Returning to the Esports Stadium Arlington on November 20th, the Esports Awards will celebrate and honour every corner of the industry in the biggest night in the esports calendar 

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The Esports Awards, the most prestigious night in the esports calendar, is excited to reveal the finalists for this year’s industry categories which showcase individuals and companies who are driving the industry forward. Announced during the 3rd Spotlight Show of the year and hosted by Thom ‘F.’ Badinger, this year’s nominees include the likes of VALORANT, Dexerto, PUBG MOBILE and Activision Blizzard.

The 3rd Spotlight Show also played host to an epic quiz challenge between hosts James “Dash” Patterson and Frankie Ward, an interview by Loviel “Velly” Cardwell with the Sentinels’ VALORANT team, and Nyvi Estephan sat down with LOUD_Coringa to discuss his Esports Awards Streamer of the Year nomination. The Esports Awards also showcased its third Creative Corner segment with George Nowack interviewing AARON CREATE from OpTic Gaming, cementing its goal of celebrating those who would otherwise go unrecognised and putting a spotlight on creatives.

The industry category at the Esports Awards aims to honour those individuals and businesses at the centre of the industry who innovate, support and showcase. The industry section of the Esports Awards includes Esports Broadcast/Production Team of the Year, Esports Commercial Partner of the Year, Esports Coverage Platform of the Year in association with Sizzle Creative, Esports Game of the Year in association with The Koyo Store, Esports Hardware Provider of the Year, Esports Journalist of the Year, Esports Publisher of the Year and Esports Supporting Agency of the Year.

The full list of industry awards finalists are:

Esports Broadcast/Production Team of the Year

  • Riot Games
  • ESL Gaming
  • Nerd Street Gamers
  • Psyonix
  • Esports Engine
  • Activision Blizzard
  • Beyond the Summit
  • BLAST Premier
  • Garena
  • FACEIT

Esports Commercial Partner of the Year

  • Intel
  • Red Bull
  • BMW
  • State Farm
  • Logitech G
  • Mountain Dew
  • HyperX
  • Alienware
  • Verizon
  • FTX
  • Cash App
  • KITKAT

Esports Hardware Provider of the Year

  • Logitech G
  • Razer
  • Elgato
  • HyperX
  • NVIDIA
  • Intel
  • AMD
  • Alienware
  • Secretlab
  • Corsair
  • SteelSeries
  • ASUS ROG

Esports Supporting Service of the Year

  • ESG LAW
  • Paper Crowns
  • Aftershock Media Group
  • Hitmarker
  • Discord
  • The Story Mob
  • ESEA
  • Creative Artists Agency
  • Character Select Agency
  • Prodigy Agency
  • Mobalytics

Esports Coverage Platform of the Year in association with Sizzle Creative

  • Dexerto
  • The Esports Observer
  • Esports Insider
  • Dot Esports
  • HLTV.org
  • Liquipedia
  • Esportmaníacos
  • Inven Global
  • SiegeGG
  • Upcomer

Esports Game of the Year in association with The Koyo Store

  • League of Legends
  • VALORANT
  • Free Fire
  • CS:GO
  • Call of Duty
  • Rocket League
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Dota 2
  • PUBG Mobile
  • Overwatch

Esports Journalist of the Year

  • Jacob Wolf
  • Richard Lewis
  • Adam Fitch
  • Ashley Kang
  • FionnOnFire
  • Kevin Hitt
  • Liz Richardson
  • Wasif Ahmed
  • Pablo ‘Bloop’ Suárez
  • H.B. Duran

Esports Publisher of the Year

  • Riot Games
  • Tencent
  • Garena
  • Ubisoft
  • Psyonix
  • EA
  • Activision Blizzard
  • Epic Games
  • Valve

“This year’s industry finalists provide a true showcase of the resilience and growth of the esports industry in the last 12 months and it’s such an honour to be able to provide a platform for them to receive the recognition that they deserve. As we sit in our sixth year I couldn’t be more proud of how the awards continue to reach new heights and I know that this year’s awards will be our best yet,” said Michael Ashford, Managing Director, Esports Awards.

Esports Awards 2021 key campaign dates for the rest of the year are:

  • July: Finalists for Creative Awards
  • September: Finalists for the Pro & On-Air Talent Awards
  • October: The Go-Home Show building up to the main event
  • Saturday 20th November: The Esports Awards 2021 Ceremony

Sponsors for the Esports Awards 2021 include The Koyo Store, Sizzle Creative, Touch of Ginger, SCUF, Arlington CVB, SecretLab, Matrix Keyboards and Verizon.

Nominations for Creative Awards and Pro & On-Air Talent Awards are still open over at www.esportsawards.com/nominate. Creative Awards close in July and Pro & On-Air Talent Awards nominations conclude in September.