Vancouver, BC, June 19, 2023 – East Side Games Group (TSX: EAGR) (OTC: EAGRF) (“ESGG” or the “Company“) is honoured to announce its studio East Side Games (ESG) has been named a finalist in the 2023 Technology Impact Awards.
Celebrating their 30th anniversary during a ceremony Thursday (June 15), BC Tech revealed the finalists in the 2023 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs), naming East Side Games one of four finalists in the Company of the Year – Anchor category.
As per BC Tech, this award acknowledges a company that is an established leader in the BC technology industry. Winners of this award exemplify financial, strategic, and product or service excellence, and are widely recognized as anchors of British Columbia’s tech ecosystem.
“We are very honoured to be nominated for this award,” says Josh Nilson, co-founder and General Manager of ESG. “We started in BC as a small game studio and have grown to an anchor tech company in this amazing province. Thank you BC Tech and the outstanding ecosystem you have built.”
Elin Jonsson, Chief Business Officer of ESGG, echoed Nilson’s comments, noting that being named a finalist in the TIAs is a win in itself.
“We are filled with immense pride with respect to being named a TIA finalist, and are grateful to have benefited from BC’s strong tech ecosystem in our growth thus far, ” says Jonsson. “From a start-up in Vancouver’s east side to a finalist in the category of Company of the Year – Anchor, the tech community in BC has been an integral part of East Side Games’ success. We look forward to sharing more of that success as we unveil new, exciting partnerships.”
Other finalists in the category include STEMCELL Technologies, Trulioo and Visier.
This is the 30th anniversary of BC Tech’s Technology Impact Awards. During the 2022 awards, ESG’s co-founder and general manager, Josh Nilson, was named Person of the Year. He has since been inducted into BC Tech’s Innovators Hall of Fame.
“This year marks a big milestone for BC Tech, as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary alongside the companies who have made it their mission to make BC the best place to grow and scale a tech company,” shared Jill Tipping, CEO of BC Tech. “It is exciting to see the impact that technology is having across industries and on the future of BC’s economy.”
With respect to the Company of the Year – Anchor category, presented in partnership with Blakes, BC Tech notes it was one of the highlights of the evening.