2013 Dragon Slayer Awards: Winners Announced

As we mentioned back in June, GameSkinny.com had opened voting for their 2nd Annual Dragon Slayer Awards in cooperation with GuildLaunch.com. They collected over 500,000 votes by the player community in 11 categories throughout this summer. Here’s the video of the award announcements. The awards summary is after the video and includes all nominees and winners. Congrats to the winners!


2013 Dragon Slayer Awards Winners

NOTE: Both the “Hype Train” and “Most Dramatic Change” categories were removed between June and the actual awards presentation.

Best Gaming Innovation

  • Foc.Us
  • Gunnars
  • Logitech G-500
  • NVIDIA Shield
  • Oculus Rift – WINNER
  • OUYA
  • Steele Series Free

Best Gaming Comic

  • DOTA 2 – Are We Heroes Yet?
  • Goblins
  • Looking for Group
  • Penny Arcade – WINNER
  • The Daily Blink
  • The Trenches
  • WTF Comics

Notable Kickstarter of The Year

  • Camelot Unchained
  • Dreamfall Chapters
  • HEX
  • Massive Chalice
  • Pathfinder Online
  • Shadowrun Returns – WINNER
  • Shroud of the Avatar

Notable Machinima or Video Series

  • Battlefield Friends
  • Fails of the Weak
  • Mass Defect
  • Red vs Blue – WINNER
  • Slightly Impressive
  • Table Top
  • The Guild
  • The Weekly Marmot
  • Two Best Friends Play
  • WoWCrendor

Notable Gaming Personality

  • Felicia Day
  • Gary Gannon
  • HuskyStarcraft
  • LuminousInverse
  • Sha of Happiness
  • Tobuscus
  • TotalBiscuit – WINNER
  • Wil Wheaton

Community Manager of the Year

  • Andrew “Tamat” Beegle (LoL) – WINNER
  • Bashiok (WoW)
  • Brandon “Branflakes” (Cryptic Games)
  • CCP Guard (EVE)
  • CCP Navigator (EVE)
  • David Bass (WildStar)
  • Margaret Krohn (PlanetSide 2)
  • Martin Kerstein (GW2)
  • Nethaera (WoW)
  • Nix “Daxxarri” Gianozakos (Blizzard)
  • Rick “Sapience” Heaton (LOTRO)
  • Rygarius (WoW)
  • Sam “Nakatoir” Dempsey (Blizzard)
  • Stephen “Rockjaw” Reid (Gazillion Games)
  • Vaeflare (Diablo III)
  • Zarhym (Blizzard)

Best Gaming Team, Guild, or Clan

  • Alea Iacta Est (AIE)
  • Blood Legion
  • Dota 2’s Alliance
  • Dragonfly Kinship
  • Grey Wardens
  • Minecraft Middle Earth
  • Team Solo Mid
  • The Family
  • The Lonely Mountain Band – WINNER

Most Passionate Fan Base

  • Dota 2
  • EVE Online
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Guild Wars 2
  • League of Legends – WINNER
  • Lord of the Rings Online
  • World of Warcraft
  • World of Tanks
  • Terraria

Top Community Management Team

  • Blizzard – WINNER
  • Diablo III
  • Dota 2
  • EVE Online
  • Shroud of the Avatar
  • Sony Online Entertainment
  • Turbine
  • World of Warcraft

GameSkinny: Video Game Journalism Internship Begins July 8th

This is a really great opportunity for folks who are interested in video games and enjoy writing about them to get some college credit and real world experience!

Video Game Journalism Internship: Orzhov Begins July 8th

Apply for our internship program now, spots are limited!

We’re wrapping up the Bastion phase of our internship program, which has helped to nurture the work of 40 interns and has aided them in turning into rather impressive writers and editors, if I do say so myself.

Our internship program is my pride and joy–and we’re accepting for the next phase, Orzhov,which begins on July 8th and runs until August 5th.

Our basic requirements are as follows:

  • Must send in a résumé with some college-level education.
  • Must be 18 or older.
  • Must have both a Skype and Google account.
  • Must have 20~ hours a week to dedicate to our platform.

Class credit is available upon request, but any student seeking credit must speak with their adviser to make sure that credit for this internship program is acceptable by their respective university.

