Elder Scrolls Online Nominated for Best Promotional Effort by a Game for the 2014 Dragon Slayer Awards

Elder Scrolls Online is in the running for a Dragon Slayer Award. Do you think they deserve your vote?

Guild Launch, GameSkinny's sister site, is holding the annual Dragon Slayer Awards for the best of the best amongst the video game community. For the 'Best Promotional Effort by a Game' category, Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) is among the five nominees. So what kinds of promotional efforts have been made for ESO since before its release?

Well, since last year there have been seven different contests with great winnings such as a mention of the winner's name in-game, t-shirts (some coming from Pax East), posters, concept art, and gaming headsets. Recently, there was a contest giving participants the chance to create "a winning emote [that] will be adapted by our animators and will appear in The Elder Scrolls Online" and "the opportunity to collaborate with a member of the ESO animation team to assist with the creation of the emote," according to ElderScrollsOnline.com. How cool is that?!

And let's not forget the detailed, gripping cinematic trailers that feature different characters with different priorities, incredible graphics, and creepy beyond-the-universe creatures that we'd probably rather not know about unless we're in the game.

Promotions other than the contests listed on their official website have dwindled, but that doesn't mean that it won't happen! According to their Facebook page, ESO has been busy keeping track of all kinds of fan creations, Ask Me Anything forums (or AMAs), maintenance with megaservers, sparring tournaments in-game and horse race events in-game, among other things.

On the other side of the social media specturm, ESO has been all about in-game events and keeping up with their ESO connoisseurs, according to their Twitter page. In addition, ESO fans tweet their fan art and comics while news of interesting things like the Adventurer's Handbook series sprouts about to help those ESO connoisseurs in their time of need.

Do you enjoy Elder Scrolls Online and feel that they deserve an award for all their promotional efforts? Then visit the Dragon Slayer Awards page of the Guild Launch website and vote today!


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Published Jul. 31st 2014

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