as part of IGN's Summer of Gaming.

You can find a full list of winners below:

  • Authentic Representation: Thirsty Suitors (Outerloop Games)
  • Industry Diversity: Latinx In Gaming
  • Best LGBTQ+ Indie Game: Thirsty Suitors (Outerloop Games)
  • Best LGBTQ+ Character: Shadowheart, Baldur's Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  • LGBTQ+ Streamer of the Year: SpringSims
  • LGBTQ+ Streamer Rising Star Class of 2024: Devoglaer, PearlTeese, SimplyAretha, Sinarynn, Sukar Baba
  • Best LGBTQ+ Contribution to Esports: Emma 'Emzii' Rose
  • LGBTQ+ Geek Entertainment Moment of the Year: The Last of Us: Long, Long Time (HBO)
  • Gayming Icon: Jeremy Crawford, Wizards of the Coast
  • Gayming Magazine Readers' Award: Baldur's Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  • Game of the Year: Baldur's Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

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