Six nominated games from upcoming 2022 BAFTA Games Awards are to be played by 12 women from Black Twitch UK, who will compete in a series of head-to-head challenges live on Twitch one week ahead of ceremony
BAFTA has announced today its collaboration with Black Twitch UK, a platform dedicated to highlighting and promoting the voices and content of Black streamers and content creators in the UK, for the inaugural ‘BAFTA Games Challenge’, one week ahead of the BAFTA Games Awards on Thursday April 7th, 2022.
On Thursday, March 31st, 2022 from 14.00 to 16.30 BST, two teams of six women from Black Twitch UK will compete live on BAFTA’s Twitch (www.twitch.tv/bafta) in a series of offbeat in-game challenges celebrating six of this year’s BAFTA-nominated games.
Led by team captains Ebonix, Twitch’s first Black female ambassador in the UK, and GeekyCassie, the 12 streamers will compete against each other for the title of this year’s champion.
Viewers of the stream will also find out more about this year’s BAFTA-nominated games and trivia around the BAFTA Games Awards, and will be encouraged to interact and engage with the proceedings via Twitch Chat. Twitch polls will assist to shape and determine the outcome in certain rounds, from challenges such as testing players’ creativity skills from in-game photography to creating the most visually appealing masterpiece.
The BAFTA-nominated games to be played are Chicory: A Colorful Tale, Halo Infinite, It Takes Two, Mario Party Superstars, Returnal and Unpacking.