Enter the 14th Annual Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. See categories below. The early entry deadline is on December 9th, 2021.

From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Gaming

Up up down down left right left right B A start. These gaming personalities are go-to resources for strategy guides, release information, commentary, insider perspectives and more. They spread their skills and knowledge through Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, blog posts and more.

Brand entries using of social media in this space can be found in the Best in Games category.

Finalists

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Game Grumps
Game Grumps was started by the animator Arin Hanson and his musician friend Daniel Avidan, from comedy duo Ninja Sex Party. The two do their own version of “Let’s Play" videos, letting the conversation while gaming go anywhere it wants, and then they take this conversation and animate it to make hilarious YouTube videos, sometimes reaching more th…
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Markiplier
Mark Edward Fischbach is Markiplier, “Professional Screamer – King of the Squirrels" YouTube celebrity specializing in “Let’s Play" gameplay commentary videos, sketch comedies, painful “Impossible Challenges," and spin-off parodies. Listed as one of the top 15 YouTube stars of 2015 by Huffington Post, the MarkiplierGAME channel tallies 11+ million…
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The Game Theorists
Matthew Patrick is a video game theorist, self-professed nerd, and creator of The Game Theorists, a “Mythbusters for Gamers" YouTube channel with more than 5 million subscribers and 600+ million video views. Do you ever question why Donkey Kong wanted to steal the girl in the first place? Or wonder if Mario had a sinister side behind that jolly pl…
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VanossGaming
2015 was a busy year for Canadian video game commentator Evan Fong. Known as his alias Vanoss, the online celebrity of his VanossGaming YouTube channel, Evan makes spirited gameplay videos, comedy montages, and skits that have enjoyed a rapidly growing popularity, with more than 15 million subscribers and 3 billion video views in 2015. Evan also a…
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jacksepticeye
Self-professed as the “most energetic video game commentator on YouTube," Irish gamer Seán William McLoughlin, aka Jacksepticeye, delivers “Let’s Play" gameplay commentary, “Reading Your Comments" fan responses and ongoing vlogs in an endearing Irish brogue and animated comedic style all his own. Claiming himself as the last remaining Bossatronio …

Nominees

Jordan Maron
Twitch live streamer, YouTuber, and celebrity gamer Jordan Maron is known for his popular YouTube channel CaptainSparklez, with more than 8 million subscribers and 2 billion views, featuring live gameplay commentaries, parody animations, and music videos, including his viral parody hit "Minecraft Style," based on PSY’s "Gangnam Style." In May 2015, Jordan r…
LDShadowLady
Lizzie, aka @LDShadowLady, is a 23-year old British “Let’s Play" game commentator and a lover of: Minecraft, horror and puzzle games, MMORPGs, first-person shooters, and “cats and anything cute." Her growing fan base crossed the 1 million subscriber mark in 2015, with 400+ million views. Lizzie is known for her upbeat, comedic gameplay and popular Shadowcra…
Missesmae
YouTuber, gamer, and Twitch streamer Jonna Mae, aka Missesmae, entertains her 300k+ YouTube channel subscribers with “Let’s Play" game commentary videos, vlogs, and comedic skits. With more than 22 million views, her most popular content includes the Versus series, featuring one-on-one gaming challenges with fellow YouTubers, and comedic streams like the on…
Smosh Games
Smosh Games, at the intersection of comedy and gaming, is a spin-off of SMOSH, the YouTube sketch comedy sensation created by Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla. Smosh Games’ team, comprised of Joshua “The Jovenshire” Ovenshire, David “Lasercorn” Moss, Matt “Sohinki” Sohinki, Mari Takahashi, Amra “FLitZ” Ricketts and Wes Johnson, upload daily videos featuring “…
Yogscast
Founded in 2008 by Lewis Brindley out of a desire to share his best friend Simon Lane’s charm with the world, The Yogscast YouTube channel started from Lewis’ back room has now become an award-winning entertainment enterprise, with multiple content creators, 20 channels, more than 20 million YouTube subscribers, and 5+ billion views in 2015. Characterized b…
stampylonghead
The family-friendly YouTube channel StampyLongHead, aka Stampy Cat, is one of the most-viewed YouTube channels in the world. Created by British YouTube gaming commentator Joseph Garrett out of a desire to educate through gameplay, Stampy delights as an orange cat with an affection for games, building, and cake in his Minecraft-based Lovely World. The award-…