Celebrating The Level Up Top Publisher Award Winners of 2021

App Annie's annual award celebrates the leading publishers and brands from around the world.

We are excited to announce the 2021 Level Up Top Publisher Awards. An annual celebration since 2012, the Top Publisher Awards recognizes the most innovative and successful companies in mobile from around the world.

In 2020, consumers relied more on mobile to connect, play and escape. The Awards truly reflect this trend, with gaming and streaming sectors dominating the global charts. 

The Awards also recognize the best-in-class across the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions in categories including Food & Drink, Finance, Shopping, Entertainment, Health & Fitness, and Photo & Video.

Top 52 Awards: Publishers by app store revenue estimates in the last calendar year: 

Regional Top 30 Awards: Regional publishers by app store revenue estimates in the last calendar year were: 

For a complete list of winners in other categories for Level Up Top Publishers Awards 2021, click here.

Congratulations to this distinguished group of mobile publishers. We are grateful to have the privilege to work with so many of these industry leaders and witness their continued innovation and creativity as they deliver amazing consumer experiences. 

Hear from some of our distinguished winners — 

“Despite the unprecedented nature of the past year, Glu achieved tremendous success across the company’s Growth Games and we’re honored to be selected as one of App Annie’s Top Publishers,” said Chris Akhavan, SVP of Business Development, Corporate Development & Advertising. “Our teams have done an amazing job keeping LiveOps strong while transitioning to remote work, and their safety and well-being continues to a primary focus for the company. We look forward to launching new titles in 2021 while bringing further innovation to our live games.”

— Chris Akhavan, SVP of Business Development, Corporate Development & Advertising, GLU


"Netmarble stayed committed to presenting a unique gaming experience to global players through our new franchises including The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross, Seven Knights2, MaguMagu 2020, A3: Still Alive, and MARVEL Realm of Champions in 2020 “We are confident our players will find 2021’s line-up to be more fun and engaging."

— Seungwon Lee, co-CEO of Netmarble


"Thank you App Annie, for the number one ranking in U.S. shopping app downloads for 2020! Millions of existing and new customers have turned to the Walmart App to shop everything from groceries, cleaning essentials, at-home desks and even workout equipment. Now with multiple fulfilment options including pickup delivery and shipping, we’ve been able to prove that the closest Walmart isn’t a drive away - rather it's right in our customers pockets."

— Meng Chee, Chief Product Officer, Walmart U.S.


“It is a privilege to be awarded by our trusted partner AppAnnie this year. Playrix team is happy that our games have brought a lot of joy to our customers around the globe during the pandemic. And this year we will focus on bringing even more through our new games.”

— Maxim Kirilenko, Senior Business Development Director, Playrix

top 52 publisher awards 2021

For a complete list of winners in other categories for Level Up Top Publishers Awards 2021, click here.



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February 2, 2021 News

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