BAFTA to honour Epic Games with Special Award

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Baftas Honour Epic Games

BAFTA has announced that it will honour Epic Games with a Special Award, for the Unreal Engines contributions to Game development over the years, to be presented during this year’s E3 Show.

BAFTA said: “BAFTA has today announced that they will honour Epic games with a Special Award at an event at The London West Hollywood hotel on 12 June 2019. Tim Sweeney, founder, and CEO of Epic Games will accept the award on the company’s behalf. The event will take place during the E3 games convention in Los Angeles, as BAFTA continues to grow its global games activity.”

Dr. Jo Twist OBE, Chair of BAFTA’s Games Committee, said: “We are delighted to present this year’s Special Award to Epic Games. Having powered the creativity and imaginations of development teams of all sizes over the years – many of whom have gone on to win BAFTAs – it’s right to mark their huge contribution with this Special Award as part of BAFTA’s commitment to celebrating and promoting the very best in games. Epic is at the forefront of the evolution of the global games industry and the impact of their innovation is undeniable.”

Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney added: “All of us at Epic Games are honoured that BAFTA has awarded Unreal Engine for excellence in technology, and we share this recognition with our partners and the creative community.”

Previous recipients of BAFTA Special Awards include Nolan North, Brenda Romero, Amy Hennig, and Markus “Notch” Persson. As detailed on BAFTA’s website, Epic Games’ BAFTA Special Award ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 12 at the London Hotel in West Hollywood, and is invite-only.

For more BAFTA Games-related information, visit the organization’s website.

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