Actress and Internet personality Felicia Day and YouTube filmmaker Freddie Wong will co-host the 17th annual DICE Awards in Las Vegas on Feb. 6, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences announced today. This year's awards will be broadcast live via the DICE Twitch channel.
"The DICE week is about The New Golden Age, and Felicia and Freddie's respective work very much reflects this theme as they have become true trailblazers in the expanding world of web-based video," AIAS president Martin Rae said in a press statement. "They are a perfect fit for the stage as they are gamers at heart who will not only entertain, but also celebrate and honor our industry's game makers and creative visionaries."
Day is best known for creating and starring in the popular web series about MMO players called The Guild. She also stars in the WB's Supernatural, and has starred in SyFy's Eureka. Day's production company Knights of Good also worked with EA and BioWare on the Dragon Age web series, and she also runs a YouTube channel called "Geek and Sundry."
Professional gamer Wong's popular YouTube channel features his self-directed viral videos. His Kickstarter-funded series Video Game High School was recently renewed for a second season after a successful 12 episode run in 2012.