GameWorks, Inc. CEO Philip N. Kaplan Honored as Gold Winner in Two Categories of the Annual 2019 CEO World Awards®

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#GWesportsGameWorks, Inc., a full entertainment and dining experience for millennials, teens and families, announced today Chairman and CEO Philip N. Kaplan has been named the Gold winner in two categories of the CEO World Awards®.

Kaplan was named CEO of the Year, Media & Entertainment and also earned the top spot in the Achievement in Management, Media & Entertainment category. Both entries earned Kaplan and GameWorks recognition for successes relating to the Company’s new trajectory since Kaplan’s joining in the summer of 2018.

The coveted annual CEO World Awards program encompasses the world’s best in leadership, innovation, organizational performance, new products and services, CEO excellence studies, corporate social responsibility, and milestones from every major industry in the world. Organizations of all types and sizes from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations.

“It’s an honor to be named Gold winner by CEO World Awards in two categories and to earn this type of esteemed industry and peer recognition,” said Kaplan. “These awards are a testament to our team’s commitment to ensuring our guests have the best entertainment and dining experience each time they enter our venues.

“Since joining GameWorks last year, we have made great strides in enhancing our concept and expanding the guest experience. These efforts, coupled with our focus on leading the fast-growing esports sector, has allowed GameWorks to emerge the #1 national esports platform and a prime destination for gamers throughout the country. This has required deep dedication on the part of all our team members, and we greatly appreciate their efforts. This awards program acknowledges all we’ve done as a Company in the past year,” Kaplan explained.

Judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated and their average scores determined the 2019 award winners. Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, October 28, 2019 during the annual SVUS Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner attended by the finalists, winners, judges and industry peers.

About the CEO World Awards

CEO World Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring CEOs and organizations of all types and sizes in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America. The Annual CEO World Awards is part of the SVUS Awards® recognition program from Silicon Valley in the United States of America which also includes other programs such as Consumer World Awards, Customer Sales and Service World Awards, Golden Bridge Awards, Globee Awards, Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards, Network Products Guide’s IT World Awards, Pillar World Awards, PR World Awards, and Women World Awards. Learn more about the CEO World Awards and see the complete list of winners

About GameWorks, Inc.

GameWorks, Inc. offers a full entertainment and dining experience for millennials, teens and families, from seven locations nationwide, including those in Virginia – Chesapeake, Denver – Northfield/Stapleton, Las Vegas – Town Square, Minneapolis – Mall of America, Cincinnati – Newport on the Levee (Ky.), Chicago – Schaumburg and Seattle – Downtown. A new GameWorks is scheduled to open in Silicon Valley in winter 2020. Each action-packed location ranges, on average, from between 20-30,000 square feet and features approximately 140 of the most popular arcade and video games.

GameWorks is recognized nationally for its esports emphasis. All venues have modern, high-tech and high-touch esports lounges. GameWorks created an atmosphere designed to meet the comfort and optimum performance of gamers. Each full-service, premium GameWorks esports lounge is equipped with, on average, 20-40 PCs and consoles and an extensive library of approximately 100 of the most popular, up-to-date video games. Venues host hundreds of tournaments and events, attracting tens of thousands of guests annually, who participate, play socially or are spectators. Other interactive activities, ranging from laser tag, billiards and other special attractions, are at various locations. Every location features The Works Kitchen at GameWorks, a new, eclectic, chef-driven restaurant concept that takes a Modern American spin on bar classics.

GameWorks also operates TableTop Tap House, a top-rated restaurant, sports bar and social game hall serving modern American tavern-style food and drinks in San Francisco.

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