Sony Talent League by THU

This page is a recap of the first edition of Sony Talent League. Submissions for the third edition are already open! Click the button below to find out more.

Get those innovative ideas out of your head and get funding, nine weeks of online mentorships, an in-person bootcamp where you can pitch your project to investors, and a full ride to the next THU Event. Yep, we went all in on the prizes!

What's in it for you?

What's in it for you?

Previous winners got access to funding, remote mentoring by legendary creators, prize money, and tickets for THU Events.

A unique opportunity for young creators.

A unique opportunity for young creators.

Sony Talent League by THU is for creators between 18 and 30 years old. There are no limits in terms of background, as long as your idea is related to the digital entertainment industry.

Here’s how the first edition went!

It was all about breaking the creative distance!

In 2020, the word “distance” assumed a whole new meaning for people all over the globe. Suddenly, staying apart was our best chance of being together again. However, there is a distance the Sony Talent League dared participants to break: the creative one. Ideas have the strength to bring us together and fuel our creative spirit. Together, we shattered the borders of digital entertainment and went beyond boundaries, creating new value for the future and taking our creativity out of isolation.

A unique opportunity for young creators.

A journey of growth for creators.

Each finalist had a project diary so the Tribe could follow this incredible journey of collaboration. You can still read them, and we hope they inspire you to make your own ideas happen and keep following your creative path!

We couldn’t be more proud of the resilience and creativity of the three finalists: Togather, Icebreakers, and Kawia’s Adventure. Thank you for documenting the process of bringing your unique ideas to life, letting us watch you grow and get stronger after every mentorship, tribe session, and accomplishment, conquering your fears and doubts as you tackled each challenge.

A unique opportunity for young creators.


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The winner of the 2020 edition


Congratulations Dilruba Tayfun, Marie-Claire Springham, and Ruben de Haas!


Dilruba Tayfun

Netherlands, United Kingdom



Dilruba Tayfun


A unique opportunity for young creators.




Small Fry

Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

Kawia's Adventure






  • 10.000€ in Prize Money
    Per Submission
  • Ticket for THU Main Event
    Per Submission


  • Ten Weeks of Mentorships
    Per Submission
  • Funding of Up to 12.500€
    Per Submission


David OReilly

Sally Slade

Alistair Thompson

Shuzo Shiota

Scot Stafford

Nuno Loureiro

Tetsuya Mizuguchi

Saraswathi Vani Balgam

Kim Jung Gi

Justin Thompson

Kevin Young

Tyree Dillihay

Kris Pearn

Craig Berry

Phil Lord and Chris Miller