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1st Annual European Metaverse Award Winners Announced 2022

The 1st annual European Metaverse Summit was recently organized at the BOLLE Festsäle event space in Berlin, Germany, and it debuted with the 1st European Metaverse Awards Gala in the evening. The award honours the most respected symbol of success in crypto, blockchain, and metaverse, and was attended by top executives from Europe, the US, UK, Japan, Korea, and Israel.

In its first edition, the European Metaverse Awards received over 100+ entries in 20 award categories, and the winners were selected by a combined vote of a 28-member VIP Jury and the event’s attendees via the Brella platform.

The award ceremony was part of the “European Metaverse Summit,” held on October 27, 2022, and was organized by CEE Business Media, Inc., a leading event organizer in Europe. Find a complete list of all the nominees and award winners at the electrifying award gala.

The summit was MC’ed by Thom Barnhardt (Founder of CEE Business Media, Inc.) and the opening keynote was delivered by Robert Guenther, Head of Reality Labs Developer Partnerships, Meta, Inc.

More than 35+ panellists then discussed a range of topics, from blockchain gaming to diverse Metaverse use-cases. Sebastien Borget, the Co-Founder and COO of the Sandbox, then gave a riveting keynote on metaverse brands and commercial success.

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Top Debut in Metaverse – DEPT®

Amsterdam-based Global digital agency “DEPT®” won the “Top Debut in Metaverse” award category. In March 2022, Dept has announced the launch of its dedicated Metaverse Practice, including 100+ crypto and blockchain developers, games builders, 3D artists and AR experts.

Other Nominees in this Category:

  • adsMaker GmbH
  • CYMA CONNECTION
  • DecentWorld
  • Lovehoney Group
  • Metaverse Academy
  • STORYSCAPES & NOE-FI STUDIOS
  • SYNAPTIC BLACK LIMITED
  • TIMETRAVEL.BERLIN UG

Top European Metaverse Platform – Sulake

Sulake, the Finnish video game company known for publishing popular social games like Habbo and Hotel Hideaway, was awarded the “Top European Metaverse Platform.” Sulake is part of the dutch digital entertainment and media platform “Azerion”, and in April 2022, it announced a brand new metaverse-based Habbo hotel and Web3.0 server “Habbo X”.

Other Nominees in this Category:

  • DecentWorld
  • INVR.SPACE
  • Metamooz
  • Party.Space
  • Proof of Taste GmbH
  • Verse Estate
  • YOM

Top Blockchain Developer Services Provider – 4Soft.co

Wrocław-based Blockchain Development Company “4Soft.co” was announced as the winner in the “Top Blockchain Developer Services Provider” category. 4Soft is a leading Blockchain & End-to-End Software Development company with physical presence in the Nordics region and the UAE.

Other Nominees in this Category:

  • 5ire
  • Crucible Networks Limited
  • Open Meta Association
4SOFTCO Top blockchain developer service provider winner at European Metaverse Awards 2022
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Top Blockchain Game of the Year – WAM

Social gaming platform WAM emerged as the winner of the “Top Blockchain Game of the Year” award. Hailed as the world’s First Play-to-Earn Hyper-Casual Gaming Platform, WAM allows gamers to compete in tournaments and generate recurring revenue in $WAM and NFTs. WAM has a massive 85K+ community on Twitter and its mobile-friendly WAM.App is already available on Android and iPhone.

Other Nominees in this Category:

  • Sky Mavis (creator of the popular “Axie Infinity” blockchain game)
  • STAR ATLAS (ATMTA, Inc.)

Top Cloud, Enterprise, or Technology Partner AND Top B2B or Industrial InitiativeHadean

London, UK, based cloud computing company “Hadean” bagged two awards at the European Metaverse Awards Gala in Berlin.

It won the “Top Cloud, Enterprise, or Technology Partner” award over other reputable nominees like Paris-based metaverse marketing agency “Bemersive”, Calgary-based cloud-streaming platform “PureWeb”, and Jena, Germany-based Enterprise Metaverse Solution provider “rooom.com.”

Haedean also won the “Top B2B or Industrial Initiative” award.

