Valve CEO and co-founder Gabe Newell will be honored by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) with the Academy Fellowship at this year's British Academy Games Awards. He'll be honored with this prestigious award at a ceremony taking place on March 5 at the London Hilton, Park Lane.
Awarded annually, the Fellowship is "the highest accolade bestowed upon an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to games," according to BAFTA. Newell joins other game makers that have received the high honor including Peter Molyneux, Shigeru Miyamoto and Will Wright.
"It is an honor for myself and everyone at Valve to be presented such an award by one of the world’s most respected and recognized organizations," Gabe Newell said. "Valve owes a tremendous thanks to many in the UK – to those who have played our games, to the great support of the UK press, and to UK-based creative contributors such as Garry Newman. I look forward to accepting this prestigious honor on behalf of everyone in our community."
The ceremony honoring Newell and others will be streamed live on Twitch at www.twitch.tv/bafta – supported by Alienware.