The Game Awards is increasing its security to prevent stage invaders

by Danny Craig  · 
The Game Awards is increasing its security to prevent stage invaders
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Following stage invasions at last year's show and Gamescom 2023, Geoff Keighley has confirmed that security is being tightened for The Game Awards next month.

The details:

  • In a recent Twitch stream (via VGC), Keighley was asked if security for the December 7 show would be improved to protect those on stage from intruders. He confirmed this, but declined to elaborate for obvious reasons, saying that the event organizers are "trying to do everything we can to keep me safe, but also everyone watching the show, the audience, people participating in the show, and everything."

  • During last year's Game Awards, a teenager in the audience followed the group of FromSoftware developers as they went to accept the Game of the Year award for Elden Ring, and then proceeded to nominate his "Reformed Orthodox Rabbi Bill Clinton" before walking away. This understandably left both the internet and its attendees baffled as to what happened.

  • A similar incident occurred at Keighley's Gamescom Opening Night Live, where former US President Bill Clinton was once again mentioned as the invader repeatedly stated, "Bill Clinton wants to play GTA 6," before security removed the individual.

  • Although both incidents were harmless overall, they did raise concerns about the possibility of a violent audience member making their way onto the stage, putting attendees and hosts at serious risk.

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