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XR Games takes home top honours at the 2021 Northern Tech Awards


Last night XR Games was awarded the Northern Star Award for Potential International Success at the 2021 Northern Tech Awards.


The Northern Stars Awards showcases earlier stage companies which are considered to have the most potential to be tech successes in the coming years. GP Bullhound announced the winners at the awards, which were hosted by international tech journalist Edie Lush.


This eighth edition of the Northern Tech Awards ceremony gathered close to 300 CEOs, entrepreneurs and business leaders in the digital economy to celebrate and showcase the leading tech businesses in the North of England and Scotland.


Bobby Thandi, CEO and Founder of XR Games, said: “It’s an absolute honour for XR Games to take home this award. We’re working with incredible partners from around the world and Zombieland’s success is truly global, so this is fantastic news for the team and everyone associated with XR Games.”


Bobby continues: “The talent on show was at the highest level and to receive the accolade for Potential International Success is a true honour. That capped off what was already a fantastic night meeting other innovative and inspiring businesses from around the region.”


Hugh Campbell, Managing Partner and Co-founder of GP Bullhound, commented: “It’s no secret that the Northern tech sector is a true powerhouse in starting and scaling world-class businesses. Entrepreneurship, ambition and innovation are driving growth across the region, and have helped to create a unique ecosystem – one that we are celebrating with tonight’s awards. It’s exciting to be championing so many impressive companies on their growth journey.”


This accolade follows the recent news that XR Games has been listed as a finalist for five other awards. These awards celebrate our work as a studio, Zombieland’s success, and our innovative work with OpenXR.


The VR Awards 2021

  • Zombieland VR - Game of the Year

2021 TIGA Awards

  • Zombieland VR - Best AR/VR Game

  • XR Games - Best Small Studio

  • Tim Horton - Outstanding Leadership Award

  • XR Games - Best Technical Innovation Award