Press Release.


Ubisoft Joins Microsoft and Sony’s Former CEO to Judge the First Annual NFT Awards

7 October 2020, SINGAPORE 

Nominations are open for the first annual NFT (Non-Fungible Token) Awards.

Winners will be awarded in 10 categories: NFT of the Year, People’s Choice, Adoption Potential, Most Innovative, Most Valuable, Gaming, Charity, Art, Utility, and Most Traded.

The NFT Awards ceremony will take place on December 9, 2020 via Twitch livestream.

Two rounds of judging will help determine the most compelling NFT use cases for 2020.

The main judges will select the winners of the 2020 NFT Awards. This panel includes:

    • Nobuyuki Idei: Former Sony CEO and Chairman who has served as a counselor to the Bank of Japan, a member of Deutsche Bank’s Asia Pacific Advisory Board, and a director to such companies as Lenovo, Nestle, and General Motors.
    • Shigeki Morimoto: Game designer and advisor of the Pokemon Series
    • Sherry List: Leader of Microsoft’s Azure Heroes NFT rewards program
    • Nicolas Pouard: Ubisoft’s Director of Bloc

The Blockchain Council will serve as preliminary judges, deciding which nominees advance to the finals. This panel will feature prominent industry figureheads from companies including Aave, Animoca Brands, Chiliz, CoinDesk, Dapper Labs, DappRadar, DappReview, IOST, OMG Network, OpenSea, Rarible, The Sandbox, Ultra, Enjin, DEA, and thought leaders of the NFT conversation such as Alex Saunders, Boxmining, and Ivan on Tech.


The program’s goal is to illuminate a path forward for blockchain, guided by the judges’ insight as they evaluate NFT use cases and their potential in mainstream markets.


Quote from DEA CEO Naohito Yoshida: “The NFT Awards aims to promote the mainstream potential of NFT. NFTs can not only help develop entertainment, but any industry which utilizes data. We’d like to express our deep appreciation for those who recognize this potential.”


Quote from Enjin CEO Maxim Blagov: “The NFT Awards will be hosted annually, inviting builders from the Ethereum community and beyond to nominate and showcase their latest innovations. We are currently reaching out to judges interested in learning more about what blockchain has to offer, who can look at these use cases with fresh eyes and evaluate their potential significance for mainstream markets.”


About Digital Entertainment Asset
DEA is a Singapore-based company founded in August 2018. DEA’s original crypto asset DEAPcoin (DEP) was listed on world renowned exchanges including OKEx, Bithumb Global , Bittrex Global, INDODAX, and DIGIFINEX. DEA also released its first game, JobTribes, a card trading battle game, as well as Digital Art Auction, a marketplace for trading digital assets. DEA’s goal is to realize a world in which people can “play to earn,” through combining blockchain technology with digital entertainment. For more information, visit


About Enjin

In 2009, Enjin launched the Enjin Network, a gaming community platform that boasts over 20 million users. In 2017 following a successful ICO that raised $18.9 million, Enjin began building a suite of products that make it easy for everyone to develop, trade, monetize, and market with blockchain.

Comprised of the Enjin Platform, Explorer, Wallet, Beam, and other tools and services, Enjin’s tools enable game developers and studios to utilize tokenized digital assets as part of their acquisition, retention, engagement, and monetization strategies. The Enjin ecosystem is fueled by Enjin Coin (ENJ), an Ethereum-based cryptocurrency used to directly back the value of Enjin-powered blockchain assets. For more information, visit


Media Contacts

Kozo Yamada, 

DEA Chief Marketing Officer


Bryana Kortendick, 

Enjin VP of Communications