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Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 6, 2018 — The Game Awards announced today that it has appointed Steven Ma, Senior Vice President for Tencent’s interactive entertainment division, to its advisory board, effective November 6, 2018.
Ma joined Tencent in 2007 and currently serves as Senior Vice President. He is responsible for international publishing and distribution of Tencent Games, overseeing the company’s long-term business partnerships.
“We are thrilled to have Steven Ma join our advisory board, which plays an important role in setting the strategic direction for The Game Awards,” said Geoff Keighley, executive producer and creator, The Game Awards. “Tencent is one of the world’s leading gaming companies and has assisted our live broadcast in China the past two years. Steven’s deep experience in gaming will help us shape the future of The Game Awards as we grow our global distribution.”
The Game Awards advisory board helps guide and advance the mission of The Game Awards. The Game Awards’ advisory board also includes executives from Activision, AMD, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Nintendo of America, Rockstar Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Ubisoft, Valve and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
“I am honored to be a part of the illustrious advisory board for the Game Awards,” said Steven Ma. “Their awards are a celebration of the gaming industry and players around the globe, and have been a key voice in both recognizing achievements and understanding future trends.”
The Advisory Board is not involved in the selection of award nominees or winners, and learns the results of jury voting at the same time as the general public.
The Game Awards will be held again at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on December 6, 2018 (Friday, December 7, China Time). The award ceremony will include awards presentations, exclusive game world premieres and announcements, and musical performances.
About The Game Awards
The Game Awards, created by Geoff Keighley in 2014, is an annual awards ceremony that honors video game creators and gamers across console, mobile and PC gaming, as well as eSports. The program is both an awards show and a first look at the future of the video game industry. Built from the group up to air exclusively on gaming and streaming platforms, The Game Awards is guided by an advisory board that includes the executive leadership teams from Activision, AMD (Dr. Lisa Su, CEO), Electronic Arts (Laura Miele, Chief Studios Officer), Microsoft (Phil Spencer, EVP of Gaming), Nintendo of America (Reggie Fils-Aime, President), Rockstar Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment (Shawn Layden, Chairman, SIE Worldwide Studios), Ubisoft (Yves Guillemot, CEO), Valve, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (David Haddad, President) and Tencent (Steven Ma, Senior Vice President)
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