How to watch tonight’s BAFTA Games Awards


The 2018 BAFTA Games Awards will take place tonight (April 12), and they will be shown live on several streaming platforms.

For those wishing to attend the awards, tickets are still available, and can be purchased here. Otherwise, you can watch them on YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, Mixer, or Steam. BAFTA adds that: “Through a new partnership with IGN, the awards will also be streamed to an additional 12 platforms including PlutoTV, Amazon Fire, AppleTV, RokuPS4 and Xbox.”

Streaming will begin at 5.30pm, as guests begin to arrive and walk the red carpet; the ceremony itself will begin at 7pm. With such a large range of streaming options, there’s no excuse for missing proceedings. Which should be compelling, thanks to a stellar cast. Dara O’Briain – an enthusiastic gamer – is returning as compere, and guest presenters include Jonathan Ross and Jane Goldman, Professor Green, Russell Kane, Akal, Dan TDM and MessYourself. 

The list of nominees is something of a who’s who of the games industry, including PUBG’s Brendan Greene, Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi, Hellblade’s Tameem Antoniades and Tacoma’s Steve Gaynor. Double Fine’s Tim Schafer, best known for games like Full Throttle, Day of the Tentacle and Grim Fandango, will receive an award recognising his contribution to the games industry. For all the info about the BAFTA Games Awards, you can always head to their official website.

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Steve Boxer
Steve Boxer has been writing about videogames since the early 1990s. His first console was an Atari VCS, and he misspent most of his youth in the 1980s in the arcades. As well as for Green Man Gaming, he can be found writing for The Guardian, Empire, TechRadar and Pocket-Lint. He’s currently having trouble deciding whether his favourite console is his Xbox One X or his Switch, and plays a wide range of games, but especially RPGs (he loves a good JRPG) action-adventure titles, shooters of all descriptions and driving games. Follow him here.