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BIGO Awards Gala 2022 to Celebrate Exceptional Broadcasters, Give Glimpse of a Virtual Future

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BIGO Technology, one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies, will host its third annual global BIGO Awards Gala on January 14, Friday, 8PM on BIGO Live’s Music Livehouse Channel.

This year’s theme, “Better Live, Better Future,” reflects the company’s commitment to empower millions of people to explore an infinite number of possibilities through the BIGO livestreaming platform. Every year through the Bigo Awards Gala, BIGO honors broadcasters who have captivated their livestreaming audience with creativity as well as those who have transformed the community by making the best use of livestreaming in the past year.

As a leader in the industry, BIGO continuously invests in innovative technologies such as computer vision, VR and AR. Dino, BIGO Live’s mascot, will make a 3D virtual appearance and host this exclusive one-night extravaganza while giving audiences a rare glimpse into the Metaverse.

First BIGO Live PH Annual Awards Gala a success

BIGO Live recently held its first BIGO Live Philippines Annual Awards Gala, much to the delight of the BIGO community in the Philippines. The event celebrated the crème de la crème of BIGO Live’s hosts, agencies and partners who strives to keep the local BIGO Live community resilient throughout the pandemic. The virtual awards gala allowed BIGO Live hosts and users alike to simultaneously stream and interact with each other through a series of activities and performances.

During the BIGO Live Philippines Annual Gala Night, attendees voted Jean Drilon (ID: JD.09.2016) as the Top Performer of the Night while Host of the Night was awarded to Ian Red (ID: ianred). The Team of the Night award was given to Team Emie (IDs: emieloveee, belzakeizha, Stephy16 and ianred).

“The BIGO Live community opened a lot of doors for me. I met people from across the world and made a name for myself through the app. I encourage everyone to download BIGO Live now and see what it has to offer,” said Jean Drilon.

BIGO Live streams 3rd Annual Awards Gala

The BIGO Awards Gala 2022 will feature BIGO icons from across the globe with Pinoy BIGO personalities such as Jean Drilon, Ian Red Hidalgo and Emps Albano Jr (ID: ecstasy69). During the awards ceremony, top broadcasters and families of 2021 by popularity, both in each region and across the world will be recognized. Amy and Iwapoyo from Japan and Vanruby from Vietnam held the top spots in the 2021 ranking of Top Global Broadcasters. Japanese family, BigWin, will be honored as the Top Global Family on BIGO Live.

All winners will receive a trophy and in-app rewards. They will also be featured in prominent places all over the world such as the coveted billboards at Times Square in New York and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Approximately 100 broadcasters from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds will participate in the gala through online performances, including aerial yoga, ethnic music, opera, Tron dance, K-pop dance and cosplay show. The Virtual Live 3D avatar, which was recently introduced by BIGO Live, will also make its stage debut through a virtual concert with “The Toys,” a highly talented and renowned singer-songwriter from Thailand.

During the highly engaging virtual ceremony, audience members who vote for their favorite broadcasters, families and Glory Region will earn tickets to a lucky draw. Participating members will have the opportunity to win an Apple iPhone 13, supersize Dino pillows and a variety of virtual gifts specially designed for the gala.

BIGO Live officially launched its latest interactive feature in the Philippines, the Virtual Live 3D avatars alongside it’s global launch. This feature strengthens BIGO Live’s promise to enhance social connection among users and further integrate the digital world with the physical through a blend of VR and AR. Pinoy users can now expand their creativity and create their digital representation using their 3D avatars.

Virtual Live 3D is part of BIGO Live’s ongoing commitment to build a holistic metaverse experience for its 400 million users across 150 countries. Among the first users to utilize this feature in the country are BIGO Live hosts during the live event.

To support Pinoy BIGO Live representatives and see how BIGO enlivens the virtual world in its upcoming annual Gala, tune in via the BIGO Live app:

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