13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

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

From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards Twitch Streamer of the Year

For the online gaming world, there is no place quite like Twitch, where fans can watch and interact with their favorite gaming stars live, and the gamers can share their creative process with the world. Utilizing new features and changing the face of live gameplay, our nominees have done more to expand and innovate on Twitch than anyone else this year.


In a little over one year of live streaming, LA-based Anne Munition quit her graphic design job to become a full time gamer. The Twitch variety streamer with trademark tattoos has been rapidly growing her celebrity, streaming gameplay to over 200K Twitch fans, from Overwatch to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and with Gamescom and BlizzCon broadcasts…
One of the top female broadcasters on Twitch, Brooke “Dodger” Leigh Lawson, aka @Dexteritybonus, is a highly accomplished content creator, gamer, and positive role model. With lively charm and wit, her weekly Twitch broadcasts include live plays ranging from L4D2 to Deathwatch, crafting streams, and her gaming talk show “Saturday Morning Dooger,” …
With a Guinness World Records 2017: Gamer’s Edition title of "Most Popular Female Videogames Broadcaster on Twitch” and a Forbes “30 Under 30” honor in 2016, Sonja Reid, aka @OMGitsfirefoxx, has quickly evolved from programming games to making a career of playing them. The “full time dragon slayer” with 780K+ Twitch followers and millions of colle…
Colorado-based professional video game streamer Jaryd Lazar, aka @Summit1G, is known for his live Twitch broadcasts of the multiplayer first-person shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. With 1.6M+ Twitch followers, the full-time player is one of the top global live streamers, streaming his wins and losses of Counter-Strike, Overwatch, and H1Z1…
Live play game broadcaster and entertainer Tucker Boner “loves to play video games and make people laugh” as @iijeriichoii. The Call of Duty Twitch streamer with close to 1 million followers amassed a significant following in the Minecraft community with his Mianite live plays in 2015, and regularly streams game broadcasts from H1Z1 to The Culling…


Amassing 10-40K+ viewers per stream with over 1.5M total followers, @LIRIK (the gamer with the famous “potato aim” emote) is the leading broadcaster on Twitch. Streaming six days a week, six hours each day, LIRIK broadcasts live gameplays from World of Warcraft and DayZ to Stardew Valley, utilizing only his beloved (and very animated) spoken commentary rath…
Gamer and Twitch broadcaster Jayson Love is on a quest to conquer every video game. Launching initial Justin.tv live streams from his Billings, Montana home basement, Jayson now broadcasts full-time on Twitch as @MANvsGAME. Using a green screen to superimpose himself over the gamecasts, Jayson’s nearly 500K followers watch him take on everything from DOOM t…
Matt McKnight
The first inductee into the Twitch Hall of Fame with a Lifetime Achievement Award, Matt McKnight, aka @LethalFrag, strives to be gaming’s “Batman.” Passionately working to further the gaming community, Matt’s interactivity with fans has earned him hundreds of thousands of dedicated followers, offering helpful game play consultations with a resolve to answer…
One of the original Twitch Partners, Joseph Alminawi—better known to fans as Swiftor—is a live stream gamer with close to 1M Twitch and 2M+ YouTube “Unibros” subscribing to his feeds. Broadcasting since 2008, the “Swiftor Says” Twitch OG vlogs and streams diverse live gameplays, with trademark Michael Myers videos and Call of Duty custom mods. Maintaining i…
Award-winning gamer and WoW MVP player, Roberto “Towelliee” Garcia is an inspiring voice and adamant representative for the gaming community. The @towelthetank Twitch OG known for his MMO gameplay and trademark tanking strives to help others through streaming assistance, community interactivity, and charitable campaigns. Streaming a variety of MMO games to …
The content producer and eSports personality behind itmeJP, John Paul McDaniel is a seasoned influencer in the Twitch gaming community. With a number one StarCraft-centric podcast and top Twitch talk show, “Dropped Frames,” featured at TwitchCon, JP has also been active in fostering tabletop gaming’s popularity on Twitch. His tabletop RPG franchise RollPlay…

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