Reggie Fils-Aime to be given Andrew Yoon Legend Award at 9th Annual New York Game Awards ceremony
Posted on October 29, 2019 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News
The New York Videogame Critics Circle has announced that it will honor former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime with its Andrew Yoon Legend Award at the 9th annual New York Game Awards ceremony. The event will take place on January 21, 2020 at SVA Theatre in Manhattan.
Reggie said in a statement today:
“I’m humbled and honored to be recognized with this award from an organization that I respect and admire. “My passion for the work being done by the members of the New York Videogame Critics Circle inspires me to also give back to the community by participating in the mentoring and educational pursuits the organization does for students in the NYC area.”
We also have a few words from New York Videogame Critics Circle founder and board president Harold Goldberg:
“We present Reggie with the organization’s Legend Award as a sign of our continued gratitude and admiration for his positive and lasting impact on the video game industry. Never before have we seen such a dynamic and captivating, yet approachable executive lead a gaming company and create such change in the industry.”
According to The New York Videogame Critics Circle, “The Legend Award recognizes individuals and organizations that exhibit a significant, sustained body of work that shows exceptional achievement and innovation.” Jade Raymond, Richard Garriott, Todd Howard, Rockstar Games, and Ralph Baer received the award previously.
Tickets for the New York Game Awards are located here, and come with free game codes and an after-party with an open bar where attendees can rub elbows with game developers, Critics Circle members, and award winners. Proceeds from ticket sales return to “the non-profit organization to help with mentoring, scholarships and workshops in the New York City-area.”
Those who are unable to make the New York Game Awards will be able to watch it live on Twitch and Mixer. Further information will be shared later.
Source: New York Videogame Critics PR