Each team will be led by a team leader (an intern with a month plus of experience), who will help to guide you on the road to becoming a successful writer and editor.

Send in all resumes to katyh@gameskinny.com. We’re accepting a limited number of resumes, so don’t delay!

Want to know more before committing? Check out the reviews or head over to find out why an internship could be a good choice for you.

Giveaway: 2 Free Trips to SOE Live (GameSkinny.com)

As with the other giveaways we’ve listed on this blog, PLEASE go to the original post to enter. We aren’t offering the free trips ourselves.

ENTER NOW: 2 Members will Win FREE trips to SOE Live & become GameSkinny’s Official Dragon’s Prophet Correspondents!

Ready for your shot at a sweet gig as an Official Correspondent for Dragon’s Prophet from SOE?

You heard us right – we’re looking for 2 members to become our official Dragon’s Prophet Correspondents and cover SOE Live in Las Vegas for GameSkinny.


2 winners will receive:

  • Free round trip airfare, free hotel, and a free all-access press pass to SOE Live to cover the event for GameSkinny
  • A paid contract to create a monthly column covering Dragon’s Prophet for the next 12 months on GameSkinny

This is an awesome opportunity for SOE fans, aspiring games journalists and people who like riding dragons.

How to Enter

Contest runs from 5/17 to 6/15.

To be considered, write a 300 word (or less) article telling us why you should be chosen as an Official Dragon’s Prophet Correspondent. Get creative, knock our socks off, and show us you’ll be able and willing to create awesome stuff about Dragon’s Prophet for the next year.

Ready? Select Dragon’s Prophet as your game, and post away.

Post Now!

Questions? Check out the rules.

Join the Dragon’s Prophet Beta

Dragon’s Prophet is a fantasy MMO set in the world of Auratia – a stunning land roamed by hundreds of dragons. The game features:

  • Player created housing
  • Frontier system and territory control
  • The ability to capture, train, and battle with over 300 dragons
  • Ride dragons on land & in the sky

Want to check it out for yourself? The beta is now open, so head on over to the site to get started.

2nd Annual Dragon Slayer Awards (GameSkinny.com)

If you’re not familiar with GameSkinny.com, it’s a site designed for real gamers to offer their own reviews, replies, and interesting content on anything game related. Most of the articles are very well written, though many are rather brief. Head on over and nominate someone you admire!


2nd Annual Dragon Slayer Awards: Share Your Nominations Now!

The 2nd Annual Dragon Slayer Awards – Can Goblins beat Penny Arcade…again?
At GameSkinny, we pride ourselves on having real content from real gamers. In keeping with this we are proud to announce the 2nd Annual Dragon Slayer Awards, brought to you by our friends at Guild Launch… And you.

That’s right: you. Without your opinion, no one is getting any awards.

We’re totally serious.

What are the Dragon Slayer Awards?

This ain’t your “normal” ‘only famous people and big name companies/games win‘ awards show. The Dragon Slayer Awards are 100% user nominated and user voted. They focus on community managers, community builders and, most importantly, the community members (see, there’s you again) of gaming.

How does it work?

Below are the 11 award categories, all are open and ready for nominations. Make your nomination(s) in the comments section below by the end of June. Once we have compiled all the nominations the real fun begins – voting. Voting runs from July 1st, 2013 through September 2nd, 2013.

Why should you nominate (and then vote)?

Because you care – ok maybe you don’t, but gosh darn it we need you to. The underdog needs you to. The game that had crazy hype and totally fell on its face needs you to. The unsung hero who is always there for his/her community but never gets recognized needs you to.

So, without further ado, here are the categories:

2013 Dragon Slayer Awards Categories

  • Notable Gaming Comic
  • Notable Machinima or Video Series
  • Hype Train Award
  • Notable Gaming Personality
  • Community Manager of the Year
  • Most Dramatic Change
  • Top Community Management Team
  • Most Passionate Fan Base
  • Notable Kickstarter of The Year
  • Best Gaming Team, Guild or Clan
  • Best Gaming Innovation

Did we convince you? Good; leave a comment with your nominations and keep an eye out for more details and voting links.  

The unsung hero is counting on you.

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