Canada's premiere gaming industry awards show marks third year honouring the best Canadian produced titles
- Future Shop is now the official title sponsor of the third annual Canadian Videogame Awards (CVAs).
- This year's CVAs will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Saturday, April 21, 2012.
- Record number 800 attendees are expected to watch the show live. The CVAs will be broadcast nationally through G4 Canada and Citytv.
VANCOUVER, March 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Future Shop, Canada's largest retailer and etailer of consumer electronics today announced it is the title sponsor of the third annual Canadian Videogame Awards (CVAs), a night dedicated to celebrating Canada's world-class video game developers.
The CVAs will be held on Saturday, April 21 at the beautiful Vancouver Convention Centre in downtown Vancouver. It is held in conjunction with the first-ever Fan Expo Vancouver, a popular weekend showcase of videogames, comic books, sci-fi, film, television, pop culture and web entertainment.
Record number 800 attendees are expected swarm Vancouver to attend the CVAs. Ticket information is on the CVA website with general seating available on a first-come, first-served basis to Fan Expo pass holders. For Canadians unable to attend the show live, the CVAs will be broadcast across Canada on G4 Canada and Citytv through the Rogers Network.
There are 14 awards up for grabs this year. Award categories include Game of Year, Best Console Game, Best Game Design and Best Original Music. Nominations for this year's awards are closed. Finalists for the 2012 CVAs will be revealed on March 26, 2012 - the same day public voting for Game of the Year goes live at www.canadianvideogameawards.com.
"It's amazing to see the growth of the Canadian Videogame Awards from all areas, including sponsorship," said Victor Lucas, co-founder of the Canadian Videogame Awards and producer and co-host of The Electric Playground and Reviews on the Run. "We're pleased to have Future Shop support Canada's gaming community by taking on the title sponsor role. There are a lot of awesome additions to this year's show, including having the actor, writer and director David Hayter, well known as the voice of Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid, serving as host."
"Future Shop is extremely excited to sponsor the Canadian Videogame Awards which is being held where we were founded in Vancouver," said Sean Wilson, Vice President of Entertainment, Future Shop. "Our customers love videogames and turn to us for the latest releases in entertainment - especially gaming - so it was an easy decision to support the CVAs and talented developer community within."
About Future Shop
With 149 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store (www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. The company employs more than 10,000 technology enthusiasts, has enabled its website, Futureshop.ca, to deliver unparalleled content about the products it sells. Futureshop.ca also hosts an online community forum and tech blog called Tech Yeah for technology beginners and tech-savvy experts to exchange ideas, reviews, tips and other consumer electronics information (www.futureshop.ca/techyeah). As a proud corporate citizen, Future Shop has developed solutions to recycle used electronics and is committed to employee volunteerism and supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to transforming local youth into Future Leaders (see www.futureshop.ca/futuregeneration).
About the Canadian Videogame Awards
Established in 2009 to celebrate Canadian-made videogames and talent, the Canadian Videogame Awards (CVAs) are produced by Reboot Communications and Greedy Productions. Award categories range from Best Writing and Best Visual Arts, to Game of the Year. Officially endorsed by DigiBC and the Entertainment Software Association of Canada, the producers are comprised of a national group of developers and leaders within Canada's digital entertainment industry. For more information, visit www.canadianvideogameawards.com.
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