Other Nominees in B2B/ Industrial Initiative Category:

  • Augment IT by Netcetera
  • DigiThree Labs
  • Pixaera
  • Smart Global Governance
  • Virteem
  • Warpin Media Ab
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Most Innovative NFT project – DecentWorld

Swiss metaverse real estate platform “DecentWorld”, won the “Most Innovative NFT project” at the European Metaverse Summit 2022. The Zug, Switzerland, based platform creates a virtual copy of the real-estate assets in the real world, and allows members to purchase, trade, or stake these digital Street NFTs on the DecentWorld metaverse.

Other Nominees in this Category:

  • 361 DRX GmbH
  • Azerion / Sulake
  • eyecandylab
  • Flucasart
  • Goldlbull Ventures
  • PORTALS

Top Sports, or Events, Brand Initiative – Metasport Arena

Barcelona based Binance smart chain gaming platform “Metasport Arena” grabbed the trophy of “Top Sports, or Events, Brand Initiative” category at the 2022 European Metaverse Summit. This blockchain based sport and entertainment platform, allows users to build, buy, trade, and sell NFTs while playing some fun sports games.

Other Nominees in this Category:

  • MedalVerse
  • Metaverse Combat LTD
  • Party.Space
  • StadioPlus

Top Avatar Design, Digital-Twin or Identity Company – Ready Player Me

Tallinn-based cross-game avatar platform “Ready Player Me” won the “Top Avatar Design, Digital-Twin or Identity Company” award at European Metaverse Summit 2022 in Berlin. Created by Wolf3D, “Ready Player Me” is a metaversal platform which allows users to create unique and portable 3D avatars that can be used in over 3,000+ compatible apps and games.

Other Nominees in this Category:

  • KLON
  • Open Meta Association
  • Ready Player Me
  • Reblium
  • SPOA FILMS & DIGITAL

Most-Exciting Early-Stage Company – METAV.RS

METAV.RS has been awarded as the “Most Exciting Early-Stage Company” at the European Metaverse Awards 2022. Headquartered in Paris, METAV.RS is a white label no-code platform that helps luxury brands and agencies to manage their Web3 assets, NFTs, e-commerce sites and virtual worlds.

The platform was incubated at Paris’ Station F by Korean metaverse giant, Naver, and recently opened offices in Hong Kong and Seoul. On October 3, 2022, the French start-up announced that it has raised €3M in seed funding round led by Singapore-based Web3 fund “Jsquare.”

Other Nominees in this Category:

  • 7Looks
  • Adshares
  • Alpha AR
  • AMG DAO
  • Bemersive
  • Cosmic Factions
  • Crucible Networks Limited
  • eyecandylab
  • Hadean
  • MAT3 / VERTIKAL
  • NeoxEntertainment
  • Party.Space
  • CineVR
  • YOONA.AI
  • wondder

Top XR/AR/VR firm – NEXR Technologies SE

Berlin-based NEXR Technologies SE was awarded with the European Metaverse Award 2022 in the “Top XR / VR / AR Firm” category. NeXR Technologies SE develops next level virtual experiences for fashion houses, gaming industry, and other branded companies. Leveraging the potential of VR, AR, Motion Capturing and full body 3D scanning, NEXR creates digital avatars and immersive virtual environment.

Other Nominees in this Category:

  • 4Experience
  • Augment IT by Netcetera
  • Bemersive
  • Breakpoint One
  • eyecandylab
  • INVR.SPACE
  • Kyotu Technology
  • SoftServe
  • Superba AR
  • wondder aa

Here is a complete list of all the other award winners in remaining categories at the 2022 European Metaverse Awards:

European Metaverse Awards2022 Winners
Top Corporate Partnership ProjectWebhelp and The Sandbox
Top Partner for establishing early-stage presence in Metaverserooom.com
Top Legal Firm or Legal Services for Metaverse/Web 3.0 businessesGleiss Lutz
Top Consumer Hardware or Interface for Metaverse/Web 3.0LG plans TV for NFTs
Top CVC Partner for Web 3.0/Metaverse DevelopmentSiemens and NVIDIA
Top VC/Accelerator/Incubator for Metaverse/Web 3.0Blueverse Ventures
Most-Exciting StartUp CompanyAnymate Me
Top 3D Design FirmYOONA.AI
Top Fashion, or Consumer, Brand InitiativeDeepGears Ltd

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