The 2022 Canadian Game Awards show is right around the corner. Livestreaming on April 8, starting at 7:30 PM ET (4:30 PM PT), the awards will celebrate the Canadian gaming industry and everything that makes it so special.
Across 21 categories, the Canadian Game Awards will present a plethora of honours to Canadian-made games and personalities. We’re pleased to announce this year’s category presenters who will announce key categories throughout the show.
Ravish “RavishingRavish” Khanna – Presenting Best Esports Organization
Khanna is a multifaceted on-screen talent flexing between being a host, caster, and content wizard for Northern Arena’s esports ventures. Khanna brings his unique energy to a number of key broadcast roles, and you can currently see him provide insightful coverage of the LFL 2022 season and Valorant esports.
Nathanael “BeatDownBlvd” Birhane – Presenting Best Esports Host
Birhane is a colour commentator specializing in League of Legends. Birhane is known for bringing excitement, energy, and entertainment to every broadcast he’s on. He’s been notably featured on the Proving Grounds Circuit in North America, and the Northern Arena LFL 2022 English language broadcast.
Eren “Caboose” Kose – Presenting Best Narrative, Best Performance
Kose is an established influencer, creating content on YouTube and Twitch. Kose is best known for covering DC and Marvel titles like Gotham Knights, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, and Marvel’s Wolverine. Kose’s content heavily covers comic book films, in which he delivers insight and reactions to the latest trailers and blockbuster films. Over on Twitch, Kose is a variety streamer with an established community of over 20,000 regular viewers. Kose also runs several fighting game tournaments dubbed Champions of the Realms, focusing on NetherRealm Studios titles and looking to expand into other titles within the fighting game genre in the future.
Steve Saylor – Presenting Best Content Creator or Show
Presenting Sponsor for the Content Creator or Show award – Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
Steve Saylor is a champion of inclusion within the gaming industry, working in the broadcasting industry for over 10 years and recognized for his work advocating for accessibility in gaming. Working in radio and television, Saylor has been behind the mic and on camera as host and digital producer of a number of shows. Saylor currently runs a popular YouTube series called Blind Gamer which represents and entertains visually impaired gamers everywhere, and is the premier platform for this community in Canada. He has consulted with studios such as Ubisoft, EA, and most recently, Naughty Dog on The Last Of Us Part 2.
Sierra “Sierra Dawn” Hunter – Presenting Best Game Design
Sierra “Sierra Dawn” Hunter is a Twitch streamer and esports host and caster known for her energetic and insightful style. Hunter can be regularly seen covering Pokémon, Valorant, League of Legends, and other popular titles. On YouTube, Hunter’s channel has the support of 12,000 subscribers. While streaming, Hunter can be seen creating content on Twitch for 30,600 followers.
Austin “VisionZz” Neal – Presenting Best Streamer
Austin “VisionZz” Neal is a commentator and voiceover artist who has a love and passion for esports. Neal dedicates his time and energy to creating esports content and has spent the bulk of his career as a caster and analyst in the Canadian esports industry. Neal works closely with CDL teams making content in the Call of Duty League. He also spends a massive part of his time shoutcasting League of Legends and Call of Duty esports.
Marissa Roberto – Presenting Best Art Direction, Best Personality, Studio of the Year
Marissa Roberto hails from Saskatchewan and is a long-time gaming host and personality. Currently, Roberto is the host of TSN’s Digital SportsCentre. Over the years, Roberto has made a positive impact in the Canadian digital media industry and is a gaming aficionado. Roberto built a name in the gaming industry through hosting and producing content for Electric Playground and Reviews on the Run. Roberto has been an integral voice of Xbox All for One, SQUAD, HUD, and more. Throughout her career, Roberto has worked towards making gaming more inclusive by advocating for women in the industry.
Camille Salazar-Hadaway – Presenting Best Indie
Camille Salazar-Hadaway is a host and producer for esports and gaming TV shows. Her love for video games started when her parents introduced her to Street Fighter II and Super Mario World. Instantly hooked, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in gaming and got her start writing for a blog. From there, equipped with a camera and mic, she attended industry events and created content on YouTube. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Salazar-Hadaway continues to work with notable brands in gaming and host tournaments, including Mortal Kombat Klash, the Canadian stop in the 2019/2020 Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetiton.
Jayson Hilchie – Presenting Game of the Year
Presenting Sponsor for the Game of the Year award – Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC)
Jayson Hilchie is the president & CEO of the Entertainment Software Association of Canada, the trade association representing companies that develop, publish and distribute video games in Canada. Hilchie joined ESAC as president and CEO in 2012. Under his leadership, the organization has broadened its membership to include a cross-section of major publishers, mobile developers, and independent studios, making the association more inclusive and strengthening its voice and reach. He has successfully led multiple government advocacy campaigns in provinces across Canada, while also being the lead advocate for the industry with the federal government in Ottawa. He has represented the industry in front of Prime Ministers, senior Cabinet Ministers, as well as multiple Parliamentary Committees.
Be sure to catch the livestream of the Canadian Game Awards on Twitch on April 8 at 7:30 PM ET (4:30 PM PT. Stay tuned for additional updates by following the Canadian Game Awards social media channels.