VTuber Awards 2023 has been selected as Webby People’s Voice winner

VTuber Awards 2023 has been selected as Webby People’s Voice winner. Visual: WePlay Studios

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The first-ever major industry-wide award show dedicated exclusively to virtual creators, the VTuber Awards, was named a winner in the 28th Annual Webby Awards. Produced by WePlay Studios, the event was chosen as the best one by fans worldwide in the AI, Metaverse & Virtual — Entertainment, Sports & Music category.

The Webby Awards, conferred by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, is the leading international award celebrating excellence on the Internet. Named the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards presents two distinctions in every category — The Webby Award and The Webby People’s Voice Award. Members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences select the nominees for both awards in each category and the Winners of The Webby Awards. The Webby People’s Voice is awarded by the voting public.

This year, the VTuber Awards 2023 was selected as a Webby People’s Voice Winner. Hosted by popular independent VTuber Filian in collaboration with industry-leading agency Mythic Talent, the VTuber Awards became the first prime award show celebrating the VTubing culture and community worldwide. The Awards were dedicated to showcasing the most notable virtual creators and spotlighting their triumphs in a friendly atmosphere of collaboration and respect.

The event took place on December 16, 2023, and was produced by WePlay Studios, a gaming content production company. As the official production partner, WePlay Studios contributed to the development of the event format and its technical implementation, including the creation of the Awards’ brand identity, computer graphics, augmented reality elements for the broadcast, the content plan realization, and the creation of side content about the nominees, the general history of VTubing, and its community.

During its five hours of airtime, the VTuber Awards attracted 68,951 viewers at its peak and 278,881 hours of viewership.

VTubers are here to stay, and I’m excited to continue bringing them to mainstream recognition,” comments Filian.
“In the vibrant cosmos of VTuber culture, the VTuber Awards shines as a beacon of recognition and celebration, honoring the innovation and dedication of virtual creators of all sizes.” As Mythic Talent’s William Lucas aptly puts it, “The VTuber Awards isn’t merely an awards ceremony — it’s a testament to the boundless creativity and evolution within this unique content realm. With each passing year, we embark on a journey fueled by passion, partnership, and the unwavering commitment to elevate VTuber excellence. As we eagerly anticipate the upcoming chapters of 2024, let us revel in the triumphs of yesteryear and anticipate the thrilling spectacles yet to unfold. We’re so excited to continue marching forward with our partners at WePlay Studios and Filian herself.”
We spent six intense months bringing this ambitious project to life. Through all the hard work, passion, and talent, our efforts have paid off magnificently. This award is a testament to our unwavering commitment and the high standard of excellence we uphold. A significant part of our fantastic team is based in Ukraine, and this recognition fuels our hope to push forward. It proves that we can perform at the top level and earn recognition from the industry, showcasing our skills on a global stage and inspiring hope and determination,” shares Maksym Bilonogov, general producer and chief visionary officer at WePlay Studios.

Source: WePlay Holding Press Office

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