10th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The 10th Annual Shorty Awards will be held April 15th, 2018 in NYC. See below for official categories.

Brands & Organizations

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

Twitch Streamer of the Year

Twitch is a gamer’s paradise. With the ability to watch some of the top-ranked gamers in the world live, Twitch has seen a significant uptick in users. Through exquisite gameplay, interactions with their fans and utilization of the platform, these 12 Twitch streamers set themselves apart from the rest of their competitive field.

Are you a brand or agency wanting to be recognized for your work in this field? Enter for Best Live Streaming Video for Brands & Organizations.
Aphromoo
Aphromoo, born Zaqueri Black, has become one of the most popular gamers on the planet. He plays Support in League of Legends, and is one of the best at his position in the world. The gaming pro made headlines when he signed with 100 Thieves late in 2017, after splitting with his longtime team Counter Logic Gaming—a move that got extensive coverage from ES...
Deadmau5
You may know Joel Thomas Zimmerman better as deadmau5, but did you know the mega-popular DJ is also a world-class gamer? That’s right, deadmau5 hosts one of the biggest accounts on Twitch, posting well over 200 streams in 2017 and growing to 315K+ followers on the streaming service by the end of the year. Somehow, the globe-trotting performer finds time t...
Faker
It’s likely that Faker had the single biggest year in the history of Twitch streamers in 2017. Before joining the platform, the South Korean gamer dropped out of high school to pursue a career playing League of Legends, becoming part of the SK Telecom T1 team and winning over $1M in prize money from various competitions around the world. But, in 2017, he ...
Grimmmz
Grimmmz loves video games, and thinks you should too. If you want to see an expert play a plethora of first person shooter games, look no further than his Twitch channel. Mr. Grimmmz, aka Brian Rincon, streams whatever game he’s feeling that day (occasionally for over 12 hours at a time), though he is best known for his PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds gamep...
Jenna & Julien
Jenna Marbles and Julien Solomita are everywhere! As if being one of the cutest couples on YouTube wasn’t enough, the social media sensations created a Twitch account to bring the internet even more of their amazing chemistry. While Julien does the majority of the gameplay and commentary, Jenna is always seated right next to him, providing her own quippy ...
KayPeaLoL
If you’re looking for extraordinary League of Legends gameplay with quirky, silly commentary, look no further than KayPeaLoL! The gamer, whose real name is Kelsie, initially came to Twitch in college, when she struggled to fit her 4-6 hours of daily League of Legends play in with her school work, social life, and part time job. Towards the end of 2017, sh...
Kitty Plays
The world of professional gaming isn’t often thought of as a supportive, uplifting one. But Kristen Valnicek, aka KittyPlays, is here to change that, gaming and streaming her way to the 75th most followed account on Twitch. Her popularity on the platform led to an appearance at VidCon in 2017 about live streaming and how success on Twitch changed her life...
LoserFruit
Don’t let her username fool you—there is nothing about Kathleen that is a loser, despite the claim that she’s “failing her way to success.” She gained over 180K followers on Twitch in 2017, and also appeared on 60 Minutes this year to discuss the gaming world, as she has become such an important part of it. The Australian live streams a wide variety of ga...
Pokimane
Few streamers had a bigger year than Pokimane, who gained 450K+ new Twitch followers in 2017, joining the platform’s top 100 most-followed accounts. The Moroccan-born gamer revived her account in August 2017 after posting only two videos the year prior. The 21-year-old’s increased popularity in the gaming world led her to add over 300K Instagram followers...
ProfessorBroman
Best friend to all, the funny and positive ProfessorBroman—aka Ben Broman—is largely known for his Destiny gameplays and commentary streams. In 2017, Ben’s Twitch account grew by nearly 100K followers while receiving nearly 5M views throughout the year. His channel is frequently one of the top trending streams on Twitch, with his popularity leading to a s...
Shroud
He’s a man with a lot of names. Born Michael Grzesiek, he is perhaps best known by his gamer name Shroud, or by his moniker “The King of Reddit.” He’s also a member of the world-renowned competitive gaming team Cloud9, which has helped him become one of the most popular PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Counter Strike: Global Offensive players on the plan...
nl_Kripp
Born Octavian Morosan, the Canadian gamer nl_Kripp is the 35th most-followed Twitch streamer, also boasting over 180M total views on the platform. Streaming live every day at 11PM EST, Octavian—known as Kripp to his fans—plays Hearthstone for roughly five hours each night. In January 2017, he achieved 1st place in the inaugural Top 100 monthly leaderboard...

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, YouNow, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web.

The 10th annual shorty awards will be held april 15th, 2018 in new york city

late Deadline for Brands & Organizations

02 . 22 . 18