Actress Felicia Day and YouTube filmmaker Freddie Wong will co-host the 17th annual DICE Awards in Las Vegas on Feb. 6, organizers at the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences announced today.
Day's recent acting work includes a recurring character on paranormal drama series Supernatural and a two-season story arc on Syfy's Eureka. Day is the creator and star of the award-winning The Guild webseries, which follows a group of MMO players through their daily lives. Day's production company Knights of Good also worked with EA and BioWare on the Dragon Age web series and her YouTube channel "Geek and Sundry" has gathered more than 800,000 subscribers since its launch in April 2012.
Professional gamer Wong's YouTube channel, which features his self-directed viral videos, launched in 2010 and has gained more than 900 million views. His series Video Game High School was renewed for a second season after a successful 12 episode run in 2012.
"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."
AIAS is partnering with Twitch to broadcast the awards ceremony live. In additional to streaming all sessions from the DICE Summit — which will take place prior to the awards show on Feb. 4 and 5 — Twitch will stream the show through DICE's channel. The ceremony stream will kick off at 10:30 p.m. ET on the day of the show. Check out the list of award nominees here.