The Rick Loomis Service Award was established to recognize individuals and organizations for their contributions to the games industry (see "GAMA Unveils Rick Loomis Service Award"). This year, the award went to Avonelle Wing who has been running gaming conventions for the Double Exposure community. She is also a creator, an activist, a larpwright, a community organizer, and an intersectional feminist. Over the last decade, she has also worked on helping disadvantaged and under-represented game creators and consumers have a louder voice in the community.
The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design (AAGAD) also announced the list of games nominated for 2020 Origins Awards (see "2020 Origins Awards Nominees Announced").