'The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset' Wins Outstanding Video Game at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

As announced in September, the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards proudly features the inaugural category for Outstanding Video Game. The introduction of this award recognizes the growing reach and influence of video games, which aligns with GLAAD’s ongoing mission to ensure authentic LGBTQ stories are told in media.

Last evening in Los Angeles, the inaugural winner of the Outstanding Video Game award went to The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset. Developed by ZeniMax Online Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks, The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset is an expansion of the renowned Elder Scrolls franchise, known also for bestselling games Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim.  In Summerset, players undertake a prominent questline entitled Manor of Masques to reunite a transgender woman with her estranged twin sister. The story deals with the difficult topics of coming out and acceptance in a way that reflects the lived reality of many transgender people today. GLAAD is proud to honor The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset as Outstanding Video Game for its inclusion of authentic LGBTQ stories.

Other nominees in this year’s Outstanding Video Game category included Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire and The Sims Mobile.

The 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are supported by Presenting Partners Delta Air Lines, Gilead, Hyundai, Ketel One Family-Made Vodka, and Wells Fargo. GLAAD is also grateful to: Official Partner Bud Light; Titanium Partner AT&T; Platinum Partners Disney ABC Television Group, Hulu, MetLife, NBA & WNBA, Omnicom Group, Turner; Gold Partner Nielsen; and Silver Partner Coca-Cola.