The winners for the Tbreak Awards 2013 were announced this week at a ceremony held at Raffles Dubai. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who supported us in 2013. The event kicked off with the Gaming awards which were followed by dinner and the Tech awards. The following is the list of all winners.
Best Gaming Laptop
Featuring a blazingly fast Intel CPU and an NVIDIA GPU packed inside a sleek body, the Razer Blade is easily the most exciting laptop available for gamers today, and showcases the company's continued efforts to deliver the very best gaming experience on the go.
Winner: Razer Blade 2013 Edition
Best Gaming Accessory
Nominees: Elgato Game Capture HD, Mad Catz STRIKE 7 Gaming Keyboard, Razer Ouroboros Wireless Gaming Mouse, and the Turtle Beach Ear Force PX51 Headset
Combining comfort and precision audio in one exceptional wireless headset, the Turtle Beach Ear Force PX51 Headset is a must-have for any gamer looking for the ultimate wireless audio experience.
Winner: Turtle Beach Ear Force PX51 Headset
Best Gaming Innovation
Nominees: NVIDIA Shield by
The Nvidia Shield highlights
Winner: NVIDIA Shield
Best Videogame Localisation
Nominees: Disney Infinity (by
Tomb Raider on its own is a stellar game, but the release of a localized version featuring Arabic subtitles and voice acting by Lebanese Actress
Best Gaming Social Media
Nominees: Geekay Games,
Sony Playstation's social media efforts had the brand trending multiple times throughout 2013 with great campaigns for GAMES13 as well as a brilliant 4ThePlayers Twitter campaign. Huge congratulations are due to the dynamic and imaginative team driving
Winner: Playstation Middle East.
Best Gaming Tournament
Nominees: FIFA 14 at GAMES13,
If a million dirham cash prize wasn't enough to entice gamers, the team behind the Million Player Tournament ensured that this would be one of the most-talked events of the year. The superb organizational skills of the team helped make the tournament one of the best debuts of 2013.
Winner: The Million Player Tournament
Best Press Launch
Nominees: Metal Gear Rising (with
Best Midnight Launch
Nominees: Playstation 4 Midnight Launch at Geekay Games, Playstation 4 Midnight Launch at
Geekay Games rolled out an aggressive pre-order campaign leading up to the launch of the PlayStation 4 at Geekay's Mall of the
Winner: Geekay Games for Playstation 4 Midnight Launch
Best Gaming Event
Nominees: Dubai World Games Expo, GAMES13, and Video Games Live
GAMES has become one of the most talked about events, and GAMES13 was no exception, giving gamers the opportunity to experience the next generation of consoles for the very first time in the
With a massive array of current generation and next generation releases, RED has proven to be a force to be reckoned with in video game distribution for 2013, and already has a busy calendar of releases set for 2014.
Winner: Red Entertainment Distribution
Best Gaming Retailer
Nominees: Geekay Games, Sharaf DG and
Combining exciting launch events and must-have accessories for gamers, Geekay Games has become one of the most popular gaming hubs in the region and their continued support is essential to the continued growth of the
Winner: Geekay Games
Best Gaming Brand
Nominees: 2K Games, EA, Sony Playstation Middle East, and Ubisoft
Continuing on from their win last year, PlayStation Middle East has done a stunning job in delivering the very best to their fans in the region. With the launch of the PS4 and many more exciting games to come this year, Playstation Middle East continues to be a dominant force in the region's video game entertainment industry.
Winner: Playstation Middle East
IGN Middle East Game Of The Year – Critic's Choice
Nominees: BioShock Infinite, Brothers: Tale of two Sons, FIFA 14, The Last of Us, and Tomb Raider
The team at IGN Middle East unanimously voted The Last of Us Game of the year for its gripping storyline, believable characters, and survival gameplay. Fewer games came close to the level of perfection in The Last of Us, making this a truly well deserved award for Playstation.
Winner: PlayStation Middle East for The Last of Us
Biggest Game of the Year
Nominees: Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, FIFA 14, and The Last of Us
Despite being on the market for so many years, the FIFA franchise shows no signs of slowing down, and continues to bring new game mechanics and innovation with each new iteration. Fans were eager to get their hands on FIFA 14 since Day 1, making it one of the most popular titles being played in the region..
Winner: Red Entertainment Distribution for FIFA 14.
Nominees: ASUS G10AC, ASUS All in One Transformer P1801, and Dell Optiplex 9010
Combining the best of both Windows and Android, the ASUS Transformer P1801 blends both style and performance in one exceptional unit, and establishes a new breed of all in one devices.
Winner: ASUS for the ASUS All in One Transformer P1801
Nominees: ASUS Transformer T100, Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1, and Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro
With its ultra light design and ever-changing form factor, the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro won us over as the best Ultrabook hybrid this year, and made heads turn wherever it was taken.
Winner: Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro
Nominees: ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition, Gigabyte G1 Sniper 5, MSI Z87 XPOWER
The ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition is an outstandingly engineered motherboard which takes advantage of the fastest
Winner: ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition
Best Graphics Card
Nominees: ASUS MARS GTX 760, MSI GTX 780 Lightning, and Zotac GeForce 780Ti
Winner: ASUS MARS GTX 760
Nominees: ASUS WL-330NUL portable router, Linksys EA6700 router and the WD My Cloud storage solution.
