Announcing the winners of the 2021 Canadian Game Awards

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Tonight, we celebrated the Canadian gaming industry. From the studios that develop rich and detailed worlds, to the professionals that make the industry a better place to work in; from the big budget AAA titles to the humble yet no less impactful indies. The awards also highlight great Canadian esports players and the events that […]

Here are all the Canadian Game Awards 2021 nominees

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2020 was a tremendous year in the gaming space. While the industry adapted to the difficulties of developing games in quarantine, gaming communities around the world embraced indie gems and big budget AAA titles with the same excitement. 2020 has been anything but uneventful for gamers, and this is just as true in Canada as […]

A peek behind Dauntless’ award-winning art direction

2020 was a strong year for art in video games. At the Canadian Game Awards Far Cry New Dawn (Ubisoft), Gears 5 (The Coalition), Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Next Level Games), Cadence of Hyrule (Brace Yourself Games), and Dauntless (Phoenix Labs) all vied for the Best Art Direction award. Each game was unlike the rest, as […]

Canadian Game Awards spotlight – interview with Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken

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Photo of Russel Van Dulken courtesy of HLTV. Growing up in Kelowna, BC, Russel Van Dulken aka Twistzz pursued a career as a professional player from an early age. He ultimately broke into a semi-professional gig once he landed his first position on Tectonic in 2015. This catapulted Twistzz career, and two years later he […]

Canadian Game Awards spotlight – interview with Dauntless’ Jesse Houston

Phoenix Labs created its free-to-play action game Dauntless in 2014, and throughout the years, the Vancouver-based studio founded by Riot Games alums Jesse Houston, Sean Bender and Robin Mayne has expanded and brought on talented individuals from studios like BioWare, Capcom, Blizzard, and others. Dauntless was an ambitious title for the studio. While working as […]

What’s next for the Toronto Defiant?

2020 has been a massive year for Toronto Defiant, with new management, a roster overhaul, and major names taking ownership of the organization. Let’s not forget the Defiant also won Best Canadian Esports Organization at the 2020 Canadian Video Game Awards. While 2020 has set the foundation for future success, what’s next for Toronto Defiant […]

Brace Yourself Games wins 4 awards at the 2020 Canadian Game Awards


Receiving 8 nominations at the 2020 Canadian Game Awards is a huge cause for celebration, and it’s even sweeter when walking away with some wins. Brace Yourself Games did just that, and won big with 4 awards for their work on Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Feat. The Legend of Zelda. If you’re […]