2020 Esports Awards Honors Riot Video games, Staff Secret, “Nisha” Jankowski – .
Riot Games was named Editor of the Year at the fifth annual Esports Awards today, while Team Secret took home three awards, including Esports Player of the Year for Michal “Nisha” Jankowski and Esports Team of the Year for its Dota 2 -List.
Riot Games was named Esports Game of the Year for League of Legends in partnership with The Koyo Store. The Esports Content Team of the Year went to the League of Legends European Championship and the opening of the LOL season and was named Esports Creative Piece of the Year.
Team Secret’s Lee “Heen” Gon was also named Esport Trainer of the Year.
“It was a milestone not just for the Esports Awards, but also for the esports industry,” said Michael Ashford, executive director of the Esports Awards. “We faced many challenges and hurdles as well as opportunities to show how resilient and talented our industry is. As we close our fifth year with more votes, more viewers and more mainstream partners than ever before, I am delighted that we have been able to put together an ambitious virtual event to celebrate those who have really made a difference and advanced our industry. ”
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In the player categories, Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro was named Esports Console Rookie of the Year in partnership with SCUF and Esports Console Player of the Year in partnership with SCUF. That was after a breakthrough year in which he took home several trophies, including the biggest competition on the calendar, the Call of Duty Championship.
Ryu “Keria” Min-seok won the Esports PC Rookie of the Year for an appearance at the League of Legends World Championship in cooperation with Matrix Keyboards and made Bagas “Zuxxy” Pramudita Esports Mobile Player of the Year.
The awards were unveiled in a virtual celebration with over a million viewers per producer. The event was hosted by Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere. Moderators included WWE Superstar Xavier Woods, DJ Steve Aoki and Tottenham footballers, as well as EXCEL ESPORTS brand ambassador Dele Alli. More than 30 awards were given.
The full list of Esports Awards winners is:
- Esports Mobile Game of the Year presented by Verizon – Freefire
- Esports Publisher of the Year In collaboration with LiveCGI from Esports Supply – Riot Games
- Esports Game of the Year in partnership with The Koyo Store – League of Legends
- Esports Supporting Agency of the Year in partnership with Grind Gaming – CSA
- Esports Coverage Website of the Year in collaboration with Sizzle Creative – Esports Observer
- Esports game of the year in cooperation with Respawn – İsmailcan “XANTARES” Dörtkardeş (BIG)
- Esports Creative / Creative Team of the Year in collaboration with eBeatz – Paper Crowns
- Esports Journalist of the Year – Emily Rand
- Esports Content Team of the Year – League of Legends European Championship
- Creator of Esports Content of the Year in association with Esports Stadium Arlington – UpUpDownDown
- Esports Caster of the Year (Play by Play) – Clayton “CaptainFlowers” Raines
- Esports Caster of the Year (Color) – Michael “KiXSTAr” Stockley
- Esport Host of the Year – Eefje “Sjokz” Deportee
- Esports PC rookie of the year in connection with matrix keyboards – Ryu “Keria” Min-seok (T1)
- Esports Console Rookie of the Year in partnership with SCUF – Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro (Dallas Empire)
- Esports Mobile Player of the Year – Bagas “Zuxxy” Pramudita (Bigetron RA)
- Esports Console Player of the Year in partnership with SCUF – Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro (Dallas Empire)
- Esports PC Player of the Year – Michał “Nisha” Jankowski (Team Secret)
- Esports Team of the Year – Team Secret (Dota 2)
- Esports Personality of the Year presented by Lexus – Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago
- Streamer of the Year Presented by Lexus – Ibai
- Sports Organization of the Year – G2 Sports
- Esports Cosplay of the Year – Glory Lamothe
- Esports creative piece of the year in collaboration with the season opening of eBeatz – LOL
At the Esports Awards, the first Esports Awards Prelude took place yesterday evening, at which a total of ten awards were given. The winners included Logitech, Chad “SPUNJ” Burchill, and Eavesdrop Podcast. This is also where the 2020 Lifetime Achievement in Esports Class took place, honoring people who have made a long lasting impact and dedicated their careers to improving the industry.
- Esports Collegiate Award – Tyrelle Appleton
- Esports Hardware Provider of the Year – Elgato
- Esports Commercial Partner of the Year – Logitech
- Life Achievement in Sports – Class 2020
- Johnathan “Fatality” Wendel
- Daigo Umehara
- Richard Lewis
- Craig “Torbull” Levine
- Michael Sepso
- Lim ‘Boxer’ Yo-Hwan
- Esports Photographer of the Year – Rich Loch
- Esports Videographer of the Year – Logan Dodson
- Esports Coach of the Year – Lee “Heen” Seung Gon (Team Secret)
- Esports Analyst of the Year – Chad “SPUNJ” Burchill
- Esports Content Series of the Year – Eavesdrop Podcast
- Panel’s Choice Award in collaboration with Touch of Ginger – Michal Slowinski
- Panel’s Choice Award in collaboration with Touch of Ginger – Steve Dudenhoeffer