Canadian retailer and etailer of consumer electronics Future Shop, has 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. This year the CVAs will be held on Saturday, April 21 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in conjunction with the first-ever Fan Expo Vancouver, a popular weekend showcase of video games, 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, including these Award categories:
- Game of Year
- Best Console Game
- Best Game Design
- 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.
“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 video games 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.”