In today's digital world where storage is becoming more and more crucial, the home user can enjoy storage that is both private and secure with the WD My Cloud. A host of intelligent software features make the My Cloud both user-friendly and dependable in nearly any scenario.
Winner: WD My Cloud
Nominees: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6, BlackVue Sport SC500, and Canon EOS 70D
The Canon EOS 70D is a perfect camera for the enthusiast with the right blend of features, a good range of controls and a well designed interface- all at an excellent price point.
Winner: Canon EOS 70D
Best Audio Device
Nominees: LG NB4530A Soundbar,
Featuring crystal-clear sound and a superbly minimalist design, the Sonos PLAYBAR will please any audio aficionado, and delivers outstanding audio quality no matter what is thrown at it.
Winner: Sonos PLAYBAR
Best Portable Audio Device
Nominees: Jawbone Mini Jambox, Sync by 50, and Sony MDR-1RBT Headphones.
Even though it is a very portable device, the Jawbone Mini Jambox is brilliantly crafted with a sound output that is richer and louder than many of its larger sized competitors.
Winner: Jawbone Mini Jambox
Nominees: ASUS PA248Q ProArt Monitor, BenQ W1080ST projector, Sharp LL-S201A display, and Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector
Never before has a projector impressed as much as the Sony VPL-HW55ES did. Featuring a slew of image enhancement features and 3D support, this is one projector that would be warmly welcomed with open arms by any home cinema enthusiast.
Winner: Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector
Nominees: Cadillac CTS, MINI Cooper, Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
The Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid gives us a glimpse into the future, with a revolutionary new design that seamlessly blends a stylish interior with cutting-edge technology that has never been seen before in the automotive segment.
Winner: Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Nominees: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2, LG G Pad 8.3, and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2013)
The LG G Pad 8.3 for getting the form factor and weight just right for a tablet along with the specs that give you a speedy Android experience – all wrapped up at an affordable price point.
Winner: LG G Pad 8.3
Best Phone (H1)
Nominees HTC One, Huawei Ascend P6, Samsung Galaxy S4
Featuring remarkable design, impressive specs, and an amazing camera, the HTC One stands out as one of the year's best Android smartphones in 2013, and continues to reflect HTC's push for design innovation.
Winner: HTC One
Best Phone (H2)
Nominees: LG G2, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Sony Xperia Z1
The Galaxy Note created the phablet category and the latest version pushes boundaries in design and writing technologies. The S-Pen is a brilliant and precise input device that is natural to use on the Galaxy Note's gorgeous screen.
Winner: Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Nominees: HTC UltraPixel Camera, LG for the Knock On Feature in the LG G2 smartphone, and
There has never been a more impressive smartphone camera than the one present on the Windows Phone powered Nokia Lumia 1020. The 41MP camera with RAW support offers an incredible level of detail while the Nokia Pro app brings out the best photographer in you.
Best Regional App
Nominees: Careem, The Entertainer, and Wally
For anyone living in the
Winner: The Entertainer
Best Tech Social Media
Nominees: BlackBerry Middle East, du, and Samsung Middle East
Keeping everyone informed about the latest offers and promotions, du is on top of the social media scene with over 117,000 followers on Twitter and 325,000 Likes on Facebook. Its not just about numbers, either – the du team engages with user, fixes problems and provides a useful customer service interface online.
Best Product Launch
Best Tech Event
Nominees: Gitex, Intel Innovation Summit, and
Featuring some of the latest and greatest tech trends, GITEX Technology Week once again brought out the best the tech world has to offer, while GITEX Shopper offered consumers plenty of savings and exclusive deals that were too good to pass up.
Winner: GITEX Technology Week and GITEX Shopper 2013
Best Tech Distributor
Offering a vast catalogue of hardware catered to tech enthusiasts, Golden Systems has become one of the most reliable Tech Distributors the t-break team has had the pleasure of dealing with, earning them a much deserved Best Tech Distributor award.
Winner: Golden Systems Middle East.
Best Tech Retailer
Nominees: Jacky's Electronics,
With great offers and deals all year around, great support and a passion for delivering the latest gadgets to consumers, Jacky's wins our coveted Best Tech Retailer award for a second year in a row
Winner: Jacky's Electronics
Best Online Retailer
Nominees: Gear-up, JadoPado, and Tejuri
Tejuri helps bring multiple retailers and brands online. Similar to a shopping mall, Tejuri hosts stores from a range of retailers and brands letting you shop from the comfort of your couch. An impressive range of brands and products accompanied by a great support network earns Tejuri the title of Best Online Retail.
Nominees: Merlin Digital, Sharaf DG, and EMS
Merlin Digital is one the great home-grown success stories of the
Winner: Merlin Digital
Best Tech Brand
Samsung is involved in almost all aspects of technology- from the smartphone and tablet to the laptop and TV. Audio devices, home appliances and consumer electronics- Samsung does it all and does it with style, quality and panache.
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